In pictures: The school run invasion of a different kind

Moving from London to the calmness of the Suffolk countryside, I thought “Thank God I’ve left the chaos of the school run behind me.”

My mornings would no longer be invaded by the hordes of mother’s choking up the roads, dropping their little ones off to school (No offence to all you fantastic mums out there, sorry). The screams of over-enthusiastic kiddies greeting each other and the often completely alien and somewhat colourful gruntings of grumpy teenagers would now be a thing of the past. And so it is. Banished to history for me. Well that school run experience at least.

These days, as I have my morning coffee here at home in Ubbeston, I now experience a school run of a totally different kind altogether …

I know cute ain’t they? These beauties came to visit this morning. Believe me, when they want to, these little chicks can really scream their cute tiny little lungs out in a way that would give Susan Boyle a run for her money. And woe betide you upset their mother!

Besides this adorable little bunch, the farmer’s field behind me was host to a barrage of other families making their merry way this morning, including a small herd of deer. Sadly they were a bit more camera-shy, so none of the shots I got were usable … to be fair I was still on my first cup of coffee.

The little family of ducks though decided to take a little gander around my garden (I made sure my dog Ozzie was safely shut indoors) before wandering off on their merry way again.

And well as for the army of rabbits that seem to be breeding like … well like rabbits. Much as I love the little mites, let’s just say no matter how much rabbit proofing I try to ensure for my garden, it never seems to be enough. Any advice that doesn’t include a shotgun most welcome!

I swear they know my favourite book as a kid was Peter Rabbit! How that’s come back to haunt me huh? There were at least eight of them out there yesterday. And right now, two of the tiniest rabbits I’ve ever seen are scurrying around just by my back gate. How long before they’re in I wonder? Any bets beyond two seconds?

And strangely enough, while Ozzie is deadly in the art of the rabbit kill if he gets the chance while we’re out walking (you have to be lightning quick to stop him), he’s a total no-hoper when it comes to rabbits in the garden. And you know what?

For that I’m really glad. I know the farmers regard them as pests, but they really bring a smile to my face as I watch them chasing each other with pure joy (in the field!) each morning and evening with the rising and the setting sun. And my London friends said I’d be bored here?! No way. I’m too much of a little kid at heart and God do I love living in the Suffolk countryside.

For more photos of the local wildlife I’m encountering each day here in Suffolk, including more duck pics, just take a browse through my photo gallery or click here.

Meantime, I’ll keep you posted on any new encounters via my general blog pages and my dedicated photo blogs. And remember, any advice on keeping those cute little rabbits at bay, let me know. Appreciate it. And remember my friends …


About Gail Shameza Rajgor

Gail Rajgor is a business journalist and editor specialising in global energy and environment issues. Her current clients include Energy Demand (Editor) and Renewable Energy Focus (Editorial Consultant and Renewables Analyst). With a career spanning the last 20 years, previous positions include Managing Editor of Renewable Energy Focus and Senior Editor of Windpower Monthly, while her freelance clients have included Renews, PV Insider, Wind Energy Update, and Tidal Today alongside general business magazines including Risk Specialist and Director. She has also produced her own magazine, Sustainable Energy Developments, in the past. Today, in addition to her freelance editorial roles, Gail is also a professional photographer running her own company Rage With A Smile Photography.
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1 Response to In pictures: The school run invasion of a different kind

  1. Nice post, animals are awesome.

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