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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Amongst all the other bird`s...

    We have one of these cute little things performing in the front garden this morning.. It`s tiny... :xThumb::xThumb:

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    def.spotted flycatcher havent seen one of them for many years Mo:xsurprised: thats a good enough reason for you not to move Mo save a lot of hassle:xThumb::xsmile:
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    Sorry I missed this post earlier mo and now a second apology for coming over 'all know all'.
    This little bird is a treecreeper, all our Spotted Fly catchers migrate South in early September and don't return until early May.
    Treecreepers are cracking birds and it's primary recognition features are the decurved bill and long stiff tail feathers which it uses to brace itself against the tree bark just like a woodpecker does. Good pic!
     
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    Oh yes of course, the tail-prop sort of gives it away doesn't it.
    [You must admit though - he is spotted, and he has caught a fly!!!]
    Thanks for the correction @Bertie Bassett . (y)
     
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    You are very welcome, I'm always wary of coming across as Mr Know-it-All but I just love Treecreepers!:D
     
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    Bugger, in my haste to come across as Mr Birdwatch 2015 I failed utterly to LIKE this cracking pic Mo, tears and apologies my friend!:D
     
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