Author Topic: Seen today  (Read 437137 times)

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5025 on: November 22, 2017, 07:30:25 pm »
A Jay , a buzzard , a massive flock of rooks and several squirrels  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Kim

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5026 on: November 22, 2017, 11:57:17 pm »
Mk 1 shitehawk.  Flying backwards.
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5027 on: December 03, 2017, 05:09:10 pm »
Green woodpecker, tree creeper around Aoxon towers.
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5028 on: December 05, 2017, 05:24:45 pm »
Very torpid slowworm on Little Haven slipway. NOT an animal you would expect to see in December!
" One Cup Of Tea Is Never Enough But 2 Is One Too Many " - John Shuttleworth

David Martin

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5029 on: December 06, 2017, 06:12:10 pm »
That is why it was a very slow worm.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5030 on: December 13, 2017, 03:30:26 pm »
Over the last few days a Buzzard, several kites, a field fare, a green woodpecker, and yesterday 5 hares in the field behind the house, standing out against the snow.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5031 on: December 13, 2017, 06:23:43 pm »
A Jay , a green woodpecker and a kingfisher today  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5032 on: December 14, 2017, 07:47:01 pm »
21 Black Grouse (3 blackcock and 18 greyhens)  and about 30 fieldfares.

Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5033 on: Today at 03:03:19 pm »
Female blackcap on the feeders - a first for us.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5034 on: Today at 03:06:05 pm »
mistle thrush in our mistletoe

hellymedic

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5035 on: Today at 03:15:43 pm »
Robin redbreast on the watering can by our kitchen door.
Felt guilty there was no cat food out for him as he seems to like this.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5036 on: Today at 03:31:48 pm »
Massive f’in rat - in the back gardenette. It then had a fight with one of the resident squirrels. All residual bird food now removed and perusal of rat traps has commenced on Amazon. Cat has now appeared - it hasn’t a hope against that rat, as I am sure it understands, so presumably it regards the rat as just a Creature of Interest.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5037 on: Today at 03:40:23 pm »
Massive f’in rat - in the back gardenette. It then had a fight with one of the resident squirrels. All residual bird food now removed and perusal of rat traps has commenced on Amazon. Cat has now appeared - it hasn’t a hope against that rat, as I am sure it understands, so presumably it regards the rat as just a Creature of Interest.
Worth checking out what your council does, regarding vermin?
Mine came and laid poison.
Maybe a landlord issue....
Removing the bird food is probably a good idea.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5038 on: Today at 04:53:02 pm »
Cheers Jurek. I see that Richmond Council uses SDK Environmental / Dial-a-pest and in their extensive ToC* I can see that if I go down that route, my bird feeders will have to go entirely. I’m a bit reluctant to do that but I might come round to it. I’d rather have my bird feeders + a dead rat. There is very little bird food on the ground. I’ll confess that Mr. Rat has only appeared since I started putting some seeds and nuts on the ground for those birds that don’t use the elevated feeders. This I have stopped as of today.


Also noted in the ToC: there are things called Glis Glis, and they are a right bloody nuisance.