Birds will never go near a bird feeder if theres a cat around.
Lots of foxes, young and old, in the Upper East Side recently.
Yeah, a youngster ran between me and my missus on Saturday night by the garage.
Not SG but still fairly local - saw a kestrel the other day on that stretch of walkway near Gillespie park, the bit that runs between that beige housing estate and the railway.
I have seen a few green woodpeckers in finsbury park, especially when training for the marathon and jumping the fence to use the athletic track early in the morning, they were on the American football field.
Dilute a drop or two of citronella oil in water and, using a mister, spray some around the bird feeder to keep cats away. Same if they are crapping in your flower beds or veg patch.
I've seen magpies on occassion tearing small birds to shreds around the backlands of FPR. Circle of life an' all that. Squirrels on the other hand are a bloody menace. Like the cane toads of Australia, I think they're very bad for other wildlife not to mention my tulips. I'm going to start laying dynamite in my lawn so when they come back for one of their many nut stashes, they get more than they bargained for. Although I hear Budgens are doing a roaring trade in Squirrel Pie, so I might start trading the little buggers.
Was stood outside WLM having a fag at about 10.30pm last night when I saw a fox appear to taunt something in the road opposite, I assumed this was a cat. Then almost instantly saw a brown dog with white feet (a Staffy I think) bolt out of the alleyway that is off to the right of the the road opposite WLM and chase said fox down the road. I didn't see anyone with the dog or out looking for it, and it didn't come back while I was standing there.
I also saw a greater spotted woodpecker in my garden, perching on the trellis. Didn't have any fat balls out at the time. It was very exciting though, nearly choked on my coffee. Going to get fatty things to try and attract them.
Just seen 4 young foxes praning around the backgarden, Mum has just come along and taken them back over the fence.
Hope they didn't get a sniff of the rabbit next door
Nice to see the heron back in the park on Sunday.
i hope the heron wasn't preying on the tiny new ducklings and moorhens. i saw a seagull swoop very low over one mother duck and she went absolutely mental at it.
The black-headed gulls ate most of last years duckling/gosling population, but more of them seem to have survived so far this year. The heron was watching the water for fish when I saw him. I've seen a few people fishing in the part furthest from the boathouse, does anyone know what kind of fish are in there?