Birds that visit your garden

Ando60

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I don’t know how to upload the piccie from my phone but I got a great close up of a duck the other night when we went for a drive to Southport... he came within 2 feet of me and almost posed for me !!!
 
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raefil

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I don’t know how to upload the piccie from my phone but I got a great close up of a duck the other night when we went for a drive to Southport... he came within 2 feet of me and almost posed for me !!!
image_2021-05-25_181713.png If you click on the picture icon this box will appear, click on drop image and a box will open where you can find the pics on your phone. Click on the pic and then post.
 

NORTHENDRTOPS

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Funny this new thread coming on, as I recently went into Emauss, the charity shop, in France. I came away with 2 books one on birds and the other on plants, we are now hooked on birds and my wife has bought a big bag of bird food and used coconut shells for the bird seed and I have split a big log, deemed for my wood burner and sprinkled seed down the crack, the birds love to go foraging. We have regulars now, usual sparrows and robins but also blue tits, coal tits, chaffinch, magpies, occasional pheasant, blackbird, wren, cuckoo, and woodpecker but the prettiest for me is a nuthatch. We also had a young deer this last week feeding on our land in the early evening. In spring and summer we get lots of swifts and red kite, checking out small animals running through the fields, our barn has swifts nesting there against the wall in an arch shape, and in the floor above in the barn we have a beautiful white barn owl, only seen it once, but seen the owl's vomit which is regurgitated mice, small and black. I'll try and take some pics but most are quite timid and scoot off before I can get outside.
 

NORTHENDRTOPS

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The following are plentiful:
Blackbird
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
House Sparrow
Dunnock
Robin
Long tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Goldfinch
Starling
Magpie
Crow/Rook

Now and again:
Greenfinch
Jay
Chaffinch
Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Heron
Willow Tit (rare elsewhere but Lancashire Chorley/Wigan area is a stronghold).
Must be socialists ;)
 

justinr73

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Funny this new thread coming on, as I recently went into Emauss, the charity shop, in France. I came away with 2 books one on birds and the other on plants, we are now hooked on birds and my wife has bought a big bag of bird food and used coconut shells for the bird seed and I have split a big log, deemed for my wood burner and sprinkled seed down the crack, the birds love to go foraging. We have regulars now, usual sparrows and robins but also blue tits, coal tits, chaffinch, magpies, occasional pheasant, blackbird, wren, cuckoo, and woodpecker but the prettiest for me is a nuthatch. We also had a young deer this last week feeding on our land in the early evening. In spring and summer we get lots of swifts and red kite, checking out small animals running through the fields, our barn has swifts nesting there against the wall in an arch shape, and in the floor above in the barn we have a beautiful white barn owl, only seen it once, but seen the owl's vomit which is regurgitated mice, small and black. I'll try and take some pics but most are quite timid and scoot off before I can get outside.

Never seen a nuthatch.

Convinced I saw a golden eagle savaging something in a field in a hilly region of France a while back.
 

Atkypne

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The following are plentiful:
Blackbird
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
House Sparrow
Dunnock
Robin
Long tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Goldfinch
Starling
Magpie
Crow/Rook

Now and again:
Greenfinch
Jay
Chaffinch
Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Heron
Willow Tit (rare elsewhere but Lancashire Chorley/Wigan area is a stronghold).
Pretty much the same for me. I've had Siskins, blackcap and redpolls this year.
So lucky to have a resident bullfinch pair too.

I use to get GP woodpeckers daily but they haven't been seen this year.
 

giro

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The usual standard selection in the main.

The occasional sparrow hawk, having a wood pigeon for lunch.

We do get a lot of Buzzards circling around, and getting mobbed by various other species. It’s good fun to watch!
 

Sepp Blatter

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We are fortunate here to have loads of bird life. Pretty much the same garden birds as you (although no siskins).

A family of ravens (my favourite bird) living on the mountain, golden eagles, Bonelli's eagles, loads of owl species, including eagle owls, and two types of falcon.

Plus, at this time of year, I can sit on the balcony in the evening and listen to the nightingales.
 

Muzza

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Regularly see:

Lorikeets
Cockatoos (white and black)
Indian Mynahs
Noisy Miners
Currawongs
Kookaburras
Ibis
Magpies
Galahs
Seagulls
Cormorants
Pelicans (every now and again)

There's very little melodic birdsong over here, they all screech like they want to kill you.
 
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