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by Jacksparrow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: FROGS
Replies: 143
Views: 39614

Re: FROGS

For the most part I leave a third of the chateau grounds undisturbed and this leaves room for my froglets to grow in a safe environment away from my size nines clumping around. Yesterday I did a little rootling around in the safe area to get rid of some dominant weeds and grasses and disturbed a lit...
by Jacksparrow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 112
Views: 44969

Re: TADPOLES

I have now commenced feeding the tadpoles that have been free swimming for a couple of weeks. The offer of supplementary food has been keenly accepted :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1086
Views: 296909

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

A chateaucam !!! :eek: Who knew ?!?!?!?! The trio arriving and departing together intriguez-moi. Are you sure they weren't dunnocks ?? Excellent news that you have a clandestine fox - was it merely passing through ? It has only been caught by the camera once so the chances are it was my turn for a ...
by Jacksparrow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: MAGPIES
Replies: 27
Views: 6537

Re: MAGPIES

I would think it had fallen from the nest or tried to fledge too early. As you say the sage advice is to let it be and let the parent birds look after it.
by Jacksparrow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1086
Views: 296909

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

I have deployed my trailcam after a long layoff mainly to check for Hogs. I had found the odd CC but nothing to suggest I was getting anything other than the occasional visit. The second night I had three arrive and depart as a trio which was rather odd. I'm not sure what was going on :shrug: I have...
by Jacksparrow
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: NEWTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2985

Re: NEWTS

Placido wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:29 am
Why are they late this year?? Glad they're out and about anyway :nod:.
The pondwater has only recently reached a temperature which make them active. I have seen a reduction in numbers over the last few years so I expect they are becoming harder to spot when they do appear. :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 35
Views: 16935

Re: Wasp

First queen wasp of the season, prospecting for a nest site along the facia/soffit. Not thrilled about this :sadbanana: They(the queen Wasps) have been prospecting the chateau for a week or two now for a likely billet much to Mrs.JS's dismay. I have been recruited to expel the would be Mums before ...
by Jacksparrow
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WREN
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: WREN

You appear to have an avian soap opera happening in your grounds. Thank goodness this is a family forum and we will be spared the spicier details :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: NEWTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2985

Re: NEWTS

The first confirmed Newt sightings of the year today in the chateau lake. Tadders beware :bolt:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 238
Views: 92971

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Several OTs today and(like willpar) my first Holly Blue of the year.