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by Bird
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:58 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Rooks
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Rooks

There are now 3 babies, and I learned that rooks only have one clutch a year, laying four or five eggs. I'd never really learned much about them before. They're getting more used to me coming outside and flinging peanuts on to the lawn, Monkey comes to within about ten foot of me now, and when I sho...
by Bird
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 451
Views: 368998

Re: BUTTERFLIES

I wonder how unseasonably cool or wet weather affects butterflies and moths, you know when they emerge from the cocoon and have to stretch out their wings perfectly and all that? I'm often outside in the late evenings until around 1am, and haven't encountered any moths - there's usually a couple in ...
by Bird
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 451
Views: 368998

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Jacksparrow I'm just south of you!
by Bird
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BLACKBIRDS
Replies: 507
Views: 475657

Re: BLACKBIRDS

We're the same. Sometimes we just have to open the curtains and there's a sweet little expectant face there.
They're very brave aren't they - and can get up to 7 soaked sultanas in a beak at once! The kids must be getting sugar rushes with all that sweet fruit being force fed to them. :laugh:
by Bird
Wed Jul 03, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 451
Views: 368998

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 bea...
by Bird
Wed Jul 03, 2024 5:35 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Rooks
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Rooks

Oh no Willpar, that's a real shame. I hope the numbers pick up soon and it's just a natural cycle.
Rooks are so prehistoric looking aren't they? I'm very fond of this little family.
by Bird
Tue Jul 02, 2024 1:38 am
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 451
Views: 368998

Re: BUTTERFLIES

Saw a meadow brown yesterday in the garden - first butterfly of the year!
by Bird
Tue Jul 02, 2024 1:36 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Rooks
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Rooks

Monkey, the missus, young Rico, and baby Ronnie (in the gutter) - through the kitchen window so not great photos. Ronnie is the last born so is constantly squawking to be fed when they're outside scoffing peanuts, the neighbours must love me! :nod:
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by Bird
Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 476
Views: 460583

Re: STARLINGS

Egg, son of Eddie, has already learned how to get in the caged feeder, and through the wooden bars of the little 'house' which are intended for only sparrows. Only Eddie has ever done this until now. He must be so proud! :laugh:
by Bird
Thu Jun 20, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 476
Views: 460583

Re: STARLINGS

Yes they leave us to babysit in the garden sometimes, but they always seem to have company - the in-laws would come over for raisins, and the adults & youngsters would all have a big celebratory bath.