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messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by TheArtfulDogger 21 October, 2019 18:57


messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Zig-Zag 22 October, 2019 16:30

Thank you yes I had already tried the Fox Project but they say they don't cover SE London unfortunately and suggested I try (which I am) a homeopathic treatment which i have no faith in, to be honest. Vet will not give me proper vetinary medication on prescription as it is very dangerous to dogs but they could administer it if fox was caught.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by BrandNewGuy 23 October, 2019 09:33

Just had a report of a pheasant on the St Olave's playing fields next to Green Dale cycle path.

The East Dulwich Shoot will convene at 4pm. Volunteer beaters required...

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by TE44 23 October, 2019 10:56

Hi, this may be wrong section but does anyone know if grounds in One Tree Hill and specifically St Augustine Churchs garden,is organically managed, I will also ask james, the councillor, thanks.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Asset 25 October, 2019 10:58

I've heard rumour of the pheasant too. Yet to see it though.

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Posted by BrandNewGuy 25 October, 2019 11:47

There were actually two pheasants there – a male and a female. Here's a snap of the male:

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messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Asset 25 October, 2019 13:16

Thanks!
Wonder how they got there...

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by BrandNewGuy 25 October, 2019 17:01

They're known to use the cover of all the greenery of railway embankments to venture this close in to central London. Pheasant motorways smiling smiley

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Posted by tarafitness 25 October, 2019 17:20

Plenty of foxes near Peckham Rye, we see them in the garden a lot. This cheeky young one was trying to bury what looked like an orange ball in our lawn the other day smiling smiley

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Posted by katanita 25 October, 2019 21:01

Is it me or are the autumn colours on ED street trees even more spectacular than usual in places? Some really fiery reds and oranges. Is it a result of the summer heatwaves or something else?

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Posted by Asset 28 October, 2019 14:25

I would have thought a brace of pheasants would be easy pickings for the foxes. Especially if traversing along the railways.

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Posted by BrandNewGuy 28 October, 2019 20:16

They're a bit useless at self-defence, but they are big and that will put off a fox. There are far easier pickings in south London than trying to hunt down a large and very feathery meal smiling smiley

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Posted by originalwynne 29 October, 2019 11:42

We have also been concerned about and trying to feed (and medicate homeopathically, which we have no faith in either) a very sickly fox cub in the vicinity of the new life assembly church on upland. Perhaps the same fox?

Zig-Zag Wrote:
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> Thank you yes I had already tried the Fox Project
> but they say they don't cover SE London
> unfortunately and suggested I try (which I am) a
> homeopathic treatment which i have no faith in, to
> be honest. Vet will not give me proper vetinary
> medication on prescription as it is very dangerous
> to dogs but they could administer it if fox was
> caught.

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messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by nxjen 04 November, 2019 13:38

Signs of spring: daffodils are already above ground in my garden

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Posted by Sue 04 November, 2019 13:42

nxjen Wrote:
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> Signs of spring: daffodils are already above
> ground in my garden


Or signs of climate change sad smiley

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Nigello 04 November, 2019 13:55

Not ED, but close enough:
The pond in the wildlife garden in PR Park has been refilled and looks like a proper pond. The very dense plant growth has been cut right back.
Hopefully it will mean more frogs, toads, newts, water insects, etc.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by DawnSE22 15 December, 2019 20:20

I’ve got some trees (2ft whips) courtesy of The Conservation Volunteers to make SE22 greener, fight the climate crisis and to help wildlife.

If you would like some please let me know. You can either collect from Crystal Palace Rd or if you are local and not a gardener I am happy to plant them for you in your garden. All the trees (Rowan, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Hawthorn and Crab Apple) are suitable for small gardens.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by SpringTime 18 December, 2019 20:49

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> There were actually two pheasants there – a male
> and a female. Here's a snap of the male:

Thanks BNG. Looks like a tasty cock.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by IlonaM 18 December, 2019 21:46

nxjen Wrote:
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> Signs of spring: daffodils are already above
> ground in my garden


My cherry is in blossom. Barmy.

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Posted by Sue 19 December, 2019 11:38

IlonaM Wrote:
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> nxjen Wrote:
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> > Signs of spring: daffodils are already above
> > ground in my garden
>
>
> My cherry is in blossom. Barmy.


Some cherries are winter-flowering.

Is it this one?


[www.ornamental-trees.co.uk]

(I had to edit a number of times because all of the RHS links I tried to post came up with this error message when I clicked on them on here: "A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client question mark".

OOOERR sad smiley



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit was 2019:12:19:11:45:28 by Sue.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue January 03, 04:42PM

Lots of loud bird song the last couple of days.

Very welcome, of course, but a bit early in the year for it, isn't it??

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Posted by IlonaM January 04, 07:14AM

Sue Wrote:
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> > My cherry is in blossom. Barmy.
>
>
> Some cherries are winter-flowering.
>
> Is it this one?
>
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I've been here a few years now and it is more of an early Spring cherry!! It's very pretty in an otherwise wintery-looking garden, but jumping the gun a wee bit.

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Posted by IlonaM January 04, 07:16AM

Sue Wrote:
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> Lots of loud bird song the last couple of days.
>
> Very welcome, of course, but a bit early in the
> year for it, isn't it??


Loads of early risers in Underhill too. I love the dawn chorus.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by BrandNewGuy January 05, 09:59AM

They start singing in earnest once the days start getting longer. It's all about marking out territories and finding mates – a bird needs both sorted out well before spring, otherwise it's another year of being single smiling smiley

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Posted by RichH January 05, 11:38AM

There's an insomniac Blackbird round here. He starts singing solo at about 9-10pm and carries on right through until 3-4am when the others wake up and form a chorus.

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Posted by Sue January 05, 01:12PM

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> They start singing in earnest once the days start
> getting longer. It's all about marking out
> territories and finding mates – a bird needs both
> sorted out well before spring, otherwise it's
> another year of being single smiling smiley


Crikey but the days have only just started getting longer. They must be very sensitive!

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by TheTruthisOut January 06, 03:31PM

It would not be surprising if it is related to the light pollution referred to in another thread. In Friern Road where there is a street lamp throwing out a large amount of light, the birds are singing away. I can't sleep when my bedroom is lit up and other creatures would surely be similarly affected. May there should be a mass email campaign to our councillors to have the lights dimmed?

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue January 06, 10:08PM

My post up the thread wasn't related to birds singing at night, it was more about the general increase in birdsong during the day.

But when we used to run music gigs at DHFC we sometimes didn't leave till around 3am after clearing everything away, and it was amazing to hear the birds (I think robins?) singing loudly away in the dark. Well, dark apart from streetlights.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by BrandNewGuy January 07, 09:16AM

Even without the light pollution, some species start singing through the night as the days grow longer – robins and blackbirds particularly. The theory is that their ability to stay awake and sing heartily is a sign of their suitability as a healthy and fit mate. Much like the singaround at the Ivy House ;)

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue January 07, 09:33AM

big grin

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