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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 14 Sep 2018, 03:05

I wish them luck. We are having quiet weather even at sea so they might be OK.
Lots of geese flying yesterday.
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Post by Gloria » 19 Sep 2018, 13:39

Swallows eventually went, but today and yesterday we have had loads of different sorts of butterflies.
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 20 Sep 2018, 02:46

I saw starlings flocking over Barlick yesterday. Do they migrate? Or was it just the wind that was upsetting them.
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Post by Tizer » 20 Sep 2018, 09:06

They're gathering in `murmurations', the large flocks that you see on TV nature programmes, and flying to an overnight roosting site. They begin in autumn and the flocks get bigger as the weather gets colder. The bad weather will have prompted them to head for locations safe from predators.

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Re: Wildlife Corner

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Post by Stanley » 28 Sep 2018, 09:49

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Susan sent this pic of seals on the Beach in Shetland......
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Post by Stanley » 30 Sep 2018, 03:45

Not seen the Canada Geese for a while now. I wonder what governs the frequency of their overflights?
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Cathy » 16 Oct 2018, 12:23

Just sat here tonight watching Tele and noticed something out of the corner of my eye. Bl**dy Nora, what is that? Is that a giant centipede, I've no idea but I hope it doesn't have a mate!
Very unsettling.
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Post by Stanley » 17 Oct 2018, 02:15

Not a thing I would like to see in my house Cathy!
Starlings gathering regularly in large numbers near us particularly on one set of distribution wires on Wellhouse Street, the road is covered with bird lime. I think they favour that point because we are on top of a hill and they'll have a good overview from there.
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Post by Tizer » 17 Oct 2018, 15:57

Cathy, perhaps the centipedes get bigger with global warming. Let's hope the crocodiles don't! :smile:
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 18 Oct 2018, 02:11

The minions will deal with it........
I see they were in Dubbo, that's where my dad was born......
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Cathy » 18 Oct 2018, 13:17

Some other presents they have received are
A pasta necklace dipped in gold paint, lots of stuffed toys, chocolates, bottles of beer, baskets of honey, tins of biscuits, hobby horses, Gin (for Prince William), and a torch for Prince Harry.
Friday - Harry and Meagan are at Bondi Beach this morning, I wonder if someone will try to slip Harry a pair of Budgie Smugglers? :laugh5:
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Cathy » 18 Oct 2018, 22:51

Oh my goodness, they have just presented Harry with a special pair of budgie smugglers with his name on them, the pattern is either the Union Jack or the Aussie flag, not sure. Also a big jar if Vegemite with his name on it. :laugh5:
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 19 Oct 2018, 02:42

I'm glad they are treating The Very Important Couple with all due respect.....

Time for this to see the light of day again I think......

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Laguna Beach California 1981..... Looking at this and looking at the state of play today I am reminded of one of Shaw's characters in a play. He looked across the room at a lady of indeterminate age and said" There are about her the remains of a fine woman"....... Quite!
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by plaques » 23 Oct 2018, 20:48

This could easily been a mystery object. The end result of the swarms of Ladybirds we had the other weekend.
Not sure what the collective term is for this group, clutch, posse or loveliness. No doubt someone in OG will tell me.
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 24 Oct 2018, 02:31

It's a union meeting P.....
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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by chinatyke » 24 Oct 2018, 07:45

Stanley wrote:
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Time for this to see the light of day again I think......

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Laguna Beach California 1981.....
10 miles from where my youngest daughter lives, a beautiful spot and we visited there in 2015. Isn't she lucky?

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Re: Wildlife Corner

Post by Stanley » 25 Oct 2018, 01:59

The first time I ever went to LA there was a radio report that the inhabitants of Laguna Beach had been driven out by a wildfire and they had 'suffered freezing night time temperatures of 40F'. I knew then that I would like the climate!
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