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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 21 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

A very hot day here again yesterday and the silver washed fritillaries and ringlets were very much in evidence along the ride in the woods. I haven't had a chance to go out into the coppice coup, but think that might be full of butterflies at the moment.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 21 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

bird town news

mr brack has been very busy shopping
plenty of fledged sparrows and some still nested
towny pigeons, not quite learning manners but improving
woodies fine

oops, i was doing shower hosepipe hung in the bramble, young sparrow made an unfortunate choice of landing twig about 6 inches under it
it was fine if a little surprised

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 21 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Four quill pigs dispatched so far, kale decimated again night before last and trap ignored. Hoping to located #5 soon, so that we may have hopes of continuing to eat the greens of my labors

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 21 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

that seems like infestation rather than acceptable wildlife

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 21 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They're hardly a rarity?

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 21 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

they do seem in the vermin camp if they are eating the garden produce

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 21 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



the wee thing surprised me a bit with its table manners, it chose a table and was very determined to stick its "feeding tube" into lunch

it could have gone for more ripe, that is what it chose

friendly, or it ignored me

dinner took about 20 mins, it got quite mr creosote after it connected the tube, the abdomen might have doubled in girth

it was nice to watch a vegan one although the hunters are quite fun

gz



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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 21 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cracking photo
Quite a lot of those in our garden.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 21 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

hello young sammison

i thought we were rat free again, it seems we are

in birdtown there are quite a few sparrows, not as many as last year
the bracks are feeding the 3rd clutch, first one fledged and was missing after a few days, second two are doing well and dine here, mr b has been very busy shopping, mrs b pops in for a snack and a drink

the 2 woodies are regulars and sometimes another one is repelled

the townie pigeons have increased to half a dozen or so, they are quite rough and require security staff to curb their less pleasant tendencies

funny cross species interaction, the bracks and sparrows are good neighbours but the just fledged sparrow asking mrs brack for her beakful of mealworms got a look that paddington would have been proud of
a very sweet moment to see

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 21 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

going by the activity and tension, the bracks might have fledglings who have gone to the posh gardens

here is safe , as they know, there might be an extraction to back here as there are katts over there

the bracks were very tense and are not shopping,

i have a daft thought that cats were called cats by birds, the local multi species warning cry is katt katt katt

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 21 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i recon i am correct re brack fledglings, mrs b came shopping and set off over the alley, she went between the houses and was heading for the back gardens on the other side of the posh Cul de Sac

townie pigeon "fashion" is rather interesting, some do dazzle pattern cammo better than others
one of them is invisible in plain sight

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 21 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i just ejected two townies so mrs b could do her shopping in peace

not "star trek" rules but interfere is part of nudging nature to thrive

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 21 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



that is starting to look lush on very nice paper. SP2 so far

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 21 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nice picture. Good news on the Sammison front, and nice to hear the latest birdtown news.

I seem to have a new robin friend 'down the garden'. It is a young one just starting to develop a red breast, and a I was digging over a plot, it was after anything interesting I turned up. It is quite tame, and sat on a branch later while I talked to it. No reply yet, but I have had them chatter back to me.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 21 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mr and mrs brack are taking food where they usually do, perhaps the prodigals are home

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