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Old 22-04-12, 03:39 PM
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The last 3 weeks or so we have been doing battle with blackbirds. They are trying to build a nest under the lid of our propane tank. Every day we have to go out and pull the stuff out, and they are right back at it! Seems like they would give up and go elsewhere, doesn't it!!
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Old 23-04-12, 06:47 AM
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No cuckoos heard yet..........if you're interested, check out www.bto.org/cuckoos
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Old 23-04-12, 03:27 PM
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No cuckoos heard yet..........if you're interested, check out www.bto.org/cuckoos
No I don't have photos of cuckoos but my old next door neighbour has taken a good picture of a peacock on the top of the end terrace house in the block where I used to live before I moved to North Wales nearly 8 years ago.If I have her permission, I will upload this picture she has sent across as an attachement. My birthday went very nicely and I received 15 cards from friends and relatives.
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Old 26-04-12, 07:46 PM
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Tonight, walking in a local valley, there's evidence of good numbers of Blackcaps of both gender settling in........possibly blown in from Europe by the recent high winds.......also a few willow warblers. Blackcap numbers expanding every year in the UK (doubled in 25 years) and willow warblers, in steep decline across the UK, are doing OK in Scotland.
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There's a solitary house martin sitting on the phone lines next to the house, first I've seen this year.
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Old 04-05-12, 10:03 AM
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There's a solitary house martin sitting on the phone lines next to the house, first I've seen this year.
We have a few around here now enjoying the warm dry conditions........no sign of nest building yet.......and still no swifts.
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Old 05-05-12, 02:44 PM
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I found some remnant bird egg shells under the apple tree a few days ago. Can't believe they have hatched already! That warm weather we had in March really changed some life cycles it seems. Birds, plants, even the rabbits are earlier in producing.
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Had a Peregrine Falcon this morning above Buckingham Drive,Thorpe Acre Watched him for a few minutes,fantastic sight
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Old 11-05-12, 07:18 PM
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Pleasant day here with occasional passing shower, so off to the Mersehead RSPB reserve:

Literally DOZENS of Swallows & Martins feeding over the shallow scrapes.

In the site hedgerow saw and heard 3 garden warblers and willow warbler, in the scrub behind the shoreline dunes, saw and heard lesser whitethroat and grasshopper warbler.

The season is now in full tilt!
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Pleasant day here with occasional passing shower, so off to the Mersehead RSPB reserve:

Literally DOZENS of Swallows & Martins feeding over the shallow scrapes.

In the site hedgerow saw and heard 3 garden warblers and willow warbler, in the scrub behind the shoreline dunes, saw and heard lesser whitethroat and grasshopper warbler.

The season is now in full tilt!
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