Your day's wildlife

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  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Been keeping a close eye on our purple sprouting plants for these egg's from the cabbage white butterfly .

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    Got to get rid of them otherwise the emerging caterpillars eat all of your crop .

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    These were spotted as I wheeled the bike to the garage .
     
  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    There's a half tide rock on the shore here. During the period when it's surrounded by water, but not covered, it has been a popular perch for a number of years for an osprey to devour a fish that it had caught earlier. Yesterday I noticed a flurry of gulls harassing the osprey during its meal. Eventually the osprey picked up the fish in its talons and flew off to a more peaceful dining area.
    I hadn't seen this behaviour before, perhaps the gulls felt there was safety in numbers..
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Some purple sprouting munching caterpillars

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  4. philk56

    philk56 Veteran

    Location:
    WAy down under
    It's nesting time over here and looks like there should be offspring from this local resident Osprey pair :smile:
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  5. Mart44

    Mart44 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South of England
    Magpies sunbathing in the garden

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  6. A meal for two !

    I spotted this cheeky wasp helping itself to a meal. IMGP0912.JPG
     
  7. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Isn't that a wasp being a meal?
     
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  8. No I think it is being very careful hiding .
    I feel sorry for the honey bee. The web is in an elm sucker in amongst the lavender.
     
  9. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    The Common Garden Spider referred to here

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  10. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Went to the Rhayader Red Kite feeding centre the other day, very impress, got there about 15 minutes early & there was about 20 soaring around, then as the feeding time approached the numbers increased, no idea how many there actually was but several hundred I think.

     
  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Couple of Red Kites flying around north of Ludlow the other day on my ride back from #2 daughter
     
  12. johnblack

    johnblack Well-Known Member

    There are loads round my way, one of the main re-introduction sites was Chilterns - Oxon - Northants, probably see just as many as I do Buzzards. It would be rare not to see one on a ride.
     
  13. Mart44

    Mart44 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South of England
    I dunno, I looked out of the window and there was another bloomin' brown bear sitting on the lawn. There's been so many this year that I can't keep up with chasing them off! :smile:

    ...OK, it's really a photo I took at Whipsnade Zoo a few years ago but that doesn't sound half so exciting. :smile:

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  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I was about to say"You call that a lawn?"
    Then I read the next line:smile:.
     
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  15. Mart44

    Mart44 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South of England
    It looks better than our 'lawn' at the moment.

    I suppose the grass in the photo is going to have 'bear' patches. :smile:
     
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