What birds do you get in your garden

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  1. quickweh

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    Quite a moment yesterday, watching the Blue and Great Tits, Goldfinches on the feeder a Weasel scurried around the garden, we live in suburban south Birmingham, Pauline saw a mouse a few days ago so I guess that is what the Weasel was hunting. We also get Sparrowhawks in the area.
     
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  2. SpeedyDux

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    Yesterday spotted a lovely pair of Greenfinches on the seed feeder. Too far away for pics, unfortunately.

    I have hardly seen any Greenfinches since they were decimated by a virus a few years ago.

    On an entirely different note, the butterfly pupa we have been looking after has hatched into a Large White today. We put a sugar water feeder with it and it will be released tomorrow.
     
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  3. Drexxer

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    Today we have 3 x Ducks visiting us o_O
     
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  4. Foxy1956

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    We parked in our friends garden in the north of Scotland and had red squirrels feeding 6 feet away together with Siskins and lots of Goldfinch. No better way to have breakfast in bed as we watched them.
     
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  5. DavidG58

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    Regular winter / spring visitor for us, yellowhammers love them, had 2 in this morning will try and have camera with me next time they are here

    Here is our list for the month so far, I know it’s a bit sad but we like it (y)

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  6. Drexxer

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    We have Gold Finches this morning :)

    Ducks have gone
     
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  7. Liverpoollass

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    Jealous!!
     
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  8. DavidG58

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    Just had a goldcrest in garden lovely in bright sun, but left my camera on my desk at work :(

    Having said that we spent nearly an hour trying to photograph one in France earlier this year, they don’t stay still for long
     
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  9. Ambilkate

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    The house martins are back
    Love watching them x
    Still havnt heard a cuckoo
     
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    I dont know half of them , but ones I do recognise , Red Kite , Barn owl, Pheasant , wood pigeon , Robins , crows, blackbird , thrush , Great Tit , Chaffinch. Starling , magpies, probably due to my sister operating what amounts to a food bank for birds !!!
     
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  11. Granjan

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    Hi folks we finally ordered a decent new camera, Sony A6300 digital mirrorless, with a longer lenses and tripod, been pestering husband for quite a while, picking it up tomorrow or Friday, then I can get playing, lots to learn, only had our iPads for the last few years, which are great for simple memories but not great for detail. Really hoping to get to grips with it and get some good photo's, at home, around our house in Northumberland and on our motorhome travels, starry dark skies and Auroras too please :pray2:

    These are the birds we think we recognise, guess with closer images we might have a few more species than we thought.

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    Regulars : Pheasants , Owls little and Tawny, Lapwings, long tailed tits, blue tits, coal tits, Wrens, Robins, Blackbirds, Greater spotted woodpecker, Pigeons, Sparrows, Crows and Magpies.
    Seen occasionally Perigrine, nuthatch, bullfinch, heron.

    Up north
    Regulars : Pheasants, Wagtails, Blackbirds, crows, seagulls, Geese in the sky, Swans, Tufted Ducks, mallards, sparrowhawk, buzzards, maybe a Merlin.
    Seen in the last year a Kingfisher who flew into the window but was ok and a Barn Owl that I spotted for the first time last week, saw it two mornings in the fields beyond, that really pushed me into chelping on about a camera and when David started googling camera models I pushed him home! It helped that he got a nice totally unexpected cheque for a life insurance that expired / matured on his 60th.

    We feed the birds lots at home, the pheasants get cheekier, flying at the windows.
    Hoping I can join in with some nice pictures.
     
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  12. Ambilkate

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    Birds this morning in our garden
    Gold finches
    Siskins
    Chaffinches
    Green finches
    Linnet's
    Sparrows
    Dunnock
    Robins
    Doves
    Wood pigeons
    Blackbirds
    1 Pheasant
    Blue tit
    Buzzards flying over
    Crows and jackdaws flying over
     
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  13. CWH

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    Put a feeder out about a week ago. Within the last hour or so:
    f blackbird 1
    m reed bunting 2 gosh they're handsome birds!
    f reed bunting 3
    m hedge sparrow 1
    m dunnock 1
    linnet 3
    m chaffinch 2
    f chaffinch 3
    m greenfinch 2
    f greenfinch 1
    and a veritable charm of goldfinches

    just seen a wren in the stone wall opposite
    had a bunch of 3xm and 1xf wheatears over the past week - they're so subtle and elegant
     
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    First redpoll of the season this morning.
    And at 7.30 I heard a cuckoo (neighbours heard it last night).
     
  15. Jenben

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    We have
    Robins
    Blackbirds
    Thrush
    Reed bunting
    Goldfinches
    Greenfinches
    Blue tits
    Pheasant
    Woodpecker
    Kites and Buzzards overhead
    Waiting for the house martins to arrive they nest next to us and we love watching them swooping into their nests
     
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  16. Ambilkate

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    Still not heard a cuckoo yet has anyone in the Midlands heard one yet???
     
  17. daveandsan

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    Saw a Red Kite while out cycling this afternoon.
     
  18. Ivory55

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    I think the trouble we have round here is the RSPB have booked all the birds for the summer season at their bird reserve and are under contract not to do any private visits to home gardens. Haha
     
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    We have had 3 sparrows visit. We are gradually getting more variety
     
  20. DC4JC

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    Green woodpecker in the garden yesterday. Managed to get some snaps, but have to zoom in to see it.
     

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