WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Post by Willpar » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:12 pm

Not seen by me worse luck, as i have not been there for several years. But was told this morning that one of the Isle Of Wight, white tailed sea eagles was spotted not too far from where i live. it was reported to wherever it gets reported to. Is a tidal river that is was spotted.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:36 pm

Willpar wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:12 pm
Not seen by me worse luck, as i have not been there for several years. But was told this morning that one of the Isle Of Wight, white tailed sea eagles was spotted not too far from where i live. it was reported to wherever it gets reported to. Is a tidal river that is was spotted.
A substantial predator. People should keep a close eye on small domestic pets. There are very few new born lambs at present so the farmers should be safe.

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Post by Butterfly » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:46 pm

I've seen one goldfinch coming to my garden lately, such a gorgeous little bird :love: , and today I've seen 3 of them eating together :woohoo: . They seem to like a tiny hanging tray that blue/great/coal tits love. Bluey didn't like new guests today and I saw him/her trying to bump them off the feeder :laugh:

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Post by Willpar » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:08 pm

Nice bird to have in the garden butterfly. Not seen one in a while in my garden.

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Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:53 pm

I'm happy to say goldfinch are regular visitors to my SF heart feeder although the numbers have dropped compared to a few years ago. A drop has been recorded all over the country by the BTO and at present no-one knows why although several theories are being considered.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:37 pm

There seem to be a drop in numbers in many bird species which is very worrying :(

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Post by peregrine » Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:00 pm

I have put out nyjer (depending how you spell it) seed in the past in the appropriate feeder. Only occasionally did Goldfinches come it to feed on them. However since I started feeding sunflower heart chips I am inundated with Goldfinches, getting 20+ frequently, on feeders and on the ground. I tried peanuts for the Tits without joy, only GSW would feed on them rarely. Again the Tits went for the sunflower hear chips which is now my main bird feed.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:35 pm

Not just today but every day. I sometimes wonder when watching the birds visiting during the hours of daylight whether they are different birds or the old favourites returning time and time again. The only ones that I am 100% certain of are the feral pigeons who have individual markings and colours. Sometime with the others you can recognise an individual from a certain defect or mannerism but mainly especially the sparrows they all look as though they came from the same mould :shrug:
"Why care? I hear you asking and to a certain extent I don't but for the future I think I will be issuing name badges and a signing in book for all visitors.
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Post by Butterfly » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:08 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:35 pm

"Why care? I hear you asking and to a certain extent I don't but for the future I think I will be issuing name badges and a signing in book for all visitors.
:nod:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Post by Butterfly » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:42 pm

I heard a piercing sound of red kite above me while in the garden today, and when I looked up I saw a red kite chasing a crow :eek: ! The chase went on for few minutes and at one point I thought that the red kite grabbed it, or at least made contact, it was that close :eek: I couldn't believe my eyes, never seen a scene like that before. The crow must have been .... well a crow :laugh: , and got close to their nest or something, but sure did something to piss red kite off that's for sure :laugh: . Had a lucky escape too :nod:

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