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post #31 of 55 (permalink) Old 29-05-2020, 07:30 Thread Starter
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Live in a very rural location in a tiny village almost on the banks of the South Tyne with a common area behind our houses, narrow strip of cultivated grass with overgrown wild area behind. Neighbours cats have brought in 9-10 Slow Worms over the last 3 weeks unfortunately 2 were killed, all without exception had cast their tails on being caught/ mauled by the cats, shame as they are quite rare and beautiful reptiles (legless lizards not snakes for those unaware) Photo is of a female caught yesterday and had just shed its tail as a defensive mechanism when the moggie caught it.
I don´t know anything about slow worms so I looked them up.

It would be unfair for any of us to have one as a pet it could outlive you as in captivity they can live up to 50 years.


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Tragic

I heard a bonk on one of my windows, went out and found this.

Poor little thing, there aren't many around here and I haven´t seen them in my garden for probably years.
Not sure what it is on his beak, it was sticky, could be sap.
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Goldfinch? We have seen an upsurge since they started eating sunflower hearts. They do seem susceptible to the finch virus though And, of course, windows
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Goldfinch? We have seen an upsurge since they started eating sunflower hearts. They do seem susceptible to the finch virus though And, of course, windows
I knew it was a Goldfinch Pat We used to have a lot in England and did have some here when we first came, but like many other birds there are getting less and less of them.

I heard a Pirol this morning, often hear one, but never seen one yet, they are hard to see even though they are bright Yellow.

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We had a visit of cockatoos this morning. They are coming very often but the problem is that our house is Entirely build of wood and we had the experience that they are very destructive so we chase them away. We also have a resident kookaburra who has been coming to us for the last 8 years . She is very spoiled and I feed her by hand.
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Cockatoos are like big buddies and they can be very restrictive as well, once they get the taste of wallpaper, or is it the paste, it's hard to prevent it stripping a favourite spot.😄

I would be thrilled if Kookaburra or any wild bird ate off my hand Rudi.
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The kookaburra is very comical-looking, isn't it?
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we live on one of the south Moreton bay Islands ( SMBI ) about 20 km away from “Australia” with only water access and we have an absolute amazing bird life.
This is a visitor from Germany giving Cookie her Breakfast.
This morning she brought her son who is twice her size for a feed..
We also have a lot of Culews In the garden and this morning I saw a plover with their baby. Plovers have usually 3 babies but normally only one survives .
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Shame the first photo won´t open to a big picture Rudi, second one is lovely.
Will you be having 2 regular visitors now?
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How lovely! Are there any predators on the island Rudi?
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