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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st October 2014, 09:34
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By dampflippers
Thanks everyone. Wren it is then...unless anyone...

Thanks everyone.
Wren it is then...unless anyone else has any ideas.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th October 2014, 16:10
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By dampflippers
I don't think long tailed tit- I couldn't see any...

I don't think long tailed tit- I couldn't see any cobwebs and it didn't seem to be stretchy.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th October 2014, 15:51
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By dampflippers
Hi again. Here is a photo ( a bit out of focus...

Hi again.
Here is a photo ( a bit out of focus I'm afraid)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th October 2014, 15:21
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By dampflippers
Ball nest in gorse

Hi,

What might make a woven ball nest in gorse?
Lined with moss.
Entrance hole.
Northern England

Could it be just a wren or something more exciting?
Forum: Durham Tuesday 24th June 2014, 09:20
Replies: 17,308
Views: 4,289,894
Posted By dampflippers
Thanks. Not woodchat shrike. Not...

Thanks.
Not woodchat shrike. Not Chaffinch.

Looking through books again, the nearest seem to be Pied Flycatcher (although it looked bigger and slimmer) or one of the wagtails (though not wagging to...
Forum: Durham Monday 23rd June 2014, 11:25
Replies: 17,308
Views: 4,289,894
Posted By dampflippers
We drove past in car. I didn't notice any tail...

We drove past in car.
I didn't notice any tail wagging, and know a pied wagtail.
My first thought was ring ouzel, but it definitely had white on its wing.
I have been looking through a reference book...
Forum: Durham Monday 23rd June 2014, 07:52
Replies: 17,308
Views: 4,289,894
Posted By dampflippers
Black bird like. Pippit? sized. Sleek black all...

Black bird like.
Pippit? sized.
Sleek black all over with white bars on wings and possibly back of neck.
On field fence post near Richmond yesterday.
Any ideas?
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 22nd June 2014, 16:48
Replies: 0
Views: 1,386
Posted By dampflippers
Please look for glow worms

It's now a good time to go out (at or after 11pm) and look for glow worms.
Look for a small but bright green light in amongst the ground vegetation of verges, meadows etc.
There is lots of info on...
Forum: Durham Sunday 22nd June 2014, 16:48
Replies: 0
Views: 1,710
Posted By dampflippers
It's glow worm time of year

It's now a good time to go out (at or after 11pm) and look for glow worms.
Look for a small but bright green light in amongst the ground vegetation of verges, meadows etc.
There is lots of info on...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 22nd June 2014, 16:45
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By dampflippers
If you see glow worms...

It's now a good time to go out (at 11pm) and look for glow worms.
Look for a small but bright green light in amongst the ground vegetation of verges, meadows etc.
There is lots of info on this...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 12th April 2014, 09:10
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By dampflippers
I was just going to confirm Frogbit. My pond now...

I was just going to confirm Frogbit. My pond now gets covered with it each year. It dies down in cold weather, then new little buds flat up to the surface next spring/summer.
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Monday 17th March 2014, 08:48
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By dampflippers
I have just looked in my fungi book and it looks...

I have just looked in my fungi book and it looks like:

Reticularia lycoperdon / Enteridium lycoperdon.
Occurence-- throughout year but more prevalent in spring; frequent.
Inedible
Fruiting body 0.5...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 17th March 2014, 08:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By dampflippers
The second one looks like pea family. Could it be...

The second one looks like pea family. Could it be an everlasting pea/ perennial pea? Or a member of the broom family?
Forum: Cleveland Thursday 13th March 2014, 10:23
Replies: 7
Views: 2,299
Posted By dampflippers
Don't forget clean water all the year (on the...

Don't forget clean water all the year (on the ground) for birds and hedgehogs.
Fat balls or home made fat and seed mix will help especially in the winter, and you may attract flocks of long tailed...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 5th March 2014, 19:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By dampflippers
I don't think it was an otter- with the mud that...

I don't think it was an otter- with the mud that soft, the 5th digit would defintely have shown on the print.
Re size- is it small enough to be a mink or a cat?
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 4th August 2013, 10:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By dampflippers
Meles- could they have done something to their...

Meles- could they have done something to their hibernation places or egg laying places?
Gounds maintenance, new buildings or roads, general tidyup, filling in of a pond?
Forum: Mammals Monday 24th June 2013, 08:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,939
Posted By dampflippers
Yes- very dark, but very cute too!

Yes- very dark, but very cute too!
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 24th June 2013, 08:51
Replies: 125
Views: 28,551
Posted By dampflippers
Catch it in net, place in pyrex dish with pond...

Catch it in net, place in pyrex dish with pond water in, lift up and look at underside, or watch the side of dish as it tries to climb out.
I think I am leaning towards female smooth.
Definitely not...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 22nd June 2013, 14:51
Replies: 10
Views: 2,939
Posted By dampflippers
I visited Formby last week. If you visit, try to...

I visited Formby last week.
If you visit, try to get there as early as possible because they go back to bed when it gets warm. They also fill the feeders each morning, and apparently are often there...
Forum: Durham Monday 3rd June 2013, 15:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,396
Posted By dampflippers
Have you got time to visit the Farne...

Have you got time to visit the Farne Islands?

How about Red Kites in the Derwent Valley?
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 13th May 2013, 08:30
Replies: 125
Views: 28,551
Posted By dampflippers
Two adders in the Cheviots this weekend.

Two adders in the Cheviots this weekend.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 26th April 2013, 17:01
Replies: 1,173
Views: 220,596
Posted By dampflippers
Not an orchid, but I saw toothwort today in...

Not an orchid, but I saw toothwort today in Weardale.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 10th March 2013, 17:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By dampflippers
I agree with the point abou the danger of moving...

I agree with the point abou the danger of moving spawn and spreading diseases like Red Leg and Chytrid fungus.

Regarding the date of spawning, my spawn is regularly a couple of weeks later than...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 1st February 2013, 20:53
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By dampflippers
They look like something decaying and going...

They look like something decaying and going mouldy to me- maybe old leaves that have got frosted perhaps.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th July 2012, 12:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,758
Posted By dampflippers
I have passed on the info and am told they will...

I have passed on the info and am told they will fill in BTO beak survey.
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