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

    I don't know. The other customers seemed quite unperturbed by a foot long monster wandering under the tables. They seemed to regard it as a nuisance, as one would a seagull here
     
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  2. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

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    Suffolk
    Has anyone built a (successful) nest box for a bird of prey ?
     
  3. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Dozens of tawny owl boxes.
     
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  4. Slow But Determined

    Slow But Determined Nid Yw Cymru Ar Werth!

    Don't know if this counts as wildlife as a bloke in the village keeps them in a paddock next to his house, but he appeared only too happy to be photographed.

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  5. Taken through the window this morning, becoming a regular now..

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  6. Slow But Determined

    Slow But Determined Nid Yw Cymru Ar Werth!

    Potsy, how good your images are and how bad mine is shows why I took up cycling and not photography!!!
     
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  7. IMG_20190211_075310.jpg I spent 10 minutes watching the crows get warm in the thermals of the chimney.
     
  8. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    So I know what the first one is, Kookaburra, right?

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    But I don't know what these are. They're everywhere and really tame. Hopping onto tables to pinch scraps

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    Edit: Sydney Botanical Gardens
     
  9. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    It's an Ibis, isn't it?
     
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  10. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_white_ibis
     
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  11. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    How many were there, Nick?
    I seem to remember that you wait ages for one ibis to come, then three come along together. .
     
  12. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Trail runner in a onesie?
     
  13. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
  14. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Senior Member

    Location:
    Bedford
  15. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Last year, when a pair of Tawnies were regularly visiting, my neighbour (an avid cyclist, by the way, but I don't think he reads this forum) said to me "Do you think they have babies?". "No, Mike." I replied, "They lay eggs." His missus nearly peed herself, and he's hardly spoken to me since. To placate him, unbeknown to me, Mrs Poacher promised that I'll make a nest box for them. I don't have any suitable timber or ply, and I'm damned if I'm shelling out good money for any, so I've taken to scanning skips for suitable offcuts, without success so far.
    Anyway, to get finally to the point, RSPB has two designs, an upright with a roof, and a chimney type to be mounted diagonally under a branch. Can you advise me which is more likely to be used? I reckon the vertical one is more likely to replicate the kind of cavity they're likely to find naturally, but if I make and fit one of those, Mike will probably demand that I include a ladder for the owlets to climb up.
     
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