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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Blue, coal. long tailed and great tits on the bird feeder.

Bought some of those fat sticks which the robin and black birds love. Was chuntering how quick they were eating them when I suddenly watched a great big brown rat climb up the tree and help itself to a load of the fat.

The long tailed tits are the best. Come in gangs of 5 or 6 and they practically talk to one another with a weird low pitch chirp
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We moved in July and the new garden is dominated by sparrows and the odd robin or wren. Over Christmas I put out a few what I would describe as 'fat candles'. Made a difference already. You can get them in three flavours. Natural, Seed and Insect.

Blue tits seem to love them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We moved in July and the new garden is dominated by sparrows and the odd robin or wren. Over Christmas I put out a few what I would describe as 'fat candles'. Made a difference already. You can get them in three flavours. Natural, Seed and Insect.

Blue tits seem to love them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jay is a rare visitor to our gardens. Seen a few in the surrounding woods but one was next door on Saturday. Unmistakable, probably the most exotic looking bird we have round here. Flew across the road then on to the next door to our right. Completely missed out our garden, the picky twat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far nothing more exciting than a Robin, wagtails and gulls
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw one of these boys lurking under the birdfeeder this morning - I don't think I've seen one before.



Dark-eyed Junco.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-eyed_Junco/id
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are beyond unlikely to ever appear at Grind Towers' "All you can eat my seed" bird buffet & bistro but, other than birds of prey, the common loon is my favourite US boid.



https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Loon/id

Worth a listen if you click on the sound thingummies.

Eerie.

* Not in an eagle kind of way. *
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First kingfisher of the year yesterday. Betwixt Linthwaite and Slaithwaite (Linfit and Slahwit) on the trees aside the river Colne. An electric blue slash cut through the budding branches and my eyes pounced on it. They held there for a few captivating seconds untill i felt for my camera and inevitably it fleefed of in a silent flutter. Beautiful sight. There was a time when the only thing you saw on those banks were oil drums and sludge.


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