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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Caz » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:44 am

I think I read somewhere that frogs don't spawn until they're two or three years old, so because so many perished in 2010 I expected their numbers to be increasing this year. Nature does respond to the weather and January and Februay have been colder than average months, with the forecast still looking cold for a while as well. So they could be just holding back for a bit of warmth. Mine have spawned around this time for the past few years, but we've had warmer weather too.
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Warsop Person » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:56 pm

I can just see our Daffodil's poking through the snow, it must be spring!
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Caz » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:11 pm

Warsop Person wrote:I can just see our Daffodil's poking through the snow, it must be spring!

Just how Springs used to be! :D
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Caz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:39 pm

We saw an amazing fete of nature this morning when a Sparrow hawk flew onto our garden with a pigeon. We caught it on our CCTV flying down across the garden with the pigeon in his claws. He sat in the corner of the garden for a good 15 minutes devouring its prey, so I managed to film it. Only the feathers are left!
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby whitevanman » Wed May 15, 2013 1:49 pm

Seven cygnets this year on the dam.
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Caz » Wed May 15, 2013 9:01 pm

That's good news Whitey. We have had some large broods in recent years, let's hope they all make it to adulthood.

I meant to post that my frogs spawned in April, a month later than they did last year.
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Wizard » Wed May 22, 2013 12:56 pm

Saw the Swans and cygnets sat on the grass near the long path from the car park this lunchtime.
Unfortunately, when they decided to waddle back to the water, I only counted 6 cygnets, so it looks like we may have lost one already.
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby whitevanman » Wed May 22, 2013 1:50 pm

The missing cygnet was lost in it's first 48 hours, don't know though, the other 6 seem to be doing well.
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby whitevanman » Wed May 22, 2013 1:51 pm

Heard my first cuckoo this year on monday at Hazel Gap.
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Warsop Person » Wed May 22, 2013 11:01 pm

whitevanman wrote:Heard my first cuckoo this year on monday at Hazel Gap.


They are annoying aint they Whitey, still another few months and they will shut up again :lol:
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Warsop Person » Wed May 22, 2013 11:02 pm

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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Caz » Thu May 23, 2013 9:54 pm

Ahh, the bluebells look really lovely at the moment. I went to Harrison's garden centre with my brother on Sunday and I asked him to drive back through Langwith and Church Warsop so that I could look at the bluebell wood. It's a carpet of blue in places.
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby whitevanman » Tue May 28, 2013 9:10 am

Fantastic live feed of a pair of peregrine falcons on St Georges church in Sheffield.

http://efm.dept.shef.ac.uk/peregrine/index.html
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby tightwadswife » Wed May 29, 2013 5:14 pm

I've been watching this family of peregrines at Nottingham Trent Uni.

http://www.ntu.ac.uk/ecoweb/biodiversit ... index.html
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Re: Spring Watch

Postby Wizard » Wed May 29, 2013 8:33 pm

Saw the swans on the grass again today, but there were only 5 cygnets with them this time.
It looks like another one has perished!
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