WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

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WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:53 pm

A good covering of snow in the chateau garden this morning :snow: :snowman: This usually heralds the appearance of a winter thrush or two but not on this occasion :weep:

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Placido » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:07 pm

This topic is a good idea, Jacksparrow :yes:. My garden is full of stuff I didn't see.

Interesting thing about virgin snow early morning are the tracks which are obviously not birds. Have, I suppose, cat prints but looked for a fox with no luck. S'pose everything stayed home last night.
Reckon the snow ended about 4-ish this morning.

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Post by Butterfly » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:16 pm

I am not seeing anything in my garden these days as I'm waiting for the date to move to a new place. I stopped feeding birds a while ago, so they can find alternative feeding places before the winter. And I believe they all did because its so quiet and lifeless here :(
Sorry birds :(

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by greenfinch2 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:09 pm

Enjoy your new place butterfly,lots of winter birds have arrived so keeping my eyes on the feeders.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Dec 18, 2022 9:01 pm

What I didn't see today was any of the winter thrushes like Redwing and Fieldfare. Nor did any visit the garden during the recent very cold and snowy period. This is very unusual. I know they tend to migrate further west and south if the weather is bad but there are usually three or four turn up.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Willpar » Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:15 pm

Had some redwing in the winter of 2012? was that the last really cold one we had? Not had any since.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Feb 15, 2023 9:13 pm

I have become aware that I am seeing less of some species of bird recently. It could be the milder weather but I am wondering if the current bird flu epidemic is having some effect. The most noticable change has been the feral pigeons. I was regularly getting about a dozen or fifteen but now the maximum is eight. I know the sprawk had a couple of them and may have scared others but they usually recover from scares and return in big numbers.
The sparrows also seem fewer but less so than the ferals.

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Post by Willpar » Thu Feb 16, 2023 9:21 am

Am getting less ferals here, but put it down to that I only put food once a day in that feeder, so when it is gone its gone. But I am getting less starlings and the female blackbirds.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:37 pm

After several visits over a few day I have not seen the Buzzard for over a week.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Willpar » Tue Mar 07, 2023 9:10 pm

See them soaring above here now and again. But not landing.

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