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gregotyn



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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 19 2:56 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I get a robin in the warehouse I work in in the morning. I am not able to get near enough to say he is a close friend, but he takes the crumbs I put out for him. I guess if I was there every day-I'm assuming they don't do calendars-he may be a bit more adventurous towards me, but if he keeps coming, I will give progress reports.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 19 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


snacks are a good basis for birds to tame humans, we get snacks you think you are clever. love dik

my chum likes woodlice and is getting quite tame, love dpack

it works for both of us

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 19 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 19 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

breaking news from the sammison sagas

i have a house guest, there was a recycling incident, a bit of a search and scamper and afaik he is now resting up somewhere in rather a lot of clutter in the sitting room within a few feet of me

it is only 2 doors to return him to his family with gifts and good wishes but the great trek continues

i almost had a clean hand catch after moving everything but him and a roll of carpet in the hall but he jumped between my fingers at the very last mo and then did a t5000 series melt under a door

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 19 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Try a live trap; it is the only way. They are greasy little blighters. I don't mind mice, in fact our wood mice are rather lovely, but not in the house.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 19 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

no sign of him so far, it is possible he got under the floor and has exited via a rather large hole air brick.
the cashew is untouched and i have heard no rummaging
no dought we will find out.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 19 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

one or no doors to go.

the vac under the units flushed him into sight in the kitchen, opportunity to leave quietly has been provided. at the mo that opportunity will be on offer a few more times. it is a one way trip as popping in for supplies will not happen unless his exploration becomes lucrative trade for me. ( bits of bark are not a fair price for spices and silks )

chompy thinks something crossed the threshold and ran across some apple rootstocks in pots outside. there was quite a bit of rummaging in mouse town.

the saga of farulfa sammison continues, at least there has been no tragedy so far

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 19 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

no doors to go , probably

avian news is dik has reduced his personal space distance to very close
human news is i got brave cos it is cold and then he got the food

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 19 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 19 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When we went out yesterday we saw a red kite soaring above the road. Seemed just to be stemming the wind. Lovely sight.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 19 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

since the breeding and feeding program started kites have made something of a comeback from extinct due to being shot and poisoned as vermin.
they are not vermin they are refuse collectors and afaik dont bother with live prey, farm stock or game birds and only dine on dead things.

nice to have them back .

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 19 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a lot of buzzards in the woods and the occasional kite, but we hear more often than see them, as even in winter it is hard to see things through a wood full of deciduous trees.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 19 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

although there is a major breeding centre fairly close and a good number in west yorkshire i have not seen many in york or east yorks.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 19 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the birds are avoiding the wind at the mo but while it has been chilly i have added a pair of blackbirds to the domestic fowl.

they saw the buffet that dik gets and decided i must be ok, from keep a distance/fly away/beady eye they went to a couple of feet and eating

i think they have a juvenile one with them, if not they have a juvenile one that follows em about
the local avians did have some late clutches last year.

there are at least 3 sparrows.
the fat woodies have a slimmer "back door man" on the case and a jackdaw that likes to push mr fat woodie's face into lunch

thinking of jackdaws they seem to have increased from a few to quite a few

saw a pair of bluetits, the wren has mostly been snoozing but pops round to check for invertebrates when it warms up a bit.

pies, we have a few but they prefer kebabs on the main road

dik has reduced his personal space to inches if a cashew is involved or the first worm after the thaw is waved.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 19 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bunny update , i just saw a big lean one and two youngish juveniles.

even if they do seem much reduced in numbers there are still bunnies in da hood.

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