Bird watch

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2021, 19:47 »
We drive up the 'Milly' (Military Road) along the west coast of the Island every day, we always slow down in one particular area so we can look out for the buzzard sitting on a fence post.  We are rarely disappointed.   I've been as close as two feet to him/her albeit from inside our van.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #76 on: January 21, 2021, 13:22 »
Thats fantastic.  I can see a pair flying high over me, but as near as I get is with the binoculars.  Mrs B
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2021, 20:26 »
Here is a couple of photo's of a Starling visiting my new bird table....
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #78 on: February 09, 2021, 12:36 »
My poor birds have got bent beaks, they keep coming down to the water tray, which is frozen.   I keep going down and clearing and putting out fresh, then I guess they are nervous and wont come back.  ::)  I can only do my best.   Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2021, 15:49 »
Two robins feeding on the bird table today, guessing must be a pair as not fighting or chasing each other off ! I'm told its hard to tell difference between male and female robins, same with goldfinches.

Not much action at my feeding stations for a while now, used to fill up every 3 or 4 days, its now about every ten, not sure if they've been spooked by cats or something, because I thought there would be more feeding on cold days. Anyone else noticed a difference?

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2021, 11:31 »
My children got the stick on window feeders for part of their Christmas.  The starlings have discovered the food and they make an incredible noise with their feet as they land to eat.  A couple of blue tits and great tits have also found the supply but the biggest joy is the scatter food I put out in the morning.  I lose count of how many birds feed on the grass. 

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2021, 12:01 »
We're lucky to have a few buzzards living in a wood a couple of miles away and it is always pleasant to see them wheeling and hear them calling in the summer sky.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2021, 12:24 »
My little feathered friends have got the message and came down today after I emptied out the ice and topped up.       Busy in the garden today.   Blue tits, pecking on the old gnarled trunk of the grapevine.  A couple of sparrows fighting over a fluffy feather on the grass.  Blackbirds, wood pigeons and the cheeky little robin.
There are a pair of buzzards that circle overhead, they are huge.    All lovely to see.    Mrs B

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #83 on: March 22, 2021, 18:56 »
I witnessed one of those 'wild kingdom' moments, just a few minutes ago.  I was drawn to the calling of one of our resident red-shouldered hawks, up in a pine tree.  Under it's call, was the scream of a small less fortunate creature (I'll leave the rest to your imagination . . . move along  :ohmy:).

Every creature has to eat.  And feed it's babies, which are in a nest in one of the nearby trees.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #84 on: March 28, 2021, 19:35 »
I just spotted the first hummingbird of the year in my garden!

She is about three weeks earlier than the first one last spring. I promptly filled and set out a hummingbird feeder for her (based on the plumage, definitely a female).

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2021, 20:48 »
Heard the cuckoo for the first time this year whilst walking the dog.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #86 on: April 20, 2021, 20:53 »
Blackbird is building a nest in the hedge behind the greenhouse. She doesn't mind me when I'm inside it, but doesn't like it when I'm out in the garden  :D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #87 on: April 21, 2021, 17:34 »
Since I no longer have my mothers cats Ive started feeding the birds again, Ive had the feeder in a few places & now seem to have found the place the birds are comfortable with  :D and I can still reach it to fill it, theyre not yet eating me out of house & home, but recently Ive spotted 1 or 2 robins, a starling,a bluetit & couple of blackbirds or so I thought but my neighbour informs me that the one that has a few white feathers on its neck is called something else a something wurzel or something like that, you might know ?
Plus we keep getting a little wren flitting down to the pond edge & disappearing under a plant a few times a day.
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