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Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on November 29, 2021, 11:00:13 AMThey're ace, aren't they? I saw my first one a few weeks back and it's always at the feeders now. They look almost piscine, so streamlined.Luckily get them on our feeders as well, always feeding upside down. I sometimes think of them as thieves in old-style black eye masks. One of the loveliest liquid calls from the trees as well.
Quote from: Brian Freeze on December 02, 2021, 09:02:19 AMHeard one calling down from a tree yesterday and had forgotten how unusual the call is. To my ears it sounded like an 80's plastic kids laser like what I used to have. I like the thieves comparison too. Ta.Saw four bullfinches in a tree yesterday at the same time, three male and one female. Extraordinary scenes. Even the kids managed to spot them too. They hung around for a good couple of minutes.
Quote from: paruses on December 02, 2021, 09:58:01 AMNot to troll @Voltan (Man of Steel) but the goldfinches are still hanging around in numbers in the garden - even though I failed to fill the feeders for a few days which usually the nob off to somewhere better.
Quote from: jobotic on December 02, 2021, 04:22:41 PMHad a little ride to the Medway estuary on Tuesday, good haulshelduckpintailwigeontealoystercatcherslapwingsringed ploversbar tailed godwitsredshankscurlewsplus robins, blackbirds, wrens and shitlove a bit of mud in the winter
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on December 04, 2021, 08:52:03 PM^ That could be a stonechat, Clatty - I'm not sure. The beak doesn't look right for a bullfinch.
Quote from: paruses on December 04, 2021, 09:01:54 PMI think so. Lovely pic.
Quote from: Clatty McCutcheon on December 04, 2021, 09:28:42 PMThanks for the corrections - I think you're spot on. I've had another bird identification nightmare here, a bit like earlier in the thread when I labelled a wheatear as a chaffinch! I'll need to remember and look at beak shape/size. And probably start presenting photos without comment to avoid any more mistakes.
Quote from: paruses on November 26, 2021, 08:19:02 AMApart from cars they are the main natural predator of hedgehogs.Funny how stuff can be hyper-localised. The equivalent of maybe 12 doors down from me has yellowhammer dripping from his trees at certain times of the year and I've never seen one in the garden or neighbouring gardens/trees.
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on November 29, 2021, 11:00:13 AMWe're currently getting visits on the lawn from jays. We usually see them in nearby oak trees but apparently this autumn has been a bad season for acorns, so they're obviously more in need of other food sources.
Quote from: Clatty McCutcheon on December 10, 2021, 02:32:04 PMSpent a while watching this bird hovering across the hillsides yesterday, on the hunt for prey. Anyone good at identifying raptors in flight from slightly blurry zoomed photos? Not even going to venture a guess after my recent bird ID failures.
Quote from: Voltan (Man of Steel) on December 10, 2021, 03:41:16 PMBeautiful scenery. If that's on your doorstep I'm more than a little jealous.
Quote from: Clatty McCutcheon on December 04, 2021, 09:28:42 PMThanks for the corrections - I think you're spot on. I've had another bird identification nightmare here, a bit like earlier in the thread when I labelled a wheatear as a chaffinch!
Quote from: DoesNotFollow on December 11, 2021, 09:56:27 PMOnly sort of spotting related, but as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend I've been illustrating a section of our garden from summer, with plants and several bird and bug species. I'm getting this turned into a jigsaw puzzle.
Quote from: bgmnts on December 13, 2021, 12:35:59 AMAbsolutely love little birds that have a "u fukin wot mate?" face.
Quote from: Mr Eggs on December 02, 2021, 11:20:09 PMSounds ace. Don't want to derail the the thread or owt, but have you had any negative interactions with the ones that self identify as PROPER BIRDERS (The ones that have a patch list, a year list, a life list, etc...). All blinged up with £3000 of Technical glass?
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