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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:51 am    Post subject: Twitchers and Casual Observers Alike  Reply with quote

Thought that following on from Beeman's Whooper Swan post it might be an idea to have a "Who's seen what thread".
Getting to the time of year when we all get out and about a bit more.
Reports of sightings, Pic's. Places to go etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you might very well guess, I'm definately up for that.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticky?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its just the way I always walk Bazzer.
I don't see why not, its certainly coming towards the right time of year.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a good'un Chap's,I for one am looking forward to seeing the different forms of wildlife..etc,etc from other parts of the Country and beyond and contributing what i can from the area around me in Sussex..    
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are just awaiting the arrival of a new camera. I haven't got a clue what it is that Karens ordered.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brownie 127?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picking up on the feeders this week.
Apart from the usual Cock Sparras and Starlings etc.

Four Goldfinch
Pair of Great Tits
Shed loads of Blue Tit
Reliable Robin
Canada Geese flying over every morning
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only just found this thread.

When Lois & I were boxing stuff up in my flat for the move, out of the windows we saw; Sparrowhawk, Jays, Magpies, a Green Woodpecker and Greater spotted Woodpecker. On a late afternoon/early evening walk around Wittlingham broad we spotted a solitory White Stork taking of from the margins and then heading east; probably to a favoured roosting spot.


We have seen a few White Storks here in Norfolk over the last 12 months.

Also; on the playing fields close to the industrial unit my new business is based in, I've seen twitchers with heir telescopes and stands everday this week: I think I'll have a wander over today and ask what it is they are watching.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a pair of little egrets that can be seen daily in the front field working their way along the stream. Surprisingly yesterday though when I went to feed the hens there was a grey heron standing stock still just behind the fence at the back. A steep sloping field and not a drop of water in sight...beautiful bird.

A pair of Buzzards nest each year in one of the the trees at the front, Canadian geese fly in daily to settle by the large pond at the farm house just down the road and fly out again in the evenings. As we are on a hill we are often looking down on the birds.

Its been a good year for sighting different birds on the feeders, amongst my favourite the pair of bullfinches and the small flocks of long tail tits that pass through.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've had a good year on the bird board too but we were spoiled last winter by two one offs that visited us very fleetingly. Never had them before but we had oh such short glimpses of a waxwing and a redwing.  Itwas well worth the wait and in the meanwhile, we've had loads of siskins, goldfinches and two cock bullfinches that I'm beginning to think might be gay.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

  Do you know I've never seen a waxwing, would love to and we don't get that many siskins. goldfinches yes, nearly every strain of the tit family,woodpeckers, nuthatches, blackcaps etc. Only saw redwing in flocks along the hedgerows
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saw some redwing today they were very nervy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a garage down the garden and one side of it is covered in trellis which has jasmine and clematis growing over it.

Spotted in and out of various holes in the last few days with nest building materials have been:

Robin family on the top floor
Blackbird on the middle floor
Sparrows on the right hand corner

Looks like we have a birdie B & B that has quite brisk trade at the moment  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    @ MrsWW Sounds lovely


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