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Do the birds know bird watch thread

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AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 20 Jan 2013 11:23

so pleased to see a thrush in the garden this morning. but he/she got it wrong we usually see a thrush (for the only time) the day after we do the bird watch.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 19 Jan 2013 22:30

It is both days you may be able to sneak some time to do it.

Jane

Jane Report 19 Jan 2013 19:05

ooh thanks Ann :-D :-D Problem next weekend I have a house full for OH's 60th.I might not be able to do it :-S

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 19 Jan 2013 18:47

Jane bird watch is next weekend. The birds will all disappear by then :-D

Jane

Jane Report 19 Jan 2013 18:44

I didn't realise it is Bird Watch :-S :-S :-S.I could have had a field day
I don't know how many of each bird ,but I have had
Robins
Moorhens
Blackbirds
L T Tits.
Gt Spotted Woodpecker
Sparrows
Blue Tits
Other Tits
Crows
Red Kite (hovering over the garden)
Magpies
and I'm sure others
It's a very busy time here lol

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 19 Jan 2013 18:20

I love our sparrowhawk, to see it hunt is amazing. I have a big thing about birds of prey I find them absolutely beautiful. Last saw the sparrow hawk last week catching a blackbird then eating it on the green in front of my house. I stood watching it instead of cleaning the kitchen (much more interesting ) ;-) :-D. Just have to keep in mind that it is all part of the food chain :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 19 Jan 2013 15:24

Jude Lol, no they all seem very bright. I have just counted nine (9) blackbirds in our garden, they spend more time chasing each other off than they do feeding.

aaw Rose, I know it is only nature but that is sooo sad.

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 19 Jan 2013 15:08

Awww noooo, but sadly she needs to eat too:((

AnnG...have you got any tiddly or very sleepy birds in your garden today....lol

jude :-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 Jan 2013 14:29

:-( Female Sparrowhawk just took one of the male blackbirds. I'd just put more food out so she had a choice of dish :-| She's sitting outside the garden in the lane eating it.

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 18 Jan 2013 11:19

Black Caps have arrived, l think 3. Quite busy out there now.

Sister has a fence with low wall across the road from her house, so she cut the bramble back and cleared the snow....put loads of food out .... now a mad scramble for food. So many birds:))))

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Jan 2013 10:54

Not quiet here, despite the fact it is still snowing they are attacking the feeders and the blackbird is enjoying a feast of some of a three year old Christmas pudding I found in the cupboard. It actually smelled as though it would have been ok to eat, had brandy in it so watch out for tipsy birds.

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 18 Jan 2013 10:03

morning....l have'nt been on here for ages and ages:((

We had 8 l/t/tits yesterday
2 jays
3 -4 blackbirds
loads of chaffinches
loads of sparrows
a nuthatch
the usual doves and woodpigeons

this morning its quite quiet, which has surprised me:(

just a few blackbirds and chaffinches

jude :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Jan 2013 09:35

LG sorry was on the Ipad, stupid prescriptive text. Better amend. :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 18 Jan 2013 09:18

8 blackbirds this morning, 1 collared dove, 4 starlings, 3 or 4 sparrows, a chaffinch,a robin, a wagtail and last night I looked out and a hedgehog was out eating the remaining fruit.

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 17 Jan 2013 18:26

:-D :-D :-D :-D Ann

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Jan 2013 16:40

Blkackbirds like fruit, I put out babanas that have gone over, pears, apples, grapes but not tried oranges. Obviously your Robin thinks it is cock Robin LG. :-D

Blkackbirds =blackbirds
babanas = bananas

Presctiptive text not too much alcohol honestly. :-D

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 17 Jan 2013 11:30

I had an amazing Robin fight in the garden yesterday. I have a resident male and a young usurper thought he would try his luck at the feeder. Oh dear he did not get of lightly :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 17 Jan 2013 11:28

Thanks LaGooner, I will chop up the clementines and put them out now...the male blackbirds spend so much time sqabbling they need some extra energy :-D

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 17 Jan 2013 11:24

Hi Rose, my Blackbirds do and they have a taste for grapes too.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 17 Jan 2013 11:20

11 wood pigeons, five male blackbirds, 2 female blackbirds, lots of sparrows, and a robin have all been here this morning :-D

Does anyone know if any of the above will eat clementines?