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AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 21 Nov 2013 12:37

Jane Golfinch is a small finch with quite a bit of red on it.

kandj

kandj Report 21 Nov 2013 22:59

Once seen, never forgotten. We don't get the goldfinch very often here in Yorkshire..... well not in our garden anyway, but it's a real beauty to see.

Jane

Jane Report 22 Nov 2013 19:19

Yes it is a Goldfinch I have :-D.I'm so pleased :-D :-D…Hopefully I can get this post done as my internet keeps dropping out :-S :-S.I will press the submit button quick

kandj

kandj Report 22 Nov 2013 23:18

Jane the Goldfinch is really pretty, it must like your berry sticks.

I watched 3 mega big and bushy conifers being cut down in the neighbourhood today. It looks very spacious now but what will happen to the garden birds who will have sheltered and nested in there for years now that Winter is almost upon us??? Perhaps they will make their way to our garden and use our lop-sided tree..... i do hope so.

Jane

Jane Report 23 Nov 2013 18:17

Kandj.I worried myself sick when we had trees and the big Yew hedge done.Wondering what would happen to the birds.But the tree surgeon said they would be fine as there would be no nesting babies and the birds would just find somewhere else to make home.

I have just been outside the back door and can hear a horrible noise.It is an animal.
I am hoping it just might be a Deer calling and nothing in trouble.It sounds a bit like a dog barking with a sore throat.But is definitely not a dog.I hate hearing noises like this and not knowing exactly what it is..Maybe a Fox or even a Badger.I will worry now :-S

Jane

Jane Report 25 Nov 2013 18:07

I have heard the 'animal ' noise again .It seems to be about the same time each evening.It must be a Deer.I don't think now it is something in distress (thank goodness).

kandj

kandj Report 25 Nov 2013 21:27

That sort of noise would freak me out Jane. I really am a wuss!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Nov 2013 12:48

Sounds as if it could be a fox Jane.

Not a lot of birds here still but we did have a Chaffinch in the garden this morning, just one. And for the second day running we had a starling sitting on our TV aerial singing its heart out. Don't often hear starlings sing like that, in fact I looked up because I thought it was a blackbird or a Robin. :-)

kandj

kandj Report 26 Nov 2013 15:03

Lots of seagulls swooping around today, keeping others away.

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 26 Nov 2013 15:38

How sad is this :-( some wolves have escaped from my local zoo and two have been shot, another one is still on the loose :-0

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-25091939

Lesley x

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Nov 2013 16:15

oh that is sad, beautiful creatures. I am puzzled as to why they were shot and not stunned if they are not considered a risk to the public? It doesn't say.

Jane

Jane Report 26 Nov 2013 17:48

That is tragic :-(.I wonder how the fence became damaged to enable the Wolves to escape.I too wonder why they weren't stunned .There must be a good reason for killing them.I hope the one on the loose can be caught safely and returned to the Zoo.
I expect people living nearby will be keeping their pets in tonight if the lone wolf is still out there.He will wanting his supper :-S

Ann I do think the noise I heard is a Deer rather than a fox.I look ed up 'Barking Deer'
and it does sound about the same,and I know there are Deer sometimes in the back field and little Spinney.
The land is due to be built on at some point plus 2 more fields are to be used for housing.Where will all the wildlife go???I just think it is so sad :-(

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 26 Nov 2013 18:12

According to our local news 5 wolves escaped, 1 wolf returned to the enclosure 2 were stunned and 2 were shot.

Lesley x

kandj

kandj Report 26 Nov 2013 18:30

Oh dear, what a shame they look beautiful however I wouldn't want to meet up
with one. I do hope that the remaining wolf will be safe outside of his enclosure and can be returned safely without shooting the animal. A great loss to the zoo.

Jane

Jane Report 26 Nov 2013 21:25


I have had another google for 'Barking Deer'.It is a Muntjac Deer I can hear.
Have a google for it and you will know exactly the sound I hear :-D.It sounds a bit like a Dog Bark ..hence the the name I suppose.
I would never have imagined a Deer would make that kind of sound.Isn't the Internet brilliant for finding out things :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Nov 2013 21:46

Lovely to hear it so close and good to know it isn't anything scary :-)

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 26 Nov 2013 21:55

Well you learn something new everyday :-D we get munjac around hear but I have never heard one bark :-(

Lesley x

Jane

Jane Report 26 Nov 2013 21:58

Ann I will sleep peacefully now lol
There is nothing worse for me than lying awake at night hearing 'weird noises' and imagining some poor animal is in trouble.They need to learn to be a bit quieter and not put the wind up me :-D :-D.Needless to say my OH never hears a darned thing,and thinks I am just imagining things :-S :-S

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Nov 2013 22:35

Lol, once my hearing aids are out I don't hear anything either :-D

Jane

Jane Report 27 Nov 2013 19:43

Ann,those noises at night can be a bit 'scary' especially when you don't know what they are.I often have to stick my fingers in my ears so as not to hear them :-S
I say scary,but that is not the right word. It is just not knowing what the sounds are.
I always imagine the worst ,thinking some animal is in distress .But if I thought sensibly I would realise it is just Nature :-D,and a lot of creatures come out at night.