What birds do you get in your garden (1 Viewer)

Feb 19, 2018
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My 'yard' regularly sees blackbirds, blue tits, wrens, and sparrows. This year there was a lot of posing on the fence and singing by a robin. Unfortunately I scared him/her off one day when I opened a window and discovered him/her building a nest in the porch about 6" away and staring right back at me. I closed everything up and hoped it would come back and resume building, but sadly not. However the sparrow who sits on the fence outside my kitchen window has been there often, singing happily. I think he's got a mate and nest in the hedge alongside. My neighbour's cat uses the same fence as a passageway, so I hope the birds and babies survive.

Sadly there are thousands of pigeons about as there are large mature trees in all my neighbours gardens. Looking out today I see I've had yet more 'direct hits' on the van and the car... This year, so far, the rooks which usually nest right at the top of my neighbour's massive tree have been much quieter than usual. Which may be due to the fact that they had the tree trimmed this year to reduce the height and overhang.

At night I often hear tawny owls from the copse over the road, and when I used to commute I'd sometimes see a barn owl hunting along the hedge rows of the nearby farm.

Looking out late at night I've seen foxes and deer on the track down which I live. I'm lucky to live where I do.

70 odd years ago, when I was a child on my Fathers farm, he used to say that if the Rooks nested high in the trees, we were in for a good year/winter.
If they nested lower, be prepared for harsher conditions.

It nice to read that you appreciate your surrounding. Sadly, many do not in todays world!
 
Apr 12, 2013
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this little fellow is from last years brood.
its a bit soft as i took it through glass.


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Feb 19, 2018
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this little fellow is from last years brood.
its a bit soft as i took it through glass.


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It might even be from this years brood as your down South, its been a funny old year and I've had Robin young that looks similar to that?

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Jul 27, 2013
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Pigeons but also sparrowhawks ☹️
The sparrowhawks have taken down some on the road outside but happily I've not witnessed the actual event. I don't have any issue with the hawks taking some of the vast overpopulation of pigeons, but they are not clean killers. Nature is very grim sometimes!
 
Jan 31, 2015
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We have been ‘chosen’ by a fledgling who is camping in the garden. Unable to fly as yet but appears very close to flight. Mummy not around to encourage it.
what do I feed the little varmit? At the Mo it appears to be eating what it can find in the garden, plus bread and milk and plenty of water.
 

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We get invisible ones.
Just finished building a covered bird table for Shirl.
She's away for a few days and I have orders to put mealworm (it's all we have at the moment) out every morning.
Keep having a look but it doesn't get touched all day.
Then the lot has gone before I noticed.

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My wife's family get a pair of more of Parakeets in they garden, I'll try to find images
 
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Got this wicked beauty in the garden yesterday. There's a pair been around for a good while now but this is the first landing in the garden that I've been aware of. Photo's a bit 'misty' as it was taken through the window.
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One of my very favourite birds, nice one. 👍👏

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Sep 18, 2010
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This one was outside our van door this morning on a CL Mewstone Meadow
 

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I get a dozen Feral and Wood pigeons in my garden at about the same time every day. It's upsetting as two have broken legs (they stick out at 90 degs from their bodies and they can only hop on one leg or rest on a flat surface) plus one which is blind in one torn eye. If could catch the ones with broken legs I'd take the to a vet and insist that the broken legs were at least splinted straight,

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The swallows have arrived here in large numbers and - in response to the crumbs left out on the stones - we get sparrows, robins, redstarts, goldfinches, starlings, blackbirds, the occasional great and bluetit, and collared doves. The doves are the bruisers - they boss their way across the garden as if they owned the place. Water is always left out, but because we have tiger mosquitos here, the bucket is used to let the larvae develop before we tip them once every several days into the thirsty plants.
 
Feb 19, 2018
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I’ve been gardening with a view to attracting more wildlife and birds, it’s tough up here on the moors only certain things grow.
Planted a Field Maple, Woodland area, cowslips, primroses, native hedge, wild flower border.



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This is No-Mow month and if you let your lawn grow longer, the wild flowers would attract insect and birds that feed on them?

My, so called, lawn is full of Forget-me-Not's :giggle:

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Dec 24, 2014
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I get a dozen Feral and Wood pigeons in my garden at about the same time every day. It's upsetting as two have broken legs (they stick out at 90 degs from their bodies and they can only hop on one leg or rest on a flat surface) plus one which is blind in one torn eye.
Sequel.............
Whilst I was sitting in the kitchen just now the pigeon which is blind in one eye wandered in and stood at my feet squinting at me.
I got up and put some peanuts on the floor which it gobbled up then it went back into the garden.

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Five minutes later it wandered back into my conservatory and helped itself from the bags of nuts and seeds.

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It seems to have a twig stuck in the side of its beak and fluff or down blocking its nasal vents so tomorrow I'll have a go of catching it and removing them.
 
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Just hatched this afternoon. So far at least 6 of the 8 eggs she laid.
 

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Sadly our song thrush nest has been predated.

However: Wheatears are back in numbers, and had a Common Sandpiper on the wall.

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This is No-Mow month and if you let your lawn grow longer, the wild flowers would attract insect and birds that feed on them?

My, so called, lawn is full of Forget-me-Not's :giggle:
I wish mine was. The forgetmenots normally appear here at end of April in time for Blues anniversary. This year nones came.:confused::cry:
 

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