Too Much Time On My Hands

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    So we are following the advice of the government and staying in unless we 'need' to go out...that and the fact that we are achy and stiff from the garden work...any excuse, right?
    So then mates, here i sit with my cuppa tea and biccy watching nature cams on the website, Beleef de lente (Experience the Spring). Not all the nests have eggs or young yet...but there are a couple of things going on. What I watch the most is the choice clled, "Vijver" which means pond.
    https://www.vogelbescherming.nl/beleefdelente/vijver

    When you klik on the link you arrive on a screen that shows all the bird sorts that they will feature this year. Just scroll down a tiny bit and you can see the pond where the birds come to drink and bathe.

    Do you guys have websites where you can observe nature?
     
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  3. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    That’s wonderful, loved seeing the lovely places with the birds.

    Although we too are to avoid contact with others (social distancing) our neighborhood is very spacious with few people out and about so I had the luxury of going for a walk early yesterday morning. Nature quickly changes its behavior without the presence of people. Saw many more birds and different varieties than I normally do. It is comforting to me to know nature is so vibrant if only we get out of the way.
     
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    There are a couple of PBS programs that deal with Texas wildlife, mostly mammals though. We don't watch them often because we have our pasture and pond, and that is on and available all the time!
    I've been practicing social distancing most of my life--much prefer animals, although I do enjoy my husband's company.
     
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    So glad that you liked that Jewell. I am with you on those nature comments.

    I know what you mean, Jane. You are so lucky to have the nature in your back yard.
     



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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I’m watching one from Iowa featuring an Eagles nest!
     
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    BE8321B6-02CA-4D46-9C95-AC3CDFA2D8ED.jpeg C6C0C9A8-5686-4AB1-BCF9-A744399DE20B.jpeg We are lucky to live in a wild place. Here are some photos from today of deer at my work.
     
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    I followed the link and it was at night about 3:59 am and can hear the sound of frogs I think. We have to stay in too and luckily my garden is right in my compound :). But the knowing the irresponsible behaviour of just some people causes a spike of the number of cases here and is now the number 1 position in South East Asia. We only go out only if absolutely necessary and it is really stressful :(
     
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    Nice video Sjoerd!

    I have a friend who has an outside camera, motion activated.. He feeds the deer on his property and the camera films them coming for the grain. He recognizes some 25 deer that roam around on his property.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Sorry KK to hear that your numbers are up.

    Odif, your deer are so different from ours. Beautiful area.

    Sjoerd, I too am getting bored without the social interactions I am used to. Am thinking of asking friends to get together on Zoom for chitchats.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Those motion cams can reveal some very interesting things, I used one for a few years and still have some of the films. Great fun, those.
     
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    Yup - time is starting to go slow. Been thinking about getting a wildlife cam (wish I did)
     
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    @Jewell These deer are called fallow deer. We also have Roe deer and red deer in the wild here.
     
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