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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 14 Apr 2017, 02:53

Do you remember the pic that Doc posted of the owl shape on his window after the owl flew into it? (I think it was Doc..... )
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Tizer » 15 Apr 2017, 08:55

We have large windows and it's not uncommon for us to find a bird that has crashed into them, from sparrows to pigeons. Some die of a broken neck, others go away with a sore head. This morning there was a dead jackdaw on the patio. It was lying with its wings folded neatly along its body and its legs drawn up below. I administered the last rights and gave it a decent burial under the pine tree!

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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 16 Apr 2017, 02:49

I had a large owl hit the windscreen of the tanker early one morning near Leeds. It was a hell of a thump but I think it survived.
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 17 Apr 2017, 05:50

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The Jackdaws are nesting again this year in the Pigeon Club loft. They did this last year when the same louvre jammed open but in the middle of the nesting season it dropped. I hope they have better luck this year.....
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Wendyf » 18 Apr 2017, 07:06

Our swallows have turned up, there are 2 diving in and out of the barn this morning. :smile:

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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Tripps » 18 Apr 2017, 09:51

They allowed free range hens back onto the range last week down here. Is that a local ruling or are the all allowed out again? It was just getting to the stage where they could not describe the eggs as 'free range' and would lose the premium. I hope your ladies are all scuttling about. :smile:
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Post by Wendyf » 18 Apr 2017, 10:53

All allowed out now Tripps even in high risk areas. The girls are enjoying their freedom thank you!

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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 19 Apr 2017, 04:11

Good! And Dennis and Sparky are out as well..... Lovely, I wish them good weather!
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Post by Tizer » 07 May 2017, 10:31

A photo taken from our bedroom window at 08.45 this morning showing a Little Owl sunning itself and generally loafing about. Lovely creatures!
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Post by Stanley » 08 May 2017, 03:54

What a lovely image and you are so lucky to have companions like that!
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Post by Cathy » 14 May 2017, 08:19

Went for a long walk around the Morialta Falls in the Adelaide Hills today, lovely, and we spotted 2 of these little beauties.
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Post by Cathy » 14 May 2017, 09:12

This pic is better
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Tizer » 14 May 2017, 09:54

We used to have two eucalyptus trees at the end of our Somerset garden but we never saw any of those Koalas in them! :laugh5:

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Post by Cathy » 14 May 2017, 12:12

You could always get a stuffed toy one Tize and secure it on the tree, that would create some attention :grin:
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 15 May 2017, 02:37

I knew a family in Minnesota who had a large illuminated full moon in the trees at the foot of their garden. They used to switch it on at night for the effect, it looked stunning!
Don't fret about Koalas Tiz. Unless very well socialised they can be nasty little buggers!
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Moh » 21 May 2017, 12:37

On the back road from Lancaster to Middleton someone has put a large gorilla in a tree - very effective and amusing.
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Post by Stanley » 22 May 2017, 03:04

I like things like that Moh that get your attention because they are incongruous.....
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Post by Cathy » 25 May 2017, 09:17

Here's a couple of pics of kangaroos that my daughter has just taken on one of her many nature walks. It's nice to see them in their proper environment.
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 26 May 2017, 06:30

Lovely pics Cathy and I agree with you. That's where animals should be, in their own environment! The wildlife in Barlick is enjoying the good weather.....
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 01 Jun 2017, 09:24

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I think this comes under the heading of wild life. This cat appeared on the roof of the shed this morning and spent a lot of time peering in through the window. Not a cat I have seen before.....
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Cathy » 01 Jun 2017, 12:23

Stanley do you still have that cat from a while ago still sleeping in your back yard??
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 02 Jun 2017, 03:42

No Cathy. I altered the sleeping arrangements to give me more room on the shelf and she didn't like it. I was rejected! I'm still popular for sunbathing though.....
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 05 Jun 2017, 05:18

The Jackdaws are definitely nesting in the open louvre on the gable end of the Pigeon Club. I hope it stays open till the young have fledged. The telegraph pole outside the mortuary is a very convenient perch for them before accessing the nest. Clever birds......
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Tizer » 05 Jun 2017, 08:56

Stanley wrote:
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I think this comes under the heading of wild life. This cat appeared on the roof of the shed this morning and spent a lot of time peering in through the window. Not a cat I have seen before.....
Here, next door's cat often goes right up their roof to the ridge line. A bit of a daredevil, I think. I wonder how many lives it has left....

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