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Author Topic: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald  (Read 131658 times)

ian mcdonald

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #1260 on: April 24, 2024, 12:18:57 PM »
Common Sandpipers are back along the river.



Marsh Marigolds are in flower.



Siskins were seen on the bird feeders.



A Hare was on the road, as I approached it ran into a field.



Squirrels are regular visitors to the bird feeders.




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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #1261 on: April 26, 2024, 04:47:28 PM »


My first sighting of an Osprey this year, I only noticed it because noisy gulls were mobbing it.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #1262 on: May 06, 2024, 10:27:20 PM »
After months of cold and wet weather we have had a couple of sunny warm days. The last week has brought a good number of Spring flowers along the river, many of them are invasive, non-native species.



Leopards Bane.



Tuberous Comfrey.



Bird Cherry.



Sand Martins are back for the Summer, along with House Martins and Swallows. No sign of Swifts yet.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #1263 on: May 16, 2024, 09:17:27 PM »
The last two days have been hot and dry after 6 months of rain. Lousewort is flowering on a local golf course.



Milkwort is also in flower.



Sea Campion.



Gorse is full of flower, perhaps due to the wet conditions.



This is what it looks like without the rain.


 


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