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Re: Visitors

Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 7:06pm
by Cunobelin
A couple off summers ago, we had sparrows nesting in the garden, and my wife had watched the eggs hatch and the chicks develop into fledglings.

We went out for a walk one morning and we were sat in the garden eating lunch whilst I dowloaded the pictures I had taken, which was fortunate because we had a visitor and I was able to get a couple of pictures.

Image

Unfortunately SWMBO was less impressed as the bits in they bottom left and hanging from the lower beak are the remains of one of the fledglings

Re: Visitors

Posted: 22 Mar 2019, 3:42pm
by mercalia
a problem.

How do you tell one squirrel from another - To me they all look the same size and look the same grey etc

Other than one ( I hope ) keeps on tying to get to my bird feeders I cant tell - that one I would like to get a water pistol to give it drenching but only that one. One I have been able to tell from the others as it has some bald patches where it has scratched mites out but they are growing back so will soon look like the rest. This one seem docile enough. They do seem to differ in courage, one seems to be very scared to come to where I put out some sun flowers seeds, hugs the ground sought of.

Re: Visitors

Posted: 9 Apr 2019, 5:46pm
by mercalia
so I see that Wolves have made their way to Holand

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47838162
I hope we dont get them here? Unikely?

Re: Visitors

Posted: 9 Apr 2019, 6:22pm
by Lance Dopestrong
Is this the time to point out that great squirrels are vermin? I must shoot a few dozen a year :lol:

Re: Visitors

Posted: 10 Apr 2019, 1:17pm
by mercalia
Lance Dopestrong wrote:Is this the time to point out that great squirrels are vermin? I must shoot a few dozen a year :lol:


well it seems that the Grey Squirrels in my neck of the woods are becoming Red Squirrels as they seem to be developing large amounts of ginger colouring to their fur and in their tails

Re: Visitors

Posted: 9 Jul 2019, 12:35pm
by mercalia
one of mine

squirrel with cream cracker.jpg
squirrel with cream cracker

Re: Visitors

Posted: 14 Jul 2019, 3:14pm
by 100%JR
I could post up a photo from another Forum I use with a better image of a Grey.....but it would almost certain get clipped as it would "offend" someone :lol:

Re: Visitors

Posted: 14 Jul 2019, 3:18pm
by brynpoeth
Try it, I am hard to offend :wink:
Spotted a treecreeper at close quarters today for 1.5 seconds before it scuttled up the trunk out of my hungry grasp

Re: Visitors

Posted: 14 Jul 2019, 3:22pm
by 100%JR
brynpoeth wrote:Try it, I am hard to offend :wink:
Spotted a treecreeper at close quarters today for 1.5 seconds before it scuttled up the trunk out of my hungry grasp

You may be but from past experience the majority on here clearly get offended by almost anything :wink:

Re: Visitors

Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 9:17am
by RickH
100%JR wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Try it, I am hard to offend :wink:
Spotted a treecreeper at close quarters today for 1.5 seconds before it scuttled up the trunk out of my hungry grasp

You may be but from past experience the majority on here clearly get offended by almost anything :wink:

Are you talking to me? I'm offended that you think such things of your fellow forum users!

:shock: :oops: :lol:

Re: Visitors

Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 9:29am
by mercalia
100%JR wrote:I could post up a photo from another Forum I use with a better image of a Grey.....but it would almost certain get clipped as it would "offend" someone :lol:



probably a dead one with its head blown off or gutted given your other post.

Re: Visitors

Posted: 16 Jul 2019, 7:25pm
by 100%JR
mercalia wrote:
100%JR wrote:I could post up a photo from another Forum I use with a better image of a Grey.....but it would almost certain get clipped as it would "offend" someone :lol:

probably a dead one with its head blown off or gutted given your other post.

Close.........but no cigar :roll:

Re: Visitors

Posted: 31 Jul 2019, 12:30pm
by mercalia
It seems that Natural England is in the process of licensing killing lots of birds species, even ones from the tit family, and they are being slow to explain why

http://jasonendfield.weebly.com/home/wh ... -days-time

Re: Visitors

Posted: 1 Aug 2019, 11:19am
by 100%JR
mercalia wrote:It seems that Natural England is in the process of licensing killing lots of birds species, even ones from the tit family, and they are being slow to explain why

http://jasonendfield.weebly.com/home/wh ... -days-time

Do they have to explain why?
There could be many reasons.

Re: Visitors

Posted: 1 Aug 2019, 11:38am
by mercalia
100%JR wrote:
mercalia wrote:It seems that Natural England is in the process of licensing killing lots of birds species, even ones from the tit family, and they are being slow to explain why

http://jasonendfield.weebly.com/home/wh ... -days-time

Do they have to explain why?
There could be many reasons.

Yes it is gov't org?