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Wotcher see on yer ride

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gbb, 1 Oct 2007.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Ok ok, been done before in various guises, but what do you see regularly in what kind of setting.
    My Sunday loop takes me out of P'boro, toward Corby, back via Oundle...all very nice countryside, hardly any traffic. ;)

    Red Kite, regular as clockwork
    Buzzard occasionally
    Fox
    Grass snake once or twice this last year
    Loadsa dead badgers, one or two live ones (too close for comfort:ohmy: ).
    Red Deer
    Muntjack deer
    Lizard twice (probably not the same one tho ;) )
    So many different birds, its hard to remember them all

    The joys of countryside riding...
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I do a regular 20-25 mile night loop into, around and home from Oxford....I see a lot of students....that's enough wildlife for me ;) ;):blush::smile:

    Ahhhh, the joys of city cycling...
     
  3. starseven

    starseven Guest

  4. Monst

    Monst New Member

    Location:
    The boonies
    gbb...u sure of the Red deer? Not Fallow? anyhoo ...glad to see you are doing what passes for hills around there. What was the Beer Fest like this year?
     
  5. killiekosmos

    killiekosmos Über Member

    Mostly farming country here. Lots of dairy cows and sheep. I think I brighten up the cows' dull days by going past in bright gear. They always look!
     
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Mainly sheep, falcons, and roadkill mountain hares and badgers.
    I'm useless at spotting the smaller birds when viewing the world through the pink mist of exercise.


    I see lots of live mountain hares while walking.

    The setting is usually the peak district.
     
  7. When I get out of the city I see plenty of birds, squirrels, etc. What was nice I got last train back and the streets were so quiet and there was lots of urban foxes around.
    Never seen a live badger though.
     
  8. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    On Sunday I saw deers, squirrels, rabbits and a badger. The badger was somewhat immobile, sadly.
     
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    besides wildlife (normally of the flat variety) if i leave 10 mins early for work i go the long way round through Kenilworth, past the old castle ruin. it's really pretty, especially if it's early morning sunshine coming through the "windows" and makes the trip worth while. then on past Warwick castle too. nice ride.
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    The predominant species of wildlife around here is the greater spotted oik chav, mostly alive unfortunately.
     
  11. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Doggers mainly.
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Often see various boids of prey, also deer (roe), the odd fox and pheasants a-plenty...in fact a pheasant nearly knocked me off the other day....
     
  13. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I see lots of wildlife on my route, Deer, Foxes, Badgers, Voles, Mice, Phesants, Rabbits, Kamakazi Rabbits, Horses, sheep, cows, Chickens, otters (there is a otter sanctuary right by the road and you can see through the fence)

    Apart from that I've seen, abandoned porn, used stockings (Doggers I guess) So many empty beer cans I can ment them down and build a car, or a large handful of bikes, News papers, mainly daily/sunday sport.

    other than that, the rest is just great veiws of the kent countryside
     
  14. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...thats the problem with birds these days, got no staying power.;)