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First of spring

Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by rona, Jan 12, 2014.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    i hadnt heard it called that before,i know it as Lady'sMantle,and Cuckoo Flower,i havnt seen any this year yet, but i havnt been on the water meadows for a while due to flooding .Nice to see the countryside bursting into life and colour again :thumbup:
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    IMG_5943 by ronaalfie, on Flickr

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    Saw about 20 of these today
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    IMG_5932 by ronaalfie, on Flickr

    That's probably as many as I've seen over the last 3 years.

    Tonnes of Bumbles about too

    Going to be the year of the Tortoiseshell Butterfly and the Bumble Bee hopefully :thumbup:
     
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    i like the pic of the helicopter ,and the others of course.;)
     
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    Watched the great crested grebes doing their 'dance' together as we went of our evening walk.

    They looked so beautiful, I stopped & watched for ages. No pics I'm afraid as I'm rubbish at taking them & I didn't want to get too close & disturb them
     
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    That's something I've never seen. We haven't had many Grebes around these parts until recent years

    The Sky Larks are displaying and singing at the top of their voices
     
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    A few photo's I took this week.
     

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    And my singing Robin...
     

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    There are 3 pairs along different stretches of the river.

    I am lucky in that I am able to watch them throughout the year; see their plummage change as the seasons do, watch their coutship dances, their nest building & then raise their young, etc.

    From what I have read they are supposed to be solitary in winter but that doesn't appear to be the case as these are always (appear to be) in the same pairs
     
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    wow ! you are really on a mission Rona !:thumbup1:
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    I put a couple of reptile refuges down last year. Had 7 slow worms and a baby grass snake under them on one particular day last summer :)

    Was walking there the other day when one of the refuges was in the sun, so thought I'd just take a peek :)
     
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    A Skylark was singing in the middle of the racecourse last Sunday. I tried & tried but I couldn't spot him up so high. Lovely sound. Now it's chilly again I doubt he'll be singing tomorrow.
     
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    Oh I don't know. I'm going somewhere today, where they have been singing for weeks. It's damn cold and exposed up there. I'll let you know later if they are up and about :)
     
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    He was singing this morning & lower so I got a glimpse of him.:thumbsup:
     
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    Only a couple singing where I went but, boy were they loud :D
     
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    Sorry to have not looked for ages - I forgot about this thread. There are some fantastic pics on it from our usual suspects! No pics but have seen loads of butterflies in the last few days and all sorts of slightly sleepy bees. I guess it really is Spring.
     
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    Saw my first swallow yesterday - I suppose you southerners have had them for a while!
     
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