Your day's wildlife

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

  1. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    I’ve finally got round to having my dslr camera fixed.

    The Cambridge Peregrine Falcons are ready to lay eggs. The nest is 10’ below this ledge

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  2. albal

    albal Veteran

    Great picture thanks for sharing
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  3. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

    No pictures, but I was at a warehouse doing a cargo inspection this morning when they had their regular visit from a pigeon clearing expert - Henry the Harris Hawk! Absolutely gorgeous bird.
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  4. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    If you ever get a mating couple in a nearby tree, they make the most endearing of noises. Otherwise a pain to the ears...
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  5. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

    Near Newmarket
    Yebbut what noise do the parakeets make ?!
    Last edited: 14 Mar 2019
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  6. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Commuting by ebike today, early start and saw a roe deer, prominent white rump, grazing at the quiet roadside, looked up, saw me now 20 metres away...and bounded off.
    On the way home, over local disused brick pits.....was that a cuckoo ?...perched on a low fence post flew off low as I approached.
    Did t see it too long, flying low and away from me it was difficult to pick out detail, but those seconds I saw it perched...,it just didnt shout hawk or similar, just different.
  7. annedonnelly

    annedonnelly Girl from the North Country

    The cuckoos that the BTO are tracking are still in West Africa, but you never know.
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  8. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    The resident mongoose is patrolling the perimeter. P1030863.JPG
  9. philk56

    philk56 Veteran

    WAy down under
    Chiffchaff out on Invinghoe Beacon

  10. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Saw one of these today first on the canal for me FB_IMG_1553443866529.jpg IMG_20190324_092304.jpg
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  12. philk56

    philk56 Veteran

    WAy down under
    First Wheatear of the year on our local fields in Barnet.

  13. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Popped outside this morning and heard a song I hadn't heard for quite a while....Siskin

    A couple in a tree in the garden. The only time of the year I see them in the garden is early Spring. I guess they are passing through and spend the winter somewhere milder. The Lesser Redpolls are different. They start to appear in the garden late Winter. They're very hardy and must spend the winter nearby but run out of natural food around February and that forces them into the gardens.

    Both the Siskins and the Lesser Redpolls will be gone in a few weeks and won't return until next year
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  14. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    A trip to Therfield Heath this morning to see the pasqueflower.

    Pulsatilla vulgaris to you....

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  15. Rezillo

    Rezillo TwoSheds

    We're having goldfinch fights over our niger seed feeder, even when it has free perches. It gets a bit frantic when eight goldfinches are there but even two can be a problem.

    Today's sequence:

    1. Two interlopers appear.
    2. One makes his move:
    3. Furious fight:
    4. Eff off in goldfinchian
    Last edited: 3 Apr 2019
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