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Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 13 Apr 2013 18:31

Could it be a Black East Indies duck



~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 13 Apr 2013 16:08

Nah its not an American Black Duck, but still don't know what it is:(( will add photo to blog in 5 mins:))

jude :-|


LindainBerkshire1736004 Report 13 Apr 2013 15:49

Hi everyone
Not been on much lately but have been reading the threads.

Spring is late here in Berkshire. Still soggy too, but warmer.

Nice flock of birds when we came in from shopping at lunch time today.... the waxwings are back !! Only said a day or two back we hadn't seen them this year.

Hope you are all well

Linda xxx <3 <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 13 Apr 2013 13:42

I wondered that Island, quite a way from Conwy.


Island Report 13 Apr 2013 13:38

I've got the impression you are in the south Jude? I wonder if it's the same one flown down from Conwy or if others have been taken off course?


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 13 Apr 2013 10:00

Oh my gawd how exciting....going into town soon to get pics:))) its been there atleast a week now, so had better be there NOW!!!

No twitch yet, but it might do soon:)
jude :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


Island Report 12 Apr 2013 23:58

Judes duck


get the kettle on :-D


Island Report 12 Apr 2013 23:55

Has it sparked a twitch Jude?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 12 Apr 2013 23:49

It's come a long way from Dakota if it's him or her ;-)

Just looked at the link.

Lovely to see different species tho isn't it.

2 Swans on the pond in the week, wasn't close enough to check out the ducks.....
and my silly phone had 'died' on me so was on charge at home.

I am really tempted to go back to my old phone, cos this Android just runs out of battery so quickly. :-|


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 12 Apr 2013 21:29



~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 12 Apr 2013 19:51

Just realised l asked you about this duck before......what am l like...LOL..anyways take a look at the link and let me know what you think:)...this is definately the bird in town:)

jude x


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 12 Apr 2013 19:28

We have one of these in the river in town....going to take photo's tomorrow and will post onto blog:))))


l don't think they usually migraet this far??



AnninGlos Report 12 Apr 2013 17:40

Have you identified it Jude?

there don't seem to be many birds around at the moment maybe theya re all busy with their nests, or maybe the rain has brought out the bugs for them to eat.


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 4 Apr 2013 15:54

Hi Jude

India Runner are black. x


AnninGlos Report 4 Apr 2013 14:41

Did he take a photo of it Jude?


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 4 Apr 2013 13:05

Hellooooo everyone:)

we had a pr of bullfinches this morning and a male black cap:)

Vic wounders if anyone can identify a duck??

Its all black, possibly slightly bigger than a mallard, its colouring is like a Starling with an irridessant/flourescent (sp) shimmer of blue on the feathers, it was quite fluffy (he says), not sure about the beak....ANY IDEA'S ......it was on its own on the Wye earlier.



AnninGlos Report 4 Apr 2013 12:57

I didn't know field mice could jump. One was on one of the bird feeders this moring, we oth watched it saying @what bird is that o the anti squirrel feeder? (could only see its back. Then it moved and I was suspicious s I went into the conservatory which is nearer the feeders and, as usual the birds flew off but that one didn't. So went out side and it popped its little head off and jumped across to the trellis - which is the only way it could have got on to the feeder. Cheeky little thing. Very cute as long as it doesn't go forth and multiply!!!


AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 17:10

Ay last we had a busy blackbird in the garden this morning looking for nesting material, he has also been digging the borders for us and putting all the soil onto the edge of the lawn bless him!! :-D


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 2 Apr 2013 15:31

Thank you Shaun I will tell my OH he was probably right about the tree sparrow.

Island same round here lots of love in the air, driving home this morning a hen pheasant almost got pushed off the verge onto the road by an over excited cock bird. ;-) ;-)


Island Report 2 Apr 2013 15:10

Love is in the air here.

I was at the kitchen sink when a pair of collared doves landed on the fence opposite just a few feet away. First they did a bit of billing then they did a clever balancing trick :-0 - show offs :-D
I'm really pleased to see collared doves and lots more garden birds from our windows than we did in our previous location :-D :-D