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outdoors shite - I saw the first flight of cranes of the year!
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FryingNemo · 27/02/2012 18:55

Amazing. I heard them first and then saw them - I reckon there was about 100 of them so not a big flight but a wonderful sight nonetheless. Spring is on its way.

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WhatWouldFreddieDo · 27/02/2012 18:57

Oo, where are you?

5 skylarks on dog walk yesterday (eastern Scotland), so yes, spring def. nearly here

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Slubberdegullion · 27/02/2012 19:00

Cor.

That sounds amazeballs. I also want to know where you are.

Today I saw two goldfinches
[spectacularly underwhelmed]

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FryingNemo · 27/02/2012 19:03

I'm in Luxembourg so we're right in the flight path. I love hearing them go over on a cloudy day - it is so eerie.

Spring is coming!

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FryingNemo · 27/02/2012 19:04

And I have herons at the bottom of the garden.

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AIBUqatada · 27/02/2012 19:06

I heard a woodpecker drilling yesterday

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RustyBear · 27/02/2012 19:08

Did you see Earthflight - amazing programme - I think one of the episodes followed the migration of cranes.

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Slubberdegullion · 27/02/2012 20:04

Nowt Rusty.

Those who would like an Outdoorsy Shite topic are squatting in this here redundant topic until the powers that be give us a shiny new one.

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EssieW · 27/02/2012 20:06

Heard and saw skylarks in Norfolk at the weekend. Plus some little yellow headed birds (don't know names yet).

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GrimmaTheNome · 27/02/2012 20:09

Envy Nemo. The UK was crane-less for nearly 400 years, they are just starting to be reintroduced. I hope to see the flight of the cranes here one day.

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AIBUqatada · 27/02/2012 20:11

I'm afraid that the working title "Outdoorsy Shite" is going to result in MNHQ choosing "The Great Outdoors" as the actual name of the new topic that you will surely eventually win.
That is so teeth-wiltingly naff that I think you ought urgently to canvass better names.

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thisisyesterday · 27/02/2012 20:11

why the fuck is this in world cup 2010 topic?
and more importantly... why does this topic even exist????

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NorksAreMessy · 27/02/2012 20:13

bump

to encourage 'outdoorsy shite' as a topic

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NorksAreMessy · 27/02/2012 20:14

we have a disly greatr spotted woodpecker outside the office window.
fancy red pants and everything

it makes me stupidly happy

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Grockle · 27/02/2012 20:15

Love the randomness of this being in the World Cup 2010 topic Grin

< joins the squat>

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Slubberdegullion · 27/02/2012 20:23

It was RowanMN who first suggested Outdoorsy Shite as a topic name so I'm going with the flow from thems upstairs.

What noise to cranes make Nemo?

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Grockle · 27/02/2012 20:28

I witnessed that

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AIBUqatada · 27/02/2012 20:29

Ah then perhaps they will just call it Outdoorsy Shite, which would work very well I think.

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NubblesStryverFlintwinch · 27/02/2012 20:30

Loving, living loving the use of redundant topics.

That is all
As you were

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Slubberdegullion · 27/02/2012 20:32

There'll be teeth sucking a plenty at the meeting I'll bet.

RowanMN will be on taking coffees out to the The People Of The Shed duty until August.

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Slubberdegullion · 27/02/2012 20:35

But that's all yet to come. Poor old RowanMN. She's a good egg.

What noise do cranes make? And I want a description in Words not some easy peasy link.

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FryingNemo · 27/02/2012 20:41

Now that's a tough one. Ok, i'll give it a go. Have you ever heard hounds on the bay? Well, it's sort of like that but from far off and slightly higher pitched. It also doesn't rise and fall in volume like hounds do but remains remarkably constant. It is eerie and lovely.

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lostinwales · 27/02/2012 20:43

I heard a woodpecker last week when I was walking the dog, it made me ridiculously happy. Also a few weeks ago when it was still dark at 5pm I heard a hundreds of Canada Geese fly over without seeing them (also whilst out with the dog, handy creatures dogs) it was sooooo cooool. No idea about the Cranes though, I just wanted to join in with the general birdy appreciation in outdoorsy shite.

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FryingNemo · 27/02/2012 20:43

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lostinwales · 27/02/2012 20:46

Hot choc anyone?

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Slubberdegullion · 27/02/2012 20:50

Ooooh GREAT description Nemo. Sound wonderful Envy

Get you losty and all your Welsh ornithological encounters.

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