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  2. strongylodon
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    WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2020

    Blackcap.
    Blackcap.
    Blackcap.
    Blackcap.
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  3. Spruce
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    All you want to know about hedgehogs....

    He/she is very lucky to get through the winter that small.Last October we had to rescue a small one from our garden, it was in the afternoon it was still light and it was hobbling around he/she...
    He/she is very lucky to get through the winter that small.Last October we had to rescue a small one from our garden, it was in the afternoon it was still light and it was hobbling around he/she didn't know what to do. I picked him/her up and we found a rescue to take it to but he/she died, it...
    He/she is very lucky to get through the winter that small.Last October we had to rescue a small one from our garden, it was in the afternoon it was still light and it was hobbling around he/she didn't know what to do. I picked him/her up and...
    He/she is very lucky to get through the winter that small.Last October we had to rescue a small one from our garden, it was in the afternoon it was still light and it was hobbling around he/she...
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  4. Sheal
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    Land/Water Wildlife

    Lovely photos; thank you. The only wild life I have seen here is hares. We have no rabbits as the ground is largely rock . Oh and my cats cleared the rats when I arrived here... The place had been...
    Lovely photos; thank you. The only wild life I have seen here is hares. We have no rabbits as the ground is largely rock . Oh and my cats cleared the rats when I arrived here... The place had been empty years. Never seen a rat as huge as one they killed
    Lovely photos; thank you. The only wild life I have seen here is hares. We have no rabbits as the ground is largely rock . Oh and my cats cleared the rats when I arrived here... The place had been empty years. Never seen a rat as huge as one they...
    Lovely photos; thank you. The only wild life I have seen here is hares. We have no rabbits as the ground is largely rock . Oh and my cats cleared the rats when I arrived here... The place had been...
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  5. wiseowl
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    What Bird feeders Advice Please

    A bit late on this one, I have a few of the feeders you chose @wiseowl but I can highly recommend the clingers only bird feeder, sparrows, goldfinches and the tit family's love it bigger birds...
    A bit late on this one, I have a few of the feeders you chose @wiseowl but I can highly recommend the clingers only bird feeder, sparrows, goldfinches and the tit family's love it bigger birds just can't get a foothold.
    A bit late on this one, I have a few of the feeders you chose @wiseowl but I can highly recommend the clingers only bird feeder, sparrows, goldfinches and the tit family's love it bigger birds just can't get a foothold.
    A bit late on this one, I have a few of the feeders you chose @wiseowl but I can highly recommend the clingers only bird feeder, sparrows, goldfinches and the tit family's love it bigger birds...
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  6. Marley Farley
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    2019 BUTTERFLY and MOTH IMAGES..

    The mild weather has lead to Red Admirals barely hibernating and can be seen occasionally now.
    The mild weather has lead to Red Admirals barely hibernating and can be seen occasionally now.
    The mild weather has lead to Red Admirals barely hibernating and can be seen occasionally now.
    The mild weather has lead to Red Admirals barely hibernating and can be seen occasionally now.
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  7. wiseowl
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    Hedgehogs and Bonfires

    I have 3 Hedgehogs as permanent residents in the garden due to the fact they can't dig under the fences or under the Garden Gate............so they're safe enough.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee::thumbsup:
    I have 3 Hedgehogs as permanent residents in the garden due to the fact they can't dig under the fences or under the Garden Gate............so they're safe enough.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee::thumbsup:
    I have 3 Hedgehogs as permanent residents in the garden due to the fact they can't dig under the fences or under the Garden Gate............so they're safe enough.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee::thumbsup:
    I have 3 Hedgehogs as permanent residents in the garden due to the fact they can't dig under the fences or under the Garden Gate............so they're safe enough.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee::thumbsup:
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  9. mazambo
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    Robin

    Sad, but probably the best outcome really, better than a protracted period of suffering and decline for the poor thing. :sad: At least you tried as much as you could for it mate, sometimes that's all...
    Sad, but probably the best outcome really, better than a protracted period of suffering and decline for the poor thing. :sad: At least you tried as much as you could for it mate, sometimes that's all you can do with wildlife, try to help and simply hope for the best. Perhaps your voice was a comfort...
    Sad, but probably the best outcome really, better than a protracted period of suffering and decline for the poor thing. :sad: At least you tried as much as you could for it mate, sometimes that's all you can do with wildlife, try to help and simply...
    Sad, but probably the best outcome really, better than a protracted period of suffering and decline for the poor thing. :sad: At least you tried as much as you could for it mate, sometimes that's all...
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  10. mazambo

    Outdoor Wi-Fi camera

    I use Trail Cameras. Battery operated, outdoor casing, record to an SD card (or WiFi) when they detect movement, that sort of thing.But if your house CCTV can pick up that garden area, that's...
    I use Trail Cameras. Battery operated, outdoor casing, record to an SD card (or WiFi) when they detect movement, that sort of thing.But if your house CCTV can pick up that garden area, that's probably a better starting point ... unless all the wildlife is only a dot-in-the-distance :mad:, in which...
    I use Trail Cameras. Battery operated, outdoor casing, record to an SD card (or WiFi) when they detect movement, that sort of thing.But if your house CCTV can pick up that garden area, that's probably a better starting point ... unless all the...
    I use Trail Cameras. Battery operated, outdoor casing, record to an SD card (or WiFi) when they detect movement, that sort of thing.But if your house CCTV can pick up that garden area, that's...
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  11. strongylodon
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    2020 Butterfly and Moth Images

    Today I've seen Brimstones, Peacocks, Orange Tips, Green-veined Whites and Commas whilst out on my local walk with wife and dog. I'm going to miss some species seen only at local reserves, but...
    Today I've seen Brimstones, Peacocks, Orange Tips, Green-veined Whites and Commas whilst out on my local walk with wife and dog. I'm going to miss some species seen only at local reserves, but within a 5 or 10 mins walk other years I've seen over half the UK species.Only 2 stayed around for...
    Today I've seen Brimstones, Peacocks, Orange Tips, Green-veined Whites and Commas whilst out on my local walk with wife and dog. I'm going to miss some species seen only at local reserves, but within a 5 or 10 mins walk other years I've seen over...
    Today I've seen Brimstones, Peacocks, Orange Tips, Green-veined Whites and Commas whilst out on my local walk with wife and dog. I'm going to miss some species seen only at local reserves, but...
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  12. intel

    Is This Hedgehog Poo?

    It does look like Hedgehog poo, here's some of ours, the size is about the same as a pencil
    It does look like Hedgehog poo, here's some of ours, the size is about the same as a pencil
    It does look like Hedgehog poo, here's some of ours, the size is about the same as a pencil
    It does look like Hedgehog poo, here's some of ours, the size is about the same as a pencil
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  13. shiney
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    WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2019

    New thread for 2020 - WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2020
    New thread for 2020 - WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2020
    New thread for 2020 - WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2020
    New thread for 2020 - WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2020
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  14. strongylodon
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    Birds seen in Tenerife

    Lovely birds. A few years ago I had a Hoopoe in my garden, here in South Devon; I've also seen them in Nepal while trekking.
    Lovely birds. A few years ago I had a Hoopoe in my garden, here in South Devon; I've also seen them in Nepal while trekking.
    Lovely birds. A few years ago I had a Hoopoe in my garden, here in South Devon; I've also seen them in Nepal while trekking.
    Lovely birds. A few years ago I had a Hoopoe in my garden, here in South Devon; I've also seen them in Nepal while trekking.
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  15. BeeHappy

    Dragonfly photos,information links

    I found this dragonfly splitting atop my bamboo support. I couldn't believe it let me get close enough to take this pic!
    I found this dragonfly splitting atop my bamboo support. I couldn't believe it let me get close enough to take this pic!
    I found this dragonfly splitting atop my bamboo support. I couldn't believe it let me get close enough to take this pic!
    I found this dragonfly splitting atop my bamboo support. I couldn't believe it let me get close enough to take this pic!
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  16. Snorky85
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    Birdfeeders - how many and how often do you refill?

    Only if the lamb or Ewe is sick or not very well and the same for birds of prey and fox's even then the animal would be dead or on it's very last legs because they go for it or they are very very...
    Only if the lamb or Ewe is sick or not very well and the same for birds of prey and fox's even then the animal would be dead or on it's very last legs because they go for it or they are very very hungryBut you must not get mix up with a crow or magpie on the backs of Ewe's/lamb's when they are...
    Only if the lamb or Ewe is sick or not very well and the same for birds of prey and fox's even then the animal would be dead or on it's very last legs because they go for it or they are very very hungryBut you must not get mix up with a crow or...
    Only if the lamb or Ewe is sick or not very well and the same for birds of prey and fox's even then the animal would be dead or on it's very last legs because they go for it or they are very very...
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  17. SimonZ

    bird id - tree sparrows or warblers?

    They look like house sparrows to me. There are around 20 or so in my garden, lovely little birds :wub2:. They fly to greet me when I return home, just to let me know they need feeding. Also peer through...
    They look like house sparrows to me. There are around 20 or so in my garden, lovely little birds :wub2:. They fly to greet me when I return home, just to let me know they need feeding. Also peer through the house windows to get my attention.
    They look like house sparrows to me. There are around 20 or so in my garden, lovely little birds :wub2:. They fly to greet me when I return home, just to let me know they need feeding. Also peer through the house windows to get my attention.
    They look like house sparrows to me. There are around 20 or so in my garden, lovely little birds :wub2:. They fly to greet me when I return home, just to let me know they need feeding. Also peer through...
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  18. roders

    Is this a female Blackbird?

    Blackbird as mentioned but it looks like it's from a late brood.
    Blackbird as mentioned but it looks like it's from a late brood.
    Blackbird as mentioned but it looks like it's from a late brood.
    Blackbird as mentioned but it looks like it's from a late brood.
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  19. mazambo

    Worn out bee?

    I only recently found out that active bees in the summer will actually have a sleep on a leaf during the day and also overnight.13 Things you Didn't Know About The Bumble Bee
    I only recently found out that active bees in the summer will actually have a sleep on a leaf during the day and also overnight.13 Things you Didn't Know About The Bumble Bee
    I only recently found out that active bees in the summer will actually have a sleep on a leaf during the day and also overnight.13 Things you Didn't Know About The Bumble Bee
    I only recently found out that active bees in the summer will actually have a sleep on a leaf during the day and also overnight.13 Things you Didn't Know About The Bumble Bee
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  20. SimonZ
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    Sheep with back and white face

    On another thread I called them Panda Sheep :dbgrtmb:
    On another thread I called them Panda Sheep :dbgrtmb:
    On another thread I called them Panda Sheep :dbgrtmb:
    On another thread I called them Panda Sheep :dbgrtmb:
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  21. Selleri

    Reducing food waste, what's good and what's not?

    No it's a feeding station to keep the food dry, the 2 bricks are about 5inc away from the opening to stop cats getting in to eat the food. Thinking of putting another one out in the spring just in...
    No it's a feeding station to keep the food dry, the 2 bricks are about 5inc away from the opening to stop cats getting in to eat the food. Thinking of putting another one out in the spring just in case they have some babies.
    No it's a feeding station to keep the food dry, the 2 bricks are about 5inc away from the opening to stop cats getting in to eat the food. Thinking of putting another one out in the spring just in case they have some babies.
    No it's a feeding station to keep the food dry, the 2 bricks are about 5inc away from the opening to stop cats getting in to eat the food. Thinking of putting another one out in the spring just in...
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  22. shiney

    Helping Bees?

    and the B: Live Biomass , how would any one like to live with that at the bottom of the house , mine all had mesh floors so ny mess would easily fall through and help keep the hive warm and dry...
    and the B: Live Biomass , how would any one like to live with that at the bottom of the house , mine all had mesh floors so ny mess would easily fall through and help keep the hive warm and dry and ...... talk about rose tinted glasses ....
    and the B: Live Biomass , how would any one like to live with that at the bottom of the house , mine all had mesh floors so ny mess would easily fall through and help keep the hive warm and dry and ...... talk about rose tinted glasses ....
    and the B: Live Biomass , how would any one like to live with that at the bottom of the house , mine all had mesh floors so ny mess would easily fall through and help keep the hive warm and dry...
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  23. mazambo

    Squirrel Feeder

    I don't mind 1 or 2 it's nice to see them having fun chasing the magpie's :biggrin: but here we have too many so i have to keep them under control or they're be back to high numbers and do alot of damage...
    I don't mind 1 or 2 it's nice to see them having fun chasing the magpie's :biggrin: but here we have too many so i have to keep them under control or they're be back to high numbers and do alot of damage to trees and one lady had them in her loft and chewed the wire's, not good
    I don't mind 1 or 2 it's nice to see them having fun chasing the magpie's :biggrin: but here we have too many so i have to keep them under control or they're be back to high numbers and do alot of damage to trees and one lady had them in her loft and...
    I don't mind 1 or 2 it's nice to see them having fun chasing the magpie's :biggrin: but here we have too many so i have to keep them under control or they're be back to high numbers and do alot of damage...
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  24. Loki
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    Hedgehogs! I’m a grandma!!!

    My apologies @Loki I've just seen this. I've been on holiday and then catching up for a week on things. Your babies look so cute :wub2:. Are they still around? Difficult to be precise from the pics but...
    My apologies @Loki I've just seen this. I've been on holiday and then catching up for a week on things. Your babies look so cute :wub2:. Are they still around? Difficult to be precise from the pics but they look to be around 4 -6 weeks old. In two of the pics the baby looks slightly elongated, like a...
    My apologies @Loki I've just seen this. I've been on holiday and then catching up for a week on things. Your babies look so cute :wub2:. Are they still around? Difficult to be precise from the pics but they look to be around 4 -6 weeks old. In two of...
    My apologies @Loki I've just seen this. I've been on holiday and then catching up for a week on things. Your babies look so cute :wub2:. Are they still around? Difficult to be precise from the pics but...
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  25. mazambo
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    Hummingbird moth

    Thanks, that's them I think, but I really wish I hadn't asked after reading that. :biggrin:Nick
    Thanks, that's them I think, but I really wish I hadn't asked after reading that. :biggrin:Nick
    Thanks, that's them I think, but I really wish I hadn't asked after reading that. :biggrin:Nick
    Thanks, that's them I think, but I really wish I hadn't asked after reading that. :biggrin:Nick
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  26. ThePlantAssassin
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    Oh the simple things..........

    Isn't it lovely how sometimes the simplest things cause the most joy. This afternoon feasting on my white buddleia (that incidentally I was going to dig up a couple months ago but thankfully...
    Isn't it lovely how sometimes the simplest things cause the most joy. This afternoon feasting on my white buddleia (that incidentally I was going to dig up a couple months ago but thankfully changed my mind) sat 2 Red Admirals and 3 humongous round fat gorgeous bees and a blueish white butterfly...
    Isn't it lovely how sometimes the simplest things cause the most joy. This afternoon feasting on my white buddleia (that incidentally I was going to dig up a couple months ago but thankfully changed my mind) sat 2 Red Admirals and 3 humongous...
    Isn't it lovely how sometimes the simplest things cause the most joy. This afternoon feasting on my white buddleia (that incidentally I was going to dig up a couple months ago but thankfully...
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  27. Jack Sparrow

    Creating small wildlife patches in my garden.

    If you want to screen the area, and provide a little wind-proof barrier to prevent the seeds spreading, you could use bamboos fencing rolls? I think they sell them in Aldi as one of their...
    If you want to screen the area, and provide a little wind-proof barrier to prevent the seeds spreading, you could use bamboos fencing rolls? I think they sell them in Aldi as one of their specials? It is soft, so will flex around any obstacles, and the hollow stems will also provide a little...
    If you want to screen the area, and provide a little wind-proof barrier to prevent the seeds spreading, you could use bamboos fencing rolls? I think they sell them in Aldi as one of their specials? It is soft, so will flex around any obstacles,...
    If you want to screen the area, and provide a little wind-proof barrier to prevent the seeds spreading, you could use bamboos fencing rolls? I think they sell them in Aldi as one of their...
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  28. Marley Farley
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    INCREDIBLE... BIRD BREATH.!!

    @NigelJ it is quite amazing isn't it It is so cold there though,, Dedication to getting that best shot I suppose.!
    @NigelJ it is quite amazing isn't it It is so cold there though,, Dedication to getting that best shot I suppose.!
    @NigelJ it is quite amazing isn't it It is so cold there though,, Dedication to getting that best shot I suppose.!
    @NigelJ it is quite amazing isn't it It is so cold there though,, Dedication to getting that best shot I suppose.!
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