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I love this! 

A newbie helping a newbie, with great results 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Nice one Bev for flagging this up:crown:

Second emoji - first one this year

One visitor in the garden this morning feeling peckish. He is on my fat balls - no comments please!!!!!

 

Taken some distance away as we find this fellow is ultra ultra sensitive to others around.

 

 

A video of the same fellow. It is a hard life sitting in the garden with a pint of Hobgoblin Gold. If it works when I upload it.!
 

 

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Oh Rich, that is simply divine 😳💕👍👏

What a rarity to see Woody Woodpecker 😳👍, wow! Especially on your fat balls too! 😁😁😁Ultra close! How magical! 

Onlyever seen one kingfisher in all my years, and one woodpecker. Both just mesmerised me. Truly stunning. 

The video I don’t think uploaded as such. He comes into the garden every so often but very timid, the slightest movement, such as me lifting my beer glass, and he is off. Last year he came with his misses and we had the two feeding and or drinking as there is an old font at ground level we keep full with fresh water. Not seen so many varieties in the garden so far. We have had goldfinches, plenty of tits (feathered), and read buntings. So far this year no yellowhammers or green finches. A couple of ringed doves are always around, usually snogging. At night a hedgehog or two come out and keep the slugs down. They are rude eaters. You would not want them at the dinner table They make a hell of a lot of so urping noises and chomping noise as they down a slug or worm.

On a different subject I read that trees do like to be rubbed and are sensitive to other trees. Probably a male thing!!!! I am assured they don’t respond to a chat though. We need our trees. Man has interfered with the normal balance of life, if he had not we wouldn’t need vegans and vegetarians nor get anxious about cows farting. As I type this the wood pecker is back. He really likes my balls.

Kingfishers. Another sensitive bird. You have to know where they might be and be patient. They are tiny but a delight or see when the sun catches their wings. @Angelabikerbabe  if you are reading this you might see a kingfisher near to the bridge over the river at Shincliffe, on the down stream side. 

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@G4RHL ,

That is wonderful, what an absolute treat. There was me settling for the sun shining so I could actually hang the laundry out.

Have seen a Kingfisher a couple of times but it was through a pair of binoculars at a bird sanctuarycalled Mere Sandswoods up Burscough way in Lancashire. 

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We get a lot of goldfinches too, Rich, absolutely adorable. Colouring divine 💕👍. 

My kingy was actually on a small stream under bridge on busy road. Was just sheer luck but felt soooooooo lucky. 

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The video I don’t think uploaded as such. He comes into the garden every so often but very timid, the slightest movement, such as me lifting my beer glass, and he is off. Last year he came with his misses and we had the two feeding and or drinking as there is an old font at ground level we keep full with fresh water. Not seen so many varieties in the garden so far. We have had goldfinches, plenty of tits (feathered), and read buntings. So far this year no yellowhammers or green finches. A couple of ringed doves are always around, usually snogging. At night a hedgehog or two come out and keep the slugs down. They are rude eaters. You would not want them at the dinner table They make a hell of a lot of so urping noises and chomping noise as they down a slug or worm.

On a different subject I read that trees do like to be rubbed and are sensitive to other trees. Probably a male thing!!!! I am assured they don’t respond to a chat though. We need our trees. Man has interfered with the normal balance of life, if he had not we wouldn’t need vegans and vegetarians nor get anxious about cows farting. As I type this the wood pecker is back. He really likes my balls.

Kingfishers. Another sensitive bird. You have to know where they might be and be patient. They are tiny but a delight or see when the sun catches their wings. @Angelabikerbabe  if you are reading this you might see a kingfisher near to the bridge over the river at Shincliffe, on the down stream side. 

Thanks Richard. Have to say, I've never been to Shincliffe before, must have a look down there. I have seen a kingfisher on the river Wear at Durham city recently 👍

One visitor in the garden this morning feeling peckish. He is on my fat balls - no comments please!!!!!

 

Taken some distance away as we find this fellow is ultra ultra sensitive to others around.

 

 

How cool is that! Wonderful stuff @G4RHL 

The sun is out, the neighbours’ kids are playing, Kate is sleeping, and most importantly:

The fan worked without making a death rattle when I pulled it out of it’s winter hideaway.

Fingers crossed for the other two still working.

 

 

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Gorgeous isn’t it our Gwynd! Lovely to get the fans out in May! Amazing weather! 😳😎👍☀️

@Marc I took a video of it feeding and found doing that with the iPhone gave a much crisper picture, far far superior. I tried to upload the video here but it seems the system is not happy. But then I looked again at the video and had not noticed what the camera had also picked up. On the fence behind the woodpecker were two ringed doves. They were really hard at iton the job. A porno movie!

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@Marc I took a video of it feeding and found doing that with the iPhone gave a much crisper picture, far far superior. I tried to upload the video here but it seems the system is not happy. But then I looked again at the video and had not noticed what the camera had also picked up. On the fence behind the woodpecker were two ringed doves. They were really hard at iton the job. A porno movie!

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Finally got mam and dads wall sorted and little seating area completed for them, to enjoy some sitting time in the sun, (now it's out). 👍❤️🌞🌞🌞

 

@Angelabikerbabe Looks good, nice and sheltered.

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Love the meerkats! I remember your parents loving meerkats, and featuring in the photo competition and calendar👍

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Love the meerkats! I remember your parents loving meerkats, and featuring in the photo competition and calendar👍

Ah yes, @Bev , I forgot about that. Yes, they do live their meerkats  👍

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Finally got mam and dads wall sorted and little seating area completed for them, to enjoy some sitting time in the sun, (now it's out). 👍❤️🌞🌞🌞

 

The wall is only single brick thick , and needed to be strengthened. So a bit of DIY work was needed. 

Thought we'd make the top bit maintence free, with Keter bench and artificial  grass, so no painting or mowing required. They are getting on now, both 82 years young. 

(Only problem is now they want the rest of the garden done with astroturf also. , a job for another day)

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My parents deliberated over AstroTurf for a long while, Ange. Now they sooooooo wished they’d done it sooner. It looks fantastic and they sooooooo adore no more mowing 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Just back from a sunny weekend in Bluestone Pembrokeshire and witnessed this stunning sunset from our lodge. 
 

 

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Wow Dai! Just sooooooo stunning! You couldn’t ask for better weather either, hope you had a terrific time 😎☀️👍

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Wow Dai! Just sooooooo stunning! You couldn’t ask for better weather either, hope you had a terrific time 😎☀️👍

Cheers Bev, we had a wonderful long weekend at Bluestone, the grandchildren were so happy. 
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Just back from a sunny weekend in Bluestone Pembrokeshire and witnessed this stunning sunset from our lodge. 
 

 

 Fantastic photo@David j 👌

A surprise delivery of cinnamon rolls from my friend, ‘just because’. :grinning::heart_eyes:

yum!

 

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Ah, that is just soooooooo thoughtful of your friend💕, our Nst! What a gorgeous thing to do 👍👏

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