More statues

It’s been a good week for birds, though a poor week for photography means I don’t have much to show for it. I do, however, have a decent shot of the kestrel and two jackdaws on The Neighbours. We’re still waiting for the nest box so I fear we’re going to miss out if we don’t get a move on.

Fortunately I borrowed Julia’s camera so I did a bit better than usual.



The smaller of The Sweepers appeared in the Nottingham Post today as a reader’s photograph, so it seems like the statues are taking on a life of their own.

We had another group out too, for more lamb fondling and such. Julia did a spinning and wool craft workshop to round off the day while I sat down to go through the list of allergens we use in the Saturday Cafe (open 9-1 on Saturday mornings if you are close enough. Don’t stay too long because I have a group of Guides coming down to make nettle soup and soda bread in the afternoon and I don’t want any hold ups. Yes, you’re right, I’m not a natural in the world of hospitality.


4 thoughts on “More statues

  1. quercuscommunity

    The kestrel is perched on the hat of the female statue. Normally I end up with a bit of a blur so this an improvement. The statues are a metal and mesh frame covered in plastic topiary matting. We are going to grow hops on them this year.

    1. beatingthebounds

      Doh! I can’t have been with it yesterday – how dense. Topiary matting – synthetic then? It will be interesting to see how they change as the hops grow over them.

      1. quercuscommunity

        In fairness it was a very small picture of a kestrel. It just looked bigger to me because I was looking at it on a 17″ computer screen.

        Eventually the matting will deteriorate and the plants and metalwork will take over. It will be interesting to see. We’re trying hops as a fast growing cover for the first year but may change to something else later.

  2. beatingthebounds

    Are the statues topiary? They’re really striking. Where’s the kestrel photo then? (Good luck with your busy sounding day tomorrow).


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