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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1325 on: April 07, 2020, 08:54:14 pm »
A few bluebells are out today   :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1326 on: April 07, 2020, 09:00:47 pm »
Hedgehogs are back (or at least one is). It's been visiting for about a week now.
I'm impressed that you're able to distinguish your hedgehogs individually.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1327 on: April 07, 2020, 09:01:05 pm »
Butterfly today but I didn't see what species.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1328 on: April 07, 2020, 09:05:01 pm »
A few bluebells are out today   :)

We have a whole woodland full of them nearby, but it usually always a week or two ahead of the other local woodlands,

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1329 on: April 07, 2020, 09:05:30 pm »
I'm wearing shorts, defo a sign of Spring

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1330 on: April 08, 2020, 11:46:26 am »
Hedgehogs are back (or at least one is). It's been visiting for about a week now.
I'm impressed that you're able to distinguish your hedgehogs individually.

It's got  a distinctive white mark on its posterior. Last year I didn't realise there was more than one until two appeared at once and had a fight on camera.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1331 on: April 08, 2020, 04:59:03 pm »
There's a gorgeous cherry tree in blossom about ten houses down the street: pink and white flowers on one tree.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1332 on: April 08, 2020, 07:19:47 pm »
Some small birds chasing each other around the sky. Pre mating? :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1333 on: April 10, 2020, 12:39:50 pm »
Yesterday was the first day of the year when the central heating didn't come on at all.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1334 on: April 10, 2020, 06:04:23 pm »
It’s all happening now. Both pear and apple blossom. Loads of pulmanaria, which the bees love. And signs of a mild winter, we have wasps already. Plus butterflys, peacocks, small whites, orange tips, small blues. Oh, and the blue tits are scoping out the nest box.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1335 on: April 10, 2020, 08:18:17 pm »
Sparrows ripping all the fluff off the pampas grass for their nests.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1336 on: April 10, 2020, 08:23:53 pm »
It's got to that stage where I'm having to delayer when going outside and then relayer inside.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1337 on: April 10, 2020, 09:02:50 pm »
It's got to that stage where I'm having to delayer when going outside and then relayer inside.

Yep.  Several degrees colder downstairs than outside for most of today.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1338 on: April 12, 2020, 05:07:06 pm »
Two swallows near Bolts Farm, Barling, followed 45 minutes later by a peal of thunder.

Does that mean that summer is over?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1339 on: April 19, 2020, 11:20:04 am »
Barnpecker is back
Also bat droppings on the windowsill
 :) :)

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1340 on: April 20, 2020, 11:13:54 am »
A crow hopping about on the lawn this morning with what I suspect was a pigeon's egg in its mouth. Also a dead shrew on the doorstep. A victim of one of the local moggies I imagine.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1341 on: April 20, 2020, 11:22:14 am »
Shirtless men are back.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1342 on: April 25, 2020, 01:27:52 pm »
My younger son has just arranged for a nest full of ferrets to be removed from the base of his woodshed. They have gone to a wildlife sanctuary. Mother & 13 newborns.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1343 on: April 25, 2020, 01:29:35 pm »
Shirtless men are back.

With or without BSOs?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1344 on: April 25, 2020, 09:12:25 pm »
Shirtless men are back.

With or without BSOs?
So far this year I've seen three shirtlessmen: two walking over Prince St Bridge and one sunbathing on a bench.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1345 on: April 26, 2020, 11:23:04 am »
I failed to mention the St. George's Day cuckoos I heard and saw.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1346 on: April 27, 2020, 09:59:00 am »
The house martins are back! First sighting this morning.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1347 on: April 27, 2020, 10:45:55 am »
I failed to mention the St. George's Day cuckoos I heard and saw.

I heard but did not see a cuckoo whilst out for a run the day after St George's day.  I can't remember the last time I heard a cuckoo, but then I am usually on roads at this time of year in the middle of all my long Audax rides rather than being far from tarmac, which seems to be where our local cuckoos hangout.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1348 on: April 27, 2020, 10:58:59 am »
For the last week or so the local bats have been giving a fine aerobatic display outside our living room window. It's always a very cheery sight.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1349 on: April 27, 2020, 11:01:14 am »
The house martins are back! First sighting this morning.
They come in a caravan, all for love.


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