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by Jacksparrow
Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 450
Views: 368958

Re: BUTTERFLIES

A decent day today and two butterflies came to visit. A Holly Blue and a Large White. :)
by Jacksparrow
Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 507
Views: 475625

Re: BLACKBIRDS

Mine was waiting on the fence near my back door this morning. I showed him the bag of sultanas and he followed me over to the bird table. As soon as I had tipped a few he was down like a shot. :blackbird: :bolt:
by Jacksparrow
Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Ospreys
Replies: 882
Views: 638235

Re: Ospreys

That's quite sad peregrine, its good that the chicks are given a chance to survive, but its sad that parents can't feed them :( Do you know why they are being relocated to Spain? I think the report suggests that getting the chicks to Spain will give them a better chance of completing the migration ...
by Jacksparrow
Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 507
Views: 475625

Re: BLACKBIRDS

I have a very friendly blackbird couple coming to my garden, which I find very unusual because blackbirds have always been very nervous and would always fly away quickly if I appear. Not this couple. They worked out around what time I come out to put the food out and its become a routine that they ...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jul 04, 2024 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 450
Views: 368958

Re: BUTTERFLIES

I was pleasantly surprised today when I happened to be passing my buddleia to see a Painted Lady enjoying the nectar. The first this year. :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 450
Views: 368958

Re: BUTTERFLIES

I've got a teeny buddleia with a couple of big flowers on, but it's had no takers. We don't get many butterflies here, I hoped a firm favourite might catch the attention of a few. It's been stupidly windy for the last 3 summers too, and the below average temperatures are pleasing neither man nor be...
by Jacksparrow
Tue Jul 02, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 450
Views: 368958

Re: BUTTERFLIES

My Buddlia is now in full bloom but there are no butterflies to enjoy it. I think it has been a disastrous year for butterflies compared to what I've been getting in recent years. I think the northerly winds have prevented species such as Painted Lady and Red Admiral which are largely migrants comin...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jun 27, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 450
Views: 368958

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Not in my garden but out on a walk near home I saw a Ringlet and a Marbled White. We seem a little short of the usual white butterflies so far.
by Jacksparrow
Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: MOTHS
Replies: 130
Views: 162557

Re: MOTHS

Willpar wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:57 am
Have noticed that the buddlia has just started flowering in a few places I walk.
Same here. My own is usually a little later. The flowers have formed but are not yet big enough to bloom.
by Jacksparrow
Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1415
Views: 1231735

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

My most frequent hog visiting it coming at the same time each evening. It doesn't bother waiting for darkness to fall and is usually scoffing by 21.50. The lighter evenings mean less dark night time so an early start is OK as long as you know it is safe. :hedgehog: :moon: