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WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2018

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

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    An Oozlum Bird

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    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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    I don't recall seeing geese migrate at this time of the year before ? sorry about the poor picture they was at distance and I only had my phone they was heading west from my location.

    @zenj I see sparrow hawks quite often round here one was in the road the other day with a blackbird, I don't like to see it but its nature a very agile bird in flight.
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  4. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

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    @Kandy

    Kandy's post from the old thread of "What's Buzzing or Flying Near You"
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    "Happy New Year everyone at GC:smile:

    My little friend (Goldcrest)returned this morning after a few days absence so managed to get a couple of half decent shots through the lounge window,but he won’t keep still:biggrin:"
     
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    A pair of Pintails, lovely to see these in the Winter.
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    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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    You could have included the pictures A :biggrin:
     
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    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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    I will sort it out for you :biggrin: ,
    Lovely bird and pictures thanks for sharing ive only ever seen one.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Happy New Year everyone at GC:smile:

    My little friend (Goldcrest)returned this morning after a few days absence so managed to get a couple of half decent shots through the lounge window,but he won’t keep still:biggrin:
     
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    image.jpeg Morning all
    Not a good photo but is this a Dunnock please?
     
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    If it is commonly seen in the garden it probably is but it also has the appearance a Tree Sparrow (almost looks like a chestnut head) and a female Reed Bunting (heavy streaking on the back and light underneath and a whitish collar) it's hard to tell from the pic. Dunnocks are grey underneath and have salmon pink legs. @Kandy Dunnock or...?
     
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    One of our boys is back. I hope the other boys and all their girlfriends return as well. We haven't seen them all summer.

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    Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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    @strongylodon I didn’t answer yesterday as I thought of Dunnock then thought perhaps a Reedbunting of some sorts but it is difficult due to it hiding behind that plant material so I am still not sure what it is :scratch:
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts on this I haven't seen it since but when you zoom in on the photoes its legs are pinkish which made me think Dunnock but not positive I will keep a lookout to see if it returns .
     
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    If you are near a river or reedy areas it could be a Reed Bunting as they occasionally come to gardens in cold weather (as I have had just once). It is too well hidden for a positive ID.:smile:
     
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    They're all up here @shiney, do you want me to send them back? :biggrin:

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    @Sheal Have you got all of them up there with you? :rolleyespink:

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