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by Jacksparrow
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 38
Views: 19095

Re: Wasp

Following on from Jacksparrow's bumble bee spot t'other day, I met a wasp this morning. It was flying very low to the dew-soaked grass :shrug:. Either thirsty or it had dropped something. Might have been a Queen looking for winter quarters. They like a small rodent burrow if they can find a vacancy...
by Jacksparrow
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1317
Views: 362505

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

All this within the space of 15 minutes this morning. 4 LTTs, 2 fledgling Woodies,a Coal Tit, 2 Blue tits, 5 Collared Doves and lastly but no means leastly a Magpie with no tail feathers. I was disappointed not to get a photo of the latter one as it looked rather odd :nod: What I heard today was a B...
by Jacksparrow
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Squirrel
Replies: 81
Views: 31833

Re: Squirrel

I had a visit from the Squirrel today. It didn't stop long after it realised I was watching. Little rascal :squirrel:
by Jacksparrow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY
Replies: 103
Views: 54902

Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

I was hacking away at some summer foliage when I heard a sound I usually expect to hear in the spring on one of the first warm days of the year. The unmistakable drone of a Bumblebee :jawdrop: At first I couldn't see it but finally just caught a glimpse of it disappearing under my holly tree. A Quee...
by Jacksparrow
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1157
Views: 357723

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

I always enjoy the sight if a busy Hog both big or small.
PS The camera clock is little awry :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WREN
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: WREN

Placido wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Didn't see one but heard one :clap: this morning. Very loud, like a little corncrake :unsure:.
Eh? Are you sure you weren't stood on it's toe :wave2:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 36
Views: 1607

Re: POND LINER

Placido wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 am
I'm certain they will return rejoicing to their refurbished home, Jacksparrow :nod:. Now you can put the rent up :D :rara:
I'll wait until they return before raising the rent. I don't wan't to scare them off. :shake:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1157
Views: 357723

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

A cutie. I'm a little disappointed that I haven't seen any youngsters visit this year :shake: :hedgehog:
by Jacksparrow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 36
Views: 1607

Re: POND LINER

'A' for Effort, Jacksparrow :yes:. Next year should be very interesting :). What about the noots ?? Due to the pond being a little choked with vegetation things have not suited them. I only saw a couple this year but in years past there have been a dozen or so. I'm hoping the cleaned out new pond w...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 36
Views: 1607

Re: POND LINER

You will all be relieved to hear that the liner replacement it pretty much complete. There are a few little details to attend to but to all intents and purposes the pond has been handed back to the users. My expectation is that it will not be so popular as a wintering site like it has in the past te...