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[*] posted on 23-2-2018 at 05:35 PM
Wildlife spotting on the drive to Drs


Nice to see 2 roe deer hinds in the field by the road then a white pheasant about 300yd further on & the fields 400' lower than us at the top of the hill have lambs!!! Ours not due until late March, colder at this altitude :heh
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[*] posted on 23-2-2018 at 07:07 PM


Lovely saw 2 hares facing off last weekend made me buy a hare print I've been converting for a while :clap:
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[*] posted on 23-2-2018 at 09:05 PM


I think one of the reasons I love walking the dogs or riding is being out in the countryside and seeing the wildlife. We have egrets round the yard now, plus swans, I love that whooshing sound they make as they go over. We get deer too and have to watch out when riding as they do tend to pop up in front of you. :clap:
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[*] posted on 24-2-2018 at 07:14 AM


There are lambs down our way too - gorgeous :D Don't often see hares sadly, and, oddly, all the raptors disappeared one year too - did I mention our wall to wall pheasant shoots......

However, raptors are back - a couple of buzzards and some sparrowhawks are manning the fort until reinforcements arrive.
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[*] posted on 24-2-2018 at 10:31 AM


OH and I were standing watching a Red Kite swooping down on something in the next field this morning, really close. It was lovely to see it.
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[*] posted on 24-2-2018 at 06:43 PM


I also saw a red kite over our field at tea time and a kestrel. There were 2 barn owls sitting on the plastic field posts yesterday. Hoping they produce young this season.
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[*] posted on 25-2-2018 at 10:21 AM


It was Fieldfares this morning, and Lapwings - lovely :)
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[*] posted on 25-2-2018 at 10:13 PM


Saw a red kite too,today as we crossed the road in Ripley.
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[*] posted on 28-2-2018 at 10:16 AM


Saw a hare today too, unfortunately it was dead on the road though :(
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[*] posted on 28-2-2018 at 12:37 PM


Our lapwings were back a few days ago, thought they were a bit early ...think they may have returned to warmer climes now!



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[*] posted on 2-3-2018 at 12:56 PM


We had 4 Fieldfares and a Redwing in the garden yesterday. I've never seen a Redwing before so got rather over-excited :D
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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 09:02 PM


You wildlife spotters might be able to help me. I’ve spotted a black and white bird at the field. It had a tuft on its head. Any idea what it was.
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[*] posted on 12-6-2018 at 07:14 AM


If it had a flash of red too, could be a greater spotted woodpecker?
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[*] posted on 12-6-2018 at 07:54 AM


Lapwing? Although their plumage is shiny dark green close up they look black & white from a distance https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/...
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[*] posted on 12-6-2018 at 08:31 PM


Thanks LJ and Rossie. I’m thinking it was a lapwing. I’ve seen woodpeckers before. Our little owl is still hanging around but the buzzards and red kites seem to have disappeared , unless they have moved areas, seen a fox yesterday sitting in the long grass ,so glad to have them back. Lucky our yard cat needs some help with these rather large rats we have at the mo. Lucky won’t touch them:dizzy:
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