April 2015 Updates

Spring Is Here

Spring has sprung, so have the Stoats, they have all been released back to the wild, Wriggles had great fun climbing oak trees much to our amazement, it was great to see them run free.

Wriggles enjoying himself in the trees

The Kestrels have not decided on a nest box yet, but this week they have been sitting out side the one in front of Old Beans Cottage.

House hunting – kestrel style

In the cottage, the solid oak flooring has been taken up in the hall way and kitchen, and in its place premium Travertine tiles have been laid.

February 2014 Updates

Wildlife Roundup

The Barn Owls are still hunting over the meadow, but I know they will take several years to recover from last years wet spring.

The Kestrels are in and out of the nest box, so fingers crossed there.

Seven Red Kites have now been spotted altogether in the area, and as you know many hunt around the cottage, so a feeding station will be set up to try and lure them in.

We are still waiting to see if the Stoat is pregnant; but whatever happens she’ll be released in April 2014.

June 2013 Roundup

Not much sign of the Barn Owls in June; they really have had a bad year. Will check out nest boxes in mid July.

Unexpected visitor at the bottom of the garden – Red Kite – a first for Tickety Boo (next door to Old Beans Cottage)

The Stoats have done well, and the female raised three kits. This was filmed for The Burrowers BBC2, and its a first as this has never ever been filmed before. We are also filming it for BBC1’s The One Show in July, to be shown later in the year. The three kits will be released in a secret location at the end of July.

Ticketyboo Fest on the 29th of June was a tremendous success, and it was great to see the couple from Old Beans cottage enjoying the party………

Rare but welcome visitor - Red Kite
Rare but welcome visitor – Red Kite
Kits at play
Tickety Boo Fest – Right on the doorstep of Old Beans Cottage!
The Big Screen came in to its own when the sun went down

News Round Up from Old Beans Cottage | Feb – May 2013

February – May 2013 Catchup

February 2013

  • The cock pheasant did not make it though the shooting season.

March 2013

  • On the 6th, frogs return to pond , still snowing.
  • The White Horse, East Barsham has now been taken over by Roz and Paul Adock, and has been refurbished, with a warm and friendly atmosphere, and serving up great food.

April 2013

  • On the 3rd, Stoat has given birth to ten kits.
  • 14th Swallows back yeepee
  • 24th Found dead Barn Owl in horse shelter, very very thin.

May 2013

  • Tulips looking great, just waiting for the camassias to burst out.
  • Swallows nesting in stable.
  • Barn Owl hunting over meadow.
  • Kestrels nesting in wood opposite cottage.