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~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 8 Oct 2019 18:02

Aww such a shame more houses gone up, but spose we need them!!...We also have aprox 60 ducks every morning to feed, (sometimes more) Vic is in his element , he nearly treads on them though. We have the woods at the bottom of the garden so we get loads of birds from there, feeders are every where for them from our 4 houses in the corner..:)
Hope your birds come back..

jude x


AnninGlos Report 8 Oct 2019 16:59

Afternoon to you. I thought my eyes were deceiving me. You are lucky with all the birds and wildlife that you see. Our birds deserted us at the end of the summer when some of the big fields were all dug up and hedges grubbed out ready for a huge new estate to be built :-( :-( I am sure it is no coincidence that the birds disappeared as probably that is where they were used to roosting. Hopefully they will come back, we have sen signs of them returning.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 8 Oct 2019 15:38

Afternoon....we always have blue tits , coal tits or great tits, some times longtailed tits, 2 or 3 robins, 1 or 2 dunnocks, sparrows, an occasional black bird, wood pigeons, an occasional colored dove, 2 magpies. rooks, crows, squirrels and a fox . Hedgehog has been seen recently..

x :-D


AnninGlos Report 7 Oct 2019 16:22

We had a coal tit and a few great tits, lots of sparrows, a robin and a blackbird.


SuffolkVera Report 7 Oct 2019 12:11

Things are looking up. This morning I have seen two blackbirds, a few sparrows and a robin :-)


SuffolkVera Report 6 Oct 2019 11:34

What has happened to the birds? I put out some mealworms yesterday and they are still there. Usually either a robin or the starlings are on them as soon as I put them out.


SuffolkVera Report 3 Oct 2019 21:14

I got excited too today. We’ve had a few sparrows and a blue tit on the feeders :-)


AnninGlos Report 3 Oct 2019 15:19

Ooh such excitement. We actually had a coal tit on the feeder this morning plus a few Great tits.


AnninGlos Report 30 Sep 2019 16:09

We have nowhere near as many as we had Vera. We do have some great and blue tits and a few collard doves oh and some sparrows but no blackbirds, robins, goldfinches yet. Hopefully they will return with the cold weather.


SuffolkVera Report 29 Sep 2019 13:21

I have hardly seen a bird lately. I filled feeders just before we went away for a few days and they have only gone down a little bit. Presumably they are still finding enough to eat elsewhere but I haven’t even noticed them flying across the garden. We are a bird free zone :-(


Magpye Report 23 Sep 2019 12:02

The swallows have gone! One minute they were flying round and round our bungalow like little fighter planes, by evening, they'd gathered on the wires, the following day they'd gone! We just hope they'll be ok and return safely next summer! :-\ :-)


LaGooner Report 18 Sep 2019 17:33

Our visitor goes after the pigeons too which I am grateful for as they are getting to be a noisy nuisance in this area.


AnninGlos Report 17 Sep 2019 19:22

I love looking at hawks and especially owls. However I find sparrow hawks so cruel doing what comes naturally to them that I find I am a bit ambivilent about them. I suppose it is because they take the garden birds we feed.


LaGooner Report 15 Sep 2019 22:20

I have no qualms about being near them Vera. My son's partner worked at a bird of prey centre and I got the chance of handling all sorts. She has a pet Tawny Owl he is gorgeous. All the small birds fell silent earlier so I am guessing it was near by but I didn't see it.


SuffolkVera Report 15 Sep 2019 18:53

I’m not sure I would like to be that close to a sparrowhawk LaGooner. In our last house I did have one fly down in front of me and take a young starling from the lawn but I was standing at the kitchen window so had a sheet of glass between us. They are beautiful birds and I know it is all part of nature’s chain but their beaks and talons give me the shivers.

I haven’t been on the thread much lately because there has been nothing to report. There was one lonely long tailed tit on the peanuts a couple of days ago but it hasn’t been back. I expect there will be more birds around when it gets more wintry and they are looking for food.


LaGooner Report 5 Sep 2019 09:46

I have just had the Sparrowhawk perch about 10 feet away from me while I was hanging out the washing. I always know when it is about as all the smaller birds fall silent and the sparrows dive into the holly tree. They are not even safe in there as I have seen the Hawk fly in and grab one :-(. The Hawks are such beautiful creatures and what hunting skills they have.


Jane Report 1 Sep 2019 15:53

At 5am this morning I was woken by a real screaming noise just outside my bedroom window. I have to admit it scared the wotsits out of me. I thought someone was being atacked . It was an Owl !!! Once I realised that I was fine. But my word what a noise it was. I hope it doesn't do the same tonight. It was just so close. We often hear Owls but just not as close as this. I thought about getting out of bed to see if i coudl get a pic but it was too dark.


SuffolkVera Report 31 Aug 2019 19:01

Lovely to see the kites Jane. I haven’t got anything to report birdwise either. It seems very quiet here. The mealworms I put out seem to disappear so something is eating them but the other feeders are not going down very much. Even the frogs seem to have left home.

In fact the only thing in the garden seems to be a small tortoiseshell cat which frightens the life out of me every time I go near one particular corner. It seems to like lurking in the undergrowth there but if I go near it leaps out really suddenly, climbs up the fence and disappears. I haven’t a clue who it belongs to.


Jane Report 30 Aug 2019 13:55

I drove along the same road today where I saw all those Red Kites and once again they were there :-D. One came so low it was only a few feet above my car !
I wish I had more to report re birds in the garden but it all seems very quiet. The Wood Pigeons of course are always here and enjoying sitting and bathing in the Birdbath :-D I just wish they didn't use it as a toilet :-S


Jane Report 23 Aug 2019 18:34

It was Ann. I was just disappointed I could not get a video clip of them.
Nothing much to report in our garden bird wise. It is all very quiet. We did have a Hawk yesterday that flew over the garden and all the little birds went into hiding. It all went silent for a while .