WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:07 pm

This is what I saw just outside my garden, by the fence :(
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I'm not sure but I think the victim is a dove :(
RIP :cry2:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:33 pm

Possibly a dove but some of the feather colours are quite dark so a juvenile woodie or a feral are also possible.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:38 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Possibly a dove but some of the feather colours are quite dark so a juvenile woodie or a feral are also possible.
It is a possibility that its a juvenile woodie, I have few of them coming to the garden all the time. Poor thing :(
My doves have been suspiciously awol today though, makes me wonder ...
We will never know for sure :shrug:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by peregrine » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:10 am

Butterfly wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:07 pm
This is what I saw just outside my garden, by the fence :(
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I'm not sure but I think the victim is a dove :(
RIP :cry2:
Looks like you have a Sparrowhawk in your neighbourhood.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:50 am

peregrine wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:10 am
Looks like you have a Sparrowhawk in your neighbourhood.
I think so peregrine, it looks like a neat plucking job, Sparrowhawk style.
On a brighter side ... while I was putting the food out, my little Robin, the one with hairstyle issues, landed on a tray behind me and started eating. I wouldn't even notice if he didn't chirp gently, as in saying "hello" :wave2: . Super sweet :love:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:01 pm

I have noticed that the garden and feeders have suddenly stopped getting so many bird visitors. Even the Sparrows who were eating epic amounts of seed only a week ago have taken their business elsewhere.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:58 am

Same here - lots have decamped for their summer hols.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:33 pm

I had four Feral Pigeons turn up today. Well lucky old you I can hear you chorus but remarkably those were the first I'd seen since Friday last week :shrug: Normal service up to then was about 15 to 20 hoovering up every crumb of dropped food plus any they could steal from the hanging feeders :(
I'm assuming a better offer has has been made elsewhere otherwise I'm baffled.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:03 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:33 pm
I had four Feral Pigeons turn up today. Well lucky old you I can hear you chorus but remarkably those were the first I'd seen since Friday last week :shrug: Normal service up to then was about 15 to 20 hoovering up every crumb of dropped food plus any they could steal from the hanging feeders :(
I'm assuming a better offer has has been made elsewhere otherwise I'm baffled.
They're all back! Not a word of apology or explanation :(

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:32 am

Can just imagine your joy and relief, Jacksparrow :chuckle:

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