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08/08/2013 at 23:06

the tawny owls are having a loud discussion and the muntjac has been calling for at least half an hour. They're both very close. I'd like one of those infra red cameras to see what's going on out there.

Both creatures sound very close to the house

08/08/2013 at 23:18

Our tawnys got killed off in the cold weather and deep, long-lasting snows of winter. Now we have a new female doing the "too whit" part but we are still waiting for her Prince Charming to come along and finish with the "toowoo" bit.

What does a muntjac sound like? I'm quite glad that we don't have them here. I hear they are quite destructive.

09/08/2013 at 07:09

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWLYfasFEOc

 

Late last summer we had a young tawny owl visit our garden every morning at about 5.50am for a couple of weeks - it would sit in our ash tree and call for a few minutes then fly off in the direction of some oak woodland - I've not seen or heard it since ............ 

09/08/2013 at 09:09

First time I heard the muntjac I thought it was a dog or a fox. Single barks, one every 4 or 5 seconds.

 

09/08/2013 at 09:21

Nut- you'd be proud of me. When I was working in the garden yesterday I disturbed a moth- orangey/brown about 1/1.5" - and he settled into the dog rose a few inches from where I was working.  I looked at him and thought 'oh what a lovely little moth'. He fluttered about near me and went off.

09/08/2013 at 09:25

Well done Fairygirl,

Wish I could do the same with snakes,next door came round with one in a bucket that her cat had bought in,she was on her way to release it in a field behind us,did I want to go with her?............NO WAY!  .I am terrified of snakes,could hardly look into the bucket in the first place.

09/08/2013 at 10:01

HI, GL

i know what u mean,if i see a spider in home' ( i freak out).

yuck they are disgusting things to look at!

But i leave them alone in the garden as they do some good!I

                                  I THINK

09/08/2013 at 11:42
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Nut- you'd be proud of me. When I was working in the garden yesterday I disturbed a moth- orangey/brown about 1/1.5" - and he settled into the dog rose a few inches from where I was working.  I looked at him and thought 'oh what a lovely little moth'. He fluttered about near me and went off.

I'm well impressed Fairygirl 

09/08/2013 at 12:11
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I'm well impressed Fairygirl 

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