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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2800 on: March 11, 2022, 06:57:12 am »
The Woodpeckers in Caldies Park this morning sounded brilliant. Really cracking at the trees, echoing everywhere. Superb.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2801 on: March 11, 2022, 07:35:54 am »
There was one near me yesterday, could hear him for hours. There must be easier ways to find food?!

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2802 on: March 11, 2022, 08:13:22 am »
There was one near me yesterday, could hear him for hours. There must be easier ways to find food?!
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2803 on: March 11, 2022, 04:19:52 pm »
The Woodpeckers in Caldies Park this morning sounded brilliant. Really cracking at the trees, echoing everywhere. Superb.
We saw one in Sefton Park the other week, but he was probing the bark looking for insects.

Also spotted a pair of Ring-Necked Parakeets nesting in a hole a woodpecker had made.  :)
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2804 on: March 20, 2022, 11:31:11 am »
I am so angry. The fire which happened on the marshes around Parkgate was said to have been started deliberately. Not only did the arses who start this put people's lives at risk but they have probably destroyed part of a unique and vital territory for a number of birds and wildlife whose status is already on the danger list. I just cannot even begin to imagine what gets in the mind of people who do damage like this? What possible joy can they get out of it?  :'( :no

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2805 on: March 20, 2022, 11:40:25 am »
Today

Robins, Larks?, Magpies, Wood Pigeons, Blackbirds, Doves and some others I'm not too sure about (Little titchy things - with yellow markings - maybe a tit or something?)
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2806 on: March 20, 2022, 11:55:27 am »
Today

Robins, Larks?, Magpies, Wood Pigeons, Blackbirds, Doves and some others I'm not too sure about (Little titchy things - with yellow markings - maybe a tit or something?)


Goldfinch?



I saw the kite again today, cruising around serenely while a few crows and parakeets made a right racket following him around. Didn’t look too arsed.


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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2807 on: March 20, 2022, 12:13:27 pm »
I am so angry. The fire which happened on the marshes around Parkgate was said to have been started deliberately. Not only did the arses who start this put people's lives at risk but they have probably destroyed part of a unique and vital territory for a number of birds and wildlife whose status is already on the danger list. I just cannot even begin to imagine what gets in the mind of people who do damage like this? What possible joy can they get out of it?  :'( :no

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All those ground nesting birds. 

Harriers, Pippin's, larks, probably short eared owls.

Annoys the hell out of me too.  Just ignorant thick bastards 😡

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2808 on: March 20, 2022, 12:28:41 pm »
All those ground nesting birds. 

Harriers, Pippin's, larks, probably short eared owls.

Annoys the hell out of me too.  Just ignorant thick bastards 😡

Lot's of little lizards around there as well, it's just horrible. I have seen pictures this morning and it's just a huge area now blackened out it could be years before the area recovers. It's crucial for the raptors as well they get a lot of their diet there, especially Harriers which I had the pleasure of watching there last week. It just makes you despair of people acting without thinking about the consequences of their actions.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2809 on: March 20, 2022, 01:11:48 pm »
Goldfinch?



I saw the kite again today, cruising around serenely while a few crows and parakeets made a right racket following him around. Didn’t look too arsed.



No kind of darker with a hint of blue and yellow on it

Only saw it once, so not sure
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2810 on: March 20, 2022, 04:38:09 pm »
That's terrible Jill, I didn't know about that. Scumbags.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2811 on: March 20, 2022, 05:34:19 pm »
No kind of darker with a hint of blue and yellow on it

Only saw it once, so not sure

Tit
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2812 on: March 20, 2022, 05:48:41 pm »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2813 on: March 20, 2022, 05:49:53 pm »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2814 on: March 20, 2022, 08:49:28 pm »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2815 on: March 21, 2022, 10:43:02 am »
Tit


:D

This looks similar - but the body and wings were blue-er...




It had nowhere near as much yellow as the others

I'll try and get a photo of some of them
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2816 on: March 21, 2022, 03:23:58 pm »
Watching a small flock of gold finches feeding on the Niger seeds and right behind them, in the field a lamb's just been born 🥰

Awe it's just stood up after a good clean from mum 🤗

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2817 on: March 21, 2022, 03:59:15 pm »
And now baby number two 🥰
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2818 on: March 21, 2022, 04:24:37 pm »
Watching a small flock of gold finches feeding on the Niger seeds and right behind them, in the field a lamb's just been born 🥰

Awe it's just stood up after a good clean from mum 🤗

Amazing stuff! :)


I once saw a giraffe being born in Knowsely Safari Park when I was a kid.

Incredible experience.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2819 on: March 21, 2022, 11:20:28 pm »
The wonders of Andy managing to discuss a giraffe born in captivity in the ornithology thread :)
Brilliant.

My Niger seeds weren't a success last year, they were untouched despite the plethora of Goldfinches in the area. I ended up mixing them.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2820 on: March 22, 2022, 06:35:28 pm »
This is unreal. I've got a Sparrowhawk currently roosting in our living room, sat by the table lamp.

I found it injured outside. It can't fly but almost scurried into the main road in front of cars. Off to the rescue centre tomorrow. In the meantime, it's roosting while we watch telly. 😊
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2821 on: March 22, 2022, 06:45:48 pm »
The wonders of Andy managing to discuss a giraffe born in captivity in the ornithology thread :)
Brilliant.

My Niger seeds weren't a success last year, they were untouched despite the plethora of Goldfinches in the area. I ended up mixing them.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2822 on: March 22, 2022, 07:05:32 pm »
This is unreal. I've got a Sparrowhawk currently roosting in our living room, sat by the table lamp.

I found it injured outside. It can't fly but almost scurried into the main road in front of cars. Off to the rescue centre tomorrow. In the meantime, it's roosting while we watch telly. 😊

Did you carry it into your house? How did you manage that?!

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2823 on: March 22, 2022, 08:29:09 pm »
Did you carry it into your house? How did you manage that?!
It could only run about on the ground, so I ushered it into a corner then put an old jumper over it so I could pick it up and bring it indoors without getting ripped to bits by his talons. We've given it a free run in the living room. It's currently roosting on a cushion on a chair.

I'll take it to a rescue centre tomorrow when they open. He's asleep just now. It's amazing though. A bird of prey asleep on your chair. 😲

What the hell is it with me? A few years ago I also found a snake in my parents' shed. I put that in a big container and the RSPCA picked it up the following day.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2824 on: March 22, 2022, 11:05:30 pm »
Any pictures?
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2825 on: March 22, 2022, 11:11:08 pm »
Any pictures?
I've taken a couple on my phone but don't know how to post them. The site always tells me the files are too big when I try to put pictures on here.

He's still fast asleep on the chair.

Edit: just tried again, and it said file too big.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2826 on: March 22, 2022, 11:12:12 pm »
I've taken a couple on my phone but don't know how to post them. The site always tells me the files are too big when I try to put pictures on here.

He's still fast asleep on the chair.

Wow, that is amazing.  ;D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2827 on: March 22, 2022, 11:16:28 pm »
Wow, that is amazing.  ;D
It is. Mrs Spion has fallen in love with him. 😍

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2828 on: March 23, 2022, 09:42:24 am »
The injured Sparrowhawk (now called Spadge) has had a comfortable night roosting on a cushion on the chair. He'll be off to the rescue centre when it opens shortly. We're going to miss him, but he needs to be well again and soaring around the skies.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2829 on: March 23, 2022, 11:23:55 am »
The injured Sparrowhawk (now called Spadge) has had a comfortable night roosting on a cushion on the chair. He'll be off to the rescue centre when it opens shortly. We're going to miss him, but he needs to be well again and soaring around the skies.
Amazing that mate. Well in for spotting it and hope it makes it.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2830 on: March 23, 2022, 11:31:55 am »
Well done mate!! Good on you.

Poor thing, hope it makes a full recovery.


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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2831 on: March 23, 2022, 11:40:06 am »
We've had a typical spring morning chorus today.

Blackbirds, robins, dunnocks, sparrows, tits, finches, buzzards and the chiff chaffs are back from Africa for the summer.

A beautiful sunrise over Liverpool then a couple of red squirrels on the feeders completed the idyll.

Well done with the sparrowhawk SoS, not many people would know how to catch one so let's hope it's fixable.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2832 on: March 23, 2022, 11:50:49 am »
I've taken a couple on my phone but don't know how to post them. The site always tells me the files are too big when I try to put pictures on here.

He's still fast asleep on the chair.

Edit: just tried again, and it said file too big.

Register with photobox, put the pics on there and then right click on the image, select copy image address (IIRC) and then post it inbetween the image tags.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2833 on: March 23, 2022, 04:38:35 pm »
*Update on Spadge*

Thanks for the comments, everyone.  :)

I took him to Freshfields Animal Rescue this morning. The bad news is they couldn't take him due to avian flu. No new wild birds allowed onsite, unfortunately.

The nearest place they knew of capable of looking after him was in Cheshire, not far from Knutsford. Anyway, we drove him there and he made the trip ok.

What an amazing little sanctuary it is too. They have a Snowy Owl, Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, two Tawny Owls, Buzzards and a Peregrine Falcon as well as other birds and animals. I think he's in the best hands there, and it was well worth making the trip to, hopefully, get him sorted.

He was checked over on arrival. His wing is damaged but the lady say she couldn't find a break in it. He seems bruised and sore, so maybe he crashed into something or was glanced by a vehicle of some kind. Fingers crossed for the little man. We grew rather attached to him while he was with us.

Rob - Thanks for the photos tip. I'll try again later on tonight.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2834 on: March 23, 2022, 04:43:24 pm »
*Update on Spadge*

Thanks for the comments, everyone.  :)

I took him to Freshfields Animal Rescue this morning. The bad news is they couldn't take him due to avian flu. No new wild birds allowed onsite, unfortunately.

The nearest place they knew of capable of looking after him was in Cheshire, not far from Knutsford. Anyway, we drove him there and he made the trip ok.

What an amazing little sanctuary it is too. They have a Snowy Owl, Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, two Tawny Owls, Buzzards and a Peregrine Falcon as well as other birds and animals. I think he's in the best hands there, and it was well worth making the trip to, hopefully, get him sorted.

He was checked over on arrival. His wing is damaged but the lady say she couldn't find a break in it. He seems bruised and sore, so maybe he crashed into something or was glanced by a vehicle of some kind. Fingers crossed for the little man. We grew rather attached to him while he was with us.

Rob - Thanks for the photos tip. I'll try again later on tonight.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2835 on: March 23, 2022, 04:47:47 pm »
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Great picture there Rob.

The place he's at is called Lower Moss Wood.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2836 on: March 23, 2022, 05:54:06 pm »
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Great picture there Rob.

The place he's at is called Lower Moss Wood.

Sound, hopefully they can nurse him back to health and release back to the wild

This fella was cute

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2837 on: March 23, 2022, 05:57:05 pm »
*Update on Spadge*

Thanks for the comments, everyone.  :)

I took him to Freshfields Animal Rescue this morning. The bad news is they couldn't take him due to avian flu. No new wild birds allowed onsite, unfortunately.

The nearest place they knew of capable of looking after him was in Cheshire, not far from Knutsford. Anyway, we drove him there and he made the trip ok.

What an amazing little sanctuary it is too. They have a Snowy Owl, Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, two Tawny Owls, Buzzards and a Peregrine Falcon as well as other birds and animals. I think he's in the best hands there, and it was well worth making the trip to, hopefully, get him sorted.

He was checked over on arrival. His wing is damaged but the lady say she couldn't find a break in it. He seems bruised and sore, so maybe he crashed into something or was glanced by a vehicle of some kind. Fingers crossed for the little man. We grew rather attached to him while he was with us.

Rob - Thanks for the photos tip. I'll try again later on tonight.

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That might have been where I had my bird of prey experience, as that was near Knutsford. I am so glad that he made it there, fingers crossed he'll be soaring into the air shortly.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2838 on: March 23, 2022, 05:58:12 pm »
Did you drop it at Gauntlet Birds of Prey?

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You must have gone to the same place I did, rob. Fantastic photos.  :D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #2839 on: March 23, 2022, 06:12:11 pm »
You must have gone to the same place I did, rob. Fantastic photos.  :D

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