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FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,749

Managed to catch the juvenile magpies (from the kitchen window) having their daily dip  image

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And somewhere on the hill
Inside the past we hear the bells
Catching only parts of thoughts
And fragments of ourselves
Till we begin
Again


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  • lovely, we enjoy watching birds bathing, mainly blackbirds and sparrows.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,499

    My "aah" comes out as a "grrr" unfortunately.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,749

    I know what you mean pansyface, but those two juveniles have been great fun to watch this year. 

    The pond's so tiny, it's more like a plunge pool for them image

    And somewhere on the hill
    Inside the past we hear the bells
    Catching only parts of thoughts
    And fragments of ourselves
    Till we begin
    Again


  • watching birds especially fledglings are a joy anytime, water makes it more so.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    ...except that these little b*ggers will grow up to be noisy, messy songbird predators.  I'm quite happy - indeed thrilled - to see a sparrowhawk/kestrel/harrier taking an adult bird but I do draw the line at magpies ransacking a nest.

    (I'd now duck to avoid the epected flack but I'm off to do some cooking...)

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 20,389

    I'm with you Steve 309

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 13,224

    Me too Steve, I can't bear to see them fighting over baby birds and ripping them in half. I have to chase them away here.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,499

    Got any pics of baby robins Fairy?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,749

    Yup - here's Dennis from last year - before the pond was made image

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    I don't care for magpies normally but those two have made me laugh this year. Especially when one slid down the neighbour's garage roof .... image image

    And somewhere on the hill
    Inside the past we hear the bells
    Catching only parts of thoughts
    And fragments of ourselves
    Till we begin
    Again


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,499

    Yay, Dennis!image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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