I, on account of a rather nasty dose of flu, and clucks; well that was just due to general apathy and laziness!!!
Anyhow, I digress. So,it was felt, a trip to the beach was in order, to blow the cobwebs away! Blossom was getting her claws done (yes, these woolly clucks are very image concious!) Penelope was was busy making worm & sweet corn soup (Squawks, and Co were coming over for dinner).
Tristan & Cecily were spending some rare quality time together, preening! Well, he has been away rather a lot, doing gigs with his band, and poor Cecily has been been feeling rather neglected.
So, that just left Clarice, who is always game, to go exploring...
So, we all wrapped up warmly; Clarice made sure she donned her woolly but stylish bonnet, grabbed a basket for any foraged goodies, and off we went!
|Ready to start foraging!|
|I'm sure, there is a skull behind me...|
Despite the dull grey sky, and freezing wind, the beach was wonderful!Nothing like the sharp fresh salty smell of sea air, to wake one up! We saw a flock of adorable plovers, some black headed gulls, herring gulls, and even a greater black backed gull (very large, and rather scary,to poor Clarice!).
|Mistress of all she surveys!|
DH & I wandered along the beach looking for old bottle tops (we found none!) and Clarice had a whale of a time, or should that be cluck of a time, foraging!
|Now for some food...|
|Beady eyed scrutiny, in progress!|
Plies of seaweed were gleefully scratched in, rock pools scrutinised via beady eye, and limpets and winkles. mercilessly pecked, by a woolly, but persistent, and surprisingly sharp beak...
|I'm gonna get you little limpet...|
Now, Clarice had promised to bring back some goodies for the other clucks; hence the basket. And, she did collect some critters, but, on the way home, we heard slurping, and gulping sounds coming from the back seat, and by the time we got home, all that was left was a pile of empty shells, and one very sticky beaked woolly cluck!!!