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Pipit expert Please!

Posted Sunday 13th February 2011 at 21:41 by martinhughes180
Pleased to be a new member of BirdForum. Thank you for a wonderful website.
Can someone help with a mystery Pipit. The photos below were taken last November at Hannafor – Cornwall. I am familiar with the local Rock and Meadow Pipits, however a group of 5 Pipits grabbed my attention due to their behavior. When spooked, they grouped together and took to a nearby bush (the local Rock and Meadow pipits usually disperse and fly towards the shoreline rocks and weed). The legs were almost black...
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Sparrows

Posted Sunday 13th February 2011 at 17:59 by drvbanerjee
I read in today’s newspaper that environmental workers in Hyderabad, concerned about the declining Sparrow population in the cities, have launched a programme of distributing cardboard boxes for sparrows to nest in. Apparently, the plan is picking up steam and making a slow but steady progress. Well, more power to them. Over the last fifteen years or so I have been noticing the gradual disappearance of Sparrows from our homes. I remember that when I was a kid the sparrows used to be regular residents...
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Birds in the city

Posted Sunday 13th February 2011 at 17:57 by drvbanerjee
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When I moved into this city some eighteen years back there were a lot of trees. The road I live on was lined by tall wild almond trees. As far as looks go, they were ugly trees with large leaves and large useless pod-like fruits which simply littered the street. A large number of common mynahs roosted on the trees, making a huge ruckus every morning and evening and peppering anyone unfortunate enough to be passing below the trees with generous amounts of bird droppings. Then the trees were cut down...
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Memories

Posted Sunday 13th February 2011 at 17:56 by drvbanerjee
My childhood was spent in various Railway Colonies of North India. My father’s job with Northern Railways involved getting transferred every few years. So we travelled from one place to another living in huge Bungalows (A legacy of Colonial days). Most of these were high ceilinged structures with lots of trees and unkempt gardens around. Insects, small animals and birds roamed around freely. Presence of frogs, toads, rats, mongoose, wildcats, hare or jackals and an occasional snake were taken as...
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A Blog of Birding in North Wales

Posted Thursday 10th February 2011 at 21:39 by Alex_HJ
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