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sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 21 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Fantastic shot DPack.

We saw two coal tits playing in our garden yesterday. Never seen them before, so I hope they come back. Also had some gold finches on the seed feeder, I've not seen them before either, so hopefully they will be back.

I've also noticed them some sparrows have built a nest in part of the house where the swifts usually nest, so I guess we'll not be getting any swifts this year?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 21 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think I saw a swift at the farm where I get my meat last week. Just a flash of blue as the sun caught it, so not sure.

The yard robin has been in evidence, but otherwise just birds being birds I am afraid.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 21 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sgt.colon wrote:
Fantastic shot DPack.

We saw two coal tits playing in our garden yesterday. Never seen them before, so I hope they come back. Also had some gold finches on the seed feeder, I've not seen them before either, so hopefully they will be back.

I've also noticed them some sparrows have built a nest in part of the house where the swifts usually nest, so I guess we'll not be getting any swifts this year?


Thanks

coaltits are quite rare, goldfinches are ace the flatbilly lands of yorkshire seemed to have a lot of them where the landscape was suitable

swifts are quite adaptable and do not compete with sparrows for food or location so you may get both

i did the washing up a half a meter below several swift nests, with babies, on a campsite
greek ones are welcomed domestic guests, see mossies etc as well as charming

i had a moment with several hundred catching insects with a 20cm ALOW warning, they flew around and under and through my slow shapes
between floor and a couple of meters up was where the food was, a bloke is little more than a tree stump if your time is t and his is t to the -4. they are well quick.
barn ones are rather nice and reduce flies

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 21 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

it is possible there are enough aphids to make a underleaf shopping trip a good sparrow move

they probably have hatchlings, tis overdue

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 21 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i might have just taken some snaps of a young bird who knows how to vogue

back soon

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 21 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

at the mo oi am having a camera and pooter "upgrade"incident

anyway there are work arounds


tis a bit yellow, not my plan sunshine

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 21 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



tech issues will not stop me

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 21 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

As you say, quite a poser. Plenty of birdsong around at the moment, but now the leaves are starting, fewer sightings.

sgt.colon



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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 21 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Damn! That girl got more sass than Madonna.

I was down the allotment yesterday digging a bed over and nearly cut this little fellow in half with my spade. It was under the soil.



dpack



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 21 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

that was lucky, it has been chilly, so they are probably still almost hibernating

nice to have phibs, one of the reasons the dirty 4 dozen were not replaced was the phib carnage, watching a chook pal snacking on endangered species is a bit difficult
very free range nice , reduce "farm flies" yep, murder wildlife no

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 21 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

fun in kangaland



respect to the chap , he got back home as did the slithery one

throw a jumper at it, bless, it might have been in several bits and used as bait if it was me

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 21 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I am always glad that the UK has very few venomous creatures. That must have been rather frightening for the poor man.

Sgt. Colon, Glad your little friend survived your spade.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 21 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the smallest bracket is funny, a bit like seeing a kid learn about spoons and bowls, seems to have sorted mobility after a fashion

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 21 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They are funny when they start to fly. I saw a crow family teaching youngster once. It crash landed in the hedge, wings and feet out, rather like a cartoon.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 21 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

4 bracks, mum dad little bracket and short stout bracket

multi generational community

new data to me be all of them feed at the same table and seem to be comfortable with that

ss bracket has decided i am safe or part of the landscape

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