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by Placido
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1282
Views: 309108

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Cleaned and refilled the Olympic-sized baffie this morning - and the first customer was a male bullfinch :D !!
Haven't seen one for ages.
by Placido
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 367
Views: 136351

Re: BLACKBIRDS

Phew - Western civilisation is saved again :eek:. Talking of blackbirds ....... last evening looked out of Observation Post No. 1 (I'm worried about invasion too :rolleyes:) and the feeding cage was ram-jam full of 2 babies and a daddy blackbird. I would have loved to see how he got them inside it b...
by Placido
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: FROGS
Replies: 146
Views: 42585

Re: FROGS

:clap: Yaaaay, Meggle of the Month :trophy: :thumbsup: - well done to everyone involved :D.

PS>: Taddies on tv the other evening, and I thought of you :(
by Placido
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 367
Views: 136351

Re: BLACKBIRDS

Trenches ?!?!?! :eek: :dogrun: What do you know that we don't know.

Good for the blackies - as a breed, robins are lazy likkle blighters ...... or maybe your robins have kicked the youngsters out of the nests whilst the blackbirds are still feeding young.
by Placido
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: MAGPIES
Replies: 30
Views: 7256

Re: MAGPIES

Now you don't see this every day ...... a magpie at the edge of the pond, pecking at the grass, or butyl liner edge, and rubbing its beak under its wings -- anting !!!!!! When it had gone I checked the place and, yes, black ants running around all over the place. The formic acid acts as an insectici...
by Placido
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 367
Views: 136351

Re: BLACKBIRDS

Like that, Willpar - good feeling to start the day :nod:
by Placido
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 282
Views: 117151

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Hawkweed 2019 002.JPG This is worth photographing: it's a new hawkweed popped open today - but it's on a very, very short stem, no more than one inch long. An adaptation to hostile circumstances. How to flower even though a mower keeps on chopping off your head. Charles Darwin would have been proud...
by Placido
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 282
Views: 117151

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

:wow: :bow: Now there's a thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratz on that, Jacksparrow.
Rowan as host is new to me too.
by Placido
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1118
Views: 313825

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Looked outside in the miggle of the night and a young, I presume 'cos it was fairly small, hedgie was trundling across the front lawn as though it was late for an appointment :).
by Placido
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Plants
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: Plant ID

:clap: :banana: Ere we go ....... :D