Author Topic: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill  (Read 131325 times)

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #725 on: 12 January, 2023, 07:59:30 pm »
WTAFF?
https://www.ferberpainting.co.uk/products/hedgehog-killer-500-baits

Company says their website has been hacked.

NOT funny.

Looking under the “Pest Control” section I’d say they’re telling the truth about that.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #726 on: 13 January, 2023, 07:07:35 pm »
More random pets than wildlife, and I'm not even a dog person, but is anyone else hooked on Rory Cellan Jones' updates about #sophiefromromania?
https://twitter.com/ruskin147?t=hCwhez0li_6QC_xDp2QN9A&s=09
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #729 on: 29 January, 2023, 05:03:24 pm »
It seems Whiskas cat food pouches have shrunk from 100g to 85g, whilst the price at Sainsbury's remains unaltered.
Seems like too much plastic waste for our very hungry cats.

They won't eat tinned.

I feel guilty about buying Nestlé Felix.

Oh dear!

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #730 on: 03 March, 2023, 07:16:49 am »
https://twitter.com/wiwildlife/status/1631192907582504960?s=61&t=HfuIckdQiuRpNK1Zz9_qlQ

Fed up with fish. A recent photo on Twitter of a South Uist otter with a rabbit she had caught for her young.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #731 on: 03 March, 2023, 12:56:16 pm »
It seems Whiskas cat food pouches have shrunk from 100g to 85g, whilst the price at Sainsbury's remains unaltered.
Seems like too much plastic waste for our very hungry cats.

They won't eat tinned.

I feel guilty about buying Nestlé Felix.

Oh dear!

There is no ethical consumption under catipalism...

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #732 on: 04 March, 2023, 06:36:56 pm »
Ms Vixen Fox paid another visit to our patio today.
Ambled off quite soon.
Suspect our large cat flap could accommodate her and she could make an indoor visit..
Skinny sneaky scavenger Simon cat burglar has just entered.

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #733 on: 04 March, 2023, 06:46:09 pm »
The barn owl I had often seen hunting along side the road I commute on, in the mornings, was hit by a car and killed on Thursday morning. I stopped and moved the body out of the road, before traffic mashed it to a pulp of guts and white feathers.  :'(
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #734 on: 04 March, 2023, 08:58:41 pm »
That is so sad, especially when it is a bird you have become used to seeing.

On a practical note, did you think to check if it was ringed?

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #735 on: 04 March, 2023, 09:25:31 pm »
No. There were no rings on the legs.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #736 on: 05 March, 2023, 12:36:25 pm »
It seems Whiskas cat food pouches have shrunk from 100g to 85g, whilst the price at Sainsbury's remains unaltered.
Seems like too much plastic waste for our very hungry cats.

They won't eat tinned.

I feel guilty about buying Nestlé Felix.

Oh dear!

There is no ethical consumption under catipalism...
Let them eat catapillars!
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #737 on: 04 April, 2023, 08:34:03 pm »
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #738 on: 05 April, 2023, 12:47:41 am »
That story's going to appear in every thread, isn't it?


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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #741 on: 14 April, 2023, 02:25:34 pm »
Two beavers are better than one, as they say.

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #742 on: 09 May, 2023, 04:36:32 pm »
My good pal Penelope has just reported that a magpie has killed a slow worm in her garden, despite her efforts to effect a rescue.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #743 on: 13 May, 2023, 11:45:42 am »
Message from Brother David:

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Tit in our cam box definitely a lone parent. Feeds few caterpillars, but quite a bit of fat ball and suet slab from our feeders. Seems to be keeping them warm in this cold Spring rather than feeding them. So they're starving. Hen just removed a little corpse. 6 out of 9 still alive
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #744 on: 17 May, 2023, 09:18:47 pm »
It is 21:17.
It is dark outside.
Magpie roosting in the tree outside my bedroom window.
Just shut the f*ck up!

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #745 on: 18 May, 2023, 09:04:11 pm »
Local fox is not nocturnal.
Fox and cats seem to co-exist chez nous.

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #746 on: 05 June, 2023, 07:42:17 pm »
Brother David has a large collection of skulls, most of which have been obtained as a result of road kill over the past >50 years.

Today he sent me a photograph of the head of a rather decomposed pike that he had spotted adjacent to Hanningfield Reservoir. He has placed a plastic ruler beside it: the head measures 23cm from gill cover to snout. He estimates that it weighed in excess of 30lb at one time. It's comparable in size to a pike's skull that he already has in a display cabinet in his dining room. That was an Abberton pike, obtained when he was still a water company chemist with duties that took him around the place taking samples, and zoological specimens, on a regular basis.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #747 on: 14 June, 2023, 07:30:23 pm »
A question has arisen for the panel.

I have always referred to such things as "greater spotted woodpeckers" but the Merlin app refers to them as "great spotted woodpecker". Having checked, the RSPB's website and their book published 2004 say "great". Those sources refer to the other one as "lesser spotted woodpecker".

What is the consensus, if any, on here? Greater or great?
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #748 on: 14 June, 2023, 07:46:37 pm »
Great.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #749 on: 14 June, 2023, 08:42:38 pm »
Greater.
As in Greater London.
Look at Great Britain and what happened to that.