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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2018, 15:45 »
Pleased to hear the Lapwings back to their normal breeding field again this year, and loving the song of the Skylark enjoying the sun
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2018, 12:33 »
We've got a shell duck sitting on her eggs in our old hen shelter!
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2018, 11:11 »
One of the nicest things about living in our new life is the new variety of wildlife we get to see. My most regular garden visitors at the moment are the wheatears and stonechats. They're constantly out feeding, and I'm pretty sure they're nesting in the garden wall.

We're also lucky enough to live in an area where we have both golden eagles, and the white-tailed sea eagle. We're pretty sure the sea eagle is nesting just a few fields away, round near the cliffs facing the sea. Mr (or Mrs) eagle is spending a lot of his time flying back and forth taking food back to the nest so we're crossing everything that they have some eggs or some young...

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2018, 15:31 »
Loads of starlings with their young, some chiff-chaffs, and two baby tits in an upright uncovered water pump pipe that I used to stand my hanging basket on. How they're still alive is a complete mystery to me as it's made of black cast iron and must get so hot unless it acts like a funnel so the heat rises out. Pheasants, skylarks, goldfinches, doves, mallards and various warblers are also here.

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2018, 17:31 »
Lovely to see some fledglings now: robins, blackbirds,  and young swifts now joining their parents in the sky
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2018, 10:35 »
The strawberries are nearly over , had a quick check as i put the odd couple of late ones in a tub in the freezer but nothing to be seen !
 The hen Blackbird turns up and finds a good size strawb in seconds !

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2018, 10:29 »
This was our unexpected visitor today... I heard a light bang on the living room window and this juvenile Treecreeper was sitting on the floor, blinking. The parents were calling from the trees above.

I took the photo through the glass and kept an eye on it for a few minutes. Pretty shortly it recovered and was gone.
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2018, 14:14 »
Today I've seen blackbirds having a drink and a bath in our waterfall feature plus several pied wagtails flying all over the lawn. As it's raining nicely there must be lots of insects for them at the moment.

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2018, 06:41 »
I think the blackbird family from 2 hedges away has fledged as the parents have stopped’pinking’ at my 2 cats, it got a bit wearing day in day out for about 6/8 weeks . I hope they choose somewhere less fraught to build their next nest. Although they brought attention to themselves by making the racket, if they’d have stayed quiet I don5 think the cats would have noticed them 🙄

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2018, 08:41 »
Young kites have now joined the flock in the sky, and yesterday one landed on our garage roof... not quite got the timing for scoop-as-you-go yet!

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2018, 11:38 »
I am quite excited as we have spotted a red kite in the sky above us over the last two weeks. We are only a few miles from London. They must be branching out from the neighbouring county where they were re-introduced a number of years ago.

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2018, 21:49 »
Another thump on the window yesterday morning and we have a rather confused Willow Warbler. It was fine and flew off seconds after I got the photo.
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2018, 16:52 »
Heard a Green Woodpecker shouting down at the plot yesterday, then as it flew across in front of us realised it was a youngster... so they have bred successfully again this year, which is good to know  :D :D



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