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Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 11th January 2013, 14:07
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By jgw
Thanks mary99 and Kits I've seen three at one...

Thanks mary99 and Kits

I've seen three at one time now, and they're always just pecking around the ground beneath the feeders, but they are here every day. They seem to react to their own species...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 10th January 2013, 10:19
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By jgw
Welcomed chaffinch

Not really entitled to any fanfare I know, but for me I'm really pleased to see a pair of chaffinches in my garden. There's a pair that regularly come now and seem to ground-feed beneath the peanut...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 12th June 2012, 17:25
Replies: 19
Views: 38,169
Posted By jgw
Well, a couple of days ago I could hear the...

Well, a couple of days ago I could hear the familiar three-note chirping of a blue tit chick! :clap: It was pouring with rain, but there was certainly a chick being fed by a parent in a tree at the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 9th June 2012, 16:49
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By jgw
I really don't know. She just seemed to loose...

I really don't know. She just seemed to loose them so quickly. They had gone onto the field behind my garden, where I thought she would have found them, but weren't heard or seen after that. The...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 6th June 2012, 11:52
Replies: 19
Views: 38,169
Posted By jgw
Hi Romafree, It's really very interesting, (and...

Hi Romafree,

It's really very interesting, (and yes very special) observing what happens over the weeks, and naturally, you get attached to your 'very own' little blue tit family that moves into a...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 4th June 2012, 17:00
Replies: 19
Views: 38,169
Posted By jgw
Thanks Ian, that's helpful to hear. Would the...

Thanks Ian, that's helpful to hear. Would the parent find them again within a certain circumference and feed them, or perhaps they're feeding a little themselves by now?

Jeffrey.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 4th June 2012, 10:37
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By jgw
What's happened?

I've had a family of blue tits successfully fledge recently from the box I built; it's the second season it's been used.

After the chicks had fledged they stayed around the garden and in the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 4th June 2012, 00:56
Replies: 19
Views: 38,169
Posted By jgw
After the chicks had fledged they stayed around...

After the chicks had fledged they stayed around the garden and in the bushes below the box. Their second morning I found them together in one of the bushes below the box and the mother was feeding...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 2nd June 2012, 16:55
Replies: 16
Views: 3,587
Posted By jgw
Having just reading this tread and found evidence...

Having just reading this tread and found evidence of what I've heard before! The declining sparrow population in the UK. Well, here in this part of Gloucestershire I can report that without...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 2nd June 2012, 00:08
Replies: 19
Views: 38,169
Posted By jgw
Well, thanks Nightranger and AlfArbuthnot for...

Well, thanks Nightranger and AlfArbuthnot for your information. It seems to me that wing fluttering represents many different communication signals for birds with subtle differences that they are...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 1st June 2012, 09:34
Replies: 19
Views: 38,169
Posted By jgw
Larry, I've seen this 'wing fluttering' you mean...

Larry, I've seen this 'wing fluttering' you mean when parents are still feeding their offspring after they've left the nest, but this is different. I tried to get some film of it today, but I didn't...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 30th May 2012, 11:16
Replies: 19
Views: 38,169
Posted By jgw
Wing Fluttering

I've been enjoying watching the blue tit parents continuously binging food to the chicks in nest box I made for them; this is the second season the box has been used.

The feeding is relentless and...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 11th March 2012, 13:01
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By jgw
Yes, thank you. I was lucky while it lasted, but...

Yes, thank you. I was lucky while it lasted, but now it's gone!
Lots of other activity in the garden though now the weather has been particularly Spring like the last few days. Blue Tits are giving a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 1st March 2012, 10:27
Replies: 11,696
Views: 466,420
Posted By jgw
Zen-Ray Binoculars

"There is no body to be found. The birds may come and circle for a while... but they soon go elsewhere. When they are gone, the 'nothing,' the 'no-body' that was there, suddenly appears. That is...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 28th February 2012, 17:06
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By jgw
Song Thrush

There's been a Song Thrush staying around my garden these last few weeks. It frequently mooches around under the bushes at the bottom of the garden looking for food, and then several times every day,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd January 2011, 22:37
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By jgw
Thanks Ken, those are nice pictures too. So the...

Thanks Ken, those are nice pictures too.
So the one on the left is a female? I did photograph a bird sitting in a tree behind my bird table at the time I did the others, which had a brown cap. I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd January 2011, 22:08
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By jgw
Hi Ken, Thank you! I like apples too, but I'm...

Hi Ken,
Thank you! I like apples too, but I'm willing to share!
I'll put some on my table tomorrow.
Jeffrey.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd January 2011, 21:50
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By jgw
Wow, that was quick! Thank you!. J.

Wow, that was quick!
Thank you!.
J.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd January 2011, 21:46
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By jgw
Gloucestershire garden, UK.

These birds have been coming to my garden table over the last few weeks. As can be seen, they are predominately greyish-brown with slight orange tinge to lower body, though this varies from bird to...
Forum: Nestboxes Monday 25th October 2010, 17:46
Replies: 11
Views: 2,611
Posted By jgw
Thanks Marmot, That's very interesting and I will...

Thanks Marmot,
That's very interesting and I will certainly try to observe that behaviour around that time. Presumably, you mean just before it goes dark? I have been seeing the bird going in and out...
Forum: Nestboxes Monday 25th October 2010, 13:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,611
Posted By jgw
First occupant in my bird box!

I made my nest box and placed it in a good spot in May this year. It had an entrance hole of approximately 24mm. It's the first time I've had a box to observe so I'm not sure what to expect, but...
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 26th May 2010, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By jgw
Hi Tommy, They seem to come in swarms and then...

Hi Tommy,

They seem to come in swarms and then vanish! I've had that too. There have been times when my feeders would empty in a few days; and at other times I've had to throw away the contents...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 23rd May 2010, 14:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By jgw
Hi etudiant, Thanks for your suggestions and...

Hi etudiant,
Thanks for your suggestions and encouragement.
Yes, I've decided to put up a bird table when I'm next there, which hopefully won't be too long away. I'm actually quite interested now to...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 19th May 2010, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By jgw
Hi Monahawk, Thank you for replying. Yes, I'm...

Hi Monahawk,

Thank you for replying. Yes, I'm beginning to think that that's what it is. These rural garden birds just don't know what these feeders are -despite many being the same species as are...
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 15th May 2010, 11:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By jgw
Ah, thanks for your reply Steve, I was beginning...

Ah, thanks for your reply Steve, I was beginning to think this had stumped everybody. I'm also beginning to think I've discovered that 'garden birds' in very rural and isolated areas won't...
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