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Bird words

Postby FanGirl3 on Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:26 am

This is a new thread for all non-Stevie's-canaries-related avian discussion.

I have started it because I've noticed there seem to be a lot of pied wagtails about at the moment.
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Re: Bird words

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:16 pm

I've not seen a pied wagtail in years. :bawl:
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Re: Bird words

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:17 pm

I did recently see two jays in my garden. I've never seen two jays in my garden simultaneously before. :excited:
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Re: Bird words

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:17 pm

Then a magpie chased them off. :bawl:
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Re: Bird words

Postby Butterfield on Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm

I don't know what a pied wagtail looks like. :bawl:

I do see and am able to identify robins and blue tits though. :happy: We have a lot of wood pigeons and aforementioned magpies though which I think scare the little birds away. :(2
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Re: Bird words

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:13 pm

A pied wagtail looks like a small, slender magpie and keeps waggling its tail around.
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Re: Bird words

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Re: Bird words

Postby Butterfield on Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:49 pm

:happy:

I don't think I've ever noticed one of those before, although I do know the name "wagtail". I think my mum, as a casual bird spotter, has mentioned them before.
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Re: Bird words

Postby FanGirl3 on Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:55 pm

Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:A pied wagtail looks like a small, slender magpie


It's their mini-magpie appearance that I like :lovethem:
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Re: Bird words

Postby FanGirl3 on Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:29 pm

:bookworm: The reason I keep seeing them in car parks is that they 'find insects easier to locate in such barren environments'

Good for them. Long may they continue to run frantically round in car parks :joy:
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Re: Bird words

Postby Butterfield on Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:40 pm

I like it when wildlife adapts to random human creations.

All I need now is confirmation that birds like listening to fireworks. :happy:
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Re: Bird words

Postby Butterfield on Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:56 am

Today's featured article on Wikipedia: :happy:

The red-backed fairywren

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Re: Bird words

Postby Stevie-Baby on Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:21 pm

There are quite a lot of Wagtail round here also, I put it down to a certain sl*tty canary waving her batty around in the window last summer.


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Re: Bird words

Postby FanGirl3 on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:51 am

I notice the fallen tree, and piles of cut branches, are attracting lots of birds. I suppose they're hoping to find delicious insects on the wood.
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Re: Bird words

Postby FanGirl3 on Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:51 pm

These last few days I've noticed a lot of sparrows and blackbirds with their feathers puffed up, and abandoning their usual fear of humans in their dedicated quest for something to eat.
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Re: Bird words

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:03 pm

I've not seen any birds. I think they've all decided to go to sleep until it's all over. :hrmph:
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Re: Bird words

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:19 am

There is a set of bird footprints in the snow in my garden. They're the first that have appeared in my garden since the snow starting falling last Monday. :gasp:
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Re: Bird words

Postby FanGirl3 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:19 pm

Live birdage! A pair of crows are standing on the roof of that house beyond my garden, eating something, and seagulls keep swooping over them trying to steal it.
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