General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

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  1. phantom snowflake

     /  May 1, 2018

    Underrated jazz/rock instrumental:

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  May 1, 2018

    I saw a parrot across the road today. It didn’t look like a rosella, so somebody’s pet may have done a runner.

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    • Gezza

       /  May 1, 2018

      Hetty is a small but gutsy little sparrer, not a dunnock. In fact, most of my flock of dunnocks is sparrers 😦

      I actually have fewer dunnocks than sparrers. My sparrers smaller than wot I remember them from before.

      When I went into my kitchen about 4.30 pm the four pooks were on the lawn, and suddenly I had about 4 lady sparrers fluttering like hummingbirds a foot from the window. They did this yesterday too.

      They obviously keep an eye out for the pooks, & when they see them all in my yard in the morning and the late afternoon, the sparrers all assemble nearby too.

      Of course when I whipped the cellcam out to catch these birds doing this neat-looking hovering thing, none of them were interested in repeating the feat. Until I put the cellcam away! >:D

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  May 1, 2018

        I have them flying from tree to tree like a relay race. It looks very strange. Now that I know how many are dunnocks and not house sparrers, I wonder that I didn’t notice or wonder how there were so many sparrers. They look quite different (memo to self, no bibs)

        I don’t see it so much on this lawn because trees are in the way, but I love to see goldfinches ‘marching’ with military precision. Graze, graze, graze….HOP ! and so on. One gives the cue and they all follow.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 1, 2018

          I am seeing a reasonable number of admiral butterflies. It’s hard to tell what they are from the back (red or black) but they’re admirals.

          Sparrers are the ultimate survivors; remember when they went down to 1/10 of their number ?

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  3. Gezza

     /  May 1, 2018

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