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by Jacksparrow
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 221
Views: 89072

Re: BUTTERFLIES

February 23rd and my first butterfly of the year. My first butterfly of the year is usually a Brimstone and this year in no exception. :) :butterfly:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Government sanctions culls.
Replies: 27
Views: 516

Re: Government sanctions culls.

I agree it is by far a bad situation which needs to be monitored and not left to Nature England to mark their own homework.The situation in the UK has come about because we are a small bunch of islands with a large population. The space required for the population is ever growing and that leaves les...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Government sanctions culls.
Replies: 27
Views: 516

Re: Government sanctions culls.

I can certainly appreciate how the Cormorants could be viewed as being a nuisance. I live a long way from the coast but they are a common sight on my local river which is very popular with anglers. I think inland folk see them as interlopers and see no benefit from encouraging them. The RSPB are obv...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Government sanctions culls.
Replies: 27
Views: 516

Re: Government sanctions culls.

On face value it is a shocking state of affairs with endangered species being culled. The use of Health and Safety as a reason could hide a myriad of problems and unless you know the complete story it is difficult to imagine why the ultimate sanction was the best course available. :(
by Jacksparrow
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: FROGS
Replies: 117
Views: 36707

Re: FROGS

The frog count has reached 25 today and pairing up has begun. :frog: :love: :frog:
A word of caution. I've checked my posts from 12 months ago and there were plenty of frogs to be seen. Then.......a few days later after spawning had commenced.......The Beast from the East :( :freezing: :snow:
by Jacksparrow
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: FROGS
Replies: 117
Views: 36707

Re: FROGS

The first frogs of spring 2019 appeared today :frog: :) I definitely spotted five and one of them came up to the patio door and looked in at us this evening :frog: :magnify:
by Jacksparrow
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 124
Views: 53495

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: If I was in your position I think I would...
by Jacksparrow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 267
Views: 108192

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Placido wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:14 am
Daffodil, Feb '19 001.JPG

Is this a record ??
It has to be for the Wee Glen. You don't usually get Daffs until after Easter when the winter snows have melted :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1192
Views: 273492

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Possibly a Mistle Thrush.
by Jacksparrow
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Sparrows
Replies: 43
Views: 17591

Re: Sparrows

Placido wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:43 am
Suddenly, where have all the speugs gone :unsure: ? The usual day-to-day gang have dwindled to just a few :(.
Maybe they're refurbing their nests ready for an early Spring ........ :shrug:
Nah! :shake: They're all at willpar's gaff checking out the new feeder. :nod: