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Ray--Opo

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They’re big boys now. They need to sort it out themselves 😂
I agree, after dropping me off. The 4 of them drove straight through to Michigan.( 20 hrs or so)I was getting play by play info from one of my son's by text. The 2 oldest were at it the majority of the trip. Now I will get each of their stories over the next few days.
Going to have to put my therapist hat.🤣
 

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Good evenooning all. It’s been ridiculously busy at the rescue. I started at 7am this morning. First shift is always tough. Round one - just food down everything using one bo of food and separate utensils. Round 2: give everything its own bowl. Round 3: get the paperwork in order. Round 4: which is 8am start cleaning as well.

It is physically demanding and full on for the entire 3 hours. The hospital manager turned up and wanted a load of enclosure moves done without specifying exactly who to kove where... “I trust you to do it right”.

I stayed an hour after my shift and was given the intern to assist and was told I was in charge. I got a grateful message this evening saying “It’s been a mad day. Thank you for the baby bird moves, really helped today” so we obviously did it right.

I wish I had time to take photos this morning. We had some truly gorgeous birds in. The cutest magpies, so small, that were just turning black and white like the adults. Carrion Crow hatchlings that looked like dinosaurs. And an older single Carrion Crow that was lonely and “chatted” to me throughout my shift. I love feeding corvids. They rally go nom-nom-nom out loud as you feed them :D

Our badger turned up again last night. She came in, sniffed round the hedgehog feed staion, walked round the shed and left through a six inch square gap under a gate on the other side of the house.

We have a very indecisiv female hedgehog who spent the night before last carting leaves from under our shed to under the shed next door. Last night she moved a load back. On checking the cameras she made an unexpected daylight appearance to move to the middle section of our shed.

A hedgehog out in the day is usually sick, but there’s an exception for females in breeding season.. hopefully hoglets are imminent 😊
Mr Brock the Badger either wanted to make sure he had a close up or didn't want publicity. :)
I've put food out for my hedgehog tonight in a small bin on its side which hopefully the cats can't get. I'll have to make a better feeding station though.
One of my sister's hedgehogs was released last night in a safe place where they provide hoghouses and supported feeding until they are ready to move on. She still has two but they're staggering the releases so they'll all be gone soon. That'll be 3 back in the wild that wouldn't have survived the winter without help.
 

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I've found my best that I can do for them is grow true Rose of Sharon bushes. They really love them. They really are a living jewel in nature.
I also have to say that my little Zebra Finches remind me of hummingbirds. The way they fly is really close to the way a hummer does. But my Zebras have a song to their talking that sometimes sounds like bells and other times like little laughing toys. So cute 🤗
 

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Lyn W

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Honestly.....what kind of a person takes a chain saw to an osprey platform (sitting birds with eggs) and cuts it down?

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That is appalling and very upsetting to see!.
Morons is too good a word for them.
Between that and the hill fires, Wales seems to have an abundance of brainless thugs. :(
 

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Good afternoon/morning all.
Weather is much the same and we've had some rain.
I'm just about to give Lola a nice soak.
His eating habits are still quite peculiar; he will nibble the food I put down for him in the morning, but then ignore it until late at night. 🤷‍♀️
My hedgehog was back in the garden last night and ate some dry kitten food.
Hopefully s/he'll be around for while.
Hope you are a having a good Saturday.
 

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Ray--Opo

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Ew! Fish stew?
Rose or her mother make a good soup. They also fry or saute the head and eat it till there is no skin or meat. Just the skull, hey if they enjoy I am happy. I think I mentioned before. Rose loves the eyeballs, she loves the way they pop in her mouth. 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪
 

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Rose or her mother make a good soup. They also fry or saute the head and eat it till there is no skin or meat. Just the skull, hey if they enjoy I am happy. I think I mentioned before. Rose loves the eyeballs, she loves the way they pop in her mouth. 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪
My husand's father is Pinoy, so I'm quite familiar with that sort or thing.
 

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Honestly.....what kind of a person takes a chain saw to an osprey platform (sitting birds with eggs) and cuts it down?

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Good afternoon, Rose had a request to also save some heads. View attachment 324321
I take back the request for recipes. Ugh!! Yea, Rose.
 

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I take back the request for recipes. Ugh!! Yea, Rose.
She has a few good recipes, one using coconut milk. I stay away from the heads also. The groupers we caught actually have cheek meat that is very good. I do have to say. The first time she cooked a pig head. I was skeptical, but the cheek meat was the best pork I ever had.
 

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Good afternoon everyone, will try to get some pics soon. I am still licking my wounds from the trip. Also waiting for pics from my son's.
I haven't been keeping up with what's been going on in the CDR.
Hope everyone has been doing good!
I will try to catch up with you all!
 

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Good afternoon everyone, will try to get some pics soon. I am still licking my wounds from the trip. Also waiting for pics from my son's.
I haven't been keeping up with what's been going on in the CDR.
Hope everyone has been doing good!
I will try to catch up with you all!
Glad you made it home safe.
 
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