Bird Garden Birdwatch - have fun!

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  1. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    Good luck to anyone doing the birdwatch this weekend - hopefully the birds will reward you for following Lorraine's (whingyraindrop) advice a couple of weeks ago and you'll get a decent number....maybe some unusual ones as well :pray:

    Me....I'm expecting the usual....they all hide for the weekend and I get

    1 robin
    2 blackbirds
    3 starlings
    ...and a jackdaw

    Whoopeee... :Sad:

    (not that I don't appreciate them turning up.....)
     
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  2. Hayleylulu

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    Iv just seen two blue tits but I soon warmed them up for her:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    all set for this:thumb:
    grandkids coming over later to help:thumb:
     
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    The icy conditions of recent weeks have brought some unusual birds to our garden feeders including a pair of Reed Buntings which I have not seen on feeders previously. :thumb:
     
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    Had 3 red wings .never seen them before.also blackbirds/thrushes/finches/starlings/robin/bluetits/house sparrow.wood pidgeon
     
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    Dont know mutch about this subject.
    However we have deep snow{for Belgium coast} 12 cm and very cold -12C.

    We always have the norm tits-starlings -robin.

    But we now have a wren + Chaffinch+ Woodpecker+
    Green Woodpecker

    Is this normal for this time of year.
    We have lived here 20 years and never seen the second list here till now.

    Mel
     
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    The birds have disappeared along with the snow! Six sparrows, a robin, ten pigeons and two squirrels so far. The garden has been full of a wide variety of birds all week and now they choose to desert me. Ungrateful or what?!

    Lorraine x
     
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    2 or 3 years ago when there was heavy snow I had a reed bunting, red wing and a couple of blackcaps. This year the most exotic bird has been a song thrush.

    Right...I'm starting my hour. Haven't prepared very well though...no hanging feeders out....so I'll have to rely on the ground feeders and secret weapon (live mealworms) to [STRIKE]bribe[/STRIKE] encourage them.
     
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    I shall be doing it tomorrow in Essex and my carol is doing it in Lincs, as we have done for a few years.:Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    They do it deliberately...I'm certain of it. :Smile:

    If it's any consolation...just finished mine...
    10 starlings
    7 sparrows
    3 blackbirds
    ...and 2 jackdaws

    Not even the robin, who visits several times a day, bothered to turn up. Nor the wren :Sad:

    Maybe I left it too late....and the cat from up the road paying a visit didn't help. Oh well....maybe I'll try again tomorrow and see if I get a better result.

    Good luck...hope you get a better turnout than here :RollEyes:
     
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    mrs t did it 3 year back not a single bird
    plenty before and plenty after

    she reckones they were hiding
    i told her they was taking the mick

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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