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messageRe: ED Nature Watch - Cormorant?
Posted by MarkT February 20, 01:17PM

2 frogs in my pond this morning.
MarkT

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Lynne February 24, 11:21AM

Frogspawn in mine, seems a bit early.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by lousmith February 25, 11:57AM

Bang on time for frogspawn.
Loads in my pond since yesterday.
Trouble is a freeze is coming. May be worth putting it in a bucket in and outbuilding until it passes.
Nature knows best of course, but sometimes a helping hand goes a long way.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by sunbob February 25, 04:23PM

Unfortunately we saw a dead frog on a park path yesterday. On a happier note, there was a flock of starlings dancing around on the common a little while ago which was just big enough to get the murmmeration patterns going.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Lynne March 02, 11:36AM

I'm concerned that I've now got more frog spawn than my tiny pond can sustain. Can it be re-homed? If so, does anyone want some?

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 02, 12:37PM

Lynne Wrote:
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> I'm concerned that I've now got more frog spawn
> than my tiny pond can sustain. Can it be re-homed?
> If so, does anyone want some?


I'd love some if you can spare it (and if I can find a way to stop birds/cats eating it!)

I'll PM you!

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by staplemeg March 02, 02:30PM

Sadly just spotted three dead Egyptian goslings at Peckham park lake. Reported it to the park warden who agreed it was probably just too early and cold for the poor things.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 02, 03:23PM

staplemeg Wrote:
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> Sadly just spotted three dead Egyptian goslings at
> Peckham park lake. Reported it to the park warden
> who agreed it was probably just too early and cold
> for the poor things.



Oh no sad smiley

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by IlonaM March 20, 02:01PM

5 colourful goldfinches just visited my garden. Cheered me up to see them. Nature is a great source of calm.

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Posted by staplemeg March 22, 05:58PM

One Egyptian gosling spotted in Dulwich park today

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messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 22, 07:11PM

Hooray! smiling smiley

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by sjsl March 24, 01:52PM

A red kite was flying over the Grange Lane allotments this morning

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 24, 08:56PM

sjsl Wrote:
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> A red kite was flying over the Grange Lane
> allotments this morning


Crikey, that's quite unusual in London, isn't it?

I see a lot of them on the M40 on the way to Oxford.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Zig-Zag March 24, 10:32PM

Not very rare, but I have a greater spotted woodpecker visit every afternoon on one of my peanut feeders

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher March 25, 08:13AM

Interesting article if you are into birdwatching:

[www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 25, 11:32AM

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> Interesting article if you are into birdwatching:
>
> [www.theguardian.com]
> dwatching-from-your-garden-the-wildlife-travel-dra
> ma-on-your-doorstep


Yes, and just up the road from ED smiling smiley

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by MarkT March 25, 08:46PM

Yes Sue, those Waxwings are in Perth but we had a small flock a couple of winters ago, stripping rose hips in our garden in East Dulwich
MarkT

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 25, 09:08PM

I'm so jealous, I get sparrows, blackbirds, collared doves question mark and a robin.

Occasionally a wren and great tits, and my partner saw a goldfinch once.

And that's about it sad smiley

But then according to that article, you have to keep looking up and hope something interesting flies over (of the bird variety, that is)!



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messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by RichH March 26, 05:00PM

...or the bat variety, like the Pipistrelle I saw yesterday evening.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 26, 08:35PM

RichH Wrote:
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> ...or the bat variety, like the Pipistrelle I saw
> yesterday evening.


smiling smiley

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher March 26, 10:53PM

I rather think bats are personae non gratae at the moment!

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Sue March 26, 11:39PM

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> I rather think bats are personae non gratae at the
> moment!


big grin big grin big grin

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by louisemurray March 27, 09:53AM

A gang of goldfinches in my garden this morning on Marsden Road

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by yeknomyeknom March 27, 01:40PM

Where have all the squirrels gone! Iím near Peckham Rye park and see squirrels in the gardens around anytime I care to look. I havenít seen one for days! Self isolating squirrels?

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by malumbu March 28, 12:11AM

Maybe something to do with the weather and food availability. Squirrels come into our garden from time to time, and try to raid the bird feeders. Then we don't see them for months.

Sadly Louise you seem to have stolen our goldfinches. Had about a dozen last year, now down to 2, after I spent a small fortune on niger/nyger seed. How ungrateful!

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by Zig-Zag March 28, 02:11PM

I think you might get the goldfinches back a bit later in the year. Noticed in previous years they seem to disappear but return again when it's warmer!

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by civilservant March 28, 09:21PM

wondered about eh squirrels myself but the,n one morning, saw a couple come down from our tree and go out for the day
haven't seen them since but hope they're ok
there used to be dozens of the blighters in the past, but hardly any anymore

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by IlonaM March 28, 09:31PM

civilservant Wrote:
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> wondered about eh squirrels myself but the,n one
> morning, saw a couple come down from our tree and
> go out for the day
> haven't seen them since but hope they're ok
> there used to be dozens of the blighters in the
> past, but hardly any anymore

I have quite a few regular visitors in Underhill, but they have reduced over the last week. Might be the chilly weather putting them off.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by malumbu March 28, 11:39PM

I'm also taking the opportunity of upgrading my pond, returning to the original shape using a liner. I'd used a preformed pond a few years ago replacing the earlier home made pond, but it never worked as well. I found frogs and newts as I emptied the old pond, hope they will come back again.

Questions for any experts out there. Can you get rid of duck weed? What are the best pond plants? I've got irises (quite evasive) and a marsh marigold and some oxygenating pond weed.

I'll have some spare established irises to give away post Covid-19 and the preformed pond which I might as a few quid for charity.

messageRe: ED Nature Watch
Posted by yeknomyeknom March 29, 07:16AM

Usually hear the geese flying over on their way to peckham rye early each morning. This morning, just one solitary bird. Unusual.

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