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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: A silent predator Reply with quote

I have a long eared owl for a neighbour nesting not too far away, less than 200 yards. I hear the screech of the young one in the nest every night. Looked for the nest one day last week but no luck. No sighting of the adults yet though.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep looking! We had a Flycatcher nest in our Swallow box this Summer. A bit hairy at times as they drop to the floor on leaving the nest and swoop upwards. Almost a suicide mission with the cats about.

But I placed pots and netting all around as an obstacle course and all the birds fledged successfully. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flycatcher? I had to look that up and then find that there are 400+ species in the family. Never heard of them. Maybe they don't migrate to the sunny south east and prefer the nordie climate!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My flycatchers are a group of Sarracenia and a sundew o the kitchen window sill. Very hany when Iím late taking out the compost bucket!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My flycatchers are a group of Sarracenia and a sundew o the kitchen window sill. Very hany when Iím late taking out the compost bucket!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flycatchers come FROM the 'sunny South' I think the good weather bought them this far North. We had a Pied Flycatcher for a few months YEARS ago.

Welcome back GG. Haven't heard from you for ages. Or is that just me not being a regular visitor myself?

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