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  1. Ptarmi

    Coal Tit explosion!

    I'm lucky because my garden is surrounded by fields of sheep so I can make a fairly accurate count. Sadly we don't have the Nuthatch over here. This video I took recently, will give you an idea of just how busy they are. N.B. If you watch the Goldfinch, you will see that this video was not...
  2. Ptarmi

    Coal Tit explosion!

    Hi, I have a couple of pairs of Blue Tits & 3 pairs of Great Tits, so far more Coal Tits than the others. As for my Sunflower Hearts feeders. I have 3 & they are usually all emptied each day. Cheers, Dick
  3. Ptarmi

    Unusual feathering on one of my garden Great Tits!

    Has anyone else come across this type of unusual feathering before? This Great Tit has looked like this for the past few months. I'm hoping it'll moult out & go back to normal. Cheers, Dick
  4. Ptarmi

    Great Spotted Woodpecker!

    Thanks, but just - right place, right time. :)
  5. Ptarmi

    Great Spotted Woodpecker!

    I had another one of those Magic Birding moments today! 😎 The weather this afternoon was overcast & rather dreary with light rain, but anyway I headed off towards dusk, to my local wood, near Armoy, North Antrim with my team of dogs, but only took a Macro lens, as I didn't really expect to see...
  6. Ptarmi

    Tree Sparrows: Great time of year to get new Nest Boxes up!

    A couple of photos of the cozy, feather-lined winter nests for roosting in, my Tree Sparrows have been making over the past few weeks.
  7. Ptarmi

    Coal Tit explosion!

    Is anyone else 'suffering' from an explosion in Coal Tit numbers in their garden, right now? I have two resident pairs whose territories include part of my large garden, but I walked round my garden's 10 feeding stations, here in North Antrim, yesterday morning & counted at least 24 Coal Tits...
  8. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk

    Handsome Sparrowhawk in my North Antrim garden.
  9. Brambling

    Brambling

    Handsome Brambling in my North Antrim garden this week.
  10. Buzzard

    Buzzard

    Handsome Buzzard in my North Antrim garden this week.
  11. Ptarmi

    Tree Sparrows: Great time of year to get new Nest Boxes up!

    A few of my pairs of Tree Sparrows have been busy, over the past few weeks, making new winter roost nests in their boxes, following me cleaning them out in mid September. I even had two pairs fighting over one box, so clearly it was time I put up a few new boxes. This week I put up 6 new...
  12. Red Kite in North Antrim

    Red Kite in North Antrim

    Red Kite in North Antrim. Photo taken - 12th Jan. 2020 I have since learned that this bird comes from a nest in the Irish Republic.
  13. Ptarmi

    Helping Tree Sparrows!

    Hi, that's great to know. Which county are you in? I hope your Tree Sparrows have a wonderful breeding season in 2020. Cheers, Dick
  14. Ptarmi

    Red Kite in North Antrim.

    Here's a couple of photos I took today of a Red Kite here in North Antrim. I have since learned that this bird comes from a nest in the Irish Republic. Cheers, Dick
  15. Ptarmi

    Helping Tree Sparrows!

    I fitted my newly made 4 compartment set of Tree Sparrow nest boxes on the back wall of the garage today. Cheers, Dick
  16. Ptarmi

    Establishing a colony of Tree Sparrows!

    I fitted my newly made 4 compartment set of Tree Sparrow nest boxes on the back wall of the garage today. Cheers, Dick
  17. Tree Sparrow

    Tree Sparrow

    In my north Antrim garden.
  18. Waxwings, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

    Waxwings, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

  19. Ptarmi

    Waxwings in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim!

    Even better when you see them "with bins" ...AND a good lens & camera by your side. ;) Cheers, Dick
  20. Ptarmi

    Waxwings in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim!

    Good Luck ... maybe this is your year. :t: I saw my first Waxwings on a snowy day in Edinburgh, back in the early 60s. Funny how we never forget a first sighting like that. The memory is still so vivid ... 60 years later! :cool: Cheers, Dick
  21. Ptarmi

    Waxwings in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim!

    Nice to see photos of large flocks of Waxwings. I saw my first Waxwings by Middle Meadow Walk in the The Meadows in Edinburgh, on a snowy day back in the early 60s. Funny how we never forget a first sighting like that. The memory is still so vivid ... 60 years later! Yes, I grew up in...
  22. Ptarmi

    Establishing a colony of Tree Sparrows!

    Lucky you. I'm fortunate to have a pair nesting on my patch but they are a few miles away from my garden. I've attached a photo. Cheers, Dick
  23. Ptarmi

    Establishing a colony of Tree Sparrows!

    Yes, both my House & Tree Sparrows make good use of our ponies sandy Arena. Cheers, Dick
  24. Ptarmi

    Waxwings in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim!

    I saw at least 14 Waxwings in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim this afternoon. Cheers, Dick
  25. Ptarmi

    Waxwings in Ballymoney today!

    I saw at least 14 Waxwings in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim this afternoon. Cheers, Dick
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