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Offline Webman

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Small flocks
« Reply #360 on: January 29, 2017, 05:23:30 pm »
We usually see large mixed flocks of redwings and fieldfares around Christmas which descend on any berry bushes and strip them. This year we saw only half a dozen redwings, and no fieldfares until this week. Even then only two have been noticed. They were desperately hungry and still manged to strip all our bushes. 
 

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Don't look too closely
« Reply #361 on: January 29, 2017, 05:27:04 pm »
On Boxing day, with family in Norfolk, we saw this in the garden. It had just caught a blackbird and was too hungry to be spooked by the camera.


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Re: Garden birds - regular and unusual sightings
« Reply #362 on: March 06, 2017, 03:42:46 pm »
We've been getting a lot of birds in our garden over the cold snaps in January and February. Up to 40 Chaffinch and 35 Blackbird simultaneously. We've missed out on the Waxwing invasion so far, but rarer species have included up to 6 Brambling,  6 Reed Bunting and 5 Siskin. I would be interested to hear what visitors other people have had this winter.
 

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Re: Garden birds - regular and unusual sightings
« Reply #363 on: March 07, 2017, 05:22:45 pm »
We had a red legged partridge in the garden the other day. Also a few pheasants on the shed roof. An improvement on the usual crow and magpie setup!! BP
 

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Re: Garden birds - regular and unusual sightings
« Reply #364 on: March 10, 2017, 12:37:26 pm »
Red Legged Partridge is a good one, Brooky P. I've only had two records in 20 years in my garden. You must be close to fields.
 

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Re: Garden birds - regular and unusual sightings
« Reply #365 on: April 21, 2017, 08:53:56 am »
Seen at our bird feeding café this morning.
 
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Re: Garden birds - regular and unusual sightings
« Reply #366 on: April 23, 2017, 05:14:32 pm »
Brilliant
 

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