November top trumps

(15 Posts)
ArielThePiraticalMermaid Tue 04-Dec-12 14:38:19

<shuffles in, having been absent since June. Sorry>

Waxwings, you say? Hard winter on its way. I was about to start a waxwing thread.

FryingNemo Mon 03-Dec-12 16:12:51

Ah, we're not in November anymore...

FryingNemo Mon 03-Dec-12 16:12:22

A honking great wild boar poised at the edge of the road ready to charge. They really worry me. DH hit one once with the car. Or rather I should say, DH and his car were once was hit by one. The car was severely damaged and the pig ran off with narry a limp nor scratch as far as he could tell.

iseenodust Thu 29-Nov-12 21:40:02

An otter is something special. envy I've only seen one once and that was in the distance in a sea loch up by Skye.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 16:05:15

Niggle - for a moment when I saw 'buggy walk' I thought, 'ok, so what sort of bugs....' grin

I saw a nuthatch too yesterday, quite close. And a lot of the usual waterfowl - coots (loads of them), mute swans with cygnets, mallards, gadwall, goldeneyes, tufties, shoveller, comorant, a lesser white egret, heron, black backed gull, black headed gull, redshank, widgeon, snipe, teal.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 15:58:39

I've seen an otter at long last! smile That's been on my 'bucket list' for a long time.

We went to Leighton Moss yesterday morning, DH caught a glimpse of one which I missed. We did see some marsh tits, the first time we've realised what they were, must have seen them there before.

So we went back today - again I just missed one sighting, then DH saw it again from another hide...and despite him giving totally misleading description of where it was I saw it for a moment, looked like it had a biggish eel.

Nigglenaggle Mon 26-Nov-12 21:48:12

Nuthatches, while out on a buggy walk - don't see too many of the sneaky beasties here, although remember a holiday in Prague where they seemed to be around every corner

iseenodust Thu 22-Nov-12 20:21:21

She been socialising out at sea again ?
www.northerndivers.co.uk/

GrimmaTheNome Thu 22-Nov-12 19:02:52

I have seen bugger all for ages, but was reminded of this pleasant spot by Ariel boasting mentioning elsewhere that she'd seen a Great Northern Diver. Hopefully she'll remember too to get her bescaled arse over here with details.

iseenodust Mon 19-Nov-12 21:21:46

Seems we slumbered through Oct top trumps but are now back!
I do like this quiet yet interesting corner of MN.

Nigglenaggle Mon 19-Nov-12 21:09:43

I read that as cow and had a slightly odd picture in my mind...

peeriebear Mon 19-Nov-12 20:52:33

A great honking V of exiting geese smile
A red kite, very low over my street and being buzzed by a horrified crow.

Nigglenaggle Mon 19-Nov-12 20:46:20

Fox. Tonight, doing a death run in front of the car.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 19-Nov-12 13:36:07

A goshawk. While walking dogs.

iseenodust Mon 19-Nov-12 13:34:35

For the first time I have seen a wax wing. In fact a tree full of them, as a friend and I were having a coffee at a garden centre.

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