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Post by Wizzzard » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:56 am
This morning was one of the times I wished I had a camera. Mrs Wizz had to start work at ridiculous O'clock, which meant I was driving her to work at 2.00 am. After a few miles I saw a ghostly shape in the road so slowed down and saw the most beautiful Burmese cat I have ever seen sitting or crouching in the middle of the road. As the car came to a stop I saw it was watching somethin in the hedges at the side of the road. Mrs Wizz thought it was a rabbit but it showed itself ... it was a fox and it was trying to stalk the moggy. I got out of the car to chase the fox and the cat jumped into the drivers seat and wouldn't get out until the fox had gone ... she stood up on the drivers seat with her paws on the wheel watching the fox through the windscreen until it vanished. This little drama played itself out in only a few minutes, no more than 10, but it was a hell of a thing to see ... AND I DIDN'T HAVE A CAMERA[:(!] I'm still amazed that someone would let such an obviously exspensive cat out at night.
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Post by kallis3 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:04 am
How lovely Ray! Burmese cats are beautiful, one of my old neighbours used to have two. They were allowed out to roam, but it is very quiet and we have a nature reserve at the back of the house so it's a cats paradise!

The only thing I did was ask if they could have collars with bells attached as they used to stalk the birds that I encourage into the garden!
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Post by Shining » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:09 am
One of the magical moments of life Ray xx
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Post by carole2662 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:15 am
A glad to be alive moment. Lucky you
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:15 am
At the risk of sounding like a sad birdwatcher, we've been having a nuthatch come down into the garden recently. Most unusual and a beautiful little bird.

I love to sit watching the different species come down to feed.
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Post by Wizzzard » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:48 am
We had a kestrel sat on the front hedge a few weeks ago. First I've seen for a few years close up. I think its still about because I found one of its feathers in the front garden yesterday. We had a pair of linnets nesting in the hedge too this year ... makes a change from spuggies.
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Post by Skippy » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:55 am
We don't get anything very exotic in our garden, mainly pigeons and blue tits.

We had to take the bell off Harry's collar as he was scared of it - he wouldn't move!
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:12 am
Don't have linnets nesting but we do have blue tits most years. We have a sparrow hawk who visits us sometimes (all the other birds disappear when he arrives!), wrens and robins as well.
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Post by carole2662 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:41 pm
A Buzzard and two Red Kites regular visiters in the air space above our garden. Foxes and a Badger clear the leftovers we put out each night.Came home once to see a fox and my cat in a stand off so I drove up the drive blasting my horn and flashing the headlights, fox ran off with my cat close on his heels,thats my boy.
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