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Has anybody else noticed 'odd' , unseasonable stuff in their environs this winter/spring ?
I've had the usual moz type flies Stay in sheltered parts of my garden ALL winter, 'cepting windy days and the very occasional (4?) frosts.
Sea trout bycatch (ALL returned, barbless hooks) Very Readily taking a lure start of Feb, albeit a very slow lure.
Bear in mind here that I live in Scotland, but the unharvested tiny olives on my tree from last year started growing in early Feb and some are now eating size.:eek:hmy:. + Bumblebees in Feb?? Seeing more now- unusual for here.
Baitfish (not sure type) spotted (presumably) enjoying relative heat off a sloping seawall end of Feb right alongside comb-jellyfish. They were all Right at the edge from what I could see. Not seen them since.
Leaping porpoises (pretty far offshore - Feb)
 

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I recon everything is all over the place basically because the seasons are all messed up.

Be very interesting to see how the weather pans out this year...

Apparently we are going to have record temperatures until October.... But we have heard that before eh...
 

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Surfed with dolphins in the water at north Fistral for three days on the trot last week!!! Usually a summer time treat that.
 

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Interestingly, the murky water off Weymouth finally cleared with a week of offshore winds, to be replaced with May bloom ....
 

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PS we saw two huge jellyfish (around 4-5' across) apparently this is a sign of good summer coming up. You heard it here first ....
 

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Two early Feb sea trout in Yorkshire too.
However, in light of the fact it was SO mild this winter (five frosts approx., compared with snowing last Easter) I am actually quite surprised all our trees are not yet in leaf.
I think they came out towards end of April last year here, so only a week or so behind on that front.
 
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i live the north side of the forth,was picking up odd peelers from november right through to early march on the open coast,suggesting inshore water temp in double figures right through that period.lack of north easterlies kept it high. watched huge groups of birds hitting bait fish (possibly sprats) in november,december and january.never seen that on this coast ever.

weed growth was another thing that was really different to colder winters,even the small algae(red and green slime) never really died back on this coast,and stuff like the lettuce type sea weeds ,bladder wrack etc kept growing at summer rates,where it usually dies back,and when stripped by a winter storm an area would usually remain weed free til spring,winter past it had regrown within a week.

lets hope things get back to some semblance of normality this year.
bear in mind the met office forecast an extremely cold winter (trying to back up their MMGW meme,by showing there could still be cold winters as anomalies) so if they have forecast a hot summer,its probably put a hex on it.
cheers rab
 

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Bats,toads havent hibernated,bumblebees not gone,seen a swallow yesterday.
 
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