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small bird watch

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:29

I think spring was in the air about a week ago but its on hold at the moment,lots of birds at the pyracthania nearly all the berries gone,I hope the frogs and toads in my pond have returned to hibernate after getting excited last week at the prospect of spring.The Dunnock bird is much slimmer than the sparrow and it darts about with shall we say more grace and they have such  a lovely song and wheres as you see a gang of sparrows you only one or two of Dunnocks.

Talkback: Orange ladybirds

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 11:42
I have come across yellow,blak with red spots but not orange.

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 18:11

lazy,your right it ,but it is quite frighting that a man like that with gun can get so violent about a squirrel,where next if his temper took to using a gun?The neighbours cat?

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 14:26

I read into days paper that a man shot a squirrel 5 times (once would of been enough) a squirrel just because it came to the bird table where this person put food out.The squirrel can not possible know its not for him and ignore the bird table.He  is part of the wildlife that lives by opportunity and it is not for us to choose what comes if we put out food.We can make sure we do not encourage the rats and put squirrel proof cadges but we should not condemn them if they beat you at the defences.we are the intruders into their world and have encouraged much of the behaviour of these creatures.If you cant take the creatures you dislike into your heart ,don't feed the habit,and if you have to practice culling and pest control make sure you do it quick and cause no suffering.

Talkback: Siting a greenhouse

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 13:55

and if not even and set secure ,youll find they lift and like me you ll trip over.

patio Potato bag

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 13:52

you need to make sure there is good drainage.

down at thefrozen pond

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 12:49

I think I will try the tennis ball idea but  I like above ,got to go and shovel a tun of snow from the top and make a snow man,its that deep.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 12:24

The snow has come to the west and its still falling,were not so tough as you lot up north and there has been a lot of skidding and sliding and that's not on sledge.poor birds look forlorn on the roof tops and I spot fox prints going across the pristine white lawn!


down at thefrozen pond

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:49

I slipped and slid my way to the pond today to what was happening as venturing out down the garden can be a risky business in icy conditions on a slope.I had previously seen the wood pigeons slide of the roof .I thought I better see if the pond needed me to make a hole in the ice,good job i did a toad had come trapped under the ice and fighting to get out.I guess they can hold their breathe for x amount of time but how long?To my surprise the fish I thought the cat and the heron had ,were there ,I could clearly see them swimming about ,oh joy to find.Now to make an opening in ice ,I had not boiling water but off boiled to open an breathe hole ,resisted the the temptation to knock a hole in the ice as this causes shock to the fish.Hoping this cold spell will go soon so as the toads and frogs can frolick at will.


Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:37

a small japanese acer can look good and slow growing and not to big and I have quince tree which has delightful flowers and scent in spring and wonderful fruits for jam in winter.

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