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mumofstig

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Birdwatch 2017
« on: January 01, 2017, 10:33 »
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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 11:13 »
.... and a rare sighting here! Have seen a thrush on the ground by the bird table - haven't seen one for ages, plus several blackbirds that have been a bit absent lately.
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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 11:29 »
We had a flock or Redwings last week in the trees at the bottom of my garden. Must have been about 30 of them. They seem to have gone now.
Plus there are many Lapwings in the area but none in my garden.
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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 18:55 »
Thrilled to see a blackbird with a beakfull of worms on a grass verge this morning. Rather surprised as well but can remember seeing a youngster calling its parent a couple of years ago at the beginning of march. So working that back it would have been an early nesting.

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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 11:53 »
Yesterday we had a small bird of prey (possibly a kestrel) near the bird table that nearly knocked itself out on our window.

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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 11:59 »
This last week or so we've seen a yellow wagtail on our bird feeders.

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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 22:43 »
Several of us are pretty sure that we heard a woodpecker a couple of times on Wednesday.

Usual robin, blue tit and wagtails are about.

South coast starlings didn't leave again this year but are murmerating beautifully  :)
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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 19:50 »
 CROW'S  are the main birds i see in this area there's hundreds of them .They take no notice of the Red kites  or the crows be gone cd  I purchased to stop them roosting in a tree in  my garden ,nothing seems to bother them.😠
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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 20:18 »
Our regular sparrow, gold and greenfinch visitors have returned after a 10 day absence following a few visits by the local sparrowhawk.

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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2017, 13:34 »
Saw a green woodpecker on one of our trees at the plot. Beautiful birds
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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 11:20 »
I've got a volunteer lawn clean up team.  A whole load of sparrows are de-thatching it and pulling out dried grass.  Some serious nest building is under way  :) 

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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 16:34 »
Pair of Long Tailed Tits on the fat feeder right by the back door... paired off now after the winter so hope they breed in our garden somewhere. Such pretty little birds

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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 14:22 »
Good to see that my bird box is going to be tenanted by Blue Tits again this spring.
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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 20:37 »
Heard my first ChiffChaff today.  :)

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Re: Birdwatch 2017
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2017, 19:09 »
There were a pair of red kites circling the plot today.  That's quite common and they are always interested if you are digging or moving compost.  I get used to looking up and having a beady eye looking back down at me.

They got very interested when I got the bucket of chicken manure pellets out and took the lid off to chuck some on the overwintering beans, garlic and onions.  I didn't hear it coming but one swooped down almost right next to me to take a closer look.  I only realised as it flapped to get more height.  I could have reached out and touched its wingtip  :ohmy:

It made me jump at the time, but what an amazing close up look at a beautiful bird.  A very, very big bird with scary claws and beak, but beautiful none the less  :D



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