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Battles on Bass Rock

By mid-April almost all the gannets have returned to Bass Rock and tensions are high. Fights are common with birds on the edge of the colony trying to establish themselves on a territory.   466 more words

Calving Season Underway!

For the past 15 years or so, we’ve had our calving season start about 18 May through first week of July.  This worked pretty well, but since i have had scour problems the past two seasons, i was adamant about making changes, so i put the bulls in earlier.   55 more words


Breeding Season

Started a while back, full speed now.

The barn I’m at is a breeding barn.  Four stallions, with a total of four mares to be bred this year. 226 more words


Bucks, coming out of rut (April 2017)

Bucks crack me up. Mostly because they’re scary and bonkers all in the same moment.

‘Coming into rut,’ in case you don’t know, is the hormone surge that happens to bucks during breeding seasons. 537 more words

Dairy Goat Diaries


Nominations for 2017 Breeding Season

Sea the Stars is proving popular once again.

Breeding Season

New kids on the block...

Over the last couple of weeks on Dersingham Bog, we’ve seen a mixture of existing Stonechat pairs remaining on their territories and a return of some of the 2016 juveniles to the reserve. 509 more words

Colour-ringing Project

2016 Season Summary... or just how many Stonechat pairs can squeeze onto Dersingham Bog?!

During the first few years of the colour-ringing project, the numbers of successful breeding Stonechats on Dersingham Bog had been quite low, with 5 pairs and 10 juveniles as a maximum. 371 more words

Colour-ringing Project