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Yvonne G

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I got a message earlier today that a relative of Rachel and Abner won best of breed for the American Hairless Terriers at the Westminster Dog Show. Not sure of the relation yet, could be father or a sibling from an earlier litter.
That's great news! . . . but then, you always knew they were champions!!
 

Cathie G

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Was there a picture of the sneke? I missed it! How many posts back?
It was in the nut house yesterday. Heather's picture was really clear and showed the markings. But as usual I can't identify them from the internet or even pictures in books. Only here do I see clear fantastic pictures. It also might be that each one is unique.☺️
 

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I got a message earlier today that a relative of Rachel and Abner won best of breed for the American Hairless Terriers at the Westminster Dog Show. Not sure of the relation yet, could be father or a sibling from an earlier litter.
I liked Wassabi also, so cute. I'll watch for yours ☺️ They're showing the winners on our news every chance they get
 

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There are several different scientific names that could fit.. I can just tell that it’s not venomous… still a danger to my chickens and eggs though!
Yes. Very much so. It looked pretty big too. I'm glad you didn't get bit even if it isn't poisonous.🙂 It was an interesting read though. I did check out more than the obvious one 😁
 

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Yes. Very much so. It looked pretty big too. I'm glad you didn't get bit even if it isn't poisonous.🙂 It was an interesting read though. I did check out more than the obvious one 😁
Life is so much simpler in the UK. We onky have 3 species of snake. Only one of them is venomous and that’s very small and, while you might need a trip to hospital A&E, it certainly isn’t going to kill you.
 

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Good morning/afternoon all.
So far I've wasted the best part of a morning trying to help a bee who was going beserk on the path.
He looks as if he's twerking with his back end and also sits up on it and seems to be cleaning his abdomen. His wings are fine but he's not atempting to fly and his legs all look OK.
I wondered if he had some spiders web on his feet so tried using a small paint brush to catch any but no luck.
I've put him in a conatiner with some wet kitchen paper and an old gardening glove and plant material/flowers hoping he'll just take off when he's ready but 2 hours later he's still there. Very strange.

It's very sunny here again but there may be thunderstorms on the way over the next few days.
Lola is busy outside re arranging his enclosure, I'm sure he'll enjoy some basking time when he's finished.
I'm not planning on doing much.
Have a good Tuesday.
TTFN
 

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Good morning/afternoon all.
So far I've wasted the best part of a morning trying to help a bee who was going beserk on the path.
He looks as if he's twerking with his back end and also sits up on it and seems to be cleaning his abdomen. His wings are fine but he's not atempting to fly and his legs all look OK.
I wondered if he had some spiders web on his feet so tried using a small paint brush to catch any but no luck.
I've put him in a conatiner with some wet kitchen paper and an old gardening glove and plant material/flowers hoping he'll just take off when he's ready but 2 hours later he's still there. Very strange.

It's very sunny here again but there may be thunderstorms on the way over the next few days.
Lola is busy outside re arranging his enclosure, I'm sure he'll enjoy some basking time when he's finished.
I'm not planning on doing much.
Have a good Tuesday.
TTFN

I had a bird like that the other day.
He just sat on the driveway mumbling to himself....
“Auckkk.... bugger it, it’s too hot to fly.”
“ if yer thinkin’ a eatin’ me lady yer in for a right kick in the backside!”
(Said like a REAL Scotsman, with a wee hat on).... 😂
Soooo.... I put out a bowl of water, some bread and let him do what he had to do for himself...
I figured .... my backside was waaayyyy big enough already...? 🙁
 

Lyn W

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I had a bird like that the other day.
He just sat on the driveway mumbling to himself....
“Auckkk.... bugger it, it’s too hot to fly.”
“ if yer thinkin’ a eatin’ me lady yer in for a right kick in the backside!”
(Said like a REAL Scotsman, with a wee hat on).... 😂
Soooo.... I put out a bowl of water, some bread and let him do what he had to do for himself...
I figured .... my backside was waaayyyy big enough already...? 🙁
I love the birds in my garden. It's been quite noisy for a few days I think some sparrow fledglings were still calling to be fed but Mother Sparrow had obviously had enough of her youngsters and left them to it. She's probably busy laying another clutch so will have to go through it all over again.

My bee isn't looking very good. He's probably worn himself out doing whatever he was doing. I've left him some more sugared water to see if he'll revive but don't think he will, it's been too long.
 

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If you want noisy birds, come to the rescue. The starling boom has taken off and it is deafening. We have two big enclosures with youngsters in them and if my feeding partner and I happened to be doing both at the same time the noise levels were almost painful!

At the cuter end of the scale I was feeding this tiny Treecreeper who dozed off on my hand.
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Google picture of an adult.
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And also this little pied wagtail.
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Google picture of an adult.
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In another cage we had 3 young Jackdaws and a young Carrion Crow. The Carrion Crow is starting to feed himself, but the Jackdaws kept begging from him so he fed them. I intervened and fed the Jackdaws. The Crow moved to the back and just gave me a look as if to say “Where were you? I’ve been doing your job! It’s not good enough!” 😂
 

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Life is so much simpler in the UK. We onky have 3 species of snake. Only one of them is venomous and that’s very small and, while you might need a trip to hospital A&E, it certainly isn’t going to kill you.
That's interesting that you only have 3 species. We have so many different ones and some that mimic venomous ones to boot. I've always had an interest in knowing what I'm seeing because...if there's a snake in the yard I'll probably step on it. I don't know how I have never been bit. Except for the grace of God.🙂
 
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