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Old 12-02-2013, 07:46   #1 (permalink)
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Default Had a few visitors....

Other than the usual garden birds, Blue Tits, Long Tail, Every conceivable tit going, Wagtail, Chaffinch, Robins, Greenfinch, Song Thrush (I think), Blackbird and a few I dont know Few birds of prey, which are gone by the time I grab the camers...

Not forgetting the Bunnies and little deers...

Had these drop in yesterday....


The bulfinch isn`t very clear...

Getting a regular little twitcher, I is, just got to get me an Anorak...

Not sure what the first one is either...
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I'm enjoying exactly the same from my week-end garden in the New Forest. Though I haven't seen a woodpecker yet. Besides the usual suspects of course we also get sheep and pigs and ponies.

Your third pic is a Jay, shoot the bleedin' thing Mo, they're pests.......gone to get my hard-hat.
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Your third pic is a Jay, shoot the bleedin' thing Mo, they're pests.......gone to get my hard-hat.
Being a bit of a novice at this bird thing....

Why are they a "Pest"... ?
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the first one is a Goldfinch.

The Jay takes eggs and young birds from the nest of any bird they can. To say they are a pest is just a matter of opinion.

Unless you are a Game keeper, in which case they can be a nuisance.


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1) goldfinch
2) Lesser spotted woodpecker
3) Jay
4) Bullfinch
nice selection keep it up mo.
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1) goldfinch
2) Lesser spotted woodpecker
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nice selection keep it up mo.
Have to disagree on this one, Rog - Great Spotted Woodpecker not Lesser.
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Have to disagree on this one, Rog - Great Spotted Woodpecker not Lesser.
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Have to disagree on this one, Rog - Great Spotted Woodpecker not Lesser.
Most definitely.

The Jay also pecks the eyes from Duck chicks, and I have witnessed this personally. It amazed me at first but then like the magpie and the Carrion Crow it is just another member of the crow family.

So on a quiet country lane with some road-kill don't be surprised to see the Jay pecking away at the carcase.....Griff...
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