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  2. Sheal
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    Land/Water Wildlife

    Noticed your comments Strongylodon 9th Oct. The following is too long but hope it is acceptable: About Song Thrushes tried to protect them since a pair nested in a potting shed after being...
    Noticed your comments Strongylodon 9th Oct. The following is too long but hope it is acceptable: About Song Thrushes tried to protect them since a pair nested in a potting shed after being encouraged 12 years ago. They still use it, the usual egg-stealers haven't found them, and take food and...
    Noticed your comments Strongylodon 9th Oct. The following is too long but hope it is acceptable: About Song Thrushes tried to protect them since a pair nested in a potting shed after being encouraged 12 years ago. They still use it, the usual...
    Noticed your comments Strongylodon 9th Oct. The following is too long but hope it is acceptable: About Song Thrushes tried to protect them since a pair nested in a potting shed after being...
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  3. shiney
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    WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2019

    @shiney, Blue Tits only nest once, in the spring, yours is probably looking for a suitable place to roost at night for the Winter. Unlike Sparrows they roost singly. Nest boxes are frequently used...
    @shiney, Blue Tits only nest once, in the spring, yours is probably looking for a suitable place to roost at night for the Winter. Unlike Sparrows they roost singly. Nest boxes are frequently used to roost in, ours has been used in the past but never to nest [email protected], it could well be it is...
    @shiney, Blue Tits only nest once, in the spring, yours is probably looking for a suitable place to roost at night for the Winter. Unlike Sparrows they roost singly. Nest boxes are frequently used to roost in, ours has been used in the past but...
    @shiney, Blue Tits only nest once, in the spring, yours is probably looking for a suitable place to roost at night for the Winter. Unlike Sparrows they roost singly. Nest boxes are frequently used...
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  4. Marley Farley
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    2019 BUTTERFLY and MOTH IMAGES..

    Sat on the bench at the back of the house which is very sunny and a swam of ladybirds arrived for the winter
    Sat on the bench at the back of the house which is very sunny and a swam of ladybirds arrived for the winter
    Sat on the bench at the back of the house which is very sunny and a swam of ladybirds arrived for the winter
    Sat on the bench at the back of the house which is very sunny and a swam of ladybirds arrived for the winter
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  5. Spruce
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    All you want to know about hedgehogs....

    Just been watching 2 feeding together, a small and a large one they stayed there for about 10 minutes.
    Just been watching 2 feeding together, a small and a large one they stayed there for about 10 minutes.
    Just been watching 2 feeding together, a small and a large one they stayed there for about 10 minutes.
    Just been watching 2 feeding together, a small and a large one they stayed there for about 10 minutes.
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  6. wiseowl
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    Hedgehogs and Bonfires

    I always check our bonfire heap first and run a pole into the bottom of it and rattle it around. Our bonfires are usually around 7ft diameter and 7ft high and we can have a couple a month at this...
    I always check our bonfire heap first and run a pole into the bottom of it and rattle it around. Our bonfires are usually around 7ft diameter and 7ft high and we can have a couple a month at this time of year - about once a month the rest of the time.I never know whether rattling through the...
    I always check our bonfire heap first and run a pole into the bottom of it and rattle it around. Our bonfires are usually around 7ft diameter and 7ft high and we can have a couple a month at this time of year - about once a month the rest of the...
    I always check our bonfire heap first and run a pole into the bottom of it and rattle it around. Our bonfires are usually around 7ft diameter and 7ft high and we can have a couple a month at this...
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Selleri

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

    Like like you I welcome all birds to my garden, which is in the country. I feed a range of bought food, spending far too much money. The corvids I don’t always welcome because they eat too much,...
    Like like you I welcome all birds to my garden, which is in the country. I feed a range of bought food, spending far too much money. The corvids I don’t always welcome because they eat too much, but I find it’s only when it’s really cold that they come and I don’t begrudge them then. Rooks come...
    Like like you I welcome all birds to my garden, which is in the country. I feed a range of bought food, spending far too much money. The corvids I don’t always welcome because they eat too much, but I find it’s only when it’s really cold that...
    Like like you I welcome all birds to my garden, which is in the country. I feed a range of bought food, spending far too much money. The corvids I don’t always welcome because they eat too much,...
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  11. roders

    Is this a female Blackbird?

    Agree with @pete , @roders . The females are brown all over.
    Agree with @pete , @roders . The females are brown all over.
    Agree with @pete , @roders . The females are brown all over.
    Agree with @pete , @roders . The females are brown all over.
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. ThePlantAssassin

    Ewww what is this?

    Horseflys are brown and can give you a nasty bite, you hardly ever find them in houses or urban town gardens.
    Horseflys are brown and can give you a nasty bite, you hardly ever find them in houses or urban town gardens.
    Horseflys are brown and can give you a nasty bite, you hardly ever find them in houses or urban town gardens.
    Horseflys are brown and can give you a nasty bite, you hardly ever find them in houses or urban town gardens.
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  16. luciusmaximus

    Hedgehogs - please watch

    I know that this is a old thread but this video is unavailable.
    I know that this is a old thread but this video is unavailable.
    I know that this is a old thread but this video is unavailable.
    I know that this is a old thread but this video is unavailable.
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  17. Jiffy

    Id flying bug please

    Thank you Pete and ScrungeeI was also thinking Shield bug but couldn't find anything in my books, was also thinking it could be a Bronze shield bug
    Thank you Pete and ScrungeeI was also thinking Shield bug but couldn't find anything in my books, was also thinking it could be a Bronze shield bug
    Thank you Pete and ScrungeeI was also thinking Shield bug but couldn't find anything in my books, was also thinking it could be a Bronze shield bug
    Thank you Pete and ScrungeeI was also thinking Shield bug but couldn't find anything in my books, was also thinking it could be a Bronze shield bug
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  18. Joolz
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    Muntjac in my garden.

    I've got fallow deer, more than we really want. They look lovely but just wait til they start nibbling your plants. The worst though is the males rubbing their itchy antlers on the young trees,...
    I've got fallow deer, more than we really want. They look lovely but just wait til they start nibbling your plants. The worst though is the males rubbing their itchy antlers on the young trees, sometimes killing them.
    I've got fallow deer, more than we really want. They look lovely but just wait til they start nibbling your plants. The worst though is the males rubbing their itchy antlers on the young trees, sometimes killing them.
    I've got fallow deer, more than we really want. They look lovely but just wait til they start nibbling your plants. The worst though is the males rubbing their itchy antlers on the young trees,...
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  19. RandyRos

    Mullein Moth Caterpillars

    So pretty. shame the moth is a bit dull lol
    So pretty. shame the moth is a bit dull lol
    So pretty. shame the moth is a bit dull lol
    So pretty. shame the moth is a bit dull lol
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  20. strongylodon

    Australian Birds

    Black Crowned Night Heron, Kowloon Gardens Hong Kong.Black Collared Starling.Red Whiskered Bulbul Kowloon gardens.Eastern Great White Egret, Hong Kong Harbour.
    Black Crowned Night Heron, Kowloon Gardens Hong Kong.Black Collared Starling.Red Whiskered Bulbul Kowloon gardens.Eastern Great White Egret, Hong Kong Harbour.
    Black Crowned Night Heron, Kowloon Gardens Hong Kong.Black Collared Starling.Red Whiskered Bulbul Kowloon gardens.Eastern Great White Egret, Hong Kong Harbour.
    Black Crowned Night Heron, Kowloon Gardens Hong Kong.Black Collared Starling.Red Whiskered Bulbul Kowloon gardens.Eastern Great White Egret, Hong Kong Harbour.
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  21. Loki

    Echinops and shield bugs

    Just wondered if anyone has come across this before? My echinops nitro is teaming with some sort of shield bug. I'm not concerned about them, just curious, I've never seen them in such numbers on...
    Just wondered if anyone has come across this before? My echinops nitro is teaming with some sort of shield bug. I'm not concerned about them, just curious, I've never seen them in such numbers on one plant before. :noidea:
    Just wondered if anyone has come across this before? My echinops nitro is teaming with some sort of shield bug. I'm not concerned about them, just curious, I've never seen them in such numbers on one plant before. :noidea:
    Just wondered if anyone has come across this before? My echinops nitro is teaming with some sort of shield bug. I'm not concerned about them, just curious, I've never seen them in such numbers on...
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  22. mazambo

    Worn out bee?

    Yes, FC lots of bees and wasps - weather permitting. I've also had resident Miner bees since late Spring last year. :)
    Yes, FC lots of bees and wasps - weather permitting. I've also had resident Miner bees since late Spring last year. :)
    Yes, FC lots of bees and wasps - weather permitting. I've also had resident Miner bees since late Spring last year. :)
    Yes, FC lots of bees and wasps - weather permitting. I've also had resident Miner bees since late Spring last year. :)
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  23. roders
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    My Blackbirds.

    My Parson Jack Russells wouldn't agree with you:heehee: I have 4 pairs of blackbirds in the garden this year and every year
    My Parson Jack Russells wouldn't agree with you:heehee: I have 4 pairs of blackbirds in the garden this year and every year
    My Parson Jack Russells wouldn't agree with you:heehee: I have 4 pairs of blackbirds in the garden this year and every year
    My Parson Jack Russells wouldn't agree with you:heehee: I have 4 pairs of blackbirds in the garden this year and every year
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  24. JWK
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    Slow worm

    It's not a snake, it's a legless lizard and has a gross trick if picking it up by it's tail as Pete says.
    It's not a snake, it's a legless lizard and has a gross trick if picking it up by it's tail as Pete says.
    It's not a snake, it's a legless lizard and has a gross trick if picking it up by it's tail as Pete says.
    It's not a snake, it's a legless lizard and has a gross trick if picking it up by it's tail as Pete says.
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  25. Snorky85
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    Bee rescue

    A very commendable action you took there for our garden ally, Snorky85.I did something similar about a year ago, also using sugar solution. It was early in the season so there were not many...
    A very commendable action you took there for our garden ally, Snorky85.I did something similar about a year ago, also using sugar solution. It was early in the season so there were not many flowers around. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures.As a cautionary note to other people...
    A very commendable action you took there for our garden ally, Snorky85.I did something similar about a year ago, also using sugar solution. It was early in the season so there were not many flowers around. Unfortunately, I did not take any...
    A very commendable action you took there for our garden ally, Snorky85.I did something similar about a year ago, also using sugar solution. It was early in the season so there were not many...
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  26. roders
    Friendly x 3

    Where are all my small wild birds gone?

    Noticeable drop in the number of small birds around me this winter - mostly down to the Red Kites which appear to be taking over ! Putting the feeders near the prickly hedge seemed to be...
    Noticeable drop in the number of small birds around me this winter - mostly down to the Red Kites which appear to be taking over ! Putting the feeders near the prickly hedge seemed to be appreciated & I have at least three nests in there this year so things should settle down. Now I need to do...
    Noticeable drop in the number of small birds around me this winter - mostly down to the Red Kites which appear to be taking over ! Putting the feeders near the prickly hedge seemed to be appreciated & I have at least three nests in there this...
    Noticeable drop in the number of small birds around me this winter - mostly down to the Red Kites which appear to be taking over ! Putting the feeders near the prickly hedge seemed to be...
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  27. Aldo

    Bees colonizing my garden sofa - Any way to convince them relocating?

    Thanks, if they do not vacate within a few weeks I might do just that, to minimize casualties.
    Thanks, if they do not vacate within a few weeks I might do just that, to minimize casualties.
    Thanks, if they do not vacate within a few weeks I might do just that, to minimize casualties.
    Thanks, if they do not vacate within a few weeks I might do just that, to minimize casualties.
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