Normanby Hall Country Park is a Jewel in the North of Lincolnshire.
There is something for everyone from the Victorian walled Gardens, exploring and learning the history of its regency mansion, attending the exciting events. I adore Normanby Hall for its beautiful wildlife, one of my favorite attractions are the Peacocks. This blog post is a collection of photographs I took on my iphone 3G of the stunning peacocks. There is more about my Normanby Hall adventures on the DreamwallStyle Blog here: http://dreamwall1.wordpress.com/
Proud Peacock of Normanby Hall
Beautiful Peacock of Normanby Hall
wandering peacocks in the grounds of Normanby Hall
relaxing Peacock in one of the entrances into Normanby Hall
Peacock of Normanby Hall
Mr Peacock of Normanby Hall
Peacock at Normanby
peeping peacock at Normanby
peacock at Normanby
chasing the Peacock at the walled gardens Normanby Hall
What a privilege to live so close to ‘Donna Nook’, Donna Nook is one of the most accessible sites for seeing the Grey Atlantic seals at a time of breeding in the UK. Elsewhere they either gather on beaches but in far away places like the Scottish islands, or they are out to sea in rocky outcrops. In Lincolnshire it is a short ride from near my home town Grimsby to the beach and there they are, in late autumn (October) and early winter (December)
The map to the seals of Donna Nook
Do not underestimate the size of the seal colony at Donna Nook and its importance to wildlife watchers around UK and Europe.
Seals at Donna Nook (Mother and pup)
The Seals at Donna Nook are VERY VERY close to the shore line, it really is an experience that any lover of wildlife should really experience, the real life Frozen Planet.
A up seal at Donna Nook
The seals can be photographed quite easily, as you can see from my photographs all taken on the i-phone 3GS
The Pup Seal Donna Nook
The seals attract over 40,000 visitors to the Lincolnshire coast from end October to end of December every year and I highly recommend that everyone should visit.
The vast beach at Donna Nook with the seals
Donna Nook Seals
Donna Nook seal Pup
Photographs at Donna Nook
A chinook at RAF Donna Nook flying above the Seals all dotted about below
The seals at Donna Nook
Mum and pup at Donna Nook
mum and pup seal
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Lola my french lop eared rabbit gave birth to a litter of six in October. Five of her baby bunnys were all normal, but one bunny was a runt. It was Lolas first litter, and she wasn’t producing much milk. I was worried out of my mind, as I didn’t want to loose the little mite who I named ‘Lucky’ So I took him into my care and hand feed him with extra help from his mum Lola.
Here is Lucky who I hand raised he was very behind than the others in the litter (he was the runt)
As you can see from this picture Lucky was very small in comparison to his sister
It really was a case of touch and go, all the other bunnys in the litter were growing at a normal rate, Lucky looked so small and weak. I fed him extra Lactose by a syringe mixed with double cream. Luckily, Luckys mum Lola never rejected him, she was happy to lay in my lap on her back and let him have an extra fed on his own. It took time and patience, but I was determined that Lucky would survive. I prayed mother nature would be kind, and she certainly was. I kept Lucky, I was too attached that it didn’t feel right to re-home him with the others at 8 weeks old. I also kept another baby bunny from the same litter, which I named after my cat Charlie, as she had just recently passed. So here is a gorgeous pictures of ‘LUCKY!
Beautiful baby 'Lucky' and his dad Daisy
Aww happy familys mum Lola, baby Lucky and dad daisy
Mum Lola - Bbay Lucky with his brother Charlie
Tasha my old cat he loved to play with the children
You will never meet a cat like Tasha! I called Tasha an old soul, he had most certainly been here before. Tasha is now pasted over to the other side RIP, but he will never be forgotten. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was walking home and this distictive black and white cat, came out of nowhere, he followed me home. To cut a long story short, after lots of posters and asking around no one claimed him! He was an enigma, soft and daft as a brush, he was gentle and kind, and loved playing with the children. Most cats run away from kids, but not Tasha. This picture shows a classic example of how he loved to be with the kids, he would sit in the buggy and be wheeled around. Tasha really didn’t care, he would follow you everywhere, sleep like a teddy next to you. He really was the worlds best natured cat! Then a month ago, he just went, and has never been seen. RIP my old soul you are truelly missed by the whole family we loved you xxx
This is actually quite a scary picture of my moggy Nemo!
Nemo loves to hide and here he is hiding on top of the garden shed! – I’m always finding nemo!