Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 108732 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1300 on: March 08, 2020, 06:21:44 pm »
Some photies by that Pingu
IMG_2528_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1301 on: March 08, 2020, 06:34:45 pm »
Worked for me!

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1302 on: March 08, 2020, 06:45:55 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1303 on: March 08, 2020, 06:46:48 pm »
Not sure I trust that three-eyed one :)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1304 on: March 11, 2020, 10:15:00 pm »
Snap!  Well, two flew over the Cathedral Close at Lichfield at lunchtime today. Peregrines mating on the main spire as well.
I seem to have mislaid the video in which the mating happened, but I chanced upon this short video I made that day nearly two years ago.  I recall this was shot through a cheap 75-300mm zoom lens.  Sorry about the wobbly tripod - it was a blustery dayy
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4kUdbZGef5iRp9A97

Jaded

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1305 on: March 11, 2020, 10:50:29 pm »
Lots of frogs on the cycle path on Sat evening.
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Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1306 on: March 13, 2020, 06:52:57 pm »
12 geese flying south in classic formation this morning.  Since then, many smaller groups either seen or heard throughout the day.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1307 on: March 14, 2020, 02:26:44 pm »

depressingly - flat hedgehogs  >:( :'(

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1308 on: March 14, 2020, 02:43:53 pm »
12 geese flying south in classic formation this morning.  Since then, many smaller groups either seen or heard throughout the day.

Hang on.  Shouldn't they be flying north?

More spotted today. (Or maybe the same lot flying in very large circles)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1309 on: March 14, 2020, 04:03:30 pm »
12 geese flying south in classic formation this morning.  Since then, many smaller groups either seen or heard throughout the day.

Hang on.  Shouldn't they be flying north?

More spotted today. (Or maybe the same lot flying in very large circles)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1310 on: March 15, 2020, 12:20:27 am »
I saw a heron flying backwards the other day.  It was much less competent at it than the red kites of a couple of weeks ago.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1311 on: March 15, 2020, 11:11:12 am »
Loads. Skylarks, squished frogs, plum blossom, cherry, pear, quince and ash buds breaking. Wild garlic flowering.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1312 on: March 17, 2020, 02:02:16 pm »
A bumble bee the size of a beluga whale has just bumped into my home office window.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1313 on: March 17, 2020, 02:19:17 pm »
A bumble bee the size of a beluga whale has just bumped into my home office window.

"Oh no, not again..."
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1314 on: March 17, 2020, 06:39:36 pm »
Here I am flying along minding my business enjoying the wind...Ow  ;D
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1315 on: March 19, 2020, 09:30:18 am »
First hedgehog of spring last night in the garden much to the dogs consternation (she's convinced that they are dangerous and shouldnt be allowed). Looks like the small one we were putting out food for before they went into hibernation so that's a result.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1316 on: March 20, 2020, 08:57:01 pm »
Bluebells!  Bluebelling.  :D
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1317 on: March 21, 2020, 12:39:49 am »


How about this instead...(Of course the original showed up fine for me)

woollypigs

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1318 on: March 21, 2020, 08:11:12 am »


Ah a google photo, use this link to convert the long link to something you can share here - https://ctrlq.org/google/photos/ - Generate embed code for any picture on Google Photos

#bollockstobrexit

Phil W

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1319 on: March 23, 2020, 06:18:06 pm »
First bluebells seen on a sunny bank. Ones in woods still waking up.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1320 on: March 23, 2020, 08:21:21 pm »
Wasps.

Also hayfever, enough UV light to turn my glasses properly dark, and those annoying little black flies yesterday.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1321 on: April 01, 2020, 02:43:19 pm »
Chiffchaffs, quite a few of them. Didn't see any but they were chiffchaffing like mad.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1322 on: April 04, 2020, 07:36:09 pm »
A little Caterpillar  and a couple of ladybirds   :)
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T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1323 on: April 06, 2020, 02:08:30 pm »
One of those damned little flies about the size of a comma faffing about between me and the monitor and occasionally threatening to go up my nose when I breathe in.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1324 on: April 07, 2020, 12:18:11 pm »
Hedgehogs are back (or at least one is). It's been visiting for about a week now.
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