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by Jacksparrow
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Plants
Topic: TREES
Replies: 79
Views: 46978

Re: TREES

I planted an apple tree today. The big idea is to train it against the wall espallier fashion. It is only a tiddler about 3 to 4 feet high so the next crop may be very limited. :nod: However, 2030 should produce a bumper crop. :)
by Jacksparrow
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 429
Views: 237169

Re: BLACKBIRDS

My Blackbirds have discovered the the cotoneaster berries are ready to eat. The two bushes are close to the front of the house but it didn't seem to phase them.
by Jacksparrow
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1555
Views: 661893

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

A male Blackcap. I spotted him flitting around in the now leafless Rowan. His task was to get at the few remaining berries. Starlings and Blackbirds eat most of the berries but they can't get at the ones on the flimsy outer branches. Being a good deal lighter these berries were now problem for him. ...
by Jacksparrow
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 321
Views: 173865

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Willpar wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:06 am
Had a lot of wet dull days lately. But yesterday the sun came out in spells. Last part of my walk and a red admiral fluttering about.
With the weather forecast predicting much colder weather that may be the last sighting for 2020. Red Admirals are always one of the last to go into hibernation.
by Jacksparrow
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: BRAMBLES
Replies: 3
Views: 2984

Re: BRAMBLES

During a lockdown walk today we noticed the quite a few of the brambles were blossoming again :shrug: There are very few leaves on the bushes so the blossom looks very odd. :)
by Jacksparrow
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1555
Views: 661893

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

The old saying "feed them and they will come" proven I think. Well done Willpar. :yes:
by Jacksparrow
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 415
Views: 227292

Re: STARLINGS

I have a nice little bunch of starlings coming to feed every day, they are outside in the tree sitting, chattering and waiting for breakfast every morning. However, last few days they don't eat any food, just sit in the tree and sing :scratch: . Everything is the same in the garden, I haven't chang...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: BEAVERS
Replies: 14
Views: 6842

Re: BEAVERS

A male Eurasian beaver has been released today in the Forder Valley area of Plymouth. It is a wet wooded area. Is hoped that the dams will slow the water flow downstream and help with flooding. it's going to take a while for one to make a difference. I thought they usually tried to release a breedi...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1555
Views: 661893

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Today I had a visit from a GS Woodpecker :) . It was on the fatball feeder. to the best of my knowledge that is the first time for about three years. :banana:
by Jacksparrow
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 415
Views: 227292

Re: STARLINGS

I have a nice little bunch of starlings coming to feed every day, they are outside in the tree sitting, chattering and waiting for breakfast every morning. However, last few days they don't eat any food, just sit in the tree and sing :scratch: . Everything is the same in the garden, I haven't chang...