First signs of Spring

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Moriati
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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by Moriati » February 4th, 2019, 12:17 am

Sunday was a day for the woodpeckers with two separate individuals drumming on trees just over a quarter of a mile appart, while a green woodpecker was making everyone aware of its presence with its grating call. While this was going on, a pair of great-spotted woodpeckers were seen mating on a branch of a nearby oak tree.

In spite of the ice in all the water butts, and a dusting of snow that has persisted for three days, Spring is coming.

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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by fungio » February 4th, 2019, 1:45 pm

i've heard the odd Green Woodpecker of the last week or so while out and about, (not actually seen any though :( )
we have been a bit luckier with the snow, as what little we did get dissapeared as quickly as it came,

and, as you say, Spring is on the way, but we still have a while before it finally gets here properly :D

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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by ashgale » February 5th, 2019, 3:59 pm

i thought i heard a Robin singing close by, but when i turned around, it was a Hedge Sparrow perched at the top of my Rosemary bush,
and singing its head off :)
thats surely got to be a sign of spring on the way :D

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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by treehugger » February 8th, 2019, 10:57 am

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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by joboyd » February 8th, 2019, 8:58 pm

not sure if the snowdrops are a sign of spring, as they are noted for being a mid winter flower,
but those lambs certainly are :)
but nice to see both the snowdrops and the lambs :)

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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by Moriati » February 9th, 2019, 10:56 pm

In the past week, we've endured night temperatures of -5 deg. C, days of heavy rain, and gale-force winds but in spite of this, Spring gets ever closer. Seen this afternoon is the first flowers of wild plum emerging. Soon the whole spinney of shrubs will be a mass of flowers. Let's just hope we are spared the repeat of last years "Beast from the East" which stopped all the bees from polinating the flowers.

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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by ashgale » February 12th, 2019, 3:40 pm

a few more signs of spring :)
some miniature Iris flowering in a pot
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and the wild garlic ids growing nicely too
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and a Dandelion in flower
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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by ashgale » February 16th, 2019, 10:11 am

its spring, with the Daffs,
but still winter with the snowdrops :)
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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by makman » February 21st, 2019, 2:50 pm

had a couple of large Bumble bees in the garden this morning, :)
i've been laid low with a flu type bug all week, and not been able to go out anywhere, so nice to be able to look out of the window and see things happening at last :)

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Re: First signs of Spring

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Post by Moriati » February 21st, 2019, 11:28 pm

The exceptional bright and warm sunshine has stirred life out of winter dormancy. Lesser Celandine has today produced their first flower, and frogs are gathering in the pond. Spring is here!

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