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Old Monday 26th March 2018, 16:54   #13076
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Hooded orioles have migrated back! They're frequent visitors to my parents' place (about 50 miles away), but this is the first time they've visited my patio. Feel pretty honored since so many of my neighbors have hummingbird feeders but they've been frequenting mine—a lot—the last couple of weeks. First the males, then the females came this Saturday.

Bought a new kangaroo paws plant last night thinking to attract new hummers, but first thing in the morning it's the male hooded oriole who has first dibs! It was like watching Goldilocks as he shimmied back and forth on the shepherd's hook sampling each "paw." Thanks to the ol' bird cam, orioles drink from plants too (makes sense if I think about it, but have never seen it until today).
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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 10:01   #13077
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Spring is here

After a (comparatively) cold, long winter, spring has arrived. Our Redstarts and Robin have left but have been replaced by Alpine Swifts. Only a few Alpine Swifts at present and flying very high. Soon their numbers will grow and they will be joined by hundreds of Swifts.
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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 15:14   #13078
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After a (comparatively) cold, long winter, spring has arrived. Our Redstarts and Robin have left but have been replaced by Alpine Swifts. Only a few Alpine Swifts at present and flying very high. Soon their numbers will grow and they will be joined by hundreds of Swifts.
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Old Monday 9th April 2018, 15:39   #13079
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Been busy today had Goldfinches feeding at the feeders for the first time ever and The Blackcap returned.
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Old Thursday 12th April 2018, 18:42   #13080
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The Blackcap is back, singing away next to the house. Also got 5 or 6 Siskin visiting at the moment. Unfortunately some furry friends are back so I'll have to sort that out.

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Old Friday 4th May 2018, 16:47   #13081
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Heard a Cuckoo for only the second time in 10+ years from the garden this morning. Willow Warblers singing away and the Blackcap is still present. Looks like the Great Tits and House Sparrows have raised broods as well.

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Old Monday 7th May 2018, 11:53   #13082
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Some regulars at our feeding station

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks have been regulars at our feeder for several weeks now. We have had up to eight (8) so far. Usually just 2 or 3 are showing up in the mornings now. Also getting House Finch, House Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Bluejay, Grackle (yuck), Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Downy Woodpecker, occasional Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch, etc.
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Old Monday 7th May 2018, 13:37   #13083
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Wow, Larry! That's a very nice selection of birds. I'm definitely envious.
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Old Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 06:12   #13084
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Been very busy recently soon as I fill up a feeder it's empty end of the day.
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Old Monday 28th May 2018, 07:12   #13085
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Could hear a Green Woodpecker from the back garden this morning. Not a common bird here.
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Old Saturday 29th September 2018, 15:14   #13086
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Just put some food for the first time in months and first bird back was a ....... drum roll please.....Blue Tit

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Just had a Tawny Owl fly across the back garden.
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Old Wednesday 17th October 2018, 15:06   #13088
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Just put some food for the first time in months and first bird back was a ....... drum roll please.....Blue Tit

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Yes, I too actually noticed there were birds in the garden again, and mine was a female Northern Cardinal. She was on the feeder too, most eat out of the tray on the ground. Theres sunflower hearts in the feeder though, so I guess she is partial to them.

So nice to see birds in the garden again!
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Always nice to see the Jays in the garden at this time of the year.
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Old Thursday 13th December 2018, 14:32   #13090
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Hi all
Blackcap male today, the first for a long time. Bullfinch regular and the Greenfinch numbers are building back up.
Don't get to see the garden much nowadays as I work a day shift instead of shifts, makes the Weekends even more precious in the winter months.

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Old Monday 11th February 2019, 13:42   #13091
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Nice selection of birds visiting the garden at the moment but man do my windows need cleaning
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Old Monday 11th February 2019, 19:17   #13092
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Sparrowhawks are becoming less frequent everywhere (in reply to the guy who suggested that no spaoowhawks was a good thing. Their population trends follow those of greenfinches and then chaffinches. Since the tricho introduction sparrow hawks have been dying off. This isn't a good sign unfortunately. It is indicative of it's post trichomoniasis decline

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Old Monday 11th February 2019, 19:21   #13093
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Been busy today had Goldfinches feeding at the feeders for the first time ever and The Blackcap returned.
may I ask if you see any greenfinches or chaffinches or are the goldies the only finches
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I have just set up a new pest free bird feeder today and hope that it attracts some of the song birds that have been seen in the garden. There are defintaley long tailed tits flitting about the talks lanky branches of our silver birch trees so im looking forward to some interesting visitors over the next few weeks nice they pick up on the feeder and on they feel safe....hope to update with visitors soon.
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Been a busy morning in the garden I've seen Jackdaws, Magpies, House Sparrows, Great Tit's, Great Spotted Woodpecker & Starling.
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Plenty of Siskins still in the garden.
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Plenty of Siskins still in the garden.
Siskins? I remember them Never seen them in the garden after the Forsythia has bloomed.
G-S Woodies tucking in as usual
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This morning there were lots of Jackdaws & Starlings in the garden.
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Magpies vs starlings

I had a fledgling starling wander into my sunroom yesterday, very vocal, and sort of friendly. I walked it back out through the garden door and it wandered over to where the bird feeder is on the lawn, not too far from the door. A few minutes later I looked out for it and found a flurry of feathers and the starling's headless carcass by the bird feeder. A magpie had just flown off and was showing great interest and quickly came down again and carried off the remains. I'd heard about this type of thing before but it was the first time I'd seen it first hand.

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I can’t seem to get my feeders busy! Like I get a few birds but there never rammed and I have a massive selection of feeders!

Any ideas?

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