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RIP Chickadee - NZ by AndreaEL

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This mornings discovery finished me off….
I got up to let our hens out of the coup as I always do each morning… only to discover that our beloved Chickadee had been killed by a stoat… I am not ashamed to say that I sobbed so hard it hurt… not only for my poor little girl who was rescued from certain death when she was a baby… but for D-Pax the white dove who had become her best friend… Chickadee… RIP my little one, you were a blessing in our lives even if it was only for a short time… I know the life you had with us was a fantastic one… you were such a joy to our family…
RIP Chickadee..

Short you tube clip of the last video taken of D-Pax & Chickadee

I am truly shattered with the loss of two of my girls in such a short space of time… It hurts so much… I know to some these are only chickens… but to us they were a huge part of our family and we loved them dearly…. and miss them both so much… We have spent the entire day looking for any opening and securing the hen house to keep the rest of the chooks safe…

THE STOAT is a member of the mustelid family, along with weasels and ferrets. It was introduced to New Zealand in the 1880s to control rabbits and hares. Stoats are now considered “public enemy number one” for New Zealand birds. Sad how introduced species become a pest and a real threat to native wildlife… Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand April 2012


*Dedicated to all members who have suffered the loss of pets…

RIP Rosie Girl


APRIL 2012




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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh sorry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Thanks so much Maree..

    – AndreaEL

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 2 years ago
    a lovely looking bird i love the textures in the feathers andrea
  • Thank you Di

    – AndreaEL

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear this Andrea, may she rest in peace. What is a stoat?

  • Pamela, I have been so touched with your beautiful words and caring. It has been difficult to come back to these pages… Thank you so much for your heart felt words. A stoat is like a ferret…

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    Oh no, how sad xxxxxx

  • Thanks so much Lynn

    – AndreaEL

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtover 2 years ago

    oh, not two such losses – so hard to bear because they give us their hearts unconditionally and so do we give them ours.

  • Thanks so much Ginny

    – AndreaEL

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    she looks like she was well loved and loved well ~ so sorry sweetie xx

  • Thanks so much Linda… she was spoiled, and loved to bits…

    – AndreaEL

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    oh I’m so sorry.

  • Robin, I have been so touched with your beautiful words and caring. It has been difficult to come back to these pages… Thank you so much for your heart felt words

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image, amazing colors and details. Great memorial to her.

  • Thanks so much Byron

    – AndreaEL

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 2 years ago

    Awwww I’m so sorry Andrea! What a beauty she was!

  • Thank you Robin…

    – AndreaEL

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    NatureGreeting...over 2 years ago

    So very beautiful!!! My best, ~ < ( ;o)~ Carolyn

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