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Re: Feed the birds

Postby johnh » 13 Jul 2019, 18:57

Davycc wrote:
Viduka Hits The Mark wrote:They will be lucky to escape the Rats attention. Very strange to change from their natural habitat. Cambridgeshire does have trees and bushes doesn't it?



I'd say first year mating birds as they are most likely to make such a mistake.

The cat brought this poor wee thing to the door this morning.

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That reminded me. Many years ago I went into the back garden just in time to see next door's cat walking down our lawn with a blackbird in its mouth. I managed to free the blackbird which flew into the nearest tree. Its feathers were all ruffled and stayed ruffled. We christened it 'Scruffy'. Whenever I went into the back garden it would fly down and stay on the lawn all the time I was there. It was with us for a number of years.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 19 Jul 2019, 07:04

07:30 this morning we had a veritable feeding frenzy in the garden on the feeders. Three different species of tits, dunnocks, starlings, blackbirds, sparrows, goldfinch, greenfinch & robins. Never seen so many birds in one spot :D
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Davycc » 19 Jul 2019, 19:01

Slightly off topic and I really shouldn't but couldn't help myself. Whilst away over the last week in Portugal we had Collard Doves cooing every morning outside the villa. My 75 year old mother-out-law said at breakfast after the second or so day that she recognized the call as she heard the same birds back home. I told her not to be daft as these were Portugese birds and had a completely different accent..... I knew they sounded different she said, do the ones from Antrim understand these one..... What like when they are on holiday.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 12 Aug 2019, 10:39

A new garden record of 12 goldfinches this morning. :D
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 12 Aug 2019, 14:51

After not hearing a Cuckoo call for years i'm glad to report that they are thriving in Scotland. Everytime we pulled over to park, whether we had traveled 10 miles or fifty, the first thing that greeted was a Cuckoo call. It was either the same bird following us, or it was a subliminal message. :D
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Selby White » 13 Aug 2019, 06:51

NottinghamWhite wrote:A new garden record of 12 goldfinches this morning. :D


We've a few this morning, counted 8.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby NottinghamWhite » 13 Aug 2019, 07:59

What we’ve had few of this year are House Martins whether they are in decline or not I don’t know but last few years we’ve had loads hawking around our house.
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Re: Feed the birds

Postby Davycc » 13 Aug 2019, 08:54

NottinghamWhite wrote:What we’ve had few of this year are House Martins whether they are in decline or not I don’t know but last few years we’ve had loads hawking around our house.


Definitely not in decline here, just looking out at dozens of them.
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Re: Feed the birds

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Re: Feed the birds

Postby ChilwellWhite » 13 Aug 2019, 15:53

NottinghamWhite wrote:https://twitter.com/rarebirdalertuk/status/1160991817359396864?s=21


That’s incredible :thumbup:
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