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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #175 on: June 19, 2020, 10:06:02 am »
That would normally be a female sparrowhawk

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #176 on: June 19, 2020, 10:34:40 am »
Errr . . . sorry, I meant sparrowhawk  :-[. (but not a hobby other than caving).

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #177 on: June 19, 2020, 10:51:02 am »
A Hobby (other than caving)...


"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #178 on: June 19, 2020, 11:33:22 am »
The one that subbuteo was named after...

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #179 on: June 19, 2020, 11:59:41 am »
No such thing. (Hobby other than caving).
Anything I say is represents my own opinion and not that of a any club/organisation that I am a member of (unless its good of course)

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #180 on: June 19, 2020, 12:28:02 pm »
Of course not (you have to have several)  :tease:

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #181 on: June 19, 2020, 06:11:26 pm »
Miranda was gob-smacked the other day when she saw a hen harrier suddnly swoop down into our (small) front garden.

We were in the garden the other day when a sparrow hawk appeared from nowhere and all the small birds scattered, one of them into the kitchen!
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #182 on: June 19, 2020, 07:57:04 pm »
Miranda was gob-smacked the other day when she saw a hen harrier suddnly swoop down into our (small) front garden.

We were in the garden the other day when a sparrow hawk appeared from nowhere and all the small birds scattered, one of them into the kitchen!

There was one sat on the lawn a couple of years ago. It was surrounded by black feathers & eyeing me rather defiantly, whilst devouring the former owner of said feathers.
It flew off leaving nowt behind except 2 claws & the beak!
Ate it's bloody fill & left me to pick up the bill. 

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #183 on: June 19, 2020, 08:09:58 pm »
We were startled yesterday morning by a 'thunk' on the kitchen window.  It turned out to be a magpie carrying a fledgling blackbird.
By the time we realised what was happening, the magpie had pinned the baby blackbird to the ground and had begun to devour its still-struggling victim.
Meanwhile, mother and father blackbird shrieked at and dive-bombed the magpie - to no avail - but heart-breakingly, they continued trying to chase off the magpie long after their offspring had expired.

No, we didn't intervene, it would have been too late, and we figured the magpie might as well have its fill rather than go off and kill something else.

I know one shouldn't anthropomorphise nature, but I can't help thinking of magpies as vicious, murdering thugs, even if they are intelligent and have immaculate dress-sense.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #184 on: June 19, 2020, 08:34:27 pm »
The blackbirds probably have more that they wanted to keep it away from.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #185 on: June 19, 2020, 10:52:21 pm »


Use the Sunflower hearts.
Use black sunflower seeds. Make 'em work for it!
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