WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:21 pm

My alpha Blackbird eating the tadpoles again. He's really good at catching them I watched him have three tries and he got one every time. I did register my displeasure but he chose to ignore me. :nod:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:41 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:21 pm
I did register my displeasure but he chose to ignore me. :nod:
:laugh:

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Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:50 pm

Joy of joys a Song thrush turned up today. The first sighting for several years. It stopped long enough to enjoy a bath, find a good sized worm to scoff and take more than a passing interest in the tadpoles. As for the latter it still has a little to learn. I saw a couple of attempts without success and then it gave up. :)

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:24 pm

That's a lovely visitor Jack :love: . I am starting to be seriously worried about your tadpoles, they are becoming quite popular :laugh:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:25 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Joy of joys a Song thrush turned up today. The first sighting for several years. It stopped long enough to enjoy a bath, find a good sized worm to scoff and take more than a passing interest in the tadpoles. As for the latter it still has a little to learn. I saw a couple of attempts without success and then it gave up. :)
Strange you should mention that, Jacksparrow, about the thrush ablutions - my thrush comes every day for a bath. They seem to be irresistibly attracted to water.
Hope it becomes a regular :nod:. Pity about the taddies :shrug:

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Post by Placido » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:00 am

What I'm not seeing all of a sudden are my birds :magnify:. Apart from one lone blackbird mother still gathering little worms there is a dramatic drop in numbers. Ground food left uneaten :eek: !!
I think the Summer Vacation has begun :weep:. They'll be back in October .......

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:14 pm

Placido wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:00 am
What I'm not seeing all of a sudden are my birds :magnify:. Apart from one lone blackbird mother still gathering little worms there is a dramatic drop in numbers. Ground food left uneaten :eek: !!
I think the Summer Vacation has begun :weep:. They'll be back in October .......
I was about to post something similar. I am still getting Sparrows but other species are showing a marked decline. The dreaded ferals are still turning up to hoover up the dropped seed but there is getting less work for them to do.

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Post by Placido » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:25 am

Thing is they don't tell you when they're about to disembark. Just up and off :(.
Left with a ruck of food which is only slowly disappearing.

Honest Placi (Pre-loved Birdseed) Inc.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Savannah » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:27 pm

I saw 2 squirrels near my mums garden fence, one was nibbling on something while the other was looking around, I'll take them some monkey nuts the next time i visit mum. :yes:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:14 pm

I see the blackbirds are eating the purple berries on the berberis i have. My rowan berries seem to have mostly gone.

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