WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Nov 14, 2023 8:55 pm

It has become very quiet in my garden. I am getting birds but it seems numbers have reduced again. for some reason the Golfinches are not coming like they have been :( . On the upside I did see a Chaffinch. :)

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Willpar » Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:57 pm

My numbers seem stable at the moment. Have never had a chaffinch in the garden though.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:54 pm

My garden has become a lot quieter in the last 5 days. I am still getting a few birds but less than I expect at this time of year. I'm thinking they have been frightened by a Sprawk but I am seeing more cats than I would like.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:15 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:54 pm
My garden has become a lot quieter in the last 5 days. I am still getting a few birds but less than I expect at this time of year. I'm thinking they have been frightened by a Sprawk but I am seeing more cats than I would like.
I think I have found out the problem. I looked out the back window this morning to see a Buzzard sitting on the fence between myself and next door. I also saw the little birds flying off with a lot of twittering. :(

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Willpar » Wed Jan 17, 2024 10:52 pm

Must say lately that the garden is having some very quiet moments. Don't seem to be any particular reason. Usually busy first thing then goes quiet after that.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:44 pm

What I didn't see today or any other day for some time now is a Collared Dove. Not so long ago there always seemed to be a least a pair hanging around waiting to get on the SFH feeder but I haven't seen one for months. :shrug:
I have not read anything suggesting they were struggling but my own theory is that they've been hit hard by the bird flu. Perhaps it is just in my area. :shrug:

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Willpar » Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:05 pm

Have never had one in my garden, although have seen them in the general area in the past.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:44 pm

Willpar wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:05 pm
Have never had one in my garden, although have seen them in the general area in the past.
I had noticed that they never appeared in any of your videos.

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Butterfly » Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:35 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:44 pm
What I didn't see today or any other day for some time now is a Collared Dove. Not so long ago there always seemed to be a least a pair hanging around waiting to get on the SFH feeder but I haven't seen one for months. :shrug:
I have not read anything suggesting they were struggling but my own theory is that they've been hit hard by the bird flu. Perhaps it is just in my area. :shrug:
Must be your area, I have loads of them, at least 10 every day, lost the count :)

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Re: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE TODAY

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:24 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:35 pm
Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:44 pm
What I didn't see today or any other day for some time now is a Collared Dove. Not so long ago there always seemed to be a least a pair hanging around waiting to get on the SFH feeder but I haven't seen one for months. :shrug:
I have not read anything suggesting they were struggling but my own theory is that they've been hit hard by the bird flu. Perhaps it is just in my area. :shrug:
Must be your area, I have loads of them, at least 10 every day, lost the count :)
I suspected that was the case. After I said I hadn't seen one for ages I did see two on my neighbours fence that afternoon. :nod:

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