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Started by airynothing on Aug 16, 2021 9:00:42 AM
Lost One of Those Things

Post your whimsy-laden thoughts here.

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Sep 2021 18:06:40 (#1941 of 2017)

It steals a slightly smaller portion of your chips.

Policywatcher - 09 Sep 2021 17:08:15 (#1942 of 2017)

Just be carefull what you say to it....

"Little Gull, would you like a bag of sweeties", is likely to cause serious problems.

Cordelia - 09 Sep 2021 18:55:00 (#1943 of 2017)

The Regents Park parakeets have expanded further East and found the enormous tree and the apple tree behind my flat.

I am awoken most mornings by noisy squabblings between the parakeets and magpies.

On the bright side, there is now hardly a pigeon to be seen - I think they must not get on with the parakeets. So on the whole I’m in favour of the little green bastards.

Dubris - 09 Sep 2021 18:01:35 (#1944 of 2017)

My mother thought she saw a parakeet in the environs of Canterbury a little while ago, but she hasn't seen it again so we suspect it was a misidentification. Plenty of them on Thanet and in Sandwich, but they haven't spread further yet.

nemo75 - 09 Sep 2021 19:03:59 (#1945 of 2017)

Oh they’ve been here (Southwark) for over 5 years.

Initially they hung out as a pack but latterly they seem to have paired and become more civilised.

nemo75 - 09 Sep 2021 19:04:44 (#1946 of 2017)

[…] Sandwich, but they haven't spread further yet.

I see what you did there.

Antimatter - 09 Sep 2021 19:08:33 (#1947 of 2017)

Still hot and humid here, but with a very fine drizzle of rain falling, Dribbly took the opportunity to enjoy the cooling shower,

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oM1E39GsmmWs4Wkq7

Cordelia - 09 Sep 2021 19:11:29 (#1948 of 2017)

Dribbly looks likes waving.

Dubris - 09 Sep 2021 18:13:30 (#1949 of 2017)

So much natural elegance.

Lagopus - 09 Sep 2021 19:14:37 (#1950 of 2017)

Little Gulls are like much smaller and daintier Black-Headed. Very dark grey, almost black underwing. Usually seen hunting insects over fresh water. No chips. I think Hornsea Mere, where I saw my most northerly egret is about as far south as they get in Britain as a breeding bird.

Snarlygog - 09 Sep 2021 19:33:57 (#1951 of 2017)

We have a colony of Parrakets in Plymouth, all in Central Park eating the pine cones. I think the local Perragrine falcons are expanding their diet.

Lagopus - 09 Sep 2021 19:42:13 (#1952 of 2017)

You'll also all be interested to learn that the parakeets to be seen in Barcelona are a quite different species from our British ones.

HouseOfLametta - 09 Sep 2021 19:44:41 (#1953 of 2017)

I like a cockatoo.

helenskywalker - 09 Sep 2021 19:45:21 (#1954 of 2017)

Which one?

Dubris - 09 Sep 2021 18:53:38 (#1955 of 2017)

And him a respectable married man.

Sabacious - 09 Sep 2021 20:10:24 (#1956 of 2017)

Childlike glee here as new Asterix book is pre-ordered.

breakfast - 09 Sep 2021 21:12:37 (#1957 of 2017)

Toc toc toc

Sabacious - 09 Sep 2021 20:17:16 (#1958 of 2017)

Indeed

binturong - 09 Sep 2021 21:21:24 (#1959 of 2017)

I discovered today that Ireland has only 1 species of toad (natterjack, and very few of them), 1 of frog (common brown) and 1 of newt (smooth).

Cordelia - 09 Sep 2021 21:30:51 (#1960 of 2017)

New Asterix book?

Woot!

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