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by greg
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1300
Views: 333588

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

2 visits today, from a family of 7 Long Tailed Tits. They're only interested in the fat balls.
by greg
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Badger cull
Replies: 8
Views: 3394

Re: Badger cull

The Badger has to be vaccinated each year, so the figure is a bit higher than that. Here's a piece from the tbfree website ........ You need to cage-trap the badgers to vaccinate them. And you have to it annually for period of at least five years. The process is costly and needs to be carried out by...
by greg
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Badger cull
Replies: 8
Views: 3394

Re: Badger cull

The original study ( the Krebs report ) in the 90's studied the effects of culling and concluded that culling was not effective. I think the latest culls are just a fudge by the government to keep the farming community happy.
Vaccination seems to be the best option, but it's not the cheapest option.
by greg
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Badger cull
Replies: 8
Views: 3394

Badger cull

This is a dated by a few days............. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35121632 This part especially ........... "I'm pleased to say more than half of the country is on track to be officially free of the disease by the end of this parliament thanks to the strategy we put in place. ' Dear Ms...
by greg
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Which season
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Re: Which season

One of the shoots on my Roses is about an inch long. All that energy going into a part of the plant that I'll only prune off in Spring. The dilemma is, do I do my Spring pruning now, or leave it? Where's our Rose expert? When will we have substantial frosts, when will the first snowfall of 2016 be. ...
by greg
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Which season
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Which season

We should be starting a 'First signs of Winter ' thread by now, but a 'First signs of Spring' would be more apt. My Roses are sprouting and some of my Clematis shoots are now producing leaves! So I have a theory! We shall have a late Spring :nod: The shoots and buds will appear well before they shou...
by greg
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Goldcrest
Replies: 5
Views: 3722

Re: Goldcrest

I'm hoping it was just hungry :)
by greg
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Goldcrest
Replies: 5
Views: 3722

Goldcrest

The Goldcrest turned up today. We usually see it when we have a cold snap so it was a bit of a surprise. It always appears in the silver/blue conifer by the kitchen. I think it hunts for spiders and their eggs.
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by greg
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: GOLDFINCHES
Replies: 74
Views: 42258

Re: GOLDFINCHES

Great photo Jacksparrow. What camera is it ?
by greg
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: OWLS
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

Re: OWLS

Just found this clip on facebook ....................