Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 108919 times)

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1000 on: March 11, 2017, 05:54:36 pm »
I could say ladybirds, but the wee beasties have been invading since November.
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Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1001 on: March 14, 2017, 09:25:30 am »
Frogspawn in a neighbour's pond.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1002 on: March 14, 2017, 09:41:09 am »
We had a female pheasant in the garden this morning. It must have been one raised for game, as it tolerated my close presence. It flew off as I was emptying stuff into the recycling bin, but maybe it'll be back.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1003 on: March 14, 2017, 01:42:05 pm »
My Lincolnshite correspondent was attacked in his front garden by a pheasant that thought it was a drop-bear a few weeks ago.  This is after writing off his previous car trying to avoid one of the fuckers.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1004 on: March 14, 2017, 01:59:07 pm »
Robins building a nest in the Jasmine growing against the garage wall.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1005 on: March 15, 2017, 02:28:38 pm »
More frogspawn in the park and ripples in the area probably caused by copulating frogs (which I didn't see). Greater spotted woodpecker zooming about, then hammering on a hornbeam tree. Absolutely beautiful day. I am about to go out and cycle in it.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1006 on: March 15, 2017, 05:44:54 pm »
Flies.

First fly-inhalation-induced asthma attack of the year.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1007 on: March 15, 2017, 06:23:07 pm »
Washing on the line.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1008 on: March 15, 2017, 06:24:47 pm »
The radiator in the shower at work has now been turned off, presumably until October.  :(
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1009 on: March 15, 2017, 07:23:37 pm »
My Lincolnshite correspondent was attacked in his front garden by a pheasant that thought it was a drop-bear a few weeks ago.  This is after writing off his previous car trying to avoid one of the fuckers.
One of the first things I did in 2017 was to pointedly avoid swerving and thus hit one of the brain-dead fuckers. Its mate scarpered, but this one stared straight at the method of its demise and disappeared in a flurry of feathers in my rear view mirror.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1010 on: March 17, 2017, 01:34:15 pm »
Heard - and saw - a chiffchaff. Celandines in flower, but fewer than normal. Frogspawn sill looking good. Two blokes in a small outboard-motorised/punt combination, hammering "Closed Season" signs in the lake bed and dropping large amounts of fish food into the water. Without the anglers there to feed them, it seems that the carp will starve, or at least, lose significant amounts of weight. These anglers like the chance to catch a 30lb fish from the outdoor aquarium.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1011 on: March 26, 2017, 10:13:24 pm »
Signs of spring on Saturday: lots of butterflies, mostly peacocks. And men looking like Wowbagger on motorcycles which are surely the motorized equivalent of a Thorn Raven.
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Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1012 on: March 30, 2017, 08:36:32 pm »
Bat in the garden.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1013 on: April 01, 2017, 06:04:17 pm »
Small flock of martins near Haverfordwest heading in a westerly direction. Lycra clad roadie type in shorts and short

 sleeves, temp 11c with  Northerly wind, looked frozen!
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1014 on: April 01, 2017, 07:04:55 pm »
Signs of spring on Saturday: lots of butterflies, mostly peacocks. And men looking like Wowbagger on motorcycles which are surely the motorized equivalent of a Thorn Raven.

I just read this to my dear wife whose response was "They don't have the style..."  :D
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1015 on: April 02, 2017, 09:18:33 pm »
First sting of the year, from a small non-standard type of bee down the unzipped jersey.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1016 on: April 03, 2017, 08:50:07 pm »
I have heard whitethroats no. One yesterday and another today.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1017 on: April 03, 2017, 09:53:14 pm »
I'm calling it:  Hayfever season is officially open.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1018 on: April 03, 2017, 11:13:40 pm »
I'm calling it:  Hayfever season is officially open.

Lots of rape in flower when I was out yesterday.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1019 on: April 05, 2017, 04:54:28 pm »
A swallow! On the Barling loop!
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1020 on: October 27, 2017, 05:20:22 pm »
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=29530.msg1758755#msg1758755 refers.

Today, the same patch:



I think there's a good chance of an October snowdrop.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1021 on: October 28, 2017, 01:25:31 pm »


And there it is! 2017 equals 2014's record - 28th October.
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1022 on: December 20, 2017, 03:15:26 pm »
Twittering from the trees seems much louder and more noticeable today.

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1023 on: December 20, 2017, 06:54:11 pm »
Twittering from the trees seems much louder and more noticeable today.

They've probably seen that article from the Bristol Post.
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1024 on: December 20, 2017, 11:57:20 pm »
Twittering from the trees seems much louder and more noticeable today.

They've probably seen that article from the Bristol Post.

That story was on Auntie's wibble yesterday.

The twittering I have heard is not pigeons' cooing.