Here’s one I’ve been meaning to run for days and really is long overdue for an airing – so apologies to Chasewater’s Swan Lady, Irene Hodges who’s appealing for donations of chicken corn or brown bread to feed the Chasewater flock over the winter.
What made me think about it yesterday was spotting the seven Catshill cygnets and their parents in a loose group near Target Point at Chasewater yesterday. So pleased to see them doing so well.
Irene, you’ll remember, alerted us to the black swan recently she recently saw at Chasewater.
Irene is concerned that since the water level is low, there may not be enough natural food for the large number of birds living on the lake this winter, and for many winters now and in all weathers, Irene has selflessly looked after he adopted flock.
I do care so much for the swans as you know. But they have not had any natural food (pond weed or stone wort) for four years and bread really isn’t good but it keeps them from going hungry.
So we buy mixed chicken corn and in winter lay pellets.
It only grows in the shallow part of water. So recent works have caused a shortage.
Sans Kitchen helps me and a few others, but anyone else who can help is welcome.
Thank you for your time.
We all love the birds and so if you maybe work in a shop where you throw out out-of-date bread, or if you have surplus chicken feed you don’t need, please comment here or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Cheers for your help. Irene and her husband are a wonderful couple who work hard to look after the wildlife out of their own pockets, so any help would be most welcome.