In reply to WendyBartter:
21:31 Flapper entered the barn (left) and the male came to the tray - a couple of very loud screeches.
Flapper had flown down to the bottom right of screen, out of view
21:37 Male left the barn.
23:21 Male, I assume, back in
23:30 Cleaning its beak on the tray
23:31 It must have know I was going to sign off as it left the barn after this scap. Goodnight
In reply to Sandra :
Wot a lot of activity I missed whilst at Bournemouth!!
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
Perries I assume?
I've just added more scaps, Wendy, to end the evening report. Goodnight.
Yup, Bournemouth chicks decided to vacate nestbox & relocate in corner beside it ... trouble is they are in a bell tower with very large access hole in floor ... scary!!
Little bit of activity from 23.30
& goodnight from me!
On Tray as I type.
In reply to SunnyKate2:
Good morning Kate
7:10 He's gone to the middle beam, left of the box
Morning Sandra... interesting evening for you...
and here is my version of yours above in TECHNIColour CHOL:):)
Lovely to see the colour shots, Kate.
7:38 In the spotlight before settling in the box :)
19:35 Hiding behind the diagonal
20:47 A barn swallow came onto the box, flew up to the rafters and the BO gave chase - going behind the box and then downwards under the right hand beams - I hope it is ok. Edit: Oh dear, I think, (very unsure) the BO caught it. 20:50 He flew to the middle beam, left of the box, and his body movements appeared to show that he was eating, I did not, however, see it bring anything back or any feathers falling. He then came onto the front right beam and cleaned his beak.
I have heard one barn swallow making calls since.
21:27 On the back beam
21:40 He's gone
22:35 Flapper in for a very brief appearance, left the barn at 22:37
23:30 Nothing else to report, goodnight.
Sounds a bit gruesome Sandra! Was quite surprised as didn't know BO's took birds as prey!
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