Your day's wildlife

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Flick of the Elbow, 17 Feb 2015.

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  1. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Long ride in the Peak District yesterday so I decided to make note of any birds I saw on the high ground, away from the villages. The villages had the usual species; blackbirds, robins, blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, house sparrows, mistle thrushes etc etc. But when you got over 1000ft up it was pretty barren

    Heard a Red Grouse on Snake Pass (they're there all year round). Saw quite a few Black Headed Gulls and a couple of Herring Gulls. Quite a few corvids (Raven, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie). A flock of Starlings on Cat and Fiddle near the top. And that's about it. Tough eking out an existence on the tops in winter
     
  2. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    200+ fieldfares on some overhead wires by an abandoned apple orchard was a highlight of a walk with the pooch yesterday, and this morning I went to the part of the local wood where there are always jays, and there were some jays. It's hard to tell how many, but more than 2.
     
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  3. Waiting for me to fill up the feeder...
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  4. My day started off well on my cycle ride today. A large flock of mixed black birds were milling around, I think the majority of them were Jackdaws as I could hear them calling. I continued my ride and saw a pair of Partridges in a large open field. On my return journey I had a close up view of a Kestrel hunting in a field close to the edge of the road. And later this afternoon in Lacock I saw a very large flock of FieldFares flying North East.
     
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  5. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

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    Barnet,
    A Bandicoot trying to get into the apartment near Albany, Western Australia .
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  6. philk56

    philk56 Veteran

    Some shots from a trip last week to Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth WA. The animal for which the island is famous (a quokka), osprey nest and a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals chilling in the sea.

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  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
  8. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    First time I ever fell off a bike was on Rottnest. We used to stay in an old prison.
     
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  9. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Can anyone tell me what this chap normally lives on? He is inside my porch, alive and active, and I worry that it will starve to death over the winter. I know that caterpillars are generally species-specific in terms of feeding, so I can't just chuck it into the nearest patch of nettles. Sorry about the poor photos.

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  10. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Close up pics needed. I have some good books by Richard Lewington which will help ID this chap. Then you can leave it to hibernate near it’s food plant.

    Or shallow fry and add soy sauce.
     
  11. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I'll see if I can get a better photo.
     
  12. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Cycling back through one of the underpass's on my regular commute that has a small stream running alongside the other day , i caught a flash of really bright colour take off and get lost in a nearby bush same again today but this time i carried on flying and it was deffo a Kingfisher so well pleased it's only the fourth time i have seen one .

    Such a bright colour and soo quick
     
  14. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Male Great Tit giving the schwegler nest box a thorough inspection, inside and out. A bit early to be claiming territory, I thought!
     
  15. philk56

    philk56 Veteran

    I have been trying to catch a shot of one of these daily visitors to our garden and my patience finally paid off :smile:
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    It is a Singing Honeyeater and they enjoy the grevillea flowers.
     
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