Bird Habits !!

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Bird Habits !!

Post by Vivc113 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:03 pm

The topic dedicated to feathered friends.
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Post by Meg » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm

Great start Viv - hoping we can see some pics too.

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Post by bonzo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:30 pm

I like a chicken curry does that count :lol:. No seriously in my garden there are loads of stukies,hedge sparrows a couple of great tits and collared doves.

I don't like the bigger birds magpies and gulls are the worst. They just seem to bully all the other birds so I tend to hunt them if I get the chance.
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Post by Meg » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:21 pm

Thought you were going to go down the Frank McIlvenny "burds" there Bonzo :lol:

ps - chicken curry is one of my faves. Any word on the Grants?

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Post by brian f » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:43 pm

Looking forward to reading about Red i canny remember the other one's name.Good topic Viv :D

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Post by morag » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:06 pm

Used to have loads of birds here, now few. I like to watch the tiny hummingbirds gather moss / other soft stuff and spider webs to make their nests. Have had several nest in the garden, fearless wee things.
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Post by bonzo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Meg wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:21 pm
Thought you were going to go down the Frank McIlvenny "burds" there Bonzo :lol:

ps - chicken curry is one of my faves. Any word on the Grants?

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Nothing yet Meg, might be at my faithers tomorrow I'll see if he's heard anything.
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Post by canfactory » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:06 pm

Every year two wood pigeons nest in the tree here but every year magpies get the eggs. Yesterday, I could see two chicks so, for the first time in 9 years, they’ve been able to fend off the attacks. Just hoping though that the magpies don’t get them now they’ve hatched.

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Post by 5siamese7 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:20 pm

last year I saw a Maggie come out of a fir tree at the bottom of the garden with a woodpigeon's egg in its beak. However the woodies usually have two clutches and do manage to rear a brood. Even the weaned birds can be in trouble from sparrow hawks. This year a robin that had nested in the wall lost her eggs to a Maggie. There are too many corvids about . A carrion crow has its eye on a collard dove's nest but is too big to get at it. The crow family are a successful species but are causing havoc with other birds.

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Post by bonzo » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:31 pm

Sittin oot the back door watching the swallows (I think)absolutely magic to see them darting around.
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Post by brian f » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:59 pm

I know zero about birds. Up into a month ago i had about four black and white birds hanging around my back garden. I looked on google images and most came up with magpies as canfactory had in his gairden. Now bonzo has seen swallows in his gairden and after looking at more images it could well be swallows.

One of the good things about winter is this wee red robin red breast sits on my fence :D

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Post by Vivc113 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:39 am

Just gave my birds their brekkie. Bad enough when I open the door, they all appear in a cloud.

One gull at the moment appears far more intelligent than the others. He has worked out that if he comes across to where the magpies n pigeons are fed, he can bag himself extra snax.

He was also carefully watching me bin paper the other day.
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