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dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 18 10:33 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

barri had a specialist spiderman, iirc there is a colony of yellow scorpions at sheerness docks etc etc .

Shane



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
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Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 18 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
barri had a specialist spiderman, iirc there is a colony of yellow scorpions at sheerness docks etc etc .

Indeed there is!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 18 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Amazing photos.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 18 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ugly buggers aren't they!

Love that last shot of the moon.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 18 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just seen a blackish Grey Squirrel climbing through the hedge and apparently eating unripe Haws. I think it was the type with the mixed gene, so not the pure black type, but rather the 'brownish-black' one. First sighting this year.


Henry

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 18 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Went out on a bike ride a few days ago,it seemed the day for raptors..first a sparrowhawk being mobbed by a couple of dozen swallows,then a buzzard and a red kite seeming to have a territorial dispute

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 18 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

kite buzzard , similar dinner so a dispute seems likely.

york's city carnivore birds are a bit smaller.
SH, K,Peri.

the latter seemed to have 3 chicks from 2 families last year.
this year i have seen one chick out learning with a parent.

that might be lack of suitable watching , afaik we have quite a few. tall church , tall cliff who cares if there are pigeons nearby?.

we have owls as well. mostly barn owls although there are others

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 18 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I haven't seen it, but the peregrine could be about again as I have found feathers down the garden a couple of times lately, so could be from a couple of ex-pigeons.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 18 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Found some cudweed yesterday, Gnaphalium uliginosum. It was where I had found it before, but couldn't find any last year so was afraid it had died out. Also found some guelder rose last weekend in the coup we cut last year, which I was very please about as it seems to have died out in it's previous home, and we have only one or two in the whole woods.

Also think there is a buzzard rearing young near our yard because of the odd noises made.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 18 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where we were mowing yesterday has plenty of Buddleia bushes..but not one Peacock butterfly this year. Just plenty of Black Veined Whites.

They did have plenty of small birds, chaffinches, siskins, sparrows, greenfinches..she does feed them.
The forestry around them was clear felled last year.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 18 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They'd be Green-veined Whites, I think.


Henry

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 18 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Roadside cleanup crew at work.


sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 18 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What bird is that Jam Lady?

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 18 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is a black vulture, sgt. colon. Big birds - wing spread is 55 to 60 inches. We also have turkey vultures which have red head and neck.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 18 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We tend to get magpies and crows which are quite a lot smaller than that Jam Lady. They still seem to do the job though.

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