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

nelliethehooker replied on 20/08/2019 21:36

Posted on 20/08/2019 21:36

As we were coming down the Chapel House forest road, above Newby Bridge, this afternoon a Red Squirrel trotted across infront of me. This is the first time that we've seen one this far south in the Lakes.

Oneputt replied on 22/08/2019 19:12

Posted on 22/08/2019 19:12

Returning to the van this evening saw a Black Squirrel, only the second I’ve seem.  Now I know roughly where it is I’ll try for a photo in the couple of days

Wherenext replied on 22/08/2019 20:58

Posted on 22/08/2019 19:12 by Oneputt

Returning to the van this evening saw a Black Squirrel, only the second I’ve seem.  Now I know roughly where it is I’ll try for a photo in the couple of days

Posted on 22/08/2019 20:58

It's quite a weird experience as you think you just seen a dark Red Squirrel. Good spot though OP.

nelliethehooker replied on 22/08/2019 21:26

Posted on 22/08/2019 19:12 by Oneputt

Returning to the van this evening saw a Black Squirrel, only the second I’ve seem.  Now I know roughly where it is I’ll try for a photo in the couple of days

Posted on 22/08/2019 21:26

Were you in The Black Forest by any chance?wink

Great spot...put's my sighting of a Red one into insignificance, I guess.frown

Oneputt replied on 22/08/2019 21:45

Posted on 22/08/2019 21:45

I have never seen a grey squirrel in Germany, plenty of Reds.  Never seen one in the Black Forest 😉 The other place we’ve seen them is the Harz Mountains where they are quite common

Got a good pic of a red running along a wall at High Cup Nick 

brue replied on 23/08/2019 08:45

Posted on 23/08/2019 08:45

Farewell to the Swallows, they are gathering in huge numbers overhead and on the wires. Don't know whether they are are ours or yours but they're feeding themselves up for the long journey south. Lovely to hear and see them, it's quite a noisy get together! 

RedKite replied on 23/08/2019 10:45

Posted on 23/08/2019 10:45

Hi Brue more swallows around here again and after coming back from shopping and meeting up with friends and once home found on the back of my car just under number plate a Jersey Tiger like you saw the other day so had to be quick with the camera as I do not use phone camera much.

 

brue replied on 23/08/2019 11:20

Posted on 23/08/2019 11:20

That's so interesting RedKite, to see two of the Jersey Tigers on here. We have seen a lot more butterflies this year so I'm pleased to see your photo too.

I hope the Swallows have a safe passage, they are wonderful little creatures. 

nelliethehooker replied on 23/08/2019 21:29

Posted on 23/08/2019 21:29

I was talking to the Site Manager at Cardoness a week or so ago and he said that the House Martins nesting under the eves of his house were feeding their second brood when the storm the previous night had completed wiped out the nests and all were lost. Such a pity, but I guess that's nature in the raw.