Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 94263 times)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1150 on: February 16, 2019, 12:03:11 pm »
Our earliest daffs are now out.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1151 on: February 16, 2019, 02:01:00 pm »
Someone was mowing their lawn the other day.

Mine gets mowed 2 or 3 times a year whether it needs it or not.

IRTA someone was moving their lawn. 
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1152 on: February 16, 2019, 07:38:45 pm »
First aspirated midge of the year.   >:(
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1153 on: February 16, 2019, 08:30:27 pm »
I have heard two blackbirds singing during the past week, one of them at 4am.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1154 on: February 16, 2019, 08:38:57 pm »
Big group of Lapwings flying up Weardale

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1155 on: February 17, 2019, 02:00:02 am »
Someone was mowing their lawn the other day.

Mine gets mowed 2 or 3 times a year whether it needs it or not.

Our grass has griz...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1156 on: February 17, 2019, 09:42:25 am »
Snowdrops in my neighbour's back garden.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1157 on: February 17, 2019, 10:27:18 am »
Skylark near Selby yesterday. Don't think I've heard one this early in the year before.

I hear them all year round up here.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1158 on: February 17, 2019, 10:58:00 am »
First aspirated midge of the year.   >:(

Hmidge?

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1159 on: February 17, 2019, 04:25:00 pm »
Even a little midge has aspirations of becoming a mosquito.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1160 on: February 17, 2019, 04:25:30 pm »
That's the second lot of washing this year dried entirely outside.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1161 on: February 17, 2019, 07:03:57 pm »
And I cut the grass this afternoon  :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1162 on: February 20, 2019, 04:16:56 pm »
At Nieffern today:



We have storks all year round, but now they're nesting.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1163 on: February 20, 2019, 05:37:25 pm »
First ice cream van of the year!

That IS early!

Ours will probably return in 2-3 weeks' time...

I was expecting the dulcet chimes to return this week as it is half term.

Nada.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1164 on: February 20, 2019, 06:47:49 pm »
A few daffodils flowering in Priory Park, and goldcrests singing. No sign of any frogspawn yet.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1165 on: February 20, 2019, 06:48:21 pm »
At Nieffern today:



We have storks all year round, but now they're nesting.
:thumbsup:
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1166 on: February 20, 2019, 06:52:03 pm »
At Nieffern today:



We have storks all year round, but now they're nesting.
Congratulations, didn't know you were expecting - boy or girl ?

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1167 on: February 20, 2019, 11:38:22 pm »
Yesterday as I cycled slowly up a hill near Aylesbury, a pair of boxing hares in the field to my right. A mad sight.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1168 on: February 21, 2019, 07:24:33 am »
First ice cream van of the year!

That IS early!

Ours will probably return in 2-3 weeks' time...

I was expecting the dulcet chimes to return this week as it is half term.

Nada.
Ours was round last night, about six.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1169 on: February 21, 2019, 08:26:52 am »
At Nieffern today:



We have storks all year round, but now they're nesting.
Congratulations, didn't know you were expecting - boy or girl ?

Nah, a utility pole.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1170 on: February 21, 2019, 09:37:41 am »
Skylarks singing for the first time this year this morning. We have loads in the fields round our village, I miss their song when it suddenly stops in autumn.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1172 on: February 22, 2019, 11:20:21 pm »

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1173 on: February 22, 2019, 11:49:03 pm »
Skylarks singing for the first time this year this morning. We have loads in the fields round our village, I miss their song when it suddenly stops in autumn.
On Monday I too heard my first skylarks. We were riding out of Stratford on the Loxley road. One was singing high enough to raise my spirits. The second, on the north side of the road, rose into the air in song, but hesitated at about 3 time the height of the hedge and sank back to the ground. Possibly the sight of a couple of geriatric cyclists watching was too much to cope with.

I was perplexed that the hedges on the sides of that bit of Loxley Road were covered with green bird-proof netting. I learned today that the netting was probably put there by property developers hoping to pre-empt conflicts between building more houses and displacing nesting birds. I need to stir things a bit in Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

We enjoyed a third skylark singing over Wellesbourne airfield.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1174 on: February 23, 2019, 06:31:24 pm »
Brimstone, bats and tiger moth caterpillar today.