YVP 25/12/11 - Merry Christmas

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Chris
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YVP 25/12/11 - Merry Christmas

Post by Chris » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:01 pm

Feeders - Coal tit, great tit, blue tit, robin, song thrush, nuthatch.

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Post by Neil Southworth » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:11 pm

The Cormorant was again on Big Lodge, and I actually saw it catch and consume a fish, after which it returned to its perch on the tern raft. A Buzzard soaring overhead was mobbed by a dozen or so Jackdaws. A Sparrowhawk passing through low provoked several high pitched squeals of panic amongst the small bird population.
I hope everyone's had a good day. :)

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Post by duxbury rambler » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:41 am

Cormorant still on tern raft this morning.
Found dandelion, buttercup, herb robert, red campion, groundsel, hedge mustard & hogweed still in flower.
Rhododendron also in bud.
Lots of leaf pushing through, not seen any snowdrops in flower round here but have heard they are out not far away. :D

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Post by Neil Southworth » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:10 pm

Snowdrops are virtually in flower in my garden, which is pretty well back to normal after last year.

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Post by Bryan Thomas » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:40 pm

I saw the hogweed at the end of the big lodge where the cottages used to be, could that be where you saw it?

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Post by duxbury rambler » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:58 am

We saw the bedraggled campion there, along with herb robert - the hogweed was behind the the top lodge, up past the Christmas Tree.


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Post by Bryan Thomas » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:56 pm

That tree is getting more fancy year by year.

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Post by duxbury rambler » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:51 am

On a less pleasant note - please be care full around Spring Wood as I got a reliable report that 4 people were shooting on Tuesday - must have had permission as the land rover was there, they were later seen looking among the brambles and shrub possibly for injured or dead animals/birds. So if your on Burgh Lane South or top of Primrose Hill or near Christmas Tree take care.

Yes Bryan the tree is great, all the baubles appear and after Christmas disappear, it is good to see.

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