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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1400 on: February 24, 2019, 10:17:56 PM »



A lovely shot of a beautiful bird :)

What a lovely photograph that is. I love those Redwings.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1401 on: February 25, 2019, 12:07:48 PM »
Excuse my ignorance on this subject, but yesterday a beautiful small green parrot sat outside my house singing away. I wasn't sure it was the kind of bird you let out for a bit to spread its wings then it would safely return home.

So I kept an eye on it, went up for a close up look etc. It didn't get nervous, but eventually it toddled off. I watched it fly, it didn't look that impressive, sort of bumped into things and crash landed.

It was getting dark by now, and it was spending most of the time on the deck, I live in Kenny, unfortunately there are quite a few rats in the area and I was worried about this bird.

I got talking to this bloke who seemed to knew his stuff on parrots and he reckoned it could be wild, but more likely to be lost. So we thought best try to catch it and take indoors.

Eventually I managed to corner it and without harming it safely put in a large box. The fella said he would drop it this morning to the RSPCA in Speke. Meanwhile I will inform local shops about what happened.

It was a beautiful bird, different shades of green with a red beak. Hope it's ok.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1402 on: February 25, 2019, 12:25:05 PM »
I hope the bird is ok, Mike.
It sounds like a Ring Necked Parakeet going by your description. Google an image and see what you think. There are actually loads of them living wild in Sefton Park.

As you actually managed to catch it I wonder if it's actually a tame, captive bird or maybe a wild one that's sick. Anyway, I hope the RSPCA can help it.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1403 on: February 25, 2019, 12:29:36 PM »
I hope the bird is ok, Mike.
It sounds like a Ring Necked Parakeet going by your description. Google an image and see what you think. There are actually loads of them living wild in Sefton Park.

As you actually managed to catch it I wonder if it's actually a tame, captive bird or maybe a wild one that's sick. Anyway, I hope the RSPCA can help it.

Yes, that fella said there are plenty in Sefton Park, but reckoned this was a little out of the way, also he reckoned its winged had been clipped. He lives a few doors away, I don't know him personally, but I'll check later how he got on. Will google a few pics now.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1404 on: February 25, 2019, 12:32:55 PM »
This certainly looks like the little fella...beautiful.

Reckon this is more likely to be a lost pet?
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1405 on: February 25, 2019, 01:18:42 PM »
Yes, that fella said there are plenty in Sefton Park, but reckoned this was a little out of the way, also he reckoned its winged had been clipped. He lives a few doors away, I don't know him personally, but I'll check later how he got on. Will google a few pics now.
The clipped wings would probably explain the way he flew, as you described in your other post. Hopefully he gets back to his home now.  :)
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1406 on: February 26, 2019, 10:28:26 PM »
What a lovely photograph that is. I love those Redwings.


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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1407 on: March 20, 2019, 10:00:00 AM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1408 on: March 20, 2019, 06:44:29 PM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1409 on: March 20, 2019, 08:48:35 PM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1410 on: March 20, 2019, 10:55:50 PM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1411 on: March 20, 2019, 11:18:46 PM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1412 on: March 21, 2019, 04:50:57 PM »
Currently watching Shellduck and assorted waders feeding on the mudflats at Hightown.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1413 on: April 4, 2019, 01:28:30 PM »
Saw the first summer migrants yesterday morning, about half a dozen House Martin's flitting about catching flies.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1414 on: April 5, 2019, 07:21:46 PM »
We saw our first House Martin's on the 31st and some Swallows flying around Debs.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1415 on: April 5, 2019, 08:08:03 PM »
We saw our first House Martin's on the 31st and some Swallows flying around Debs.
Wow Jill not seen swallows yet but they're generally not far behind round us.  Should be hearing the warblers and chiff chaffs soon too xx

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1416 on: April 5, 2019, 11:13:28 PM »
Wow Jill not seen swallows yet but they're generally not far behind round us.  Should be hearing the warblers and chiff chaffs soon too xx

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A Grasshopper Warbler was spotted nearby and a Osprey too, possibly on its way up to the Lakes which is where a couple of them pair. There was also a White Stork spotted some days before as well. All manner of different breeds, obviously a good wind about at the moment.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1417 on: April 7, 2019, 09:56:26 PM »
Watching lovely white storks all afternoon as on half term jollies in Portugal.  Also saw a pair of beautiful Hoopea’s, lovely looking things.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1418 on: April 8, 2019, 09:03:27 PM »
Pair of Black Necked Grebes on Lunt meadows today and weekend - only 40 breeding pairs generally found in the UK annually, so it was great to see them. They looked pretty settled, so with a following wind they may nest here.

Plenty of swallows and sand martins about as well.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1419 on: April 26, 2019, 05:04:09 PM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1420 on: April 26, 2019, 05:08:55 PM »
Stunning photos.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1421 on: April 26, 2019, 05:30:55 PM »
Thanks, finally managed to see one when I had the camera handy!

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1422 on: April 26, 2019, 06:14:43 PM »
It's an incredible bird, a true wonder of nature.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1423 on: April 26, 2019, 07:04:56 PM »
Beautiful bird and beautiful photos.
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1424 on: April 26, 2019, 07:47:19 PM »
Great photos.

Were they taken on the east or west coast?

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« Reply #1425 on: April 26, 2019, 07:59:48 PM »
Great photos.

Were they taken on the east or west coast?

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1426 on: May 3, 2019, 07:03:26 AM »
Been up since half four, the racket from the dawn chorus today, properly giving if the berries.

Looked out the window about 6 and there was a pair of Robins sat on the fence - I don't ever remember seeing a pair before.

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1427 on: May 3, 2019, 08:08:40 AM »
We saw our first House Martin's on the 31st and some Swallows flying around Debs.

Had Debs bumped her head?

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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1428 on: May 12, 2019, 11:53:21 AM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1429 on: May 12, 2019, 12:02:27 PM »
Had Debs bumped her head?

I have just seen this.  ;D
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1430 on: May 12, 2019, 12:03:04 PM »
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Re: Bird watch
« Reply #1431 on: May 12, 2019, 12:18:37 PM »
Had the pleasure of watching barn owls hunting twice this week. 



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