WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:52 pm

Willpar wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:33 pm
Small pile of feathers in the garden just now. Either a dunnock or robin fledgling. Cat or hawk no doubt.
:cry2:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:16 pm

A black cat is a regular visitor, so could well be that one.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:42 pm

There is a new woody fledgling in my garden :D . They are always so cute and innocent and clumsy looking :hug2: . Got pushed around a bit by an adult when it tried to get on a food tray, but eventually found a way to get some food :nod:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:52 am

Good to see Butterfly. Have only had the one here so far this year, and that was a while back.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:39 pm

Crows are not rare in my part of the south midlands but they are a rare visitor to my garden. Today was one of those days. It's prize was a sultana which I thought for a bird that size was a poor return on the energy used. :shake:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:25 pm

Good spot JS never had one in my garden.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:54 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:39 pm
Crows are not rare in my part of the south midlands but they are a rare visitor to my garden. Today was one of those days. It's prize was a sultana which I thought for a bird that size was a poor return on the energy used. :shake:
I am lucky to have few crow visitors, and I noticed that myself, they sometimes come and eat few suet pellets :shrug: , as you said Jack, for a bird that size it looks like its not worth the effort but I guess they know better :D

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:30 am

There was another sparrowhawk attack! :wife: I heard the familiar alarm calls, mainly by magpies, went outside to check and startled the sparrowhawk, who had a starling pinned to the ground. As the sparrowhawk flew away, starling flew to the nearest shrub and hid there. I could see its tail, but thought to leave it and give it a chance to recover from trauma. When I went to check later, I could still see the tail, it wasn't moving.
So I went there, took it in my hand and saw that it was dead :( . There was no visible injuries, which makes me think that it probably died of heart attack due to the stress and fright :( . So sad :(

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:38 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:30 am
There was another sparrowhawk attack! :wife: I heard the familiar alarm calls, mainly by magpies, went outside to check and startled the sparrowhawk, who had a starling pinned to the ground. As the sparrowhawk flew away, starling flew to the nearest shrub and hid there. I could see its tail, but thought to leave it and give it a chance to recover from trauma. When I went to check later, I could still see the tail, it wasn't moving.
So I went there, took it in my hand and saw that it was dead :( . There was no visible injuries, which makes me think that it probably died of heart attack due to the stress and fright :( . So sad :(
It is never good to witness a Srawk attack. I have scared a few off over the years but they often return, unseen, for another go. That's the way nature is I'm afraid. :(

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Willpar » Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:51 pm

Sad to see butterfly. Gardens are good hunting grounds for such birds.

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