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Bodger



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 8:35 pm    Post subject: They're eating us out of house and home! Reply with quote    

There was a cruelly cold wind blowing around our house today and we didn't have dozens of wild birds visiting our feeding stations, we had hundreds.

There were five different species of finches feeding at any one time. Unfortunately the batteries on the camera conked just as I was getting started but I did manage to capture these images before the lights went out.







































I had to fill the bird feeders up twice today but it was well worth the effort. It was just a shame about the damned camera.

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Midland Spinner



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely

Chickem



Joined: 27 Mar 2009
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Location: out in the Fields in sunny Devon
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fantastic pictures

Mithril



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great pics

frewen



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wonderful

T.G



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Golly, you have finches like we have starlings or towns have pigeons...

Lovely pictures

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely pictures Bodger.
The answer is to always have a spare set of batteries charged up.

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
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Location: London N21
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On Sunday we had a goldcrest and a pair of blackcaps feeding on the berries on the honeysuckle on the fence by the back door.

I normally cut that section of it back slightly so it doesn't drop leaves into the pond, but this year pruning has had to wait. Glad I left it.

Ty Gwyn



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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are they making a new Hitchcock field in North Wales?

Bodger



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We always do pretty well with birds in the garden but today was incredible.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 12 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I managed to get some pictures this morning that the flat batteries stopped me from getting yesterday.

Goldfinches and Siskins quing up at the food bar.





























A Great Tit.









As you can see from the pictures, I'm struggling to get the focus as I'd like when I'm zooming in. :cred:

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 12 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice range

winter feed really helps birdies ,the local diners include our hooded cakecrows ,a semi tame young blackbird and it's surviving parent ,thrushes,alot of little brown jobbers ,pies ,pigies,fs and ts ,

Liz in Ireland



Joined: 27 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 12 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely. I have feeders similarly positioned on the edge of woodland and get hundreds of finches too. I had to give up trying to do the bird survey because you were supposed to record the greatest number of a species seen at any one time per day....and I just couldn't distinguish and count quickly enough among the crowd of finches, sparrows, tits etc. Last week I noticed a solitary redpoll amongst them that I had never seen before. Well spose there might have been another...........

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 12 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lovely - i particularly like the last picture

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12395
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 12 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For the last week we've had dozens of red wings taking the crab apples off the tree in the front garden. They've pretty much wiped them all out now, but we've blagged a box of over-ripe apples from the neighbour and we'll be starting to put those out in the morning to see if they'll take them instead.

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