MB

 

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Garden wildlife sightings


Status: Offline
Posts: 1897
Date:
RE: Garden wildlife sightings


A new garden butterfly for us today in the shape of a Gatekeeper.  Binocular camera shot attached.



Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 358
Date:

A Meadow Grasshopper in a garden in Moston, Manchester this morning.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1198
Date:

Good nos. of butterflies in the garden today,most I've seen this year. Several sightings of Holly Blue ,Gatekeepers, Peacocks,Small Tortoiseshells,Green Veined Whites ,Comma and good nos. of Large Whites

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1729
Date:

In my sister's Audenshaw garden tonight, I was fortunate to see an adult Hedgehog. No sign of any others, but my sister has seen at least one hoglet on several occasions recently.

__________________
Only the obsessed understand!


Status: Offline
Posts: 358
Date:

Three Hedgehogs have been regular visitors to our Stockport garden over the last few weeks. We can almost set our watches 21.30/35.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 352
Date:

Volucella zonaria,  Hornet mimic hoverfly in my garden in Walshaw, Bury. Yesterday evening.



Attachments
__________________

One by one the penguins steal my sanity

https://www.flickr.com/photos/salfordmartin/



Status: Offline
Posts: 1729
Date:

3 Large White in the garden simultaneously today and a Speckled Wood in the kitchen. A Small Tortoiseshell visited the kitchen on Tuesday.

__________________
Only the obsessed understand!


Status: Offline
Posts: 92
Date:

Firswood... had a quick peek outside around midnight last night to see if the hedgehog was eating the food I'd put out, and was surprised to see a fox there, which looked at me and then scarpered. Will have to get a wildlife/trail camera...

-- Edited by Chris Porter on Thursday 15th of July 2021 11:26:35 AM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 92
Date:

A hedgehog has been visiting our Firswood garden most nights the last few weeks. Have left some food out ('hedgehog food' from Hulme Garden Centre) and it seems to love it. I'm also pretty sure there's at least one young one as I saw what I think was a smaller hedgehog scurrying past on the pavement (surprisingly fast) while the big one was tucking in. It always visits just after it's too dark to get reasonable photos.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1729
Date:

A report from my sister.

A Hedgehog has been visiting her Audenshaw garden over the last few nights.

__________________
Only the obsessed understand!


Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Date:

Meadow Brown in my Astley garden this afternoon; my first of the year.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 145
Date:

Red Admiral and Speckled wood in my Bredury garden early evening today.

__________________
Paul Shaw


Status: Offline
Posts: 2836
Date:

Over our garden near Mosley Common, what I presumed to be the same Four-Spotted Chaser passed by twice in half an hour this afternoon.
A 14-Spot Ladybird in the garden last weekend was the first one I had seen here.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 188
Date:

I recently picked up two hedgehogs going the whole hog (pun intended) on one of my camera traps.  

 

https://youtu.be/p07TSC0KdzY 



-- Edited by Adrian Drummond-Hill on Sunday 30th of May 2021 07:19:09 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1729
Date:

Four species of butterfly in the garden early this afternoon.

Large White, female Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell and a bright male Brimstone.

Also the cotoneaster has been covered in bees and other pollinators over recent days

__________________
Only the obsessed understand!


Status: Offline
Posts: 1163
Date:

just as I was prepering to visit the land of nod, I could hear a kind of barking outside the window in my Radcliffe garden. I went and had a peep, and to my amazement, a pair of hedgehogs were flirting with each other.

With great care, I managed to get some pictures of them (now on my Flickr page). They weren't the slightest bit bothered at all.

Ta!

__________________
Which bird is ideal for keeping cakes in? I asked. The answer: a Bun-tin. http://www.flickr.com/photos/135715507@N06


Status: Offline
Posts: 1855
Date:

sid ashton wrote:

At about 11 this morning had a fox strolling around our Hale garden.

Reading up on foxes it is apparently, not unusual to see foxes during broad daylight hours but twas a first for us biggrin


 It is definitely not unusual to see foxes in gardens in our road during daylight hours at the moment!!

Neighbours on both sides have seen them recently, in one case his lawn had been excavated in patches, fox worm-hunting I guess.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1855
Date:

At about 11 this morning had a fox strolling around our Hale garden.

Reading up on foxes it is apparently, not unusual to see foxes during broad daylight hours but twas a first for us biggrin



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 2836
Date:

A queen Tree Bumblebee was in our Tyldesley garden today visiting Crocus flowers

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 188
Date:

Checking our garden camera traps today, it looks like we had four hedgehogs visit us last night. The first of the year. 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 2836
Date:

A queen Buff-Tailed Bumblebee dropped in to the garden this morning, before continuing on its Sunday morning mooch

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 188
Date:

Lez Fairclough wrote:
Adrian Drummond-Hill wrote:
Lez Fairclough wrote:

Let the cat out at 19:30 tonight to be surprisingly met by a small hedgehog helping itself to the cat food.

I thought hedgehogs hibernated during the winter months - especially in these temperatures & conditions.


 They do but they need to be at least 750 grams to survive the winter. Keep feeding it and if it's very tiny it will need to go to a rescue centre.


 Thanks for the advice Adrian - I'll be hedgehogging at night & birding during the day but definitely keeping an eye on things.


 Lez, if you can, it's worth catching it and weighing it. There are several, local rescue centres and if you want to know the nearest, just let me know.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 323
Date:

Adrian Drummond-Hill wrote:
Lez Fairclough wrote:

Let the cat out at 19:30 tonight to be surprisingly met by a small hedgehog helping itself to the cat food.

I thought hedgehogs hibernated during the winter months - especially in these temperatures & conditions.


 They do but they need to be at least 750 grams to survive the winter. Keep feeding it and if it's very tiny it will need to go to a rescue centre.


 Thanks for the advice Adrian - I'll be hedgehogging at night & birding during the day but definitely keeping an eye on things.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 188
Date:

Lez Fairclough wrote:

Let the cat out at 19:30 tonight to be surprisingly met by a small hedgehog helping itself to the cat food.

I thought hedgehogs hibernated during the winter months - especially in these temperatures & conditions.


 They do but they need to be at least 750 grams to survive the winter. Keep feeding it and if it's very tiny it will need to go to a rescue centre.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 323
Date:

Let the cat out at 19:30 tonight to be surprisingly met by a small hedgehog helping itself to the cat food.

I thought hedgehogs hibernated during the winter months - especially in these temperatures & conditions.



Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 188
Date:

We had a hedgehog visit last night. It's been quite a while since we'd seen one so extra food has gone out in case it returns. We have high hopes as it had a feed last night and spent almost an hour in the garden.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1729
Date:

Today, I saw one Grey Squirrel, but before 4pm there was a Pipistrelle bat flying around the garden. It flew around for about quarter of an hour despite the rain and then landed somewhere near the gutter on the side of the house.

__________________
Only the obsessed understand!


Status: Offline
Posts: 1729
Date:

Three Grey Squirrels were the first I've seen for a while in the garden over the weekend.

Also the ivy flowers are full of pollinators whenever there is any sun.

__________________
Only the obsessed understand!


Status: Offline
Posts: 1934
Date:

Quite a few butterflies this morning feeding on Michaelmas Daisies:

1 Painted Lady
2 Small Tortoishell
1 Red Adirmral
1 Large White

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 15337
Date:

Originally posted today by Ivan Ellison:


Have just had a hornet mimic hoverfly in my Prestwich garden. Never seen one of these in uk before. Grabbed camera but it had flown off when I got back outside.



__________________

Forum administrator and owner



Status: Offline
Posts: 1934
Date:

2 Pipistrelle bats hunting over the garden yesterday evening.

This morning a Cricket sp was calling a few times from the plum tree but I couldnt see it.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1934
Date:

A Common Blue butterfly in the garden this afternoon

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 358
Date:

An amazing Swallowtailed Moth this morning resting on the Magnolia a first for us, what a sight, just magic.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1934
Date:

In my Irlam garden today:

Emperor Dragonfly
1 Comma butterfly

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 447
Date:

Couple of years back, my next-door neighbour found a wasp nest in his front garden, hanging from a twig on a shrub, and with a hole on the side. He has 3 kids, so had to get it removed. Pest control chap said it was the most perfectly shaped one he'd ever seen

We get many prospecting queen wasps each spring, though curiously none this year

Many queen bees though this year, don't often see them - had to trap & release half a dozen. They're enormous !

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1855
Date:

Late on yesterday afternoon, Saturday 9th, we had a large "swarm" of wasps, no other way to descibe it, around the front of the house with probably a dozen or so inside, not nice. Luckily I had new can of wasp spray.  A bit strange spraying outside but fortunately the wasps appear to have taken the hint and are not present today.  I don't like killing living creatures but we don't like being stung either. Never seen such a big group of wasps together and was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 275
Date:

An early Heart & Dart plus Flame Carpet, Oak-tree and Common Pugs in my Swinton garden moth trap this morning.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 275
Date:

The bumblebee mimic Volucella bombylans in my Swinton garden yesterday.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 145
Date:

1 male Brimstone, 2 orange tip and 2 peacock in my Bredbury garden today.

__________________
Paul Shaw


Status: Offline
Posts: 1855
Date:

Several bats flying around our Hale garden this evening, no idea whatsoever as to the species but they certainly move around with some speed!!!!!



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 145
Date:

Bredbury. Holly blue,orange tip, peacock and comma in the garden today.

__________________
Paul Shaw


Status: Offline
Posts: 275
Date:

Palmate Newt in my garden pond in Swinton today during lockdown



Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 358
Date:

Stockport

A garden I worked at today had  frog tadpoles swimming by the edge. 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 358
Date:

Stockport.

A lone Pipistrelle at 18.49 this evening.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 358
Date:

Stockport

Butterlies:

Comma and Peacock this afternoon within minutes of each other.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 283
Date:

Pipistrelle bat flittering about my Kearsley garden yesterday a.m.

__________________
b. hooley


Status: Offline
Posts: 2664
Date:

Comma and Small Tortoiseshell in my garden this afternoon. Comma was too swift for the camera.
If I am confined to the house due to self isolation I might try to get my old moth trap working again.

Cheers John.

Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1855
Date:

Lots of frog spawn appearing in our Hale garden pond this morning.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 188
Date:

Two fighting field mice in our garden last night. Incidentally, we had a male hedgehog sniffing in the hedgehog boxes, where at least two females are still hibernating.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 323
Date:

Caught red handed this evening helping itself to the cat biscuits & doesn't mind us watching either!



Attachments
__________________
«First  <  1 2 3 4 5  >  Last»  | Page of 5  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

RODIS

 

This forum is dedicated to the memory of Eva Janice McKerchar.