Pictures of Wildlife in your Back Garden

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  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Mr Ed,

    Fantastic quality photographs.

    Steve,
    Excellent result with the identification.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  2. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Stormbird; We have a Reeezulltt!!! :D

    Following some nifty footwork behind the scenes here, " Information Received " and all that ..... The brilliant people over at Surfbirds Forum cracked it wide open for us. (Special credit to their Pierre - Andre and Yoav)

    I am delighted to be able to reliably advise ye that ye can now add male and female Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) to ye 'World List'.

    Best of all? Fact that they are both carrying insects says that they were feeding a brood :) (Managed to sort That bit out for myself). Male is the 'Black' bird.

    Howzaat!!!!! :lol:




    Zaat is very impressive indeed !
    Shot those pics just for fun during an idle period. To ignorant me it was more of a technical/precision exercise to try to get a sharp image of the little fellows with insects in their beaks. Never occured to me than anybody would be really interested, let alone able to identify them!

    Please pass on my thanks to your friends.

    Realising now how ignorant I really am...:blush:

    Yours
    S
     
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    More of the Robin taken today.
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  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

  5. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Craig, Robins in the garden its June 1 tommorrow:huh: is it a sign of the summer to come or not!
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Craig, Robins in the garden its June 1 tommorrow:huh: is it a sign of the summer to come or not!

    I hope so, we haven't had Wimbledon yet!
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  7. Stig O'Tracy

    Stig O'Tracy Senior Member

    We have a number of Mallards that regularly visit our back yard for some bird seed and just to relax. My wife snapped this picture of Dave and Mildred after Dave decided to go for a swim in the kiddie pool.

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  8. MrEd

    MrEd Observer

    i saw 12 parakeets in the field over the back of me today. I live near richmond park where there are thousands of the blighters, they are really cool, didnt get a very good pic though
     
  9. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Red Shouldered Hawk

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    One of these beauties has been hunting in my back yard for over two weeks now. We only get an occasional glimpse as he arrives and departs like a ghost. He moves silently from fence to fence and all hell breaks loose when he nabs a victim as the other birds attack him. Fascinating!! I'll try and get my own pictures this summer as he continues to keep the Starling population under control.
     
  10. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Colonel Frog decided to inspect our efforts on Dig for Victory today. As a professional, I admire the camouflage !

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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Hey SB is that not a toad in camo
     
  12. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Local slang for toad is frog, or "frosk" to be specific. Please explain the difference/s.
     
  13. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    We have thrushes nesting in the honeysuckle this year and it looks as if they're raising three successfully. I shall be glad when they've flown so that I can start using the car-port again.

    Photo's a bit vague as I didn't want to get too close.

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    It would seem that all my efforts teaching the kids to water-bomb cats has paid off as they haven't been around much lately.
     
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  15. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    We have thrushes nesting in the honeysuckle this year and it looks as if they're raising three successfully. I shall be glad when they've flown so that I can start using the car-port again.

    Photo's a bit vague as I didn't want to get too close.

    It would seem that all my efforts teaching the kids to water-bomb cats has paid off as they haven't been around much lately.

    Nice.
    Pleased to see a Thrush visit the last 2 years. However making the bird table pigeon proof has caused a problem getting them to feed. Don't put stuff on the ground as the rats (and fat pigeons) get it. Big problem around here is magpies which attack the blackbird's nests every year.
     
  16. MrEd

    MrEd Observer

    Colonel Frog decided to inspect our efforts on Dig for Victory today. As a professional, I admire the camouflage !

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    impressive, he is just about to break the 'paving stone line'
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    If you're keeping an eye on the wildlife [birds & mammals] in your UK garden from 5th to 13th June maybe you'd like to send your sightings to the RSPB .

    RSPB: Make your nature count 2010

    There's plenty of time to submit your results, although the survey period is from the 5th to the 13th June, the web form will be available from 5th June to 5th July!
     
  18. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

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  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

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    Taken this afternoon.
     
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  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Excellent photos there mate.
     

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