Archive Birdspotting

Roof Ornament


That pigeon was sitting on the roof like a gargoyle! :-)

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Constructor


That is a Wood Pigeon with some twigs in its beak sitting on my kitchen windowsill – it’s building a nest in the thick ivy that grows in the corner left of my window! I had been wondering about all the recent cooing and flapping, but now I’ve actually seen them fly into the ivy. They first land in the Rowan, then go up to my windowsill and from there they almost throw themselves into the ivy.

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Balcony Boss


This little one here seemed to think it owns my balcony!

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Robinsong

Here’s the video of that little Robin who was using the Maple as a broadcasting tower. I filmed this handheld, so it’s a little bit shaky and I didn’t want to use any filters, but you can really hear the Robin sing its heart out! This embedded version is locally hosted, but you can also watch the Youtube version here, although the quality might not be as good due to the reprocessing.

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Robin at Work


This little Robin was singing so loud that you could hear it all over the backyard!

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The Glint in the Magpie’s Eye


I think this one was giving me the eye too, although I took it with full zoom and was far away!

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Pigeon Attitude


It’s giving me THE EYE! :-)

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Old Friends


I’m pretty sure it’s the same pair of pigeons staking out the balcony every year.

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Not Incognito


The LBB – Little Brown Bird – was back and thanks to one of the awesome commenters over on Google+ I now know that this is a Dunnock or Heckenbraunelle!

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The Perch


This Great Tit demonstrates what all small birds seem to do around here: pick a seed from the birdfeeder and then sit on the metal rod on which the feeder hangs. This one had just shelled a sunflower seed and didn’t seem to notice the piece of fluff hanging on its tail!

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