Saturday 31 December 2016
Sad End To The Year
Its a sad end to the year on our little ranch,
Yesterday mama dove was attacked by the rouge buzzard that hangs about here.
Daddy dove carried on with feeding and come evening he was in with the babies.
When Martin checked this morning
Our two baby doves were dead,
Daddy dove didn't manage to keep them warm through the night, doves share the responsibility of raising young, so we assumed he would manage.
We are now left with 3 males, the buzzard has taken 3 females along with chickens since we have been here.
While there is this constant threat I don't think we will be replacing the females.
Life will go on regardless, I just regret having not rescued the babies yesterday after the loss of the female, I also regret having the doves brought here.
Let's hope 2017 is a good year.
Diary (final extract)
Friday 31st December 1982
Went to Carmarthen bought Harrier WT2 walkie talkie, had a look round town, very nice had lunch in Littlewoods.
Phoned mother at 2-30am they had just walked back from Embassy new year eve party.
The diary finishes here, I suppose a new one was started, I guess at some point they got married from other bits and bobs that were found along with the diary, I have found out they lived here until retirement when they sold up and moved back south.