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It's Spring again

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Re: It's Spring again

Might need to start wearing masks for that........ 🤣

 

 

 

 

(and before someone complains, I also suffer with allergies so I'm perfectly well within my rights to joke about them!!!!)

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Re: It's Spring again

Finally....

It's chucking it down !

 

For the past few weeks, the birds have been cooling down by giving themselves a thorough wash in the bird bath, great to watch.

 

They stand on the fence & take it in  turns.

But is does mean the bird baths have to be replenished several times a day.

 

So we put out a washing bowl full of water next to the BB's

Now we had the larger birds, wood pigeons, magpies bathing.

 

No fatalities as yet with the smaller birds.

 

 

 

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No real rain in our area since lockdown began - they reckon the atmosphere is too clean because pollution allows / causes clouds to form ( seeds them ) - our lawn is the colour of cardboard and we will probably have a hosepipe ban and drought warning soon.  It seems that if you stop global warming we may run out of fresh water - how ironic....

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Re: It's Spring again

Tom Jones sang about our lawn !

 

Moisture meter shows lawn fully hydrated.

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Re: It's Spring again

You mean it's not unusual?

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Re: It's Spring again

You can leave your hat on?

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Re: It's Spring again

I find being fully hydrated helps me make sense of some posts.

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Re: It's Spring again

We've just had a hail storm in Milton Keynes!

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Re: It's Spring again


@Lægen wrote:

 

 

Moisture meter shows lawn fully hydrated.


Understandable, as you said earlier it was 'chucking it down'.

Although no doubt if it hadn't rained you'd fire-up your sprinkler system.

https://community.plus.net/t5/General-Chat/June-2018-Hot-Stuff-July-August-too/m-p/1547529#M245808

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Re: It's Spring again

BBC website weather forecast for today where I am was sunny.

So far its been cloudy with showers. Currently it's pouring with rain.

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@billnotben So  far today cloud and sunshine in Leeds. Just checked local weather no rain forcast for the next 2hours at least.Thumbs_Up

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I appear to have adopted a Wood Pigeon.

My shallow stone bird bath was having to be replenished several times a day, due to small birds vigorously washing themselves !

A few days ago, I put out a washing bowl nearly full with water, and now larger birds come & bathe.

Today my adopted WP spent a good 10 minutes bathing and submerging, then hopped out and has been sitting quite contentedly in the long uncut  lawn grass for ages.

 

Just watching it on CCTV. It's pecking away & seems  quite content.

 

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Re: It's Spring again

We have a bird bath in the front garden close to a bay window. Our greatest lockdown pleasure has been watching the local crow population feeding in the bath. Someone locally is putting out bread for the birds, it is obviously getting well baked in the sun. The crows are flying in with big chunks of bread either in the beak or clutched in a claw. They are the dipping it into the water and waiting for it to soften. When they are happy with the consistency they peck at the piece until they have had enough and fly off. 

The water in the bath looks awful but is obviously a tasty offering so is well used by the crows, sparrows and magpies.

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@Lægen wrote:

I appear to have adopted a Wood Pigeon.


Does it respond to the name Gary? Does it coo with an Aussie accent?

 

 

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@billnotben I thought it would answer to the name Walter FunnyRoll_eyes