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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #225 on: March 05, 2011, 12:36:53 pm »
There's a snowdrop out in my windowboxes!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #226 on: March 05, 2011, 02:23:58 pm »
Goslings! On Whiteknights lake, in the university grounds. Offspring of a pair of exotic & extremely bad-tempered (even by the stroppy standards of geese in general) geese.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #227 on: March 05, 2011, 03:27:18 pm »
Tortoises are moving about.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #228 on: March 05, 2011, 03:48:01 pm »
Larks.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #229 on: March 05, 2011, 03:52:50 pm »
The group of drinking chavs on the path behind Bournville station are back. 

No signs of broken glass yet, but it's early days.  :(
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #230 on: March 06, 2011, 07:58:14 am »
I've just been out for the first time in a few days. The daffodils in and around Churchill Gardens are still only in bud, and not many of those have bent over. The blackthorn is on the point of flowering, though.

The first week of March has been far colder than the average for January and February.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #231 on: March 06, 2011, 02:40:17 pm »
There were Daffs in flower as I came past Wisley yesterday.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #232 on: March 06, 2011, 02:41:25 pm »
First dead badger of the year on Thursday.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #233 on: March 06, 2011, 04:13:41 pm »
Saw our first lambs of the year today, East Lothian.  No daffs yet but lots of snowdrops and one dandelion.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #234 on: March 06, 2011, 06:10:11 pm »
Saw our first lambs of the year today, East Lothian.  No daffs yet but lots of snowdrops and one dandelion.

Blimey.  Just in time then.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #235 on: March 06, 2011, 06:11:21 pm »
I think the Black Dog is spending more time in his kennel, and less time prowling around after me.

This is probably a Sign of Spring.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #236 on: March 07, 2011, 09:29:46 am »
Ice Cream van outside the house trilling away.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #237 on: March 07, 2011, 11:17:40 am »
Saw our first lambs of the year today, East Lothian.  No daffs yet but lots of snowdrops and one dandelion.

First lambs of the year yesterday, too (but not up here - south of Embra).

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #238 on: March 07, 2011, 12:20:20 pm »
Lots of tiny lambs yesterday, and one damn big one.

Primroses have appeared on the side of our drive :)

Today is the first properly warm day of the year; it's sunny with an intense blue sky & no clouds at all and the cats are rolling about outside in ecstasy.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #239 on: March 07, 2011, 01:20:26 pm »
Great crested grebes flirting. They didn't get to the dance, but they were doing the head/neck thing, & synchronised movements.

A bloody blue tit eating the buds on my blackcurrant bush. Little feathered bastard!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #240 on: March 08, 2011, 08:42:57 am »
A Satanic Spring Rite??

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #241 on: March 08, 2011, 03:46:48 pm »

Goose eggs for supa :P ;D

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #242 on: March 08, 2011, 04:49:21 pm »
Spring Ale in the pub.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #243 on: March 08, 2011, 05:11:01 pm »
A Satanic Spring Rite??


Are those willow branches newly planted in that circle?  Or established?

Looks more like a witch thing to me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #244 on: March 08, 2011, 05:44:27 pm »
Seen outside our place, a ked kite taking off with a twig in it's beak - not something I've seen before.  I guess it means they be nesting nearby.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #245 on: March 09, 2011, 12:37:46 am »
Heard a first greenfinch singing as I arrived home today yesterday - only half the usual song, but unmistakable in an area without starlings.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #246 on: March 09, 2011, 12:40:17 am »
There were Daffs in flower as I came past Wisley yesterday.
Daffs starting here too - proper wild ones, not escaped garden ones
(this lot):
http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/Gwt/Gwt.Nsf/WEBARTICLE?OpenForm&id=04EC0115C68EB3FA8025763A0039BBD8

Probably a week and a half to full bloom

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #247 on: March 12, 2011, 09:09:11 am »
My mirabelle tree is in blossom.

Lots of summer jammy goodness!

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #248 on: March 12, 2011, 09:36:36 am »
The last few mornings I have heard a significant Dawn Chorus.

Although it sounds wonderful I would rather have been asleep.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #249 on: March 12, 2011, 01:12:41 pm »
The smell off BBQ being fired up
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