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  • #31
    Fantastic. The blue tit chicks in our nest are cheeping constantly now. Mum and dad are working hard.

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    • #32
      Just walked past the box in our garden very much the same .
      The parents are certainly putting the mileage now feeding their brood .

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      • #33
        My Blue Tits will have been feeding their young for 3 weeks tomorrow, fledging day is imminent!
        Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

        Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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        • #34
          They fledged on 28th and 29th. Never known that before, fledging spread over two days. I now have empty nest syndrome, so used to the parents darting in and out hundreds of times a day, shouting at me to get out of the way, now it's silent.
          Last edited by peanut; 30-05-2020, 03:33 PM.
          Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

          Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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          • #35
            We have baby Blue Tits everywhere today, I don't think they are from my nest boxes, I haven't checked.
            If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.

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            • #36
              I missed them fledging ! Came out the other morning and the cheeping had stopped. Feel slightly bereft. We did see what might have been one of the babies in the tree and the family did a bit of a flypast yesterday.

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              • #37
                First 2 swallows to leave the nest. Perched on wire just outside downstairs bathroom. Their nest is in the woodshed opposite.

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                • #38
                  Not sure if you will be able to listen to this:

                  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sQO...ew?usp=sharing

                  You may need to cut and paste the link into a new tab.
                  Does anyone recognise this bird? It started making a racket about 3:30 in the morning.

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                  • #39
                    Copy & pasting the link didn’t work but have you had a look on the birdsong ID rspb page it’s helpful -
                    https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...-bird-is-that/

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Jungle Jane View Post
                      Copy & pasting the link didn’t work but have you had a look on the birdsong ID rspb page it’s helpful -
                      https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...-bird-is-that/
                      Just clicking on it works actually In preview it didn't. . I tried those rspb songs but none seemed to match very well. I don't know many birdsongs. The chifchaf is one I do know that is decidedly un-melodic. This one is quite repetitive. It could be a blackbird but I thought they were bit more melodic. May be we have some blackbirds that can't sing very well round here.

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                      • #41
                        I dont know that one. Could be that its 'messaging ' another bird.
                        I have great tits nesting and ive learnt different calls they do to each other as one is approaching nest say, I'm.around, dogs about .or other birds.
                        Living around the wet and windy scottish border, otherwise known as 'no man's land' .

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Containergardener View Post
                          I dont know that one. Could be that its 'messaging ' another bird.
                          I have great tits nesting and ive learnt different calls they do to each other as one is approaching nest say, I'm.around, dogs about .or other birds.
                          Could be a great tits. There seem to be a few all singing similarly. May be making a racket to keep magpies away from nests.

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                          • #43
                            There are some apps to identify birdsong . Could try that?
                            Living around the wet and windy scottish border, otherwise known as 'no man's land' .

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                            • #44
                              Yes thanks I can work it do you think it sounds like this song thrush,the wolf whistle type sounds? This rspb has every bird song with a-z of birds it’s an excellent site to go through listening to them all,if you like bird song
                              https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...z/song-thrush/
                              It says “Its habit of repeating song phrases distinguish it from singing blackbirds”. Sounds similar?
                              Last edited by Jungle Jane; 19-06-2020, 04:37 PM.

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                              • #45
                                Goldfinch nest (we think) amongst the grapevines on the next allotment. 5 eggs!
                                Last edited by MelanieSW; 22-06-2020, 06:33 PM.

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