Author Topic: Seen today  (Read 653845 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5725 on: October 08, 2020, 08:43:14 pm »
Very good. Presumably foxes know better than to tackle a hedgehog. Our Jack Russell terriers didn’t, back in the day. Had to dissuade them several times.
The fox knows many things but the hedgehog knows one big thing (and the Jack Russells know very little at all!)

Jumping forward a few months and if we allow vicarious sightings, porpoises in the Avon.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/two-porpoises-swimming-under-clifton-4586959
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Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5726 on: October 10, 2020, 08:37:05 am »
Yesterday, at lunchtime with Jane otp: 3 swallows zooming around above the water meadows near Paper Mill Lock.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5727 on: October 10, 2020, 01:21:30 pm »
In quarantine, possibly?

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5728 on: October 11, 2020, 01:40:07 pm »
I saw about 6 or 8 swallows on Wednesday during my ride home - they looked as if they were going to fly under a railway bridge, or at least into the cutting, before disappearing. This was behind Putney leisure centre.



Edited to add: on second thoughts, the above is most un-swallow-like.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5729 on: October 11, 2020, 07:13:42 pm »
I see small groups of starlings most evenings I assume going to roost most evenings. I thought that they would have migrated by now  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5730 on: October 13, 2020, 05:23:24 pm »
I see small groups of starlings most evenings I assume going to roost most evenings. I thought that they would have migrated by now  :)
Where are you? Starlings are resident in the UK all year round. In fact we get birds from Russia and similar places migrating here to over winter.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5731 on: October 13, 2020, 09:22:51 pm »
Slough  :)
the slower you go the more you see

ElyDave

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5732 on: October 14, 2020, 06:16:43 am »
Slough, too cool for starlings  :)
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5733 on: October 14, 2020, 11:04:48 pm »
From our garden, saw a buzzard being mobbed by crows.

Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5734 on: October 18, 2020, 10:37:30 pm »
Mouse rescued from the middle of a road on today's pootle.


Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) by The Pingus, on Flickr

Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5735 on: October 18, 2020, 11:17:55 pm »
From our garden, saw a buzzard being mobbed by crows.

On Friday, shortly after Denis's nuptials, I witnessed a herring gull mobbing a sparrowhawk above Southend Civic Centre. After a few minutes of this, the sparrowhawk escaped the attentions of the gull but was then mobbed by a pair of carrion crows. They really meant business and there were several occasions on which one bird or another had to take extreme evasive action to avoid something sharp.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.