These are guinea fowl
Thanks, they were surprisingly large and noisy.
You don’t have to do anything. (Except leave them in peace) and be warned that adult tawny owls are ferocious defenders if their nests!
You might like to contact Herts bird group. https://www.hnhs.org/herts-bird-club/management-committee
Their ringer Jenny Sherwen might be interested / brave enough to ring them!
Has anyone spotted the woodpecker hanging around Ruskin park this last week or so? Neighbour said it’s there daily.
This year there seem to be many more song thrushes around than I have seen before. This one was entertaining me this morning.
Bit of a mixed bag down the marshes this morning, lovely fresh air though!
Lovely morning to be out! I got shouted at by a deer, heard my first sedge warblers of the year, saw ravens, goosanders, reed buntings and a surprise merlin.
Kite from my desk today
Looks like an album cover or maybe a fantasy novel
Or, as my son said, the poster for Scarface
More from my desk
Strong page, some lovely shots here
The nesting Swam (with Coot)
Lunchtime is not usually that good for seeing birds but I saw quite a bit today. The ravens were mucking about with each other and with the kites, lots of crazy diving.
Isn’t the birdsong great at this time of year? Slowed down stuff from this morning.
Yep, until translated:
'Wanna fuck?', 'wanna fight?', 'my Manor, fuck off'.
Two starlings: ~30-60 sec on the lawn, 15 sec fly to nest and back. For hours.
Incredible aren’t they!
In a couple of weeks they’ll be joined by noisy youngsters begging for food but at least the parents won’t have to fly back to the nest with it.
Just had that playing in the background at home. Lovely. Sounds like a tropical rainforest.
Now you've completely spoilt it - like telling a 5 year old Christmas is bollocks.
But isn’t that what a lot of pop music is doing?
It's only like that round Colin's way. Up here in North-east London, the conversations are more like: 'Sod "Brexit"--can't get any sun-dried tomatoes for love or money.'
Rsbp save bird
No picture, but just had a goldfinch on the garden fence which is the first time I've seen one here.
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