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Birds in the garden 3 months 4 days ago #3215998

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Mykle wrote: Brilliant photography


Thanks Mykle, I just use a remote shutter release for the bird table photos, and with the owls, well they were around for weeks, allowing me eventually to get some decent photos. ( i put them on my FB page last year and got accused of fakery!)


:woohoo: Dave what kind of Owls were they do you know ?


Long-Eared owls Sharkey, in the initial post you can see two of them with their mum, it's an Ash tree above my chicken coup, hence the mesh in one of the photos... ( it's the pic that didn't go to full size, so you have to click on it)

The chicks made a sound like a rusty hinge, and the first time we heard it was World Cup final day, (Yay France!)
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Those are great photos, Dave. It is apparent that you really enjoy your garden. That is great!

The birds I see the most are vultures, specifically the Black Buzzard. Many times they are soaring in circles over my house; do you think that they are trying to tell me something? I actually caught one of their flock who was injured and could not fly, and took him to the animal hospital for treatment. Before I could transport him (or her) to the animal hospital, I confined it in a large dog kennel. I have no clue how long the poor bird had been hopping around and not eating, but I can tell you, Black Buzzards love canned cat food. The second interesting fact that I discovered is that they pass copious amounts of gas, and it is horrible......

We have various feeders and birdhouses within view of my home office. I have recently installed a bat house, but they have not found it yet. I enjoy watching birds, but I lack the knowledge or equipment for such nice pics.

Keep those photos coming!
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Birds don’t come near my garden,because of my cat,
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Savvy wrote: Those are great photos, Dave. It is apparent that you really enjoy your garden. That is great!

The birds I see the most are vultures, specifically the Black Buzzard. Many times they are soaring in circles over my house; do you think that they are trying to tell me something? I actually caught one of their flock who was injured and could not fly, and took him to the animal hospital for treatment. Before I could transport him (or her) to the animal hospital, I confined it in a large dog kennel. I have no clue how long the poor bird had been hopping around and not eating, but I can tell you, Black Buzzards love canned cat food. The second interesting fact that I discovered is that they pass copious amounts of gas, and it is horrible......

We have various feeders and birdhouses within view of my home office. I have recently installed a bat house, but they have not found it yet. I enjoy watching birds, but I lack the knowledge or equipment for such nice pics.

Keep those photos coming!


Thanks for that Savvy, those black buzzard must be awesome! Are they really big?
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In the birdbox on the last photo there is a webcam inside.. fascinating to watch the chicks from eggs to fledglings..
But then i'm an anorak.

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Davegem wrote: A few more Savvy!







Really good photos
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Fantastic photos Dave . You clever thing .
The photo with the baby bird peeping out of the nest box reminds me of a cuckoo clock, it’s so good.
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Rips wrote: Fantastic photos Dave . You clever thing .
The photo with the baby bird peeping out of the nest box reminds me of a cuckoo clock, it’s so good.


Thank you Rips, although I do wish those sparrows would bugger off and let the Great Tits back in!
Having said that, the flock of sparrows that live in the garden are such characters, always chattering and squabbling. They're currently roosting in a bamboo patch next to my window, and the noise at dawn and dusk is something to behold!
I woke this morning to an enormous creaking noise in the barn, I thought one of the beams was giving way, but it turned out to be a Woodpecker hammering on the roof! :laugh:

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Great pics so clear Dave thx for sharing wink.png

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