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  1. Buzzard

    Buzzard

    One of our regular Buzzards, flying overhead.
  2. Mum & Young House Sparrow

    Mum & Young House Sparrow

    Sitting on one of our wall buttresses, being fed.
  3. Female House Sparrow

    Female House Sparrow

    Taking a break from feeding one of her youngsters
  4. Collared Dove

    Collared Dove

    Enjoying a little shade in one of our birch trees
  5. Juvenile Goldfinch

    Juvenile Goldfinch

    Flight school.
  6. House Martin

    House Martin

    Leaving the nest & still hungry youngster!
  7. Peregrine Falcon

    Peregrine Falcon

    Just happened to be outside when what I believe is a Peregrine Falcon flew overhead, being chased by House Martins. There are only about 90 pairs of peregrines in Northern Ireland so delighted (& shocked) to see one!
  8. Pied Wagtail

    Pied Wagtail

    Spotted, sitting in our neighbour's garden.
  9. Buzzard

    Buzzard

    Keeping an eye out for a tasty snack ...
  10. Buzzard

    Buzzard

    Flying quite low over our garden
  11. Wren

    Wren

    .... after eating the spider.
  12. I'm going crossed eyed staring ....

    I'm going crossed eyed staring ....

    The spider looks kinda tasty.
  13. I see a spider ....

    I see a spider ....

    A little Wren spotted a tiny spider on the handle of the watering can
  14. Our First (& possibly last!) Great Spotted Woodpecker

    Our First (& possibly last!) Great Spotted Woodpecker

    The Great Spotted Woodpecker was recorded for the first time in NI in around 2005 having been extinct on the whole island for many years - & is still very rare. We never thought we'd see one, but for a while we've heard what we thought sounded like a woodpecker in the distance. Today - Mark...
  15. Long Tailed Tit

    Long Tailed Tit

    Where to go ... what to get up to next?!
  16. Juvenile Long Tailed Tit

    Juvenile Long Tailed Tit

    A youngster swinging from a twig on the beech tree.
  17. Long Tailed Tit

    Long Tailed Tit

    Every afternoon about 5pm, for the last couple of weeks, we hear a loud 'si-si-si' & know the Long Tailed Tits have arrived. About 10 or 12 adults & juveniles land in our cherry & beech trees, spend about 30 minutes bouncing around, playing & then fly away again. It is brilliant.
  18. Sparrows

    Sparrows

    A couple of happy house sparrows
  19. Wren

    Wren

    A vocal wren, in a hawthorne tree.
  20. Blue Tit

    Blue Tit

    I was standing under our old plum tree waiting for someone to visit the feeder, nearby, when this little one landed directly above me.
  21. Spotted Flycatcher

    Spotted Flycatcher

    Late yesterday evening we noticed a bird which looked different to our usual visitors - I think we had our first Spotted flycatcher.
  22. Female House Sparrow

    Female House Sparrow

    All fluffed up & nowhere to go.
  23. House Sparrow

    House Sparrow

    Really likes those plum tree leaves ....
  24. House Sparrow

    House Sparrow

    A juvenile (I think, due to the slight yellow gape?) house sparrow enjoying a brief sunny spell & a plum tree leaf.
  25. Long Tailed Tit

    Long Tailed Tit

    A little ball of fluff.
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