WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:15 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:20 am
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:16 pm
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 birds, I saw this tiny skull :faint: , which appears to be very old and belonging to a starling
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I am 100% sure it was not there before because I clean that spot regularly, so its a mystery who brought it there now and why :scratch:
Its so light, weights almost nothing, and well preserved. Could it be that its from a starling that died of natural causes? Hmmmm :scratch: , very puzzling.
Could be all that remained after a predator claimed it. Could be a cat kill and some other scavenger has dragged it to the place you found it.

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Post by Willpar » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:57 am

Good find, pity about the bird though.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:35 pm

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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 mealworms today, and than taking one and hiding it in one of my plants :D , bless.

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Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:08 pm

Have a quite regular magpie coming in for food. Was taking some away.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:34 am

Mother sparrow feeding four fledglings in the garden. First ones that i have seen.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:09 pm

Willpar wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:34 am
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 :)
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And starlings brought another flock of fledglings :woohoo: :dj:
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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:13 pm

Nice one butterfly.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:23 pm

I came back home late in the evening and saw something in my garden, on the ground. I went out to see what it is and saw a pile of feathers from my regular visitor GSW :weep: . S/he has been killed by something! Its so so upsetting :weep:

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Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:49 am

That`s a shame butterfly.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:29 am

Its a real shame Willpar, its a GSW couple that visited every day, male and female, it might even be a fledgling that got killed, there was a lot of down and small feathers :(

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