Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 92094 times)

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #775 on: March 03, 2015, 09:53:10 pm »
There was a lark singing over my works car park y'day morning.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #776 on: March 03, 2015, 10:07:59 pm »
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #777 on: March 03, 2015, 10:42:49 pm »
Oodles of snowdrops, and even some crocuses in Northumberland on Sunday (March 1st). Also, some daffodil shoots.

More importantly, the first definite hare* of the year, giving me a Look before bounding off across the field.

*There was a possible hare last week closer to home, but it was too far away for me to be certain.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #778 on: March 04, 2015, 08:11:44 am »
Frogspawn appeared in our pond on Monday.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #779 on: March 04, 2015, 04:41:32 pm »
More importantly, the first definite hare* of the year, giving me a Look before bounding off across the field.

*There was a possible hare last week closer to home, but it was too far away for me to be certain.
Do hares hibernate? I think I've been seeing them all winter?
There are a lot round here though.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #780 on: March 04, 2015, 04:54:57 pm »
I'm sure I've seen hares in the winter in Poland (where there are also a lot of them - but no wild rabbits). Maybe they just wake up on occasional days though, rather than being active all year? I'm not sure.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #781 on: March 05, 2015, 10:57:37 pm »
It's taken a long time since the first reports of snowdrops, but by now there are glorious carpets in our woody areas.

First blackbird singing last Saturday on my way from Rugby station to Crick. There are more by now.

A few lesser Celandines flowering at the wet bottoms of the ridge & furrow at Loxley Church Meadow yesterday. I haven't checked my usual site for earliest celandines (Hampton-in-Arden); I went past on Tuesday, but was driving (car) so didn't have a safe opportunity to look.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #782 on: March 06, 2015, 12:07:07 pm »
A fecundity of fornicating frogs.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #783 on: March 06, 2015, 08:47:10 pm »
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #784 on: March 06, 2015, 09:08:10 pm »
More importantly, the first definite hare* of the year, giving me a Look before bounding off across the field.

*There was a possible hare last week closer to home, but it was too far away for me to be certain.
Do hares hibernate? I think I've been seeing them all winter?
There are a lot round here though.

I thought they did - anyway, they're more active in spring, and that's when I see 'em most.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #785 on: March 06, 2015, 09:18:40 pm »
Primroses at the bottom of Hatton bank.
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I hadn't been that way since early February, so don't know how long they've been in flower.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #786 on: March 06, 2015, 10:10:52 pm »
More importantly, the first definite hare* of the year, giving me a Look before bounding off across the field.

*There was a possible hare last week closer to home, but it was too far away for me to be certain.
Do hares hibernate? I think I've been seeing them all winter?
There are a lot round here though.

I thought they did - anyway, they're more active in spring, and that's when I see 'em most.

Hares do not hibernate.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #787 on: March 06, 2015, 10:19:54 pm »
Yes, I googled it.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #788 on: March 20, 2015, 05:06:26 pm »
All the bike racks on both sides of the road in front of Sainsbury's were full.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #789 on: March 21, 2015, 02:29:07 pm »
Pete's been rolling on his back on the floor in patches of sunlight, showing off his furry tummy.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #790 on: March 22, 2015, 07:12:07 pm »
Two cyclists in shorts.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #791 on: March 22, 2015, 08:06:03 pm »
Young rabbit on the verge of the lane near Burnham this afternoon  :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #792 on: March 22, 2015, 08:07:37 pm »
Two cyclists in shorts.

Same here.  I was in full winter kit, and had a conversation with one of them to the effect that neither of us were at a comfortable temperature.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #793 on: March 22, 2015, 09:27:12 pm »
Two cyclists in shorts.

Same here.  I was in full winter kit, and had a conversation with one of them to the effect that neither of us were at a comfortable temperature.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #794 on: March 24, 2015, 07:18:27 am »
On Saturday, a wheatear on Pen y Fan, my first sighting of a summer visitor this year. On Sunday, plenty of chiff-chaffs chiff-chaffing along the Brecon and Monmouth canal.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #795 on: March 24, 2015, 02:58:20 pm »
Loads of bees buzzing around the Pulmonaria in the garden on Sunday afternoon.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #796 on: March 24, 2015, 07:06:02 pm »
Cherry blossom near Windsor today :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #797 on: March 24, 2015, 09:05:29 pm »
Being dive-bombed by lapwings on the rural bits of my round-the-village walk.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #798 on: March 24, 2015, 10:21:18 pm »
There were lambs everywhere on the Fountains Monk'y Business on Sunday. Piglets too at one point :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #799 on: March 25, 2015, 07:20:54 am »
And today three hares in the field behind us, resplendent in their summer orange-brown coats after a winter of grey colouring. Not seen any "boxing" yet tho.
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