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Old 05-09-15, 10:44 AM
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Default What is on the aerial?

Name the birdie.
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Old 05-09-15, 08:29 PM
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First reaction, and with no hesitation (therefore probably wrong ) was Nuthatch. Can't begin to explain why it might be on the aerial...

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Robin. Must be watching Batman.
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Old 06-09-15, 01:46 PM
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Correct Tony, well done! A good job you did not hesitate! It flew for a few seconds on to the aerial and promptly left when a Blue Tit joined it! I thought this would be more difficult to guess but apparently not.

A good attempt with Robin Peter!

Thanks for your guesses guys.
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Old 06-09-15, 08:06 PM
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Thanks Judith. It was the shape that said "Nuthatch" to me. Something about the slightly elongated body, crouching pose and bill length. Plus, I spent quite a long time watching them a few years ago when we had a caravan in the Lake District and the first one I'd ever seen was a frequent visitor - with his mates - to the feeders.

Quite a change for me to get one right...

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Old 07-09-15, 10:51 AM
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By the law of averages you were bound to get one correct!

A Nuthatch seen on a weekend break many moons ago got me interested in birds and wildlife!
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