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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2016, 09:55:39 am »
Top one looks like some kind of herons but we only have grey herrons in the UK and they are more gangly than that.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2016, 10:33:51 am »
Night herons and azure-winged magpie.
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 11:17:24 am »
Excellent, thanks Steph!
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2016, 11:25:20 am »
Not in the UK then at the moment Jaded ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2016, 01:42:51 pm »
I'm in Chard!
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2016, 07:09:28 pm »
one of the nesting birds in my garden. They've used a blackbird nest as a base to the nest. The blackbirds were tarting it up to use again this year. They are now in the garage guttering  :facepalm:

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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2016, 04:20:11 pm »
This is dad. He does a great job of guarding mum.

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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2016, 11:53:05 am »
We have a big fat pair of wood chibbins in the garden- you can't get a decent photo of them as they are constantly "at it". They have been ever since they arrived about 3 years ago!

Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2016, 12:48:27 pm »
That's why they're everywhere  ;D

There's possibly 3 more on the way. She was on 3 eggs last time I looked.
They're ugly little blighters when they hatch out!
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2016, 07:16:21 pm »
This Blue Tit has a nest about 2ft from the Wood Pigeon.

It's hard to believe, but the Blackbirds that had their nest stolen by the Pigeons are starting to build directly under the old nest!

That's 3 nests within 3ft of each other!!




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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2016, 10:47:52 pm »
Top one looks like some kind of herons but we only have grey herrons in the UK and they are more gangly than that.

A few years ago a night heron took up residence for a short time on Two Tree Island, Southend. Unusual species quite often do. I think that was the year that there was a pair of long-eared owls nesting nearby. None of them got any sleep because there was a nightingale in the blackthorn throughout the spring and summer.
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2016, 12:16:45 am »
If you go to the Marquenterre reserve by the mouth of the Somme, you get (on my best day there) in one view little egret, cattle egret, great white egret, spoonbill, white stork, grey heron and night heron. Plus loooooads of nightingales.
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2016, 08:52:29 am »
You cannot get much more ordinary than this chap, but we enjoy his company in the garden and he seems to appreciate our efforts to turn over bugs and worms for him.
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2016, 09:33:57 am »
Does a photo of my new, 10 week old Cockatiel count as gratuitous, sitting on the author's shoulder (supposedly an untamed  avariary reared bird but actually very tame, and steps onto my finger and climbs up my arm onto my shoulder!!)

FB_IMG_1468398073107 by BrianInnesPhotography, on Flickr

I bought him/her yesterday as a replacement for my first cockatiel Flynn, who sadly passed away a couple of months ago . I'm sure Spike will get on well with the new one, despite age difference!


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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2016, 03:19:40 pm »
What a beautiful little bird Brian!
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2016, 07:59:31 pm »
The look on that bird's face is priceless  ;D
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2016, 02:21:47 pm »
Is that chap's name "Cliff", by any chance?
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2016, 11:30:48 pm »
Whose tern is it anyway?
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2016, 09:02:10 pm »
{Aussie philosopher accent]  Farne Kant
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Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2016, 12:25:03 am »
Went for a walk today and saw a bird



then four birds


then a grumpy seagull
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