THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Explore your roots & tell us your family's history!
User avatar
buffaloskinner
PostsCOLON 1175
JoinedCOLON Sun 01 Apr, 2007 6:02 pm
LocationCOLON Nova Scotia

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby buffaloskinner » Thu 15 Sep, 2016 7:51 pm

Think they call them BEGGERS today
Is this the end of the story ...
or the beginning of a legend?
User avatar
tilly
PostsCOLON 1658
JoinedCOLON Mon 11 Jan, 2010 2:32 pm

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby tilly » Thu 15 Sep, 2016 8:32 pm

Come to think i have not heard a Sky Lark thats the bird for years. When i was a kid we would see them going around and around getting higher and higher singing all of the time.They were a ground nesting bird used to see them around Park Side thats before it was all built on.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
volvojack
PostsCOLON 721
JoinedCOLON Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:57 am

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Fri 16 Sep, 2016 12:48 pm

Hi tilly, Where i live we hardly ever see a Sparrow any more, there used to be on and under every roof top also the huge flocks of Starlings that used to dive and swoop about when they were on the move. all we see now are Pigeons and the awful Seagulls around town.
Leodian
PostsCOLON 5819
JoinedCOLON Thu 10 Jun, 2010 8:03 am

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby Leodian » Fri 16 Sep, 2016 1:26 pm

volvojack wroteColonHi tilly, Where i live we hardly ever see a Sparrow any more, there used to be on and under every roof top also the huge flocks of Starlings that used to dive and swoop about when they were on the move. all we see now are Pigeons and the awful Seagulls around town.


Hi volvojack :).

Talking of starlings they began to appear in the centre of Leeds a few years back and, like pigeons, have clearly adapted to town life (they are commonly seen around and near Leeds Markets). It's odd therefore that seagulls (which I simply now call gulls as I doubt most ever get to the coast) have not (yet!) got into the centre in any numbers. Sparrows as you say are not commonly seen, so it was nice when I saw a fairly large flock of them a few weeks back in the Navigation Walk area near Dock Street.
A rainbow is a ribbon that Nature puts on when she washes her hair.

volvojack
PostsCOLON 721
JoinedCOLON Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:57 am

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Fri 16 Sep, 2016 1:56 pm

Hello Leodian,
Years ago the Seagulls were all on the coast and Scarborough Cliffs were full of them. nowadays, as you say they are in City Center's , so now when we hear them crying and squawking overhead here in Gloucester you know you are not near the sea but there is a McDonald's or a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet near by.
User avatar
tilly
PostsCOLON 1658
JoinedCOLON Mon 11 Jan, 2010 2:32 pm

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby tilly » Sat 17 Sep, 2016 8:30 pm

I wonder what is going on with the bird population i dont see or hear black birds much now.I put seeds out all year long and dont have to refill for weeks at a time.I had a flock of sparrows come and feed a few months back but they have gone now.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
volvojack
PostsCOLON 721
JoinedCOLON Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:57 am

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Sun 18 Sep, 2016 9:30 am

tilly wroteColonI wonder what is going on with the bird population i dont see or hear black birds much now.I put seeds out all year long and dont have to refill for weeks at a time.I had a flock of sparrows come and feed a few months back but they have gone now.


I think it is the sound of the Blackbird early morning and early evening i miss most, so many different notes from one bird.
warringtonrhino
PostsCOLON 278
JoinedCOLON Sat 18 Feb, 2012 2:31 pm

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby warringtonrhino » Sun 18 Sep, 2016 11:17 am

We are very lucky, our house backs onto a linear park/woodland which stretches from Warrington to St Helens. In our garden there are nests for 2pairs of blackbirds, wrens, robins and bluetits.

volvojack
PostsCOLON 721
JoinedCOLON Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:57 am

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Sun 18 Sep, 2016 2:06 pm

warringtonrhino wroteColonWe are very lucky, our house backs onto a linear park/woodland which stretches from Warrington to St Helens. In our garden there are nests for 2pairs of blackbirds, wrens, robins and bluetits.



You won't hear Rhino's but you might hear Wolves....
Cardiarms
PostsCOLON 2989
JoinedCOLON Tue 21 Oct, 2008 8:30 am

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby Cardiarms » Sun 18 Sep, 2016 7:39 pm

Bows the time of plenty for birds out in the hedgerows and fields. They don't need to hang around gardens. They'll be back in a couple of weeks. We've got a couple of black birds that usually hang around. Lovely song.

Return to





Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 1 and 0 guests