Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 73836 times)

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1100 on: April 20, 2018, 09:00:22 am »
Our front door has a fancy cylinder lock that takes a round key with multiple flanges. We went out yesterday to find that the keyhole has been colonized by a solitary bee, which has laid an egg therein and walled it up.

Fortunately we have a backup mortise lock, as per insurance conditions.
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But hold the oysters.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1101 on: April 20, 2018, 01:58:59 pm »

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1102 on: April 20, 2018, 02:56:57 pm »
We had another visit from an enormous bee on Wednesday. It was a different one, cos it had a white tail. But obviously bees like us, and we like them too, although we do prefer to meet them outside rather than as house guests.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1103 on: April 20, 2018, 02:57:57 pm »
And today in an office by the BBC (or it might even be part of the BBC, I'm not sure) they're out with the leaf blowers. Signs of autumn already?
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1104 on: April 20, 2018, 08:01:09 pm »
The first wasp of the year in the house this morning  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1105 on: April 21, 2018, 09:21:17 am »
Whitethroats on Thursday morning at Two Tree Island. There had ben reports of a cuckoo at the east end of the island, which is more nature-reservy and less dog-walkery, but by the time I'd been round the west end, the poor old dog was knackered in the heat. I still haven't seen any swallows or martins, which is about as late as it's ever been. I'm sure it's just me not having been to the right places. They are here.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1106 on: April 21, 2018, 04:41:56 pm »
Heard a cuckoo in the Quantocks this afternoon. And saw pied flycatcher, redstart and willow warbler, so the spring migrants have definitely arrived.
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JennyB

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1107 on: April 21, 2018, 06:51:14 pm »
Tar bubbles!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1108 on: April 21, 2018, 06:54:17 pm »
A lizard, in Scotland, in April!
Think that's the first time I've seen a lizard in the heathen lands.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1109 on: April 21, 2018, 07:01:15 pm »
The first wasp of the year in the house this morning  :)

Same here. I killed it.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1110 on: April 21, 2018, 08:45:03 pm »
We've now had two bumblebees (one black tailed, one white tailed) and one wasp. And just now the first thunderstorm of the year.  :thumbsup:
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1111 on: April 21, 2018, 10:20:35 pm »
A lizard, in Scotland, in April!
Think that's the first time I've seen a lizard in the heathen lands.


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Aunt Maud

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1112 on: April 21, 2018, 11:42:05 pm »
First Beech leaves and a whole day in the garden with shorts and T shirt.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1113 on: April 22, 2018, 06:18:27 pm »
Ah.  The reason for the heavy roller


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First match of the season tonight.  :D
Prolly 1sts v 2nds or something like that, as a season warm up.


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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1114 on: April 22, 2018, 08:47:06 pm »
It's just not quidditch.
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1115 on: April 23, 2018, 12:23:07 pm »
Apple tree blossoms are appearing, several weeks later than last year.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1116 on: April 23, 2018, 05:03:41 pm »
Yesterday, at 5.10pm, I heard a cuckoo. This is the first time in any spring I have heard a cuckoo before seeing a swallow.

I didn't have long to wait. Whilst I was standing listening to the cuckoo, a swallow flew past.

Oh, I also saw a pair of terns. I think they must have had a nest nearby because they were flying around in a rather agitated state. I couldn't tell whether they were arctic of common terns.
Homo sapiens - a creature so intelligent it knowingly sowed the seeds of its own destruction and did nothing about it.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1117 on: April 24, 2018, 11:39:48 am »
Oh, I also saw a pair of terns.
Of course you saw them in a pair: one good tern deserves another.

Phil W

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1118 on: April 24, 2018, 11:43:23 am »
Bluebells were out in force on Sunday

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1119 on: May 25, 2018, 09:13:16 pm »
The fountains have been turned on in the Centre. That means it must be officially summer.  ;D
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1120 on: Yesterday at 02:37:21 pm »


Erewegoagain! We saw the first flowers just about to open on 10th, so 13 days later than last year.
Homo sapiens - a creature so intelligent it knowingly sowed the seeds of its own destruction and did nothing about it.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1121 on: Yesterday at 05:33:30 pm »
No picture visible here, Wow.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1122 on: Yesterday at 10:36:40 pm »
No picture visible here, Wow.

Bugger. I really can't get the hang of this Google Photo mallarkey.

Is this any better? (I can see it, you see. It must be a sharing thing...)

Homo sapiens - a creature so intelligent it knowingly sowed the seeds of its own destruction and did nothing about it.