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Thread: It's May. it's snowing and a cuckoo is calling

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    It's May. it's snowing and a cuckoo is calling

    How mad is this weather, I was out with Glen this morning and it started out glorious, then it started to snow then I got a text from Glen telling me that there was a Sika staggie about 400 yards away and heading in my direction. Deep joy as by this time it had really started to snow and I could not see more than 40 - 50 yards, the bloody thing could have walked past me and have been perfectly safe, I would never had seen it! Then it eased off a bit so I videoed the now dying snow shower, if you crank up the volume you can hear a cuckoo having a go, crazy weather!


    John
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    -2 here this morning JayB and I concur,mental weather!
    24'c in March then this now,along with hail/snow,the roe are still not changed into summer coat with us and haven't seen one in full summer coat yet.Can't remember last when this has happened in middle of May.The grass isn't growing at the rate it should but yet the rape is in full bloom
    Yet there is still youngsters being born

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    I know it had warmed up to 1 degree when we packed up and headed off for breakfast, the floor of the trailer was a sheet of ice when I loaded up the quad this morning The Sika are turning, the one that Glen saw this morning was in Summer coat, now that is a lovely sight, worlds gone mad!

    John
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    Too bad the staggie didn't make an appearance in front of you John, that would have made a picture - Sika stag in summer coat, lying in the snow!

    Weather has been strange down here too... very cold in the mornings then warm and mild in the afternoons, alternating between torrential rain and sunshine day by day

    Alex

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    Nice, but strange indeed.

    suns out here just north east of CSL but its not that warm.

    out foxing tonight i hope so will see what its like then.

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    -2 with us last night as well.

    Saw the first sika calf of the spring a couple of days ago and it did not look as though it was just a few days old either.

    Not seen any beasts in summer coat but a few roe starting to look tatty. No sign at all of the sika changing yet though.

    The dogs have been picking up dead newly hatched chicks for weeks now as well. At least the lab and spaniel have been bringing them back to me, wouldn't know if the GWP had ever found one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    Nice, but strange indeed.

    suns out here just north east of CSL but its not that warm.

    out foxing tonight i hope so will see what its like then.

    regards

    bob.
    Yes it was lovely sitting in the sun outside your gaff yesterday, shame you weren't there

    The drive down yesterday morning started of cold and dry (5am) torrential rain on the M25, the M3 was so bad it was 20mph driving around the fleet area.
    By the time I got as far as Street in Somerset it was a really a nice day.
    Halfway back up the M3 it turned to crap again, may have to move down there

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamross65 View Post
    wouldn't know if the GWP had ever found one...
    It's a good man who can get a retrieve out of a crocodile

    John
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    6deg C out west today but still got my first midge bities! They must be wearing jumpers

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