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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5250 on: October 08, 2018, 07:31:07 am »
A buzzard over slough this morning    :)
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5251 on: October 09, 2018, 08:52:18 am »
A black swan on Sunday. Ok, it was in someone's rather large garden pond, along with various other duck-type fowl I couldn't identify.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5252 on: October 09, 2018, 02:22:19 pm »
Shropshire, Sunday: an excellent view of a sparrow hawk as it sped low along the lane in front of us (we were in a car), every so often alighting on top of the hedge and waiting for us to almost catch up before setting off again; and a pair of peregrines as we were leaving the upper car park as we walked up Carding Mill Valley.

Oh, and on Friday, just after we left Condover at about 10pm to make for our B & B along a narrow, muddy, hedge-lined lane, I said to my sister, who was driving, "Take care of the badgers." Within 30 seconds one was running along in front of us, so we followed at a respectful distance.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5253 on: October 09, 2018, 03:36:49 pm »
Two buzzards circling while I was on a phone call, seem to be a resident pair
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5254 on: October 23, 2018, 04:35:16 pm »
A Great White Egret in Richmond Park.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5255 on: October 24, 2018, 04:45:31 pm »
Not seen, but heard. Around dawn this morning, the first skein of geese from the local reservoir practicing for their migration. A harbinger of winter.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5256 on: October 28, 2018, 03:32:32 pm »


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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5257 on: October 29, 2018, 05:28:02 pm »
A kestrel dismembering a mouse(?) on a pile of bricks just outside our living room window. A cat, who ambled by shortly afterwards, became very interested in said pile of bricks.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5258 on: November 08, 2018, 01:55:35 pm »
A Red Admiral sunning itself on a wall in my back garden, as I was hanging out the washing this morning. Wings fully spread.

When my shadow fell on it it moved to a still sunny spot. The sun's moved off the wall now, & it's gone.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5259 on: November 14, 2018, 01:40:32 pm »
Sparrow Hawk. Sitting on a branch above our bird feeders (that we've only just reintroduced since Spring). Hopped onto another branch, looking around, then cleared off.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5260 on: November 16, 2018, 07:08:12 pm »
Sparrow Hawk. Sitting on a branch above our bird feeders (that we've only just reintroduced since Spring). Hopped onto another branch, looking around, then cleared off.

Judging by the pigeon feathers scattered across one of the borders, I think I may have had a sparrowhawk plucking a kill in my back yard in the last day or so.

Apparently, they are not completely unknown in Portsmouth, but it's the first evidence I have seen in all the time that I have lived here.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5261 on: November 16, 2018, 10:24:56 pm »
Last night: a ginger kitty with no tail.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5262 on: November 18, 2018, 10:50:30 am »
This morning I headed out at about 6.30 and wandered up the upper Thame valley (just downstream of Aylesbury) hoping to see a glorious dawn, but it stayed grey for most of the time I was out.  Plenty of birds out and about: cormorant, ravens, crows, magpies, greater spotted woodpecker, pheasants, fieldfares, redwings, wrens, finches of the green, chaff, gold and bull varieties, yellowhammers, tits of the blue, great and long-tailed varieties, loads of skylarks, a mute swan circling round, red kites and blackbirds.

Maybe that makes up for not having seen any Leonid meteors in the night.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ac48gEtiBxYHfDnX6

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5263 on: November 18, 2018, 05:41:15 pm »
Whooper swans and waxwings.


Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_2194_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5264 on: November 20, 2018, 06:16:34 pm »
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5265 on: November 20, 2018, 08:56:58 pm »


There was one of these at Montrose during the past week, but I didn't manage to get to see it  :(

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5266 on: November 20, 2018, 08:57:57 pm »
Oh, I forgot to say, 'Git!'.  :)

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5267 on: November 25, 2018, 07:19:23 pm »
 :P
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5268 on: November 28, 2018, 09:47:25 am »
Otter in the harbour just now. Fairly shifting downstream towards the sea  :)

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5269 on: December 12, 2018, 09:03:14 am »
Fox by the bike shed at work when I arrived this morning  :)