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Common treecreeper or short-toed treecreeper ?  

I would be more inclined to think that it is a short-toed treecreeper (certhia brachydactyla) because of the browner underpart and the less marked supercilium.

 

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All of a sudden I see woodpeckers all over the internet. And I thought it was a really unique sighting 😅 Doesn't take away the fact I found one myself ofcourse, which I'm still pretty proud of.

 

On my morning walk in the neighbourhood I was surprised to find a couple of rose-ringed parakeets. There were about 5 or 6 of them. These two ladies were enjoying a rare moment of sun.

 

Again a sighting I thought to be pretty unique, but when identifying the bird I learned they are quite common as they are set free by owners or escape from them frequently.

 

Oh, you wanted to see the photo? Here it is:

 

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@LarsSNice picture! They're very common these days in the big cities in the west of The Netherlands, and also in many other cities in Europe. Whenever I visit my parents near The Hague the bird I hear most are those parakeets. I think in The Hague there is a roost where they've counted about 4000 birds together.

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Thanks @ForWildlife 

 

I knew you can find them a lot in Amsterdam, but not that they are so common in other places as well. 4.000 in The Hague, that's really a lot.

 

I'm not surprised you hear these parakeets the most. They are really loud!

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Towlersonsafari

snow in Northamptonshire today, including our garden, Robin, goldfinch and chaffinch

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and last weekend, on our sunday walk below the house, a Mute swan having a fine old wash

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offshorebirder

Very nice photos @Towlersonsafari - The Old World Robin is much better looking than ours.  Though I favor our Goldfinch more.  Chaffinch is a handsome bird.

 

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Thanks for these postings @Towlersonsafari

On a day heading to 40C your delightful birds in the snow and the beautiful showering swan are most refreshing!

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More pictures of the short-toed treecreeper

 

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Great spotted woodpecker female

 

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Pheasant

 

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All photos taken from my kitchen.

 

 

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whilst gazing out of the conservatory window plotting @Game Warden's  downfall i watched a reen woodpecker for about 20 minues digging in the snow-the photo was taken through the dirty window, so apoloies.We normally see the juveniles later in the year

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offshorebirder

Very nice @Bush dog.   Is that home-made suet?   

 

I have a recipe for suet-like cakes using lard, peanut butter and course-ground cornmeal.   Gentle melting of the peanut butter in the microwave and lots of stirring is involved.

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@offshorebirder

 

Thanks, Nate.  It's not home-made suet, bought it in a pet shop.  Anyway, thanks a lot for the recipe.

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Towlersonsafari

Although  Mull in March is off I did manage to see juvenile White Tailed Eagle no G393 one of the Isle of Wight birds now 20 mins away at Pitsford  reservoir.  Admittedly for about 3 mins from half a mile away, but  WTE in Northamptonshire  very happy

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Action around the feeder between goldfinch and greenfinch

 

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My favorite garden bird.  I like its independence.  It does not like the company of other species too much and most often frequents feeders when others are absent.  It can also be very familiar.  When my wife cleans the flower beds and therefore stirs the soil, it comes, singing, to land nearby (two meters), waiting for the disturbed insects and worms to appear.

 

Some more pictures of eurasian robin in the snow.

 

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Towlersonsafari

I particularly like your first picture @Bush dog

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I have fond childhood memories of robins in the garden. Lovely photos. Do they nest in your garden every year @Bush dog?

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Loving all those robins in the snow but the last one in @Bush dog 's post takes the cake for being so chubby. a well fed (or perhaps a really fluffed up), cute robin.

 

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@CaracalThank tou very much!  They are nesting not far from my home, if not in my garden, close to it.  I can see them all year long.

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25 minutes ago, Bush dog said:

Goldfinches portraits.

super

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