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Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 4th August 2018, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Gill Osborne
Perhaps it's a combination of the birds knowing...

Perhaps it's a combination of the birds knowing where your neighbour's feeder is and they haven't cottoned on to yours yet PLUS they may just be out enjoying the food in the nearby countryside/woods...
Forum: Lists Tuesday 9th January 2018, 13:27
Replies: 269
Views: 17,494
Posted By Gill Osborne
Happy New Year Everyone xxx Slow start to the...

Happy New Year Everyone xxx


Slow start to the year due to working 11hr shifts at work (start in the dark & finish in the dark grrrr) and then, on Saturday, I came down with a very heavy cold...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 20:08
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By Gill Osborne
First bird of 2018 for me was House Sparrow on...

First bird of 2018 for me was House Sparrow on the shrubs outside the bedroom window.

Bizarrely enough though....the Tawnies that were hooting like owt days before New Years Day have gone...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 21:18
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By Gill Osborne
Probably the same as Nutcracker as the Tawnies...

Probably the same as Nutcracker as the Tawnies have been quite vocal in the trees the past few nights....but realistically I think my first bird will be Jackdaw as they're pretty common on Alnwick.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 21:15
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Gill Osborne
I was at work until 4pm and, rather bizarrely,...

I was at work until 4pm and, rather bizarrely, didn't see or hear a single bird on the mile home. It WAS blowing a hooley and getting dark so I guess they'd all gone off to roost.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th October 2017, 17:48
Replies: 51
Views: 4,515
Posted By Gill Osborne
Probably my two best would be the Spotted Crake...

Probably my two best would be the Spotted Crake on April 22nd 2013 at a site in Northumberland :t: I went out hoping for returning migrants and had this particular bird step out in front of me and...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 2nd October 2017, 18:29
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,076,272
Posted By Gill Osborne
Flock of c50 Pink-footed Geese flying over...

Flock of c50 Pink-footed Geese flying over Alnwick Castle at 6.35pm today :t:
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 2nd June 2017, 09:56
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By Gill Osborne
Looks like an Anthurium to me. ...

Looks like an Anthurium to me.

http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/aboutflowers/exoticflowers/anthuriums
Forum: Northumberland Friday 12th May 2017, 10:54
Replies: 9,932
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Posted By Gill Osborne
I knew it would happen - the moment I posted a...

I knew it would happen - the moment I posted a Lost notice they would turn up :-O

Three Swifts seen in Alnwick the day after posting the above and then just the odd individual until yesterday...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th May 2017, 20:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,575
Posted By Gill Osborne
Little Egrets and Spoonbills! They always...

Little Egrets and Spoonbills! They always seemed so exotic when I started birding in the early 80's. I didn't see my first of either until 2006 and now, especially the egrets, I see regularly each...
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 7th May 2017, 20:11
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Posted By Gill Osborne
But still no swifts or house martins!!!! The...

But still no swifts or house martins!!!!

The former are normally here by 1st May and the latter a week or so earlier but so far....zilch? :smoke:
Forum: Northumberland Thursday 20th April 2017, 16:36
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,076,272
Posted By Gill Osborne
Swallows are back in Alnwick :t:

Swallows are back in Alnwick :t:
Forum: Member's Lists 2017 Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 17:29
Replies: 0
Views: 2,032
Posted By Gill Osborne
Gill Osborne's 2017 List

2016 turned out to be the worst year yet for my birding....simply because work and the allotment took up so much of my spare time. It was very frustrating at times (well ok, most of the time!!!) so...
Forum: Lists Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 17:07
Replies: 428
Views: 67,540
Posted By Gill Osborne
Buy start to the year with working every day...

Buy start to the year with working every day since January 1st but I'm not going top worry....I'll just add birds bit by bit and, this year, actually make an effort to go and look for the easy ones I...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 13th October 2016, 16:06
Replies: 47
Views: 33,517
Posted By Gill Osborne
Autumnwatch is currently being shown on the Sky...

Autumnwatch is currently being shown on the Sky channel Eden :t:

Ok, it's from a previous years BUT.....any UK wildlife programme is a good programme as far as I'm concerned ;)


...
Forum: Northumberland Tuesday 26th April 2016, 11:27
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,076,272
Posted By Gill Osborne
Few good hours birding Druridge yesterday -...

Few good hours birding Druridge yesterday - hundreds of Sand Martin and Swallow and, at East Chevington, a single Swift :t:

QE11 = singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap. Male Bullfinch...
Forum: Lists Saturday 16th January 2016, 21:36
Replies: 503
Views: 72,116
Posted By Gill Osborne
Checked my young plants in the polytunnel on my...

Checked my young plants in the polytunnel on my allotment this morning and had a Wren in amongst the Verbena bonariensis stalks that remain standing from the summer :t:

63: Wren


Day off...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 13th January 2016, 17:36
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,076,272
Posted By Gill Osborne
Female Hen Harrier on a Northumberland moor :t:

Female Hen Harrier on a Northumberland moor :t:
Forum: Lists Wednesday 13th January 2016, 15:46
Replies: 503
Views: 72,116
Posted By Gill Osborne
Quick nip up to the moors at 3pm to look for...

Quick nip up to the moors at 3pm to look for grouse and pipits gave me two new ticks for the year :t:

61: Hen Harrier ~ female

62: Red Grouse
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th January 2016, 19:56
Replies: 97
Views: 7,483
Posted By Gill Osborne
Not sure if Long-billed Dowitcher is on the UK...

Not sure if Long-billed Dowitcher is on the UK list yet? Saw the long staying bird at Cresswell Pond on New Years Day :t:
Forum: Lists Tuesday 12th January 2016, 19:43
Replies: 503
Views: 72,116
Posted By Gill Osborne
After a day of sunshine yesterday (when I was...

After a day of sunshine yesterday (when I was stuck at work :storm: ) today dawned....to rain!!! :C

60: Pheasant ~ resident male who lives in the overgrown gardens behind our flat. He stared...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th January 2016, 19:21
Replies: 44
Views: 5,109
Posted By Gill Osborne
:-O I saw my first Green Woodpecker in Kent in...

:-O I saw my first Green Woodpecker in Kent in July 1992 and am STILL waiting to catch up with my first Northumberland one! :smoke: I've heard them yaffling a few times in nearby Hulne Park but...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th January 2016, 19:11
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Gill Osborne
Lots of activity (chasing each other and singing)...

Lots of activity (chasing each other and singing) at the beginning of the week from Collared Doves, Great, Blue & Coal Tits.
Forum: Lists Friday 8th January 2016, 19:04
Replies: 503
Views: 72,116
Posted By Gill Osborne
For crying out loud....is this rain EVER going to...

For crying out loud....is this rain EVER going to stop? :storm: Had a fabulous day's birding on 1st then it started to rain after dark and it's never stopped since! A couple of times I've...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 1st January 2016, 21:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By Gill Osborne
Yep, forums are always good :t: I also catch on...

Yep, forums are always good :t: I also catch on reading bird & wildlife magazines which get neglected in the busier times of the year.

Another thing I like to do is work out what species I...
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