kale

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Had three visitors in the back garden over the last few days.

A squirrel. A Robbin. And to-day a wood pecker

All very unusual for us as two of them it was still August. And the woodpecker only ever had one before. And we have been here for over 30years

Kale Yvonne north west uk.
 

Chinook

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Is this in UK or Turkey ? If former I assume that it was a grey squirrel which are plentiful, although there are red on the Wirral and on Anglesey and if in Turkey a red squirrel
 

pldouglas

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A few years ago, here in sussex, we looked out of the front door to see a badger, 2 foxes and THE GINGER CAT FROM ACROSS THE ROAD, all eating from the same tray I leave for the badgers every night!
This summer I have noticed how many birds we have feeding, often 20 or more at a time and right through the summer, eating me out of house and home they are - it is said that if so many birds eat like that then we're in for a harsh winter. Yipee.
 

Saoirse

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I have now seen an owl 3 times in my life twice in Turkey and they are so amazing to watch. Not a wildlife nut but these birds up close in real life are something else. Go owls!!!!
 

kale

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Is this in UK or Turkey ? If former I assume that it was a grey squirrel which are plentiful, although there are red on the Wirral and on Anglesey and if in Turkey a red squirrel

Yes it is the UK The north west. And yes a grey squirrel I thought maybe because a few night ago although very early we had the frost. And cars needed scrapping early morning. Maybe the animals thought we were in for some snow


Then today it's bees. Daddy long legs , sluggs omg ,can,t kill them
The garden dosn,t know what to do with our weather

Kale Yvonne x
 

arrian

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A few years ago, here in sussex, we looked out of the front door to see a badger, 2 foxes and THE GINGER CAT FROM ACROSS THE ROAD, all eating from the same tray I leave for the badgers every night!
This summer I have noticed how many birds we have feeding, often 20 or more at a time and right through the summer, eating me out of house and home they are - it is said that if so many birds eat like that then we're in for a harsh winter. Yipee.

i had a baby grey squirrel in the garden yesterday, but there have been hardly any birds landing, although lots in the area, does that mean we're going to have a very mild winter in the north west?
 

kale

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I have now seen an owl 3 times in my life twice in Turkey and they are so amazing to watch. Not a wildlife nut but these birds up close in real life are something else. Go owls!!!!

I saw an owl the last time we visited turkey it sat in the shade on a telegraph pole each day. Yes in the day time .

Kale Yvonne
 

kale

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A few years ago, here in sussex, we looked out of the front door to see a badger, 2 foxes and THE GINGER CAT FROM ACROSS THE ROAD, all eating from the same tray I leave for the badgers every night!
This summer I have noticed how many birds we have feeding, often 20 or more at a time and right through the summer, eating me out of house and home they are - it is said that if so many birds eat like that then we're in for a harsh winter. Yipee.

Sounds like there are more birds in your part of the country than ours
The garden birds here see who has the best meal of the day .
 
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pldouglas

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I have now seen an owl 3 times in my life twice in Turkey and they are so amazing to watch. Not a wildlife nut but these birds up close in real life are something else. Go owls!!!!

As children my brother and I found a tiny baby owl abandond in the middle of a field. Took it home and he lived in 4 semi derelict rooms at the back of our vast old house. His name was Henry and he particuarly liked cowboy films on the TV, would fluff his feathers up and get very excited if there was a gun battle going on!
He lived with us for just over a year until we released him once we knew he could fend for himself - and we knew he could fend for himself because he would often stalk up and down the kitchen windowsill and deposit a small furry body as a present!
One night we heard him calling in reply to another owl and then he was gone for good, hopefully off to make more little Henrys and to take better care and not drop them like his mother obviously did.
 

Struggs

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I had a red squirrel visit my UK garden regularly this year upto June when I moved. Last night was amazed to see a bat fly over my Brother's garden. Missing a bit of the wildlife where I am now, for some reason not as many birds, apart from seagulls. Diane
 

northpole

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Wildlife makes one feel better.l remember a blackbird in my garden before l came to Turkey.And the remarkable qualities a blackbird has is their cheekiness.
We first of all gave out some grapes near the back door which went on for a few days.And the next time we went out to feed the bird.We found him in our kitchen helping himself to the grape bowl.
The poor thing panicked and ran off out the back door.He eventually got used to us and we won his trust where he took the grapes out of our hands.l'll never forget that.What a wonderful bird.

And all his offspring were well fed and all were healthy and successful.
 

zuberdust

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We have two squirrels and a fox that creep up to the pool for a drink every day. The fox has got a bit cocky and started stealing flip-flops.

BacktoBodrum

just dont leave and clothes outside or u will see this haah
snooty1.jpg
 

Mojive

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I have a common on the back of my home....I have squirrels,badgers,foxes, and the birds nothing very exotic I must admit mainly Jays,pigeons,blackbirds,robins,blue tits,sparrows,but all lovely to see!
Mo xx
 

kale

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I love it when the blackbirds. Sit in the sun and spread their wings just like they are sun bathing. We only have two

Kale Yvonne
 

Sunny Seasider

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It's almost the time for the RSPB Survey of birdlife that visits your patch. We have many visitors to our garden, I do put seed, monkey nuts (in shells out for the regular pair of squirrles, rooks, jays and magpies) who love them.

Well today I have just made some bird seed acorns. I used:-

A pair of disposable gloves (it's a messy job)
Half a pound of Lard
4ozs of plain flour and half kilo of mixed wild birdfood.

Mix it all together in a bowl then carefully fill the acorn spreading the mixture into the acorn.

Thread the string onto the acorn before you slap all the mixture on.

I have along with their usual fayre hung these around the bird table and trees.

If you want to take part in this here is the link to register.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/
 

Sunny Seasider

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It is such a balmy night here and I am sat with the back door open, it is so peaceful, and I have just heard the wit woo of an Owl nearby, bliss.
 

kemerkid

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We have a few hooty owls that send us into our slumber, they are not here tonight though. I won't need much scerenading tonight though. I'm off to my bed.
 

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