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by Jacksparrow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: NEWTS
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

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: 237
Views: 92786

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Several OTs today and(like willpar) my first Holly Blue of the year.
by Jacksparrow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 111
Views: 44912

Re: TADPOLES

The first tadders from the late batch of spawn are free swimming already. I think the warm sunshine has brought them on quicker than the early batches.
by Jacksparrow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 237
Views: 92786

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Placido wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:48 pm
A warm 65F brought out my first glimpse of this year's orange tip :butterfly: :rara: !
About 2 hours later there was another one :eek:, or possibly the first one flying backwards :shrug:. Anyway, the OTs are here again :yes:
Hurrah!. :clap: I'm still looking for the first one at the Chateau :(
by Jacksparrow
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1212
Views: 288132

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Willpar wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Seen a fledgling robin today. A parent was in attendance.
A nice early one. Well spotted.
by Jacksparrow
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1212
Views: 288132

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Placido wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Fairly frequent visitor, song thrush, today having a joyous bath with a male chaffinch eating close by.
Camera in next room :( :rolleyes:
That's a pity,I've almost forgotten what a Song Thrush looks like :(
by Jacksparrow
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 111
Views: 44912

Re: TADPOLES

It looks like my tadpoles are thriving :) . The warm sun made them very active today a fact which Mr Blackbird also noticed. :(
by Jacksparrow
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: SPARROWHAWK
Replies: 46
Views: 26575

Re: SPARROWHAWK

Placido wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:06 pm
First sight this morning - a small heap of sparrow feathers on the lawn. Sprawk's breakfast :(.
It is upsetting but Sprawks may well have hatchlings to feed at present so a steady supply of food is vital for them.
by Jacksparrow
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: FROGS
Replies: 142
Views: 39488

Re: FROGS

I had a surprise today when I found a late batch of spawn nearly six weeks after the first lot appeared in early March :)
by Jacksparrow
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 111
Views: 44912

Re: TADPOLES

I think it is fair to say that the early life of a tadpole is fraught with danger most of which is the other water creatures they share their environment with. due to the amount of rain we've had recently water levels in my ponds have risen giving access to areas previously inaccessible for my curio...