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by johnd83
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Leaf cutter bees
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Leaf cutter bees

Morning all, I was sat in my garden this morning with my coffee and I noticed a few little bees landing on my flowers. As I watched them I was them ripping little bits of petals off and flying away with them. Would leaf cutter bees do this as I thought it would be leaves they were after not the peta...
by johnd83
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1496
Views: 503262

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

It was indeed.

There were also joined by 14 starlings and 2 jackdaws. :)
by johnd83
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1496
Views: 503262

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

While enjoying my coffee this morning watching the rear garden feeders I saw.

2 x robin
2 x blackbirds
1 x great tit
1 x pigeon
2 x grey squirrels
by johnd83
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Black bird colour
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Black bird colour

I was sat watching the bird feeders this morning with a coffee and I saw a blackbird which looks quite a reddish colour? Would this be normal for this time of year. It was certain a black bird ground feeding and the trademark hopping on the grass but looked almost red.

Any know?
by johnd83
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Seek app
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Re: Seek app

I have also just downloaded it. So far works well for a free app.
by johnd83
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Plants
Topic: Choice of plants
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

Re: Choice of plants

I got have a purple buddleia in one of the corners and have for the past 3 years. Lovely scent to it and beautiful to look at.
by johnd83
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: Seek app
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Seek app

Hello all,

Today i came across an app called "seek" it uses you phone or tablet to take a photo of birds, bugs and flowers and will ID them for you and give you information.

Just thought it may interest other members. It is available for Android and ios devices..
by johnd83
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Variety of birds
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Variety of birds

I have just treated myself to a Niger seed bird feeder. As well as my mix seed, suet pellets, fat balls and suet block. I am hoping to attract more variety of garden birds to my garden. At the moment this year. I have mainly been getting starlings and house sparrows. Not much of anything else. Does ...
by johnd83
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Spider
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: Spider

Very true. :)
by johnd83
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: Spider
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Spider

I seem to have my first visitor to our front garden bug/butterfly house that I have on the fence. Some type of spider.