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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by lard View Post
    9 hatched ,One not shown as it got squashed in the bottom of nest , 2 unhatched eggs , 11 in total ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    Not sure my memory serves me correctly but I seem to remember when I was a kid magpies we're quite a rare sight. I suppose they've learnt to adapt, a bit like kestrels on the side of motorways.

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    Widely regarded as a pest, farmers and landowners in the past used to slaughter magpies and rooks and crows before bird protection was enacted in Parliament.
    Now they are protected and with few natural predators their numbers have grown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Widely regarded as a pest, farmers and landowners in the past used to slaughter magpies and rooks and crows before bird protection was enacted in Parliament.
    Now they are protected and with few natural predators their numbers have grown.
    Out here it's quite easy to get a shotgun license by telling the police all you need it for is exactly what you just stated.

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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Just watched a Crow try to raid a Pigeons nest.
    I think he was after a chick but an adult came out of the hole instead. The Crow wrestled with it sliding down the roof tiles then finally let go.


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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Just watched a Crow try to raid a Pigeons nest.
    I think he was after a chick but an adult came out of the hole instead. The Crow wrestled with it sliding down the roof tiles then finally let go.
    Crows are badass.


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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    Out here it's quite easy to get a shotgun license by telling the police all you need it for is exactly what you just stated.

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    Licences, for shotguns in Greece?
    How novel!


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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Licences, for shotguns in Greece?
    How novel!
    Tourist control.

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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    There's been a modder!
    Found this when I came out this morning. Looks like a sparrow hawk has had a goldfinch.
    Wish I'd seen it!



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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    There's been a modder!
    Found this when I came out this morning. Looks like a sparrow hawk has had a goldfinch.
    Wish I'd seen it!



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    You're a bad man Barbus.


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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    You're a bad man Barbus.
    Not me. The bad ones are the wannabe gamekeepers who want to shoot everything that they don't like.
    There's plenty more goldfinches to go around.



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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    Not me. The bad ones are the wannabe gamekeepers who want to shoot everything that they don't like.
    There's plenty more goldfinches to go around.



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    I don't think me wanting to shoot a certain Albanian makes me a gamekeeper.

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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Nice of this beautiful bird to stay still while walking the collie!!




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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratsnuts View Post
    Nice of this beautiful bird to stay still while walking the collie!!




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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    A Yellow Wagtail. Nice pic!


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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Another pic from yesterday's walk round the Common




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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Found a dead chick yesterday. It was next to the house underneath the nesting box I thought had never been used. Don't know if it's out of there or from the eaves above.
    I'll wait longer to investigate in case the box is in use.

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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    Found a dead chick yesterday. It was next to the house underneath the nesting box I thought had never been used. Don't know if it's out of there or from the eaves above.
    I'll wait longer to investigate in case the box is in use.

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    My Great tits have finished with their box, hopefully another successful nest! The Blueys were making a right racket last night, they have been fed for about 2 1/2 weeks now so they should be about ready.


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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Just had a falconry experience for my birthday.
    Flew to and from my glove, in order, an American black vulture, harris hawk, kestrel and barn owl.

    Loved it. Especially as the kestrel kept landing on my head and shoulder as well as my glove.

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    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Had a go at phone scoping from my sofa to the garden feeders .


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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    My fellow Ranger took this at the reserve on Friday, A Spoonbill got very close.

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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Hungry fledgling Rook in evening light





    Happier now one of its parents is back



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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Blackbird singing in the, er, afternoon.




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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Herring Gull




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    Default Re: Bird Feeding - sponsored by Lard

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
    Blackbird singing in the, er, afternoon.

    The song Blackbird is a highly political allegory about apartheid in the southern USA.
    That's a lovely photo...


 

 

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