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Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 31st May 2017, 14:18
Replies: 3
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Posted By jpscloud
It's arrived! Thank you Anglian Leps if you're...

It's arrived! Thank you Anglian Leps if you're watching. I might just have to put it out tonight, if the weather stays like this it should be an ideal night.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 30th May 2017, 17:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By jpscloud
Thanks Paul, I've been looking forward to having...

Thanks Paul, I've been looking forward to having a proper moth trap for a few years now, so can't wait. With luck I'll put the trap out at the weekend - I'll struggle to ID all but the most obvious...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 30th May 2017, 13:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By jpscloud
Aspiring moth-er - waiting for new Robinson!

Well, I've spent a few years doing wine ropes, white sheet and torch (and wandering around with torch in the dead of night, causing the neighbours to gather and whisper about me in hushed tones) and...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 30th May 2017, 12:45
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,904
Posted By jpscloud
Spent the day watching juvenile goldfinches being...

Spent the day watching juvenile goldfinches being taught to eat from the sunflower hearts feeders last Saturday - they took a while to work it out and in the meantime begged from every nearby bird,...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 26th April 2017, 07:23
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Posted By jpscloud
Hello back for a rare visit - must come by more...

Hello back for a rare visit - must come by more often! Jealous of your holly blue, BFB, but I have had siskins (gone now I think) and an orange tip last week.

The usual goldfinches and sparrows -...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 4th September 2016, 11:45
Replies: 13
Views: 3,375
Posted By jpscloud
Hello Mrsdennis :) I successfully overwintered...

Hello Mrsdennis :) I successfully overwintered and released an elephant hawk moth this year. Mine was found wandering as a caterpillar on a busy main road footpath - presumably wandered out of a...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 18th May 2015, 18:48
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Posted By jpscloud
We have swift-off! First swifts of summer seen...

We have swift-off! First swifts of summer seen over my garden two minutes ago :t:
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 1st February 2015, 10:32
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Posted By jpscloud
Lovely to see those yellowhammers Jabberwocky, I...

Lovely to see those yellowhammers Jabberwocky, I haven't seen one for many years.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 1st February 2015, 10:18
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Posted By jpscloud
Just the usual suspects in my BGBW results, and...

Just the usual suspects in my BGBW results, and very much appreciated they are too... but this morning I thought I saw a mouse out of the corner of my eye and then a wren hopped onto the arm of the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 6th December 2014, 11:06
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
The frosty weather's brought loads of visitors...

The frosty weather's brought loads of visitors over the last few days, today is remarkable:

The usual house sparrows, around 15-20 I think
More than 10 goldfinches
at least 2 healthy-looking great...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 7th October 2014, 18:18
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Posted By jpscloud
Ahh very cute! I thought it was some kind of...

Ahh very cute! I thought it was some kind of fungus!
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 4th October 2014, 09:06
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
Beautiful pics BFB, what is that on the tree...

Beautiful pics BFB, what is that on the tree below the nuthatch?

Goldfinches with juveniles, sparrows, blue tit, coal tit and a magpie. Lots of red admirals here too last week, but today is wet...
Forum: Gardening for Birds Saturday 30th August 2014, 21:03
Replies: 2
Views: 12,058
Posted By jpscloud
Are the brambles high enough for them to be...

Are the brambles high enough for them to be roosting in them at night? If so you might want to consider what they could use as an alternative or maybe leave enough brambles for them to still use as...
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 30th August 2014, 18:27
Replies: 23
Views: 4,719
Posted By jpscloud
1. yes 2. I think many do 3. Sunflower...

1. yes
2. I think many do
3. Sunflower hearts, nyger seed, suet pellets, dried mealworms, fatballs/suet seed blocks, peanuts
4. only once in 15 years - great tit with avian pox last year
5. ...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 30th August 2014, 11:53
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
Can't count "mine" bongo, but I think at least...

Can't count "mine" bongo, but I think at least that many are roosting in my bamboo and using the feeders throughout the day.

Plenty of birds again today:

Magpie
Collared Dove
Woodpigeon
House...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 25th August 2014, 12:36
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Posted By jpscloud
To my old pair of birdfeeder poles I've added a...

To my old pair of birdfeeder poles I've added a home-made feeding station made of a tripod of branches, and put a branched log on the ground. Both have been used immediately.

I'm feeding nyger,...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 20th August 2014, 19:02
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
I found feeding only sunflower hearts crazily...

I found feeding only sunflower hearts crazily expensive too bongofury. Fatballs are much cheaper!

I haven't had redpolls since the two severe winters, and I've never had chaffinches - I'd love to...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 20th August 2014, 18:42
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
I'm in NW England too, NoobBirder - I fed...

I'm in NW England too, NoobBirder - I fed sunflower hearts only for a few years, and that seemed to attract a wide range of birds including goldfinches, siskins and various tits. That's when the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 20th August 2014, 17:15
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
Hi again all, I've been notable by my very long...

Hi again all, I've been notable by my very long absences but hope to change that - I've renewed my interest in birding this summer and have started visiting some reserves.

I'm still a garden...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 4th June 2014, 10:22
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
Hi again all, lovely to read of your...

Hi again all, lovely to read of your visitors.

Lots of juveniles on the feeders this week - 4 or 5 blue tits (enthusiastically begging from house sparrows as well as their parent!) same number of...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 22nd February 2014, 11:31
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Posted By jpscloud
Mr and Mrs Bullfinch today... Mr has been feeding...

Mr and Mrs Bullfinch today... Mr has been feeding on the bird table for a few days, and Mrs was watching him from the hedge this morning. :t:

Haven't seen the wren again yet but I haven't really...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 9th February 2014, 07:45
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
Morning all, I hope those in flood-hit areas of...

Morning all, I hope those in flood-hit areas of the UK are doing ok. We've escaped the worst of it all here although yesterday was so windy I thought I could feel the house shaking sometimes.

I...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 2nd November 2013, 11:32
Replies: 13,240
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Posted By jpscloud
Morning all, must be lovely to see that Siskin...

Morning all, must be lovely to see that Siskin Ken!

I've had a week off so I went and got some sunflower hearts (normally only feeding nyger and fatballs at the moment) and a tub of mealworms to add...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 31st July 2013, 11:29
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,904
Posted By jpscloud
Very happy to report blue tit, long tailed tit...

Very happy to report blue tit, long tailed tit and sparrow juveniles making very good use of the fatball and peanut feeders. Goldfinch juveniles on the nyger seed too!
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 25th May 2013, 07:23
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,904
Posted By jpscloud
How lovely Ben, I'm very envious! I've just had...

How lovely Ben, I'm very envious!

I've just had a great treat - a visit from a greater spotted woodpecker! I have at times caught a glimpse of something disappearing over the hedge and thought it...
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