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by Jacksparrow
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WREN
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: WREN

I'm wondering if they are considering setting up home to start a family. It is lovely they are so confiding. :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: PRUNING
Replies: 19
Views: 17316

Re: PRUNING

My hazel tree needs to be coppiced every two or three years or it gets too tall and crowds out the other trees and shrubs. I always get it done at this time of year when it is easier to see the extent of it's growth. Today was the day. An old friend of mine with a chainsaw arrived and we took out th...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: SPARROWHAWK
Replies: 59
Views: 32273

Re: SPARROWHAWK

He made a kill today. I noticed him on the ground at 1.50 pm under a pyrawotsit, his head going up and down as he ate. It was too gloomy a day to see what he had killed but he really went to town. Fetched the binocs and watched him (well, half of him anyway between the branches) for half an hour. H...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1364
Views: 406236

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

One of my Woodies feasting on the cotoneaster berries. :)
by Jacksparrow
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: SPARROWHAWK
Replies: 59
Views: 32273

Re: SPARROWHAWK

For 3 days now a sprawk has decided around lunchtime to sit in the silver birch until I shoo him off - sorry to the purists, but I do. I'm all on the side that sprawks must eat too but not from the little mob I have patiently built up over the years, generation to generation. Aaaanyway, today it wa...
by Jacksparrow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: CATS
Replies: 133
Views: 53347

Re: CATS

As I was walking away from my house today, I looked back and saw a neighbour's cat on the fence, clearly stalking the feeders :grumpy: :cat: . We have a problem, scary sticks are out :wife: If the scary stick is not handy waving your arms and hissing loudly often works. You must make it clear that ...
by Jacksparrow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Chaffinch
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Re: Chaffinch

Well done Placi. Chaff visits to the chateau garden are intermittent. A couple of weeks ago they were present every day, recently nothing. :shrug:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1364
Views: 406236

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

A Grey Heron arrived in my garden about 8.40 am. Unfortunately it's visit was cut short by myself as I happened to be dealing with the recycling at the same moment. They are big birds when you see them up close :wow:
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1184
Views: 395639

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

I kept waiting for something to happen. It was either mesmerised by the lights or well sated.
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 341
Views: 135339

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Berries that are available at present are the remains from autumn 2019 plus the Ivy berries are currently turning black. In general this winter, so far, has been mild so our birds have not been desperate and therefore able to pick and choose. Only time will tell our offerings turn out to be the diff...