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by Jacksparrow
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 382
Views: 177646

Re: BIRD FEEDING

I looked out the patio door window this morning and guess who was back? :weep:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: TREES AND LEAVES
Replies: 54
Views: 42152

Re: TREES AND LEAVES

During todays mini ramble we passed through the outskirts of a large housing development. Part of the landscaping has been the planting of young fruit trees as the building plot was once a large orchard. We noticed last week one particular small pear tree was devoid of foliage but a few scraggy frui...
by Jacksparrow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: HIPS AND HAWS
Replies: 0
Views: 10

HIPS AND HAWS

The covid lockdown has given Mrs JS and myself the opportunity to do the same walk on a weekly basis. When we started there were hardly any leaves on the trees and bushes nor any blossom. All this has happened over the last 6 months and now we are seeing the resulting fruits. It is clear that this y...
by Jacksparrow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1515
Views: 560057

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

peregrine wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:52 pm
After months of absence two Nuthatches back on the bird table. One smaller than the other. Not sure if a pair and if so which one is the female, larger or smaller. Bird books don't really say.
An adult and a juvenile perhaps?
by Jacksparrow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1515
Views: 560057

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

For me a visit from a Coal Tit is a cause for celebration. Tonight I celebrate :banana:
by Jacksparrow
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1515
Views: 560057

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

I had a visit from a Great Tit today. This is the first for a couple of months ago during the nesting season. It looked resplendent in a brand new plumage.
by Jacksparrow
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: THE LIFE OF PEA
Replies: 38
Views: 5574

Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Placido wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:17 am
So pleased Pea navigated the summer without mishap. That's nice :)
It is a nice plant to have in the garden but it is a trifle unruly. Mrs JS is rewarded with a constant flow of flowers and I have learnt how to wrangle it.
by Jacksparrow
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: THE LIFE OF PEA
Replies: 38
Views: 5574

Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Three months on from the early flowers the last few blooms are now passing over. I have dead headed so it will produce very few pea pods and all that remains is the autumn clearance which will probably happen in November.
by Jacksparrow
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 319
Views: 151499

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Apart from the ubiquitous whites I have not seen any of the more colourful species for a few weeks. I'm hoping the current warm spell will approve the situation.
by Jacksparrow
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 382
Views: 177646

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Placido wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:35 am
Yay !! Good move, Jacksparrow.
Thing is though, if you do a reverse ferret now the ferals will all be back within a fortnight :weep: !
That thought is very much to the front of my mind but the problem is I don't know until I've tried to return to normal. :nod: