WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby Placido » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:52 am

I believe it :nod:. In this strange weather I'd believe anything :shrug:
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby nuthatch » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:55 pm

A mouse just scampered past me in the garden :mouse:
Oh! another, smaller one just took the same route: through the roses :rose: :rose: :mouse: :rose: :rose: across to the front of some pots and into the back of the lavender :D
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby Placido » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:40 am

Clapclapclap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brilliant, Nuthatch. What a wonderful encounter :clap:
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:00 pm

In a similar vein I have discovered what looks like a mousehole on my rockery. No sign of a resident so far :shake: :mouse:
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby Placido » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:37 am

I would pay to have a mousehole in my rockery ..... if I had a rockery :shrug:
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Placido wrote:I would pay to have a mousehole in my rockery ..... if I had a rockery :shrug:

Get a man in and get one built. A rockery not a mousehole. :nod:
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby nuthatch » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:40 pm

A mouse just dashed past me again :mouse: :D
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby Placido » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:53 pm

This morning whilst idly fashioning a new spurtle, for best, I heard that horrible thump when a bird hits a window. Tracked it down to the front bedroom window where the blood was trickling down the glass, armed myself with a plastic bag, gloves and a wet cloth and sallied forth to do the necessary cleaning up.
No bird on the ground, in fact absolutely nothing on the ground, just the watery trickle which looked more like raspberry juice than anything. Wiped it away and looked around again, nothing.

Now, either a bird with dark, diluted blood had made off, bloody but unbowed, or someone had thrown a large raspberry at my window. I can't make my mind up ...... :scratch:
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:34 pm

Placido wrote:This morning whilst idly fashioning a new spurtle, for best, I heard that horrible thump when a bird hits a window. Tracked it down to the front bedroom window where the blood was trickling down the glass, armed myself with a plastic bag, gloves and a wet cloth and sallied forth to do the necessary cleaning up.
No bird on the ground, in fact absolutely nothing on the ground, just the watery trickle which looked more like raspberry juice than anything. Wiped it away and looked around again, nothing.

Now, either a bird with dark, diluted blood had made off, bloody but unbowed, or someone had thrown a large raspberry at my window. I can't make my mind up ...... :scratch:

May I offer a third scenario for your consideration? My local birds have for the last week or two been pillaging someones Blackcurrant crop. I know this from the colour of the CCs, but I digress, my theory is that the bird that struck your window had a beakful of some dark fruit and it was the juice from this that stained your window. The slightly stunned but otherwise healthy bird quickly recovered and made off to refill it's beak and leave yourself with the mess but no culprit.
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Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Postby nuthatch » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:05 pm

Placido wrote:This morning whilst idly fashioning a new spurtle, for best, I heard that horrible thump when a bird hits a window. Tracked it down to the front bedroom window where the blood was trickling down the glass, armed myself with a plastic bag, gloves and a wet cloth and sallied forth to do the necessary cleaning up.
No bird on the ground, in fact absolutely nothing on the ground, just the watery trickle which looked more like raspberry juice than anything. Wiped it away and looked around again, nothing.

Now, either a bird with dark, diluted blood had made off, bloody but unbowed, or someone had thrown a large raspberry at my window. I can't make my mind up ...... :scratch:


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