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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...
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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
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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.

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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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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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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.....

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5942 on: 24 September, 2021, 12:07:48 am »
Build it and they will come. Oi! We haven't finished building it yet  :)


Common toad (Bufo bufo) by The Pingus, on Flickr

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5943 on: 26 September, 2021, 09:18:03 am »
Saw two hares yesterday. They seem to be making a comeback, though maybe it's just locally. I remember they used to be really rare.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5944 on: 26 September, 2021, 11:10:00 am »
Kingfisher on the Teifi this morning.  Sitting in an overhanging bush and occasionally diving into the river. I did see  any evidence of successful fishing though.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5945 on: 27 September, 2021, 08:29:45 am »
we have a resident buzzard that seems to have our back garden in its territory and occasionally circles overhead.

Today though, about 40 geese (not big enough for swans) at not much above rooftop height straight over the back yard.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5946 on: 29 September, 2021, 10:58:37 pm »
I haven't seen any yet, but I understand that the brent geese have been arriving from their summer in Siberia. There's a lot of grassy seaweed floating about in the estuary and I've been told that this is what brings them here in the first instance.
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ElyDave

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5947 on: 30 September, 2021, 08:40:03 am »
I've seen quite a few, Welney WWT just up the road.

Last weekend I almost got taken out by a low flying swan. A matter of temporal separation was all that saved me.  I was going over a bridge at Earith, as a swan was flying up the river to land, and came directly over the bridge at my head height about three feet in front of me.  I think he may have heard my Anglo-Saxon!
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Jaded

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5948 on: 10 October, 2021, 07:54:57 pm »
A Grey Wagtail.

I'm pretty sure I've never seen one before.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5949 on: 11 October, 2021, 05:52:00 am »
A Grey Wagtail.

I'm pretty sure I've never seen one before.
Near fast flowing water?
I saw one on the stream that runs through Lyme Regis about 20 years ago and a couple in S. Staffs just before Covid.
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