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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:02 pm 
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However much I hate this cold, freezing weather, it does encourage me to put extra bird food out, and I do get alot of nice feathered visitors to the garden.

At the moment, there is a thrush outside, which I don't usually get. Earlier today we also had a magpie, another not so frequent visitor. I've also seen blackbirds, various blue and great/coal ****, robins, collered doves, and squirrels. I haven't seen too many starlings this year, and in the past (during the really heavy snow) have had woodpeckers (Very exciting) in the garden.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Ah - I love my working at home days. View from my window today is a grey building in a grey street with some grey sky. Sigh


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:51 pm 
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My desk is on the third floor of our building and we are not in a built up area. I get an excellent view of red kites circling around the place.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Birds are one of my great joys. Thrushes are my absolute favourite and we are lucky enough to have mistle thrush here (lots of apple trees covered in mistletoe) as well as the occasional fieldfare. We also have nesting greater spotted woodpeckers and little owls in our garden, and at the moment 3 jays raiding our bird feeders.

We have starlings in murmuration at the top of the road every night. People come to film them and it's a great sight. Downside for us is that they raid our chickens' feed hoppers and it's costing us a flipping fortune!

Love the way the coal t its got edited there. They are so cute though aren't they?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:42 pm 
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I'd love to see starlings en masse for real. Only seen it on TV and it absolutely fascinates me.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Tinkers wrote:
I'd love to see starlings en masse for real. Only seen it on TV and it absolutely fascinates me.
Every night here. And it is amazing yes, especially if the sunset is a good one. They really do seem to be able to act as one.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:48 pm 
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My thrush seems quite feeble compared to red kites and owls!

I did wonder whether my t it's would be edited!

What bird do does everyone use? I used to use Jacobi Jayne but recently bought RSPB and Bill Oddies. It doesn't quite seem to attract so any birds.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Red kites & green woodpeckers chez scary. We do have lots of others but I'm not up on birds. Maybe I need a book...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:08 am 
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Lots of chattering magpies and jays here. Plus coal and long-tailed t its!

We would be thrilled by an owl as the DCs are mad for them at the moment and there is a bit of an owl-related craft frenzy in our house.

We used to live in Hove and enjoyed the starlings whirling around the West Pier - but I think that it has totally disintegrated now, so suppose they have gone. Sad, it was very beautiful and atmospheric


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