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    Re: Big Garden Birdwatch

    ahhh but do you get albino peacocks in your garden? I do! Although they seem to have started hanging out at the old folks home round the corner. Great to see them roosting in the trees nearby when it's full moon, proper fairytale stuff!

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    I have to confess that longtailed tits classify as some of our "usual suspects". They don't visit the garden every day, but often enough. We're very lucky with birds here as we're on the river with ancient woodland on the banks in may stretches (too steep to farm). And we get farmland birds as well.
    'The birds are the keepers of our secrets'

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    Re: Big Garden Birdwatch

    Its got off to a slow trickle at the moment:

    1 x Blackbird
    2 x Great Tits
    2 x Blue Tits
    1 x Robin

    I might have to ditch the peanut feeder and double up on the seed feeder as that is the most popular. Theres a gap under the bushes where the snow didn't get to so I will put some ground stuff down there for the Blackbirds.
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    Re: Big Garden Birdwatch

    Slim pickings in our survey hour:
    1 each: robin, fieldfare
    2 starlings
    3 each blackbird and house sparrow.

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    Re: Big Garden Birdwatch

    Just done ours:

    6 blackbirds
    13 chaffinches
    5 great tits
    7 blue tits
    1 nuthatch
    1 jay
    2 moorhens
    1 dunnock
    2 robins
    1 reed bunting
    4 house sparrows
    1 mallard
    1 coal tit
    1 greater spotted woodpecker
    1 little grebe
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    Couple of tits this afternoon.

    Now watering the whole garden for more wildlife later on in the week.

    Having a beer while watching the sprinkler.
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    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Was woken by the chorus around 4am this morning.

    One in particular "chirp chirp chirp" but don't know enough to identify it.

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    If you had a telescopic sight could you see it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Was woken by the chorus around 4am this morning.

    One in particular "chirp chirp chirp" but don't know enough to identify it.
    Chiffchaff perhaps? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP1qGx0xNdA
    They often chirps in threes: "chiffchaffchiff"
    No longer "resting"

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    Chiffchaff perhaps? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP1qGx0xNdA
    They often chirps in threes: "chiffchaffchiff"
    It may have been... certainly as likely as any of the other birds i've tried to identify it as.

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