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by Jacksparrow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: NEWTS
Replies: 11
Views: 4441

Re: NEWTS

First newt sightings of the year today. If any Tadders have survived the newts will soon polish them off.
by Jacksparrow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 290
Views: 120785

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Placido wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Another example of social awareness :) - this one was large and it was white :shrug:
Yes, I saw a Large White today too. The first of the season and not a brassica in sight :shake:
by Jacksparrow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 316
Views: 143089

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

The first of my Bluebells came into flower today plus a few pink ones for good measure. :)
by Jacksparrow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 144
Views: 58495

Re: TADPOLES

Some rather grim news on the tadpole front. I have been looking intently in their pond over the last few days and have not seen one. Usually warm sunshine brings them to the surface but none are in sight. :( Probably it was bit much to expect what was almost a new pond to support all the spawn. I am...
by Jacksparrow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: MAGPIES
Replies: 37
Views: 11479

Re: MAGPIES

A pair of magpies appear to have adopted my garden as home territory. When I am in the chateau garden and hear little mewing noises and look around for the source I see one of them if not both. Other smaller birds are currently brooding eggs or feeding nestlings so I hope they(the magpies) are not g...
by Jacksparrow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1406
Views: 422745

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

I went out to check the feeders in the garden, and saw a commotion on the wall. There were 4 dunnocks hopping around each other and fluttering their wings. Than the two of them started fighting really viciously, fell on the ground and continued fighting there :eek: . They were so consumed with the ...
by Jacksparrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1201
Views: 408851

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

I have set my trailcam two of the last three nights and have failed to record a single hog visit :( It is very disappointing since in recent times I have had a good number visiting. I'm hoping things will look up but my local Hog population appear to have over-wintered badly.
by Jacksparrow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Plants
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 56
Views: 6200

Re: Plant ID

Plant is now 5ft 2ins tall. The buds are showing signs of colour. Forecast for rain tonight here, so could grow a wee bit faster. The ground has dried up quite a bit. Just been out and loosened the soil around the plants, so if it does rain will penetrate the soil better. OMG Get it fenced in while...
by Jacksparrow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 400
Views: 168266

Re: BLACKBIRDS

Mr Blackbird was "worming" my front lawn this evening. I congratulated him on his fatherhood as he flew off with the results in his beak. :nod: :blackbird:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Ospreys
Replies: 445
Views: 165585

Re: Ospreys

Gerrorff it I saw it first! :)