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Recent content by jackied

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    Squirrel proof suet feeder and squirrel proof sunflower seed feeder.

    I've found that the domed baffles work well if sited away from other features that the squirrels can jump from. They hit the dome and just slide off.
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    Elephant or Small Elephant Hawkmoth Friday Worcestershire

    I found either a Small Elephant or Elephant Hawkmoth fluttering about in the road as I was cycling on Friday afternoon. Quiet country lane with pastureland and wheat growing in surrounding fields. A couple of gardens nearby. I was so bothered about getting it in to the hedge before it got run...
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    I’ve got 6 of the little blighters they seem to love Chilli and chasing them away lasts for about 3 minute. I’ve decided to just put less food out.
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    Have cuckoos migrated back to Africa in the Midlands yet?

    One calling at Grimley, Worcestershire yesterday.
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    The annual 'whose got Swifts' thread

    loads along the river Severn at Bewdley yesterday
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    Bird species seen just the once in your yard/garden.

    Waxwing, crossbill, Woodcock and Pied Flycatcher.
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Guess what, I’m down Norfolk on holiday and dipped on the Holme bird.
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    Found a very fresh shed snake skin

    I found this skin in the garden this morning, it was still soft and slightly sticky when I picked it up. About half an hour later when I took these photos it was starting to harden. I measured it at about 22 inches and its complete, not a single break on it. It's almost certainly a Grass Snake...
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    Grimley and Holt

    one Dunlin and 2 Common Terns. One tern was ringed, looked like a green ring with white lettering, but I couldn't read the letters.
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    UK dragonfly & damselfly sightings 2020

    Azure and large red damselflies plus broad bodied chasers and 4 spotted chaser today at Monkswood, Worcestershire
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    Ouch! Worcestershire

    I was planning a nice long walk today. Within half an hour I had fantastic views of a Red Kite drifting over the fields until it passed overhead. 10 minutes later as I walked across a ploughed field (footpath) I twisted my ankle. Limped home and lay on my bed to elevate my leg when I noticed a...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Male Pied Flycatcher.
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    Hedge cutting UK

    One of my neighbours is having his hedge cut, quite a long stretch around his garden. I thought it was illegal to cut hedges at this time of the year due to disturbance of nesting birds. Can anyone advise wether this is legal or not. Jackie
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    Peregrine falcon? Worcestershire, England

    Looks good for Peregrine to me.
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    Worcestershire 26/3/2020

    Nice walk down in to the valley today. Sightings include 2 Peregrine Falcons circling overhead, 3 yellohammers in the hedges, a flock of Linnet, loads of Lesser Black Backed Gulls in the sheep fields and a Hare. Apart from Chiffchaff I have seen no migrants yet.