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  1. Janshorty

    Does anyone recognise this bird dropping??

    Hi, I found this 'dropping' on the roof of one of my bird tables today. It is really big, I have placed a £2 coin next to it so that you can compare the size. I was wondering if anyone could confirm which bird parted with it?? The bird table is very close to the house. Any info would be...
  2. Janshorty

    Can you recommend a guide?

    Hi all, I am off to Greece for 2 weeks pretty soon and am in need of a guide! It takes me all my time to ID most British birds ( being a newbie ) so I will be lost without one. The best I have is a collins, although it is the 'Complete British Birds' guide, so I don't suppose it will be much...
  3. Janshorty

    Urgent advice needed INJURED BIRD!!!!

    Hi, I have just had a young greenfinch hit my window. He is alive and is supporting his own weight, but not very responsive. He has turned his head so no broken neck, but he doesn't seem to want to fly away. I don't want to leave him in the garden alone in case the neighbours cat or the...
  4. Janshorty

    Why so many 'Hop-alongs'??

    Today I have noticed 3 Juvenile 'Hop-alongs'!! Robin, Wood pigeon and a Green finch (all juvenile). Are they just unlucky? or am I feeding them dodgy food stuff?????????? All 3 had 1 leg well and truly out of action. I am only a beginer and upto now, mainly a garden birder. But we...
  5. Janshorty

    Hello from Manchester!!!

    A quick hello from me!! This has to be the best 'bird' site I have come across, I stumbled on it by accident trying to find out what a pair of ducks on my front lawn were up to earlier!!! It's massive too, don't know how long it will take me to look at everything, but I guess it will keep me...
  6. Janshorty

    Birds around Irlam Manchester

    :flyaway: Hello, I am new to this site, so I thought I would make a start by telling everyone about the birds I have seen in my garden and the local area. I have lots of feeders in the garden and as a result I am regularly visited by the following: Robins, wrens, blackbirds, mistle thrushes...
  7. Janshorty

    Mallard Behaviour???

    I was wondering if anyone could advise me on some 'duck behaviour' I witnessed today, Mrs duck was bobbing her head up and down whilst making a strange sound and wagging her backside furiously, all the back of her neck and head was also raised like a crest. I thought she might be 'playing up' to...