WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:15 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:53 pm


Hows your heron doing Jack? Still around harassing your frogs? :unsure:
I have not seen it since Wednesday. :)

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:09 pm

I'm still travelling, in a Mediterranean country at the moment, and to my surprise, I saw a starling murmuration yesterday! Totally unexpected :faint: . That means that starlings that have been in UK for the winter are making their way to their respective countries :flying: It always amazes me to think that such small birds fly such long distances twice a year. Really amazing :)

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:19 am

More than what I saw yesterday. Found my first nest of the new season. Both surprised and delighted that it was a song thrush nest. In a deep lane around nine foot up on the bank. Could see a head and beak.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:51 am

I see birds flying with their beaks full of nesting material all the time now, all of them, crows, magpies, doves .... so sweet :love:
I put out some wool that I bought on ebay on offer in the garden, if anyone needs it, but I don't think I had any takers :shrug:
My birds are more or less back, all of them apart from wren, I still haven't seen my wren around since I got back :unsure:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:48 pm

Fairly frequent visitor, song thrush, today having a joyous bath with a male chaffinch eating close by.
Camera in next room :( :rolleyes:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:51 pm

Placido wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Fairly frequent visitor, song thrush, today having a joyous bath with a male chaffinch eating close by.
Camera in next room :( :rolleyes:
That's a pity,I've almost forgotten what a Song Thrush looks like :(

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Seen a fledgling robin today. A parent was in attendance.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:29 pm

Willpar wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Seen a fledgling robin today. A parent was in attendance.
A nice early one. Well spotted.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:24 am

:clap: Brilliant !! Day made :yes:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:27 pm

Everyone has been very busy in my garden, including myself :nod: . Birds definitely have nestlings because all of them, starlings, robins, great tits, are taking beak full of food away, clearly feeding their babies :bird2: . I saw a blue tit on my hanging basket today, taking coconut fibres from it! I've never seen something like that before, it was very cute :D . My robins always fly and land really close to me now, every time I go out with food. They go to their little tray, which is away from others, and check it immediately, and if I didn't put mealworms there they give me "that" look, the one that makes me feel guilty and makes me want to apologise :laugh: . Starlings are having so many baths, I had to refill the bird bath 4 times today :faint:
Only my handsome blackbird is still single :( . I can't believe it, such a good looking guy!

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