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by Butterfly
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Government sanctions culls.
Replies: 27
Views: 508

Re: Government sanctions culls.

They say: “The number of birds that may be killed is strictly limited and won’t harm the conservation status of any species.” That really annoys me! What do you mean it won't harm conservation status???? Many of killed species are red listed, with their numbers in steep decline, how can you say kill...
by Butterfly
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Government sanctions culls.
Replies: 27
Views: 508

Re: Government sanctions culls.

I get your points guys, but I still strongly oppose culls. We are losing animals, insects and plants worldwide, and instead of looking into ways to make efforts to find better ways to coexist we, humans, think the best way is just to go out and kill what is perceived as a nuisance. I read somewhere ...
by Butterfly
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1041
Views: 283002

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

That's lovely Willpar :clap: , they look healthy and good weight from what we can see :hedgehog:
by Butterfly
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: FROGS
Replies: 117
Views: 36706

Re: FROGS

Thats a nice number Jack :clap: , soon there will be many more little frogs :love:
I don't think we will have a repeat of The Beast from the East :freezing: this year, or at least I hope not :eek:
by Butterfly
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 124
Views: 53489

Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Thanks Willpar :) , they didn't say if it will clear up but they mentioned that the growth may regress with time. But thats in milder cases, so I sent them another email asking that question, if they can answer at all and if possible to tell by just looking at that picture.
by Butterfly
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 124
Views: 53489

Re: WOOD PIGEONS

I sent an email to BTO with that picture of the sick woodie and got a prompt reply that, even though its difficult to confirm without physically seeing the bird, they think its avian pox. They also suggested that I log the case with GWH which I did :nod: . They replied very quickly too! They were bo...
by Butterfly
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 124
Views: 53489

Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Thanks Jack, I will contact them tomorrow and see what they say :) . I feel sorry for that bird :(
by Butterfly
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 124
Views: 53489

Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Yeah that's what I thought but can't be sure :confused: . And I don't know if and how contagious it is, but I haven't seen any other bird with any health problem, and he's been hanging around for more than a week. Who would you report it to anyway? :unsure:
by Butterfly
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 124
Views: 53489

Re: WOOD PIGEONS

I mentioned few days ago that I saw a young woodie with a growth on its beak in my garden. Its still coming to eat every day (I keep disinfecting all areas every day) and I've been trying to take a picture of it and finally succeeded today : https://i.imgur.com/0GBHNw8.jpg Its not looking good :( . ...
by Butterfly
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1192
Views: 273481

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

It was quite high and far from me, and from what I could see it was about the size of a blackbird, so it must be a Mistle Thrush :)
Pretty bird :love: