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Old Wednesday 28th June 2017, 09:46   #51
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The Flycatchers have finally fledged, over a week later than last year.


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An unusual amount of sickly birds around our feeder this year, mainly Greenfinches but a couple of Siskins and now a Bullfinch.

GS Woodpeckers are attending the feeder with young which scatters the other birds at the feeder when they arrive and we've had to net off the window to try and prevent fatal window strikes which have become unusually frequent.

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An unusual amount of sickly birds around our feeder this year, mainly Greenfinches but a couple of Siskins and now a Bullfinch.

GS Woodpeckers are attending the feeder with young which scatters the other birds at the feeder when they arrive and we've had to net off the window to try and prevent fatal window strikes which have become unusually frequent.

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Some friends of mine have also noted this, towards the Finnish / Swedish border in the north. Has been far cooler and wetter than expected and the birds are clinging to the feeders.

Great thread by the way with an amazing spectrum of birding beauty!
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Some friends of mine have also noted this, towards the Finnish / Swedish border in the north. Has been far cooler and wetter than expected and the birds are clinging to the feeders.

Great thread by the way with an amazing spectrum of birding beauty!
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terrible here, cold, wet and very windy, a total waste of time for butterflies this year.

I've seen a single Blue, we get several species regularly but I've seen one single Common Blue so far. Black-veined Whites are only just on the wing, a full month later than last year, it's horrible.

Here's the first of our Pied Flycatchers that fledged

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMY9...=Andy%20Adcock


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Great video. The Pied Flycatcher is a personal favourite of mine too.
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The first sign of Fieldfares flocking up in preparation for migration here today....Russia that is.


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Black Woodpeckers are back from wherever it is they go to breed....



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Black Woodpeckers are back from wherever it is they go to breed....
Arrived back in my flood forest this week too (breed in dry pine forest areas, probably not many kilometres away)
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Arrived back in my flood forest this week too (breed in dry pine forest areas, probably not many kilometres away)
I've suspected for a while that our local forests are just too wet but it would seem to be perfect for Three-toed which don't seem to breed here either and won't be seen for a few weeks yet?

White-backed is around all year.


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Three-toed is back, always a few weeks later than Black.

The bushes here are creaking under the strain a of a huge Rowan berry crop this year, let's see if it's a portent of a hard winter, may be expect some Grosbeaks if so.

I wonder if the Grosbeak will get split like the Three-toed did, the American race of Grosbeak is visually distinct from the Eurasian one.

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