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@offshorebirderThanks!  Beautiful pictures of the american goldfinch.  I like birds with a yellow dominant color like golden oriole,...

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Not quite my backyard but within walking distance is a natural burial ground and nature reserve.  My retirement from medicine last year (shortly to be reversed due to Covid-19) and recent travel restr

Came acoss this rather jolly sight on our river walk

Hi all,   Here in Spain the pandemic is hitting terribly with almost 50,000 confirmed cases and unfortunately we have not reached the peak so we have a heartbreaking situation. We are in t

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Hawfinch special featuring greenfinch

 

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Beautiful Hawfinch pictures @Bush dog.

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Thank you very much ! @Zim Girl

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Gang-Gangs in the garden.

Yesterday I was delighted to have Gang-Gang Cockatoos visit for a feed on Acacia seeds. Unfortunately the wind meant there was a lot of swaying branches making photos difficult (I'm no photographer at the best of times!)

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Two weeks ago, I was very happy to see two couples of eurasian jays.  I haven't seen them for over a year.  I hope they will stay around but haven't seen them since.  I saw the magpies mobbing them.  So, fingers crossed.

 

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Blue tit

 

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Dunnock

 

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Chaffinch

 

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Greenfinch

 

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European robin

 

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So spring has definetly sprung, and we are now up to 5 species of buterfly includin this male orange tip from the garden

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and as well as seeing blackcaps everywhere we have heard  whitethroat ands sedge warbler and today the first Willow Warbler of the year.sadly we have missed out on the Ring ouzels and Redstarts  travelling through , and the Blue Headed Wagtail that was at our local nature reserve but not the 4 times we went there! We have  ventured a whole 25 mintes further afield to a small Wildlife trust reserve and seen the first-nearly- Bluebell and something that we have never come across before.Ladies and gentleman, We give you King Alfred's cakes!

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I wonder what they would be called now? I apoloise for the rubbish photo, but I noticed-lookin at the photos in the vain hope one might be in foccus, that this red Kite was holding what looks like a crisp packet or tin can-apparently they do decorate their nests with rubbish!.And walking back from the local reserve to our ouse we were treated to, in the words of that fine band Public Service Broadcasting, (quoting from the film) a "spitfire Bird"

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