No. 2 Railway Cottages

Sleeps 4 in a peaceful village, just outside Whitby, North Yorkshire
Call Joan on 01947 603801 to Book

Archive of: May, 2014

New Web Site

23/05/2014

We are in the process of updating the web site. Since this was first produced technology has changed in leaps and bounds. People now access the internet from tablets and mobile phones so the new web site will be more suitable for this as well as desk top and lap top computers. We had new photographs taken yesterday and hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks you'll be able to see the results - we hope you like it!

23/05/2014

23/05/2014

Those of you who have stayed in the cottage over the past 2 summers will remember Gilbert the goose. He hasn't been seen for nearly a year now. Each summer he looked after a batch of ducklings and we wondered if, strange as it may sound, he did mate with one of the ducks. Today I spotted this unusual 'duck', who looks remarkably like a goose - is it one of Gilbert's children? Who knows!

23/05/2014

23/05/2014

It seems that we have two bird boxes with nesting blue tits. One lot has fledged today - what a cold, wet day to make your maiden flight. The other lot are still being fed inside the nest box by the parents. Hopefully the weather will have improved before they are ready to go.

You can just see one of the youngsters in the centre of the hedge

16/05/2014

16/05/2014

Managed to get a photo of the Blue Tit visiting its young in the nest box. They are in and out so often and so quickly!

Double click on the picture and you may be able to enlarge it - depending on your computer system.

New Residents

06/05/2014

We have some Blue Tits in the nest box on the willow tree at the bottom of the garden. Judging by the way they are constantly darting in and out, they must be feeding young. Not sure how long they've been there so don't know how long before the young are ready to fledge. Hopefully all will go well!

HALF TERM

06/05/2014

The May half term week - 24-31 May - is available at only £440. Not able to book a full week - then book a short break - 3 nights at £300. Email (joan@railwaycottages.co.uk) or telephone (01947 603801) to book now.

06/05/2014

06/05/2014

The wildlife area in the bottom half of the garden is growing well. All the different grasses and wild flowers are starting to appear. After a number of years this area is working well. Flowers appear and self seed and there is quite a variety now. This Star of Bethlehem plant has appeared for the first time this year and there are several so hopefully they will self seed to produce more in years to come. The whole area is cut in late summer/early autumn and that's all we do but the balance seems to be right.

The swallows have arrived - so we know that summer really is on the way!

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