Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 89518 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2010, 07:45:41 pm »
I counted 14 squished frog carcasses in a stretch of about 250 metres this morning...  :'(

I'm going to contact the Council and see if they can put up some "Frogs/Toads Crossing" warning signs.

I think there's always a problem where a road runs near/parallel to a breeding waterway. Amphibians mostly live on the land till they return to spawn in the water in spring. I recall many squished frogs on the B1000 in Hertfordshire near the River Mimram

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #101 on: March 21, 2010, 09:16:21 am »
Yesterday the snow melted. We went for a walk to the forest and Mrs C heard a skylark. Yeay!  :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #102 on: March 21, 2010, 01:30:49 pm »
Irises in our garden.

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Really Ancien

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2010, 03:29:08 pm »
First weekend there hasn't been skiing at Yad Moss since 17th December.

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nicknack

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #104 on: March 21, 2010, 05:05:24 pm »
Someone being busy in our garden the other day.

There's no vibrations, but wait.

Regulator

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #105 on: March 21, 2010, 05:25:26 pm »
I had a bumblebee visitor today.  First of the year (that I've seen) for our garden.

Not many flowers out for him yet.

I'm going to put a bumblebee hotel into the new garden.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #106 on: March 21, 2010, 05:50:50 pm »
Curlews  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I think they are great.

I heard a curlew on the Tees/Wear border this evening.  Marvellous birds.

I also saw my first lapwing of the year at the weekend
But, but, but... ???
Curlews and Lapwings is winter birds.  (at least round here  ;D)

We know it's spring when they all leave.

Heard the first chiff-chaff of the year today, though.

S
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #107 on: March 21, 2010, 07:27:34 pm »
I'm satisfied that it is now spring.

There's still a bit of a shortage of daffodils but I was wearing shorts on the bike today and it didn't seem like a bad idea.

And I went up a hill in the big ring.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #108 on: March 21, 2010, 11:24:58 pm »
Curlews  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I think they are great.

I heard a curlew on the Tees/Wear border this evening.  Marvellous birds.

I also saw my first lapwing of the year at the weekend
But, but, but... ???
Curlews and Lapwings is winter birds.  (at least round here  ;D)

We know it's spring when they all leave.

Heard the first chiff-chaff of the year today, though.

S

Ah, the joys of living by the sea :)

I live in Darlington, which is valley land between the moors and the sea: lapwings and curlews moving up the Tees valley means they're heading to their nesting sites, for spring.

Snakehips

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2010, 08:06:32 am »
Blue Tits nest in my roof. Every year they tap away like woodpeckers making the hole bigger.



which is unnecessary as they can get in and out perfectly well.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2010, 03:57:07 pm »
Cool photo :D.

I saw a tiny butterfly fluttering around the common today 8).
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2010, 04:13:11 pm »
Huge swarm of gnats that I passed through close to the brook. *spit* *pah!* *spit*
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clifftaylor

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2010, 05:51:03 pm »
Just looked out the window and there's all flowers and that  :)

Andrij

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2010, 07:57:50 pm »
Sunday: daffodils and other flowers around Kenwood House.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #114 on: March 24, 2010, 04:30:16 pm »
The tortoises are on the move.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #115 on: March 24, 2010, 04:34:12 pm »
I emailed the Council about the squashed frogs on my commute.  They're going to put up some more prominent "frogs/toads/newts crossing" signs, plus they've put me in contact with the local people who are doing a 'FrogWatch'.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2010, 05:43:57 pm »
Yesterday we were digging my friend's car out of the mud he'd got stuck in, when his son said "What's that up there?" It was a white stork flying directly overhead. First of the year. And it did bring good luck - we got his car out.  :)
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #117 on: March 24, 2010, 09:06:17 pm »
It's warm here. No gloves or jacket on tonight's ride home at about 8 p.m. A jumper was enough.
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RJ

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #118 on: March 24, 2010, 09:10:43 pm »
The slackliners and drummers are back in action on the Meadows during my homeward commute ...

Fire-jugglers tonight.  And the cricket square's been cut ...

clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #119 on: March 25, 2010, 09:56:14 am »
Arriving at work this morning, I glanced round the car park (partly looking for dead rats - see post from last week) and saw that every clump of daffodils was in flower.  It was just beautiful.  As the smile spread across my face, the woodpecker hammered, and I grinned like a loon.
Getting there...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2010, 11:01:31 am »
the woodpecker hammered, and I grinned like a loon.

Where did he hammer?
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clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2010, 11:04:14 am »
On a tree, you daft erbert! ::-) ;)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #122 on: March 25, 2010, 11:08:45 am »
On a tree, you daft erbert! ::-) ;)

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clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #123 on: March 25, 2010, 11:12:24 am »
I was thinking erbert from the Beano ;)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #124 on: March 25, 2010, 01:05:58 pm »
 Signs of Spring
yeah it's raining  :(