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Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Kevtherev, Apr 30, 2019.
Found this moth on the bottom of a sheep hurdle this morning,
One of my ponds shown below - one of 5 on 25 acres,
plus around a mile of ditches separating the fields
Ignore dates on pictures - old cam uses to eat batteries so I took them out when putting away
I wasn't sure where to post this - @Clive can we have a forum for conservation please?
At a cluster meeting last night we were discussing dew ponds & their cost. I suggested sinking an old but sound water trough into the ground with a water supply & a rough shallow ramp to allow birds & small mammals to enter & drink. Has anyone done this or something similar before? It would be far cheaper to create than a £10-20k lined dew pond! I've had the occasional drowned barn owl in normal water troughs.
Of course if it was fed by mains water it would have to be slightly raised so any overflow would spill over the side & have a normal service box to keep the ball valve above the water level. I wouldn't put it in a grazed field for obvious reasons.
yes, i like the idea - will get that set-up when we get a min
Lookering this morning - between two of our fields.
I've asked the TFF authorities for a dedicated Environment forum rather than lots of threads in the various others. Have your say on whether you think this is a good idea or not here please;
Yeah we see pieds at both our farm and my parents but i've also seen greys here but no yellows
Saw this little fellow on the early doors dog walk today at the edge of our place
We know they're here but it's only the third time I've seen a live one in 50 years here.
Not good, theres TB 5 miles north of you at Watton at Stone :-(
Really? I wasn't aware. I know we are in a supposedly "free" area where they keep finding odd positives.....
Our 2 inconclusives from our test early April are being re-tested Tuesday.
Edit: Mel walked the dogs this afternoon and said a dead young badger was laying on the path near where I saw this one this morning. Is there anyone I can report it to for testing?
@matthew Who can help?
Could be wrong, but on here:
Shy NOCTURNAL animals. Not normally seen in broad daylight.
Is it a cinnabar moth, with its cocoon, on its host WMI hurdle?
I like this little patch of CSS, there's 3 Horse chestnuts and an Ash tree that used to be in an arable field, we used to crop around them where, frankly it was a real pain, I took a patch out around them linking a hedge to another and planted it with a pollen and nectar mix and they are huge this year with the Vetches in particular looking great.
3 chicks this year, always been 2 in the past, hopefully they all survive.
No. Cinnabars have black wings with red spots.
Too much red, so perhaps it's a burnett?