WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:02 pm

Willpar wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:24 pm
A very brief glimpse of a kingfisher this morning. Never stayed long enough to get a video.
Always a treat however brief. It seems to lift the spirits somehow. :nod:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:04 pm

I've been having a bunch of finches in my garden for quite a while now, chaffinches and gold finches that come every day to help themselves to some food. Lovely lively birds :love:

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Post by Willpar » Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:08 pm

Great birds to have visit butterfly. I get a goldfinch now and again, but not seen a chaffinch.

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Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:17 pm

Willpar wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:08 pm
Great birds to have visit butterfly. I get a goldfinch now and again, but not seen a chaffinch.
There was a time when a Chaffinch was viewed as being one of the usual suspect in my garden, but not anymore. :( There has bee n a steep decline in their numbers and no-one is absolutely certain of the cause. Tricho is suspected but not on the scale that has decimated the Greenfinches. The UK population is boosted in winter by winter visitors from northern climes. The BTO is on the case but we will have to wait to learn anything definite.

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Post by Willpar » Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:15 pm

That is a shame JS. check out Scottish Wildlife Garden on you tube. She has loads of them. All the feeders are in a wooded area.

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Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:29 pm

I had four Greenfinches all at the same time on the SFH feeder. That is the highest count in many years. :nod:

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Post by Willpar » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:02 pm

That is great JS. Lucky you. Sadly don`t get here in my garden.

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Post by Butterfly » Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:01 pm

Today was the first time ever that I saw a pied wagtail in my garden!! :clap: :love: Was there only for a little while, help itself to some suet and left. I hope it comes back again, super cute bird ♥️

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Post by Willpar » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:25 pm

Well done Butterfly, is a lovely bird. Have my two eating me out of house and home.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:11 pm

Good spot Butterfly. They are in my town centre but rarely come out to see us all in the housing estates.

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