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16/02/2014 at 15:18

I thought it would be interesting to record the first sightings of  wildlife as they make their appearances in the spring - if we also say whereabouts in the country we are we can compare different areas, and we can also do this in following years and compare the years as well. 

Today in Norfolk I saw a Queen Wasp scouting around the garden in the first proper sunshine we've had for a while.  The temperature in the shade didn't get above 9.4C today but it must've been much warmer in the sunshine and she's woken up and is ready to find a nest site. 

KEF
16/02/2014 at 15:44

One very tiny ladybird on the conservatory windowsill. Now re-located to a pot of lillies. I'm in the bad books because OH says it was having a warm.

This happened last year LB's really early and then very few after the cold spring.

16/02/2014 at 15:48

A salmon swimming across my lawn. [ sorry ]

KEF
16/02/2014 at 15:51

Pd..quickly get a net

16/02/2014 at 15:59

Saw a kangaroo bouncing across the lawn earlier    Very early for that ......

16/02/2014 at 16:07

Verdun! 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37632.gif?width=37&height=49&mode=max

 

16/02/2014 at 16:32

16/02/2014 at 16:37

A pair of moorhen on our pond. We've only had a lonely singleton for years now. I look forward to the black cotton-wool balls of babies

16/02/2014 at 16:43

I spotted a ladybird outside  Reminded me I need to put out my ladybird house 

KEF
16/02/2014 at 17:05

Panda get your skates on it's going to be cold tonight

16/02/2014 at 17:11

All done Kef! Made sure the heating was on  

16/02/2014 at 17:51

LOL at Dove and Verdun.

I've seen a ladybird in the kitchen and quite a few whilst digging up brambles on the allotment.

17/02/2014 at 09:55

I saw a builder in our kitchen actually pick a sweeping brush up when he finished working but then he just moved it out of his way, that would avbin a bewbie

17/02/2014 at 13:26

seen quite a few ladybirds coming in the office recently. they seem to be attracted to my coffee.... 

17/02/2014 at 13:29

Hi Thomas - good to see you posting again - how's the gardening in pots going? 

17/02/2014 at 20:23

Two red kites doing a mid air courtship dance.  wow

 

17/02/2014 at 20:32

Oh Wow!!!  We're coming to see you again soon - make them come back and do it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

17/02/2014 at 20:39

I'll tell them to put it in the diary Dove

18/02/2014 at 12:39

Great tits in my nest box on Saturday .  They've been checking it out for weeks.  Thought they'd never get round to going in for a closer look.

KEF
18/02/2014 at 12:41

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37711.jpg?width=201&height=350&mode=max

 

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