WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done

Nurse Ratched 12:27 Fri Mar 27
For WHO's birders
I thought you might like this video.


It's a compilation of different birds singing. Beautiful photography. If you expand the 'title' under the video it gives a list of species and the times they pop up in the video. Most of the species are familiar to us in the UK, but there are some 'exotics' (the cranes - wow, what a noise!)

It was filmed in Belarus. The guy has a channel you can subscribe to.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and maybe it'll take your mind off you-know-what for a few blessed minutes.

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zebthecat 11:30 Fri Jan 14
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Crassus 7:50 Thu Jan 13

I have seen a few as well. The big bumble bees fly whenever it is warm enough but I have a few honey bees on the winter jasmine as well.

azel senior 11:18 Fri Jan 14
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Had a few hours at Cliffe Pools the other day, and saw a murmuration of Dunlin that lasted about an hour. Literally thousands of 'em. Not a peep out of them at times, but still really loud with their swooping.
Amazing stuff.

Crassus 7:50 Thu Jan 13
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Those that meander through oblivious to the natural world are blind to the beauty of life

I even saw a bee, Boxing Day, ‘buzzing’ a winter budding shrub, that I have never seen so early

zebthecat 7:24 Thu Jan 13
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The sparrows here are always noisy and there are loads of them.
Also saw a pair of dunnocks today scouting the hedge.

Crassus 7:21 Thu Jan 13
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Two pairs of roe - bloody predictive text

Crassus 7:19 Thu Jan 13
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It’s all happening here too
The resident robin has upped his security game, blackbirds in tandem, the yob squad of starlings climbing all over the feeders, wood pigeons feasting, tits galore, sparrows a plenty and a little wren hopping nervously
A recent arrival of a pied wagtail and above red kites circling like bloody Dorniers
Still feeding the fox family at night and deer have appeared, the small muntjacs and two pairs of toed
As observed elsewhere, spring plants are shooting and the days getting longer

What a time to be alive!

BillyJenningsBoots 7:08 Thu Jan 13
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This is all very nice and relaxed Nursie.... Top work!

Yes blackbirds pairing up in the garden today 2's company 3's a crowd and lots or sparrows making a lot of noise!

ray winstone 5:37 Thu Jan 13
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Pesky fucking Parakeets in Upminster screeching every afternoon, cunts.

Tomshardware 5:12 Thu Jan 13
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Saw 2 robins fighting at dusk yesterday, Blackbirds are singing quietly at first light.

gph 7:18 Tue Jan 11
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Some of the poor little bastards will think it's breeding season all year round.

They'll be falling out of the trees, exhausted.

zebthecat 7:13 Tue Jan 11
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Reckon so - saw a couple of bats on the hunt this afternoon as the light faded. Also the jackdaws have started nest building in the chimney again.

WHU(Exeter) 7:06 Tue Jan 11
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Definitely, have got tulips coming up already and I think every year before they haven't shown for weeks after this lot.

Nurse Ratched 7:00 Tue Jan 11
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The blackbirds have been singing for the last week and robin song has become less languid and melancholy and more strident and FRANTIC. Think zeb might be right about spring coming early.

lab 6:24 Tue Jan 11
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AH , that’s where I was , just a couple of hundred yards from the Waterwitch .

Aalborg Hammer 5:11 Tue Jan 11
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Lab..I was down there at the weekend hoping to catch a decent sized pike..just a couple of 3-4 pounders..I was fishing in the basin behind the Waterwitch boozer..didn't see a kingfisher though

WHU(Exeter) 4:48 Tue Jan 11
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Put 3 new bird feeders out recently - i've come to the conclusion that the cheap basic feeders are just as good/better than the more elaborate and expensive ones.

Have a jay eating from them every day now, which I'm well chuffed about.

also a squirrel, less chuffed....

Northern Sold 4:39 Tue Jan 11
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Yeah I thought so… wasn’t going to take any chances so I rung the little blue feathered fuck’s neck anyway…

lab 4:21 Tue Jan 11
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They wouldn’t worry about a budgie ,the bill wouldn’t be big enough.

Northern Sold 4:17 Tue Jan 11
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Bird related… had a nice letter through the post on Saturday warning of an outbreak of Avian flu in our area and if I had any poultry or wild birds to contact the relevant department so they can come round and shoot all your ducks… wasn’t sure whether to tell them about the Budgie

lab 4:04 Tue Jan 11
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Saw a kingfisher today on the Basingstoke canal at Odiham.

azel senior 10:20 Fri Jan 7
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Either really early, or late going!! There are a number of warblers down in the far east corner of Kent still, that should have left weeks ago.

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