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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5775 on: March 03, 2021, 09:57:14 am »
Foggy this morning. But this appeared out of the gloom just outside our bedroom.


A heron after your frogs

nicknack

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5776 on: March 03, 2021, 10:33:36 am »
Foggy this morning. But this appeared out of the gloom just outside our bedroom.


A heron after your frogs
Aye, probably. But it flew off without going down to the pond.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5777 on: March 09, 2021, 07:56:25 am »
A huge flock of fieldfares when walking the dog yesterday afternoon and a buzzard been scolded by crows.
This morning there was a pair of quail sat on our garden wall when I was making coffee.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Seen today
« Reply #5778 on: March 21, 2021, 10:30:15 pm »

White Storks building nests at the Knepp Estate in darkest Sussex.
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5779 on: March 21, 2021, 11:03:14 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5780 on: April 03, 2021, 01:13:44 pm »
Heard rather than seen. I recorded unidentified birdsong coming from the environs of my neighbours's holly tree. I'm accustomed to hearing blackbirds, robins, and we have had a very noisy wren in the past week or so. But this was different. I've consulted people who probably know better than I (my first thought was blackcap) and the suggestion is garden warbler.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5781 on: April 04, 2021, 01:35:22 pm »
Seen today: a buzzard, crossing over Richmond Park at about 7.30 this morning. Also, a goldcrest, only a metre or so away for long enough to have a proper look. And 3 little owls!

Heard: chiffchaff, woodpeckers (many).


Re: Seen today
« Reply #5782 on: April 04, 2021, 08:33:16 pm »
A couple of swallows.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5783 on: April 12, 2021, 03:30:08 pm »
First swallow of the year.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5784 on: April 19, 2021, 03:36:04 pm »
A couple of muntjac strolling through the early morning frost in the field behind our house.  And, increasingly, buzzards, including one yesterday that looked very much like it was "stooping".  Competition for the red kites.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Kim

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5785 on: April 19, 2021, 11:49:19 pm »
Muntjac at the side of the road thinking better of it as I braced for impact.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5786 on: April 20, 2021, 06:08:57 am »
Great crested grebe chicks

Basil

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5787 on: April 20, 2021, 06:54:24 am »
Yesterday. One swallow.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5788 on: April 20, 2021, 12:58:48 pm »
Heard rather than seen. I recorded unidentified birdsong coming from the environs of my neighbours's holly tree. I'm accustomed to hearing blackbirds, robins, and we have had a very noisy wren in the past week or so. But this was different. I've consulted people who probably know better than I (my first thought was blackcap) and the suggestion is garden warbler.

A couple of days ago another (unknown to me) person reported to the local RSPB sightings website seeing a garden warbler in some ornamental gardens a couple of hundred yards away. I'll assume it was the same bird that sang to me.
Bach without a doubt.

Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5789 on: May 01, 2021, 10:34:43 am »
My brother tells me he saw a solitary swift yesterday at Hanningfield Reservoir.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5790 on: Today at 01:14:33 pm »
I have just had a Jay in the garden. That is the first in 43 years of living here and I have only seen three or four in the wild before.
Oddly, we started getting visits from two Crows to the bird feeder only a fortnight ago. We have Magpies and I saw a Jackdaw about 100 metres down our road yesterday.
Rooks there are plenty of a couple of hundred metres away. Do I only need a Rook for a complete Corvid set? Ignoring Choughs as unlike to be found a mile from this small city centre.
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5791 on: Today at 01:18:16 pm »
Raven.

Also there are two species of crow: carrion and hooded.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5792 on: Today at 07:42:26 pm »
A pair of buzzards, fairly low, over the field opposite. They seem to be becoming more frequent a sight, after red kites have become commonplace.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)