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Author Topic: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature  (Read 527512 times)

Taz2

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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4755 on: June 14, 2019, 11:47:41 PM »

The woodpeckers stole all of the tree creeper nestlings from their nest and fed them live to their own nestlings. It's nature I know but difficult viewing.

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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4756 on: June 14, 2019, 11:59:59 PM »

What's a tree creeper nestling? Is another bird?
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Taz2

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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4757 on: June 15, 2019, 12:11:00 AM »

Yes Tree Creepers are a woodland bird. They nest in holes in tree trunks. Greater Spotted Woodpeckers take the nestlings of other species to feed to their own young.

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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4758 on: June 15, 2019, 06:23:10 AM »

They just eat us out of peanuts and fat balls and woe betide we don't put them out early enough as we hear the pip pip of them waiting in the tree for breakfast. We saw them on the ground worming the other week for the first time ever x
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4759 on: June 15, 2019, 07:56:41 AM »

Nature in the raw.  Is it necessary for TV though.

I will have to fill the feeders later, goldfinches all over.   :-*
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Taz2

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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4760 on: June 15, 2019, 08:22:52 AM »

I found it interesting in that so many people love to see a Greater Spotted Woodpecker in their garden but hate the magpies because they take nestlings and fledglings. Many don't realise that the GSW predates the young of other species. They are very striking birds to look at.

For the first time in the thirty years that I've fed the birds here the sparrows have taken over the sunflower hearts feeder. Lovely to see them making a comeback but the goldfinches are none too happy! Such language from them!

Taz  ;D
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4761 on: June 15, 2019, 09:46:45 AM »

More feeders then Taz  ;D

I suppose woodpeckers are the same genus as the other crows?  Survival of the fittest.
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4762 on: June 19, 2019, 08:53:41 PM »

I was bitten by a ladybird larvae - it was on my wrist, gnawing - whilst I looked at the ID Chart.  Think it was a 7 spot.  It left a small puncture wound  :o
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4763 on: June 20, 2019, 01:32:51 PM »

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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4764 on: June 22, 2019, 11:21:44 AM »

I think that the young rooks are being given flying lessons  ;D - there's a lot of constant noise in the rookery behind us then suddenly, lots fly away across the fields.  Swooping and turning, they fly back to make another lot of noise  ::)

Bees - different types everywhere, day flying moths and butterflies.  Feeding wild birds with meal worms. 

Sparrows; blue tits; pair of blackbirds; starlings  :o
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4765 on: June 22, 2019, 11:30:04 AM »

2 of the 4 baby Peregrines have been seen flying round the Chichester Cathedral spire this week.
I must get to see them soon!
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4766 on: June 22, 2019, 12:53:17 PM »

That's great. We have 4/5 kites circling, I think it's a newly fledged batch with the parents  :-* - hopefully they won't come down for our frogs  :o
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4767 on: June 22, 2019, 02:02:09 PM »

The kites here are wonderful,they fly so low,itís brilliant to watch them
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4768 on: June 22, 2019, 04:17:18 PM »

Reminds me of a joke  ;D

Our silly blackbirds are hopping around for meal worms.  I put some the side of the garden where they are, they fly to the other side  >:(.  I think they are in the pay of the starlings  :D

We've had a humming bird moth  :-* around the new pots of carnations I put out on Wed..
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Re: Wild Birds and all things to do with Nature
« Reply #4769 on: June 29, 2019, 02:14:05 PM »

A little baby bird flew into our patio windows 😢🥺 then sat clinging onto our table but then fell omg I was beside myself,we popped it into a box and put it in spare room,about 20 mins later we heard it pecking at box,so we took it outside and it flew way up into the trees,happy girl now,must get something to deter them
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