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Salvatore

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5400 on: July 31, 2019, 02:09:39 pm »
Last night, just before midnight, a resident of my back garden. A neighbour had seen her on his way to his garage early one morning (he leaves very early for work) and reckons she's pregnant. (BTW the date and time are wrong - they need to be reset every time you change batteries.)
https://youtu.be/uNEC6LCivus

Also a number of small furry animals.
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Jaded

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5401 on: August 06, 2019, 11:52:01 pm »
These cetaceans.



They are about 1km away. (From me, when I took the photo  :) )
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5402 on: August 07, 2019, 06:36:36 am »
These cetaceans.



They are about 1km away. (From me, when I took the photo  :) )
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5403 on: August 07, 2019, 01:27:41 pm »
Common dolphins?

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5404 on: August 11, 2019, 06:16:48 pm »
6 leverets in a field down the road.
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Clare

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5405 on: August 11, 2019, 09:18:56 pm »
Two painted ladies, two hornet mimic hoverflies and a holly blue.

Plus the usual bugs associated with sea holly and buddleja.


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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5406 on: August 11, 2019, 09:24:27 pm »
A great big brown rat running alongside me for about 20 yards. I regard spotting rats and mice while on the bike as a good omen.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5407 on: August 14, 2019, 01:28:55 pm »
These cetaceans.



They are about 1km away. (From me, when I took the photo  :) )
Steady hand.

Helped a bit by OIS!

Here are some from today...



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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5408 on: August 23, 2019, 03:14:36 pm »
About 50 swallows feeding up ready for their return home. They’ll be sat all along the overhead phone line in the morning  :-\
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5409 on: August 24, 2019, 09:01:13 am »
On that French ride earlier in the week there were a few sections with frogs/toads on the road.  I did my best to miss them but as I avoided one I realised that it was actually a crayfish.  The sighting was confirmed at the finish by another rider so if it was a sleep dep driven hallucination it was a mass hallucination.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5410 on: August 29, 2019, 11:07:42 am »
Rescued this little lady from the garden today. Not the first time - they can get their heads through the mesh but get stuck at the wings

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5411 on: August 29, 2019, 11:16:24 pm »
Well done.

I heard this one from 2 rooms away as it tried struggled with this window. About 0.5m to the right is a fully open sliding door. He or she seemed to understand and happily walked on to piece of paper for transfer outside. One of the biggest I have seen.


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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5412 on: September 02, 2019, 11:37:26 pm »
Today, whilst driving between Emberton and the M1 - a hobby. Very distinctive.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5413 on: September 04, 2019, 07:28:03 am »
On Saturday, on a golf course in South Wales (we were just passing through), a flock of fieldfares, those famous winter visitors.  In August.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5414 on: September 04, 2019, 07:06:38 pm »
I saw a snake swimming across a river today. 

We were just crossing a footbridge over the Leam, when I paused to look at the river water and there it was. Never seen a swimming snake before but it was unmistakable - doing what seems impossible pretty quickly. I thought of taking a picture but didn't want to miss the few seconds before it got to the other side and disappeared in the long grass.

I wasn't close enough to see detail to identify type but googling the nature reserve suggests that it was grass snake.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5415 on: September 06, 2019, 04:18:17 am »

P9050180 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5416 on: September 06, 2019, 08:42:48 pm »
Dolphins off New Quay harbour. A lovely end to our holiday.  :D
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menthel

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5417 on: September 12, 2019, 01:33:08 pm »
Dolphins off New Quay harbour. A lovely end to our holiday.  :D

We didn't see any there the week before but it was still a lovely holiday. Ceredigion is rather wonderful!

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5418 on: September 12, 2019, 01:52:02 pm »
. Ceredigion is rather wonderful!

Shh!  It's a secret.   :D
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menthel

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5419 on: September 12, 2019, 03:29:26 pm »
. Ceredigion is rather wonderful!

Shh!  It's a secret.   :D

What is odd is that one side of my family are from Pembrokeshire and therefore not exactly far away. All that time spent there and we never ventured that little bit further north!

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5420 on: September 12, 2019, 10:00:20 pm »
A red kite - in Essex! A mile or so east of Bocking. Also, earlier in the day, a buzzard and a hare.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5421 on: September 12, 2019, 11:03:56 pm »
A red kite - in Essex! A mile or so east of Bocking. Also, earlier in the day, a buzzard and a hare.
Two red kites, also in Essex, on the A414 between Ongar and North Weald.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5422 on: September 14, 2019, 11:04:50 am »
I've got into the habit of producing a 1-minute video every morning for family, neighbours etc with a summary of the nocturnal activity in my back garden jungle. Here is last night's, which included a daring theft.

https://youtu.be/RJ6Q1iBJre0

But I was outdone this morning by a nephew in his 'community' in Florida, where something rather larger was spotted by a resident





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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5423 on: September 14, 2019, 06:12:36 pm »
Muntjack loitering in the grounds of the church at Ullenhall.  It briefly gave me that "I'm about to ruin your day" look, but thought better of it and turned round.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5424 on: September 14, 2019, 06:23:36 pm »
Swallows. They are still here. And blackberries. They are in the saucepan. I have a strong suspicion that some of the spiders are in there too. I know an earwig escaped though.
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