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by Jacksparrow
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 138
Views: 94668

Re: WOOD PIGEONS

I found a dead adult Woodie in the garden today :( . There was no obvious sign as to the cause of death. :shrug:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1628
Views: 723226

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Not just today but every day. I sometimes wonder when watching the birds visiting during the hours of daylight whether they are different birds or the old favourites returning time and time again. The only ones that I am 100% certain of are the feral pigeons who have individual markings and colours....
by Jacksparrow
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 360
Views: 214396

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Very similar up in the SW Midlands. Lots of Daffs and other bulb plants plus Primroses poking through. The first Blackthorn bushes are getting into bloom plus the flowering cherry trees. But where has the Spring gone? :shrug:
by Jacksparrow
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: FROGS
Replies: 180
Views: 96074

Re: FROGS

The cooler weather seems to have cooled the ardour of the frogs. I see the occasional swirl of water in the ponds indicating they are still around but nothing compared to last week when coupling was taking place. No sign of any spawn just yet which is probably just as well as there was ice on one of...
by Jacksparrow
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1628
Views: 723226

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

I'm happy to say goldfinch are regular visitors to my SF heart feeder although the numbers have dropped compared to a few years ago. A drop has been recorded all over the country by the BTO and at present no-one knows why although several theories are being considered.
by Jacksparrow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 323
Views: 186697

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Willpar wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:09 pm
My first two spots of the year. A peacock and a comma butterfly. Seen this morning in the lovely sunshine.
Well spotted willpar. I'm still waiting for the first of the year which is usually a Brimstone.
by Jacksparrow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1628
Views: 723226

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Not seen by me worse luck, as i have not been there for several years. But was told this morning that one of the Isle Of Wight, white tailed sea eagles was spotted not too far from where i live. it was reported to wherever it gets reported to. Is a tidal river that is was spotted. A substantial pre...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1628
Views: 723226

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

A male Sprawk turned up today and caught nothing. He perched rather forlornly on my back fence looking into the thick ivy on the tall wire fence just behind my garden. The ivy is usually full of sparrows awaiting a turn on my feeders or birdbaths but he was out of luck. His predecessors have also fa...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1628
Views: 723226

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Blackbirds engaged in a courtship routine in my front garden and finally mating :blackbird: :love: :blackbird: . There must be a nest somewhere local but I have not seen any attempts to construct one. :shrug:
by Jacksparrow
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: MICE
Replies: 41
Views: 30860

Re: MICE

Willpar wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:01 am
There are cats about jacksparrow camera picks them up. Not as many as there used to be though. Having said that, i would love the camera pick up an owl getting one.
Me too. But I doubt it will ever happen :shake: