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#321 Ullman

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:40 PM

Just seen a pair of lapwings giving a fine aerial display at Weedley.


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#322 Red Willow

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 06:25 PM

Careful, you'll incur the scorn of Red Willow.  :nono:

Scorn?? I meant it as a compliment. It made me laugh but still school boy humour



#323 Johnoco

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

Anyone got any advice to control squirrels? Preferably humane.

 

Wrecking trees and generally stealing all the birds food, need to be sorted out somehow.



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 08:13 PM

Anyone got any advice to control squirrels? Preferably humane.

 

Wrecking trees and generally stealing all the birds food, need to be sorted out somehow.

RSPB advice


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#325 Red Willow

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 07:56 AM

Anyone got any advice to control squirrels? Preferably humane.

 

Wrecking trees and generally stealing all the birds food, need to be sorted out somehow.

They don't like Chilli powder, you can add it to the feeders and the birds don't mind but the squirrels do. I used it to keep them off my bulbs.

 

My husband also greases the poles  that don't have baffles on them. It is funny watching thm slide down the pole.



#326 Old Frightful

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 06:11 PM

My husband also greases the poles  that don't have baffles on them. It is funny watching thm slide down the pole.

I prefer watching the birds do that.


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#327 Johnoco

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 06:26 PM

I prefer watching the birds do that.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 07:52 PM

The spirit of Chairman M lives.

Surely the ultimate compliment.

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#329 Ullman

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:15 PM

Saw a yellow wagtail near Blacktoft this afternoon. I was well chuffed. I hardly ever see them.


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#330 Red Willow

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:16 PM

We have a family of woodpecker visit for the suet pellets. thought it was a single bird until we read up on them and noticed the red patches or lack of them on the neck



#331 Ullman

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:51 PM

In my dinner hour this week I've seen a great spotted woodpecker, a yellowhammer and a linnet.


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#332 Farmduck

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:36 AM

Yesterday I saw a red-bellied black snake out in the yard. They are reasonably common around here and highly venomous but not aggressive. If they have options they will always "run" away. He was well over 1 metre long and the fattest I've ever seen. Unfortunately for him, all this area is turning from farmland into suburbia over the next 2 years.



#333 Padge

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 04:32 PM

Caught this buzzard flying high over South Wales recently

 

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