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  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 20 4:50 am   Subject: Wildlife
Cool tail. How big is he?
Slightly bigger than a sparrow. There's always at least two flitting around the garden. They're pretty tame, too - whenever I water the flowerbeds they follow me around sna ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 20 9:34 am   Subject: Wildlife
Got a few snaps of one of our yellow-rumped bulbuls. He was busy serenading the ladies from one of the neighbour's trees. Managed to catch a shot of him showing off his tail feathers, too!


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  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 20 9:31 am   Subject: Wildlife
nice snaps, the silverbills are rather elegant

i do not know what mynahs are like in the wild, tame and captive ones are better at language and mimicry than parrots.
they get phrases easily and se ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 20 9:30 am   Subject: Wildlife
Are the sparrows indigenous, as it seems odd that you get them along with birds we think of as exotic?

Sparrows seem to be endemic wherever in the world you go! Whether they've spread themselves ov ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 20 6:09 am   Subject: Wildlife
This is one of our Indian silverbills, hiding in one of our palm trees:


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  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 20 3:40 am   Subject: Wildlife
That's their natural plummage - still a bit fluffy, as they're bairns, but pretty much the full adult colour now. I guess they match the house because the house is painted the same colour as the deser ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 20 9:29 am   Subject: Wildlife
They look lovely. What is the nest built in as it looks man made?

The metal flaps behind are the louvres on the outside of the extractor fan for our bathroom Fortunately, we don't need to ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 20 4:35 am   Subject: Wildlife
Looks like our baby laughing doves will be ready to leave the nest soon:

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  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 20 12:14 pm   Subject: Wildlife
That was my tactic, too - hanging feeder on a wire from the apple tree in the garden and a headshot from the upstairs window with the lawn as a backstop. .177 air rifle was more than up to the job.
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  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 20 3:35 am   Subject: Wildlife
they would find a suitable corner and wiggle tiles loose to get in or gnaw through the soffit and facias
Yep - they are buggers for that. Much better in a stew than in the attic.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Shane

Replies: 82
Views: 5310
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 20 3:31 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Did the wood pass?
  Topic: trebuchet to space?
Shane

Replies: 11
Views: 932
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 19, 20 5:38 am   Subject: trebuchet to space?
Would bring a whole new meaning to the term "crash test dummies"
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 71
Views: 26882
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 20 4:44 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Good to see the project is progressing. If you start getting into the video side of things, it might be worth looking into a fluid head for the tripod - you can get a decent one for not too much money ...
  Topic: Problem Radiator
Shane

Replies: 14
Views: 3826
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 19 3:38 am   Subject: Problem Radiator
Does the problem radiator have a thermostatic valve? Could be that the valve is malfunctioning if it's just the one rad that's having an issue.
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 726
Views: 339344
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 19 4:01 am   Subject: Wildlife
a pot of peanuts
Always best to put your peanuts in a wire cage feeder as birds - especially babies - can easily choke on whole peanuts.
 
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