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by Butterfly
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 431
Views: 274796

Re: STARLINGS

I was trying to do a little work in the back garden today and the din from Sturklets in the neighbouring trees and bushes was almost unbearable. There must have been dozens of them. This of course is very good news and I'll keep on telling myself that. :dj: I keep telling myself that too :laugh: :dj:
by Butterfly
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1706
Views: 831439

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Mother sparrow feeding four fledglings in the garden. First ones that i have seen. That's a fantastic news :clap: I have a brand new woodie in my garden, looking very goofy as they do and still learning how to feed :) https://i.imgur.com/438F6ia.jpg And starlings brought another flock of fledglings...
by Butterfly
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1706
Views: 831439

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

https://i.imgur.com/1wRRCmo.jpg This little fellow is really small, if you deduct his tail he is about twice the size of a starling. Starlings are always pushing him around :rolleyes: His other 2 siblings are a bit bigger but he is really tiny. However, he is a clever chap. I saw him eating few mea...
by Butterfly
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1276
Views: 738872

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Willpar wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:00 am
Hedgehogs making a slow return to the garden. Have at least two.
I am really glad to hear that Willpar :clap:
by Butterfly
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 431
Views: 274796

Re: STARLINGS

After complaining about the lack of Sturklets recently my garden has suddenly become a hotspot for them. I think partly because of the bathing facilities but there has been an audible presence most of the time. I think I am benefitting from some late broods. I think you are having late broods alrig...
by Butterfly
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Other Animals and Insects
Topic: BUTTERFLIES
Replies: 337
Views: 209553

Re: BUTTERFLIES

I must say, I can't recall seeing any butterflies this year, so strange :(
by Butterfly
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1706
Views: 831439

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

I had a definite sighting of a fledgling Robin. The first this year. :) That's so good to hear Jack, I haven't seen any this year, and even my adult Robin is not around much. I have no idea what happened :shrug: On another note ... while I was cleaning under the shrub where I throw some food for bi...
by Butterfly
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Starling killers
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Starling killers

Hello Bipman,
I've had starlings on my feeders regularly for few years now, and in different places, and I've never seen or heard anything like that. Usually they are the ones that are attacked. Very very strange.
by Butterfly
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 431
Views: 274796

Re: STARLINGS

It's reassuring to hear others have had good years which leaves me all the more puzzled as to why this year was a damp squib for Sturklets :shrug: Could be few reasons Jack, maybe the clutches were lost due to a new and successful predator in the area? I mean most of the time if one parent is kille...
by Butterfly
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 431
Views: 274796

Re: STARLINGS

I have to say my Sturklet experience this year was a short lived affair with less attendees than normal. I find that a little concerning. That's a shame Jack, and it is concerning :( . I must say I had more Sturklets this year than the last, but last year was the first in this property so the feede...