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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5425 on: 16 September, 2019, 03:07:25 pm »
. Ceredigion is rather wonderful!

Shh!  It's a secret.   :D

I cycled up to Llangrannog last Friday for a weekend stay by the coast. I can confirm that it is wonderful, if mainly uphill. I thought of you Basil, as I skirted Llandyssul.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5426 on: 16 September, 2019, 04:50:21 pm »
. Ceredigion is rather wonderful!

Shh!  It's a secret.   :D

I cycled up to Llangrannog last Friday for a weekend stay by the coast. I can confirm that it is wonderful, if mainly uphill. I thought of you Basil, as I skirted Llandyssul.

You'd be very welcome to call in for a cuppa, should you ever be this way again.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5427 on: 17 September, 2019, 10:08:47 am »
Noted. Thanks.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5428 on: 17 September, 2019, 02:05:59 pm »
Fight!

in my garden in the early hours of this morning

https://youtu.be/yaMSo-Q8AeU

The full 5 minute highlights:

https://youtu.be/q112Z_2jrGU
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5429 on: 17 September, 2019, 08:20:14 pm »
Fight!

in my garden in the early hours of this morning

https://youtu.be/yaMSo-Q8AeU

The full 5 minute highlights:

https://youtu.be/q112Z_2jrGU

That’s fantastic - so nice to see them. They look nice and round as far as I can tell, hopefully ok for hibernation. The victim is not easily deterred from his food :)

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5430 on: 17 September, 2019, 09:34:20 pm »
A sparrow hawk sat on our patio first thing this morning giving me a stern look when I went out with my coffee.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5431 on: 29 September, 2019, 02:21:25 pm »
How odd.  Our local swifts left some time ago, yet I've just seen a good number flying around in a feeding pattern.  They now seem to have disappeared again.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5432 on: 30 September, 2019, 12:29:05 am »
Friday night was bats in the camp site. According to the app the leader of the neighboring troop had they were probably pipistrel (sp)

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5433 on: 04 October, 2019, 09:25:32 am »
Until very recently we had only very rarely seen starlings around here, but for the last two or three weeks our very own murmuration of starlings has moved it. We have a great view from the kitchen window while we're getting our evening grub together.  It's not a very big one, probably less than a thousand birds, but it's a start.  Hope the neonics don't get them.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5434 on: 10 October, 2019, 05:41:03 pm »
While sitting in a doctor's waiting room, a blackbird eating rowan berries. It faffed around for a while before finding a twig it could stand on & reach some berries, but eventually succeeded.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5435 on: 14 October, 2019, 08:43:10 am »
Went in to the garage at 10:00pm last night to escape the rain whilst I had a fag and was greeted by a hedgehog also keeping out of the rain I presume.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5436 on: 14 October, 2019, 09:30:05 am »
I rode round one yesterday.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5437 on: 24 October, 2019, 12:13:01 pm »
Sadly found a dead hedgehog on the lawn yesterday. It was a very small one so probably from a second litter. We still are still feeding at least two and hopefully these will make it through the winter.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5438 on: 25 October, 2019, 12:45:22 am »
Tonight, on the way back from the pub, I found a sick barn owl.
It was sick enough that it let me take a phone photo from close range, but had enough life that at attempt at capture with the hands failed (just flew 5 yards along the road).

There is a Barn Owl Centre a couple of miles from home (in Quedgeley), but phones are 9 am to 9 pm, and email is phone us for the address. Given the weather forecast, I don't suppose it will survive for a morning contact.

Update:
I went back on Saturday morning ("Tonight" having been Thursday evening), and there was no sign of it ever having been there. Maybe it had been temporarily stunned by a car windscreen.

Interestingly, it was only 200 yards along the road from where I'd found a red-legged partridge asleep in the middle of the road one evening a couple of years previously. That didn't wake up until I picked it up, prior to putting it in the adjacent field

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5439 on: 25 October, 2019, 08:52:47 am »
Fingers crossed that the rescue centre can be contacted and can find it in time. Poor wol.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5440 on: 25 October, 2019, 03:48:24 pm »
Last night in my back garden, featuring a magpie, a stare-off between a cat and a hedgehog and some hedgehog vs hedgehog argy-bargy. Most evenings I leave water, dogfood (tripe from a tin) and some crunchy biscuity cat food. The meaty dogfood used to go first, but now it is more or less ignored and they (the hedgehogs) go for the crunchy cat nibbles.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5441 on: 26 October, 2019, 12:42:22 pm »
A Wren in the garden. I think I've only ever seen them away from home before.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5442 on: 27 October, 2019, 09:05:42 pm »
A kingfisher. I was driving a narrowboat and the kingfisher flew ahead of us for a good 2 miles. It would perch and, as we caught up, fly off ads in and perch. I managed to take some passable photos of it. If I could remember how, I would post some.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5443 on: 28 October, 2019, 08:04:31 am »
A Jay in black Park yesterday  :)
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5444 on: 30 October, 2019, 03:39:53 pm »




I photographed this little chap whilst steering a narrowboat along the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Bach without a doubt.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5445 on: 30 October, 2019, 05:51:21 pm »
No picture visible, Wow.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5446 on: 30 October, 2019, 06:08:44 pm »
It was earlier, but isn't any more.  I predict google.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5447 on: 30 October, 2019, 06:27:45 pm »
It's google photos, that's true. I post photos so infrequently that I can never remember how to do it.

Edit: Jan can see them whether she's logged in or not. I'm baffled.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5448 on: 30 October, 2019, 06:43:00 pm »
IIRC it's something to do with an embedded auth token expiring, rather than logged-inness.  I'm not sure what the solution was (if any).
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5449 on: 30 October, 2019, 06:57:18 pm »
I can see them in Opera but not in SRWare Iron. I think Opera may have cached them as I've only just checked with Iron.

ETA - shift-F5 in Opera and they're gone.