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As mentioned last week , one of the lunch break relaxations for our little team working on Ruston House is to go pike spotting. As the weather gets warmer we've taken to taking breaks on the decking at the back of the house. After eating, it seems natural to complete lunch with a walk down th... read more
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Well that was a surprise! The egg oiling done earlier was supposed to stop the eggs from hatching, but it seems at least one managed to escape the treatment! Given the date and the fact that Canada Goose eggs take 28-30 days to hatch it looks as if this bird's egg was laid after the oiling. ... read more
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If the weather is warm and sunny at lunch time, the builders and will sit on the decking behind the house. After eating, David has taken to wandering down the side of the lake, by the fishing stands, trying his hand at pike spotting. He usually tells me he's seen one or two. Today, I took my ... read more
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Before Diana and I bought the house the signs, outside declared "St George's Fishery" so, just after six o' clock at the end of St George's Day and another day's at work at Ruston House, I just had to take some photos. Now it is the remaining lake, to the north of Ruston Reaches, th... read more
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It's been another day working on the house - can't afford to take the weekend off - but today I did finish reasonably early and took a walk around the grounds. On getting home I compared the first of today's pictures with the one I took on the first of the month . Today's was taken about an hour... read more
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Back on All Fools Day I thought that spring had finally arrived. Clear blue skies suggested that we might, at last, get some warm weather. However, at the end of another long day working at the house, I wandered the grounds taking photographs again. It wasn't till I got home and compared toda... read more
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My last entry reported on the goose which had chosen to nest on the island just behind the duck house. That picture had been taken at 19:00 just before I left after another long day's work on the house renovations. Today I found time in my lunch break to take a better picture... read more
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It was a fortnight ago that I was told that a cull of the geese was planned. I had to point out that we were then in the closed season and it would be illegal. Having walked the grounds I could understand why holiday makers might complain about the goose droppings on the lawns. Of course you ... read more
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Approaching five o' clock and after a day working on the house, I took a wander round the grounds. For the first time it had begun to look like spring... Such a change from a fortnight ago . Mind you the water level is still high (I use the ramp outside the Duck House as my guide to level... read more
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It turned out that it was almost as if they had disappeared down a plug hole. The last we saw of "our" pair of swans, that had been around Ruston Reaches since the waters rose, was in the far corner of the neighbour's flooded grounds where the main dyke heads south towards the old rail... read more
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Following the rain and snow over the last couple of days we've had around 11 Canada Geese on the lake. I took these pictures yesterday. Our usual resident pair seem quite dominant and the others were not approaching, contenting themselves with settling on the Ruston House side of the lake, so I ... read more
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I had been told that the Canada Geese had returned a few weeks ago. But today was the first time I had seen Egyptian Geese. A pair of swans had appeared soon after our arrival, but they didn't seem to stick close to the lake. For a brief period the Egyptian Geese today seemed to to stakin... read more
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After a long legal rigmarole it was today that Diana and I took possession of Ruston House and all the ground that goes with it. We are looking forward to working with the cottage owners, hoping that we will be able to work well together. Probably, the one thing that worries me are angler... read more
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Ruston House is the house next door to Ruston Reaches, two terraces of holiday cottages originally intended as a specialist fishing venue. It was planned to house the manager of the complex. That's why the lake, which was constructed at the same time as the house, extends behind all the cott... read more
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