What birds do you get in your garden

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  1. SpeedyDux

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    Update: I saw the Sparrowhawk 4 times again yesterday. A very large female bird with dark brown plumage. She returned to the place below my kitchen window searching in vain for the kill she made the day before. Scared every other bird away from the garden.

    My previous dilemma was should I leave the gory pigeon corpse lying there, or dispose of it? If I left it that would attract the Sparrowhawk anyway, but it might mean no need for another kill, at least for a day. A life saved, perhaps. Or, the fox or a cat would eat it overnight. Who knows.
     
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    Umm!...but the sparrowhawk is trying to survive too..so what do you do?...can't answer I'm afraid, I used to believe that we shouldn't interfere with nature, but have now reached the conclusion that we humans have interfered far too much for far too long to the detriment of our wildlife and so now think we should interfere in a positive way. For instance the reintroduction of the Red kite and x Osprey Watch.. what do you think?
     
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    Yes, having destroyed so much woodland habitat these poor birds are forced to live in our towns and gardens. I do support some careful re-wilding, including reintroduction of native species like the Red Kites, and cranes. Other non-native species like ring necked Parakeets? Not in most such cases, although I had a soft spot for the solitary Egyptian Goose that used to live on a nearby pond. He must have been lonely.
     
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    Never seen an Egypian goose in the UK...did see one in Amsterdam (looked like it was wearing a mask)
    But I have seen White tailed Eagles on a number of occasions, reintroduced several decades ago.
     
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    Not interfering with wild life. How many bird feeders like we all put in our gardens would you see in the wild. There would not be as many pheasants if they was not bred and feeders put out for the shooting season. It’s a hard one to decide where to draw the line.
     
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    Spotted a Nuthatch on the feeder the other day. Not seen one of those before.
     
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    29133534_10156132042358688_2840578699697324032_n.jpg Redpoll in the garden this morning, rare visitor.
     
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    Wow jealous! Thank you for posting
     
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    We get nuthatches they are quite entertaining to watch
     
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    Lovely photo thanks for sharing
     
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    Well this last couple of weeks we have been visited by a little Jenny Wren, haven`t seen one for years.
     
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    I had a hanging basket where one of the plants I had pushed into the side and slightly underneath, had fallen out. A little Jenny Wren made it's nest in the hollow. :) I was delighted.
     
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    Not quite the same thing but yesterday I saw the first woodmouse out this year. It was foraging for the seeds that have fallen from the bird feeder.

    I like woodmice. Last year I watched a tiny baby one play near the plant pots. Its mum kept popping out of a crack in the patio and dragging it back by the scruff of the neck. Then the baby escaped again. This repeated several times. So cute.
     
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    We still have starlings and pidgin and a couple of black birds. The starlings will fly off at the drop of a pin, the black bird lets you walk out and sprinkle a few meal worms down with out flying away. The pidgin are getting fat, haha.
     
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    We had the same Joy when we live in Lancashire it was lovely to see the chicks when they were ready to fly
    We hadn’t realised they had n
    Made a nest and we were just about to redo the basket when we realised
    They had a lucky escape ....it was a hay rack type basket on the wall outside the back door so they obviously weren’t bothered about us going in and out.
     
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    A bit of color in the garden this morning. 30442685_10155716746398650_2155102992997548032_o.jpg
     
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    DSC09759 - Copy.JPG Mirror image.
     
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    They are all down your end of the county now beet has finished, it’s more peaceful. Haha
     
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    Roads are definitely more peaceful, now the beet lorries have finished coming through the village.:)
     
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    It’s a massive amount of beet moved in a short period. There was trucks from Scotland staying down here and shifting the beet, a huge operation.
     

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