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Old Tuesday 10th January 2006, 11:22   #1
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Hi everyone,
yes I know it's a bit early. Are any of you taking part in the bbc's Springwatch this year?
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Old Tuesday 10th January 2006, 12:13   #2
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Hi scott,
probaby, ill have to cheack what theyare looking for though.

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Old Tuesday 10th January 2006, 15:57   #3
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I will be doing it Scott, bit early yet though.

ant - they're looking for red tailed bumble bees, 7 spot ladybirds, peacock butterflies, hawthorn blossom and frogspawn this year - much the same as last but more specific for the ladybirds and bees.

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Old Tuesday 10th January 2006, 16:31   #4
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I'm joining in, although the only one I was able to do last year was the first swift. My hawthorn bushes haven't flowered yet at all.

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Old Tuesday 10th January 2006, 16:40   #5
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Hawthorn for me shouldnt be a problem, theres a rather large hawthorn tree in my nabours garden. the bee and ladybird will be more of a chalenge.
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Frogspawn should be easy for me, next-door neioghbour has a pond with both frogs and toads breeding there. The bees might be difficult.
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Old Tuesday 10th January 2006, 23:09   #7
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You're right about the frogspawn Keith.

Last year there was so much they were laying it in puddles.

We're going to be digging a wildlife pond soon, and in anticipation, I'm going to make a washing up bowl pond for them to spawn in then transfer it to the proper pond once it's finished.

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Old Tuesday 10th January 2006, 23:25   #8
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Evening all,

Just a thought, has anyone else downloaded a mini oddie from the springwatch site?

I did earlier this evening. Just now I was on another thread putting on a post when he popped out of his shrubbery with a loud pop and frightened the life out of me. He has to go. My heart won't stand the shock!!!!

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Lol..I did too Cathy, but I got message on screen from norton saying "mini oddie.exe is attempting to connect to a dms server" and advising to always block it...so he's just kind of sitting there at the moment...lol...but he gave me a fright as well!
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Old Wednesday 11th January 2006, 07:54   #10
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Hi I will give Mr Oddie a miss I think, but will give Springwatch a go, usually run it in tandom with our recordings for the Woodland Trust.
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Lol..I did too Cathy, but I got message on screen from norton saying "mini oddie.exe is attempting to connect to a dms server" and advising to always block it...so he's just kind of sitting there at the moment...lol...but he gave me a fright as well!
Hi Dizzy

You should be alright to allow mini oddie through your Norton Firewall. All it's doing is connecting to it's own site where it will download any nature updates for you which it will then scare you with !!

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Old Wednesday 11th January 2006, 09:09   #12
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Evening all,

Just a thought, has anyone else downloaded a mini oddie from the springwatch site?

I did earlier this evening. Just now I was on another thread putting on a post when he popped out of his shrubbery with a loud pop and frightened the life out of me. He has to go. My heart won't stand the shock!!!!

Hi Cathy,
I think I have got him but I have never heard anything from him yet. I Have Had Him Since June.

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Old Wednesday 11th January 2006, 09:14   #13
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Mini oddie.

I had him, before my computer crashed, It was rather annoying when he popped up when I had a friend round, who is not intrested in wildlife.

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Now that the children are older I think a pond will be one of the next projects for our garden.

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You're right about the frogspawn Keith.

Last year there was so much they were laying it in puddles.

We're going to be digging a wildlife pond soon, and in anticipation, I'm going to make a washing up bowl pond for them to spawn in then transfer it to the proper pond once it's finished.

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Thanks Andy, wasnt quite sure what to do...not exactly the most computer literate of people..lol.. but I'll let him through and see what hes got to offer!
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Evening all,

Just a thought, has anyone else downloaded a mini oddie from the springwatch site?

I did earlier this evening. Just now I was on another thread putting on a post when he popped out of his shrubbery with a loud pop and frightened the life out of me. He has to go. My heart won't stand the shock!!!!


Hi Cathy,

I've got him too, just click on the 'green leaf' pic when you want him and right click on him to tell him to exit. Good luck.

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I'm doing the recording but I'm not sure if I'm going to be watching the programmes.
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