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Re: Weather

Postby Fairblue » 24 Nov 2017, 15:01

We have had a resident blackbird for some time now and a robin has also been seen regularly in the garden. Having had to stop one bird from being pecked to death by seagulls, of which there are many, we do not put food out any more. It's a shame.
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Re: Weather

Postby Kismet » 24 Nov 2017, 15:13

I'm not able to feed the birds as the doves who live at the house opposite come and eat everything, but growing lots of ivy has provided cover for the birds to live in, and they forage their own seeds, berries, worms and snails (I grow lots of snails). They also like me to leave the dead stalks of plants overwinter for them to use as perches. It makes an untidy patch but I think it's worth it to see the birds.
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Re: Weather

Postby Frecks » 24 Nov 2017, 15:49

Pigeons are our problem. We have bought a water pistol and Mr. Frecks hides behind the shed waiting to take pot shots at the pigeons with it.
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Re: Weather

Postby kylie_koyote » 24 Nov 2017, 18:32

We have wild turkeys. They aren’t afraid of us, or our cars, so it’s a bit of a problem, as they are quite large!
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Re: Weather

Postby Fairblue » 24 Nov 2017, 18:41

kylie_koyote wrote:We have wild turkeys. They aren’t afraid of us, or our cars, so it’s a bit of a problem, as they are quite large!

You should get a large freezer!
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Re: Weather

Postby Tracer » 25 Nov 2017, 11:18

Blimey, KK, that does sound tricky :shock: Show them some roast potatoes and maybe they'll take the hint.
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Re: Weather

Postby kylie_koyote » 25 Nov 2017, 13:49

The other day, as I was leaving for work, there was a herd (flock?) of about ten to twelve large wild turkeys in our driveway. I wish you could've seen me flapping my arms and making rude noises to get them to move... they slowly toddled away, into the road, into the path of an oncoming truck. Fortunately, the driver of the truck saw them in plenty of time (they are hard to miss, being so big!) and slowed down, honking his horn, as they blithely wandered around in the middle of the street for awhile. He continued beeping his horn, I continued flapping my arms and running at them.... Mr. KK and boy child were watching from the window of the front room and laughing hysterically.

Eventually the dizzy birds wobbled away into the forest, completely unperturbed. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Weather

Postby Frecks » 25 Nov 2017, 14:14

One word springs to mind KK - dodos :?
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Re: Weather

Postby kylie_koyote » 25 Nov 2017, 15:41

Frecks wrote:One word springs to mind KK - dodos :?


Yes! It’s no wonder the pilgrims ate them. I think they would let me walk up to them and wring their necks, were I so inclined.

Luckily for the birds, it’s a lot easier for me to buy a prepared one at the supermarket.
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Re: Weather

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 25 Nov 2017, 22:15

kylie_koyote wrote:
Frecks wrote:One word springs to mind KK - dodos :?


Yes! It’s no wonder the pilgrims ate them. I think they would let me walk up to them and wring their necks, were I so inclined.

Luckily for the birds, it’s a lot easier for me to buy a prepared one at the supermarket.

Years ago, when the littlies were all still living at home, we went camping up at a beach on the central Queensland Coast. The place was infested with bush turkeys that just loved entering people's tents. I had a constant battle with our 8 year old son who thought it was simply hilarious to entice the turkeys to follow him as he made suitable 'gobbling' noises and lead them into our tent :roll:
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Re: Weather

Postby Tommy Smith » 30 Nov 2017, 18:57

"Spare my days! Who wants to be true to life? Why read about what you can see going on around you any day of the week?"
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Re: Weather

Postby Fairblue » 30 Nov 2017, 19:20

Not me, although we would only have to go about five miles inland to find it.
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Re: Weather

Postby kylie_koyote » 30 Nov 2017, 19:27

Tommy Smith wrote:Anyone got snow then?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY0-SBOOvNI


Not yet. Ice, yes. Snow, no.
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Re: Weather

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 01 Dec 2017, 02:47

Lots of rain down here. We expect it in Queensland as summer is our wet season, but Victoria's in for some serious deluges...

Stay safe, tiff.

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Re: Weather

Postby tiffinata » 04 Dec 2017, 00:32

We got over 100mm both ay home and work. We spent most of yesterday without power as a tree round the corner uprooted onto the powerlines and caused an explosion. I slept through it, mind you!
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Re: Weather

Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 00:38

Very sensible. One of our big outages' a couple of years ago, was a farmer who'd driven his tractor into a pole in his field whilst texting on a foggy day.
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Re: Weather

Postby Tracer » 04 Dec 2017, 10:55

Kismet wrote:Very sensible. One of our big outages' a couple of years ago, was a farmer who'd driven his tractor into a pole in his field whilst texting on a foggy day.



This would never happen with a horse team :lol:
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Re: Weather

Postby Spitfire666 » 04 Dec 2017, 20:41

Tracer wrote:
Kismet wrote:Very sensible. One of our big outages' a couple of years ago, was a farmer who'd driven his tractor into a pole in his field whilst texting on a foggy day.

This would never happen with a horse team :lol:

Horses don't text I think :lol: But you are right, they anyway have a lot more sense than t walk into a pole in a field. :D
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Re: Weather

Postby kylie_koyote » 07 Dec 2017, 22:32

We've got snow in the forecast for this weekend, and next week the temps drop into the single digits (9 F, which is -13 C). I'm feeling cold just thinking about it.

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Re: Weather

Postby Frecks » 08 Dec 2017, 09:12

Yes our weather is turning much colder now with snow and ice forecast for the weekend.
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Re: Weather

Postby kylie_koyote » 11 Dec 2017, 14:31

We had just enough snow this weekend to make it pretty and fun, without it being a huge inconvenience.

Here's a pretty shot that Mr. KK took out our kitchen window, just as the sun was coming up.

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And here's me, doing my best reindeer impersonation, with Little A on the sled.

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Re: Weather

Postby Tracer » 11 Dec 2017, 18:37

Love the sky in pic 1.
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Re: Weather

Postby Kismet » 11 Dec 2017, 19:27

I'm so jealous, KK. We're below 0°C so it's frosty with snow on the fells, but the snow has missed us.
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Re: Weather

Postby Tracer » 12 Dec 2017, 10:16

SE actually went down to -5C overnight. That's probably summer for some of you, but it's pretty nippy for here on the coast.
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Re: Weather

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 12 Dec 2017, 11:40

Lovely photos, k_k. You and little A look like you were having fun :D

Saw all the snow you folk in the UK are having right now (on the news). Causing chaos with the roads and airports by the look of things. Stay safe everyone.
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Re: Weather

Postby kylie_koyote » 12 Dec 2017, 12:09

Tracer wrote:SE actually went down to -5C overnight. That's probably summer for some of you, but it's pretty nippy for here on the coast.


You are colder than I am, at the moment. Today's supposed to be just above freezing, although it will go down below again later this week.
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Re: Weather

Postby Fairblue » 12 Dec 2017, 12:48

So on what is turning out to be the coldest day of the year, what are the FB household having done today? Having new windows put in, that's what. Me :arrow: :snowperson:
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Re: Weather

Postby Frecks » 12 Dec 2017, 17:02

Oh dear FB that is bad timing :? It is so cold here we are shivering in the house with the heating on.
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Re: Weather

Postby Spitfire666 » 12 Dec 2017, 22:19

Fairblue wrote:So on what is turning out to be the coldest day of the year, what are the FB household having done today? Having new windows put in, that's what. Me :arrow: :snowperson:

Hope that means double glazing going in so at least you will be warmer now.
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Re: Weather

Postby Fairblue » 12 Dec 2017, 22:31

Spitfire666 wrote:
Fairblue wrote:So on what is turning out to be the coldest day of the year, what are the FB household having done today? Having new windows put in, that's what. Me :arrow: :snowperson:

Hope that means double glazing going in so at least you will be warmer now.

We had double -glazing before. But it was the forty year old aluminium windows. Lots of condensation.
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