Garden Wildlife Page 7

  • DJCopa 4 Mar 2021 13:36:40 2,560 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    It's hedgehog voyeurism is what it is.

    I had this visitor last weekend briefly - https://www.instagram.com/p/CL6sbcbjWPZ/?igshid=1c3ywy2tfabwd
    Great photo!

    We had a Green Woodpecker digging for worms - my stealth mode failed me and the photo I took was of a fence.
  • Dirt3 4 Mar 2021 14:14:07 1,616 posts
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    Anyone got any tips on repelling cats ?

    I have dug up a flowerbed and over the back ways cat has decided to use it as a toilet. The conservatory now stinks of cat shit.

    Not helped by the fact that the cat owners decided to patio over their garden leaving the cat nowhere to shit on their property.
  • RichDC 4 Mar 2021 14:18:27 9,082 posts
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    Another cat.
  • TheSaint 4 Mar 2021 14:24:15 20,651 posts
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    Super soaker?
  • Nexus_6 4 Mar 2021 14:25:41 6,002 posts
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    Need to get that asshole of yours loaded up with as much mustard as you can lay your hands on
  • JoeBlade 4 Mar 2021 14:34:12 6,034 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    Need to get that asshole of yours loaded up with as much mustard as you can lay your hands on
    How will that help repel the cat? Or is this just the first step in many?
  • Nexus_6 4 Mar 2021 14:52:30 6,002 posts
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    Not entirely sure.
  • Dirt3 4 Mar 2021 14:58:50 1,616 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    Not entirely sure.
    I'm always receptive to out of the box thinking.
  • TechnoHippy 4 Mar 2021 17:44:19 19,001 posts
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    After the mustard application you use projectile shitting at any cat that enters the protected zone.

    Aim for their eyes.

    Or capture the cats and rub mustard on their anuses.
  • Dougs 4 Mar 2021 18:01:17 99,066 posts
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    RichDC wrote:
    Another cat.
    Basically. You can get sonar things that seem to work for a bit at least.
  • Nexus_6 4 Mar 2021 18:03:37 6,002 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    After the mustard application you use projectile shitting at any cat that enters the protected zone.

    Aim for their eyes.

    Or capture the cats and rub mustard on their anuses.
    Rub your mustardy anus directly on the cats bottom
  • TechnoHippy 4 Mar 2021 18:34:37 19,001 posts
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    That works - it also marks them as yours.
  • greenmekon 4 Mar 2021 19:08:50 589 posts
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    Saw some goldfinches in the garden for the first time ever, really cool. We get loads of other birds in the garden, always on the feeder.
  • brokenkey 4 Mar 2021 19:21:50 10,948 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    Anyone got any tips on repelling cats ?

    I have dug up a flowerbed and over the back ways cat has decided to use it as a toilet. The conservatory now stinks of cat shit.

    Not helped by the fact that the cat owners decided to patio over their garden leaving the cat nowhere to shit on their property.
    Lion or tiger urine.
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Mar 2021 19:27:48 12,913 posts
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    Spray liberally all over your conservatory
  • JoeBlade 4 Mar 2021 20:49:28 6,034 posts
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    You won't smell the cat shit anymore, that's for sure...
  • Dirtbox 4 Mar 2021 21:38:35 92,347 posts
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    I saw a werm
  • RaymondLuxuryYacht 4 Mar 2021 23:06:03 433 posts
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    @greenmekon Us too! Five of them all at once, seemed to be eating a lavender bush as well as using the feeders. Kids were thrilled.

    Edited by RaymondLuxuryYacht at 23:06:16 04-03-2021
  • Trowel 5 Mar 2021 05:01:58 24,355 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    Anyone got any tips on repelling cats ?

    I have dug up a flowerbed and over the back ways cat has decided to use it as a toilet. The conservatory now stinks of cat shit.

    Not helped by the fact that the cat owners decided to patio over their garden leaving the cat nowhere to shit on their property.
    I use lots of garden canes at various angles in bare ground over the winter - if they can't walk on it they can't crap on it.
  • Immaterial 8 Mar 2021 00:40:22 2,562 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    Anyone got any tips on repelling cats ?
    Catapult and something light and noisy that you can twang at them. Monkey nuts seem to work (monkey not included). You want to scare them, not main them.
  • Immaterial 8 Mar 2021 00:40:23 2,562 posts
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  • Alastair 8 Mar 2021 13:02:59 24,761 posts
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    greenmekon wrote:
    Saw some goldfinches in the garden for the first time ever, really cool. We get loads of other birds in the garden, always on the feeder.
    In previous years we've had a flock of goldfinches hanging around the front of the house. They flit between several of the trees within about 50 m...
    Not noticed them yet, might be a bit early. They make a fair bit of noise which is how I usually spot them.
  • Dirt3 8 Mar 2021 13:08:02 1,616 posts
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    I have house martins.

    last year after they left their nest collapsed and there was a load of mud over my drive. Maybe they will not nest again this year, as often they rebuild an old nest.

    That will save the drive getting covered in bird crap. I think they had 3 broods last year, so were shagging like champions.
  • Alastair 8 Mar 2021 13:44:40 24,761 posts
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    We had a gap behind our guttering years ago and one year starlings decided to nest there.
    OMG.... through the summer the chicks would be cheeping from first light.

    Once they had all fledged I blocked up the hole to prevent a repeat.
  • Dirt3 19 Mar 2021 15:35:09 1,616 posts
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    The frogs have spawned.

    Cat presence appears reduced due to ultrasonic cat scarer and pepper granuales.

    I am going to get another scarer and mount it on the cat motorway.
  • elstoof 19 Mar 2021 15:51:45 27,143 posts
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    Had 6 fox Cubs out there at once the other day
  • Lukus 19 Mar 2021 16:08:00 24,378 posts
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    Noice, what time was that at? I was on the lookout for fox cubs last spring/summer but didn't see any at all.
  • elstoof 19 Mar 2021 16:26:51 27,143 posts
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    Middle of the day. They’re brazen round here, often see a fox or two having a nap in the flower beds or on the trampoline. The garden backs onto a park so they come and go as they please
  • elstoof 19 Mar 2021 16:28:54 27,143 posts
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  • Dirt3 19 Mar 2021 16:35:14 1,616 posts
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    That is some serious garden wildlife you've got there.

    I bet the cats don't give you much trouble.
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