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Charlie is back



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Isn't it lovely to see them come 'home' Amy? looks like he and the Missus are still on speaking terms :o)

20 Mar, 2015

 

He's magnificent. Funny isn't it how in humans it's the girls who have the colours whereas in animals and birds it's often the other way around?

20 Mar, 2015

 

Hello Handsome Charlie, hope to see you and your Missus in Mossley when you get time ;0)) what a lovely pair of visitors Amy ;0)

20 Mar, 2015

 

Hello Charlie...good to see you :-)

20 Mar, 2015

 

He's very handsome :-)

20 Mar, 2015

 

Exciting, pleased he's brought Mrs along. I've no idea where/how pheasants nest, lets hope they appear one day with a brood.

20 Mar, 2015

 

Oh that would be great!

20 Mar, 2015

 

Hope Charlie and his missus aren't as stupid as the pheasants up here. They usually wait for a car then walk across the road en mass.

20 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

He's been back a few weeks Sandra but his Mrs has only just returned ,I often think how strange that is Waddy all the men do here today is grow great big silly fluffy beards they do nothing for me !Carole I'll send them your way for the summer months ,Thanks Klahanie /Kathy i'm always relieved to see them after the shooting season
Dawn I think they nest in the overgrown bramble field in front of us You can hear them clacking away to each other I would like to see their young to ,Mr & Mrs C . return every year but we have never seen the young I guess they are sent off to fend for themselves .. Linda that could be why they feel safe here we haven't a road near us we have a rough track to walk before reaching a road ,Montjac deer and ducks make their homes in the undergrowth of the bramble field ....

20 Mar, 2015

 

Sounds like a wildlife haven you've got there Amy :)

21 Mar, 2015

 

We saw babies one year think like you say Amy they were nesting in brambles at the bottom of our garden mum actually came in the garden with these 4 babies waddling behind her soooo cute, only saw them the one time though.
Lucky you having so much wildlife :-)

21 Mar, 2015

 

What kind of bird is this? He certainly is beautiful.

21 Mar, 2015

 

It's a Pheasant Marguerite

21 Mar, 2015

 

You say Charlie, I say dinner!!

21 Mar, 2015

 

Meanie!

22 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I would love Charlie & Mrs to bring them into our garden Kathy but I do wonder if our fencing keeps youngsters out something odd is doing its duty in our garden we can't decide what it is the garden is well fenced in and under wired to keep out rabbits and Muntjacs and yet there's often big dropping like dogs we can't think what can be doing it ,any ideas ?
Meanie , NO !!!

22 Mar, 2015

 

What are Muntjacks Amy?
The odd thing could be a kangaroo, they can jump fences, lol.
I thought Charlie looked like a pheasant, but wasn't quite sure. OK pheasant, thanks.

22 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

A Muntjac is a small Deer Marquerite , we don't have Kangaroos in U.K except maybe in Zoos I'm sure if we had one it would be front page news on TV ... Charlie came into the garden this evening at exactly the time I feed the birds he's getting wise he knows when to come , I'm wondering if Mrs C. is sitting on eggs ...

22 Mar, 2015

 

Funnily enough I made Muntjac Rhogan Josh on Friday!

23 Mar, 2015

 

Omg Meanie!!!!!! :-))))
Guess what we had on the pond this morning swimming round loving life a pair of mallards!!!! Took a picture hope its come out ok.
Oooo I wonder what that is Amy strange.
We had something one night rip my very thick metal fat ball feeder from the pole found it down the garden all mangled up wouldn't like to meet whatever did it must've had strong jaws!!

23 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

You are joking Meanie ,aren't you ? what was it road kill ??

Lucky you Kathy isn't it exciting , Golly you sound as if you've got something far stranger than 'Big Poo' I wouldn't go out after dark without some kind of protection if I were you I'm not sure that a Chain mail armor suit would be strong enough ,I wonder what it was ?

23 Mar, 2015

 

"Guess what we had on the pond this morning swimming round loving life a pair of mallards" Mmmmmmmmmmmm - crispy duck!!!!

"You are joking Meanie ,aren't you ? what was it road kill ??"
Seriously. Not road kill - a mate of mine is a tree surgeon in some commercial woods and part of his job is keeping all the different Bambis under control. He's a cracking shot too, one bullet straight through the head every time. The best way by far if we're honest.

23 Mar, 2015

 

Noooooo Meanie ;-) lol ,I like a bit of crispy duck just don't like to meet my meal first.
OH thought maybe the fox but would it be able to do that!!! plus there's plenty of rabbits about which I'd have thought would be tastier than fat balls.

23 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Well I guess its no different to us eating venison ,You'r right a good shot is the best way if it has to be done , Those tree surgeons frighten the life out of me when we had them in our garden I couldn't watch , My step-brother years ago went up a tree with a chainsaw let it drop and took the muscle off the back of his leg he was in hospital in an oxygen tent for ages , I believe they cut out much quicker today !

23 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

We do have foxes here Kathy but like you say the lane is awash with rabbits ,how high can they jump we have a five bar metal farm gate at the front its 4ft high covered in wire mesh to stop rabbits etc. getting in but on the other hand OH has just said they could have come up the ditch on one side of our garden they are craftier than Muntjacs !

23 Mar, 2015

 

Meanie you do make me laugh, this was how we were bought up, anything that moved on the farm we ate!! except when our Pop started rearing greyhounds lol although when he got to his 70s he stopped shooting the Pheasants, because he thought they were too beautiful to shoot anymore...
We have wild boar for dinner, no!! we didn't kill it, a pressies from eldest daughter part of Mothers Day foodie gift from Lidl lol

24 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thats a gift with a difference Angela and very yummy to !

24 Mar, 2015

 

Is it Charlie and Elsie? Mr. Carson and Mrs.Hughes?

24 Mar, 2015

 

DD - bunnies need shooting so why not eat them rather than burn them. That was how we were bought up too. Wildlife are nothing more than pests to the food producers but free food if you look at it sensibly.
We never ate fox though and they were shot on sight wherever they were.

24 Mar, 2015

 

had a very pretty little red fox come tripping down our driveway...he must have come down from the hill behind our house at our backdoor. Reddy was heading for the road lots of chickens up the hill, wild turkeys and the squirrels are very plentiful this winter...they are fed at the bird feeder while the poor foxes, deer and mice must catch as catch can.

24 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

It could be Lori , have you finished the Moose shooting season , also do you eat the wild Turkeys ? we were all brought up like that in the country Meanie anything and everything the only thing stopping us from shooting rabbits up the lane here is Mixi .. we have witnessed some suffering OH puts them out of their misery I must say I couldn't do it ! as kids we would even go out to the pits with a spoon tied to a long pole to hook Moor hens eggs out of their nests my father liked them I didn't ever try one ....

24 Mar, 2015

 

I asked that "out there" question because I'm enjoying "Downton Abbey"on DVDs. Mr. Charlie Carson is the butler and Mrs. Elsie Hughes is the Housekeeper. They've become an item in the new season. ergo...Charlie and Elsie.
Don't eat wild meat at all... don't eat much meat period.

25 Mar, 2015

 

My OH won't eat rabbit because of the mixi, but I love it and hare, love a game casserole!!

25 Mar, 2015

 

Wonderfull picture,well taken

25 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I love Downton Abbey as well Lori I actually think Charlie & Elsie would be good new names for my pair Mrs Charlie will be Elsie from now on :o))
I use to Angela but I'm sorry to say seeing them has put me off , Thanks Briangs I'm glad you like it :o)

25 Mar, 2015

 

Lovely pheasant, I hope he breeds successfully with his new lady friend. The poo may well be a fox, and they take our fat balls sometimes.

28 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Linda there was another lot yesterday if it is a fox it must either jump the gate or come from the ditch side which has wire fencing the ditch has quite a drop which means it would have to come up the side of it and then jump but then they are agile aren't they ?

28 Mar, 2015

 

Fox's leap over wooden fences and as you say Amy they are very agile. I say we have to live alongside the wild animals as we have taken their space. They have had to adapt to houses and gardens for some of their territory.

29 Mar, 2015



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