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Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 22 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Dpack the bangle will give details..there is a system for returning a bird.
It is surprising how many don't return..and how short the racing season is, no more than two or three months a year, weather permitting.
When you think how much time money and energy goes into racing pigeons!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 22 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You may also find a phone number on the flight feathers of one wing.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 22 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Saw this little guy chilling on the floor of the greenhouse yesterday morning.



dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 22 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

rather nice markings, what is it?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 22 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think it is a ringlet. Don't usually see them with their wings open, but ringlets have those rings on both sides of the wings.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 22 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks MR, I was hoping someone would know what it is.

Shane



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Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 22 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

After brood #1 failed, the second attempt seems to be more successful. Nice of the moggie to keep a permanent watch on things, just to make sure they are okay






dpack



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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 22 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well the chicks should grow up not too frightened of moggies; at least through glass. Hope they realise in time that feral ones aren't so friendly.

We think we had a purple emperor butterfly visit us yesterday. Not too sure as it was rather fast, but big dark coloured butterfly, so can't have been anything else. The robin is back begging for food, and sometimes another robin too. As they seem to tolerate each other, we think they must be a pair.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 22 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Excellent pictures Shane and I love that the cat is keeping a close eye on things.

Shane



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
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Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 22 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I suspect he will be sitting in the garden underneath their ledge with his mouth wide open as soon as they start testing their flight feathers

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 22 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

bird town news

there are many MIA

2/3 of the sparrows, mr and young bracket, the young daws and there are far fewer of the "random" visitors who often pop by for a snack or drink

a combo of over-enthusiastic "tidying"in two places and serious heat might have been a challenge too far for many

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 22 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

bird city news, museum gardens is lacking most of the avians, especially the blackbird flock and the little

the casualty rate among my chums seems harsh, extrapolate that to all the small places.....

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 22 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

At least most of them will have reared their young, so only their own beaks to fill. The yard robin was very much in evidence yesterday. Flying around all over the place and getting plenty of crumbs. There is water available for it too. Seemed to be mainly a day of pigeons. Sounded as if they had started harvest, so may be safer for them in the woods while the big machinery is trundling round. I think they are wood pigeons anyway.

Heard a muntjac deer barking on Tuesday night. We heard it last year too, so may be trying to attract females. Saw a roe deer near the road on the way up to the woods as well.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 22 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the sammisons seem to have survived well, 2 adults and 3 juveniles at the mo

ballsi sammison looks as though he might outdo buffi sammison in the bodybuilding game
that is a butch young mouse, he makes glen and ilex look under endowed

i will try to get a snap of him

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