WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Butterfly
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:33 pm

Willpar wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:51 pm
Sad to see butterfly. Gardens are good hunting grounds for such birds.
They sure are Willpar, they sure are :wife: . All I can do is make my garden as unattractive hunting ground as possible, meaning I will shoo and scare them off every time I am around, and I will "take" their pray, all in hope that they think "this is not a good investment/reward ratio" :D

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:48 pm

It has been my experience that Sparrowhawks are not particularly frightened of humans. Respectful is probably a better word. They will flyoff if challenged but that does not deter them for another day. I had one male who was a regular visitor for several years who flew very close to me in an attempt to grab a bird nearby. A failure to succeed was no deterrent as he knew there were always likely targets for another day.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:13 pm

Not seen one here in a while.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:46 pm

I had a first in the garden today. My attention had been drawn to the hanging fatball feeder by the arrival of a family of LTTs. they were flitting in and out of my Dog rose bush to take their turn on the feeder when I noticed another bird in the same vicinity. I had the binoculars handy and quickly focussed to see a Chiffchaff :nod: Chances are it's been around before but that is the first official sighting. :banana:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:23 pm

Very nice Jack, very nice :nod:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:17 pm

Lovely birds to have in the garden JS.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:52 pm

A juvenile Sparrowhawk. It had tried to make a kill in my front garden and ended up on my drive empty taloned. This is the first time I've ever seen a Sprawk in my front garden.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:03 pm

Honing its skills no doubt JS.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by peregrine » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:03 am

Good year for the Goldfinch. I can get between 5 - 10 young at any one time at the moment. Must be from a third brood.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:38 pm

Not a bird i see a lot of here. Just on the odd occasion.

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