A positive thread

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colin54
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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 20 Jun 2018, 12:15am

Spotted a Little Owl today whilst out on a ride.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Vorpal » 20 Jun 2018, 12:28am

I saw a barn owl! It was dark, though, and I didn't get a picture.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 20 Jun 2018, 8:06am

Hardly right for "A Positive Thread", but following on from the last two posts, on my ride yesterday I stopped on a very quiet lane to attend to an injured wren flapping about in the middle of the tarmac. My guess is that it had been hit by the windscreen of a car that had passed me a couple of minutes earlier. Two possibilities. Firstly that it was just stunned and might recover. Second, and much more likely, curtains. Either way it was better off in the long grass at the base of a hedge so that is where I left it.

But, back to the positive, when I drew the curtains at 6.30 this morning I could see a hedgehog scurrying about in a neighbour's garden, looking busy and healthy.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Jun 2018, 8:01pm

I can top that, saw a fox crossing the road in broad daylight again
In my lunchbreak today I saw a small dark serpent, it slithered away before I could identify it
I bet a lot more snakes perceive us and scarper without being seen

Wild wolves are quite widespread in Germany, not seen one yet :? Wild pigs too, never seen one but one often sees where they have rotavated the ground

Plus One for wild nocturnal beasts that do not bother us
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Mistik-ka » 20 Jun 2018, 9:09pm

I had the day's watering and weeding done in the vegetable garden before breakfast. Later a 20-minute tandem ride into town with Mrs. M-k to meet a friend for mid-morning coffee before the day began to really heat up. 8)

Stopped at the Co-op for groceries on the way home — Seniors' Day: 10% discount. :D

On the way home passed the local constabulary doing a roaring trade with a radar speed trap … in exactly the same location as yesterday. (Locals convinced that lightning never strikes twice? :lol: )

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Vorpal » 20 Jun 2018, 11:39pm

23 miles around the back lanes of Essex today. We are visiting & I met up with an old friend and we went for a ride.

8) 8) Perfect weather, good company, and a nice ride.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Jun 2018, 6:35am

Plus One for signatures on these fora, people do like to show how clever they are with smart sayings (I have noted some of them to show how smart I am) in colour, in foreign languages, or list their bikes n+1 or describe their stupid phones :?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Jul 2018, 11:44am

01. July I am sitting at home feeling miserable cos it is so hot out. Noted an open-air event for today (avoid), it was planned for 1.5 but cancelled because of liquid sunshine
Went cycling on 1.5, it was great, cool and damp, not many cyclists or motons about

It is great to be abnormal and dislike the heat, can't understand people who risk sunburn and spend lots on drinks and ice-cream and sit in the sun. The weather will get better soon, the days are getting shorter already
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Re: A positive thread

Postby robing » 1 Jul 2018, 3:49pm

colin54 wrote:Spotted a Little Owl today whilst out on a ride.

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Great pic!

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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 3 Jul 2018, 6:07am

Thanks Rob, great thread !

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Re: A positive thread

Postby nez dans le guidon » 4 Jul 2018, 4:30pm

colin54 wrote:Spotted a Little Owl today whilst out on a ride.

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He was quoting for repointing

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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 4 Jul 2018, 6:00pm

...or hooting for re-roofing.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 4 Jul 2018, 6:14pm

He doesn't look to happy about it either :shock:

Well spotted Colin,Little Owls turn up is some unexpected places.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 4 Jul 2018, 6:42pm

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Jul 2018, 3:47pm

I really hate the hot weather but I am very lucky, I can stay home with my books
Might be cool enough to go cycling about 22oo, and still light :wink:
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