WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 pm

For me a visit from a Coal Tit is a cause for celebration. Tonight I celebrate :banana:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:46 am

:yes:
Hope the urgent order of HB reached you in time.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by peregrine » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:52 pm

After months of absence two Nuthatches back on the bird table. One smaller than the other. Not sure if a pair and if so which one is the female, larger or smaller. Bird books don't really say.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:07 pm

Wow, nuthatches. Never seen them in my garden. But have seen them down the woods, which is only a short distance away.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:17 pm

peregrine wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:52 pm
After months of absence two Nuthatches back on the bird table. One smaller than the other. Not sure if a pair and if so which one is the female, larger or smaller. Bird books don't really say.
An adult and a juvenile perhaps?

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:52 am

My bird books don't differentiate size either so have to go with adult and juve.
Great spot.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:46 pm

After last week's celebrations at the arrival of a Coal Tit I thought the chances of requiring the fizzy wine again were very slim. :nod: However I had not thought a visit from a Wren was very likely having not seen on for about 18 months :( It just goes to show how wrong you can be. There it was and availing itself of the bathing facilities too. :banana:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:58 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:46 pm
After last week's celebrations at the arrival of a Coal Tit I thought the chances of requiring the fizzy wine again were very slim. :nod: However I had not thought a visit from a Wren was very likely having not seen on for about 18 months :( It just goes to show how wrong you can be. There it was and availing itself of the bathing facilities too. :banana:
You are on a roll Jack :clap:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Placido » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:36 am

:yes: !! A wren always makes the day :tampoline: :rara:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by peregrine » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:43 am

Placido wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:52 am
My bird books don't differentiate size either so have to go with adult and juve.
Great spot.

This is all I could find on the internet - so I agree with all that they are probably adult and juvenile.

'There is not much difference between male and female varieties; the only real difference being that the female has slightly paler upper parts and a brown stripe around the eyes'

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