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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th September 2019, 08:30
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
77. Bullfinch. 2 juvs feeding in the trees at the...

77. Bullfinch.
2 juvs feeding in the trees at the back of my house.
Breed locally but hardly ever get them in or from the garden.
Bonus 👍
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 26th August 2019, 18:27
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Close but no cigar (again) Neighbor and fellow...

Close but no cigar (again)
Neighbor and fellow birder just watched a flock of ring necked parakeets fly over his house and mine.
Got the call and ran out but too late.
I had been sat in the garden...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th August 2019, 15:12
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
First addition fo quite a while. 76. Garden...

First addition fo quite a while.
76. Garden warbler.
A couple with the roving tit/ warbler flock patrolling the hedgerow at the side of my house.
Still not seen a hobby from the garden this year.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th June 2019, 08:17
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Toby Tyke
Redshank. The bird that got me involved in...

Redshank.
The bird that got me involved in conservation over 40 years ago.
Found a small breeding colony on local farmland while walking.
Adopted the area as my local patch eventually buying a house...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 5th June 2019, 08:47
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Latest addition. 75. Red kite. Picked it up...

Latest addition.
75. Red kite.
Picked it up drifting over as I was returning from my morning walk and managed to get into the garden before it disappeared.
Red backed shrike. My best ever garden...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st May 2019, 13:44
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Latest additions. 73 cuckoo 74 lesser...

Latest additions.
73 cuckoo
74 lesser whitethroat.
Just about run out of bankers now
Only flyovers left 😢
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th May 2019, 19:59
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Good stuff Toby, my Uncle and Auntie lived next...

Good stuff Toby, my Uncle and Auntie lived next to the ground on Grove Street, only garden birds there when I was a lad were the Barnsley subspecies of House Sparrow, Passer domesticus sootycus, the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th May 2019, 19:47
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Back in business. 72. Swift. Been seeing them for...

Back in business.
72. Swift. Been seeing them for the last few days on my patch. At last got one over the house.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 2nd May 2019, 17:01
Replies: 1,148
Views: 71,159
Posted By Toby Tyke
Started at the entrance to the boquer valley....

Started at the entrance to the boquer valley. Fairly quiet with a couple of pied fly the early morning highlight.
Then did the track at can cuarassa. 6-7 whinchat in the cultivated field and a couple...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 1st May 2019, 16:57
Replies: 1,148
Views: 71,159
Posted By Toby Tyke
Set off for Son Real this morning only to find...

Set off for Son Real this morning only to find the road closed.
Ended up spending the morning and early afternoon at S’Albufera again.
Couple of pratincoles, spotted redshank,5 ringed plover, common...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 30th April 2019, 14:02
Replies: 1,148
Views: 71,159
Posted By Toby Tyke
Boquer valley this morning. Very busy with...

Boquer valley this morning.
Very busy with several large parties of school kids.
Bee eaters regularly moving north with 150+ in 4 separate groups. Pied fly,2 tree pipit, cirl bunting, golden...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 28th April 2019, 16:42
Replies: 1,148
Views: 71,159
Posted By Toby Tyke
Managed an hour at S’albufera after picking the...

Managed an hour at S’albufera after picking the hire car up.
Lots of good birds inc purple heron and gallinule, glossy ibis etc then a large raptor which threw me until I realised it was a golden...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th April 2019, 19:43
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Anyway, I'm still on cloud nine as my beloved...

Anyway, I'm still on cloud nine as my beloved Stockport County won the National League North today and go up to the fifth-tier National League, the first thing they've won since 1967 (Fourth Div...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 27th April 2019, 19:35
Replies: 1,148
Views: 71,159
Posted By Toby Tyke
Flying out in the morning. Quite looking forward...

Flying out in the morning.
Quite looking forward to it.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 26th April 2019, 07:45
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
72= Barn owl. Fly over as I was putting the car...

72= Barn owl.
Fly over as I was putting the car away last night.
Got a pair nesting 400yds away but can be really difficult to pick up until they start feeding the young.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd April 2019, 18:34
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Frustrating day.

Close but no cigar.
On my morning walk had gropper reeling and cuckoo calling in a field visible from my house but not close enough to hear them.
Then got a call from my neighbour telling me a cc...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 20th April 2019, 12:27
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
A good morning in the garden got me. 69...

A good morning in the garden got me.
69 whitethroat
70 house Martin
71 willow warbler.
I will get a peregrine one day 😢😢😢
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th April 2019, 05:37
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Latest additions 65 redshank 66 blackcap 67 grey...

Latest additions
65 redshank
66 blackcap
67 grey wagtail
68 swallow
Been very slow recently.
Had peregrine fly over as I returned from walking the dog but not able to get it from the garden. One I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st March 2019, 10:35
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Quiet week. Redshank. No 65. Had a pair over the...

Quiet week.
Redshank. No 65.
Had a pair over the house several times in last few days.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th March 2019, 06:37
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
A few additions over the last couple of days. 62...

A few additions over the last couple of days.
62 little egret
63 chiffchaff
64 little grebe.
Grebe was a good addition as we can only hear them in the distance on flat calm days and we haven’t had...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th March 2019, 19:05
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Still on my missing list. Expected a flyover on...

Still on my missing list. Expected a flyover on the way to the roost but no joy so far.
Been very slow for the last few weeks.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 4th March 2019, 20:10
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
61 yellowhammer. One singing this morning at the...

61 yellowhammer.
One singing this morning at the side of my house.
Nearly got little egret. Returning from my afternoon walk with the dog when I watched one fly over my garden. 200 yd’s too much for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 2nd March 2019, 06:12
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
No 60. Shelduck. Just had a pair fly down the...

No 60. Shelduck.
Just had a pair fly down the valley as I was filling the feeders.
Going much better than I expected. My first attempt at a garden list since I retired so now get to spend more time...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th February 2019, 13:23
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
Had 2 groups(c45 birds) fly over me this...

Had 2 groups(c45 birds) fly over me this morning.
Unfortunately I was in Doncaster.
Always tomorrow 😢
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th February 2019, 06:15
Replies: 665
Views: 30,973
Posted By Toby Tyke
That’s the beauty of overlooking the valley. Get...

That’s the beauty of overlooking the valley. Get lots of flyovers.
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