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Bird and wildlife watching

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AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2014 20:04

Yes got them Jude. On the blog tomorrow :-)


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 20 Apr 2014 18:42

AnnG....l have sent the photos:)

jude x


AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2014 14:10

You are not alone Jane!! :-)

Just had three large wood pigeons rummaging around under the apple tree. It has just raines so maybe theya re finding something but I don't know what theyw ere eating. A blackbird too was digging in the ground where OH has been clearing out helebore seedlings but I expect he was finding worms.


Jane Report 20 Apr 2014 13:24

I shall have to have a look at the Reed Bunting as I have no idea at all what it is lol


AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2014 12:03

OK thank you I'll put them on the blog.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 20 Apr 2014 11:51

Yep already got a few, will send them to you via email...

:-) :-) :-) :-)


AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2014 11:31

Thank you for the message from Kandj we shall continue to think of her. I don't know what the problem is but I hope her OH is on the way to a good recovery. <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2014 11:30

Doesn't matter how you did it Jane but you did it, pleased that you are better today.

Jude, Can you catch a photo of the Reed Buntings or will they fly off? They must be terratorial and fighting off interlopers. :-) :-) :-)


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 20 Apr 2014 11:04

Morning everyone:)

First thing l saw this morning when l opened the curtains was a female Reed Bunting pecking the back window of the car, she was doing that most of the day yesterday too, she'll be exhausted. The male joined in to sometimes, bless em. l guess its their reflection they are trying to tell off.

jude x


Jane Report 20 Apr 2014 10:44

I have had a message from Kandj ,and she asks me to say thank you to everyone for their thoughts and encouraging words.

It is a miserable grey and misty morning here.I see all the horses over the way are in their coats so it must be a bit on the chilly side.I slept so well last night (I gave in and had a bit of help from a tablet :-D) it did the trick.Just woke up a couple of times with a bit of cough but then straight back to sleep.So I feel a bit more with it today :-D

Happy Easter everyone :-D


AnninGlos Report 19 Apr 2014 20:30

Well if anyone does hear from her tell her i am thinking of her iH.

Jne glad the site helped. Hope you sleep tonight


SuffolkVera Report 19 Apr 2014 18:19

I have been thinking about Kandj as well. Granddaughter had two degus, one died and, as they are sociable creatures, she has two new ones as companions for the one left behind. She emailed me a couple of photos of the new ones and my first thought was how much Kandj would hate these furry, rat like creatures.

There are one or two messages on the Christian thread to let her know we are thinking of her if she does happen to look in. I'm keeping everything crossed for her and hoping her OH recovers swiftly.


Jane Report 19 Apr 2014 17:15

I have found the first broken birds egg in the garden (little blue one) is that a Blackbirds?) :-( That will be the Magpies :-|

Maryanna I forgot about Night Nurse.I have had that before .I already take a Zirtec each day .But I will investigate that.I did sleep better ,then coughed all morning lol.
Oh well ,it will go eventually.Just wish it would hurry up.

Thanks for that link Ann.That was very helpful :-D.I listened to the sound tracks too of both the birds and they are quite different aren't they.

I think it is a very tough time for Kandj so I don't think we will be hearing from her for now. I just hope that her OH will get better and that she will be back again with us soon <3

I don't know where all my BlueTits have gone :-SI have only seen a couple today.


AnninGlos Report 19 Apr 2014 13:12

Jane check this site out re swifts and swallows


I hope your cough let you sleep last night and that you feel better today.

I am really worried about not hearing any new from Kandj, I do hope things are all right with her OH. Sending her lots of thoughts anyway <3 <3


Maryanna Report 19 Apr 2014 10:53

There was a right old carry on earlier, a Magpie was trying to get in the sparrows nest, there was about twenty of them throwing themselves at him and in the end he gave up and flew off complaining. They are horrible at this time of year, always trying to get into the smaller birds nests.

Himself has just found a nest of slow worms in the garden. So I wasn't being TOO stupid yesterday, even if it was just a stick !! As long as they keep out if the way if the mower I don't mind.


Jane, hope you slept better, I just had a thought. When I had my last cold, I took night nurse for a few nights, I noticed it has Anti Histamine in it , " to stop coughing ", I usually take them from around now anyway, so I started to take them a bit earlier, not sure if they helped but the cough certainly didn't last as long as it would do normally.


AnninGlos Report 19 Apr 2014 10:40

Looks like the birds, probably a blackbird, have been busy in the garden 'weeding' for me. dirt pulled out of the border all over the lawn.

OH said 2 goldfinches were on the birdbath yesterday.


Jane Report 18 Apr 2014 19:48

LOL Maryanna.I got a eyeful of Vick the other night,after plastering it on a tissue and sticking it on my chest .I rubbed my eye. :-S.Not the most sensible thing to do :-S :-S
It can only get better :-D :-D

I have just discovered a site for Birds with deformed beaks and they want to know what birds and in what area they are.So I have sent a pic of my little Blue Tit with the overgrown upper beak off to them .Poor little thing looks so odd :-S The main thing is it is able to pick up and eat the suet pellets in the window feeder :-D


Maryanna Report 18 Apr 2014 19:05

Oh Jane, I can so sympathise. I had a cough which started in September the year before last and just went on and on and on .........

I coughed so much I would be sick, several times a day. It lasted at least six months and I still hadn't got rid of it properly when " I caught Ann's cold " a few weeks ago. That one didn't last as long but I still have a good old cough a few times a day.

When I was so poorly last year, I spent weeks propped up in bed and took to the spare room at times. I had a triangular pillow and found I didn't slide off it like an ordinary one. I used to take a little flask to bed with honey and lemon diluted with some water. Cough sweets and mixture made me sick as well, ,although I do still find that sucking a Barley sugar helps, especially when I have my early morning hack.

Lots of Olbas Oil on the pillow helps a bit as well as it opens the airways, just don't get it on your lips or in your eye. I say that from bitter experience, many times !!!

Hope you get a better night. I am off to kill a few sticks before tea.

M. :-)

P.S. The noisy ones are the Swifts, they sort of scream. They have got a shorter tail and their wings are scythe shaped.


SuffolkVera Report 18 Apr 2014 18:01

A good day for the birds in the garden. Plenty of starlings, quite a few blackbirds, a couple of sparrows and bluetits, a robin and a new one in this garden - a great tit. Plus the collared dove pair are still in the garden most of the time but don't seem to be attempting to make another nest.

Your murdered stick gave me a bit of a giggle Maryanna :-D

Hope you get a better night tonight Jane


Jane Report 18 Apr 2014 18:00

Jude I am never sure if I am looking at Swifts or Swallows lol.
I have a friend who has (I think Swallows ) that nest in the same place in his house every year.They nest on the back wall of his old farmhouse,but a few years ago he had a huge conservatory built on.He still wanted the birds so has a little window that he opens at the same time of year so the birds can still fly in and out and nest.The only trouble is he has to put up with sheets of newspaper all over the floor lol.

The missing dog is back next door.I heard him barking earlier :-D

Ann I have my new pillow so will give that a go tonight.I hadn't thought of a hot drink,but not sure if we still have a flask .I'll have to have a hunt.Spare bed yes.That is where I have been all these nights ,except for last night when I insisted I wanted MY bed again.But I will be back in the spare tonight.I was actually in tears this morning as i felt just so worn out with it all....Touch wood this afternoon I haven't been too bad :-D

I keep thinking of Kandj .I do hope her OH is improving.