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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Hughie » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 pm

glenshena wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:28 am
How come they are all on your lawn Hughie, do you have special grass? There's not a bird on any of the other lawns!
Jean,
We had the turf put down when we moved in 17 years ago. So, yes there seems to be a strain of grass in the mixture that seems to attract native birds. The Corellas are incredibly noisy birds in the early evening. A :clap: of the hands and they are gone - but are soon back.

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Re: On my morning walk

Post by brian f » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:55 pm

Hughie- Your lawn always looks immaculate. Do you have to put a lot of work into it.?


PS- Does, Johnboy still attract the birds across the road . :lol:
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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Hughie » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:19 am

It's low maintenance, Brian. I have a lawnmower which I don't have to push and a battery driven edger, trimmer and blower. I probably spend an hour each week - I look on it as a bit of a therapy break. :)

Johnboy my Kilwinkie pal has moved down the other side of the city, nearer his son.

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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Hughie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:13 am

Check out the bullying Corella on our birdbath. :twisted:


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Re: On my morning walk

Post by brian f » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:43 pm

No messing with the boss :club:
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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Hughie » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:47 am

This was actually before my morning walk. managed to save this spider from the kitchen bench before the wife spotted it.... eeek! Managed to capture it uninjured and put it out the back door. Oor dear Morag would be proud of me - miss that lassie. :( Oh! Those are mini tomatoes. :wink:

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Re: On my morning walk

Post by glenshena » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:12 pm

Jeez thats a horror. Hope Betty didn't see it. Was it inside the pack of tomatoes? Or did it get into your house someway? I think living in Australia has its pro's and cons!

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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Hughie » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:44 am

A neighbour gave me those tomatoes but I don't know if the spider was within or not. :roll:

Here's another one from ten years ago:
Sammy Kerr and wife Rena were visiting with us. Here's Sammy with my pet :wink: spider. :shock:
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Re: On my morning walk

Post by chef » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:51 am

Re Sammy Kerr saw him a few weeks ago pre lockdown He has not aged an iota since that pic

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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Meg » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:56 am

Loved listening to Sammy in the Winton Bar in Ardrossan. Charlie’s was THE place to be for live music for a few years.

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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Hughie » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:04 pm

The other day I missed a great chance to snap a squadron of our local Pelicans flying over the house as they sometimes do. Anyway I caught this one on my morning walk near us yesterday - it wasn't going anywhere. :roll:

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Re: On my morning walk

Post by Hughie » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:49 am

Portarlington / Melbourne Ferry waiting for the city's lock-down to be lifted. when that happens then our son's inner Melbourne based family can visit. We've been pretty open where we are by comparison - our other offspring are like us and live in regional Victoria and have been able to visit with us.

The second image is where I have a wee rest on my morning walk, and although its nothing like the size of Arran the view reminds me of home.

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