Select a few of our resident species. They will start to select and defend territory depending on the weather from January through to April before the migrants arrive.
I would suggest: Mistle, Song Thrush, Blackbird. Same family. Blackbird has a very mellow song. Song Thrush is...
Mine neither, I am a birder not a twitcher, though I do keep lists. Life, year etc. Dont think I have ever travelled more than 30 miles to chase after a bird. But back to Adrian it was his thing for this year. He enjoyed it and that is what counts. I do what I enjoy and that...
Seriously though I do have a major cat problem at the moment. Which I am sure is affecting the birds. I have counted 9 different ones that visit my garden each day.
I have suspended all of my feeders high up in an oak tree, but the bloody cats sit underneath spooking the birds. Is there...
Will keep an eye out Ian. We do get some very impressive Goldfinch flocks on thre brecks of Norfolk though I strongly suspect It is a bit far away.
Some of our local guys are starting a Corn Bunting colour ringing project in the New Year. Will keep you all posted.
Hi again CJ
It is a quite unmistakeable, likeable call. I seem to find that around the brecks they are easier to see during the winter. Yes they do tend to be in small groups and yes the trees and hedges lack foliage. I agree with Monkeyman, when you have found a spot they frequent you...
You have answered the question I asked you in Seawatching. I did a couple of mini pelagics! from Lowestoft a couple of years ago with Brian from the local RSPB group. Enjoyed the sail but sadly not too many birds. At least it was a good effort and they tried.
I have thought about...
Whats in a name?
I live in the Brecks of Norfolk. When I set up my first email account several years ago, rather than choose
[email protected] I wanted something a bit different. As I rate Stone Curlew as my favourite Breckland bird I decided to take the first part of...
Adrian Riley is a birder from Norfolk retired last year from his job and set his stall out this year to get the highest number of species seen in 2002.
Alot of birding has been done in Norfolk but he has travelled to many counties and islands as well.
Surfbirds have various league tables for...
Whilst out cycling this morning I heard a Mistle Thrush singing its heart out. It reminded me that now is a good time to listen to songs of our resident UK species.
As we slip into the new year several species will begin to sing particularly if we have some nice sunny days. Listen to songs...
Did you find the pix? Was it Common Redpoll?
I know that the books tell us that birds should be at a particular place during a particular period but so many are now out of date and with global warming as well, many species are behaving strangely. This does not just apply to...
Welcome to the forum.
Further to Andies post I am sure that there is a newsgroup for captive birds where you should be able to get all the help you require.
But you are still more than welcome to keep visiting the forum and hopefully contributing with information relating to...
Hope this is not too premature but it is looking like congratulations to Adrian Riley on his tremendous effort of 368 (at least) for the year (UK).
Happy New Year Adrian and looking forward to some more birding with you next year!
Try contacting Andy Wilson at the BTO. He has review bird reports for several years and knows a good'n from a bad'n. I am sure he would give you some tips.
Try asking your readers on their thoughts. It might be a case of if it aint broke it dont need fixing.