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Thread: Today's Wildlife Encounter

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    Running near Tilberthwaite - two woodpeckers nearby - different tone, different direction, taking it in turns. Never heard this before. I understand the d-d-d-d-d-d is a territorial warning; to make a hole in the tree they just make individual thrusts at it, with a significant rest in between.

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    There were twenty Lapwing on and around New Mills golf course yesterday afternoon, then I heard another near the summit of Win Hill later in the evening. Curlew & Golden Plover next to return, presumably. They obviously think spring is on its way.

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    Had a walk along the Goyt from New Mills towards Strines yesterday and there were Chiffchaff everywhere, singing their little hearts out!

    Also 3 pairs of Goosander on the river and a pair of Mandarin ducks up a tree near Brookbottom. Apparently that's where they nest.

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    Saw my first Greenfinches for 4 years. Pair on friends bird feeder near Pendle Hill. Haven't seen them in Otley for a bit.

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    Out taking my permitted exercise - a walk with my wife by the Wharfe in Otley and we saw a kingfisher, pair of mandarin ducks and a large flock of curlew - nice. We are all in lockdown and the weather is beautiful with spring happening all around us.

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    Out taking my permitted exercise - Wood anemones and celandines in full flower and the first violets of the year.

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    Plenty of celandines and violets in my garden. I have a rather permissive attitude to "weeds".
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    A Red Kite floating at about 30 feet as if suspended, looking for its next meal.

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    Working at home. Slight commotion outside the window. Along with the starlings on the lawn, there was a goldfinch.
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
    Jorge Luis Borges

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    Out taking my permitted exercise, apair of Mandarin ducks on the Wharfe and another pair on the Washburn. More deer visible with less folk around.

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