Moved to Sheffield. Been here a week, have barely been outside but already the list has a wren, a dipper, wagtails (pied and grey), and a kingfisher. Now if I could just find my camera in all these fucking boxes.
We have a resident charm of goldfinches in our garden of about 20-30 strong all the time (we share then with the neighbors gardens obviously...) and have had nyger seeds in a feeder for most of last year but absolutely no luck in charming then down to the feeder unfortunately.
Nice, 20-30 is a gang!
@Eejit that's impressive, presume you're living by a bit of water?
I've invested in nyger seeds, mealworm, peanuts, sunflower hearts and a few new feeders. Also made a temporary but easily replaced hanging table out of a flimsy wooden veg box that I can get when at local indie supermarket.
Using more of it to make another to mount on a post. Might try and give this a roof too.
Fatball cam today, not great composition. I'm working though feeder cam now.
Edit: the table ^ survived day 1.
The jay is getting closer to the house
do they go for the oranges?
round my way the dirty blackbird lads are chirpsing all the blackbird gals this week
Bit late, but there are Kestrels in the area, so it was probably one of them. They did breed a few years ago in that electrical building on top of the bridge to the velodrome. I had 3 juveniles on the east marsh late summer, but don't know where the recent nest is.
It could've been a Sparrowhawk, they bred this summer in Wick Wood. But I've had more Kestrel sightings near the hockey centre.
They love peanuts. Put the oranges out after I'd squeezed them to see if anyone was interested. The collared doves have had a peck of 'em.
Some blue tits were checking out our nest box today. Hope they liked what they saw.
Rook just hangin' out
I had a wet walk up Aylesbury vale as the light faded. Met a raven, some herons, a barn owl, some yellowhammers, redwings, wigeon and these chaps on the fence - pipits?
On my run earlier and a bird flies along the path in front of me with a dead something in its claws. I was a bit tired so was like "oh look that bird has caught some prey that's cool I wonder what it could b- sparrowhawk!".
Got a close up but incredibly brief view a bit further down the path when I disturbed it again and it shot out of the hedge next to me then straight up and pirouetted off through the branches. So fast and agile.
I nearly tripped over a Heron on my run tonight. It's known locally for hanging out on the riverbank completely un-phased by passers by.
Old friend the kingfisher again on the morning nap walk.
Trying a short timelapse on local pond
Hope this file shows.
Hope this file shows.
It does when downloaded ...
Ah cool. I quite like the effect I got.
Found a possible woodpecker cam spot for later in Spring
Yep, pipits, more specifically meadow pipits!
Many thanks! From where I was standing (in flood water) they were just little brown jobs. My camera got a closer view and then my Collins bird guide got me as far as suspecting pipitry.
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