WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Placido wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:50 pm
It's come on twice again - I don't know how to erase one. Sorry.
I had a look to try and delete one but I couldn't see where it had been entered twice. I will use my stereoscopic viewer to get the full effect. :nod:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:14 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 am
Jacksparrow wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:39 pm
Butterfly wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:27 am
I can't be sure, but I think a sparrowhawk was in action this morning. When I looked out the window I saw my garden full of wood pigeon's feathers, literally all over the garden. RIP woddy :(
There may have been a strike but not necessarily a kill. A Woody is at the upper end of what a Sprawk will take on and then only the female.
That might be Jack, and I thought that woddy is a bit bigger than their usual kill, but I suspect woddy is dead by the amount of feathers there was lesf behind, it really was a lot of feathers. I can't be sure it was Sprawk though, I was just guessing. Is there any other bird of pray that would go for a big target such as woody? :unsure:
It might have been a cat as they will leave a great deal of mess.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:18 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Butterfly wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 am
Jacksparrow wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:39 pm
There may have been a strike but not necessarily a kill. A Woody is at the upper end of what a Sprawk will take on and then only the female.
That might be Jack, and I thought that woddy is a bit bigger than their usual kill, but I suspect woddy is dead by the amount of feathers there was lesf behind, it really was a lot of feathers. I can't be sure it was Sprawk though, I was just guessing. Is there any other bird of pray that would go for a big target such as woody? :unsure:
It might have been a cat as they will leave a great deal of mess.
That did cross my mind, but there was no blood or any remains, just a lot of feathers, it looked like they were plucked. We will never know for sure :shrug:
I did catch and startled a cat in my garden in the dark tonight (and it startled me too :eek: ) , not happy :grumpy:


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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:36 pm

My Robin found a sweetheart finally :woohoo: . She was in the garden exploring for the first time :clap: They make a lovely couple :love:

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Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:14 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:36 pm
My Robin found a sweetheart finally :woohoo: . She was in the garden exploring for the first time :clap: They make a lovely couple :love:
How romantic. A shaft of daylight amidst the gloom. :nod:

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Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:40 pm

Today and for the last couple of days a pair of Jackdaws collecting beakfuls of bits and pieces of dried vegetation off my drive. I don't think the nest is in the chateau grounds but one of my neighbours has some very big Leylandii which may be the building site.

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Post by Placido » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 am

Everybody's at it early it seems. Hope winter doesn't set in at last :eek: :(

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Post by Placido » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:44 pm

Whilst self-isolating with my next-door this morning she mentioned that she had seen a quail (!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: ) in her garden early yesterday morning. Her son-in-law is a birder and she 'phoned him - he said it certainly sounded like one from her description.

Note to Self: Get up even earlier, I'm missing the best bits !!

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:43 pm

People keep Quail for their eggs. Could be an escapee or should have gone to specsavers :nod:

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