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#20341 Tenor Viol

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 04:47

Heard the woodpecker for the first time this year yesterday and then saw a jay.
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#20342 Aeolienne

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:48

Caught the scent of hyacinths in Leamington Spa's railway station garden.


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#20343 ejw21

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:31

Heard the woodpecker for the first time this year yesterday and then saw a jay.

Lovely! I'm lucky that there is a lot of birdlife in mine and my neigbour's garden. Lots of thrushes, various t*ts, sparrows, the odd wren plus ducks next door. There are also some old oaks nearby and a small woodland half way up the moor so we see and hear plenty of jackdaws.

 

Last night we heard tawny owls calling around 9-10pm which really made the evening! We periodically hear owls but this was the clearest for a while. Still haven't caught sight of them though!


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#20344 Misterioso

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 18:17

We have a lot of birdlife too, and recently, a heron has been much frequenting our garden. The attraction, it seems, is the garden pond. A number of times we have seen said heron making off holding a frog in its beak - and we now strongly suspect that the entire frog population of our pond has gone the same way. I actually like frogs, so perhaps this should have been in the Aaaaaggghhh thread. sad.png


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#20345 Banjogirl

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 20:41

Nice to have a heron in the garden though. My hens are funny if they get a frog because they can't eat it without putting it down, but if they put it down another hen steals it off them. They end up chasing each other round the garden and half the time the frog escapes.
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#20346 Cyrilla

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Posted Yesterday, 00:33

The support of a friend and some potentially good news from Bagpuss.

 

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#20347 elemimele

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Posted Yesterday, 09:33

Misterioso, if you like frogs and want to deter the heron in a reasonably heron-friendly way, and if you can cope with the idea of synthetic wildlife, you can put a plastic life-size model heron next to the pond. Herons don't like fishing in a crowd; it puts them off. I think suppliers of outside fish-ponds will be able to supply.


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#20348 Misterioso

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Posted Yesterday, 12:27

Misterioso, if you like frogs and want to deter the heron in a reasonably heron-friendly way, and if you can cope with the idea of synthetic wildlife, you can put a plastic life-size model heron next to the pond. Herons don't like fishing in a crowd; it puts them off. I think suppliers of outside fish-ponds will be able to supply.

 

I had exactly the same thought, elemimele (although in stone rather than plastic) and am still mulling over it. It is nice to see the heron, but it's also nice to have a frog population.


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Posted Yesterday, 13:58

Here I've seen many iron ones
Most attraktive.
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