"Nature Watch (other than birds)"

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2014, 13:03 »
There was a little grey squirrel scampering up and down the rose arch trellis this morning - I know they're not good for quite a few reasons - but they are pretty to see  :D

I know what you mean MOS but I quite like to see them as well.

Nature watching of a different kind here - just looking at the fury of the sea - beautiful but frightening also.

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2014, 23:06 »
There was a little grey squirrel scampering up and down the rose arch trellis this morning - I know they're not good for quite a few reasons - but they are pretty to see  :D
My mother has named her squirrel - and the squirrels offspring last year ::)
She happily feeds them.  ::)

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2014, 10:05 »
I love the squirrels too, even if they do always work out how to get the seeds out of the hanging feeders. They are such busy little things.
Springlands, I am so jealous of your sea views. I love the sea.   :)

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2014, 12:03 »
I love the squirrels too, even if they do always work out how to get the seeds out of the hanging feeders. They are such busy little things.
Springlands, I am so jealous of your sea views. I love the sea.   :)

I love it too but on a day like today with high tides and wild winds it can be a problem.  :lol:

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2014, 12:50 »
In Plymouth city centre we have a lot of pigeons.
Today however, one of those pigeons was attacked by a fairly small bird of prey that swooped in past my head and pummelled the pigeon to the ground!! :ohmy:

Never seen a wild bird of prey that close up! Fascinating to watch (if barbaric).
Will try and post the pic Ben took later. 

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2014, 19:00 »
Saw catkins on some alder trees today - lovely to see as the trees have seemed so bare recently. Lots of yellow crocus out in the garden - just in time for the next batch of winds to destroy them. The leaves of the daffs are just beginning to come through.

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2014, 13:29 »
In Plymouth city centre we have a lot of pigeons.
Today however, one of those pigeons was attacked by a fairly small bird of prey that swooped in past my head and pummelled the pigeon to the ground!! :ohmy:

Never seen a wild bird of prey that close up! Fascinating to watch (if barbaric).
Will try and post the pic Ben took later.
You don't have to see our rubbish picture - he made the local rag!!!
Warning to those with a delicate disposition!

www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Sparrowhawk-downs-pigeon-Plymouth-city-centre/story-20576824-detail/story.html

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2014, 13:48 »
We have had blazing sunshine today which is melting the last remnants of snow and has brought the bees out in force. Some have been to the snowdrops which continued to flower under two feet of snow, but there have been a lot in the chicken trough.




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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2014, 16:35 »
Went to chuck some corn in the chicken runs earlier and thought 'Must clean out that wildlife pond'.  Its next to the big run and has leaves and all sorts of debris from the winter floating in it.

I pulled out a handful of leaves and nearly jumped out of my skin when a frog hopped out of the handful and sploshed back into the water  :ohmy:  :lol: 

A bit of careful investigation revealed lots more frogs, so I guess the clear-up is off.  It was more for my benefit than theirs in any case.  They are quite happy with things being left alone  ::)  :lol:

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2014, 18:45 »
My daffs are starting  to flower,stalks just coming up,loads of pidgeons about do they count as nature watch :lol:
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2014, 13:22 »
Went to chuck some corn in the chicken runs earlier and thought 'Must clean out that wildlife pond'.  Its next to the big run and has leaves and all sorts of debris from the winter floating in it.

I pulled out a handful of leaves and nearly jumped out of my skin when a frog hopped out of the handful and sploshed back into the water  :ohmy:  :lol: 

A bit of careful investigation revealed lots more frogs, so I guess the clear-up is off.  It was more for my benefit than theirs in any case.  They are quite happy with things being left alone  ::)  :lol:
My mother in laws pond is like an orgy this time of year! :lol:

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2014, 18:29 »
Toads out and about after all the damp weather, some of them no bigger than the end of my thumb. The dogs have learned to leave them well alone.
Almond trees just starting to blossom.
Dawn chorus just beginning to get going.
Weeds growing...

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2014, 20:10 »
Saw a beautiful rainbow on my travels today,could see the whole arc,then another appeared above it but fainter & not the full arc,stills thrills me every time.
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2014, 20:40 »
Got me first daffodill opened up today :D minature ones

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2014, 16:48 »
The pond by the allotment gate has loads of frogspawn in.  When I came back past it at lunchtime, I couldn't work out what all the little white blobs were (should probably be wearing glasses) as I got closer realised it was the frogs' white throats, they were spaced a foot apart all over the pond enjoying the sunshine!



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