Great to see so many of you returning to Old Beans; the cottage is already booked for six months for 2018.
The Barn Owls are still showing well, as are the Kestrels. We are looking into putting a camera into one of the nest boxes, so a live feed can be watched in the cottage. The new Little Owl nest box has been put up, so we will all have to wait and see what occurs.
As the Swallows fly south, it’s all change with Pink Feet Geese flying down from the north, a great sound and sight to see.
I am amazed to see that we are already booked for over four months at Old Beans for 2018; great to see so many of you
On the 26 September, it was brought to my attention by a guest at Old Beans, that a young Barn Owl chick had been struggling all day to get back home. So, with a little help before sundown, it was back in its nest.
It’s been some time since we have had a second brood; the voles must be doing well.
Good to see the sun at long last…. The Queen of the Night tulips have put on a good show, and now it’s the Camassia’s turn, and then next the Ox eye daises at Old Beans Cottage.
The King Fishers can be heard and seen some times, flying fast over the meadow to its nest site to feed young. Whitethroat can be seen and heard to the right of the cottage singing from the top of the brambles, while most evenings hares can be seen in the field next door…
On the 10th of May all the nest boxes where checked out with my bird ringing friend Mr Phil Littler, and it was great to see that three young kestrels had hatched out with one egg still to go in the nest box at the bottom of the meadow, while in the tea chest nest box in the old hoarse shelter both Barn Owls where present, with the female sitting on chicks, so a lot of hunting activity to watch while you are sitting with your glass of wine at Old Beans Cottage, enjoy….
Barn owls & sparrowhawks have been spotted in the meadow.
Great to see so many of you rebooking – it’s good to know that so many of you ‘get’ Old Beans Cottage. We’re booked up for 26 weeks in 2017 already!
The White Horse Inn at East Barsham – on the main Fakenham Road, very close to OBC, has recently changed hands and the new owners have closed down temporarily in order to refurbish. We expect it to reopen – resplendent – in March 2017. Click Here to visit their website.
Two young Barn Owl chicks were ringed on the 2 August. Looking forward to seeing them flying around the meadow.
Once again, many thanks to my old mate Phil Littler for the ringing. Long time visitors to this website will know that Phil is a member of the North West Norfolk Ringing Group and holds a license for this kind of work.