Author Topic: Wildlife spotting  (Read 12102 times)

BlodwynPig

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #390 on: June 12, 2019, 01:22:46 AM »
Mr Gus contributes plenty, trust me. He's constantly backing up to stuff and arse-twizzling all over it. There's a sequence of photos on the wildlife camera of him shamelessly anointing the lilies.

Catpisser the lilies

Attila

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #391 on: June 14, 2019, 08:21:17 AM »
Spooky nighttime fox







Mr Badger was back




BlodwynPig

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #392 on: June 18, 2019, 10:28:38 PM »
So what better way to cheer someone up when returning to dull Britain after 2 years away than an evening stroll after a hot summery day. Didnt see anything but the sounds were bucolic and suitably mournful / nostalgic. Heard a new sound and i guessed fox cubs - back home this seems to be confirmed. Also a strange hoot / cry that was not owl.

Audio paradise if not visual

Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #393 on: June 28, 2019, 04:01:36 PM »

BlodwynPig

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ZoyzaSorris

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #395 on: June 28, 2019, 05:04:31 PM »
Solitary bee week next week everyone.....

https://blog.nhbs.com/nhbs-collections/equipment-collections/solitary-bee-week/

Great call, may have to get on this, might get that book they are suggesting, solitary bees are like the CaBbers of the Hymenopteran community. Spotted two yellow-legged nomad bees ferreting around my brickwork the other day, look almost exactly like wasps, they nick other solitary bees' nests, cheeky buggers.

ZoyzaSorris

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #396 on: June 28, 2019, 05:08:17 PM »
Had a lovely hour or two cavorting around the beautiful meadows of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, not a soul there, felt like I was in the middle of the country, except not a blasted and scoured agribusiness-devoured catastrophe. Teeming with marbled whites, ringlets, skippers, painted ladys, cinnabar moths and all sorts of other beasts. Bliss.

Spoon of Ploff

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #397 on: June 28, 2019, 08:07:03 PM »
Had a lovely hour or two cavorting around the beautiful meadows of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, not a soul there, felt like I was in the middle of the country, except not a blasted and scoured agribusiness-devoured catastrophe. Teeming with marbled whites, ringlets, skippers, painted ladys, cinnabar moths and all sorts of other beasts. Bliss.

Fields at the back o' the flats are much the same. hundreds of Meadow Browns, with a few Ringlets, Marbled Whites, Small Tortoiseshell, Commas, Painted Ladies, Common Blues to name but a few. A few dragonflies darking back and forth and overhead the swallows/swifts doing acrobatics accompanied by the rapping of skylarks.

Got to make the most of this time. Land's up for consideration for housing development.

FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #398 on: June 28, 2019, 08:27:07 PM »
Nearly hit another whitetail deer (+fawn) on the Halifax peninsula. No photo because too busy standing on the brakes

Mr_Simnock

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #399 on: June 29, 2019, 12:30:42 PM »
Having left my lawn not mowed for a good few weeks now it's become somewhat meadow like. I was starting to mow just half an hour ago but i'v spotted lots of damsel flies so leaving it till tomorrow once they have mated.

Twit 2

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #400 on: June 29, 2019, 12:33:26 PM »
Lovely portrait video of a barn owl fucking about on the river t’other day:

https://streamable.com/m5v0o

Blue Jam

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #401 on: June 29, 2019, 12:47:55 PM »
Solitary bee week next week everyone.....

https://blog.nhbs.com/nhbs-collections/equipment-collections/solitary-bee-week/

Got this pic of a fatass bumblebee last weekend, in the beer garden at the Dalriada pub next to Portobello beach:



Bit o' digital zoom going on, I didn't get that close. My new phone can be a bit rubbish but I'm pretty chuffed with the camera, I must say.

Blue Jam

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #402 on: June 29, 2019, 12:49:31 PM »
I also saw a Robin yesterday, tried to get a photo of it but didn't manage to grab my phone before it flew away. It's June, bit late in the year for you mate...

Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #403 on: June 29, 2019, 12:52:17 PM »
Having left my lawn not mowed for a good few weeks now it's become somewhat meadow like. I was starting to mow just half an hour ago but i'v spotted lots of damsel flies so leaving it till tomorrow once they have mated.

So now you're some sort of insect pimp? Disgusting.

Quite envious of all this insect and butterfly spotting. Bit of a dearth around me at the moment although I did see a speckled wood the other day.

Birds doing well though - tonnes of siskin in the garden and skylarks and meadow pipits nesting on the estuary.

A juvenile crow landed in the garden the other day and followed me around for a bit. I was excited at the prospect of having a semi-tame crow but it's moved on now.

Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #404 on: June 29, 2019, 12:55:32 PM »
I also saw a Robin yesterday, tried to get a photo of it but didn't manage to grab my phone before it flew away. It's June, bit late in the year for you mate...

How so? (Sorry if I missing an obvious joke). Saw. Couple of juvenile robins bouncing around the woods the other day. I like them because they look like a robin wearing a different outfit just for a bit of a change.

Blue Jam

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #405 on: June 29, 2019, 01:11:42 PM »
Living in Edinburgh, I see juvenile cuntbeaks around here all the time. I hear them more than I see them though- that shrill screech they make, fucking hell...

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #406 on: June 29, 2019, 01:30:49 PM »
Monarch butterfly in Toronto. Did a shite job of flying away, I can see why they are endangered.


BlodwynPig

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #407 on: June 29, 2019, 01:55:56 PM »
Monarch butterfly in Toronto. Did a shite job of flying away, I can see why they are endangered.



Can you go and check up on my chipmunks?

FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #408 on: June 29, 2019, 03:32:54 PM »
Can you go and check up on my chipmunks?

On the east coast at the mo, dodging deer and getting rained on.

Will do a full chipmunk report when I’m back in Ontario

the ouch cube

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #409 on: June 29, 2019, 06:53:21 PM »
Yellow-necked mouse vanishing into its burrow: I waited for a few seconds and it re-emerged and fussed around.


I have named it Abstract Mouse after a Frank Black lyric, because having a yellow neck is weird.

Buelligan

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #410 on: June 30, 2019, 07:28:40 AM »
Found a baby hoopoe yesterday, fallen from its nest in the barn at work, fully feathered but a bit wee for fully flying.  Decided best course of action was to lift it gently and place it a couple of metres away in a corner where it wouldn't have as much chance of being trodden on by clients.  I made a little place where he could hide there.  The nest was five metres or more above me so no chance of helping it to get home.  Sleepless boiling night with fevered dreams of tiny huppe crying for his mummy... hope the little darling's OK.


Artist's impression

BlodwynPig

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #411 on: June 30, 2019, 09:04:33 AM »
Finally a hoopoe story from you!

Next, i’d like a whippoorwill story that doesnt involve yogsothoth

Buelligan

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #412 on: June 30, 2019, 09:11:44 AM »
Thanks, I'm not sure I'll oblige.  Oddly, on the hoopoes, found a wing feather there some weeks ago and didn't think to look upwards, this is the kind of tit I am.  Have the wing feather now.  A small lovely thing.

Twit 2

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #413 on: June 30, 2019, 10:00:49 AM »
Was mooching around Blakeney Point last night and the path was full of frogs with cool patterns that don’t show up on my crappy phone camera:



Lots of birds about too, of course, including another barn owl sighting.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #414 on: June 30, 2019, 10:01:35 AM »
Beware the night frogs

Buelligan

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #415 on: June 30, 2019, 03:42:57 PM »
I bloody love Blakeney, out in the naked sky in the winter's wind and the endless sand and no human print at all.  All the lumbering seals in their sleeping bags.  And a bird dot high in the white air.

Twit 2

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #416 on: June 30, 2019, 04:26:18 PM »
Also, you can see people coming for miles, which is why I was able to fuck my wife over a gate. No frogs harmed.

Buelligan

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #417 on: June 30, 2019, 04:28:50 PM »
I don't have a wife but thanks for sharing.  Heheh.

FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #418 on: June 30, 2019, 05:08:31 PM »
Also, you can see people coming for miles, which is why I was able to fuck my wife over a gate. No frogs harmed.

Sounds like it!

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Re: Wildlife spotting
« Reply #419 on: June 30, 2019, 05:33:25 PM »
How so? (Sorry if I missing an obvious joke).

Yah Robins are year-round visitors. I think they don't migrate.

Had a small flock of wrens feeding, playing and I believe courting in the garden today.