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by mercalia
25 Sep 2018, 11:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

well my squirrel dont like bannana. likes black sunflower seeds. Also likes Lidl Granola Super Nutty mix I got on a week end special offer.
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cheaper than bird food :lol: at the time
by mercalia
24 Sep 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

You mean bankers? I thought they were all in London No no, I mean the birds that eat rotten meat, they have special digestive systems and doubtless enjoy it Have you seen one in London? In the cities and other locales of dense human population, the fox, rat, cockroach and myriad other beasts prolif...
by mercalia
24 Sep 2018, 11:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

Reasons for species decline are often very complex. The last Red Squirrel I saw in mainland Wales was in the early 1960's at Devils Bridge. Since then the Grey, which I had more or less hand fed in English city parks at that time, has become ever more numerous in the Western Oakwoods. Angelsey has ...
by mercalia
24 Sep 2018, 7:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

and then will the pine martins become a pest once they have eaten all the squirrels? go after birds? are they native to this country? Answer: yes: in Scotland at least. In most of England they are believed to have existed formerly but are now virtually extinct. If they are brought in, it would be a...
by mercalia
24 Sep 2018, 7:45am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Have you used a down quilt instead of a bag?
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: Have you used a down quilt instead of a bag?

Hi, How do you tuck your feet in with a quilt? Drafts not just external but when you move. Are you telling me that a quilt of same weight of a bag with differential cut and fill and body shaped will be warmer? This is just a personal taste thing with a dislike to bags and I get it yes. you could al...
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

I'm in two minds as to whether Greys should be controlled - let alone exterminated. In most situations they aren't a serious pest. Just a sad example of 'Darwinism' at work. The 'pine marten' solution looks encouraging. They are predators on both species of squirrel, but the Red, being smaller and ...
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

Five pages already, all about squirrels! Astounding! No fan of Greys here: they actually first appeared on the scene in Britain around 1870, as free-roaming pets. Not surprisingly, they became naturalised. Many introductions of other non-native species have gone unremarked, but this particular one ...
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

brynpoeth wrote:Exotic animals cause a lot of trouble Down Under, there are plans to eradicate some of them

Vultures are among my favourites, they tidy away the mess left by others, are there any in West West Wales?


You mean bankers? I thought they were all in London
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

Colours of animals vary a lot, could a gray squirrel be reddish or a red be grayish? Are they easy to tell apart? I think red squirrels are quite small? well I got some bird seed incl sunflower seeds from Poundlander and all it did was to spill half over the balcony- clearly not good enough for it?...
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

Yep and Cameron and Osborne & Blair and were she still aline Thatcher whoa re the jointly the cause of so many of our problems?
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

Watch a few of these. Very good acrobats, those pesky tree rats. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=squirrel+obstacle+course well this one in particular - nWU0bfo-bSY shows how inteligent they are? maybe if they made noises like birds some here might tolerate them? seems a crime to kill s...
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

You seem to be emphasising the reasons Greys are a nuisance,even on your small patch.Would you be as accommodating toward an influx of rats? Cats are a nuisance, foxes and even birds - digging up and throwing stones, crapping on garden furniture etc etc. And lets not forget insects! (Plus don't for...
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 11:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking Britain’s lost railways
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Walking Britain’s lost railways

The only one I have been on is the Downs lInk that links Guildford to the South Coast
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

You seem to be emphasising the reasons Greys are a nuisance,even on your small patch.Would you be as accommodating toward an influx of rats? Cats are a nuisance, foxes and even birds - digging up and throwing stones, crapping on garden furniture etc etc. And lets not forget insects! (Plus don't for...
by mercalia
23 Sep 2018, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 112
Views: 1847

Re: Visitors

We do not have squirrels of any kind on Isle of Mull. Somebody suggested introducing reds here and the RSPB had their usual hairy fits and the idea was dropped. We have no foxes either. A friend of mine who is a countryside ranger found a dead fox once but reckoned somebody had brought it from the ...