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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    We’ve got a Wood Pigeon that has started eating the blossom on our trees, much to my missus’s disapproval.
    I don’t mind, it’s a pretty bird and quite friendly, they’ve been nesting in a conifer further down the road for years.
    Wood pigeons have eaten my brussel sprout plants. Not really fussed, the cabbage whites would probably have decimated them anyway.


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    I had a couple Motmots trying to get into my house yesterday. They were sitting on the window trim of my front door, looking in and making a bit of a racket.

    Beautiful birds though.




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    Two firsts of the year today, Golden Oriole and Hoopoe.

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    Another first of the year today, Nightingale, landed on a branch right above me then flew off somewhere nearby to sing it's head off. Beautiful.


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    Saw a Kestrel fly past with a mouse in its chops thst other day. Also saw what I can only describe as a heron shaped bird but it was smaller and very white. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugenboppboppbopp View Post
    Saw a Kestrel fly past with a mouse in its chops thst other day. Also saw what I can only describe as a heron shaped bird but it was smaller and very white. Any ideas?

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    Probably a little egret. They're getting quite common now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    Probably a little egret. They're getting quite common now.

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    Just googled and you are spot on. Cheers

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    Egrets, I've seen a few
    But then again ... too few to mention


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    Another tick today, a Hawfinch, got a really good look at it, almost identical to the picture in my book. Birdnet suggested it might have heard one a few days ago but I didn't see it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest65 View Post
    Another tick today, a Hawfinch, got a really good look at it, almost identical to the picture in my book. Birdnet suggested it might have heard one a few days ago but I didn't see it.
    Nice one, never seen one myself.

    We’ve got a load of aggro going on with a Magpie at the moment, I think it’s trying to take a young chick from a Blackbirds nest. So there’s two blackbirds sounding their alarm call chasing a magpie around, then a pigeon and a sparrow joined in
    The magpie isn’t too popular!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Nice one, never seen one myself.

    We’ve got a load of aggro going on with a Magpie at the moment, I think it’s trying to take a young chick from a Blackbirds nest. So there’s two blackbirds sounding their alarm call chasing a magpie around, then a pigeon and a sparrow joined in
    The magpie isn’t too popular!
    No Magpies up here, but lots of Jays doing much the same thing.
    On the plus side we are serenaded nightly by Nightingales.


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    Yesterday, late afternoon, when packing gear away at Portland Fishing Lakes, near Sibsthorpe, Notts, me and my mate watched as a real live osprey flew over the lake we had just been fishing.
    It swooped down and rose up with a fish in its talons.
    This was a first for me: I have never seen one in the wild before.
    We wondered if it was one from Rutland Water, or maybe a passing migrant... any ideas Lard?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Yesterday, late afternoon, when packing gear away at Portland Fishing Lakes, near Sibsthorpe, Notts, me and my mate watched as a real live osprey flew over the lake we had just been fishing.
    It swooped down and rose up with a fish in its talons.
    This was a first for me: I have never seen one in the wild before.
    We wondered if it was one from Rutland Water, or maybe a passing migrant... any ideas Lard?
    One was spotted (not by me) over Attenborough nature reserve a few weeks ago. Could be the same one?

    I saw my first red kite today. Totally unexpectedly. We've come to Yorkshire for the weekend and this afternoon were visiting Helmsley Castle and one suddenly appeared soaring over the ruins. We've had a lovely day but that was a lovely surprise that made our day.
    Walking the dog near the cottage this morning heard my first skylark of 2021 (didn't see it, it was in a field not in the sky) and according to birdnet also heard a corn bunting.

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    Had this flying over the garden earlier in the week


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    We wondered if it was one from Rutland Water, or maybe a passing migrant... any ideas Lard?
    You won’t get an answer from Lard. After years of sustained abuse I managed to get my goal and rid him from the forum, my ultimate goal of world domination is now one step closer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughton,we have a problem View Post
    You won’t get an answer from Lard. After years of sustained abuse I managed to get my goal and rid him from the forum, my ultimate goal of world domination is now one step closer.


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    I don’t think we’re rid of Lard. He’ll just come back as a pale imitation of himself.


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    These flowers evolved long tubes with nectar at the bottom so that only moths with long tongues could reach the nectar and pollinate the flowers in the process.

    The Olive Backed Sunbird has learnt a sneaky trick of making a hole in the end of the tube with his sharp beak and sucking out the nectar.






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    Had my Blue Tits and Great Tits back nesting again this year with a new addition of a pair of Long Tailed Tits, their nests are a work of art.

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    Not the only pair of tits to return then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughton,we have a problem View Post
    Not the only pair of tits to return then.
    Where have you been?


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    Been reading some of Lard's Tweets, and his involvement in good local causes is top notch.

    Hope he returns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-engelos Mindminackers View Post
    Been reading some of Lard's Tweets, and his involvement in good local causes is top notch.

    Hope he returns.
    Top bloke. I'm not on Twitter but I can imagine he's doing some good work.


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    Don't know what has got the Ravens all excited today, there's at least 30 milling about overhead. Been at it all morning, lots of noise.

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    This cheeky chap tried to join us for lunch today



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    Thai Magpie Robins enjoying cooling down in the bath










 

 

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