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Re: Bird of the Day

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Post by bizzy » April 9th, 2019, 3:43 pm

nice shot of the Mergansers Treehugger :)
where did you spot them ?

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Post by treehugger » April 9th, 2019, 7:03 pm

So thats what they were! South of Cononley (south of skipton north yorks) on the river Aire. Kingfisher wasn't playing....it flew off.

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Post by joboyd » April 11th, 2019, 10:35 am

mine is this hen Pheasant, calmly walking along the path just 2 or 3 yards in front of me :)
it took no notice of us whatsoever and just ambled along the path before turning into the undergrowth,

Pheasant 1.JPG Pheasant 2.JPG Pheasant 5.JPG

unlike this Cock Pheasant, which took of in a noisy clatter and squawking once it spotted us, (i dont think it heard us approach, as it was busy feeding,) i didn't get a chance to get a second photo of it, as it dissapeared that fast :D


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Post by ashgale » April 12th, 2019, 11:53 am

not the usual behaviour for pheasants ?
I find they clatter off well before I get anywhere close, either that or leg it at high speed into the wood :D

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Post by ashgale » April 12th, 2019, 11:57 am

my B.O.T.D is this Sparrow hawk, which has just reduced our Sparrow gang by one :(

it sat there calmly plucking the victim, and even found time for a quick preen of the feathers, before flying off with the victim.

(the pics are a bit fuzzy, as they were taken through the patio door glass :roll: )

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Post by mal71 » April 12th, 2019, 5:14 pm

its a Heron for me :D
one flew very low over the supermarket car park earlier today,
you don't appreciate the size of them until you get up close to one, I don't know if this one was an extra large one or not, but it brought an image of a Teradactyl to mind as it laboured overhead :D :D

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Re: Bird of the Day

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Post by bizzy » April 14th, 2019, 10:11 am

treehugger wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 7:03 pm
So thats what they were! South of Cononley (south of skipton north yorks) on the river Aire. Kingfisher wasn't playing....it flew off.
not too far from us, :)
the last ones I saw were in a lake near Snowdon in North Wales,

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Post by joboyd » April 17th, 2019, 6:39 pm

mine has to be this Song Thrush, who was busily tapping a snail on the road surface to get at its meal,
pics are a bit fuzzy, as it was quite a distance along the road, and I didn't want to get to close and scare it away from its hard earned meal :)
song thrush 1.JPG song thrush 2.JPG song thrush 3.JPG

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Post by fungio » April 18th, 2019, 9:10 am

nice to see a thrush, they are something of a rarity around here nowadays i'm afraid,
we used to get them in the garden quite often, but I cant remember the last one I saw, either in the garden or out in the wild either :(
although I have seen signs of them in the woods now and again, by the remains of snail shells on tree stumps etc :)

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Re: Bird of the Day

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Post by joboyd » April 21st, 2019, 7:43 pm

heres another one I don't see to often,
a pair of Goldfinch, feeding on grass seeds and dandelion heads on a patch of waste ground,

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