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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #90 on: May 22, 2021, 11:15 »
The ruby-throated hummingbirds left us in early April, I suspect they were some stopping off on their migration further north.

Others have returned now, these are behaving like they intend to stay. We have 3 feeders out, and when the hummingbirds are not having dogfights, they are feeding from all three.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #91 on: May 22, 2021, 14:47 »
I have never seen a humming-bird for real, except in an aviary.    They must be fun to watch.  Enjoy,   Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #92 on: May 23, 2021, 07:48 »
Since I no longer have my motherís cats Iíve started feeding the birds again, Iíve 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, theyíre not yet eating me out of house & home, but recently Iíve 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.

The "wurzel" is in fact a Ring Ouzel. They are a species of the Thrushes (Turdidae) family as per the Blackbird. They do not feed at bird tables. Currently, Ring Ouzels are migrating through Britain to their moorland breeding grounds. The black bird with the white feathers is a leucism Blackbird. 

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Isnít it funny how it happens when youíve never heard of a place or name etc & then you hear it lots. Last week or the week before on Country file there was a piece on the Ring Ouzel lol so now Iím very well informed should I ever see one. Thank you again GB
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #93 on: June 12, 2021, 20:19 »
A birds nest in our Rhubarb.  A first and no harvesting at this moment in time!
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #94 on: July 12, 2021, 12:00 »
A few days ago a Sparrow Hawk was sitting on my wall at the bottom of the garden.   I have seen him there just once before.  He dived off the wall, into the garden behind me which is a bit wild.  I thought he had spotted a mouse or something.    A little while later, another was sitting on the wall, but I couldn't identify if it was a female or maybe a baby.      A privilege and I spent a good while just watching with my "bins" well focused.  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #95 on: July 12, 2021, 12:29 »
This year there doesn't seem to be as many sparrows as usual, but I've really noticed more Robins in the garden, and on the allotments.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2021, 11:45 »
Lots of sparrow gangs.  But not sure if I have seen a robin.   My neighbour feeds in the in open, so it is mainly crows and wood pigeons.  I don't know why she does it.    Sometimes a blackbird comes for a bath.  Magpies also.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #97 on: July 14, 2021, 14:11 »
Finally heard the red kites again & managed to locate them way up on high, but by the time Iíd got the binoculars focused theyíd gone :(. Not seen or heard them this year I donít think, last year they went over almost like clockwork 11am & then back again at 4pm, but today it was about 1:30pm.
Sadly last night I found a dead bird on the grass, looked like it could be a young Robin.
Iím getting a few sparrows on the feeders most days & there is a Robin who visits regularly but nothing as regularly as the collared dove/pigeon.
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