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Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 21 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Dpack, don't destroying angels seem innocuous at first? They're why I'll never eat a wild ground dwelling white gilled mushroom...

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 21 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

quite tasty according to victims

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 21 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If you want to rub something that looks like this on your lip feel free to go right ahead. Me? Don't think so.



dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 21 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

nice snap, nice meeting

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 21 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I assume that is a cicada. No, don't think I fancy it.

Out in the woods night before last charcoal firing, and quite late yesterday evening. Plenty of thrush singing, and think we have several by the sounds of it. Also heard owls, possibly raven, robin, blackbird and wren. Heard odd noise which could be a nightjar, but not sure as I have never heard a real one. We have the right habitat. Saw a roe deer on the way out.

At home, we seem to have a blackbirds nest just above our bedroom window with some very hungry youngsters judging by the comings and goings this morning, as well as a possible robins nest near the front door.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 21 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

birdtown has been very active feeding nestlings

old news wildlife tiny rather reminds me of some "pets i have known"

a nicely written piece that i missed first time, modern wildlife studies and fossil wildlife studies have much in common, well at least for me

a few days of warm weather after a cold few months has compressed"spring"
the nettle is in full bloom, the bramble is 20% bloomed, other "weeds" are thriving some a bit late and they do seem all together rather than in sequence

in a few mins the bee species count went up by 2, a small ladybird was seen and there are now 4 species of hoverflies, plenty of orb and other spiders, i have not seen a false widow so far this year no dought one will try to see me first

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 21 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Interesting article.

The warm weather has brought things on in the garden well; the wisteria is in full flower and the ox-eye daisies are opening. The blackbirds are actually nest building rather than feeding young, which seems a bit late, but may only have started to be viable recently, unless they are a young pair getting confused.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 21 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the twotone towny pigeon is two pigeons

when they are together one has a white wing tip, everything else is a total match

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 21 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We have lots of wood thrush about, but the other night I had one singing to me from the closest tree. The most up close I've ever been to them. Very nice nachtmusik

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 21 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

This was in the greenhouse the other day. Never seen one with such colourings before.



dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 21 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tt and me both think they bite, no idea what sort it is

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 21 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Isn't that just a type of cranefly?

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 21 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Slim wrote:
Isn't that just a type of cranefly?


Yep, Tipula maxima by the looks of it. Only a risk to you if you're a vegetable.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 21 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



not bitey is good

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 21 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Glad it's a non-bitey as it really likes my greenhouse. Four times I've had to set it free.

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