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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3840 on: April 17, 2024, 05:50:17 pm »
A few i've recorded the last couple of days. I got some hanging bird feeders a couple of days ago but haven't set a camera up yet to record the birds that use them not that there's many just now but hopefully they will come.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3841 on: April 17, 2024, 06:06:50 pm »
You have already got a great selection there! Those Blackbirds are two beauties and as for the spiny norman I am desperate to have a hedgehog in my garden. The Jackdaw fascinates me such a weird colour range on it. You must be quite pleased so far.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3842 on: April 17, 2024, 06:15:25 pm »
You have already got a great selection there! Those Blackbirds are two beauties and as for the spiny norman I am desperate to have a hedgehog in my garden. The Jackdaw fascinates me such a weird colour range on it. You must be quite pleased so far.

I love the Hedgehog. I bought a great big tub of Hedgehog food from AMAZON and was putting it out of an evening in a bowl but last night didn't do that, I took 2 handfuls of it (it's pellets) and scattered them in different places around the patio and he covered every inch hoovering them up :D. PS, I think Jackdaws are highly intelligent, I don't think they care for the skin on the outside of peanuts, I'm not kidding i've seen them take the skin off before eating them.  :)

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3843 on: April 17, 2024, 06:33:47 pm »
I love the Hedgehog. I bought a great big tub of Hedgehog food from AMAZON and was putting it out of an evening in a bowl but last night didn't do that, I took 2 handfuls of it (it's pellets) and scattered them in different places around the patio and he covered every inch hoovering them up :D. PS, I think Jackdaws are highly intelligent, I don't think they care for the skin on the outside of peanuts, I'm not kidding i've seen them take the skin off before eating them.  :)

Such a good idea hiding stuff around for the hedgehog to find. My sister has a wildlife camera in their garden in Derbyshire and it's amazing what it's picked up already, including some unusual birds, as well as hedgehogs and even a fox! They are opposite a wood which has a badger sett, so they come running through their garden most nights of the week! It was so exciting waiting to see what the camera had caught every time we looked. Jackdaws are part of the crow family so no surprise about them being intelligent I am just fascinated by their eyes. I have a load of black/grey paint to try out, maybe I should just paint a Jackdaw and be done with it. I can't wait for the next video!  ;D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3844 on: April 17, 2024, 07:41:20 pm »
Do you get ring-necked parakeets yet? I've heard they're making it up to Manchester and have also reached the Netherlands, which tends to be much colder in the winter than SE England.
There are hundreds of them in Sefton Park. They've been there many years.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3845 on: April 17, 2024, 08:37:06 pm »
I am pretty sure people who go to Sefton and Calderstones Park have seen the Parakeets,
Yep, loads in both as SoS says. You can't fail to hear them anytime you go.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3846 on: April 18, 2024, 12:31:47 pm »
Such a good idea hiding stuff around for the hedgehog to find. My sister has a wildlife camera in their garden in Derbyshire and it's amazing what it's picked up already, including some unusual birds, as well as hedgehogs and even a fox! They are opposite a wood which has a badger sett, so they come running through their garden most nights of the week! It was so exciting waiting to see what the camera had caught every time we looked. Jackdaws are part of the crow family so no surprise about them being intelligent I am just fascinated by their eyes. I have a load of black/grey paint to try out, maybe I should just paint a Jackdaw and be done with it. I can't wait for the next video!  ;D
Sounds fabulous.  :)

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3847 on: April 18, 2024, 01:28:56 pm »
Bloody hell mate that's over the park from you. Did ye peg it or bike it ya arl slouch.

There was an owl in the garden last night and all I had to do was open my window a little .   :wave
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3848 on: April 18, 2024, 01:30:51 pm »
There are hundreds of them in Sefton Park. They've been there many years.

I haven't seen them for moons you know. Rumour has it they've moved to Prinny to get away from that awful sings depressing power ballads out of key singer by the cafe.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3849 on: April 18, 2024, 06:20:39 pm »
I haven't seen them for moons you know. Rumour has it they've moved to Prinny to get away from that awful sings depressing power ballads out of key singer by the cafe.
Haha! I've seen that singer.

For what it's worth, I think the parakeets have a worse song. They're so pretty, but screech like Banshees. They're definitely still there. I see loads every time I'm in the park, which is a number of times a week. There were a few in gardens on Livingston Drive last week too. I think they raid the bird feeders people put out.

Some Coot chicks showing up in the park now. A few Mallard chicks the other week. Woodpecker still headbanging away too. 😃
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3850 on: April 18, 2024, 09:05:09 pm »
Haha! I've seen that singer.

For what it's worth, I think the parakeets have a worse song. They're so pretty, but screech like Banshees. They're definitely still there. I see loads every time I'm in the park, which is a number of times a week. There were a few in gardens on Livingston Drive last week too. I think they raid the bird feeders people put out.

Some Coot chicks showing up in the park now. A few Mallard chicks the other week. Woodpecker still headbanging away too. 😃

The parakeets don't know if they are out of key though .  That singer does and should be fucked off and have the parakeets there instead. She does it for charity though so I'll let her off or maybe the parakeets could have a whip ' round for her and get her singing and tuning lessons.  The woodies are boss but I've not heard them for a week or so. Maybe they've fucked off to or they've eventually found a nice tree to live in.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3851 on: April 19, 2024, 11:20:09 am »
I think magpies sound awful is the tradeoff for being both smart and pretty, because nature won't let you also have the advantage of a beautiful singing voice, but I'm not sure how intelligent parakeets are.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3852 on: April 21, 2024, 01:45:04 pm »
Now I know why the moorhens have been so aggressive of late - they have babies  ;D.

Just spotted one on the pond.  First of many, hopefully.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3853 on: April 21, 2024, 02:53:02 pm »
The parakeets don't know if they are out of key though.  That singer does and should be fucked off and have the parakeets there instead. She does it for charity though so I'll let her off or maybe the parakeets could have a whip ' round for her and get her singing and tuning lessons.  The woodies are boss but I've not heard them for a week or so. Maybe they've fucked off to or they've eventually found a nice tree to live in.
That's a good point. 😃
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3854 on: April 22, 2024, 01:35:25 pm »
The local wood pigeon took an entire tray's worth of seed and mealworm in about 15 minutes yesterday.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3855 on: April 22, 2024, 07:12:14 pm »
Spring has sprung. Our over winter Blackcaps seem to have left, replaced by Goldfinch and a Greenfinch, who I was a bit concerned about with the trichomoniasis outbreak. Just waiting on the Bullfinches now.

Got a really good look at a Garden Warbler while out and about at the weekend, unusually bold singing from the top of a tree. The songs are the only way I can tell the warblers apart most of the time!

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3856 on: April 27, 2024, 12:14:46 pm »
Went to Lymm Dam after dropping my lad at cadets, just to try out my camera









Couple of them having a scrap and one doing a runner




Anyone know what this is?





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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3857 on: April 27, 2024, 12:16:00 pm »
Beautiful pictures, Rob. Some gorgeous colours there. They always land so ungracefully into water ducks.  :D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3858 on: April 27, 2024, 12:42:26 pm »
Rob - that's a Mandarin Duck - I posted pictures recently of the same ducks that were on the pond opposite my house.

They are adorable.  Unfortunately the ones on my pond have given up because of the moorhens  ;D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3859 on: April 27, 2024, 12:53:12 pm »
Rob - that's a Mandarin Duck - I posted pictures recently of the same ducks that were on the pond opposite my house.

They are adorable.  Unfortunately the ones on my pond have given up because of the moorhens  ;D

Thanks Millie, I remember that now.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3860 on: April 27, 2024, 07:33:36 pm »
Rob's pics reminded me.
There's a male and female Mallard on the Mersey every time I go down the prom. Isn't it unusual for them to feed in salt water? I thought they were freshwater birds.
I don't recall ever seeing ducks on the river.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3861 on: April 28, 2024, 01:08:18 am »
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That's not uncommon, John. I see Mallards quite regularly at Crosby Marina and the beach between Blundellsands and Hightown.

Nice Mandarin duck there, Rob. I've seen one or two on Sefton Park lake in the past. The males are like a work of art. The females are dowdy in comparison.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3862 on: April 30, 2024, 10:13:51 am »
I think that's the case for most birds, really!

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3863 on: May 1, 2024, 01:32:11 pm »
I haven't seen them for moons you know. Rumour has it they've moved to Prinny to get away from that awful sings depressing power ballads out of key singer by the cafe.

I seen a few by the bowlies . It's no coincidence that the singer has fucked off.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3864 on: May 10, 2024, 12:25:15 pm »
The last couple of days I’ve been hearing a few little chirrups as I’m by my front door. We have a flume for the boiler above the door, and then along from there there’s another vent of some sort and I noticed a couple of bits of wispy grass hanging down.

Just had a look without trying to get too close and there’s definitely a nest in there. Could here some squaking but could t see anything (seems to go back quite a long way). Don’t know what’s in there but just wanted to check they’d be ok? Obviously not planning on interfering or doing anything to harm the chicks inside.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3865 on: May 10, 2024, 12:59:08 pm »
^^^

Should be fine Nick, you'd be amazed at where some birds nest.

We had a juvenile jay in the garden today 😁

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3866 on: May 10, 2024, 01:20:08 pm »
Thanks Debs, I’ll try and keep an eye out to see who’s coming in and out of there.

We have a jay around our street at the moment. Always adds a nice splash of colour.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3867 on: May 10, 2024, 04:23:33 pm »
It’s almost certainly a family of tits in there by the way. Just watched one of the adults coming and going every minute or so. Off into a big tree up the road, and then back again, repeatedly. Must have found a good source of food there. Flying too fast, thought it was a blue tit at first but not seeing enough yellow. Could be a cole or great tit possibly. Need it to slow down. :D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3868 on: May 10, 2024, 05:00:48 pm »
It’s almost certainly a family of tits in there by the way. Just watched one of the adults coming and going every minute or so. Off into a big tree up the road, and then back again, repeatedly. Must have found a good source of food there. Flying too fast, thought it was a blue tit at first but not seeing enough yellow. Could be a cole or great tit possibly. Need it to slow down. :D

They time the hatchings to when the leaves on the trees start to unfurl and the caterpillars are feeding on the fresh leaves.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3869 on: May 11, 2024, 06:30:42 pm »
Was trying to watch the bluetits going in and out of the boxes earlier when something else caught my eye. 

Turns out it's a pair of wrens building a nest in a tiny gap in the rotten willow tree 🥰

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3870 on: May 11, 2024, 06:35:07 pm »
I have been following the Osprey in Rutland Water via the camera, the egg hatched yesterday, such a lovely moment.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3871 on: May 11, 2024, 08:08:17 pm »
Took what we thought was an injured Seagull to the vets last Friday night. Found it struggling to move in the middle of the road. Initially couldn’t stand up, couldn’t take off.

Turns out when we went to get it the next day to release it back where we found it, it was just having trouble laying an egg. Tried to interest the Seagull in the egg but she abandoned it.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3872 on: May 14, 2024, 06:19:20 pm »
Came to say that I saw what I think are juvenile red breasted mergansers today, as well as a couple of bar headed geese and a red breasted goose, the two geese being somewhat rare in this country I'm advised.  But I can't attach pictures 'cause the files are too large and, being an old duffer, I don't know how to reduce/compress them.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3873 on: May 14, 2024, 07:16:57 pm »
Saw this eating a snail at Barton airfield

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3874 on: May 14, 2024, 08:55:01 pm »
Pied Wagtail.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3875 on: May 15, 2024, 10:25:57 am »
Loads of activity in the pond by me.  There are a pair of mallards with 8 tiny ducklings.  They are so cute.  A few other mallards are lurking.  The moorhens are building a nest in the middle of the pond, which is fascinating to watch.

All go at the moment.  Also plenty of other birds around, including robins, blue tits, black birds and collared doves.  Spring is definitely in the air.

Only negative is the mandarins didn't settle - will have to get out and about and see if they have made their home on one of the other ponds in the vicinity.  I have a feeling they may have tried Royden Park so I'll have to go there and have a mooch.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3876 on: May 17, 2024, 10:26:54 am »
We've only ever had wood pigeons nesting on our road. Fella opposite has had solar panels fitted to the roof, now we've got about 5 or 6 feral flying rats on his roof and I'm watching them building nests underneath the panels.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3877 on: May 17, 2024, 12:53:27 pm »
Saw this eating a snail at Barton airfield



Pied Wagtails are ace birds, you can get up really close to them. I used to see them opposite where I worked and sometimes they come right up to you if you are still. They move in such a funny way too, which always makes me laugh waggling their tails behind them.  :D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3878 on: May 17, 2024, 12:55:10 pm »
Pied Wagtails are ace birds, you can get up really close to them. I used to see them opposite where I worked and sometimes they come right up to you if you are still. They move in such a funny way too, which always makes me laugh waggling their tails behind them.  :D

Yeah it didn't seem fazed at all that we were there
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #3879 on: May 18, 2024, 03:42:22 am »
Heard a cuckoo today , didn’t get chance to go and look for it as was at a customers house. Only ever heard 3 , never seen one.