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by Butterfly
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: MAGPIES
Replies: 53
Views: 30246

Re: MAGPIES

The odd maggie saga continues :nod: . I looked out the window the other day, and I saw the same magpie sleeping on top of the bird table, in the middle of the day, head tucked under the wing and all :eek: https://i.imgur.com/C0NfkNg.jpg I've been seeing him around and his behaviour is really odd. He...
by Butterfly
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Nature
Topic: BEAVERS
Replies: 17
Views: 9631

Re: BEAVERS

Willpar wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:42 am
An update on the Forder Valley beavers here. A female was released a few months after the male.

Another update. One of the beavers got out of the enclosure and has been killed in an RTA.
Devastating :(
by Butterfly
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1749
Views: 900275

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Very nice Jack, very nice :nod:
by Butterfly
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1749
Views: 900275

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Sad to see butterfly. Gardens are good hunting grounds for such birds. They sure are Willpar, they sure are :wife: . All I can do is make my garden as unattractive hunting ground as possible, meaning I will shoo and scare them off every time I am around, and I will "take" their pray, all in hope th...
by Butterfly
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1749
Views: 900275

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

There was another sparrowhawk attack! :wife: I heard the familiar alarm calls, mainly by magpies, went outside to check and startled the sparrowhawk, who had a starling pinned to the ground. As the sparrowhawk flew away, starling flew to the nearest shrub and hid there. I could see its tail, but tho...
by Butterfly
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 432
Views: 267986

Re: BIRD FEEDING

I don't think its garden feeding that affects the balance, its destruction of habitat and food for birds and wildlife by humans.
by Butterfly
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1749
Views: 900275

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Crows are not rare in my part of the south midlands but they are a rare visitor to my garden. Today was one of those days. It's prize was a sultana which I thought for a bird that size was a poor return on the energy used. :shake: I am lucky to have few crow visitors, and I noticed that myself, the...
by Butterfly
Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Ospreys
Replies: 720
Views: 369869

Re: Ospreys

peregrine wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:59 am
It is unusual for a chick to leave on migration before the female but it looks like LR1 has gone.
Maybe something happened to LR1? It is very unusual indeed :unsure:
by Butterfly
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 458
Views: 302285

Re: BLACKBIRDS

Willpar wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:24 pm
Zero here JS.
Same here :nod:
by Butterfly
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY
Replies: 118
Views: 96713

Re: WHAT ELSE I SAW TODAY

Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:34 pm
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Are you sure these were mouse babies? :unsure: I've never seem mouse babies this young but I imagined them to look a bit different :laugh: . These look like squirrel babies to me :unsure: