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Old Monday 19th April 2004, 21:25   #1
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Hello from Sheffield

Hello everyone - I've been lurking on this forum for a few weeks now and thought I'd do the honourable thing and join properly. I'm lucky enough to have a large variety of birds in my small suburban garden where I do most of my birding! I have a blue tit nest box in the garden that has been occupied every year for the last 8 years, with the exception of last year for some reason. Currently have 9 eggs in the box, first one laid on Easter Saturday.

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Old Monday 19th April 2004, 21:28   #2
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Hello Norbert, and welcome to Bird Forum. I'm sure you will enjoy the forum as much as we all do.

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Old Monday 19th April 2004, 21:35   #3
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Norbert, hello from neighbouring Rotherham - let me wish you a warm welcome to Bird Forum from all the members of admin and the moderating team.

Glad you moved from lurking to joining and we hope to hear more about your birding. I hope you enjoy participating in the discussions.
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Hello Norbert where abouts in Sheffield are you?
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Old Tuesday 20th April 2004, 11:48   #5
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I live on the western edge of Sheffield. Where abouts are you?
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Old Tuesday 20th April 2004, 12:15   #6
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Hiya Norbert,
I'm in the Broomhall area close to the city,where do you go birdin'.
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HI Norbert from another Sheffield birder. My wife and I live on the southern edge of the city near Gleadless. However, we are moving soon.

Welcome to the forum - you will enjoy participating no doubt

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I'm in the Broomhall area close to the city,where do you go birdin'.
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Hi Mark,
I'm a bit of a part time birder really - mainly just watch the comings and goings of the birds in my garden. Get quite a lot though, about 25 different species. Do you have any suggestions for good places for birding around Sheffield?
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Ayup Norbert,
I enjoy the garden aspect too,wish i han 25 different species.The peaks is always a good bet, Derwent,Paddley Gorge Nr Fox House.I made my first visit to Old Moor Reserve recently[details on R.S.P.B website]get there if you can it's great,only half an hour away, 2.50 if your not a member otherwise free.Really good garden bird area viewed from a hide.
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I enjoy the garden aspect too,wish i han 25 different species.The peaks is always a good bet, Derwent,Paddley Gorge Nr Fox House.I made my first visit to Old Moor Reserve recently[details on R.S.P.B website]get there if you can it's great,only half an hour away, 2.50 if your not a member otherwise free.Really good garden bird area viewed from a hide.
Sounds good - think I'll go and visit Old Moor sometime.
It has amazed me how many different birds we get in the garden - although some of those 25 are very occasional, and seasonal, visitors.
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