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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Victorious1-reborn » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:17 pm

What a nasty job. I would probably puke.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Who? » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:19 pm

Loads and loads of Gannets.

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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Gobnait » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:33 pm

Badly timed eggs.

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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Lucylastic » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:37 am

A strange process goes on with the wood pigeons in my garden. They still approach me for food at regular times but from the autumn to the spring they become slightly wary. This always happens. I wonder if I look like a different person to them when I go into longer clothes? I know they don't like my red coat.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby franfran » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:03 am

Badly timed eggs.
Too hard or too runny?
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Joyofsox » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:21 am

I looked out of the conservatory window and saw a sparrowhawk slowly plucking and killing a struggling collared dove on the lawn.
A few minutes later I saw that the action was taking place in a flower bed and there seemed to be no more movement from the dove.
Then the hawk stopped and seemed to be listening, suddenly taking off
A second later a large black cat landed where the hawk had been.
There is now no sign of the dove carcass. Maybe the hawk returned when the coast was clear.
A bit of an animal.

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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Lucylastic » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:29 am

I picked up a sparrow hawk a couple of weeks ago. I was astonished how little it weighed.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Gobnait » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:05 pm

Badly timed eggs.
Too hard or too runny?
Frozen, I'd say.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Gobnait » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:06 pm

I looked out of the conservatory window and saw a sparrowhawk slowly plucking and killing a struggling collared dove on the lawn.
Would you not have opened the window and frightened it off maybe saving the dove. Urgh. I don't like the survival of the fittest unless I'm sure I'm the fittest.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Joyofsox » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:38 pm

I'm happy for the doves t be hawk lunch.
Even better if they could thin out the wood pigeons.
I like to see the raptors about. Buzzards reappeared about 10 years ago and the red kites are spotted every now and then.
A bit of an animal.

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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Lucylastic » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:23 pm

I would not like the hawk to eat my regular birds, who all have names, even though I know he has to eat. I’ve not seen him since he flew into the kitchen.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Lucylastic » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:53 pm

There was a male blackcap in the garden this afternoon. They are not often seen here although I did have a female visitor for a few days in the spring last year. The female wood pigeon has returned today too after a week away. I was about to declare her dead.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Winston Smith » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:35 am

The moorhens were making a hell of a racket outside my flat in the early hours. I don't know what spooked them...probably a fox.
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Re: The Last Bird You Saw

Postby Chudleigh » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:48 am

I don’t think I mentioned it here but buzzards took two of my chickens and injured two others a few weeks ago . I’m down to four hens and a C*** now.


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