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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:57 am    Post subject: Dunnocks  Reply with quote

Not to be confused with sparrows. They have finer beaks and a greyer breast
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine my disappointment on finding that this thread is about avians and not tea cakes.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen a few in our garden over the years (the bird and not the tea cake that is).

Saw a pair of Jays the other day as well and also a greater spotted woodpecker trying to peck out peanuts in the neighbours garden.

A robin as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a collection of long tailed tits who have been regular visitors to the bird feeders over the past couple of years or so.

Waiting for the local starlings to have their chicks with them as they provide many comical moments when they are learning to feed.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

our birdfeeder seems to mostly attract cardinals, goldfinches, red-winged blackbirds, chickadees, jays and the inevitable red and grey squirrels.

There's a pileated woodpecker that visits along with the odd chipmunk, deer, wild turkeys and porcupines.

No bears yet. Luckily.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot about the sparrows and the skunks.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I forgot about the sparrows and the skunks.


You are just showing off now aren't you.

We did have a feral cat in our garden once so there. Oh and a few dears in the fields behind us. So there.

Bloody skunks and chipmunks. Tut

And you dare to mention grey squirrels. It was you lot brought them over to wipe out our red squirrels.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I forgot about the sparrows and the skunks.


You are just showing off now aren't you.

We did have a feral cat in our garden once so there. Oh and a few dears in the fields behind us. So there.

Bloody skunks and chipmunks. Tut

And you dare to mention grey squirrels. It was you lot brought them over to wipe out our red squirrels.


Based on what I see here, it's hard to see how that happened.

The redheaded bastards kick the snot out of each other when they're not chasing the fat arsed grey ones away from the birdfeeder.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're getting about four inches of snow delivered at the moment, so the birdfeeder is very popular.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mostly sparrows and cardinals in this pic taken as I snuck off to make some coffee.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah its been a good year so far Twitching wise as i stand at the window of my empty life gazing at the garden . I used to think the red faced pair we always get this time of year were Bull Finches but there was an actual Bull Finch in the hedge a couple of weeks back. Beautiful it was, vivid crimson breast and black head quite distinctive from the Robin. Obviously  I now realise the pair are Gold Finches. Talking of things in your garden i remeber the first time i went to MDMs house up in Marsden. I nearly shat myself when i saw the face of a sheep full on against the window looking into the house

Also talking about T Cakes is it time to re introduce the forum staple of what a T Cake is or has the world finally accepted there is no such thing as a Bap, Balm Cake, Bun etc and they are in fact T Cakes. A currant T Cake has currants in, obviously
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still haven't got used to them calling baps batches round here.

I also bought some 'Irish Fruit Loaf' at Tesco's on Sunday. I'm not sure why.

Anyway it was just full of raisins and currants like any other fruit loaf. I'm still mystified as to what gave it 'Irishness'.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my way back from Abu Dhabi this morning, I had a full Irish Breakfast in Schiphol airport.

I don't know what the difference between that and a full English breakfast was except that it was in the Irish pub there and came with a pint of Heineken!

...and it was in the Netherlands!  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On my way back from Abu Dhabi this morning, I had a full Irish Breakfast in Schiphol airport.

I don't know what the difference between that and a full English breakfast was except that it was in the Irish pub there and came with a pint of Heineken!

...and it was in the Netherlands!  


Did you see any Dunnocks though at the side of the runway?

On a good day you can see hairs at the side of Leeds/Bradford airport runway.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dozens of Dutch dunnocks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunnocksh.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanksh for the transhlation Shteve.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aka Hedge S(h)parrows
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Translate Long Tailed Tit then
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Long Tailed Tit then - shame ash for the English, but thanksh for ashking.

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