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Advance warning of a winter quiz

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Post  tigerburnie on Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:28 pm

One that everyone can compete in,this can be photo's of foot prints, and other signs of animal life.Somtimes we get some of the most revealing insight as to what lives in your area and even visiting your garden.You're looking for signs of feeding,sometimes not very pretty Can't be botherd with a spread but we colectively score our finds between now and say the end of january.
The classics are chewed pine cones , nut with a whole with in side of it.Badger fur on a barb wire fence,owl pellets and piles of poo,if Packhams no nicked it first.So not a thread about pictures of animals,but learn to find the signs of whats around,photograph the evidence and can we then identify what it was.
This will teach us that even on a day when it seems there's nothing around you can still have an entertaining trip and learn some thing.Imagine if you find evidence of badgers in your area,knowing their footpaths will allow you to plan a trip in the warmer months where you can sit out and watch wildlfe,that maybe you didn't know was there.

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Post  littlewid on Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:01 am

I only get time to have a very quick look at the site first thing in the morning TB but I was so delighted to see this. What a wonderful idea, I am really excited about this and am definiately up for doing this, it's a brilliant idea. My eyes are now peeled and on the lookout.
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:00 am

Great idea TB -

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:50 am

Brilliant idea TB. I'm up for this one
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Post  whitestarling on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:33 pm

A little bit of help Guys. I found this site using easysearch in the Charity section. It has different sections, including one for British Wildlife

Click on the link below for access
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/wildbritain/field_guides/
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:04 am

That's a useful link WS - thanks for sharing.

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Clue is near a hedgerow

Post  tigerburnie on Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:14 pm



A shallow hole,something been looking for it's dinner?

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Post  littlewid on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:42 pm

Sorry TB are we looking for something that was hiding in the hole or something that was seeking out the hole? Sorry to be a bit dumb. Also do we get any clues as to where you took the picture? sometimes a bit of reference will give us a clue.

Nice link there WS, i'm sure it's going to come in handy for this quiz.

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:56 pm

I think that may have been caused by a Badger looking for bulbs, or roots to eat
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Post  littlewid on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:02 pm

Oooo WS, you are goung down the same lines as me but I was just checking if it was the prey or predator we were looking for.....and I was after clues (me being cheeky) but i was thinking Badger too Very Happy

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Post  tigerburnie on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:03 pm

First clue was the title,the second is it's just about a full size picture,so smaller than a badger.The hole is about 2 inches deep,but could be re-visited.

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:10 pm

How about a short tailed Vole TB
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Post  Safari Maiden on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:13 pm

It looks like the scrapes the rabbits make in the landscaping around our office at work, but the title would imply 'Hedge'hog.

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:22 pm

Ooooo never thought of that SM clever
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Post  tigerburnie on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:33 pm

Rabbit it is,there are a couple of droppings that you can just about make out.Our hedgehogs are hopefully hibernating as we had snow last night.
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Post  littlewid on Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:39 pm

WELL DONE SM Very Happy . Look forward to the next pic quiz. Sorry to be so dumb and miss the clue in the title TB......The brain is a little lacking at the moment!!!!

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:06 pm

SM, your not on your own LW Thanks for the quiz TB. Must try to do better
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Post  whitestarling on Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:01 pm

As it snowed today there were some tracks on the ground. I took this photo. There are two sets of tracks. One set belongs to something not native to this country, the other set is native to this country


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Post  Laikipia on Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:25 pm

That's a great photo WS

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:22 pm

Clue ones a Posh Bird the others a Predator
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Post  tigerburnie on Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:30 pm

Is the predator a pussy cat?
The other a game bird?

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Post  littlewid on Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:47 pm

WS I want to say a cat and Donald or Daisy, but they are native to this country but it also looks like a swans foot print.....you haven't got Hooper swans in Wales have you??????

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Post  Safari Maiden on Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:41 pm

I thought it was a pheasant with a wooden leg when I saw this on opening the thread:




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Post  littlewid on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:47 pm

Just had another thought WS...did you say once there was a peacock on the farm, so is it a peacock???

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:50 pm

Good try SM, but wrong. Congratulations TB, and LW. Pussy Cat it is, one big clue to that is that the back foot always lands where the front landed. Which SM explains your wooden leg lol! .
Well remembered LW its Percy the Peacock, you were at a bit of a disadvantage there TB. I think the Peacocks photos were on before you joined
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