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8/29/07 11:48 P

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welcome, MarthaAnn..you mentioned you were looking forward to hearing about our wildlife on our properties...wellllll, here you go!!!!
I live on a farm in Oregon and nearby are hills and then after them are mountains. I get coyotes, deer, elk, foxes, snakes, possums, skunks, coons, nutria (oh, how I detest those critters), and beavers...I haven't seen sign of beavers in a few years and that's great...they can devastate young trees that I plant and cause all kinds of problems with my creek. In my pond, i raise trout, blue gills, and bass...3 kinds of bass. Let's see...what else ..have farm animals, of course, but I'm trying to just list the wild animals...guess just about every insect lands here sometime or other...recently, I've had a problem with pine beetles, which is serious, because I have several young pine trees...I go out regularly and check the trees for any damage from them.
A friend of mine is visiting in Yorkshire. He's a teacher on sabbatical...writing an 18th century novel about Yorkshire..welcome to this team...glad you're here...I'm very interested in the birds you see. Oh, I didn't list the birds here...we have our very own bald eagle, who we call Charley...no, he's not tame, but he comes and goes in my trees down by the creek. Today, I saw 2 red tailed hawks flying over my chickens..made me a wee bit nervous...I also saw a red headed vulture yesterday, eating a road kill on the street in front of my property...haven't seen one of those in several months. I'm 70 miles from the coast, but get to see sea gulls here sometimes, and there's a wildlife refuge 20 miles away and I see lots of Canadian geese fly over...how I love those honking geese. They land in my pond sometimes and are very welcome...wish they'd stick around my place. Joy

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4/28/07 9:37 A

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Thanks Gingerstardust, have enjoyed reading all the posts and will join in on sticky topic from now on.
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4/27/07 1:07 A

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a BIG WELCOME TO YOU MARTHA ANN SO NICE TO HAVE SOME ONE HERE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY .I HAVE A MY SPACE SITE AND HAVE SOME FRIENDS THERE FROM ENGLAND AS WELL THEY ARE SWEET HEARTS!WE LOVE TO TALK BIRDS AND BLOOMS SO YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE !HOPE YOU LOVE IT HERE AS MUCH AS WE DO! emoticon

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4/25/07 2:16 A

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Hi everyone, thankyou for the welcome.
From your posts it sounds as if your weather is as preverse as ours is.
We've been waiting for rain for weeks now and this morning we have it. Nice and gentle too, the sort that will soak into the ground and not run away. My husband will be pleased, he has a collection of Hosta's that drink a lot and they're just starting to leaf up.
I've just taken early retirement and am looking forward to spending more time in the garden. I'll have to get my priorities right 'cos at the moment I don't seem to be doing much housework...
Melissa your hummimgbirds sound wonderful, our small birds deserted the gardens this year as there was abundant food in the hedgerows but they are returning now it nesting time.
We have Blackbird & Greenfinch nests in the garden which I am recording for BTO's nesting challenge. They both have four eggs in. I have to record them at certain times of day. I love it.
Well, I'll stop waffling on now.
Nice to meet you all.
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martha-annsmiscellany.blogspotMartha-Ann, Yorkshire, England.

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And read my poems and prose on my blog page at martha-annsmiscellany.blogspot.co.uk

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emoticon Martha Ann to a great team. Hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as we do. Nancy


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4/24/07 5:27 P

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Hello Martha Ann, and welcome to the team!

Be like a duck- Calm on the surface And paddling like mad underneath.


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Hi Martha-ann,
Welcome to the team! It sounds like you live in an interesting setting. Our spring hit rather early here too but we had a hard freeze which killed a lot of the fruit and other plants--I worry about the animals when winter gets here. Things are starting to spring back though, and we've even seen some ruby-throated hummingbirds at my place in Arkansas. emoticon I look forward to getting to know you better! Melissa

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Hi my name is Martha-ann and I'm 58 years old. I live in a small village in East Yorkshire about ten minutes from the coast so I have the best of both worlds.
I love gardening, bird watching,in fact any sort of wildlife and most week-ends are spent doing something associated with this.
I count birds and bees for the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) in a project called Gardenwatch. It's good fun.
My husband is an avid Koi man and we have a large pond which attracts all sorts of wildlife.
It's been a funny spring this year, everything is about a month early, flora and fauna, we've even got some swallows here already.
Looking forward to hearing about the American wildlife that you all watch.
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martha-annsmiscellany.blogspotMartha-Ann, Yorkshire, England.

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And read my poems and prose on my blog page at martha-annsmiscellany.blogspot.co.uk

It does not matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop. Confucious.

You only get out what you put in. martha-annsmiscellany.blogspot.co.uk


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