Kick off this thread with vid of three Hoggies last night (same as already posted on Mammals thread) ...
These early morn visitors I never get to see in the flesh ...
Robin not the first today as he doesn't like sharing, especially with the dear little Spadger youngsters!
That was good Wendy, plenty of action there and even after the short spat one of the Robins returned. Feisty little beasts. The Starlings will be hoovering up the suet, such greedy little birds with their pointed beaks keeping the smaller birds away.
What cheery video footage of your garden birdies and two species I never see in our garden - sparrows and starlings; robins are always battling in our garden in between their singing sessions lol Love the dunnocks too :)
Robin & others 21st - 23rd Oct 2018 ... watch for two Robins!!
The Collared Doves eat from our sunflower hearts feeders, those which have trays, and we have seen them occasionally pecking at each other from opposite sides of a feeder. I presumed that this was either adults putting youngsters in their place or possibly adults from different pairs disagreeing about who actually 'owns this feeder!' and objecting that the neighbours are getting far too uppity!
Yes, probably just putting youngster in it's place:-)
I think that too Gaynor so was very surprised to see some aggression in that footage, wonder if it was adult forcing youngster away?
That is a good number of C. Doves to get Wendy, I like them, sort of genteel compared with the Ferals:-)
Very fortunately never had any visits from Sparrowhawks in all the 12 years I've lived here, don't know why not though as they nest in the local reserve a couple of miles up the road ... never have Gulls land either although they fly over very regularly!
Wendy, By the time we had a dozen Collared Doves we began having visits from a female Sparrow Hawk. Keep your eyes peeled!
WendyBartter said: only seeing CD's in dribs'n'drabs now
I think it rose to TEN!!
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