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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    We've had a huge range of birds in our garden this year including some unusual ones. Today, we've just seen a bird with long tail reathers like a long-tailed tit but not the correct colouring. What was unusual was it's behaviour, beating it's wings very fast and hovering a bit like a hummingbird. It then started clinging to a vertical wooden surface on the eaves of our garden cabin a biy like a tree-creeper but again the wrong colouring - it had a white bar down the sude of its wings. Unfortunately it flew off just as I was powering up my camera.

    The amount of food the birds are eating at the moment is amazing. We have six feeders plus a fat ball holder for five fat balls and the sunflower hearts (3 of them) and the fat ball holder empty daily.
    Wagtail, maybe?
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    I have seen wagtails do a hovery sort of thing when they are catching flying insects. The pied ones often follow cattle to get the insects flushed up by the hooves and that is when I have seen them jump and flutter.
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    Wagtail is about the right size and shape but this bird was more brown in colour. I'll keep a close eye out for it again - and my camera handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    We've had a huge range of birds in our garden this year including some unusual ones.
    If only, we've had feeders out for a couple of months now and unfortunately not seen much at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    If only, we've had feeders out for a couple of months now and unfortunately not seen much at all.
    The main ones we've had are

    Goldfinches, greenfinches, chaffinches
    Blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits, coal tits
    Thrushes, blackbirds, robins, wrens, starlings
    Sparrows, dunnocks, tree creepers
    Collared doves ....and woodpigeons which our dog absolutely hates and chases them off whenever she sees them!

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    We've had a selection of feeders in the garden for years. This year is the first time we've had Goldfinches. We've also put a cheapo plastic feeder on the window in the conservatory. After a few days of caution, the regular birds have taken to it well, probably because it's all sunflower hearts. The blackbirds are particularly entertaining now they've got over their fear of seeing us just on the other side of the glass.
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    Our resident blacbird is so tame that it has landed on my shoe!

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    Covid figures are good for us, only 13 active cases this morning and no new positives for 5 days. This means that the pubs can open on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    Covid figures are good for us, only 13 active cases this morning and no new positives for 5 days. This means that the pubs can open on Monday.

    (Diving will be permitted too.)
    You can go off some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    The main ones we've had are

    Goldfinches, greenfinches, chaffinches
    Blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits, coal tits
    Thrushes, blackbirds, robins, wrens, starlings
    Sparrows, dunnocks, tree creepers
    Collared doves ....and woodpigeons which our dog absolutely hates and chases them off whenever she sees them!
    Blue tit's and Great tit's are our most frequent visitors and even then their appearance is somewhat sporadic, haven't seen the nut nicking Woodmouse for awhile now either. We won't give up just yet though.


 

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