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2 hours ago, Parley said:

Only a very small percentage swoop. Most do not.

 

Maybe just cull those ones then?

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Headline today in UK says "heatwave to continue through October."

It's 20-22 degrees.

Maybe, "lovely weather to continue through October " doesn't sell the papers 

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On 30/09/2023 at 14:10, Parley said:

Only a very small percentage swoop. Most do not.

 

If you make friends with your local Maggie's they remember your face and don't see you as a threat.  Touch wood never been swooped. They're only defending their young. You just avoid walking under their trees, walk around. It's not too hard. If you do walk through then wear a hat, sunglasses and go quickly. 

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2 minutes ago, HappyHeart said:

If you make friends with your local Maggie's they remember your face and don't see you as a threat.  Touch wood never been swooped. They're only defending their young. You just avoid walking under their trees, walk around. It's not too hard. If you do walk through then wear a hat, sunglasses and go quickly. 

I rarely see magpies here but our friends in the south of Tasmania have made friends with a couple of magpies who are now really tame.  They are really quite intelligent birds.

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I just got back to Perth after a week down south in our new house. Now on my own with youngest till Dec as hubby has moved to take up a job. 8 weeks left till we settle and 'home' feels a bit different somehow. No dogs. Final exams for son. He's managed to score a great summer job at a local holiday park when we do move till Uni starts. A lot of jobs for me to do, packing etc and the weeds have multiplied in a week 😐

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1 minute ago, Toots said:

I rarely see magpies here but our friends in the south of Tasmania have made friends with a couple of magpies who are now really tame.  They are really quite intelligent birds.

My husband used to feed them but they came back at the same time every day basically knocking on the window for their feed making a right old mess on my verandah as they sat there. I told him to stop feeding them. We still have a lot hanging around though. 

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7 minutes ago, HappyHeart said:

If you make friends with your local Maggie's they remember your face and don't see you as a threat.  Touch wood never been swooped. They're only defending their young. You just avoid walking under their trees, walk around. It's not too hard. If you do walk through then wear a hat, sunglasses and go quickly. 

Keep looking at them and they won’t swoop.

Got hit off one whilst riding my bike, left a beak imprint  in my helmet 

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On 30/09/2023 at 17:52, Blue Manna said:

Headline today in UK says "heatwave to continue through October."

It's 20-22 degrees.

Maybe, "lovely weather to continue through October " doesn't sell the papers 

Gotta keep the climate fear there for people 

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On 29/09/2023 at 22:24, simmo said:

Sounds like you are blaming me for dangerous dogs and murderers?  I'm with you... cull them.

Och I'm not blaming you @Simmo.  I'm blaming very dodgy. ignorant dog owners especially the dog owners who leave them off leash when they must know their dog is dangerous/unpredictable.   There have been cases recently where a flock of sheep was killed by loose dogs and of course there are the ones who attack other dogs and also people.  

Yes just cull them   ...............  as for murderers - well I better not say on this forum.

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I like a coffee in Bluewater shopping centre on a Sunday morning but think I preferred it during covid. Everyone followed the arrows and kept 2 meters appart, all the dimwits stayed home. It was lovely.

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5 hours ago, simmo said:

I like a coffee in Bluewater shopping centre on a Sunday morning but think I preferred it during covid. Everyone followed the arrows and kept 2 meters appart, all the dimwits stayed home. It was lovely.

I often think back to the covid years. The bliss of peace and quiet. Made the UK feel like New Zealand for a little while. It was lovely. People don't always look on the bright side of things so they?

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On 30/09/2023 at 09:22, Blue Manna said:

Headline today in UK says "heatwave to continue through October."

It's 20-22 degrees.

Maybe, "lovely weather to continue through October " doesn't sell the papers 

Whatever….my electric blanket went back on the bed today together with the flannelette sheets 🤣

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12 hours ago, HappyHeart said:

If you make friends with your local Maggie's they remember your face and don't see you as a threat.  Touch wood never been swooped. They're only defending their young. You just avoid walking under their trees, walk around. It's not too hard. If you do walk through then wear a hat, sunglasses and go quickly. 

It's a bit tricky when the tree they've nested in is at the centre of a roundabout that you cycle around every day on your way to work!

12 hours ago, Lavers said:

Keep looking at them and they won’t swoop.

Got hit off one whilst riding my bike, left a beak imprint  in my helmet 

I'd have said that's the daftest comment ever, if it wasn't for the fact I know it's completely true! They're really smart birds and know that if they swoop while you're watching, they might get clobbered. I always keep my eye on them as I walk by and then they just hop along behind you and don't swoop. However, you can't rotate your head around 90° when you're on a bicycle, so you just have to grin, cower and bear it. They've made contact with my helmet a few times too, although I flatly refuse to do the cable-tie thing and end up looking like that guy from Hellraiser 😄

Changhong Plastics on X: "Using cable ties makes this perfect helmet more  perfect. #CableTie https://t.co/hzqCpu6aHF" / X

 

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I've just rescued two very tiny baby plovers from the road.  I think the parents are fist timers as they don't seem to have a clue.  They had their nest right in the middle of a large grassy area with plenty of trees and shrubs but they brought the wee ones right up to the road and the chicks fell off the kerb onto the street and try as they might they couldn't get back on to the pavement.  The parents were making a real fuss so I tied Harry (the dog) to a pole and approached the chicks with the parents screeching and dive bombing me.  The chicks were absolutely exhausted and had gone quite limp.  I picked them up and put them back on the grass and went to check on them not long ago and they seemed fine.  Let's hope the parents keep them well away from the road.

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30 minutes ago, Toots said:

I've just rescued two very tiny baby plovers from the road.  I think the parents are fist timers as they don't seem to have a clue.  They had their nest right in the middle of a large grassy area with plenty of trees and shrubs but they brought the wee ones right up to the road and the chicks fell off the kerb onto the street and try as they might they couldn't get back on to the pavement.  The parents were making a real fuss so I tied Harry (the dog) to a pole and approached the chicks with the parents screeching and dive bombing me.  The chicks were absolutely exhausted and had gone quite limp.  I picked them up and put them back on the grass and went to check on them not long ago and they seemed fine.  Let's hope the parents keep them well away from the road.

Hopefully that will kerb their enthusiasm.

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Toowoomba butcher Meat Cellar wins world’s best bacon at the World Charcuterie Awards competition held in London.  Listening to him on the radio and how it happened pretty much by accident. 

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2 hours ago, Toots said:

I've just rescued two very tiny baby plovers from the road.  I think the parents are fist timers as they don't seem to have a clue.  They had their nest right in the middle of a large grassy area with plenty of trees and shrubs but they brought the wee ones right up to the road and the chicks fell off the kerb onto the street and try as they might they couldn't get back on to the pavement.  The parents were making a real fuss so I tied Harry (the dog) to a pole and approached the chicks with the parents screeching and dive bombing me.  The chicks were absolutely exhausted and had gone quite limp.  I picked them up and put them back on the grass and went to check on them not long ago and they seemed fine.  Let's hope the parents keep them well away from the road.

Another bird that attack people.  They have spurs on their wings! Should have let nature take its course.

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3 hours ago, simmo said:

Another bird that attack people.  They have spurs on their wings! Should have let nature take its course.

Now then don't exaggerate @simmo.  They only do it to attempt to keep predators away from their chicks.  I have yet to hear of anybody being cut or harmed by the spurs.

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14 hours ago, Bulya said:

Toowoomba butcher Meat Cellar wins world’s best bacon at the World Charcuterie Awards competition held in London.  Listening to him on the radio and how it happened pretty much by accident. 

Hi we live in Toowoomba and have tried the award winning bacon. 

We still prefer the British Sausage Company bacon. 

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It's hard to imagine the current UK government could become any more unpopular, but they seem to have excelled themselves again. Talk about the north-south divide!

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13 minutes ago, InnerVoice said:

It's hard to imagine the current UK government could become any more unpopular, but they seem to have excelled themselves again. Talk about the north-south divide!

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Best not to keep bringing politics into this thread.

It is just stirring up trouble.

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20 minutes ago, Parley said:

Best not to keep bringing politics into this thread.

It is just stirring up trouble.

Back to bacon then 😄

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