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Old Monday 18th April 2011, 20:07
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wildlife in the garden today

A speckled wood getting territorial around the pond, and some leafcutter bees checking out holes in fencing. I've been seeing their neat little circles on my rose leaves for a while, but haven't seen the bees until today.

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Old Tuesday 19th April 2011, 10:21
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Nice idea for a thread!

I'll add to it when I have seen something today (or tomorrow!).
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2011, 10:38
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Cheers Kits! Two speckled woods (presumably male!) fighting over the pond corner today, beautiful sight but I wish they'd both settle for half and get on with raising the next generation!
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2011, 11:37
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Pic of the pond corner, site of many battles!
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2011, 15:09
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Don't usually see much during my day, however just saw a pair of mallard ducks in the parking lot here at the school!
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2011, 18:24
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Small white and brimstone butterflies, and several bees and wasps been in.
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2011, 19:39
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The two speckled woods were around all day, and also saw what I think was a small white. A few ladybirds and the usual crowd on the bird feeders - the goldfinches seem very accepting of my presence in the garden now.
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2011, 19:41
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Small white and brimstone butterflies, and several bees and wasps been in.
I'm jealous of your brimstone Kits! I've seen some wasps around too, and lots of large hoverflies (they are about honey bee size) hanging in mid air around the garden.
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Big male Pilated woodpecker at the bird feeder this PM.
Very impressive bird (About the size of a crow)
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Old Wednesday 20th April 2011, 14:26
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Nice Bill! I've seen one once at my feeder, last year. I just happen to look out the window as it was taking off. They are very impressive birds, as you say.
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