Bird watch 2018

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Goosegirl

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2018, 12:42 »
Loads of goldfinches on our bird feeders yesterday.
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2018, 17:53 »
A Goldcrest got confused by our double glazing (again) today and lightly stunned itself. It ended up perched on the timber right outside the window and I was able to get the camera right up to it on the inside of the glass. Britain's smallest bird, apparently. Six grams of fluff with a beak.

After a couple of minutes resting it was off...
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2018, 18:49 »
I spotted a pheasant (live) by the side of the road on my travels today, you forget what lovely colours they are
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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2018, 19:22 »
We have a group of three male pheasants that come to feed in our garden and their backs and wings all differ in colour. They are alert, of course, but pretty unconcerned providing we stand still indoors.

Their tiny brains are completely baffled by the standard wire stockproof fence. They can get their heads and necks through then back off, run a few feet to the left and try again... and again. Back and forth. The girls seem a little better at finding the low spots in the ground and squeezing under.

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Re: Bird watch 2018
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2018, 14:46 »
We have our goldfinches, sparrows and starlings a-plenty plus a lovely coloured pheasant and saw a lone little white egret in a field today.



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