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Is it a Robin?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 15:34
B3 wrote (see)

Maybe it's a juvenile robin

Juvenile robins acquire a red breast at the first moult, which is roughly 10 weeks after fledging. - even in a late brood that wouldn't be after October.

Lawn getting destroyed - Possible Leatherjackets or Chafer beetles, Please help

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 14:13
T The earwig won't damage your lawn.

Have you noticed any birds rootling about on your lawn?

My guess is that there's some leatherjacket grubs in your lawn eating the roots of the grass and that birds are pulling up the grass in order to get the leatherjackets.



Is it a Robin?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 14:08

Well they do tend to feed on the ground, but they are passerines (perching birds) and I've seen them venture onto feeders if they feel confident that they're safe and there's cover nearby. 

Lovely little things aren't they?

Seasons Greetings to you too

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 13:31

My guess is that it's a dunnock aka hedge sparrow - have a look at the video on here


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 11:57

Does anyone remember where I put the silver nut dish and the silver fruit bowl last January?   They're not in the sideboard where they should be


Oh well, if I can't find them I don't have to get the silver polish out do I?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 10:44

According to the newspapers, it's likely Aliona will be in no condition to fit into the frocks next year, let alone be lifted and spun around


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 10:32

I'm back - I wish I'd left it until tomorrow - the shops will be empty then, everyone's there today   But I did take advantage of the fact that Waitrose's superb cafeteria was virtually empty to treat myself to a bacon bap and coffee and a read of the Guardian. 

Now I've just got to unpack the shopping and make some pastry etc etc etc ............. 


"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 10:27


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 10:25

 Merry Christmas

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:55
Verdun wrote (see)

Fair enough...if ecokid is over 60, has plenty of spare time and wants to exercise on his hands and knees for hours on end there is another way.  


Perhaps it's just me .... but I enjoy it

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