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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #25 on: 05 November, 2012, 06:22:49 pm »
Jaded, do you see them a lot?  There seem to be good years and bad years, as with most birds from the far north but I can't remember when I last saw a waxwing - maybe ten years ago.

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #26 on: 05 November, 2012, 07:28:30 pm »
Jaded, do you see them a lot?  There seem to be good years and bad years, as with most birds from the far north but I can't remember when I last saw a waxwing - maybe ten years ago.

Aberdeen has Waxwings most years. Small numbers have been seen this weekend.
I'm in mid Norway and there are hundreds here making their way down from the North during the last two weeks.


Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #27 on: 05 November, 2012, 07:35:01 pm »
Thanks, Hbunnet; I hope some of them make their way over here!

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #28 on: 05 November, 2012, 09:51:24 pm »
Jaded, do you see them a lot?  There seem to be good years and bad years, as with most birds from the far north but I can't remember when I last saw a waxwing - maybe ten years ago.

Aberdeen has Waxwings most years. Small numbers have been seen this weekend.
I'm in mid Norway and there are hundreds here making their way down from the North during the last two weeks.

We've only seen them once  :-[

LindaG

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #29 on: 06 November, 2012, 07:33:10 pm »
Never seen a Waxwing in real life.  Thanks for posting the photo  :)

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #30 on: 06 November, 2012, 10:33:32 pm »
They don't normally do the West Coast. They descended and within a few hours all the Rowan berries were gone.
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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #31 on: 24 February, 2013, 01:50:52 pm »






It is simpler than it looks.

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #32 on: 24 February, 2013, 08:44:16 pm »
Is it OK to post from 4 weeks ago?  Found these under the wrong folder.   

Another fine coloured Starling.


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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #33 on: 26 February, 2013, 03:02:18 pm »
Post as often as you like!  It's beautiful!

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #34 on: 04 April, 2013, 12:17:29 am »
Some amorous storks.

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #35 on: 14 May, 2013, 08:53:37 am »
Owls! In  Brighton on Sunday.





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Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #36 on: 01 June, 2013, 12:02:33 pm »
More greenfinch.



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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #37 on: 04 June, 2013, 02:37:30 pm »
And a tit, a battered robin and a thing





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LindaG

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #38 on: 04 June, 2013, 02:49:03 pm »
House sparrow.

Awwww.

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #39 on: 04 June, 2013, 02:52:03 pm »
I almost forgot the Coal Tit too! It is a very wasteful feeder, dropping seeds all over the place.

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #40 on: 04 June, 2013, 04:08:26 pm »
Nice action shot :)
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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #41 on: 04 June, 2013, 07:04:31 pm »
Female Spuggie.
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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #42 on: 06 June, 2013, 12:08:11 am »
A different one this morning. Failed my identification test.


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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #43 on: 06 June, 2013, 12:45:10 am »
Jaded, I think that is a female Greater Spotted woodpecker - about the size of a blackbird or a little smaller?

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #44 on: 06 June, 2013, 12:57:07 pm »
Looks like a pied wagtail to me (odd angle).

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #45 on: 06 June, 2013, 08:11:55 pm »
It is a pied wagtail.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #46 on: 06 June, 2013, 08:25:55 pm »

Western reef heron
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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #47 on: 07 June, 2013, 10:23:10 am »
It is a pied wagtail.

Yes, you're quite right - I must have been very tired - I usually am!

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #48 on: 03 July, 2013, 11:07:18 pm »


Took us ages to identify this juvenile stonechat—our pocket guide only has pictures of the adults. [oops—see below]

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #49 on: 05 July, 2013, 09:58:54 pm »
That looks like a juvenile wheatear to me