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I imagine that is what was going on. Is it likely? They do not normally
come to the pond to drink. If so, another reason to hate pigeons!
Grrr.


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On 14/04/2019 17:10, Bill Davy wrote:
I imagine that is what was going on.* Is it likely?* They do not
normally come to the pond to drink.* If so, another reason to hate pigeons!
Grrr.


They sound like pretty ferocious tadpoles - I hope they don't get a
taste for other garden birds ;-)
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On 14/04/2019 17:10, Bill Davy wrote:
I imagine that is what was going on.* Is it likely?* They do not
normally come to the pond to drink.* If so, another reason to hate pigeons!
Grrr.


Why not hate frogs - horrid green slimey things!
TW
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On 14/04/2019 17:10, Bill Davy wrote:
I imagine that is what was going on. Is it likely? They do not

normally come to the pond to drink. If so, another reason to hate
pigeons!
Grrr.

Why not hate frogs - horrid green slimey things!
TW


Frogs are quite elusive. I have never had to kiss one, for example. They
eat snails and slugs (allegedly).

And * propos earlier comments, please note the difference between
"Pigeon-eating" (or man-eating for that matter) and "pigeon eating". God
(metaphorically, obviously) gave us punctuation to use, rather like the
Oxford comma for disambiguation.

Peas in and netted. Beware pea sprout eating pigeons ;-)

Bill




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"TimW" wrote in message ...

On 14/04/2019 17:10, Bill Davy wrote:
I imagine that is what was going on. Is it likely? They do not

normally come to the pond to drink. If so, another reason to hate
pigeons!
Grrr.

Why not hate frogs - horrid green slimey things!
TW


Frogs are quite elusive. I have never had to kiss one, for example. They
eat snails and slugs (allegedly).

And * propos earlier comments, please note the difference between
"Pigeon-eating" (or man-eating for that matter) and "pigeon eating". God
(metaphorically, obviously) gave us punctuation to use, rather like the
Oxford comma for disambiguation.

Peas in and netted. Beware pea sprout eating pigeons ;-)

Bill


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"TimW" wrote in message ...

On 14/04/2019 17:10, Bill Davy wrote:
I imagine that is what was going on. Is it likely? They do not

normally come to the pond to drink. If so, another reason to hate
pigeons!
Grrr.

Why not hate frogs - horrid green slimey things!
TW


Frogs are quite elusive. I have never had to kiss one, for example. They
eat snails and slugs (allegedly).

And * propos earlier comments, please note the difference between
"Pigeon-eating" (or man-eating for that matter) and "pigeon eating". God
(metaphorically, obviously) gave us punctuation to use, rather like the
Oxford comma for disambiguation.

Peas in and netted. Beware pea sprout eating pigeons ;-)

Bill


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"TimW" wrote in message ...

On 14/04/2019 17:10, Bill Davy wrote:
I imagine that is what was going on. Is it likely? They do not

normally come to the pond to drink. If so, another reason to hate
pigeons!
Grrr.

Why not hate frogs - horrid green slimey things!
TW


Frogs are quite elusive. I have never had to kiss one, for example. They
eat snails and slugs (allegedly).

And * propos earlier comments, please note the difference between
"Pigeon-eating" (or man-eating for that matter) and "pigeon eating". God
(metaphorically, obviously) gave us punctuation to use, rather like the
Oxford comma for disambiguation.

Peas in and netted. Beware pea sprout eating pigeons ;-)

Bill

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On 15/04/2019 13:52, Bill Davy wrote:
Frogs are quite elusive.* I have never had to kiss one, for example.
They eat snails and slugs (allegedly).


Posting once would have been enough.

We have four species of amphibian in our pond. I _think_ I've seen a
fifth, but smooth and palmate newts are rather similar.

We've got some hostas growing next to it. We hardly ever have a slug or
snail problem.

Andy
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On 14/04/2019 17:10, Bill Davy wrote:
I imagine that is what was going on.* Is it likely?* They do not
normally come to the pond to drink.* If so, another reason to hate pigeons!
Grrr.


The Blackbirds here definitely do eat them and I often see the male
blackbird doing a puffin impression with a load of small tadpoles in its
beak (How do birds do that? - you would think opening your beak for
number two would cause number one to drop out!)

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On 15/04/2019 13:42, Bill Davy wrote:
.... snipped

And * propos earlier comments, please note the difference between
"Pigeon-eating" (or man-eating for that matter) and "pigeon eating". God
(metaphorically, obviously) gave us punctuation to use, rather like the
Oxford comma for disambiguation.

I know, but I couldn't resist it. :-)

Peas in and netted.* Beware pea sprout eating pigeons ;-)

Bill





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