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  1. lemonskinny

    Feather ID Yorkshire, UK

    Thanks so much, that's great! And it fits: http://https://grahamsigsworth.wordpress.com/2020/08/15/saturday-15th-august-2020/ Thanks again to all. Louise
  2. lemonskinny

    Feather ID Yorkshire, UK

    Thanks, Delia! Andy: We did wonder if they are from a pheasant. But we were hoping they might be from something a bit more exciting (no offence, pheasants, i think you're great) such as a peregrine?! Wishful thinking, i guess. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/519251032016919052/
  3. lemonskinny

    Feather ID Yorkshire, UK

    I apologise for not stating country in thread title. I edited it, but it's still not showing up as changed in the list of threads.
  4. lemonskinny

    Feather ID Yorkshire, UK

    Hi My son found these two feathers (close together) at Ripon City Wetlands (North Yorkshire, UK) yesterday. They're about five inches long. Can anyone ID the bird they came from? Thanks in advance.
  5. lemonskinny

    Is this a tit? (UK)

    Even as i typed the title i realised it might be interpreted in several ways, haha :)
  6. lemonskinny

    Is this a tit? (UK)

    Hi again Thanks for your suggestion. I couldn't find anything on the Fairburn Ings website or their twitter page so I emailed them, and they've now replied. It is a regular visitor to the feeders and they suspect it is a leucistic bird. She didn't correct my assumption that it's a WT so...
  7. lemonskinny

    Willow Tits in Britain - inbreeding & partial albininism

    Hi I started a thread today asking for help id-ing a tit at Fairburn Ings, Yorkshire, and it appears to be a Willow Tit with plumage aberration ie more white on the head: http:// https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3774000#post3774000
  8. lemonskinny

    Is this a tit? (UK)

    Thanks very much! I had wondered if it could be plumage aberration. The link I gave is about how they (Fairburn Ings) have recently been visited by a Marsh Tit. The accompanying photo shows it with the full black 'cap'. I suspect my bird is a Willow Tit, but I have no other pics of it so no...
  9. lemonskinny

    Is this a tit? (UK)

    Hello I visited Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve in Yorkshire yesterday and saw this bird at the feeding station near the visitor centre. It had the tit 'look', but when I tried to ID it back home I was unable to find one that has the same white plumage around the eye. Fairburn Ings info re their...
  10. lemonskinny

    A Gull in London

    Thank you!
  11. lemonskinny

    A Gull in London

    Hi everyone My son has recently started birdwatching and is having trouble identifying this gull. It was on The Serpentine lake in Kensington Gardens, London, a few days ago. We think it is either a Yellow-Legged Gull or a Lesser Black-Backed Gull - but which? Any help much appreciated.
  12. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Some of you may be interested in episode 1 of Chris Packham's new tv series : http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b010fqdy/The_Animals_Guide_to_Britain_Freshwater_Animals/ The first 15 minutes or so is about british ospreys - in particular, Loch Garten ospreys. Up until a little while ago...
  13. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    I don't know what time the SWT staff began watching, but early-ish this morning I saw the male bring in a fish which the female DID accept - not immediately, but she eventually dragged it across to her side of the nest then flew off with it. I also witnessed lots of mating - he first landed on...
  14. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Thank you. :)
  15. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Haha, yes. Peter Ferns, bless him, being interviewed and saying that ospreys get all their hydration from fish, that they don't drink water, whilst right behind him Marge had glided down to the loch side and was DRINKING! Such a glorious, happy, funny, relief-ful sight.
  16. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Really interesting articles; thank you. Just watching the webcam as Marge basks in the warm hues of the evening sunshine. She's been preening, and as she stretched out her left wing, it looked glossier than ever. Hard to believe that this is happening, when last summer i sat sobbing (yeah...
  17. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Hello people. Thanks for the BBC newsite links, Tiger_mz. One of the most vivid memories I have from that Bassenthwaite trip is seeing just how huge an osprey nest is, and, therefore, how huge the birds must be. At Whinlatter they had a reconstruction...
  18. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Thanks for replies, rattrayc and Tiger_mz. I like learning about birds. I've just realised (confirmed by looking at my Flickr photostream) that 2004 was the year that I nagged my husband to drive me and our boys to Bassenthwaite to see the ospreys - so I was there when Miss Norway was a...
  19. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    If I've understood you correctly, you're saying that a chick which hatched in the Lake District, UK, when mature (ish!), migrated to Norway to breed? That's really interesting, as I've always believed that chicks returned to their place of birth. Just shows how much incorrect information is on...
  20. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Hi Tiger I guess that means that Marge could be only about 23 years old, and not the 26+ years that is often reported in the press (and on the SWT site)? On a separate note, i'm thinking/hoping the first egg will be laid on Tuesday.
  21. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    What a wonderful sight to greet me after switching the computer on this afternoon. Marge and her man sitting on the nest in the sunshine, both looking relaxed and content. Joy!
  22. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Someone at the loch is currently moving the camera around; presumably trying to follow an intruder osprey, as Marge is mantling as she sits on the nest. Edit: The intruder bird is now sitting on the thick "perching" branch of the nest. Marge is still in the centre, lying down. Possibly more...
  23. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    "when Peter wrote that he had mated twice with Marge." |8.| I of course mean: "when Peter wrote that he (7Y) had mated twice with Marge."
  24. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Just been looking back at last year's blog. The first mention of 7Y was on 4 April*, when Peter wrote that he had mated twice with Marge. *I may be wrong, but I get the impression that maybe we had been talking about the bird (who was soon/later identified as 7Y) with Pete/Emma etc a little...
  25. lemonskinny

    Loch Of The Lowes Osprey Webcam 2011

    Remember last year how people were pleading with the staff to "put her out of her misery"....I admit I was so distressed watching her fading away that I felt the same...but the staff said that, hard as it was to watch, they had to leave nature to run its course. Thank goodness they did nothing.
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