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dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 22 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a young female blackbird just popped by, rummaging the rich worm seams at the mo

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 22 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

yesterday evening there was a healthy adult frog having a shower in the rain in the yard

i spose some phibs can find coolish damp places even in droughts/extreme heat events

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 22 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Husband and son found a slow worm in the bottom of a pile of wood that has been left for a while. We also sometimes find toads in the woods, although they have a fair journey to the nearest water to breed.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 22 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We were at a show yesterday that stretched into the evening and a hare somehow decided, in spite of all the people around, to come out onto the site. Think it finally decided it was a bad idea, as of course several people were chasing it, but odd it should come out there.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 22 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

you were in its garden

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 22 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Quite possibly. There are probably quite a lot of hares in the area. We are not far away and get them in the woods.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 22 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



I put a shelf on top of the bird feeder, so that I could put food out for the birds that cannot hang onto the feeders. This, I have found has made the sparrows weary and they have not been around for a couple of days. Will they get used to it being there and will they be back?

On a positive note though, a robin has been around. Do the vast quantity of sparrows that are normally there put other birds off do you think?

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 22 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a robin needs to be diplomatic to be tolerated by a sparrow tribe on a feeding station

some do it, some get pitchforks and torches

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 22 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the sparrows to return to my now pimped up feeding station.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 22 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

One of our robins learnt how to hang on a feeder and taught others. It took a little while, but they all learnt in the end.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 22 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the sparrows are nest building with feathers and fibres and stuff

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 22 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I hope they aren't trying for another brood.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 22 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

probably getting ready for winter in new pairs, and in new locations(it seems plausible the old nests are a necropolis best avoided)

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 22 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Was working in the 'yard' yesterday and got buzzed by the robin. It was also pestering for food. There were several squirrels about picking up nuts too.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 22 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think we have a fox in our garden although I haven't seen it. I have a large sink tidy outside the back door into which I empty the peelings and things to take down to the compost heap and it has been knocked over and scrabbled through again. Most likely fox.

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