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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 5:43 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Baby Blue Tits arrived at the feeders yesterday.

Baby Great Tits and baby Great Spotted Woodpecker still visiting regularly.

Henry
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
buzzy

Replies: 7
Views: 49
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 4:22 pm   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...


Henry
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
buzzy

Replies: 7
Views: 49
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 12:31 pm   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
When they breed chickens that can defend themselves against foxes, I might need a copy, but at present I have no plans!

Good luck with it, though.

Henry
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

Replies: 4887
Views: 615223
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 10:00 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Oh yes, Jam Lady, I know about cats and their names. Mr Blofeld is also known as Mr Thunderpaws

I just wondered if all this James Bond stuff was part of the great cat conspiracy.


Mr Poe l ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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Views: 615223
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 10:19 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I have just realised that our cats have names that are also names of characters from Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. Should we be concerned?

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 10
Views: 239
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 2:03 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Some of the baby Great Tits are feeding themselves, but others are still being fed by adults - probably more than one brood.


Baby Great Spotted Woodpeckers feeding themselves.


Still waiting ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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Views: 615223
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 1:56 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I wondered about Vaseline, re messiness and effect on birds, though ours don't seem to land on the pole first. Our pole is in sections, so it is relatively easy to fit the baffle.

I would have thou ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

Replies: 4887
Views: 615223
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 12:45 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I have heard that Vaseline applied to a bird feeder pole can help stop squirrels climbing. We use a baffle round the pole, primarily to stop the rats climbing up. Works on rats, but the squirrels circ ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

Replies: 4887
Views: 615223
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 18 11:04 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
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I have cracked vehicular problems, Cassandra, I pass them on to a suitably qualifi ...
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 394
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 18 4:59 pm   Subject: Portuguese Insects
I think the 'big bug' is a type of bush cricket, but it may be a juvenile.

Seems as if you're going to have an interesting wildlife time!

Henry
  Topic: White crab spider
buzzy

Replies: 15
Views: 277
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 18 4:49 pm   Subject: White crab spider
Didn't want a make over!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 10
Views: 239
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 18 9:47 am   Subject: Wildlife
Young Tawny Owl calling for food, last night and the night before. (In the trees in the garden)

Henry
  Topic: White crab spider
buzzy

Replies: 15
Views: 277
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 18 9:32 pm   Subject: White crab spider
Nope, still sitting there.

Well, why move house when the food is delivered to your door?

Henry
  Topic: White crab spider
buzzy

Replies: 15
Views: 277
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 18 12:02 pm   Subject: White crab spider
As I recall, Gerald Durrell's white crab spiders changed colour (slowly) if moved to a red flower.

The hoverfly is probably a species of Eristalis, but they need looking at carefully through a len ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 10
Views: 239
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 18 11:50 am   Subject: Wildlife
As if on cue, baby Great Tits sitting in the hedge waiting for food from mum and dad who are dashing madly backwards and forwards with beaks full of peanuts.

Henry
 
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