A BIT OF FLUFFY HAPPINESS THIS WEEK..............

RUDY AND MARGOT ARE PARENTS.......AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A FLUFFY CHICK TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

When I entered their coop all three baby chicks dived under their mum in terror and of course Margot fluffed up to accommodate them, being the wonderful mum that she is........

When photographing creatures that are a bit shy, patience is of the essence and getting into some pretty uncomfortable positions is also a given. So, for this shot, it was flat on my stomach, on the muddy and pooey ground.......Nice!

But I was rewarded with a peek from under mums feathers! Now that made it all worthwhile...

I enticed them with a bit of seed and out they came to explore......

Doing a good job Margot........and dad always hovers in the background on hand to help. Gee, they certainly have it sorted!

Don't you just love their eyes...... they look like they have just been eyelinered!

Prudence sat on 12 eggs and this was the only one that hatched....she is a lot more protective of her baby chick. She clucks and fluffs and guides her baby around the coop and quite nervous about me.

With all the terribly sad events this week....I just thought that I would share our little bit of fluffy happiness and that good and special little things are still around us.........