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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    A bone dry Lab with water around????? How on earth did you manage that?

    Few days ago he jumped in part of fast running river [ first photo above ] and unable climb out, Had to grab him by choke chain and haul him out,,,,,Poor chap almost strangled him,,, Won't go near water now, Don't expect that will last long though Posted Image His name is Norman, but not much wisdom I'm afraid Edited by cerneman
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    A shortish walk in Glen Lethnot this afternoon.  No deep snow, but slippy underfoot. The corries had a semi-decent covering. The Water of Saughs was quite icy. Spotted a Dipper there, but c

    Spider cocooned a seed head in webs in High Wycombe yesterday.

    Early morning sunshine down in the woods today.

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl

    Few days ago he jumped in part of fast running river [ first photo above ] and unable climb out, Had to grab him by choke chain and haul him out,,,,,Poor chap almost strangled him,,, Won't go near water now, Don't expect that will last long though Posted Image His name is Norman, but not much wisdom I'm afraid

    More of a Storming Norman then.... it's scary when the daft things jump into water with absolutely no regard to their own safety, they seem completely oblivious to any danger. My Spaniels are polar opposites with water, Hedley will make a beeline for any water, has to check out every puddle just in case they're deep enough for a swim. Chester on the other hand gives every drop a wide berth, with the exception of the sea and then he's straight in.

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    First Daffs of season out in my garden Here's to Chester and Hedley,, Hope you can have dry Spring and Summer,[ when it finally arrives]

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl

    My Daffs are no where near out but they're fairly late ones anyway. Snowdrops, Primroses, Hellebores and Aconites are all flowering away though, I'll take some pics tomorrow (empty head and dodgy memory permitting).

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl

    Here are a few pics of what's currently flowering in the garden - Snowdrops, Aconites, Hellebore, Primrose, Pulmonaria (just started), a really dodgy pic of the Viburnum and some Rhubarb teasing me with it's not quite ready to eat phase - to force or not to force, that is the question.post-6280-0-50176200-1360082215_thumb.jppost-6280-0-82190200-1360082259_thumb.jppost-6280-0-86235200-1360082306_thumb.jppost-6280-0-50873000-1360082349_thumb.jppost-6280-0-97523000-1360082400_thumb.jppost-6280-0-12671600-1360082446_thumb.jppost-6280-0-22120200-1360082495_thumb.jppost-6280-0-11599900-1360082544_thumb.jppost-6280-0-50283500-1360082590_thumb.jp

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    Here are a few pics of what's currently flowering in the garden - Snowdrops, Aconites, Hellebore, Primrose, Pulmonaria (just started), a really dodgy pic of the Viburnum and some Rhubarb teasing me with it's not quite ready to eat phase - to force or not to force, that is the question.post-6280-0-50176200-1360082215_thumb.jppost-6280-0-82190200-1360082259_thumb.jppost-6280-0-86235200-1360082306_thumb.jppost-6280-0-50873000-1360082349_thumb.jppost-6280-0-97523000-1360082400_thumb.jppost-6280-0-12671600-1360082446_thumb.jppost-6280-0-22120200-1360082495_thumb.jppost-6280-0-11599900-1360082544_thumb.jppost-6280-0-50283500-1360082590_thumb.jp

    Super set photos enjoyed Viewing,,,,,,Can see you love your garden,,,,,,Everything seems ready for Spring,
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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    Seabirds affected by contaminats still appearing around coastlines of Southern England ,

    Map showing locations birds found todate

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

    I am sorry that I have not been contributing much to this forum of late but I have been updating my Facebook page dedicated to the same cause. Should you wish to visit, the link is shown below.

    http://www.facebook.com/naturestimeline

    Yep, it's already been seen at the beginning of this thread ta . Maybe you could post something here too. Cheers! Posted Image

    Seabirds affected by contaminats still appearing around coastlines of Southern England ,

    Map showing locations birds found todate

    It's awful isen't it cerne? any idea what the substance is yet?

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    Yep, it's already been seen at the beginning of this thread ta . Maybe you could post something here too. Cheers! Posted Image

    It's awful isen't it cerne? any idea what the substance is yet?

    No final report yet, but refined mineral oil probably discharged from ship illegally in English Channel.........Affected major breeding ground for Seabirds, Birds that been found represent only small number of birds actually involved,,,,,,,,,Lots birds already in breeding plumage, Mostly resident birds but some migrants from Norway etc
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  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire
  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire

    Looking out on such a dull scene now, it's hard to believe the day started like this. Spot the heron to win a prize.

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    Half an hour or so later down the track, Downton's resident black swans came to see me.

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    On the bridge looking down. I'm assuming they're small brown trout, but Cerneman will probably know.

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    Looking out on such a dull scene now, it's hard to believe the day started like this. Spot the heron to win a prize.

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    Half an hour or so later down the track, Downton's resident black swans came to see me.

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    On the bridge looking down. I'm assuming they're small brown trout, but Cerneman will probably know.

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    Very nice photos,,,,,,Is Heron on horizon of photo 1?,,,,,,,,Hard to tell if trout,,,,, Lots good fishing around Downton, Nice area just past Bat and Ball also Moot lane access good spot by Weir, Trout Grayling.......Good course fishing in area too, Was your fish photo taken in side stream? if so they could be young trout, Anyway thanks for sharing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Photo below three wild brown trout in water mill stream off the Cerne, They spawned late Nov last year,,,,,,

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  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire
  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire

    Very nice photos,,,,,,Is Heron on horizon of photo 1?

    Yep, have a coconut.

    Was your fish photo taken in side stream? if so they could be young trout.

    Yes, near the bakery, if you know it. Thought they'd probably be young trout. Cheers.

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    Yep, have a coconut.

    Yes, near the bakery, if you know it. Thought they'd probably be young trout. Cheers.

    Will be in Downton again during late Spring,,,,,Love the area, Part of series called A passion for Angling filmed your area, Combined soft focus wildlife filming With lovely relaxing music,,,,,Two guys who used vintage fishing tackle, Put bottle wine in water to cool,food hamper etc,,,,,,,,,More than just fishing, back to more gentle way of life,

    Downton by River 1955

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  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire
  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire

    Part of series called A passion for Angling filmed your area, Combined soft focus wildlife filming With lovely relaxing music,,,,,Two guys who used vintage fishing tackle, Put bottle wine in water to cool,food hamper etc,,,,,,,,,More than just fishing, back to more gentle way of life

    Yes, I know the series, I remember watching it as a lad. It was beautifully shot.

    Bob James and Chris Yates were the anglers. The 2nd part of this one (~3:47 in)

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    was filmed on the Longford Estate waters, which pass by about 500 yards from where I am now. Lovely to look at and walk by, but I couldn't afford to fish it.

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    Great see video,enjoyed that, Longford Estate waters so expensive and exclusive, Soon be Spring So can get out more with camera,

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    Cold Wet Green Woodpecker,,,,Having bad feather day!!!!!!!

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl

    I had a major sad person who should get out more moment today.....two Goldcrest's on the bird feeder, I was soooooo excited! Never seen them in the garden before.

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  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Fair to Foul...
  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset

    It Was nice to see Greenfinches on feeder today..Several times...

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    I had a major sad person who should get out more moment today.....two Goldcrest's on the bird feeder, I was soooooo excited! Never seen them in the garden before.

    Super little bird, Good things do come in small packages

    It Was nice to see Greenfinches on feeder today..Several times...

    Have not had any in garden this winter, nice you spotted them
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  • Location: Tornado Alley, west London
  • Location: Tornado Alley, west London

    I had a major sad person who should get out more moment today.....two Goldcrest's on the bird feeder, I was soooooo excited! Never seen them in the garden before.

    There's nothing wrong with getting excited about Goldcrests - they're gorgeous. I was equally delighted to see a Goldfinch pottering about near here last week, and seeing the flock of Long-tailed Tits that visit my garden always raises a smile.

    On another note - the frog mating season appears to have started in Herstmonceux, East Sussex; at least, there are males calling, I'm told.

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    I was very pleased when I saw a stonechat in the garden a few months back.

    Always pleasing to see wrens flitting around the bushes.

    Frogs are mating down here, saw a couple hooked up the other day.

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    The camera shy rural fox

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  • Location: Ashbourne,County Meath,about 6 miles northwest of dublin airport. 74m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold weather - frost or snow
  • Location: Ashbourne,County Meath,about 6 miles northwest of dublin airport. 74m ASL

    The other day i was walking in a park a few miles from where i live,the park has a small marshy pond. In the pond there were loads of frogs and some frog spawn.

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    My Wildlife night camera, that been positioned on Badger Sett,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Getting ready for Spring

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  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but foggy damp weather
  • Location: Cerne Valley Dorest

    The above is subsidiary sett and not continuosley active,,,,,,But had idea that was in use due to fresh spoil,,,Used Bushnell trophy Cam, Was very pleased that managed to capture the photo,

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