Odds & Sods 2022

Its probably an ideal time to start the 2022 Odds & Sods thread off, with some squabbling starlings....

To view the 2021 thread, click HERE

This pair of starlings were having a right old go at each other, whilst another nipped in to the coconut shell for a food

Mike

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  • Thanks Mike for starting the new thread.

    Spring might be around the corner.  Daffs are starting to emerge in road side banks and sheltered corners 

    Cin J

  • Lovely to see Cin...but then, you are almost so far south as to be Mediterranean lol
  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    PimperneBloke said:
    Lovely to see Cin...but then, you are almost so far south as to be Mediterranean lol

    On todays weather only if that includes howling gales and lashing horizontal rain - bear and I are just back from a walk and the waterproofs may not have coped with the challenge 

    Cin J

  • In reply to Germain:

    Germain said:

    Thanks Mike for starting the new thread.

    Spring might be around the corner.  Daffs are starting to emerge in road side banks and sheltered corners 

    You're welcome.

    Our daffs are starting to show shoots, a bit later than usual, they normally show early December, but this growing season they've held back a month!

    The photos were taken a few days back, during the one and only post new years morning sunshine period, that lasted minutes

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Lovely photos Mike, those Starling are such greedy feeders, I try to make them clean up from underneath before I fill up the feeders these days. Cheers for the new thread, will have to bookmark it:-)

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to Germain:

    I love to see the daffs opening up early, so far none this year but I'd keep my head covered too with this cold wind.

    Lot to learn

  • Amused by this little

    Wren searching for food

    Hope she was successful :-)

    Lot to learn

  • A few from Leighton Moss today ......

    largest reed bed in the north west of England.   

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Goldcrest in nect doors garden today

    Jim

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  • Hazel, You are back at LM again--lucky you! LM is a wonderful place and your reed photo gives a good sense of the peace and tranquillity there. Love the startled Snipe and Mrs BB in mid-stride. Is that a Marsh Tit on your or Mike's hand? Remind me, have you hand-fed them before? Now, if you can just get that Egret to eat out of your hand...

    Jim, Nice to see you. Lovely Goldcrest photo--how did you persuade it to pose and sit still in a spot not hidden by any foliage?! Oh, and there is a thread about a possible meet-up at LM. Hazel and Mike and we have already booked places to stay in the last week of June. Hope you can join the group.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann