Saturday, 21 January 2006

Very quiet Saturday.

                   

Afternoon all, have not been out  much the last few days as the weather has not been co-operating at all it we have had heavy rain, heavy drizzle, and heavy sleet, strong cold winds you name it and we have had it with the exception of snow that has yet to come.  We were out for our usual coffee this morning and a trip down the village to collect repeat   prescriptions.  Since we got back we have been watching the whale in the Thames, I hope they are successful. and wish all the volunteers well.

                      

I have been reading of late that there is great concern about the Albatross, these poor bird have getting killed in the thousands yes thousands by fishing lines that are laid out over 8 miles the albatross get caught up in these lines.  All the fisherman need to do is tie  ribbons to them every so often and that will keep the birds away it is such a shame as they are such a beautiful birds. We do not get them in the northern hemisphere,  but one that stays in the Shetland Islands and the birdwatchers flock to see it when he is spotted. Sorry did not mean to make this a wildlife lesson but as will gather I feel very strongly about this. Am going now as I want to nip down and see how the whale is doing. Bye for now Love.

 

7 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Yes, I am worried about the whale as well.  It does not look good.  Often when they wander from the pod like that and get lost it means they are sick or injured in some way.  I did not know about the Albatross, horrible, same as dolphins getting caught in fishing nets.

jeadie05 said...

I too have been watching with concern the poor whale in the Thames ............Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

I think the whole of the country have been watching the Whale...Didn't know about the Albatross...that is so sad... I know how much you care for all bird life......Ally

labdancer51 said...

Hi Joan,  I do hope that poor whale will be okay, but it doesn`t sound to good, I must admit.  I would love to see an albatross, there was an article in the paper just the other day, saying that they could face extinction.  That would be really tragic.

Sandra xxxx

sarajanesmiles said...

So sad about that poor whale wasn't it.  And they tried so hard to rescue it :o(
Sara   x

jmoqueen said...

it was a shame about that whale but hopefully they'll find out what he was doing there and will be able to stop anymore ending up like that!!

ekgillen said...

How sad about the whale.
Gillie