Spring and Summer 2015

A photographic record of seasonal changes in your area.
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Post by airras » July 6th, 2015, 8:24 pm

ppfffff!!!!! very hot in my area, they are breaking records for high temperatures with more than 100 years old :slap: :help: jijijiji
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Today.... :faint:
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Post by Lussi05 » July 6th, 2015, 10:22 pm

airras wrote:ppfffff!!!!! very hot in my area, they are breaking records for high temperatures with more than 100 years old :help: jijijiji
Yes, it's hot, airras :blush:

Liz01 - Beautiful summer pictures :wave:

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Post by Liz01 » August 16th, 2015, 8:12 pm

:hi:
On my balcony come hornets. I feed them with grapes and pears. However, they eat the young wasps.
The Hornets have made their nest in a birdhouse. I find hornet very interesssant.

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Wild bees are also a lot here

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and there is a bumblebee nest. The young now gathering pollen.
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Post by Birdfriend » August 16th, 2015, 8:41 pm

Great, pictures, Liz! Some days before I had also two hornets on our balcony. :wave:
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Post by Felis silvestris » August 26th, 2015, 9:13 pm

It was a hot summer. The squirrels using "Woodpecker Apartments" had a good time, it seems, there was at least one pup raised in the big right corner apartment

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and the holes were still used. But sadly I have to report that yesterday the holes were all closed. Window cleaners were working and I had already feared that they will see and induce them being closed. I only can hope that no squirrels or birds were locked in.



The building owners inspecting the left corner apartment. I'm curious what the will do now. Re-start the project or look for something else?

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But on the bright side. The squirrels at work are more visible again. There is a walnut tree around the corner and one was busy today bringing the loot to a secure spot:

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Post by Lussi05 » August 30th, 2015, 5:18 pm

Felis, great pictures of the squirrels and woodpeckers :wave:
Not so nice that they are without a home though, I wonder what they will do about it :nod:

Roe deers, a mother with two beautiful playful calves


This video is taken through the window, so you can hear a football match on tv in the background :D Here the deers are in my neighbours garden:)

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Post by Felis silvestris » September 6th, 2015, 9:20 pm

Beautiful pictures of the roe deer, Lussi. The young ones have grown so much!


The left corner apartment is still open. The squirrel is still using it. On Friday I saw two guys going there, one had a roll of toilet paper and he stuffed some in:

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Only a short time later the squirrel had taken the tissue in. I guess it must be thinking "nice people, bringing soft tissue for making a comfortable bed!" :mrgreen:

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I'm curious how long this will go on.
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Post by spatz » September 6th, 2015, 10:35 pm

thank felis, for news of squirrels. I am always thrilled, this story is just great. with me to build the ants flats at the roses. yesterday was heavy rain, but construction is intact

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Post by Felis silvestris » September 6th, 2015, 10:44 pm

Interesting construction, Spatz! :laugh:
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Post by Lussi05 » September 7th, 2015, 10:06 pm

Felis silvestris wrote: Only a short time later the squirrel had taken the tissue in. I guess it must be thinking "nice people, bringing soft tissue for making a comfortable bed!"
I'm curious how long this will go on.
They are very optimstic to think that toilet paper will keep the squirrels away, or the birds for that matter :laugh: But they got great isolation for their home :thumbs:
I also wonder how it will end..

Spatz, I agree with Felis, the ants have built an interesting construction :thumbs:

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Post by Felis silvestris » September 12th, 2015, 6:36 pm

:mrgreen: Yesterday:

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When I came home, I first thought "rat", but looking through the binoculars and the tele lense, it became clear that this is one of the dark squirrels having a look.

I saw today, walking on the other side of the road, that the crazy woodpecker also made a hole into the wall of my building. They insulated the side with styrofoam a couple of year ago ...
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Post by Felis silvestris » September 13th, 2015, 2:49 pm

:mrgreen:

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Post by Bea » September 13th, 2015, 4:08 pm

They don´t give up :laugh:
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Post by Felis silvestris » September 21st, 2015, 7:58 pm

No, I don't, and they don't.

The Mrs. recently also took a look:

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The corner apartment is also still in use, now by a dark brown squirrel.

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But they should be careful - after the kestrel juveniles from summer, I had another rather rare visitor recently (the second time I see one here, but after many years)

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(maybe the one from work has followed me home?)
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Post by Felis silvestris » September 21st, 2015, 8:02 pm

And today the landlord took up the work and started building refurbishment

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So, the saga of "Woodpecker Apartments" is not yet finished!
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Post by Lussi05 » September 22nd, 2015, 8:06 am

So it's still excitement in your neighbourhood Felis, very nice :thumbs:
Great pictures!

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Post by Felis silvestris » September 23rd, 2015, 7:52 am

Yes, Mr. Woodpecker started the work again. Yesterday when I arrived at home from work, he also arrived and shortly after that the white pieces just flew around. :mrgreen: I guess the first apartment will be ready shortly.
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Post by Felis silvestris » September 23rd, 2015, 10:00 pm

Works were going on earlier today, I did not see the woodpecker. But one hole is now ready and the next is started :thumbs: :rotf:
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Post by Felis silvestris » September 25th, 2015, 10:15 pm

:slap:

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Two (smaller) holes are ready. It seems Mr Woodpecker has his regular hours to work on them.
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Post by Liz01 » September 26th, 2015, 5:29 am

Felis :hi: , I've been following with great interest, what your great spotted woodpecker makes. :mrgreen:
Looks like, he works more than I do. :rotf:

Thank you for these wonderful photos from the squirrels and great spotted woodpecker. :2thumbsup:
I read about it and seen pictures in the newspaper. This insulation sounds for a woodpecker, like a dead tree.

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