Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Greater Striped Swallow

Greater Striped Swallow 

The greater striped swallow is 18–20 cm long. It has dark blue upperparts with a pale orange rump and a chestnut crown, nape and sides of the head. The underparts and underwing coverts are creamy white with dark streaking, and the upper wings and underwing flight feathers are blackish-brown. The blackish tail has very long outer feathers; these are slightly longer in the male than the female. Juveniles are duller and browner, with less contrast and shorter outer tail feathers. The flight is slow and buoyant, and the call is a twittering chissick.

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We've moved!

Yesterday, two weeks after the sudden death of my husband, Grant, the dog, Skabenga, four cats and I moved. Not into the cottage which Grants was project managing for the landlady. (that was to be a husband/wife situation and occupation) but to a totally new place.

Farmer friends, John (younger brother of my Parkrun partner, Anthony) and Ronnie offered me their little cottage on their farm.

Soon I'll have more photos of the indoors (which looks like a train smash at the moment) and the lovely spacious garden which the animals will romp around in.

Meanwhile, the cats are staying indoors and Shadow is facing-off the pack of  large black dogs in the garden next door! 
 Shadow dozing on the windowsill keeping an eye on the rowdly black dogs next door! 
 Aah, they've gone to bed - the watch cat can relax! 
 This morning Shadow was at his post again. Ambrose took a quick look then jumped down ! 
Shadow the self-appointed guard 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Moving ... again

Hi Bozo and Mum's blog readers; this is Ambrose with some news. I smell a rat that we are moving again. Mum has had many empty boxes in the shack (which we kitties have played in) and today she packed them all and carried them outside to the car.

So... I think we're moving again. 

Meanwhile, we sense Mum has a lot on her plate at the moment and are being good kitties in the meantime. 
 Skabenga the doggie is being a good boy as well! 
 Dad Ginger and I watch as Mum packs more boxes 
 Unca Shadow dozes peacefully 
Aunty Chappie rests on her blue rug 

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