What have you seen

Oneputt replied on 13/12/2016 07:48

Posted on 13/12/2016 07:48

I can't see the original sticky so will start a new thread.  Saw nearly 30,000 knot on Breydon Water yesterday.  Great weekend at Minsmere, Otter, Kingfishers, Bitterns, lots of Marsh Harriers

cyberyacht replied on 13/12/2016 10:35

Posted on 13/12/2016 07:48 by Oneputt

I can't see the original sticky so will start a new thread.  Saw nearly 30,000 knot on Breydon Water yesterday.  Great weekend at Minsmere, Otter, Kingfishers, Bitterns, lots of Marsh Harriers

Posted on 13/12/2016 10:35

30,000 knot?  Isn't there a speed limit?

brue replied on 13/12/2016 12:05

Posted on 13/12/2016 12:05

Thanks Oneputt it was such a popular thread, it will be great to see new posts and photos from more people.

ValDa replied on 13/12/2016 22:38

Posted on 13/12/2016 22:38

Tonight we heard a Thrush singing from a roof somewhere in one of the narrow alley ways in our small town.  The sound was just magical - and made us both quite emotional - especially on a dark evening when you just don't expect it!

brue replied on 14/12/2016 11:38

Posted on 14/12/2016 11:38

If you get the chance take a look westwards at the setting full moon tomorrow morning. It was a wonderful sight today, very large and glowing in the sunrise. 

I managed to see just one shooting star in the Geminids meteor shower display, close to Orion's belt in the  south east. There might still be a few around if the sky is clear this evening. smile

Bakers2 replied on 14/12/2016 11:53

Posted on 14/12/2016 11:53

Glorious full moon as I got up around 7am this morning, nestled between the gaps in roofs.  Too low in the sky to see from the ground and couldn't get the angle right from a the open bedroom window.  Still it was a beautiful sight.

Just maybe will get get a clear sky tonight.

Bakers2 replied on 14/12/2016 11:54

Posted on 14/12/2016 11:54

Birdsong was almost like a dawn chorus, will with a good imagination, this morning, robin, thrush and blackbird singing their hearts out.  Gave them extra rations smile

Firedragon replied on 14/12/2016 13:56

Posted on 14/12/2016 13:56

New visitor to my garden this week, a moorhen. During the summer I decided I'd had enough of looking at the tall trees at the bottom of the garden and the wooden fence behind them had seen better days so we pulled out all the overgrown ivy and said fence collapsed. Planted a smaller hedge instead and opened up a window in the trees so I now have a lovely view right over the park behind us, thanks to this window we are now getting new visitors including the moorhen (and a very moth-eaten fox the other day, but the cat chased that out laughing) When we first moved here we had three ducks (a female & her two protectors) regularly visiting our pond but they stopped coming when blasted magpies raided their nest one year. Sadly we are hoping to move next year (downsizing) so I don't expect to enjoy the full fruits of our labour but hopefully the new owners will.

Alison

brue replied on 14/12/2016 14:27

Posted on 14/12/2016 14:27

Going to try and put photos on away from the experimental comfort zone on feedback. wink

A few years ago we put Mistletoe berries in our apple trees. Nothing happened at first, then we noticed small sproutings on trees we hadn't used. We think the birds had moved things around.

After that we had male only Mistletoe but last year a female berry bearing branch appeared. Spot the difference on these two pics (fingers crossed for something visible!)