Your day's wildlife

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  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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


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


    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

    Some purple sprouting munching caterpillars

  4. philk56

    philk56 Veteran

    WAy down under
    It's nesting time over here and looks like there should be offspring from this local resident Osprey pair :smile:
    2019-07-28_144347_D75_019492 Perth-Alfred Cove-Osprey.jpg
  5. Mart44

    Mart44 Well-Known Member

    South of England
    Magpies sunbathing in the garden

  6. A meal for two !

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

    Phaeton Guru

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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