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  • Yes, all crows are opportunists!

  • jays use to come to the hospital garden and would have a go at the nut feeder,they were not shy at all.image

  • today in somerest saw a flock of starlings dancing across the blue sky as well as a buzzard sat on  a fence close too.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,020

    I like to watch the jays with the fat balls. Pulling them up onto a branch with a foot and destroying them. I've given up on the string vest balls now and they go in a feeder, not so much fun for the observer

  • Ravens here are ready to nest. Their display flights over the house are spectacular - gliding around, wingtips almost touching (think of a pair of skaters); sometimes doing tumbles and rolls and almost flying upside down. And a special melodious piping noise quite unlike their usual snorts and croaks.

     

  • had four wood pigeons squabbling on the shed roof this morning ,all over the bird seed,it was funny to watch as they slid off the roof due to the ice,and the fox I met at the front door looking for offerings,looked healthy and with cubs due in spring,she is a darling but runs the risk of humans in cars each night.

  • Fielfares arrived with the snow on Saturday, about 6 of them who seemed a bit disorientated in the garden.  I think they were attracted by the flock of goldfinches usual eating frenzy at the feeders and about a dozen blackbirds eagerly tidying up around them.  Blackbirds were not that friendly towards them and I dont think they were keen on what was on offer even though there was a variety of goodies out there. They were a bit shy too so it wasnt possible to get a good pic.  I also had no berries in the garden this year, but I had put a wreath of berries I had in the house over xmas, on the patio table which they dug through the snow and ate the dehydrated berries off it!

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    We have flocks of field fare in back field and many jays in the forest still .
  • I saw in the pyracantha ,a little bird very much like a fire crest,very small and rounded,not a gold finch ,haven't seen it since.I love to watch jays and flocks of red wings and field fares,one year I had bush laden with them pinching the berries.image

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    The field fare have returned today...not been seen for weeks image
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