I know we had a post a while ago about all the birds on Parkland Walk but just wanted to add that I've spent a happy 15 minutes watching about 10 starlings and 20 sparrows fighting it out in my back garden over the bird feeders.
Also, I planted a native hedge 2 years ago (hawthorn, blackthorn, dogrose, field maple, hazel and one I can't remember and don't recognise - a 5m long, 1m wide hedge) and it was covered in sparrows eating the insects.
There used to be no sparrows at all in our back garden and these two relatively small things have brought them back.
It makes me very happy.
Feel free to shout "hippy" at me in an Eric Cartman voice. Only the Eric Cartman voice is acceptable though.
Even more tenuous link, only in so far that it's positive...
I walked down Stoke Newington Church St yesterday afternoon, and it genuinely made me glad to live in Stroud Green. I love its diversity. I'm astonished at how the white middle class have managed to carve out their own ghetto there - in the middle of Hackney of all places!
Hurray for SG.
Back to the wildlife...
I saw a baby rat crawling across the road towards the yellow car wash outside FP on Friday. It wasn't crawling very fast; I think it had a limp.
It made me feel slightly queasy - I haven't thought about it very much.
@KJ - apart from Rasa(s), I don't quite see the point of SNCS.
Haven't been to SNCS for ages, although I used to think the point of it was the second-hand book shops (are they still there) and Abney Park Cemetry. That's the kind of place I'd like to be buried!
@pete - morning deary. what?
Last time I went to Rasa I misordered and everything was very similar, but all were nice.
There was one thing though that had lots of woody stalks in it - it said so on the menu, but I didn't think it'd be quite so woody.
We must live quite close as mine is one of the cats that is taunted by the squirrels near the railway. It always entertains me how little effort they make to be inconspicuous!
ooh, I thought I heard tawny owls along parkland walk the other day, but as it was the afternoon I ruled it out. It was very overcast though, perhaps they were confused.
Is St Peter in Chains a band? Seriously, is it a real church or am I being really dim/old?
One of our dog's very few signs of intelligence is that he recognises the word "squirrel".
One of our dog's very many signs of dim-wittedness is that I am able to use it every single time to distract him from naughtiness, squirrel presence or not!
He's never caught one, in case anyone was wondering/worried! Would love to see what he did with one if he ever caught it in water!
@ emma - I think they're the harlequin ladybirds that are wiping out our native ladybirds. Does that fit with emo ethos?
Hi Greg - if you're announcing an event like that, it's worth creating a new thread so everyone will see it. Also, we can make it 'sticky' in the few days before it, so it stays at the top of the page.
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