Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 90852 times)

Riggers

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #725 on: March 24, 2014, 01:20:20 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Vince

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #726 on: March 24, 2014, 01:36:01 pm »
Bloody birds waking me up at stupid o'clock in the morning
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #727 on: March 24, 2014, 04:57:39 pm »
A chiff-chaff this morning.
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nicknack

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #728 on: March 24, 2014, 05:31:57 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?

They've been going all winter here. So perhaps they only migrate as far as Sheppey.
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #729 on: March 24, 2014, 06:12:56 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?

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Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #730 on: March 24, 2014, 06:54:39 pm »
Leaves coming out on the horse chestnut trees.  :thumbsup:

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Ruth

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #731 on: March 24, 2014, 06:57:48 pm »
Soon be candle season  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #732 on: March 27, 2014, 03:46:00 pm »
Mozzies gathering under the kitchen awning.

I wondered why I was itching a couple of days ago!

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #733 on: March 27, 2014, 08:47:39 pm »
signs of spring bah humbug!! my last job today was mowing a lawn, in hail, rain and snow in that order hurumph!!

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #734 on: March 28, 2014, 12:22:38 am »
Passed a clump of what looked a bit like wood anemones on the commute this morning. They were dangling bell-shaped flowers with a distinctly pink colour. It was a bit cold for spring flowers to open fully, so I planned to check on the way home. As it happened I returned by a different route & passed a clump of very pink looking flowers in Kenilworth & several clumps of anemones where I'd seen them last year. They weren't very open, but after the hailstorm (complete with thunder & lightning) I'd ridden through, I can't blame them.

First cowslips were emerging this morning in the usual sunny spot - not properly open yet.

Many spring lambs out in the fields. There were ewes & lambs in the next-door field today: one of our jobs was to rebuild the fence that separated them from our field. One of the locals is a collie who's not very bright that tried to play sheepdog with one of the ewes. It was something of a role-reversal to see the mother of 2 very young lambs facing down the dog & chasing it away from her offspring.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #735 on: April 01, 2014, 09:53:43 pm »
On Sunday, on the way to inspect these

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I spotted the following in flower for the first time (for me) this spring:
Hogweed
Cow parsley
Speedwell - don't know which one
Forget-me-not
Greater stitchwort
Strawberry - probably barren
Red campion
Dog's mercury

Spring is happening in a hurry :)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #736 on: April 03, 2014, 09:12:54 pm »
Swallows! A mixed flock of about a score of swallows & martins over the Avon in Barford this morning. It's a bit early.

Also saw a couple of bluebells opening up, though not properly open yet.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #737 on: April 11, 2014, 08:46:32 am »
Diss Mere this morning:


woollypigs

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #738 on: April 11, 2014, 10:41:01 am »
The smell of a bbq starting up.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #739 on: April 11, 2014, 06:55:34 pm »
A swallow sighted at Canewdon on an early afternoon ride.

Vince

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #740 on: April 11, 2014, 09:53:19 pm »
African or European?
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #741 on: April 13, 2014, 09:49:29 am »
I have seen my first Barn Swallow ( Hirundo rustica ) of the year on my early morning ride today  ;D
123 Miles East of Marsh Gibbon

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #742 on: April 13, 2014, 10:50:10 am »
Mrs Cudzo found a ladybird in the bathroom yesterday morning. It had, if we counted correctly, 16 spots. Seems a lot!

Also, we need to open the windows to let the warm air in.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #743 on: April 13, 2014, 06:14:45 pm »
Numerous house martins around Reading, & yesterday near Aylesbury.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #744 on: April 18, 2014, 08:14:39 am »
A cuckoo this morning, heard but not seen. In fact, I think there were two as both were some way off and one was to the south and the other to the north.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #745 on: April 18, 2014, 08:55:17 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?

We now have three ice cream vans chiming in our streets at different times of day. David HATES those chimes!

Gus

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #746 on: April 19, 2014, 06:45:57 pm »
Me in shorts and the first  bbq this year with friends tonight

woollypigs

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #747 on: April 20, 2014, 08:23:09 pm »
Well not really sign of spring more sign of summer - a kid with a water pistol.
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Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #748 on: April 20, 2014, 08:27:43 pm »
Are the bluebells coming on much earlier this year?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #749 on: April 20, 2014, 10:42:48 pm »
I reckon the bluebells are a week or 2 earlier than last year.