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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

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

Came acoss this rather jolly sight on our river walk

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Hawfinch special featuring greenfinch

 

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Zim Girl

Beautiful Hawfinch pictures @Bush dog.

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Thank you very much ! @Zim Girl

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Caracal

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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Last pictures

 

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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Towlersonsafari

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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Athene

Here's a blue tit looking into our basement window

 

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Our neighbour has a decoy raven to try to keep wood pidgeons off her balcony. This young buzzard (?) sheltering from the rain was not too impressed.

 

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ForWildlife

That's a common kestrel :) Because of the yellow cere I would think it's not one born this year, but at least a 2-nd year bird.

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Athene

Thanks a lot @ForWildlifeAs you can see, I am not a birder:).

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LarsS

Nice photo of the kestrel! :D

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19 hours ago, Athene said:

Thanks a lot @ForWildlifeAs you can see, I am not a birder:).

 

Everybody who enjoys watching birds is a birder! Some just know the names of a few more species than others :)

 

And indeed, very nice picture!

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Athene

That's very kind of you, thank you 😊@ForWildlife

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KiwiGran

Hi from New Plymouth New Zealand. Today hanging out the washing was such a treat. A gorgeous sunny, still day after lots of rain and some cold weather, very spring like and Im sure the birds felt it too. I watched a pair of grey warbler chasing each other for ages, they are so fast and agile.

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Other native birds I saw were Kereru, Tui, Wax Eyes, Fantails, Pukeko, Harrier Hawk overhead. Introduced birds - House sparrow, Eastern Rosella, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Mynah, Blackbird and Song Thrush all in our garden.

I videoed the Tui singing but am not sure how to embed it directly from the computer. Here are the links from U Tube (hope they work)

 

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