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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #120 on: September 30, 2022, 20:13 »
Second chance on Wednesday photographed the Red kite out of our spare bedroom window. Just managed to take 4 shots this time. Hopefully it will return and I can get some photos of it in flight.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #121 on: October 20, 2022, 13:23 »
There are hardly any birds to watch here now.   New neighbours behind my garden, have taken a chain saw to all the trees and shrubs in their garden to ground level.    Now the hundreds of sparrows have all gone.  I fill the bird bath everyday and this morning one blackbird went in for a good bath.   It made me so happy.
I have seen the buzzards wheeling overhead.  It seems as if they are on thermals as thei r wings don't move.
They must be conserving energy as well.   :D   Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #122 on: March 16, 2023, 14:04 »
Well I think we can definitely say Spring is Sprung! Any thoughts on what she is saying to us?
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #123 on: March 16, 2023, 16:02 »
There are a lot of birds in the hedge, but the trouble is.... the Magpies know all about it  >:(

I know it is just nature, but I don't have to like what they do.....

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #124 on: April 15, 2023, 20:06 »
Heard the cuckoo when walking the dog last night.
Also saw a single swallow earlier this week.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #125 on: April 21, 2023, 16:41 »
Well the Blue Tits are back. I peeped in the box earlier this week and counted 6 eggs. Not bothered them since. Unfortunately this current cold weather spell will undoubtedly curtail available food for the hatchlings as and when they appear. We shall see.   

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #126 on: May 03, 2023, 17:45 »
Feeding frenzy. Chicks have hatched!!!!

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #127 on: May 21, 2023, 13:54 »
The attached photo was taken on the 18/05. This morning the nest is empty. I did count 6 eggs initially. So a reasonable brood bearing in mind the adverse weather conditions we have experienced. The 2022 brood fledged on the 17/05. So 4 days later this year. Blue Tits only have one brood each year. Clean out the nest box now and wait hopefully for next year??
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #128 on: May 21, 2023, 18:00 »
How lovely, didn’t know they only had 1brood a year, so thank you for that info
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #129 on: June 02, 2023, 17:01 »
I have a wood pigeon who is nesting about 2 metres from the house in a Robinia Tree.  I can look closely at her and say hallo, but I am worried she has been there about 3 weeks.  No signs of eggs or babies, but how is she surviving for food and drink, she never moves  ?   Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #130 on: June 09, 2023, 14:12 »
I didn't realise that both Mum and Dad wood pigeons share the nest duties.   I found a neatly broken egg shell under thr tree yesterday.   I wonder if there is a baby.   M and D both still there.   :)  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #131 on: June 12, 2023, 14:47 »
She has got two babys, and I can look into the tree and watch her feeding them.  I don't really like w/p's but these have become my little family  -   I am so sad  :lol:   Mrs B

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #132 on: June 16, 2023, 19:40 »
Not sure if I’ve said this before,but I’ve got crows visiting my pond, I’m ok with that, they need water I’m sure, but I’m not happy with them eating the frogs whilst they’re there  :mad: & then sitting on my bench to eat them & leave their remains on the bench for me to remove.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #133 on: June 18, 2023, 17:02 »
Caption: WHOoo are YOU looking at??

Barred owl sitting on the telephone line above my driveway at dusk.  They are large, beautiful, vocal owls, and highly social.  They even have parties (we hear these frequently this time of year).  I'd be terrified if I was a squirrel or chipmunk.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #134 on: June 24, 2023, 02:47 »
Well tonight was the night for the barred owls to party at Subversive headquarters. I don't have a recording of mine, but if you want to hear what it sounds like, listen to this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WEZqBPbCwvw
« Last Edit: June 24, 2023, 06:14 by Subversive_plot »


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