British Birds

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Wren, Feb 26, 2019.

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Are house sparrows on a decline in numbers, because gardens are lacking food supply's ?

  1. Yes, there should be more garden feeders.

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  2. No, its because of other reasons.

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  1. Sausages

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    Foxes do eat birds and eggs wren but they do have to live like everything else. I used to keep chickens but the fox took advantage of a stormy night and the door being blown open and it killed all my chucks. It was bad news. But. It’s just what they do.
     
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  2. Wren

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    What a lovely share
    Commited bird tracking , now that's special :)
    I don't be so exact on my recording with own garden bird. It has the regular visits same birds they're seem wise of the danger and with out a watch they kno what time to come and feed :)

    I have kept bird sighting as regards to records but it's mostly along the lines of places I've been and seen....

    This week my most favourite moment has been a little robin feeding beside me. Being totally cute ... Mesmerized by the little fellow I was , could well have been a Kaa.
    Less than 2mm from hopping onto my boot.

    :plove this season winter robins :cool: wrens and gold crest :p always a:D

    Thanks for sharing Ur garden visitors
    Wishing a regular return on the woodpecker
    :cool:
     
  3. Wren

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    So it was like the beginning on that movie Oz
    Then ...a view ...shock , wide eye glare , feathers n blood...
    Ate the lot!
    Is worse than watching a Hitchcock's horror

    Do like the Fox tho :D especially the fantastic kind :p
     
  4. Lex51

    Lex51 Howdy ya'll

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    If you use a suet block in a block holder that won't happen.
     
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  5. Wren

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    And remember to discard any un eaten food... realistically....would u eat a suet block hung for months?
    :p ... Birds need fresh , replenished stations, blocks regularly changed :cool: water too :rolleyes:
     
  6. Sausages

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    Lol Wren you do make me smile
     
  7. Wren

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    Fox or wolf smile?

    Both eat birds
     
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    You're pretty knowledgeable about birds and their biology. Do you live in the country?
     
  9. Wren

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    Nope
    But I like the country.
    Visits often:cool:
     
  10. Sausages

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    When I was a young boy. My father used to take me out into the Cheshire countryside. And there was a bird watching area where visitors had set up feeding stations for the birds over many years. It was at the side of a farmers field I think the land was owned by Lord Stamford, I visited there in 2012 only to find the area had been cleared and a barb wire fence erected a tiny area of land like that approximately. 20ft x 20ft just closed off over night. HUMBUG
     
  11. Wren

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    :oops:thats too sad to read almost
    Same in many places. When I began my first year driving I too re visited old haunts
    Lucky for me
    Most still exist :)

    Maybe u could find a new place, then set up a new feeding zone.
    :cool:
     
  12. megs233

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    Maybe the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds site may have list of places you can go visit see birds.
     
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  13. Wren

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    They most definitely do have ...
    Seeing Google map covered in rspb sites is :cool:
     
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    AFFD1484-AB43-460B-9945-744779A1CC6F.jpeg So this dude (he’s a sparrowhawk) swooped down in the summer and took a sparrow from the feeder in my garden. Sad for the sparrow but amazing to see
     
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    i was feeding ring neck doves in the garden one day and one of those come from no where and took one of them away it was only a few feet away
     
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    they’re amazing! And they have zero fcuks to give :D
     
  17. Sausages

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    they do meg but i have quite a few places local where i can go
     
  18. Sausages

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    LOl not a care in the world
     
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    so this little dude was too weak and pretty much fell into my lap, so I kept him and fed him up (I will upload the release pic)
     
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    my little floof ball by the time he left me :)
     
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