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Discussion in 'NATURE & WILDLIFE' started by old-mo, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster - Life Member

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    Other than the usual garden birds, Blue Tits, Long Tail, Every conceivable tit going, Wagtail, Chaffinch, Robins, Greenfinch, Song Thrush (I think), Blackbird and a few I dont know :RollEyes: Few birds of prey, which are gone by the time I grab the camers...

    Not forgetting the Bunnies and little deers...

    Had these drop in yesterday.... :thumb:
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    The bulfinch isn`t very clear...

    Getting a regular little twitcher, I is, just got to get me an Anorak... :Wink::BigGrin:

    Not sure what the first one is either... :RollEyes:

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    I'm enjoying exactly the same from my week-end garden in the New Forest. Though I haven't seen a woodpecker yet. Besides the usual suspects of course we also get sheep and pigs and ponies.

    Your third pic is a Jay, shoot the bleedin' thing Mo, they're pests.......gone to get my hard-hat.:getmecoat::hardhat:
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  3. old-mo

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    Being a bit of a novice at this bird thing....:RollEyes::BigGrin:

    Why are they a "Pest"... ?
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    the first one is a Goldfinch.

    The Jay takes eggs and young birds from the nest of any bird they can. To say they are a pest is just a matter of opinion.

    Unless you are a Game keeper, in which case they can be a nuisance.


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  5. Wildman

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    1) goldfinch
    2) Lesser spotted woodpecker
    3) Jay
    4) Bullfinch
    nice selection keep it up mo.
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    Have to disagree on this one, Rog - Great Spotted Woodpecker not Lesser. :Smile:
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    Agreed :Smile:
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    Most definitely.

    The Jay also pecks the eyes from Duck chicks, and I have witnessed this personally. It amazed me at first but then like the magpie and the Carrion Crow it is just another member of the crow family.

    So on a quiet country lane with some road-kill don't be surprised to see the Jay pecking away at the carcase.....Griff...:thumb:
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    so you spotted the deliberate mistake then it is indeed a Female Greater spotted woodpecker:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Just checking to see who was paying attention:RollEyes:

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