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Post Info TOPIC: BERNARD HOOLEY,KEARSLEY(COVID-19 GARDEN LOCKDOWN 2)


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A pair of Blue Tits trying out our nest box this morning.

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A common buzzard flew westerly over my back garden yesterday.
I heard it mewing before I saw it. The Starling flock has returned
in large numbers. back to one Grey Wagtail. The female has gone
missing.

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a dearth of birds in my garden since the moron who lives
behind me cleared all the brambles and medium sized bushes
from the back street that divides us. The only visitors yesterday
were our large flock of starlings ,a grey wagtail and a pair of
wood pigeons. No sign of our small flock of house sparrows.
He has replaced his fence panels.He could have done this
from inside his garden.

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The Grey Wagtail which has been visiting my garden since
October turned up this afternoon with a female companion.
The nearest water to here is a stream which runs parallel
to Stoneclough about 300 yds in a straight line.Which may
be were they may emanate from.

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Since the visit of the Sparrowhawk about 2 weeks ago
my garden has turned into an avian desert.

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3 Ravens cronking over my back garden.A first for the garden
number 21/

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25 days since any new birds in my garden. A wren was bird
number 20of this lockdown. 



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3 new birds today. 2 Goldfinches 2 Collared Doves. I was going to wash my
hands in the kitchen this afternoon when I saw this large bird on the garden
path.It was a sparrowhawk and it had a Starling in its talons and was plucking
at its breast.Sadly the Starling died. I opened the back door but the raptor
refused to move and carried on feeding ,staring me out. I closed the door
and it flew into the large conifer behind our house.My wife was very upset.
At first she thought it might have been Wally our resident Grey Wagtail but
thankfully it wasnt. Garden total now 18. GM list now 52.

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At 10 am yesterday there were 52 starlings on the telephone
wires behind my house .No new birds .The list still stands at 15.

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I have an adult Blackbird visiting my garden on a regular
basis. It has full adult plumage, except its beak is black
and not yellow. I am wondering if it is a European bird.

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I have an adult Blackbird visiting my garden on a regular
basis. It has full adult plumage, except its beak is black
and not yellow. I am wondering if it is a European bird.

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Birds seen in my garden since lockdown on Monday:
Black Headed Gull (over)
Robin
Herring Gull (over)
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Blackbird
Tree Sparrow
Grey Wagtail
Wood Pigeon (over)
Magpie
Carrion Crow (over)
House Sparrow
Blue Tit
Starling
Lesser Black Backed Gull

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My back garden is 30 feet long x 20 feet wide surrounded by a 10 foot wall .
It is primarily used for vegetables. It has a bird table and plenty feeders.
My front garden is all flowers and a large bush,it attracts lots of insects
including grasshoppers from next doors jungle.The best birds visiting at
the moment on a daily basis are a Tree sparrow and a Grey Wagtail .
Bernard.



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