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Started by bernardlion on 07-Mar-2011 17:24:00
Wildlife wherever

in your garden, in your surrounding area... wherever.

Lagopus - 07 Mar 2011 17:43:13 (#1 of 9475)

There was a blackcap in my garden this morning.

pushkin - 07 Mar 2011 19:33:26 (#2 of 9475)

The bluebirds have nested, I have yet to look in the box. Put up the hummingbird feeders.

A red shouldered hawk flew very low over me, almost within arms reach. Most exciting.

TauCeti - 08 Mar 2011 12:44:59 (#3 of 9475)

Awright!! caught ya !! :O)

so this is the quivalent of 'wildlife in the backyard and things beyond" so to speak... fine!

yesterday as I was smoking in the backyard a coal tit and a blue tit perched on the bird table, thusprobing tha it is not only god for pigeons!

and later on when I was indoors, door stil open, I heard - distinctly, clearly and unmistakably -the cry of swallows!! can't be anyhing else!

am just wondering....

anyway also a robin has shown up and been at the seeds... and something small speckled black and grey and tawny with a light grey band around the neck..... dunno what is it....

Anchorman - 08 Mar 2011 13:38:43 (#4 of 9475)

TauCeti - 08 Mar 2011 13:41:18 (#5 of 9475)

sadly I still can't access flickr from the lib's machines.... darn!

RodJaneandFreddy - 08 Mar 2011 13:41:41 (#6 of 9475)


< swallows >

TauCeti - 08 Mar 2011 13:42:23 (#7 of 9475)

yep, given the cry of the swallows is somewhat unique.... but I didn't see them, so....

isn't a bit too early yet?

Lagopus - 08 Mar 2011 14:06:54 (#8 of 9475)

It's too early, Tau. And don't swallows just sort of twitter, really, rather than cry?

TauCeti - 08 Mar 2011 14:10:37 (#9 of 9475)

we;;... it is a sharp sound, cry or not cry....

we;ll se

keeps an eye on to the sky!!

Lagopus - 08 Mar 2011 14:30:22 (#10 of 9475)

Actually, it probably isn't too early.

it's still not a cry, though!

TauCeti - 08 Mar 2011 14:35:02 (#11 of 9475)

well,,, I don't know what is it called but it sounded quite like the swallows I know..... not a cry? a screech? what?

dawesome - 08 Mar 2011 14:37:15 (#12 of 9475)

swifts have more of a cry, but it seems a little early for both

Lagopus - 08 Mar 2011 14:37:36 (#13 of 9475)

You're not thinking of swifts? That's a definite cry/screech. It's too early for swifts, though. I can't think of any way to describe the swallow's call other than as a twitter.

TauCeti - 08 Mar 2011 14:38:50 (#14 of 9475)

or swifts, yes could be.....

dawesome - 08 Mar 2011 14:39:44 (#15 of 9475)

Tau, check the sound on this

Hello newthread, I'm i4one by the way

TauCeti - 08 Mar 2011 14:43:02 (#16 of 9475)

nope not like that..... thanks dawesome

Lagopus - 08 Mar 2011 14:49:02 (#17 of 9475)

I remember a few years ago in late April Radio 4 was playing endless trailers for something or other that had the sound of swifts in the background. Every bloody time I heard it I rushed to the window thinking 'They're Back!'

bernardlion - 08 Mar 2011 16:26:21 (#18 of 9475)

Lovely little baby hedgehog!

TauCeti - 09 Mar 2011 15:34:21 (#19 of 9475)

Ah well nothing has passed though the sky since, so I don't know..... anyway... all is normal in the backyard; today I emptied a bag full of coffee grounds in an area where I had already emptied some kitchen leftovers - orange peels bana skin bits of vegetables and all that -

The leeks are coming up nicely, will post some photos soon, so is the garlic, the oak hasn't yet come up with leaves, the raspberry has put out new buds.... :O)

RodJaneandFreddy - 09 Mar 2011 15:42:14 (#20 of 9475)

How long will your leftovers, skins etc take to break down Tau?

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