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Steph

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #325 on: 09 March, 2024, 08:19:13 pm »
Storks are being reestablished in Sussex right now.. The migrants will already be crossing to Gibraltar.

No mile walk there. Either sit out on a comfy bench at Europa Point, a short walk from the bus stop and cafe, or, even better, take a seat at Cafe Solo in Casemates Square, with a decent meal, and watch storks and raptors soar overhead.

Storks, harriers, accipiters, Bonelli's and Booted eagles, lots of short-toed (snake) eagles, spotless starlings, yellow-legged gulls, Sardinian (and many other) warblers...
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Jaded

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #326 on: 11 April, 2024, 03:59:19 am »
It is simpler than it looks.

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #327 on: 11 April, 2024, 08:38:11 am »
3 species of owl in 24 hours:
Tawnys are resident in our garden, but one decided to sit on a post and watch me as I fed the hedghogs on Tues evening.
2 Barn Owls on Wed morning, while I was driving over the fell to St. Johns Chapel for the audax. Must be desparate for food in this windy weather.
Short- eared owl on Yad Moss. Looking in better condition than me after 50k in that weather..
Just need the wee grumpies to show up for a full house.

Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #328 on: 11 April, 2024, 09:34:49 am »
You are very privileged.

I see little owls regularly in the park next door. I can't remember the last time I saw a hedgepig. Decades ago.

Jaded

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #329 on: 13 April, 2024, 04:25:33 am »
...and our guide reports that there is at least one chick visible in the eagle's nest now.
It is simpler than it looks.

Jaded

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #330 on: 13 April, 2024, 04:27:50 am »
A female Cardinal. I wasn't quick enough for the male.

It is simpler than it looks.

Steph

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #331 on: 16 April, 2024, 05:44:13 pm »
American goldfinch behind your cardigirl
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Jaded

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #332 on: 17 April, 2024, 02:01:32 pm »
American goldfinch behind your cardigirl
:thumbsup:
It is simpler than it looks.

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #333 on: 18 April, 2024, 12:04:11 pm »
A pair of shag yesterday, taken at great risk to life and limb. They don't seem to have moved since February.

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #334 on: 18 April, 2024, 12:57:45 pm »
Two short-eared owls in Upper Weardale.
One was wing-clapping, behavoir I have never observed before, so very exciting.
Too cold and windy to get phone out in a hurry (I was biking) so no photos.

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #335 on: 20 April, 2024, 10:53:47 am »
Near neighbours of the pair 2 posts ago (see also here. What intrigues me is how they managed to spread guano so evenly across the rock behind them. They are under a big overhang so it isn't gravity.


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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #336 on: 20 April, 2024, 11:24:10 am »
alternatively, how did that piece of plasterboard get there!  I guess the bright surface is good for reflecting the sun for warmth!

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #337 on: 27 April, 2024, 08:10:52 pm »

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #338 on: 30 April, 2024, 05:33:26 pm »
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Steph

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Re: Birds (feathered kind)
« Reply #339 on: 25 June, 2024, 12:58:28 pm »
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i