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Old Monday 3rd June 2019, 10:20   #1
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Hello from UK newbie....

Hi everyone. I've joined to ask questions as I love watching the birds in my garden. It's surrounded by trees, and now I have a big bi-fold door fitted I have a fabulous view (although have been concerned that quite a few birds have flown into the door :( there seem to have been no injuries so far)
I have all the usual suspects, Blackbirds, Robins, Sparrows and Dunnocks, Tits (Blue, Great and Log-Tailed) Finches (Bull, Green, Gold) Pigeons, Magpies, Collared Doves, an occasional Wren, and my favourite (just) Nuthatch. A very infrequent Woodpecker (which I think is the Greater Spotted) and even more infrequent, a Buzzard or Red Kite - on the few occasions I've seen him/her, I've not had change to check the tail, which I believe is the easiest way to tell them apart.
In previous years the Magpies seem to have taken the Blackbird eggs/young, but this year Dad is feeding 2 big healthy fledglings :)
I don't know much about birds, other than I have tried to identify any that are regulars, so hope to learn more here. :)
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Old Monday 3rd June 2019, 13:18   #2
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Hi speedytortoise and welcome to BirdForum. You can get stick on silhouettes to put windows which hopefully would reduce collisions.

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Hi speedytortoise and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.

In addition to Rich's idea about the stickers, I think that birds sometimes fly into windows when they can see right through to another window and think there's a through-route..... or, there may be a tree or bush reflected in there, and they think it's somewhere to shelter in.

It's worth investigating these possibilities too.

Meanwhile I hope you enjoy your time here with us.
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