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  1. Kentbloke

    Ornamental grass ID

    Many thanks
  2. Kentbloke

    Ornamental grass ID

    Does anyone know the name of this grass which self seeded in my garden please, Kent UK. First image shows a year old specimen (about 1ft tall), the second is mature with hanging seed heads (2.5ft). Many thanks
  3. Kentbloke

    Tree(?)ID please

    Thanks Pete, yes I was reading up on that today, looks like a compost job then? |=(|
  4. Kentbloke

    Tree(?)ID please

    Thanks. I need to find somewhere to plant it out as it'll grow too big for my garden
  5. Kentbloke

    Tree(?)ID please

    Can anyone ID this plant please, the darker leaves are 5cm long Many thanks
  6. Kentbloke

    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    I have somewhere, a b&w photo of PZ865 that I took circa 1964/5 at Biggin Hill. She was taxying through the crowd - yes through the crowd, from her static display position to runway! Can you imagine H&S letting that happen today :eek!: At that time she wore her "Last of the Many" signature
  7. Kentbloke

    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    Hurricane Z5140 spent the weekend at Pent Farm (Nr Folkestone) along with Spitfire BM597 as part of the 'Fly with a Spitfire' event B (:
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    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    I have somewhere, a VHS video of Mosquito RR299 displaying at the North Weald 'Fighter Meet' that I filmed in 1995/6 (?) - an unforgettable experience which I must dig it out and put up on youtube! I was heartbroken at her terrible end, particularly as it was due to poor maintenance. As I...
  9. Kentbloke

    Weird warbler (no pic)

    Earlier this evening while walking near the low cliff edge in Folkestone we saw a very unusual bird the like I've not seen before? It had the jizz of a willow warbler/chiffy but was a striking pale sand colour merging to almost pure white on the tail? It was feeding on insects on the seed...
  10. Kentbloke

    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    I saw them at Headcorn last Saturday, superb sight and sound. Here a pic taken with my crap camera - 9 Merlins and a Griffon. I did though manage to get some nice video clips of them coming head on, an unforgettable sight.
  11. Kentbloke

    Raiders of the Lost Auk, et al

    Loneliness of the long distance migrant Kite at the museum Cape Fea The 39 dips Jurassic Lark
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    Raiders of the Lost Auk, et al

    The Dambustards A Nightjar to remember The String Dances with Wood Pigeons The last temptation of Twites Wallcreeper Street The Last Drongo in Paris gets coat.......
  13. Kentbloke

    Super-cheap detectors from the toy shop

    Thanks for the tip off, I bought one of these a few weeks back but have been 'batless' until last night o:D I've also discovered that my garden is alive with what I presume are crickets calling. Last night there was an endless cacophony of various clicks and chirps of differing lengths and...
  14. Kentbloke

    What's the rarest bird you've had in your garden?

    Actually in the garden, Waxwing, Woodcock, both Flycatchers, Black Redstart and Med Gull, all of which I consider to be fairly rare, although the later are 10 a penny down here during the winter. But the rarest, which I initially thought was a Goldcrest, was a Hume's/YB Warbler, I couldn't be...
  15. Kentbloke

    Honey buzzard

    Not sure if the O/P saw a HB or not, but one was reported in Norfolk today, which would also be rather early too...
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