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by ashgale
April 12th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Your Favourite Walks
Topic: Thoresby
Replies: 5
Views: 13

Re: Thoresby

I don't think that I have seen those wellingtonias either :oops: and I've been to Thoresby many times too,
must have a wander around the Perlthorpe end next time I go,
by ashgale
April 12th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Bird of the Day
Replies: 79
Views: 757

Re: Bird of the Day

my B.O.T.D is this Sparrow hawk, which has just reduced our Sparrow gang by one :( it sat there calmly plucking the victim, and even found time for a quick preen of the feathers, before flying off with the victim. (the pics are a bit fuzzy, as they were taken through the patio door glass :roll: ) Sp...
by ashgale
April 12th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Bird of the Day
Replies: 79
Views: 757

Re: Bird of the Day

not the usual behaviour for pheasants ?
I find they clatter off well before I get anywhere close, either that or leg it at high speed into the wood :D
by ashgale
April 9th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: trees in flower
Replies: 35
Views: 188

Re: trees in flower

a bush rather than a tree, lots of this currant family seen today, no idea if its a wild one or an escapee red or black currant type though ? I remember having black currant bushes in the garden as kids, but I really cant remember what they looked like :roll: currant 1.JPG currant 2.JPG currant 3.JPG
by ashgale
April 9th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: trees in flower
Replies: 35
Views: 188

Re: trees in flower

a rather nice Plum tree (I think) in flower,
covered in blossom from top to bottom :)

blossom 1.JPG blossom 2.JPG blossom 3.JPG blossom 4.JPG
by ashgale
April 9th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: acer / maple question
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: acer / maple question

the acers in our garden have their leaves and flowers developing at the same time too (apart from a large (25ft+) yellow leaved variety that I cant remember the name of now, which has still not opened its buds) so I don't know if yours in unusual or not ? the flowers on it must have been and gone fo...
by ashgale
April 5th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Scenery and Landscapes
Topic: a Rainbow
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: a Rainbow

this one, taken yesterday, had just begun to fade away as I fetched the camera,
so not as spectacular as it looked a few moments before,

rainbow 1.JPG
by ashgale
April 5th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: trees in flower
Replies: 35
Views: 188

Re: trees in flower

a neighbours cherry tree looking quite splendid against the dark raincloud behind it,

cherry 2.JPG cherry 1.JPG
by ashgale
April 5th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Blackbird
Replies: 3
Views: 9

Re: Blackbird

managed to get a few images of the Blackbirds collecting worms for their chicks :) they have been at it non stop most of the afternoon, (and probably all morning too, but I wasn't there to see it) and they are still carrying beakfulls away now :roll: heres Mrs Blackbird blackbird 2.JPG and Mr Blackb...
by ashgale
April 4th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Blackbird
Replies: 3
Views: 9

Re: Blackbird

while we have had a Blackbird gathering nest materials in the garden over the last week or so, but another pair must have beaten them to it, as we have had a male Blackbird carrying worms away in its beak, and flying into the hedge in the garden two doors down from us, so presumably, they have a nes...