Author Topic: Seen today  (Read 743231 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5925 on: 06 September, 2021, 12:29:21 pm »
There was once a buzzard from Datchet...
Bach without a doubt.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5926 on: 06 September, 2021, 01:31:39 pm »
Who fought a huzzar with a hatchet
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5927 on: 06 September, 2021, 02:30:47 pm »
There was once a buzzard from Datchet...
who armed himself with a hatchet
when mobbed by crows
he struck telling blows
and told them that they should Watchet

Thanks to Cudzoziemiec for the hatchet :)
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5928 on: 06 September, 2021, 06:26:34 pm »
 ;D :thumbsup:
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5929 on: 07 September, 2021, 06:44:10 pm »
Mrs P heard a buzzard call this morning and at lunchtime two flew over the house.

Basil

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5930 on: 07 September, 2021, 07:13:32 pm »
Mrs P heard a buzzard call this morning and at lunchtime two flew over the house.

Blimey.  Mrs P has got good hearing if it took them all morning to arrive.
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archy

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5931 on: 10 September, 2021, 08:23:04 am »
Saw an unusual bird just now and can’t identify it

Smaller than sparrow
Larger than wren
Distinctive head with stripes, black and white like badger
Thin beak quite long
Grey back?
Beigey brown underside
Agile a bit like a blue tit.

what man calls civilization
always results in deserts

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5932 on: 10 September, 2021, 08:30:43 am »
Nuthatch? Wheatear?
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Basil

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5933 on: 10 September, 2021, 08:36:14 am »
What sort of location?  Which part of the country?
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5934 on: 10 September, 2021, 08:52:40 am »

Basil

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5935 on: 10 September, 2021, 09:09:28 am »
Tree creeper?
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5936 on: 10 September, 2021, 06:41:32 pm »
Saw an unusual bird just now and can’t identify it

Distinctive head with stripes, black and white like badger


I call long tailed tits 'badger tits' for this very reason :)
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5937 on: 10 September, 2021, 06:42:56 pm »
A week after putting the bird feeders out at the new Pingu Towers, the birds suddenly all whoomphed in. (Coal tits mostly, with a robin hopping about).
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

archy

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5938 on: 10 September, 2021, 06:58:54 pm »
No long tail. Seem in a yew tree in the garden in York. It seemed to be using its thin bill to pick between the leaves. Maybe an insect eater?

I do know tree-creepers & tits and can say it was neither. Of course by the time I could have taken its picture it had vanished.
what man calls civilization
always results in deserts

archy

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5939 on: 10 September, 2021, 07:31:13 pm »
Mystery solved thanks. It was this:



A nuthatch.
what man calls civilization
always results in deserts

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5940 on: 12 September, 2021, 05:45:42 pm »
We normally only get the usual garden birds but today a small slim bird, pale yellow breast, brownish back, yellow eyebrow with black eyestripe.  My first willow warbler.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5941 on: 18 September, 2021, 11:09:39 pm »
Kingfisher above Rochdale canal in the dusk!   First for about five years - and only about four in my life, so far.  I feel Christmas carols coming on.....