Pictures of Wildlife in your Back Garden

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Thanks chaps. The things that can be learnt on a World War Two Forum are truly amazing. That's what makes this place special.
     
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    This little wonder basking in the heat and happy to stay for a while

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Have things got so bad you have started growing your own food?

    TD
     
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  4. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Even worse, growing food on the base line of his tennis court!

    ;)

    Tom
     
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  5. Reid

    Reid Junior Member

    My friend's coffee shop in Thailand had a little visitor today. Seems it decided to venture from its nest for the first time and needed some help from a local to work out how its wings worked.

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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    6 Spot Burnet a day moth
    Roundton hill fort,Montgomeryshire

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  7. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    We've been invaded by Painted Lady butterflies - too many to count on our buddleia! PE1A8321-web.jpg
     
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    We are the Queens of the dry stone wall.
    Ewe and Lamb

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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    "Sheep have enormous difficulty in the comparitvly simple act of perching" :)
     
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  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Is the ewe a 'Torddu or a Torwen' ?? - personally I never could tell the breeds apart

    TD
     
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  11. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    My seasonal visitors are back again.

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  12. Marco80

    Marco80 Member

    A couple of sparrows (Passer Italiae) have breakfast on my balcony :)
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  13. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

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  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Extra to HAARA's post above no 667

    Butterflies emerge in once-a-decade phenomenon
    Large clouds of painted lady butterflies are being spotted across the country - and experts believe we are seeing a mass emergence that happens every 10 years.
    Weather conditions and food sources are providing ideal conditions for the species to thrive.
    Sightings of painted ladies - otherwise known as Vanessa cardui - have prompted countless pictures and videos to be posted to social media.

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  15. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    4F565D9F-8696-4BB3-8C8A-C227A7BCADD4.jpeg Local wombat
     
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  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Dont walk through this field in Powis

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  17. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Orange Eastern Box Turtle in backyard in Georgia this morning

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  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Yesterday, I noticed a large dragon fly caught in a spider's web in my apple tree. It was buzzing and flapping around trying to get free, and so, never happy to see animals in distress, I got my ladder out and went up into the tree to cut it free. Obviously the dragon fly, which was a beautiful green and yellow example and must have been at least two inches in length, struggled against my intervention at first.

    In the end I manged to cut it free and trim off as much of the sticky webbing as possible. This allowed the dragon fly to beat its wings and move off some twenty yards in order to rest up from the past ordeal. No sooner had it landed, a magpie swooped down and finished the poor bugger off, before eating half and leaving the remains on my lawn. Nature is so cruel!

    Image below is not the actual insect mentioned above.

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  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Eastern Bluebird

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  20. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    Goldfinch on niger seed feeder...

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