WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:56 am

That's what next-door's s-i-l said. An escapee, not the bit about Specsavers :magnify: .

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:11 am

There was a woody's down feather on the garden fence, gently blown by the breeze. A gold finch landed, took it in its bill, ripped it in half and few off with the half. Someone is building a nest me thinks :D :clap:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:30 pm

I reported the other day that Jackdaws were taking materials off my drive for nest building. It appears that word has got around in the Jackdaw community as this morning at 9am there were six on the drive and a seventh sitting on the fence awaiting it's turn. My drive is looking a good deal tidier. :nod:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:12 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:30 pm
My drive is looking a good deal tidier. :nod:
:laugh:
They are all busy these days, I had a starling ripping off bits of what I believe is skunk vine, and taking beakfull away, clearly for the nest building purposes :D

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Post by Butterfly » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:52 pm

I enjoyed watching my Robin on the ground tray having dinner, than when he finished he jumped off, picked up one large dry leaf from the ground and put it on the tray before flying off! I saw that before, a single dry leaf in the food tray but always thought its blown by the wind, now I think it's been him all along, covering the food to hide it from other birds maybe :eek: :hug2:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:28 pm

I went out to check the feeders in the garden, and saw a commotion on the wall. There were 4 dunnocks hopping around each other and fluttering their wings. Than the two of them started fighting really viciously, fell on the ground and continued fighting there :eek: . They were so consumed with the fight that they didn't even notice that I was there. I tried whistling just to get their attention and make them stop, but that was ignored :scratch:
Only when I started moving towards them slowly did they take notice and let go of each other. Never see dunnocks fight before :eek:

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Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:48 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:28 pm
I went out to check the feeders in the garden, and saw a commotion on the wall. There were 4 dunnocks hopping around each other and fluttering their wings. Than the two of them started fighting really viciously, fell on the ground and continued fighting there :eek: . They were so consumed with the fight that they didn't even notice that I was there. I tried whistling just to get their attention and make them stop, but that was ignored :scratch:
Only when I started moving towards them slowly did they take notice and let go of each other. Never see dunnocks fight before :eek:
The lovelife of Dunnocks is a complicated affair. It does not surprise me that it turns nasty on occasion. :shake:

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Post by Butterfly » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:22 am

My blackbirds are super busy feeding their babies at the moment, suet being their favourite to take away to the nest :) . Bluey took a leaf from my lavender plant and flew away with it, clearly trying to make a calming atmosphere in the nest :nod:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:08 pm

I saw something I'd never witnessed before. One of the two magpies that hang around appeared to take a dislike to the Collared Doves. The doves usually turn up late afternoon to pig out from the SF hearts feeder and today was no different but each time one or more of them perched on the feeder the Magpie would swoop in a scare them off. In the end it wouldn't tolerate them being anywhere in the garden. Meanwhile Sparrows, Blackbirds ,Woodies and feral pigeons all fed uninterrupted and unhindered :shrug:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:29 am

How strange. Mind you, a magpie in a bit of a mood isn't strange at all.
I've forgotten what a collie dove looks like.

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