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by Jacksparrow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: POND LINER

Good progress today and most of the unwanted growth is out of the pond. A few frogs were displaced unfortunately but they made their own arrangements for new accommodation.
by Jacksparrow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Squirrel
Replies: 79
Views: 30697

Re: Squirrel

A hazel tree ?!?!?! Surprised le chateau isn't absolutement overrun by squirrels. What do you do with the hazel nuts, Jacksparrow ? I usually leave them for the beasties. The squirrel is having some but is more interested in the easier meal. Some years I have had a good crop of empty shells :shrug:...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 372
Views: 147745

Re: BLACKBIRDS

One of my Blackies has returned from his summer moult quite early this year. I heard him before I saw him and spotted him eyeing the bees on the ivy blossom. Not that he has a hope of catching one but there's no harm in hoping :blackbird: :bee:
by Jacksparrow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WOOD PIGEONS
Replies: 129
Views: 62116

Re: WOOD PIGEONS

I've seen blackbirds do it, and sparrows, and even blue tits but today I saw a wood pigeon doing it: spreading a wing on the grass to catch the maximum amount of warmth from the blazing :unsure: sun. Every now and then it would swap wings with a luxuriant stretch and roll. I was almost tempted to j...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Squirrel
Replies: 79
Views: 30697

Re: Squirrel

Another visit from the bushy tailed one today :( There are loads of hazel nuts under my nut tree at present but my sunflower hearts feeder is a much easier meal unfortunately. :grumpy:
by Jacksparrow
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: CATS
Replies: 122
Views: 46423

Re: CATS

My attitude to visiting cats is recorded elsewhere on this forum but suffice to say none are physically harmed. This evening Mrs JS alerted me to a visitor of the moggy variety crossing my back patio. I went out to give my usual greeting and frightened it to the extent that it sped across my garden ...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: POND LINER

greenfinch2 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Sounds like a big job there JS ,hope it goes smoothly.
Thankyou greenfinch2. There is more work planned for tomorrow. I still have quite a bit of stuff to get out of the pond at the shallow end before I can think about doing the liner :(
by Jacksparrow
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1149
Views: 344550

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Willpar wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:22 pm
It is the calcium phosphorus ratio. Can give them brittle bones.
Aah yes that'll be it. Now you mention it two of my hogs met on the patio the other night and I'm sure I overheard one of them say about it. :shake: :P
by Jacksparrow
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1149
Views: 344550

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Still fattening up for winter (aren't we all :rolleyes:). That's nice. Mealworms - didn't Willpar say something about the protein content not being high enough, or some thing like that ? Yes, I've forgotten the exact details and I read about it elsewhere. For Hedgies dried mealworms are like sweeti...
by Jacksparrow
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1149
Views: 344550

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

The trailcam is still recording a steady flow of visits throughout the night. More of my food offer is being eaten which is encouraging. I have not put out any dried mealworms this year which I think disappointed some but the number of visits is now higher than when I did. :nod: