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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5075 on: March 03, 2018, 11:51:51 am »
Waxwings!  :thumbsup:


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And there's dozens of fieldfares now.


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T42

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5076 on: March 03, 2018, 01:22:29 pm »
Wow! :thumbsup:
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Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5077 on: March 03, 2018, 01:35:40 pm »
Four snipe in Priory Park! When I got too close they weren't there any more.

I've never seen snipe there before.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5078 on: March 03, 2018, 01:38:01 pm »
A wagtail skipping along the pavement of Ashley Road, yesterday. Quite an appropriate bird to see on the same street as the once famous Black and White Cafe!
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Basil

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5079 on: March 04, 2018, 02:03:28 pm »
I can't be sure if this is a mistle thrush or not.  It was pretty large (sorry, nothing in shot to give scale).
Eating the red berries in the front of our house.


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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5080 on: March 04, 2018, 02:14:56 pm »
Close to 100 fieldfares in the neighbours' gardens again today.

Auntie Helen

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5081 on: March 04, 2018, 04:43:00 pm »
Hundreds of cranes flying in formation. Wonderful!
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5082 on: March 05, 2018, 12:39:26 am »
On the train journey yesterday afternoon the snow covered fields revealed deer, geese and hares.

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5083 on: March 07, 2018, 10:59:42 pm »
Two pigeons having a bit of a stooshie outside my office window.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5084 on: March 10, 2018, 04:14:25 pm »
Heard two, saw one - skylarks.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5085 on: March 10, 2018, 07:48:54 pm »
A good view of a green woodpecker in Priory Park this morning.
Basses lower the tone.

Andrij

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5086 on: March 10, 2018, 07:50:24 pm »
Monday - a parakeet in Hyde Park.  Makes a change from just hearing them.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5087 on: March 16, 2018, 05:30:37 pm »
Several red kites. One had nesting material in its grasp, the other was enjoying som3 roadkill, which I hope was rabbit but could have been hare.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5088 on: March 16, 2018, 07:17:27 pm »
Dead Fox  :'(  live jays , rooks, magpies , blackbirds , some finches in the hedgerows which appeared to be blue and and grey feathered  ?. Definitely a finch beak  .some ducks on the Thames as the river on Eton bridge .  :)
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ElyDave

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5089 on: March 18, 2018, 01:24:11 pm »
most recently on a run
1 x Green and 1 x lesser spotted woodpecker 1 x heron

Hanging around over the house a couple of days ago - a pair of buzzards
Walking along the roof of the house visible from my office window - a pied wagtail

Out on a recent ride - not entirely sure as they kept moving, looked about the size of a thrush/blackbird, but in flight appeared to have a brown back and a buff/cream underside.  A small flock of about 5-10 jumping about around the field margins in some longer stuff by a ditch.  Quite a harsh, short call rather than the longer trills of a blackbird or songthrush when disturbed.
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5090 on: March 18, 2018, 02:09:46 pm »
Fieldfares &/or redwings?

ElyDave

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5091 on: March 18, 2018, 04:47:38 pm »
probably
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5092 on: March 22, 2018, 01:26:39 pm »
Seen near Belfairs wood earlier today.

Escaped or feral ferret?


A bit closer.

ElyDave

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5093 on: March 22, 2018, 01:39:23 pm »
In my garden so far today (looking out my office window)

A pair of pied wagtails - cue Barry White
Several collared doves
a pair of goldfinches - cue BW again
a pheasant walking along the top of my garden fence
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Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5094 on: March 22, 2018, 06:32:21 pm »
The dolphins were putting on quite a show this afternoon  :)

Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5095 on: March 23, 2018, 11:58:00 am »
The dolphins were putting on quite a show this afternoon  :)

And again this morning  :thumbsup:

Re: Seen today
« Reply #5096 on: March 23, 2018, 09:13:38 pm »
Heard rather than seen a greater spotted woodpecker and in Windsor this morning a bumblebee  :)
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5097 on: March 23, 2018, 10:03:09 pm »
Turnstones having a bath in fresh water runoff in St Ives and an Avocet probing the silt beds in Lelant Saltings this afternoon.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5098 on: March 24, 2018, 01:16:46 pm »
A stoat, running across the road. My first ever. I've seen weasels before, but never a stoat.

Then a brief glimpse of an otter diving off our pontoon as we walked aboard.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #5099 on: March 24, 2018, 03:19:25 pm »
Peregrine on a church tower in the middle of Taunton.
As well as seeing it live, we popped into the church where they have CCTV for it.
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