Pictures of Wildlife in your Back Garden

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  1. CL1

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

    Heron on the roof

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  2. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Robin in our back garden a few summers ago.
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    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Blackbird in our cherry tree, a few summers ago.

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    A toad in our back garden.

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  5. CL1

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

    Bentley Priory very relaxed mouse

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  6. CL1

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

    Bentley Priory Deer Park


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  7. Herd of deer in the back 20 acres, taken in April. Only a few shown, but 3 groups all out to graze for a total of 16. All wild.
     

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  8. Followed by one large flock of 20 wild turkeys. Watched them grow up over the summer.
     

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    By our compost bin we have some ivy with lots of flies & wasps visiting the ivy flowers. One of the wasps butchered a fly on the compost bin & my wife took some photos.
     

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  11. CL1

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

    Kestrel Bentley Priory

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    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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  13. CL1

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

    on the attack

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  15. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Wildlife in the backgarden of Arnhem:



    The wolve has made a come-back in Holland for a couple of years an now is flourishing in the wooded region north of Arnhem, known as De Veluwe. A wolve family of two adults and seven young animals recently has been spotted by a wildlife camera.
     
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  16. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Stolpi,
    Did you bring them to the NL from your fishing expedition in Canada?
     
  17. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid they invaded our country from the east :unsure:.

    Recently another pair was spotted in southern region of the Veluwe - near Arnhem. A male and female - which may lead to even more wolves.

    Which reminds me of the Dutch Folk Song "Deathride" of Drs P. (worldfamous in Holland and Poet Laureate):


    Which translates as follows, though it no longer rhymes:

    We drive the troika through the endless forest
    It freezes about thirty degrees,
    it is winter and quite cold The horse's hooves crunch in the fresh snow
    It's evening in Siberia and nowhere is a lion

    We travel with the children, although they are still a bit young
    Through the endless forest I just sang about
    A shady and very unclear site
    In which people are fortunate that there are no lions

    We are on our way to Omsk, but the road there is long
    And that is why we fill the time with festive singing
    In the meantime, something starts to move in the background:
    Something dark and something numerous and it seems unhealthy to me

    They are still quite far behind us, but I can see them
    It's a lot and they run pretty fast
    And by following us they catch up with us
    Which can be unfavorable for a young family

    The dark figures are particularly agile
    They walk on all fours, and they look very mean
    They have big teeth, that is clearly visible
    They are probably wolves and malicious too

    Although the situation is alarming,
    I do not panic I keep the courage through folk music
    We know our collection and we sing a lot
    As the wolves approach at a stretched trot

    From here to Omsk it is still just under a hundred werst
    It's nice that the horses have just been refreshed this afternoon
    It is a pity that the wolves have caught up with us
    You can see the strong appetite that radiates from their eyes

    We act very carefree and we sing continuously
    Still, something must be done under Mother's umbrella
    And without being noticed, I consult with my wife "Who should believe it?"
    I ask, "Come on, think about it soon"

    "Should it be Igor?", "No, because Igor plays the violin"
    "What do you think of Natasja?", "But she is learning so well at school!"
    "And what about Sonja?", "No, not Sonja, she has a beautiful alto"
    So that the choice finally falls on little Piotr

    So under the singing I take the little guy handily
    There, he flies out of the troika with an eerie cry
    The wolves have all their attention for that delicacy
    Eighty-four more werst, and oh, how happy we are today

    We can appreciate Piotr for his edibility
    Because that will make us lose that mess for the time being
    So we chase on as in a gruesome dream
    Ajo ajo ajo already in that high topping tree

    There you hear that crying again and our hopes are torn again
    The wolves are back and now it's Sonja's turn
    There goes the poor child, she was so cheerful and so good
    Another sixty-eight werst and a count lives in The Hague

    I am still pondering and my wife sheds many tears
    And look, the wolves are already coming behind us
    So Igor, it's a shame, but you're not going to be a virtuoso
    Fifty-two more werst and there was a girl there recently

    Now that Igor has been removed, we have some rest again
    But no, there are the wolves again, eager for another part
    Natasja's death cry painfully cuts us through the soul
    Thirty-six werst and in blue checked smock

    Only my wife and I are left, so we sing a duet
    And if things want to go down for a while, we might just make it
    Alas, I have to give her up to the hungry mess
    Now only twenty werst and Hoeperdepoep was on the sidewalk

    I now sing a bit more lustily because Omsk is coming into view
    I jump for joy and lose my balance
    While the wolves are devouring me, I think "That's bad luck
    Yes Omsk is a beautiful city, but just a little too far away "

    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Yes, you will see a lot this year
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Horse hair is everywhere
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Always available from stock
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    The samovar snorts gently
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    With a Slavic hand gesture
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Do it yourself with needle and scissors
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Isn't that wonderful now
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Two half pastries and a tartare
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    A charity bazaar
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Tribute to the golden pair
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Foe how drowsy you stand there
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Mother is the coffee finished
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Look there is an eagle walking
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    There is also an abattoir here
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Bass guitar and slap cigar
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Well-built widower
    (Troika here, Troika there)
    Long live our good Tsar!
     
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