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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 23 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

birdtown news, the local male blackbird has inherited an area that was about 4 territories and is "singing" them in the hope a lady will set up home

plenty of resources but a lack of genetics at the mo

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 23 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We seem to have plenty of birds round here and they are singing and setting up territories and in some cases possibly nests.

Went for a trip yesterday and came across lots of snowdrops and crocus in flower and a few daffodils. In the wood I found some wild garlic (no sign but the distinctive smell if you step on it), new primrose leaves, wild arum and plenty of bluebell leaves coming through. Could do without signs of spring as we still have plenty of winter work to do.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 23 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

birdtown news

a boy owl was calling for a girl owl, i guess she is looking for a boy owl in another part of the wasteland

they will probably meet fairly soon

population density of survivors does seem to be an issue

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 23 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mousetown news, mr and mrs sammison are gathering

seeds, fruit cake and raw cashews

weaners are loads of fun when they are being taught about the world, i will try for more light

early litter but they have plenty of food

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 23 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ps not seen the young ones yet but it will probably be in the next few days

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 23 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

When we had evict rather a lot of wood mice from an old caravan we were given, one young one looked about it in a 'so this is the world then' way.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 23 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the 3 justinson sparrows that visited together are so similar in look that any could pass for the other 2


i did not get a proper look at their feet but the feather patterns are identical as far as i can tell so far

there are 5 in total, the other two have identifying features, these 3 need more close study

not as close as the one that brushed my beard on his way home

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 23 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 23 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

there is a young female blackbird as well as the young male

neither look familiar(not brack, not triangular birds)

i am unsure if they have paired and if so, where the nest is

queenie come for calling

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 23 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I saw a blackbird investigating the greenery outside our bedroom window a little while ago. Not sure if it will be a potential nest site, but pretty secure if it is.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 23 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

queenie asks as well as comes for calling

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 23 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

4 am

bold and single nightingale seeks a special nightingale for long term relationship etc
own large territory with all amenities
must be a good breeder


6 am this blackbird patch is taken

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 23 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have been told we have nightingales in the wood, but never been too sure. Haven't heard anything I can be certain of.

We saw a couple of brown hares in the wood yesterday as well as a silver pheasant. Strangely the pheasant blended into the leaves as well, if not better, than the brown ones.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 23 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

they have quite distinctive songs, plenty of examples on line

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 23 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the sammison saga has a new chapter, the little one seemed to have discovered the seeds in the mouse castle yesterday afternoon

the may be an underestimate of the new arrivals

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