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  • Forum Thread: Best pics from today.

    These are the best of today taken at, or near, Highnam Woods, Gloucestershire. Chaffinch Blue Tit Great Spotted Woodpecker Marsh Tit Robin & Nuthatch Goldfinch Redwing + Starlings
  • Blog Post: 'Twas in the Deep Midwinter

    Icy Solway Estuary during the Big Freeze by John Rogers 14th December After a short thaw, snow and freezing conditions returned On an icy cold dawn three Longtailed Tits came into feed on nut hanger. 15th December Wigeon flying in onto icy pools on farm Buzzard watching from...
  • Blog Post: A surprise arrival - 30th March 2013

    Newly arrived male Siskin - 30 3 13 We have to admit that over the past several weeks we have been near to hibernating. Those awful Siberian winds have been battering across the Pennines, sweeping the snowfields of the western slopes and withering the benign Solway Basin. Even the two tides per day...
  • Forum Thread: Back Online At Last! Some Of My New Garden Visitors! :)

    Hi again. I'm happy to finally be back online again after having only limited mobile phone internet access for the past month and a half. I recently moved house and have had a hundred and one things to do so I guess I haven't missed the internet as much as I could have done! At least I've...
  • Forum Thread: Lots of snow but still managed a few recognisable pics on my compact (LTTs, coal tit, mr williams, house sparrow and pigeon xx

    long tailed tits surprised me, mr williams again, coal tit seems to be here everyday lately, house sparrow waiting for hubby to get home lol and roly mo the pigeon doesn`t understand that the food isn`t on the roof of the bird table LOL
  • Forum Thread: Some Of My Current Regular Garden Visitors

    I haven't taken many pics in recent months of the birds that visit my garden, but have started again, and thought I'd post a few. Nothing exciting, I'm afraid. No rare species, but I'm always thrilled to see any birds coming here. They're so wonderful to watch. Sorry the pics aren't...
  • Forum Thread: A Few Visitors To My Snowy Garden

    Snow. Lots and lots of snow. It just doesn't stop! Lol. It's been snowing like crazy again over the past few hours, here in Abercarn. There was already plenty of snow on the ground from the other day, which just hasn't melted at all. Now there's loads more on top of it! I'm going...
  • Forum Thread: Mrs Bully at last! (plus a few other bird pics)

    I've been having one lone male Bullfinch visit the garden a lot lately and had been wondering if he had a mate or not. Well she finally turned up today! First time I've seen a female Bullfinch since, well I don't know when. Ages! It looked like she was having a bit of a go at him, at one...
  • Forum Thread: Latest Pics From The Garden

    Howdy! Finally getting around to posting some pics I've been taking of my regular garden visitors over the past week or so. Nothing new, species wise, but I'm thrilled I'm still getting so many birds visiting. Oh actually, I say nothing new but a lone Long Tailed Tit has been briefly visiting...
  • Forum Thread: Buzzards Galore (flying over garden) plus a few other birds

    Hi again. I sat out in the garden for hours again today as the weather was so beautiful. Several times throughout the day I saw Buzzards flying overhead or across the way and had my camera handy to take photos: First this beauty flew right overhead: Then this lovely bird flying above the trees...
  • Forum Thread: How can I attract more birds into my garden?

    We live in a new build house (built 2009) but our garden has really started to mature with the leylandii, cherry trees, magnolia and other shrubs starting to take form and providing a lot of protective cover for the birds. We have situated a bird table, feeding station, fresh water and various hanging...
  • Forum Thread: Some Latest Garden Pics, Plus a Siskin! (A First For Me!) :)

    Hi again. I've been taking more pics of my regular garden visitors over the past couple of weeks. Always such a joy to watch them feeding on the various foods I put out for them (the peanuts, mealworms, fat balls and sunflower seeds/hearts seem to be going the fastest at the moment). The lone male...
  • Forum Thread: Some Of The Birds I've Seen Over The Past Week!

    My friend and I have just returned home from a lovely week spent in North Wales. We love going to Porthmadog, Llanberis, Caernarfon and other nearby places, and went to a few places on Anglesey too. During our travels we managed to take a few photos of some of the various birds we spotted. Some in fields...
  • Forum Thread: Sparrowhawks in Kent

    Hi, I have just joined. I have feeders in trees right outside my study window (about 2 feet away) and constantly have Sparrowhawks swooping in trying to get the birds. It's a game of wits as I try to place obstacles to stop him taking the small birds. My regular daily visitors are loads of...
  • Forum Thread: The Birds in our Garden

    Our garden’s very busy, the birds fly to and fro, we don’t know where they come from and we don’t know where they go . The blue tits come in little groups and eat up all the seeds, the dunnocks and the blackbirds are rooting through the weeds. The great tits are on the feeders...
  • Forum Thread: Pics from Slimbridge today.

    After another couple of rainy days which have softened the ground and raised water levels, I opted for the convenience of hides at Slimbridge, especially as early morning weather reports had snow reported up on the Cotswolds. Welcomed on site by one of the numerous jackdaws. Started with a visit...
  • Forum Reply: Re: RSPB Garden Bird Count

    Well I got nearly all of my usuals this morning (just no long tailed tits), and a bird that I have not seen in my garden before. I did not have my camera to hand at first, but my wife got it for me and thankfully it returned so I could take a pic! My list: Blackbird x 2 (1 x male, 1 x female) ...
  • Forum Thread: just before i turned off....along came the redpolls and goldfinches xx

    i was ready to turn off my camera when i noticed these just starting to argue over the Niger feeder so i managed a couple of pics, please remember these are taken with a compact camera so the quality isn`t top notch but still decent i think xxxx
  • Forum Thread: another go with my compact cam, cold weather doesn`t seem to be putting these off xx

    i am still waiting for my new camera so in the mean time i take pics with my compact so the quality isn`t always top notch but i still think these are decent enough to recognise what they are xxx
  • Forum Thread: Pleasant walk on a Spring day

    A beautiful warm spring day, albeit, a little breezy, so decided to head out to Neumann's flash/Marbury Park areas, nr. Northwich in Cheshire. Had a pleasant walk between the two areas and heard many birds singing loudly, preparing their nesting sites and baby rabbits diving into their burrows !...
  • Forum Thread: compact cam take2.....nothing exciting i`m afraid :(

  • Forum Thread: compact camera and a real beaut of a goldie pic wahoooo lol

    i have just taken this with my compact, not bad for a beginner hey lol
  • Forum Thread: Destruction of beautiful wetlands reserve with wonderful and rare birds - we need you to sign our petition to stop it!

    A recent article written by keen birder Frank McClintock..... You may not have heard but unfortunately, the Portuguese government has just given the go-ahead for development totaling 359 hectares all around Salgados (or Pera Marsh as it's known to some), down in the Algarve, an area just as valuable...
  • Forum Thread: The rest of the pics from Slimbridge today.

    The teacher doesn't seem to have any control over his pupils. Shelduck Something put these up - no sign of Peregrine but there is definitely a Goshawk haunting Slimbridge currently. Cormorant at various times of the day. Birds around the feeders at the Willow Hide...
  • Forum Thread: Pictures from today at Highnam Woods, Gloucester - plus some experimentation with teleconverter.

    Its amazing how bad we are ( at least me, or maybe its all men) at reading our Operation Instructions thoroughly enough. I have had my DSLR for a few years now and have always thought I was reasonably up to speed with what it would do. That was, in truth, when i was working full time etc and used the...