It’s here!

I really wasn’t expecting my new camera to arrive so soon :D So here are the first few photos of/about the hens to show you …

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The new camera has a 10x Optical zoom, so I can take photos of the more flighty bantams from a distance (I don’t use the digital zoom as it’s much like enlarging a picture after it’s been taken so that the quality is rather poor).

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The bantams still get themselves in a tizz when we approach them … they don’t rush to see if we have any treats as the ex-batts do. Speaking of which …

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When the back door opens, the ex-batts rush to the composter to see what I might be throwing away today … melon skins? Wrinkly tomatoes? Weeds from around the garden?

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Milly’s comb is a lovely, bright red, so she is probably one of our layers. 

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Even though they are on fresh grass, Milly wants to try the greener grass on the other side of the fence!

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Betsy still has the floppiest comb.

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Molly making sure no-one has found anything tasty in the composter while she’s been busy on the grass … !

I took some time in the cool of the evening to move the fencing around for the bantams to have some fresh grass, too … this is the patch that they have just vacated. I hope it won’t take too long to revive in this warm weather if I keep it watered.

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The ground in the Moppet House is brick hard, so I might try and break it up a little soon.

And just a few of the flowers around the garden, trying out the macro function …

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  1. Fab photos. Call that camera a success!

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