Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:27 pm #1631944
rikur_ wrote:I've done a bit of mowing of the lawn to get rid of the tufts - but it probably didn't need it
More wasps than usual
More bees than usual
Flies decreased until we had the first rain last week, now lots of flies
Keep finding dead pigeons (and scruffy looking alive ones)
Fewer small birds than usual
Mole has either died, or given up tunnelling
Much more furrowing than usual - something largish furrowing for food and making a right mess
Apples plentiful but on the small side
Pumpkins looking good
mmm.... It appears that we've acquired at least one American mink.
Probably explains where the moorhens went, and the regular stream of dead but otherwise largely in tact pigeons and young rabbits we've been getting . (I did think it was strange that cats seemed to be catching birds on the muddy edge of the pond!). The pond is completely lifeless.
Anyone got any experience of getting rid of them? From what I can tell it's a case of catching with cages, then positively identifying, then shooting. Sounds like a job for a pro.