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Your Wildlife Sightings!

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by cidermaster, May 22, 2014.

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  1. cidermaster Gold Member Gold Member

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    They would never attack a Human but would quite rightly defend themselves if a Human man handled one. A big shame as the vast majority are now mixed in breed with Feral and Domestic Cats. Very few 100% Scottish Wild Cats left but seeing a near full breed is still something special:50:

    PS I saw a huge approx 80% Full breed in the Cairngorms National Park back in 2014, he was huge!!
     
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    Dozens and Dozens of different species of Bees in my garden this time of year especially on the Biggest Bush:84:

    Also out this morning on my local patch I saw a sunbathing Fox and a cool Broad Bodied Chaser, a cool Dragonfly Species that I failed to see last year so that created a broad smile as i told Ruby Roo:49:
     
  3. Idioteque I’ll laugh until my head comes off

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    Having a great time just watching great * in a nesting box at girlfriends, it really helps my mental health just watching them continually feeding their young.

    ANYONE KNOW if I should clean out the nesting box and if so when (I don’t know if birds will shelter in it over winter but also don’t want it infested by mites/fleas etc from this years brood)
     
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    lol I wish , Kew Gardens London
     
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    Cider will know better but I'm not sure you should clean it , I have a box that sparrows nest in and they do shelter over winter , @cidermaster will be able to advise you mate .
     
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    You are spot on Scotia you do need to give them a good clean after the breeding season. Best months to do it is October or November:50:
     
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    The Male Blackbird who lives in my garden. He lost a good portion of his tail a couple of weeks ago , most probably escaping from a Sparrowhawk or Cat?
    But he his doing fine and singing as well as ever as well as doing a fine job looking after his 2nd brood this year with his mate:49:
     
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    This will please my Good Friend
    My first Common Blue Butterfly Of The Year seen on Thursday:84:
     
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    I have a Blackbird that has shadowed me Cider as I have gardened since the spring getting worms as I was digging
    borders . Was great having such close contact ... but lately it has turned up with a chick and it blinkin digs for worms among the newly planted bedding flowers uprooting them arrrrrgh !! gotta live with it though .
     
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    No pics, but saw a deer at back of the garden I was in at a BBQ at old Drumchapel. Beautiful.
     
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    I , too, have a male Blackbird living in my back garden good friend. I absolutely love watching him looking for food. I love the colour of a male Blackbird's beak , stunningly beautiful yellow.
     
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    A few from Colgagh Lough early this morning, it was very quiet compared to my previous visits, apart from the Swan family there was 1 little Grebe, a pair of Mallards and 1 Egret.