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  • Forum Thread: The Indian hawk-cuckoo

    The Indian hawk-cuckoo is an uncommon bird of the Indian subcontinent.It uncannily resembles the residen bird of prey of the subcontinent,Shikra.It has a wide distrubition from Pakistan to Bangladesh.Some winter in Sri Lanka.Though normally it's uncommon,it can be locally common in some suburban...
  • Forum Thread: Hanging feeder with guard and tray

    I am looking for a hanging feeder that has a pigeon/squirrel guard, but which also has a solid tray(as wide as possible) inside the guard. All the ones I can find just have wire bottoms through which the food just falls to the floor.
  • Forum Thread: Blackbird's Eggs

    Hi everyone I found 4 blackbird's eggs in a nest in my garden about a week or so ago but i haven't seen any blackbirds around that nest since then.I've noticed yesterday that of the egg is cracked and there is some yellowish-brownish liquid. Do you think that the birds will not hatch at all...
  • Forum Thread: What kind of goose/duck is this?

    Hi everyone! This has been confusing me for days now, so I hope you can help me finally identify what type of bird this is. It was much bigger than the mallard ducks in the lake, which led me to believe it was some kind of goose, but it had very "mallard-like" markings, that I've not seen...
  • Forum Thread: Is this a ....Chiffchaff or Willow Warbler?

    Hello.....once again hoping to help identify subjects of my photography. I've had people mention that the difference between a Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler can be hard to pick out. From what I have learnt before I was suspecting that this shot is of a Chiffchaff....I was going by the fact it has...
  • Forum Thread: Duck by his dead partner

    Good morning, Two days ago, my husband noticed a male duck standing by his female partner, which had been run over and killed by a car, on the side of the road, in our village. Today he realised the male duck is still there, by the dead body of the female. We have been considering taking some food for...
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  • Forum Thread: Help wanted

    Any Idea what this bird is, It was taken near Ipswich. My Wife thinks its a dunnock. Please help
  • Forum Thread: Is this a......Dunnock?

    Hello.......with my hobby of photography I like to use it to learn about what I see and identify any birds. I believe this is a shot of a Dunnock but would appreciate confirmation. It was taken early October. Thank you, JB
  • Forum Thread: Is this a......Chiffchaff?

    Hello.......with my hobby of photography I like to use it to learn about what I see and identify any birds. I believe this is a shot of a Chiffchaff but would appreciate confirmation. It was taken early October with it feeding on berries in a tree. Thank you, JB.
  • Forum Thread: Robins

    I have at last managed to get a robin on my dog walk in the woods to feed from my hand. Wonderful experience.
  • Forum Thread: Bird Identification

    Hi......this is another shot I was hoping for clarification on in helping me identify subjects of my photography. It was taken in a farmland/nature reserve location at the beginning of October. I have been told that it might be a Reed Bunting but was hoping that someone would be able to confirm if this...
  • Forum Thread: Bird Identification

    Hi.....hoping people will be able to help me with some bird identification. I am an amateur photographer who is building in my photography of all things wildlife but am learning as I go along what it is that I've captured. This shot was taken in a farmland/reserve location at the beginning of October...
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify this bird skull?

    Found on Aberystwyth beach in Wales. I'm thinking some kind of gull but it doesn't look quite right... Any advice welcome!
  • Forum Thread: Aggressive blue tits?

    After seeing some distinctly spring like behaviour from my birds (despite it only being the first week of Jan!) this morning I put up a blue tit sized nest box. I didn't expect much joy as I'm limited with options in my small garden, so the only site was only about 2 metres off the ground and...
  • Forum Thread: Bird in the Danube Delta

    I took a pretty photo (I think)! But I don't know what it's of :( Any suggestions?? It was taken in Tulcea, Romania, on the Danube, if that helps or is of interest.
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify a bird by my description - please!!

    Hello. I am very new to the world of birds and bird watching. I live in Suffolk in a village. I recently saw a bird that I have never seen before in the garden and was actually taken aback by its size, I saw it again last week, so only seen it twice - with a month in between visits. I didn't have...
  • Forum Thread: Is there hope for this young woodpigeon?

    Hi everyone! Could you please take a look at this poor fellow and let me know if there's anything I can do to help! I've been feeding lots of birds on my balcony, smaller ones have their own hanging feeders; since the beginning of this Winter there've been up to 13 woodpigeons feeding...
  • Forum Thread: Can you please identify these birds?

    I was participating in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch when I saw this pair of birds at the end of my garden. They were about 150 feet away from where I was standing. Can you tell me what they are please?
  • Forum Thread: How long do homemade fat balls keep?

    Hi, I want to make some homemade fat balls as Christmas presents but am very new to this so have a few questions. I plan to use biscuit cutters to mould them into pretty shapes like hearts and stars, to hang with string. Do I refridgerate for about a day? Then would lard set hard enough to be able to...
  • Forum Thread: House Sparrows Roost Destroyed

    A large colony of house sparrows has been roosting for years in a a couple of large conifers trees a few gardens down from me. During the day, they frequently come into my garden for food and to sit in a small tree and my hedge. I'm concerned to see that the large conifers in which they roost are...
  • Forum Thread: Birding and twitching

    Hi, My name is Holly, and I’m studying Product Design at The Glasgow School of Art, in Scotland. Our project at the moment, 'Fringe' is looking into sub-cultures. We have to choose a ‘fringe’ group that is often ignored by mainstream design. The aim of the project is to design a product or...
  • Forum Thread: school project

    Hi everyone, I am doing an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) for A-level, and I would like to design a product that would aid the conservation of wildlife, in particular, birds. Can anyone think of any problems that come up in the conservation of wildlife, that could use a product to help the problem...
  • Forum Thread: House Martin nests

    Hi. I'm new to the forum, so forgive me if I'm asking a question already answered somewhere. We have had, for the past few years, a small but growing colony of House Martins nesting in my workshop - now about 5 nests. Sadly, in the interests of a healthy working environment and to preserve my...
  • Forum Thread: Common Birds

    Hi There, I am a complete novice to wildlife and I am a new RSPB user so please excuse my ignorance. I live in Argyll and I would like to find some birds but I am unsure of what type of birds are common to the area nor do I know what to look for. Once I have a hand for it I aim to take some of our...