nature reserve or safari park?

At the weekend we started to get reports that an emu had been spotted on the commons. The bird seemed not too shy and was marching along the fence near the log pile before disappearing into the undergrowth.



By Tuesday the likely owner had been tracked down and arrived with a party of helpers to try and recapture the escapee who was quite happy to be approached with a bucket of feed but….


these two strong young men had their hands full trying to restrain and secure the bird so he could safely be put into a trailer. Let’s just say I would not like to be at the receiving end of his kicks! Let’s hope he has settled in back home and gets over his wanderlust.


Below a picture that proves that our new cows have read their job description and are grazing on birch as well as grass.






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