Friday, 22 July 2016
Quite a racket...
...from two tiny critters.
Yesterday I had a fairly full afternoon and evening. I had a meeting in the afternoon and this particular one usually ends with enough time for me to head home, organise tea and go out again for an evening meeting. But that's okay, it only happens once a month.
Anyway I was first to arrive for the meeting and knocked on the door and went in when I thought I heard our hostess call out. I definitely heard something :) but not our hostess. I walked in and there was this loud bleat then a loud raucous squeal. I'd forgotten that there was a lorikeet just inside the door and boy did he make me jump.
Next there was a shrill bleat, followed by the lorikeet again and another loud bleat and I thought, "that can't be 'K' unless she's
got an awfully sore throat." No, she came through the door and was quite okay. Another loud, shrill bleat. "Come and see," she said, "isn't she beautiful?"
And she was. Just a little four day old lamb and she
was demanding her dinner.
She came tip tapping over the kitchen floor looking for her surrogate mother, she didn't care who it was as long as she got fed. Don't you love her nappy, it kept her and the house clean.
She was one of a set of triplets and wasn't doing too well
so was brought into the kitchen and warmed up in the oven
and was being hand reared. The hawks were hanging around the lambs and we could see one or two of them swooping overhead from where we were sitting. They attack the lambs when the mothers have wandered away to feed.
Between her and our lorikeet mate it was getting rather rowdy inside so our green friend was relegated to the outside to
enjoy the sun. Then wee Flossy was given her meal.
We enjoyed watching her run around but she found it a bit
difficult to keep on her feet on the tiles and was occasionally
seen spreadeagled on the floor. Needless to say the meeting
was rather late in starting and by the time we finished off
with a hot cup of tea it was rather later than usual.
Sorry about the photo quality, they were taken on my old
cell phone as I didn't have my camera with me
(and I don't own a smart phone).
joining Amy and friends for
although I have used seven photos.
I hope you don't mind Amy.