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  1. 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


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


    Flying quite low over our garden
  11. 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. House Sparrows

    House Sparrows

    Sparrows were flying in & out of, around & above the fields searching for insects.
  15. Linnet


    Looks like they've been munching on a few seed heads.
  16. Black Headed Gull

    Black Headed Gull

    Lots of gulls around Kearney last week, enjoying a bit of good weather
  17. Barn Swallows

    Barn Swallows

    I'm not sure if they're fighting .... or courting!
  18. 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...
  19. Linnets


    Thank you!
  20. Linnets


    Mouth open wide!
  21. Linnets


    Spotted this Linnet feeding one of its youngsters, when we went down to Kearney yesterday. Wanted to share these with you all!
  22. Long Tailed Tit

    Long Tailed Tit

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

    Juvenile Long Tailed Tit

    A youngster swinging from a twig on the beech tree.
  24. 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.
  25. Sparrows


    A couple of happy house sparrows