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Sun 16-Feb-14
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How lovely, first signs of Spring?

Mon 17-Feb-14
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Wow, that's a bit early...however when I was hoovering yesterday ( yes I very occasionally do SOME housework) there were lots of active ladybirds about.

have spent a rather enjoyable half hour this morning with a cup of coffee watching all the wild birds in the garden....I think they definitely think spring is nearly here.

Tue 18-Feb-14
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waveThis mornings walk Kestrel on sentry duty by last years successful nest box and a stoat . This afternoon 2 Barn Owls hunting (different sizes and colours ) 1 successfully plus usual game birds ,  rabbits , rooks , pigeons , Little brown jobs that won't keep still for identification and the usual Fosdyke labourers.  Spring cometh.wave

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Wed 19-Feb-14
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How lucky you are, Seth.  I wish that I lived in proper countryside.  I have to drive to find most of it.

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-Feb-14
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can't see them but have robins singing in the eaves above my window , the sound lovely

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Wed 19-Feb-14
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They make a very cheery noise don't they?

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-Feb-14
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I love the sound of robins more than any other bird

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Thu 20-Feb-14
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In one sense I agree, but, have you heard Eider Ducks?  Or seen them?  They look as if designed by Bauhaus and sound like Frankie Howerd.  When I was at Danuta's, I watched them on the loch and they fascinated me.  Beautiful creatures.

I'll try that again!

Thu 20-Feb-14
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When I lived in my caravan a few years ago, we did winter site sitting for a caravan club site at Horsley which had a big man made lake in the middle, we had all sorts of ducks , geese and water fowl on there , but no swans. It was lovely there in the winter as the site was closed there was only us and another couple on the site and sometimes just us, we had all sorts of wildlife and at this time of year I used to watch the deer sunning themselves on the vacant pitchs.

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Thu 20-Feb-14
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That sounds like a good way to spend a winter.

I'll try that again!

Thu 20-Feb-14
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It was lovely TA, these caravan sites all tend to be in the countryside and as the site was closed very quiet, so all of the wildlife came out. Also we got the pitch and electric for free so did not cost anything but food for the winter.

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Fri 21-Feb-14
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What a lovely idea, I love a bit of solitude, I'd quite happily do that as a winter job....do you get paid, or is it just the free electric?

Fri 21-Feb-14
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No Janet you don't get paid, we did it when OH first got his job here. We were living in our caravan full time , so it meant that we did not have to pay pitch fees from October to March, and as youngest son was renting the house in Somerset from us we had no bills at all in the winter.

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Fri 21-Feb-14
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Ah well, still sounds rather idyllic.

Fri 21-Feb-14
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wave  Yesterday and this morning I have been treated to the wonderful sound of a thrush singing its heart out on bushes across the lane.  Just beautiful!!  

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