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Do the birds know bird watch thread

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Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 16 Jan 2013 20:30

Found a link choose 8.12 to 10.59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMmbEPz31vY


Mau xx :-D

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 16 Jan 2013 20:12

Lovely programme Ann :-D....
..we were thrilled today to see two
Mistle thrushes on the lawn,big birds with really beautiful speckled breasts.

Think I'll have a search on ytube see if there's any footage.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 16 Jan 2013 16:26

Shaun sorry, missed your post. Yes theya re very hungry at the moment. That is a big family of long tailed tits, apparently they go around in family groups. One thing we have never had in the garden is a woodpecker although we get them just up the road on the golf course.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 16 Jan 2013 16:23

thanks Carol, I have registered.

Mau yes I saw that, I was telling my OH about it this morning. I had not realised that long tailed tits were so small, even though we get them in the garden. Apparently they weigh the same as a pound coin. The way the latest one to join the group jumped into the middle of the group to keep warm was great. Lovely to see I wonder if they will put the video on UTube?

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 16 Jan 2013 16:08

http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/

For those who may be interested

MagicWales

MagicWales Report 16 Jan 2013 15:49

Hello ,
I have a job to keep the birds in food, they are eating us out of house and home :-D
Thrushes , Blackbirds, Robins, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Finch's, Jay's , and several tit varieties including a dozen or more of the long-tailed tits.
Shaun

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 15 Jan 2013 23:45

Out in the garden this morning,clearing snow.

As soon as I'd scattered seeds,raisins and nuts etc. the birds darted out from underneath the bushes and it got me wondering how on earth they keep warm perched in the trees overnight?
Well tonight on Winterwatch was the answer.... There was unique footage of tiny long-tailed jays/tits jostling for position on a branch and snuggling close together to give each other body heat.

Chris,Michaela and Martin were thrilled as,even they'd never ever seen this happen before. It was magic! anyone else watch the programme? :-D

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 15 Jan 2013 23:33

Jane it probably is the same bird as I think robins are very territorial.

We have a hedge around the back garden and since it has been very cold underneath the hedge has been a hive of activity with small birds moving fallen leaves, it looks as though they are getting plenty of insects and worms to eat, but as soon as I go out with food they stop foraging and take the easy option :-D :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 15 Jan 2013 22:32

He thinks, here comes dinner!!!! :-D

Jane

Jane Report 15 Jan 2013 21:53

Ann the minute I wander down the garden with the bag of seed one of the Robins suddenly appears.I think it is the same Robin each time as it always pops out of the same tree and onto the same branch :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 15 Jan 2013 21:32

Robins can be very aggressive Jane can't they? But I love them. Yes they are very hungry, we had to buy more food today as we had run out.

Sylvia how lovely to have a swan visit, good job it didn't land on the bird table though.

Jane

Jane Report 15 Jan 2013 21:01

Being eaten out of house and home here lol.I have got through a £5 bag of peanuts in just the last 3 days ,plus 2 Suet filled Coconuts.I put seed down on 3 tree stumps at the bottom of the garden and that seems to go in a flash.The Robins are the first ones there .One Robin dive bombed another this morning and knocked it straight off one of the stumps :-S.

syljo

syljo Report 15 Jan 2013 20:26

Ann,
When I looked out of the window yesterday I saw a huge bird in one of the trees and it was flapping its wings frantically so that I thought it had got itself stuck, but no, eventually it flew away - it was a swan. It looked so big in the tree!
I now have a new bird house as the birds picked all the roof off the other one to build their nests.
Love Sylvia xxx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jan 2013 10:23

Just very very dark and wet here. And cold, but not many birds, I guess theya re all taking shelter.

LindainBerkshire1736004

LindainBerkshire1736004 Report 14 Jan 2013 10:12

We had more birds yesterday and had to refil feeders.
Then today we had snow when I got up.
No wonder they need more food.
They do seem predictors !!

Linda xxx <3 <3 <3 <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 13 Jan 2013 17:49

Certainly an influx of birds today, no doubt because of the colder weather. A pair of black caps and the usual robin, sparrows, starlings, blue and great tits, Greenfinch.goldfinch, Chaffinch, blackbirds, collard doves and wood pigeon. Had to fill up the birdfeeders as the pigeons and doves had empied one of them.

Jane

Jane Report 10 Jan 2013 12:56

Ann,I too have a group of Long TTs.They arrived just a few days ago .It is lovely to see them back again .My Spotted WP visits the Coconut about 4 or 5 times each day,but I haven't seen the Green one for a week or two.
Lots of lovely song from the Robins at the moment.All the birds seem to be feeding more now .Making sure they have full tummies in readiness for cold days ahead.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 10 Jan 2013 12:44

This morning we had a large flock of long tailed tits on our feeders, a sign the weather is getting colder. :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 31 Dec 2012 21:39

Thanks Jane and a Happy New Year to you too. I envy you your woodpecker. Oh did see some long tailed tits in the garden yesterday but by the time I looked they had gone. Story of my life. But we still have the goldfinches, black cap, sparrows robin and blue and great Titan feeding, oh yes, I did see a coal tit there yesterday too. Too wet for many of them today though.
Anyway, happy bird watching in 2013 everyone, and keep the thread going. :-D :-D

Jane

Jane Report 31 Dec 2012 20:15

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL I hope 2013 will be a good year for everyone and also hope the birds keep visiting our gardens..Our Gt Spotted Woodpecker had a job working out how to hang on to the Coconut the other day .With the wind blowing and the coconut swinging ,poor thing just couldn't hang on :-(
The Squirrel and Magpies keep me entertained..The Magpies hang around under the Peanut Ball ,then get chased off by the feisty Squirrel.Squirrel then digs hole in the lawn and scarpers.The Magpies watch the dig and then rush to investigate what was in the hole lolol
So my next post will be next year!!!!
Hope everyone has a lovely New Years Eve xx Cheers xx :-D ;-)