Birds in your garden

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Hi, thought I'd start a thread to find out what birds funsters get in their gardens.

    Oor feeding station is stocked with peanuts, fatballs, mixed seed and niger seeds, we get the following:-

    Great tits
    Blue tits
    Coal tits
    Long tailed tits
    Black caps
    Dunnocks
    green finches
    Gold finches
    Bull finches
    Chaffinch
    Black birds
    Great spotted woodpecker
    Siskins

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  2. Lindy-C

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    We have many of the above and a couple families of these little chaps too........
    great fun to watch (when they aren't using my car as an assault course :Laughing: )
     
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  3. Jim

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    We have all of the above apart from the Siskins which I have never heard of, we may have and I just don't know them. In addition we have a pair of Red Kites. (There are literally hundreds of pairs in The Cambrian Mountains and Ceredigion) I was reading on motorhomefacts that one of their members saw a Red Kite take another bird in the air, I am sure they are mistaken. I have never seen "ours" do this, they are carrion eaters only. Throughout the summer the Crows and the Kites have epic battles, the crows almost always win, normally through sheer persistence and because they have a tag team whereas the Kite is almost always battling alone, great to watch though, some times the fights bring them very low and

    In the summer the Kites often swoop low over the kids when they are in "their" field and have the dog with them.
     
  4. Lindy-C

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    Forgot the buzzards.............the rabbits tend to keep a low profile when they are hanging about :BigGrin: Messy eaters though, they leave bits of their dinner scattered all over the place - have even found ears and paws on the rooves of the motorhomes! :RollEyes:
     
  5. Don Madge

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    This little fellow visits us most mornings.

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    Don
     
  6. Lindy-C

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    Funny looking bird! :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    Want to borrow my air rifle? :Laughing:
     
  7. highwayman

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    We get,
    sparrows
    blue tits
    starlings
    ring necked doves
    blackbirds
    thrushes
    green finches
    green parakeets
    an occasional woodpecker
    and once a sparrow hawk :thumb:
    oh and next door had a heron visit,
    it stayed just long enough to empty their pond :cry:

    regards....nige
     
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    Besides all those mentioned we also get flycatchers (arrive about April time), nuthatches, willow tits, tree creepers and of course the Dippers in the stream and the kingfishers by the pond.
    Most of the Owls are here and are just starting to call at night again. Would like to have a cuckoo but not as yet. As Jim said most birds of prey are here but I could do without losing any more chicken to the Goshawk.
     
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    No green parakeets here !:Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Is that a red legged partridge?
     
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    We have Magpies, Heron (Looking for my fish) and Seagulls as well as lots of other little birds!
     
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    Hi Jim, a Siskin is like a tiny greenfinch usually nests in the Scottish highlands and islands in conifers but we do get occasional visits in the North of England in winter.
     
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    Sure you do have them Jim, we have them here and especially if the weather is bad
    very bright busy little things too
     
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    We also get (not on the feeding station)

    Percy and Florence the Pheasants
    George and Mildred the Partidges
    Magpies
    Collared doves
    pidgeons
    Tawny owls
    Crows

    Aso those grey thieving little beggars with the fluffy tails and no wings :Eeek:
     
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    We get the occasional chicken when they escape from next door:Rofl1:
     
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    Although i have not seen them,i'm sure we have got Eagles,Albatross and Condor flying over our way,judging by the size of the calling cards left on my car roof,just after i've washed it.:Angry: :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: great!!
     
  19. Lindy-C

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    Hi Eileen, yes, we have quite a few families running about.....funny little critters :BigGrin:

    I'm not kidding, postie has wandered up the drive and caught me more than once hanging out of an upstairs window popping rabbits :Doh:
     
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    Never seen one Linda they are beautiful, they don't come this far into Wales by the looks, can't say I ever seen one on Romney Marsh either. Books say it likes to perch on higher places hence your car I suppose. Thanks for posting that photo.
    Eileen
     
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