Roger Parsons
13 March 2024 05:18:57
Pleased to tell you the Bourne Barn Owls are back in their box!
Follow their story. 🦉🦉
https://www.lenpicktrust.org.uk/owl-project/ 

Eat your heart out, Tracey Emin! 😁

Sadly there has since been a webcam failure on this site and this will be unlikely to be fixed during the 2024 nesting season.

 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Roger Parsons
16 March 2024 07:19:09
Webcam: Watch the ospreys at the Loch of the Lowes on a beautiful morning. 😃
https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/watch-wildlife-online/loch-of-the-lowes-webcam/ 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Roger Parsons
17 March 2024 07:46:51
Saving the world's largest flowers - Rafflesia
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg26134821-100-saving-the-worlds-largest-flowers-in-the-philippines/ 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Bertwhistle
18 March 2024 14:35:45
First two chiffchaffs and plenty of brimstones yesterday and Thursday.
Bertie, Itchen Valley.
'We'll never see 40 celsius in this country'.
Roger Parsons
18 March 2024 15:11:33
A Brimstone here too today - plus local ravens calling from a nearby tree. A wren has occupied a nest box in the woodshed! Trail camera is out.
Female sparrowhawk perched in garden yesterday.
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
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24 March 2024 16:24:28
First bluebells seen in flower today, in the Hilsea Lines (former fortifications of Portsmouth, now a Nature Reserve); well out, so have probably been in flower for a week.

These are the dates of first bluebells seen - not systematic as they were recorded on different walks and therefore subject to micro-climatic factors. Take them as a general indication of the season. 26/3/07, 26/3/08, 20/4/10, 29/3/11, 14/3/12, 24/4/13, 9/4/14, 12/4/15, 27/2/16, 21/3/17, 11/4/18, 21/3/19, lockdowns 20 & 21, 25/3/22, 1/4/23, 24/3/24. Note the very late 2010 and the very early 2016.
 
War does not determine who is right, only who is left - Bertrand Russell

Chichester 12m asl
Roger Parsons
24 March 2024 17:38:24
Just had a pair of English Partridge explore the garden! Not see them here before. Correction - my ID was contradicted by our trailcam - they were "Frenchmen".
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
speckledjim
24 March 2024 18:04:58
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

Just had a pair of English Partridge explore the garden! Not see than here before.


I get a pheasant every now and then but a partridge would be very special
Thorner, West Yorkshire


Journalism is organised gossip
Roger Parsons
25 March 2024 07:13:14
Originally Posted by: speckledjim 

I get a pheasant every now and then but a partridge would be very special

Sadly I misidentified them - they were "Frenchmen"!
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Roger Parsons
30 March 2024 09:41:46
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

Webcam: Watch the Ospreys at the Loch of the Lowes on a beautiful morning. 😃
https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/watch-wildlife-online/loch-of-the-lowes-webcam/ 


The male has joined the female at last - love is in the air. Click on link above... and enjoy the weather in real time.

Meanwhile the BTO's satellite-tracked Cuckoos will be starting their journey back to the UK.
BTO's tracked Cuckoos are on their way north.
https://www.bto.org/cuckoos 
 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
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31 March 2024 08:29:15
It looks a sunny morning there compared to the dreich start here.
Vale of the Great Dairies
South Dorset
Elevation 60m 197ft
Roger Parsons
07 April 2024 05:40:38
Bourne Barn Owls now have 3 eggs! Camera working again - for now...
https://www.lenpicktrust.org.uk/owl-project/ 

 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
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07 April 2024 10:05:06
Meanwhile, detective work to find out what happened to a small puffin colony not far from here. Rats are my theory.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-68735103 

 
Vale of the Great Dairies
South Dorset
Elevation 60m 197ft
Roger Parsons
08 April 2024 07:13:46
Badger caught on garden camera trap on 6th, Hedgehog on 7th at 01.33 and 22.13hrs! 😁
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
StoneCroze
08 April 2024 10:56:34
I think you could well be right.

Locally, any islets where we suspect rats, it's easy to check using pencils dipped in chocolate. Rat gnawings are quite distinctive.
I host the Puffincam on the island of Burhou, just North of Alderney as I have clear line of sight for the images to be transmitted then onward to the interwebbie!!

https://www.alderneywildlife.org/wildlife/webcams/puffin-main-cam 
Alderney, Channel Islands. (previously known as Beaufort)
DEW
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09 April 2024 07:09:06
This amused me
Newly discovered Australian beetle almost mistaken for bird poo

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-68622828 

But the serious suggestion is that the beetle is mimicking a dead insect decomposing with mould covering it, thus discouraging a predator looking for fresh food.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left - Bertrand Russell

Chichester 12m asl
Roger Parsons
09 April 2024 13:56:52
Originally Posted by: DEW 

This amused me
Newly discovered Australian beetle almost mistaken for bird poo

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-68622828 

But the serious suggestion is that the beetle is mimicking a dead insect decomposing with mould covering it, thus discouraging a predator looking for fresh food.

It's a remarkably common strategy! A taster:
https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/heres-looking-at-poo-the-weird-and-wonderful-species-that-look-like-faeces 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Roger Parsons
09 April 2024 13:57:54
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

Bourne Barn Owls now have 3 eggs! Camera working again - for now...
https://www.lenpicktrust.org.uk/owl-project/ 

 

4th Egg seen today! 🦉
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
ARTzeman
10 April 2024 13:46:01
Have watched PUFFIN CAM.. Saw puffins rafting and some flying around the holes.
Watched for a few years now. ARTDEMOLE. Also when another Wild About Britain site was still active.




Some people walk in the rain.
Others just get wet.
I Just Blow my horn or trumpet
Roger Parsons
10 April 2024 13:51:18
Originally Posted by: ARTzeman 

Have watched PUFFIN CAM.. Saw puffins rafting and some flying around the holes.
Watched for a few years now. ARTDEMOLE. Also when another Wild About Britain site was still active.

Have you tried the link I gave to the Loch of the Lowes Ospreys? Worth watching for the Scottish weather too!
https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/watch-wildlife-online/loch-of-the-lowes-webcam/ 
 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
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