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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 18 2:04 pm    Post subject: today's visitor, today's update  Reply with quote    

a very well dressed bullfinch

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buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 18 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They are the smartest birds around, I often think,

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 18 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

through a grubby window



Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 18 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice. We have had a greater spotted woodpecker and two long tailed tits on our bird feeder recently. Didn't know either of them ate peanuts, but they were there.

Something else odd I saw at the weekend; pigeons eating ham. I thought they were seed eaters. If they are omnivores, why don't they eat the slugs in my garden?

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 18 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You eat ham?
You eat slugs?

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 18 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice picture DPack. Not often you see those guys are our way.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 18 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

today a friend popped round


it is always nice to say hello ren.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 18 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yes that really is a tomato outside in york peeping from behind the pipe in january, the randoms are ace at rot proof although vile to eat.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 18 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't eat ham that has been knocking around on the ground in a shopping centre Nick, and some people do eat slugs if they are follow some up market chefs.

Nice picture of the wren Dpack. Haven't seen or heard any recently, but did hear a thrush and a woodpecker in the woods yesterday.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 18 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



the little beasty was looking a bit chilled as it tried to work out where to go. anyway a quick warm in a hand and it was tucked into an improvised toad hall in the yard with a nice slug dinner .

gz



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 18 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 18 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good use for slugs. I thought toads hibernated during the winter.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 18 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Good use for slugs. I thought toads hibernated during the winter.


They do, generally, but like most other hibernating creatures, they can get disturbed by a variety of things, and have to move around to find a better place.

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 18 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as mentioned they do but a warm day, such as we had, can wake them up ( along with their lunch) and if it drops chilly before they are back in toad hall or a nice hotel they can be in trouble.

this little beast was very much running cold and moving in slowmo.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 18 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes - a warm day was mentally included in 'a variety of things'.

Henry

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