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Old 31-08-09, 08:46 AM
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Another busy morning in my garden - 10 minutes after replenishing the feeders I've had 2 Blue tit, 9 Starling, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Pigeon, 6 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 4 House Sparrows, 2 male Chaffinch & 1 Dunnock - all despite next doors cat!!
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Caught up with the Crane reported on the 25th, distant but great to see, Good W/end hope all injoyed theres.

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Old 31-08-09, 07:03 PM
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In my yard we have starling, collared dove, starling, pidgeon, starling and some starling. There's been goldfinch and pied wagtail, blackbird and housesparrow in the past. And my wife saw a sparrowhawk take one of the doves but that doesn't count cos I didn't see it. Apparently there was blood and feathers everywhere.
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This is what we've seen over the bank holiday in the garden, not counting fly-overs:
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Starlings
House sparrows
Tree Sparrow
Pied Wagtail
Blue tit
Great tit
Cole tit
Blackbirds
Collared Doves
Wood pigeons
A lost (ringed)racing pigeon, been around for weeks)
Dunnock
Wren
Sparrow hawk (now minus one collared dove and one starling!)
House martin
Crow
Jackdaw
Magpies
Robbin
GS Woodpecker
Chaffinch

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Not a great deal at the moment, had to take the feeders down because I saw a Goldfinch with Trichomonoasis at the weekend, damn it !
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Not a great deal at the moment, had to take the feeders down because I saw a Goldfinch with Trichomonoasis at the weekend, damn it !
That's sad, Merlin!

My garden is quiet! I hardly see a Blackbird lately. Dunnocks, Woodpigeons, Blue & Great Tits are the main visitors., oh, and 2-5 feral pigeons put in an appearance most days. A flock of 10 L T Tits yesterday was a lovely sight!
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Long-tailed tits in the garden are great Judith. I only get 1 or 2 in the depths of winter when they come in for a feed. Today I've had about 6 Goldfinch at the nijer seed, 2 Blue tit on the fat balls, 4 Greenfinch & 2 Chaffinch at the sunflower hearts, my usual horde of pigeons on the tables, and a couple of Magpie on the shed roof.
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Our garden is comparatively quiet too at the moment.
Long tail tits are a very rare visitor to our garden, only seen them twice in 28 years!
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That's sad, Merlin!

My garden is quiet! I hardly see a Blackbird lately. Dunnocks, Woodpigeons, Blue & Great Tits are the main visitors., oh, and 2-5 feral pigeons put in an appearance most days. A flock of 10 L T Tits yesterday was a lovely sight!
I do think the RSPB line on what we should do if we find birds with Trichomonoasis is fundamentally flawed. Their advice is to take down your feeders and disinfect them and leave them down for a week or two, to try at stop the spread of the virus. Which is fine if your the only person in your birds domain with feeders up.
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Not much here, Long Tailed Tits occasionally, Blue Tits less frequently than mid summer and few Blackbirds. There are always Magpies!

Hundreds of Swallows and Martins overhead on their way to the Bill or the Fleet.
A couple of times I have been lucky enough to have a Wheatear and Black Redstart stop in the front garden, refuellling before their journey.
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