Lot to learn
In reply to FlynnB:
Hello and welcome to the forum Flynn, and bird watching, and nature watching, because insects also play a big part in bird life.
Fingers crossed for the chicks, and don't worry too much about getting photos, that'll come when the time is right.
It can be enjoyable kitchen window observing, just make sure that nothing is cooking/boiling while you're enjoying bird watching, new pans etc can get a little costly after a short while!
I had the task of cleaning a pan when Mrs PR had burned the chilliconcarne!
Dinner was salvageable, the pan, well, it had my magic touch and is still in service and looking good, so good, I now get all the dirty pans to clean....
Enjoy and keep us posted.
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In reply to Anthony James:
isn't wild wonderful
Anthony James said:Can't see my pics have I boobed again!
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All hell broke loose here yesterday after the magpie got wind of the Song Thrushes fledging, I think nearly everyone got away and survived. This little one needed some help after barrelling into my ancient cat who was asleep in the veg patch. Mum thrush alerted me to the problem. I have sent her off to our local wildlife lady with fingers firmly crossed that she will be ok.
In reply to Robbo:
Robbo said:It is hard to believe any garden song thrush chicks make it to adulthood. They have always been wiped out one way or another here, and yet as a child I can remember them almost always raising a brood each year.
Last week the first brood of Blackbirds fledged with minimal drama - and I kicked myself for not having my camera and they are happily flitting between next door and my garden but what alerted the 'pies and crows to fledging yesterday I don't know - I've sent the bear to patrol today and have disrupted the 'pie when I've spotted it
Lovely to see all the 2021 newbies ..... here's a couple to add
one of the young wild rabbits
Pics taken from our balcony - mallard ducklings
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Now starting to see a few fledglings in the garden after having quite a bit of apparently unproductive nest building earlier. One badly located Blackbirds nest was predated, our neighbours say they are trying again in their garden, and a pair of Blue Tits appear to have started in one nest box and are now taking material to another box and starting again.
Here's what I've seen over the last few days.
A solitary young starling, only seen a couple of times.
Young Greenfinch seen only once so far.
Our most successful family, at least two young Robins being feed regularly in our hedges.
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