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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5000 on: August 21, 2017, 03:42:27 pm »
I believe he's somewhere along this path..

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5001 on: August 22, 2017, 04:32:22 am »
Ah - won't be seeing anything for a bit, then!

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5002 on: August 27, 2017, 09:44:17 pm »
A polecat! In Wild Woolly Wet Welsh Wales! I now have a full house of British mustelids! Badgers: lots; otters: 4 (2 on Mull, 2 on Barra); pine marten: 1, in Co. Sligo; polecat: 1, on a minor road south of Dolfor, Powys; stoats: lots; weasels: lots. Very pleased.

Ok, the pine marten might object to being called British, but I doubt it.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5003 on: August 28, 2017, 06:04:56 pm »
J.  That and your earlier picture look like chipmunks  (to someone who's not sure what a chipmunk looks like!).  Are you across the pond?  Florida?

Peter

Hi, the first chipmunk was in Algonquin Park, Ontario and the second one was on the interesting climb up to the Tympanogos Caves, Utah.

and yes, I was on that aforementioned path!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5004 on: August 28, 2017, 06:23:25 pm »
J.  That and your earlier picture look like chipmunks  (to someone who's not sure what a chipmunk looks like!).  Are you across the pond?  Florida?

Peter

Hi, the first chipmunk was in Algonquin Park, Ontario and the second one was on the interesting climb up to the Tympanogos Caves, Utah.

and yes, I was on that aforementioned path!!  :thumbsup:

I saw a chipmunk too, when walking up to Timpanogos Cave. In 1984  ;D ;D
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5005 on: August 28, 2017, 08:22:21 pm »
It hasn't changed much! Maybe  0.01mm on a stalagthing!
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5006 on: September 02, 2017, 11:53:51 pm »

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5007 on: September 03, 2017, 11:29:27 am »
The shifts appear to have left, but a surprising number of swallows down by the river.  Many more than usual.  Maybe they're gathering for the off.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5008 on: September 06, 2017, 10:46:36 am »
I saw a Northern Wheatear, but that was on last Saturday's cycle. Does that count?
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5009 on: September 06, 2017, 10:58:48 am »
Monday, a couple of swallowtail butterflies mating in the befuddle. At least, that's how Firefox spells buddleia.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5010 on: September 06, 2017, 02:34:38 pm »
A fox.

Nothing unusual there, except I saw it in the bedroom while I was lying in bed drinking tea.

Ms. P. had left the back door open while sorting out the wheelie bins. Guess it came in for the cat food.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5011 on: September 10, 2017, 01:11:43 pm »
Yesterday, an enormous carp slurping in sliced bread that someone had chucked in the water for the ducks. The vast bulk of it gets eaten by small roach, there not being many ducks at the park at the moment.

I reckon the carp, a fully-scaled common, was well over 20lb in weight and in excess of 30 inches in length. It broke the surface several times as it fed - a spectacular sight!
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5012 on: September 24, 2017, 05:45:15 am »
Earlier in the week in Sequoia National Park: a black bear doing what black bears do in the woods when they're not doning poos, viz. looking for tasty things to put in their mouths.  I did not park in the middle of the road to take a picture of said bear - unlike a Several of dozens of other people - because I am not a fud.

The following day: a coyote.  In the middle of a residential street in Rancho Cucamonga.  Looking terrified, as well she might with motor vehicles doing 45 mph in both directions.

Last night in Eagar AZ: something low and hairy loping across the car park and going to ground under an XJ6  I didn't have my specs on so was unable to get a better ID. Built like an overclocked basset hound in a full-body wig; most likely suspects a raccoon or a chupacabra.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5013 on: September 24, 2017, 07:08:44 pm »
A fox, a hedgehog, and several squirrels and rabbits.  Sadly, all were rather flat.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5014 on: September 24, 2017, 07:14:26 pm »
Red-eared terrapins, basking in the sunshine - as is their wont - by the pond in Chiswick House Gardens. There was a goose with around 9 goslings (very late chicks - they looked only a week or so old) just next to them. Mother goose was careful to keep herself ‘twixt terrapins and chicks, but was happy to rest on the ground just a few inches away.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5015 on: September 25, 2017, 05:58:00 am »
OK, I've just seen two raccoons foraging for, er, whatever raccoons forage for in the parking lots of Walmart Supercenters, which means that whatever I saw in Eagar was way too big to have been a raccoon so was probably a chupacabra after all.  Or a badger.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5016 on: September 25, 2017, 06:39:53 am »
4 or so buzzards flapping lazily away after being disturbed by me.  I reckon they must have been pi$$ed off at having their quiet spot disturbed, I didn't see a car for 10km down that road.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5017 on: September 25, 2017, 08:31:15 am »
On Saturday evening early dusk on a lane in Monmouthshire near White Castle, a hare running towards me. It saw me, stopped, and ran back the way it had come before darting off into a field. Big ears, big legs, it makes running in that loppity way (but so distinct from a rabbit's) look so easy.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5018 on: October 01, 2017, 07:54:53 pm »
A little owl sitting in a farmyard. Also lots of dragon flies and butterflies, which flew away too fast for me to identify, in the bramble hedge along the canal.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5019 on: October 14, 2017, 06:36:14 pm »
Three soprano pips and three Natterers bats. We were checking the bat boxes put up on the Dalmunzie Estate, at the heart of Glen Shee and probably the highest golf course in Scotland. Definitely one of the more waterlogged ones.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5020 on: November 03, 2017, 07:32:51 pm »
While riding passed dorney rowing lake a green woodpecker  :)
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5021 on: November 05, 2017, 08:12:55 pm »
20171104_134754 by David Martin, on Flickr
Anyone know what this is from? It is runnier and greener than it appears in the pic and is not really discrete pellets. I think it might be avian.  Finger for scale. Very large pile for such thin scat. Found in a boggy bit of Corrie Fee.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5022 on: November 06, 2017, 06:15:47 pm »
On our meander up Corrie Fee on Saturday we stumbled across a fine air of antlers which had been recently cut from a kill. A few metres further on was the gralloch, still relatively fresh - red veining and no disturbance by scavengers. The Stag season ended on 20th October and there is no way it had been there since then.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5023 on: November 13, 2017, 10:02:02 am »
Four grouse in a local field. Quite uncommon around here.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5024 on: November 18, 2017, 08:20:36 pm »
Tonight's entertainment was p-p-p-pick up a p-p-p-Partridge

I was riding home from the pub, when the autopilot avoided an obstacle in the road. Delayed reaction told me it looked like a partridge, so I did a U-turn and went back for a second look. Definitely a partridge (Red-legged/French variety), so, having passed it for a second time, I turned round again and parked the bike on the verge with the standlight pointing vaguely partridge-wards, wandered over, picked it up (at which point it woke up and started trying to run), and deposited it on the verge where no following car could run it over.