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One of the locals

Post by clutchspring » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:30 am

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Re: One of the locals

Post by DavidS » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 am

We get refugees from the shoot on the estate the other side of our village.
Currently 4 but the record is 14.
They destroy the grass under the bird feeder so we’re having to lay some paving.
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Re: One of the locals

Post by DaveCon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:06 pm

Looks like it'd make a pleasant pluck.

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Re: One of the locals

Post by hotbulb » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:44 pm

Talking of plucking ................

We have a few unusual birds visiting our suburban garden, and once in a while this sparrowhawk comes along for a brief "recce".
However, I didn't realise how ambitious she was until yesterday: she caught this pigeon, which was, I suspect, bigger and heavier than her.
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This morning, I went to check/remove the remains - empty ribcage, wings and feet, and a lot of feathers!

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Re: One of the locals

Post by scoobydidler » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:20 pm

Great photo, I'm a big fan of raptors.
At the other end of the spectrum i had to more or less stop in the road recently to let a peacock cross the road on my way home from work!

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Re: One of the locals

Post by catcitrus » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:44 am

I live next to a church tower and there is resident sparrowhawk--good viewing point. I regularly find remnants of pigeons in my garden and it does a few low and fast swoops from time to time--you can always tell when its about as the garden birds fall silent and hide. When I drive out on the fens to the workshop I usually see at least two kestrels and the occasional sparrowhawk and buzzard--a good sign of the health of the local area. I'm also pleased to see quite a few plovers that seem to be making a comeback. There several gravel working lakes as well so we get a good range of water based birds including white little egrets now (smaller than a heron?).

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Re: One of the locals

Post by clutchspring » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:20 pm

Another local just pop in
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Re: One of the locals

Post by MotoCP » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:07 pm

I came across a Tawny Owl on my way to work one morning the summer before last.

He was sat in the middle of the lane and wouldn’t move so I carefully picked him up, popped him on the wall and took this photo.
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I called back an hour later to see if he was still there (thinking he could be injured) but was pleased to see he’d gone.

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Re: One of the locals

Post by Earache » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:44 pm

Lots of locals in my yard -so many so that we don't spend a lot of time bewteen the cars and the front door at night as a few of them like meat...
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Re: One of the locals

Post by Earache » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:54 pm

The sheep come through our yard 4-5 times per year on their way up and down the mountain. Turkeys are a daily occurence as are the marmots...
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