Wildlife & Gardens

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Sting, May 7, 2019.

  1. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Damn spell check
    Meister mower is a manual push one so about as quiet & considerate as possible. Mainly because the putting green at meister towers is so small that to faff about plugging in an electric one takes longer than manually mowing the whole lot.

    Seriously considering buying a flock of micro goats to keep it under control.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
  2. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Good thread. I'd missed all this speculation about the state of Diamond's pecker and the threat to his ****.

    I hadn't know this about woodpeckers, but apparently they do predate nest boxes. Nature tooth and claw in the garden.

    Last week a Sparrowhawk killed a Wood Pigeon in ours. Had already killed it when I saw it and was throwing up clouds of feathers as it tucked in.
     
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    You're lucky it was dead. I had to listen to the screams of a starling being eaten/plucked alive in the neighbours garden. Saw a video of a woodpigeon, presumed dead, being eaten for a few minutes before it suddenly started trying to escape. The females are much larger than the males and it is they that tend to take the pigeons. Collared doves are perfect size prey for them and slower and easier to catch than **** and finches.
     
  4. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    The starred out word concerns me.
     
  5. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    It's OK stash has 5 letters. Beer however....
     
  6. Moose

    Moose First Team

    TlTs.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Certainly a nice plump and alert looking pair.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Mrs Moose and I are keen bird enthusiasts. Many are the times we headed for the coast for the weekend and been delighted by a shag.
     
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    You can't beat a good barn swallow in the countryside.
     
  10. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Reminds you of the old farmers’ balls?
     
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    We've a baby bunny just moved into our garden. It's making our own pet rabbits quite disturbed. I'll need to make sure their vaccines are up date
     
  12. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Air gun, rabbit pie. Job Jobbed.
     
  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Barely a mouthful.

    Ps. You monster![​IMG]
     
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  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I think that little fella had better hope your massive white and ginger chap doesn't get out. I'm not sure it would enjoy the ensuing rabbit sex.
     
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  15. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    She is actually quite small herself, as a dwarf breed. She's been overcome by maternal instincts since he appeared, tearing out tufts of her fur and piling hay to make a nest.

    Her companion, the fluffy white one in the background is a neutered Male and doesn't get too perturbed by anything.
     
  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Let him in then, and let them have their 30 seconds of fun. Could turn into a nice little side-business for you.
    ps those tomatoes look like they need a water.
     
  17. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    They need feeding and pinching out
     
  18. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    ...and god help him if the domestic rabbit got out as well.
     
  19. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

  20. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Can we avoid speculation about moog’s ‘massive white and ginger chap’ please?
     
  21. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Mmm...enduring image...isn't it?
     
  22. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    You can laugh, but he beat AJ at the weekend.
     
  24. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Holy moly Meister wtf?
     
  25. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Defo NSFW

     
  26. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Looks like the tomato crop is failing. Have you thought of offering the gods a sacrifice? The small bunny might do and building a Wicker Man to put him/her in would be easy
     
  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    We have six foxes that visit.
    Pretty Fox is the most sociable.
    She knows I put the food out earlier than my neighbour so she arrives usually by 8pm.
    She waits by my car and then trots over to the bird feeder area of the grade.
    She caches some pieces then crams as much into her mouths possible and returns over a neighbour's garden to her three cubs.
    The others,including Limpy Fox and Cub E ( Broccoli) arrive after midnight,like JJ Cale!
    Bird wise my young starlings,blue,great and long tailed **** are decimating the super soft fat balls.
    The 'Daphnes' are in full voice.
    I've had red wings in winter and there are some thrushes up the road but so far none here.
    *My mother had a friend named Daphne who used to put sultanas in her utility room and the blackbirds would hop in and take them1
    The starlings can take up to four sultanas at a time,greedy birds!
     
  28. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Does "Limpy" fox have a leg injury or does he have an issue .....??
     
  29. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    [​IMG]
    Crushed hobnobs are the favourite snack of Meister flock. A few years ago I managed to get a robin to hand feed.
     
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  30. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    An injury we think.
    Seems to have adapted well to his or her 'limpiness'.
     
  31. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The titlets are in a feeding frezy at present.
    A dozen or so of blue,coal and long tailed combined.
     
  32. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes great time of year. Dozens of baby **** and woodpeckers but the local sparrowhawks making regular fly-bys.
     
  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The two hogs were out romancing on my return just now!
     
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    So Daisy Pipkins, as the kids have named her has gone from cutely nibbling at my lawn, to decimating my peas, carrots and beetroot.

    I have turned into Mr McGregor.

    I've belatedly put some netting over the bulk of the veg patch but I dont think it will be enough to stop the little ****, even if the veg have a chance to recover.
     
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Is there any way to stop corvids from stealing all the bird food as soon as its put out for the **** and finches? There are millions of then round here now. Another side effect is their cawing waking me up, instead of the dulcet tones if songbirds. Horrible bastards.
     

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