Lorna

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 12 months ago

    This photo has just come in. @lorna @jacqueline in particular.

    • Thank you ERICA, and thank you Ashley for the ways to tell the difference. I will probably remember it thus, Brown Willow, and Black Marsh. .

    • Ha ha – I’m not surprised field guides don’t mention it. You would have to get a fantastic shot (like this one) before you could even see the hairs let alone decide on their colour. Both Marsh and Willow are notoriously difficult to photograph – they hardly ever stay still for long. Thanks Erica – that is fascinating info.

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 1 month ago

    @lorna thanks for the cuckoo update below. I see that my cuckoo is now called Bill. I was out yesterday. We went to Blackpool to see OH’s uncle who was taken into hospital after a small stroke while we were away. He is almost 96. He looked well and is keen to go home. Though he is frail his mind is all there and he is an interesting, thoroughly…[Read more]

    • ERICA, I forgot to mention that “Robin” is now Bill ๐Ÿ™‚
      Just read on BTO latest news that he was named by the BBC 1, the One Show viewers after Bill Baily who is a Bird watcher.

    • Hope OH’s Uncle continues to make good progress, ERICA

      Thanks for Vole Facts today

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 2 months ago

    @lorna Thank you for the cuckoo tracing post. Here’s another picture for you.

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    • Thank you ERICA. Who could miss putting food in a mouth that colour and size. Big enough to swallow the Pipit.

    • Thanks ERICA – still amazes me how the tiny birds’ instinct is to feed such a huge youngster!

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 3 months ago

    This particularly for @lorna

    • An amazing photo, ERICA – thanks for bringing it here – definitely a mammoth task!

    • I was about to reply when the phone went, and I had to go out to lock up the ROOMS.
      Thank you ERICA, had a good look down through lots of photos and saw the Wren feeding a juvie Cuckoo, and also a Pipit with a juvie Cuckoo.
      I knew Small Owls were small, but seeing one on a fence post and a Grey Squirrel at the other end, it gives a good…[Read more]

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 3 months ago


    This one is for @lorna

    • Thank you ERICA. I really must get that Dartmoor Magazine. I have spent a lovely 20 minutes plus looking through this link. I had one given to me a couple of months ago. I already get the Devon Life as that was a Cxxxxxxxs present from family.

  • erica posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Do you think she could get up here and house-sit while we are away. When we get back all the cleaning, decorating and gardening will be done!
    @lorna

    • “Mates rates” will apply MARION and ERICA, to cover the cost of train fares ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ but…. when Son eventually starts (soon I hope) to permanently sort the problem with the drain (a brilliant bit of temporary work done on it just recently), I need to be available.

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 4 months ago

    Good morning everyone.
    @lorna I have only just seen to your reply to the Sparrowfart comments. I missed the email alert. I share that address with OH who I think read your message and forgot to tell me. I knew you were a Service wife but did not know your husband was a RAF dog handler. How interesting.

    • When he was called up for his National Service, this was his choice, and he was over the moon when accepted.. For his first overseas post to Hong Kong, in 1954, the newly passed out Dog Handlers took their dogs with them. It took 6 weeks by boat, as the Dogs had to acclimatise slowly.. On his second overseas trip, to Malaya in 1958 (when I and…[Read more]

      • Thank you Lorna. That is fascinating. I presume He was born around 1933/34.

        • 1936, a month after me ERICA. He was a Geordie, and I am a Devon Maid.
          I always said I could wear the full set of trousers from my birthday until he was the same age as me then it was a leg each, again ๐Ÿ™‚
          National Service Call Up was at the age of 18, unless you were an apprentice, then the call up was deferred till you finished the…[Read more]

      • Interesting LORNA – thanks for sharing

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 4 months ago

    @Lorna, this what this part looked last year. Imagine it now with nostril-high grass and hogweed. Do you see the badger track on the left?

    • Top end ERICA? Lovely view over the wall.
      That doesnt look too bad, but I can see that it is a lot of work for a strimmer. Edit: ERICA, Originally I saw only the photo, now your words have appeared. Yes I saw the badger track but thought that the photo was of what you have just cleared. Ok,….next idea… do you know a good handyman gardener.…[Read more]

      • Yes, the top. The photo is taken from the side. There is a narrow shrubbery to the right,
        and the arch that leads to the main part is in the middle on the left. Part of my problem is that it is a largish garden and we are away so often now in the growing season but also last winter and spring when I was indisposed I couldn’t do anything and so…[Read more]

        • ERICA, you are doing really well, considering you had a problem with your shoulder last year. Do take care with the saplings though, that you dont over do it..

          • I can’t pull them out and there’s not enough room to dig and anyway I am not sure I can do that. Although it is coming up to seven months since my operation I have realised I am probably not quite good enough. So I admit that I am wading into the border and cutting the saplings down tight in or close to the earth. They’ll grow again but in the…[Read more]

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 4 months ago

    Thank you, @marion, @lorna, @jacqueline for advice about photos. I\’ll try again later.

  • erica posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Did you see my reply to you, @lorna? I found it on the site I posted and you looked atabout grasses. Well, that\’s twice no one has noticed a post from me . I might have to SHOUT next time. 😩

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 5 months ago

    The massed plants I saw the Hoplia coerulea beetle on are Rubus Ulmifolius, the elm-leaved bramble. Today I took a walk and saw the same or another beetle, which is not known in UK, in almost exactly the same place. I was lucky to see it anyway as I was taking a photo of the pink flowers, still pursuing my project this holiday of identifying the…[Read more]

    • Thank you ERICA. It would seem the shrub/bush is a type of Blackberry.
      I wonder if the Beetles eat any of the fruit?
      Looking forward to seeing your wild flower photos, and if we can identify them (research will be good for the brain), before you name them. Competition coming to the Village soon ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Good idea. I can’t upload any now as the laptop, since the Hotzone was out of action, won’t access the Internet. I have taken quite a lot on my phone which doesn’t have the best camera, tho’ the pictures look good on the screen.

    • As Lorna said – looking forward to seeing some of your wild flower pictures perhaps when you get back.

    • Thanks ERICA – look forward to seeing your photos in due course

  • Fionamcg posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 9 months ago

    Good morning, it’s a lovely sunny but rather chilly day here today. The view from the Lowes camera that @lorna posted looks beautiful in the wintery sunshine. Can’t believe that we are have way through February already, not long until our birds are thinking about travelling to join us again!
    Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to @joyce-s-derby[Read more]

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 1 year, 12 months ago

    @jacqueline, @lorna,,
    I am not flying to Vienna, I am flying to Munich. ( Ah, s/he is not flying to Vienna….. to Munich.
    I learnt French at school to A level and when a new teacher arrived O levelSpanish in the U6th, but I almost never spoke French aloud as I didn’t find the pronunciation easy and it’s only in the last few years that I have…[Read more]

    • I think ERICA, that when one stay`s for reasonable periods in a different Country and you make the effort to speak their language, it becomes a little easier.

      • Yes, and you must be try to be confident. My written, if rusty, and reading of French is fine but I never had confidence. Now I’m old enough not to bother too much.

    • Thanks Erica. I had a rather chequered school career changing schools at 13 and starting on a completely new syllabus so only a smattering of German but I do love the sound of the language – much nearer to ours than French. I’m sure the locals and your French friends really appreciate your efforts and any foreign language spoken with an accent…[Read more]

  • Wildcanvas posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 2 years, 1 month ago

    Hi @lorna thank you for asking. We are doing fine, Claire is looking after quite a few children now from ages 3 to 8 and she is enjoying it. I get roped in on most days when I am not out working. We are both usually in bed by 9.30 so tonight is a late one for me. I hope everyone is doing well. I will hopefully get some pics of this…[Read more]

    • Good to know that you and Claire are enjoying the child minding. Hope you managed to get some photos of the moon – I’m afraid we didn’t stay up, although we did wake at about 2 a.m. – saw the eclipse beginning

    • Hi PETER, great to see a post from you, and that you are all doing fine. Youngsters are great for keeping one active, but I can relate to the early bed when my youngest Great Grandchildren visit for a couple of hours, although not quite so early.

  • erica posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 2 years, 3 months ago

    @lorna didn’t,t like to say much on the osprey page. We had a good journey. It was a little chaotic at the Tunnel entrance as night crossings are suspended at the moment and Sat was one of their busiest days. Our allocated letter only appeared fleetingly on the screen but we did in the end cross half an hour earlier than booked. Eurotunnel made a…[Read more]

    • Glad you had a good journey and arrived safely, ERICA – enjoy the break. Hope your shoulder is still improving

    • Thank you ERICA. I did wonder how you got on with the Tunnel. Now you can relax and enjoy your break, and am impressed that you saw a Hoopoe.

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