WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby greenfinch2 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:00 pm

GET well hoppy ,the feeders have been quiet lately but thet took a turn for the better today and had Dunnocks, its been along time since I saw them and C oal tits its been years since they were on the go ,last week I saw baby goldfinch being fed ,a bit late i thought then on saturday the Sparrowhawk made a visit he made aa kill most likely a sparrow. :wave2:
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:56 pm

The last remains of an adult Greenfinch(in reality a lot of feathers :( ) I'm not sure if it was a Sprawk or a Cat but the garden was fairly quiet today which would suggest the former.
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby Placido » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 am

Oh no, not a greenfinch !!!
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Another pile of Greenfinch feathers but this time the perpetrator will still in situ. A splendid(it has to be said) male Sparrowhawk was perched in the Rowan looking very satisfied. This fellow is very bold and refused to budge when I ventured in his direction and finally flew off when I got under the tree. For good measure he showed up again 4 hours later chasing another bird. He recorded a miss this time but my birds are now terrified and have not been seen since this morning :(
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby Placido » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:07 am

I've noticed that too - sprawks seem to have little or no fear of humans. They absolutely will not be deterred from their goal.
Had one once, clinging with outspread wings to next door's now long gone leylandii hedge, peering inside to try to spot lunch. I yelled, rattled scary stick mk. I - no reaction. Eventually I touched the bird with a twig and then finally it flew off, with very bad grace. 'Onestly, the language :eek: :rolleyes: :( !!
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:36 pm

The Sprawk seems to be clearing up the remaining Greenfinches after the tricho epidemic. Another pathetic pile of feathers on the lawn this afternoon :(
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby greenfinch2 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:14 pm

Poor Greenfinches dont like to here about them ,crows are playing games with my feeders to get the fatballs ,and a dashed cat going for my Sparrows
I have not seen the Sparrowhawk again . :wave2:
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:11 pm

The Sprawk came for a look again today but despite having a good look around could find no-one to prey upon. :)
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby Biker » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:28 am

Hoppie today, quite happy after a lot of TLC :

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Postby nuthatch » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:34 pm

:thumbsup: :bunny:
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