Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 93962 times)

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #500 on: February 28, 2013, 09:02:14 pm »
It must be spring.  The teenage boys are loud and lairy.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

jogler

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #501 on: February 28, 2013, 09:10:00 pm »
Rutting season is approaching

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #502 on: March 01, 2013, 01:03:33 pm »
It must be spring.  The teenage boys are loud and lairy.

It sounds like the first line of a song:

The teenage boys are loud and lairy...

Suggested tune: Calon Lan.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #503 on: March 01, 2013, 11:14:25 pm »
I saw three riders in shorts yesterday!

Do these people have no concept of temperature? It was sunnier than it has been for a while, but the outside temperature when I left the house was 4 degrees C.

In a similar vein, I heard the first ice cream van of the year, earlier this week.
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CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #504 on: March 02, 2013, 06:35:07 pm »
I've had a male blackbird in the garden all winter. Very well fed he has been too. He is a feisty fellow and chases off a youngster, a couple of starlings - who give as good as they get, a robin or two and has even had a go at a timid wood pigeon.

Anyway, just lately a female has appeared on the scene and they seem to be getting on well, so hopefully there'll be a nest nearby. The privet hedge I planted four years ago is quite a way from being bushy enough, but there are ample other local spots.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #505 on: March 03, 2013, 09:58:42 am »
The roadies seem to have come out of hibernation.

First insect/mouth interface of the year.

Golf twats practicing at Nigg bay in the evening.

Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #506 on: March 03, 2013, 12:33:58 pm »
A pair of magpies checking out an old nest in a neighbouring tree.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #507 on: March 03, 2013, 02:28:38 pm »
Snow drops on the roadside verge in Hatton

CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #508 on: March 05, 2013, 03:42:15 pm »
Tutbury/Hatton not Warwickshire Hatton, I take it? Nice part of the world...
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #509 on: March 05, 2013, 04:53:24 pm »
The warmest day for 4 months and pretty well unbroken sunshine.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #510 on: March 05, 2013, 05:24:12 pm »
Tutbury/Hatton not Warwickshire Hatton, I take it? Nice part of the world...

Snowdrops on verge in Aberdeenshire Hatton

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #511 on: March 05, 2013, 05:30:41 pm »
Sign of spring. 
First time this year with no lights on both legs of commute.
And first evening ride sans jacket.
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jogler

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #512 on: March 05, 2013, 05:40:40 pm »
Tutbury/Hatton not Warwickshire Hatton, I take it? Nice part of the world...

You take it correctly

CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #513 on: March 05, 2013, 07:13:06 pm »
My cotoneaster is sprouting leaves, so I'm looking forward to an influx of bumble bees once the flowers are out.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #514 on: March 05, 2013, 10:44:46 pm »
Honey bees are also partial to cotoneaster. When I kept bees, a lovely way to spend half an hour on a warm evening was to watch the bees working the cotoneaster.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #515 on: March 06, 2013, 07:36:18 am »
That's what I do Wow. The bush is right next to a garden bench and I have my morning coffee and watch the bees flit from floret to floret. It always makes me feel rather unindustrious.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #516 on: March 06, 2013, 11:38:31 am »
Two blue tits squabbling yesterday. The winter truce is over.
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JennyB

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #517 on: March 06, 2013, 12:00:58 pm »
First daffs.   :)
Jennifer - walker of hills



CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #518 on: March 06, 2013, 04:04:01 pm »
Dunno its name, but a bush that flowers before leafing is getting started. Bright yellow flowers for a few days. :)
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #519 on: March 06, 2013, 06:10:12 pm »
It's a bush that goes on and on.

The forsythia saga.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #520 on: March 07, 2013, 10:45:28 am »
Frogs & toads crossing the obvious, on our ride last night. Some quick, & some dead.
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tiermat

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #521 on: March 07, 2013, 11:31:54 am »
Crocuses in the garden, as well as snow drops.

The cherry tree is in bud.

Blackbirds carrying nesting material.

It is light when I get the train home, winter must have ended! :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #522 on: March 08, 2013, 12:48:42 am »
Squashed toads on the road to school.
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Wombat

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #523 on: March 08, 2013, 08:08:34 am »
Swans on the pond across from the office engaging in courtship rituals.  They don't seem fussed about me taking lots of pics of them, though.  They still wait till my back is turned before they take off, as does the elusive little egret which I have trying to get a decent pic of for the last few months.
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Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #524 on: March 08, 2013, 09:26:20 pm »
Squashed toads on the road to school.

Did you?