Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Animal Tales - 18

Posted by Rosie

Welcome to Animal Tales, the blog linky that brings together all sorts of animal blog posts from all over the world.  It runs from Tuesday morning thought to Friday night and showcases a wide range of animal related posts.  

First an apology to my rather lax approach to commenting etc on posts from last week - a few other things rather got in the way last week one of which resulted in me designing and promoting a survey.   It has nothing to do with animals but if you if you go on self catering holidays could you possibly click on the link here to the survey and answer some questions on how you book a self catering holiday.  Some people have apparently found the third question a bit confusing but please tick what you think is right.  Many many thanks.

Right back to animals - I can report that Hilda the duck is well and truly sat on her clutch of 8 eggs and our third duck Hettie is also laying.  Whether she will sit is in question though, as I had to separate her from Hilda, who wanted to be alone, and she is currently in with the chickens with her ever growing clutch of eggs in a hen nesting box.  We shall have to wait and see.

Hilda on her nest where she will sit for 35 days.

Still on birds, three birdy posts caught my eye from the linky last week.  The Early Birder's photos of lapwing were just stunning, Purfylle brought to our attention the Black Cockatoo which is as rare as the Black Rhino but gets no where near the same publicity and Debbie in Greece was able to report that the swallows are back.  I have yet to see any here despite looking up to the skies when ever possible.  Have you seen any swallows yet this year?

Feel free to come and add your animal related posts to the linky below.  The posts can be old or new and as varied as the animals who we share our world with.  There's a Pinterest Board with pictures from all the linked blogs which you can see here and if you tweet with the hashtag #AnimalTales I'll retweet you.  Just give me a nudge if I appear to have forgotten you.

Full details of the linky can be found here and once again can I remind people to comment on a few of the others who link up.  It's only polite and keeps the thing working!








20 comments :

  1. That's got to get sore after that length of time. I couldn't sit for 3.5 hours let alone 35 days. Nature is wonderful what it does.

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    1. Me neither but she's still sat tight ...

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  2. So it does look like we'll get to see ducklings! How exciting =D Thanks so much for the mention. I've added the animal tales badge to the post to let the world know where it was featured.

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    1. Thank you and yes, fingers crossed we'll have ducklings.

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  3. Ive completed the survey and would've liked to have a box to write what 'other' we use when booking a holiday. All my friends in South Africa and Dubai use booking.com for holidays elsewhere

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    1. Thank you so much. With KwikSurveys the free survey builder that I use does not allow for comments. The reason I left booking.com off the list was, for me, it is not a site I am ever likely to use, although I know it works for other people. I didn't want a huge long list of sites but realised afterwards as this is a popular site I should have perhaps included it.

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  4. look forward to sing the pics when the ducklings hatch

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  5. Oh lovely, good luck with the ducklings!x

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  6. The GL Gang says - You're gonna have to excuse our manners but we don't think we've ever said 'thank you' for hosting this AWESOME linky. It's definitely one of our favourites xx

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    1. Awwww - thank you. I am really enjoying hosting it and reading so many fabulous animally posts.

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  7. Hi Rosie, thank you so much for mentioning my post, it was unexpected (but appreciated!).

    Hilda looks so snuggled and comfy. I'd have to resist the urge to run my hands through her feathers. I hope you get eight cute little ducklings (look forward to seeing the pics!). How long do they take to hatch? I'm sure the swallows are around 21 days and the eggs hatch one after the other in the order that they were laid.

    I'm sure Hettie will sit on hers too, just give her a good talking to about what it means to be a responsible parent.

    xx

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    1. 35 days for Muscovy ducks and they will all hatch within a day. She lays one egg a day but only when she sits on them for any length of time will they start to develop. Nature is so clever.

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  8. 35 days- wow, cannot wait to see the little ducklings when they are hatched- I bet it's a real cuteness alert :)

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    1. Small, pretty, fluffy, yellow ... yes CUTE they indeed are.

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  9. Great idea with the linky! I'll be sure to pop back :-) ...Cutting it a bit fine now to get around and comment!
    - Have a wonderful Easter x

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    1. Belated Happy Easter to you too and I'm glad you like the linky idea. Hope to see you join in soon. next one opens on Tues ...

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  10. I love ducks, I'd like chickens at some point though!

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