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DVT

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Re: Local Wildlife
« Reply #1530 on: July 13, 2019, 02:14:46 PM »
Bodnant issue a weekly news letter to their staff and volunteers and the latest edition includes a report on the bird-ringing and monitioring of the nest boxes.  There are 42 nest boxes within the garden area, from the far end and up Furnace Wood areas, and there has been great success over the four years that this has been going on - a total of 389 young birds have fledged - with 137 of them being Pied Flycatchers.

Other boxes have been used by Great Tits (29 fledged this year) and Blue Tits (62).  One female blue tit fledged 7 then had a second clutch of 5 in the next nest box!

Certainly successful breeding at Bodnant - it's not just about the plants!


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« Reply #1531 on: July 13, 2019, 03:25:08 PM »
Excellent shots, DVT.
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« Reply #1532 on: July 13, 2019, 07:10:44 PM »
Can anyone please identify the young bird in the third pic - the miserable looking guy in the leaves! - as I thought it was one thing and others thought it was various other species.  I did briefly see the adult that was feeding him/her and it was not a robin, the chick was a loittle bit bigger than that.  I have been proved wrong before with earlier posts so I won't say what I think it is!

... incidentally, it wasn't me who put *** in my posting - the system must have decided the word was not acceptable, yet the plural version twice in the same sentence was deemed OK !!!

Ian

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Re: Local Wildlife
« Reply #1533 on: July 13, 2019, 07:39:52 PM »
I'll sort that.   Really no need for auto edit any more.  Our members are far too civilised :-)
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« Reply #1534 on: July 14, 2019, 11:49:00 AM »
I found the photos that Fester posted when he was lucky enough to see that Buzzard in his garden, it's quite a privilege to have seen such a sight

I didn't realise that it was posted on 2nd Nov 2010 so long ago.


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Re: Local Wildlife
« Reply #1535 on: July 14, 2019, 03:29:57 PM »
Wow, that was a quick 9 years or so!

I really wish I could have snapped a picture of it in flight, as it glided off over the roof of the house.
The plumage patterns under the wings were certainly a sight to behold.

I’ve never seen another one since, incidentally.
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Re: Local Wildlife
« Reply #1536 on: July 14, 2019, 03:39:32 PM »
Was trying to get a shot of a buzzard in flight the other day but trees kept getting in the way ... I'll let you know when I get it, they are fairly common nowadays.  Getting one still is very difficult though so well done to Fester for his shots.



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Re: Local Wildlife
« Reply #1537 on: July 14, 2019, 05:55:47 PM »
They're quite a common sight down the valley on the high roads. They often sit on fence posts - waiting.
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