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Very busy at the bird feeder today! (2 Viewers)

ClarkWGriswold

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Buzzard landed in the tree at the back of the garden this morning. Only the second time I’ve actually seen one in the garden. Mistle Thrush this afternoon.

In lockdown here in Wales so took a look at the OS map. Bud and I have found a circular 5 mile walk from the house that goes past three pubs. Most of it along tracks as well. Stroll on end of lockdownB :)

Rich
 

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Julie50

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I think we might be soon in Brum Rich. I’m on my third try to MOT the car Friday so hope I can manage as it’s out then!!!
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Good luck Julie. I know during the main lockdown we had a bit of leeway with the MOT.

Are you able to get some decent walks in where you are? Didn’t see too much with Bud this morning as it was hammering down. Did have a few Redwings, Bullfinches and a Dipper though.

Rich
 

Bananafishbones

Incoherently Rambling .....
Lesser Redpolls on the move now

x6 in the garden this morning, unfortunately they were easily out muscled by the Greenfinch and they moved on.
Time to get the Niger feeder out I think.
 

Bananafishbones

Incoherently Rambling .....
Buzzard landed in the tree at the back of the garden this morning. Only the second time I’ve actually seen one in the garden. Mistle Thrush this afternoon.

In lockdown here in Wales so took a look at the OS map. Bud and I have found a circular 5 mile walk from the house that goes past three pubs. Most of it along tracks as well. Stroll on end of lockdownB :)

Rich

Perched Buzzard in the garden is cool :t:
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Was zoning out doing some Teams training last Friday when I noticed a Goldcrest and Treecreeper in the front garden. Much more entertaining.

Have seen the Treecreeper twice more since.

Rich
 

Bananafishbones

Incoherently Rambling .....
Was zoning out doing some Teams training last Friday when I noticed a Goldcrest and Treecreeper in the front garden. Much more entertaining.

Have seen the Treecreeper twice more since.

Rich

Both fairly rare in my garden. Looks like it maybe a good winter for Goldcrest as seen lots out and about rcently
 

snowyowl

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Very quiet at the feeders today. A couple of Blue Jays, a couple of Black-capped Chickadees and a male Downy Woodpecker. It is a wet day, with a brief snow flurry, but generally mild. The feeders are all low but my wife has promised to fill them up later so that I'm ready for tomorrow's Feeder Watch day.
 

Euan Buchan

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Been very busy today with Goldfinches, Greenfinches, House Sparrows & Coal Tit. Think this is the first time ever I have seen lots on my Snowman feeder and the seeds are going down.
 

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Here in western France we have our first real 'winters' day
The lockdown means we can be out for three hours within 20km

Wet and cold (3°) so sat watching the feeder and the garden this morning before the rain started to beat down

we use shelled sunflower seeds and go through about 300 gms on a busy day but the rain means we will have to change down to smaller loads

we live in the country with a big forest and organic farming all around us
We have old oaks on one side which is pretty good


so far this week


Pheasants male and female
coal tits, marsh tit, great tit, blue tit, long tailed tits
dunnock, robin,
chaffinch, goldfinch, green finch, and our first brambling in five years !
woodpecker-green and greater spotted and a lesser !
woodpigeon, collared dove,
blackbird, redwing
chiffchaff
nuthatch
crows, jackdaw

and in the trees
a tree creeper
a sparrowhawk
a kestrel

stay safe
 

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