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Old 09-03-17, 03:48 PM
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Default My walk today...

Hi, just thought i should tell you about my walk today. I took a walk around the back of Coombe Abbey, near Coventry and was amazed to see loads and loads of Yellow Hammers that i heard were rare these days. With them were Chaffinches, Goldies, Greenies, and not 100% sure but Bramblings. I also heard Sky Larks. Reminded me of a summers day. 😊
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Old 09-03-17, 03:52 PM
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Great to hear of the birds in your area, we are fortunate to
have a lot of Yellow hammers, we also noticed last year
while on holiday in North Scotland they were everywhere
my wife loves their call "little bit of bread and no cheeseeee"
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Old 10-03-17, 07:15 AM
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Sounds a great walk with a good variety of birds! Lovely hearing the Skylarks ' whilst they are up in the sky' but a pain in the neck at times trying to spot them!

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Old 10-03-17, 05:26 PM
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Yellowhammers seem (to me anyway) to occur commonly on a local basis, yet be rare in adjacent but apparently suitable habitat. There's a small area near my home where they're guaranteed, yet they're almost unheard and unheard of in immediately adjacent territories that appear indistinguishable.

I too love the "little bit of bread and no cheeese" song of the Yellowhammer, but visiting Devon last year, it was the lack of "cheeese" that helped me find my first Cirl Bunting. It's "little bit of bread and no" song was just as unmistakable, and I was very grateful to the couple who told me about it.

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