I'll keep looking. I guess they were just passing and I got very luck though.
If all those had been around when I was at work I would never have retired :-) Imagine getting paid for seeing all those.
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It's surprising what you see in the most unlikely places. My first sighting of a Willow Tit was at work, and the one and only time I've seen a Kingfisher actually catching a fish was from the top deck of a no. 47 bus on the way to work. Great pics, Stoat.
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My, the heading of your post gave me a shock - I thought it would be a story in praise of those nasty beasties that cause Lyme's Disease in humans and, where I live in France, the fatal piroplasmosis in dogs. Having dealt with ticks in dogs for over 30 years, I believe I know most of what there is to know about dog ticks. I do not know if birds get ticks, but I know of such a creature as a tick bird.
Anyway, bravo Stoat for that interesting report.
Quote from my Gran from when we were irritating youngsters: "If you can't help, don't hinder". Good advice indeed.
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Yep birds get ticks too in my garden it seem the Greenfinches are the worst i've seen quite a few with them stuck around the face and neck areas.
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Hi Stoat, great that you saw the Kingfisher. Your photos are lovely. I've never seen a Kingfisher, I live in hope !! :)
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they must be dispersing at the moment I think.I was driving through a village near work today when I was a kingfsher perched on a wall above a large ditch.it was only about 3m away but flew off before I could get my camera phone out.
wow stoat a kingfisher to add to the list!! That's really something to see at work. Love the wee puff ball a beautifully composed photo for me.
'In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks' John Muir.
Excuse wobbily dyslexic spelling!
thank you.I saw a kingfisher again today. no idea if it was the same one or not. there was also a group of redhead gooseander
Hi Stoat, A KF is always a good spot and a pleasurable one! 65 is a fantastic count especially as your at work!! I confess to seeing Peregrines whilst at work in Bristol but other than that its Gulls and tons and tons of Pigeons (obviously why the peregrines do so well!!!)
Keep up the good 'work'
hi higgy, probably up to 66 now. got a brief view of what I am pretty sure was a hobby a few weeks ago.smallish bird of prey and not a sparrow hawk or kestrel.