Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Animal Tales - 28

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. 

New birds at Eco-Gites of Lenault

This week I blog about our swallows who are back breeding here after a few years not succeeding.  As the young are about to fledge our skies should soon be graced with even more acrobatic beauties.  On the farm front I went to market last Thursday with an avian shopping list ... and came home with 8 turkey poults and 2 new ducklings.  We don't breed turkeys as their eggs are notoriously difficult to hatch and we had enough difficulty hatching ducklings this year ... which is why, with only one lonely duckling no longer being looked after by his bantam adoptive Mum that I felt he/she needed some company.  So I bought 2 new duckling playmates who my duck was horrible to for day one but has since decided they are OK to hang around with.  

New playmates for our lonely duckling

I had also planned to get some more chickens but the seller only had cock birds left and as these will be in a pen behind the gite I was not sure guests would be too pleased to be woken up by 8 cockerels crowing early in the morning ... so I have ordered 8 hens (poulettes) for next week.

Don't forget our Pinterest Board

If you are on Pinterest don't forget that Animal Tales has it's own group board which you can join:  https://www.pinterest.com/ecogiteslenault/animal-tales/and details of how you can join can be found on Animal Tales 21.  Please do ask away if you have any questions - I am only just getting my head round Pinterest but if used properly it can be a very useful tool to drive traffic back to your blog.

Last week I particularly liked Rue du Belverderes' post on her Bug Hotel as it finally kick started Simon into making one for me, a belated Christmas present.  There was also Mum in Meltdown's nutty tortoise neighbour (... or is he in fact being amorous?!) and some fabulous pictures of our close simian cousins from Victoria Visits. 

So over to you now.  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. 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 but can I remind people of a couple of the "rules":

  • Please can you comment on at least 2 other blogs linked up - that is, after all the whole purpose of joining a linky to find and comment on more blogs and hopefully drive traffic back to your blog.
  • Please can you include my badge (preferably) or a link back to this blog.
  • Can I remind people not to add sponsored posts or paid-for reviews.  Eco-Gites of Lenault has no advertising on it and I am not comfortable promoting products or companies I know nothing about.


  1. How wonderful your little duckling has finally got some friends :0)

  2. Those ducklings are gorgeous!! Glad the lonely one now has some company!
    I have added an older post, as I have had a crazy week, not had time for a new one. Hope it's ok! Will be back later to comment!

  3. glad the duck has accepted the sucklings, they are cute


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