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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

Stonechats

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

Stonechats

Consolidating Breeding Groups

For almost four weeks I’ve had sheep in five different breeding groups plus a non-breeding group. It doesn’t take long before I’m tired of dealing with that. 218 more words

Breeding Season

This week it was time to separate sheep into breeding groups. After much debate and deliberation I ended up using five rams this year. I don’t NEED five rams for the number of ewes I have but it’s always fun to find out how each ram will match with the flock…and there is also a bit of “not putting all one’s eggs in one basket”. 785 more words

Breeding Day for One Doe

This morning we found Snickers, my son’s three-year-old Toggenburg doe, in heat. If you’ve never had a goat in heat before and don’t know what to look for, here are the clues: 441 more words

Goats