Identify this bird please

Identify this bird please

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Narcisus

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6,334 posts

248 months

Monday 4th January
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Boosted LS1 said:
They like conifers aren't at all shy. I've seen them in yews at churchyards a few times.
We have a Holly Tree that has always been very, very popular. God knows how many birds there are in it but on occasion they will be making such a racket and for some reason all go totally silent for a few seconds and then start up again !

Lots of birds seem to use it as a staging point to fly to the feeder.

SAB888

2,834 posts

175 months

Monday 4th January
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Narcisus said:
SAB888 said:
Saw a lovely little bird in the front garden this morning that I've never seen before although they seem to be all over the UK. It had a yellow/orange cap (it was cold!), and I've managed to identify it as a Goldcrest.
Yes they are superb colours. I had never seen one in our garden before until we put this feeder up a couple of months ago.
I've had loads of Goldfinches, up to 12 at one time, but never a Goldcrest. I thought the Wren was our smallest bird but it seems the Goldcrest beats it. Apparently they rarely visit bird tables and prefer gound feeding for insects.

Edited by SAB888 on Monday 4th January 13:55

Narcisus

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6,334 posts

248 months

Monday 4th January
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SAB888 said:
Narcisus said:
SAB888 said:
Saw a lovely little bird in the front garden this morning that I've never seen before although they seem to be all over the UK. It had a yellow/orange cap (it was cold!), and I've managed to identify it as a Goldcrest.
Yes they are superb colours. I had never seen one in our garden before until we put this feeder up a couple of months ago.
I've had loads of goldfinches, up to 12 at one time, but never a Goldcrest. I thought the wren was our smallest bird but it seems the Goldcrest beats it. Apparently they rarely visit bird tables and prefer gound feeding for insects.
Interesting never even heard of a Goldcrest ! I think I need to order myself a book. Looks like it has a little Mohican.

SAB888

2,834 posts

175 months

Monday 4th January
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Boosted LS1 said:
They like conifers aren't at all shy. I've seen them in yews at churchyards a few times.
Spoke to my neighbour about the Goldcrest and he knows more about birds than me, and he said he'd never seen one either so maybe just rare in our area.

Narcisus

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6,334 posts

248 months

Monday 4th January
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Another new one just now which I think was a Long Tailed Tit.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

26,690 posts

203 months

Monday 4th January
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Narcisus said:
Another new one just now which I think was a Long Tailed Tit.
They are nearly always in groups...keep your eyes open!

anonymous-user

22 months

Monday 4th January
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Narcisus said:
Another new one just now which I think was a Long Tailed Tit.
We get them regular........ often in a mob flitting from tree to tree

Boosted LS1

20,067 posts

228 months

Monday 4th January
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They're not common near me either but on the few occasions I've seen them they've not been shy. They have an unusual call that always get my attention.

Narcisus

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6,334 posts

248 months

Monday 4th January
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Narcisus said:
Another new one just now which I think was a Long Tailed Tit.
They are nearly always in groups...keep your eyes open!
Yes 3 of them at the time !

tedmus

1,666 posts

103 months

Monday 4th January
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Narcisus said:
2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Narcisus said:
Another new one just now which I think was a Long Tailed Tit.
They are nearly always in groups...keep your eyes open!
Yes 3 of them at the time !
We get a group of 6 coming through work every now and again, lovely to see them.

Like little feathery lollipops!

Narcisus

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6,334 posts

248 months

Thursday 10th June
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Narcisus said:
Who would have thought I would enjoy watching birds !!

So far ive identified :

House Sparrows
Black Birds
Blue Tits
Chaffinch
Woodpidgeon
Collared Dove
Great Tit
Robin ( imposter )
Dunnock
Tree Sparrow
Goldfinch ( really lovely )
Bullfinch
Coal Tit
Carrion Crow
Magpie
Jay
Monk Parakeet

If someone could ID this one for me please ? Sorry for the poor quality pic snap shot through double glazing and it's a fair distance.


New visitor today I have identified as a Bullfinch never seen one before very striking !

Turn7

20,215 posts

189 months

Thursday 10th June
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Pretty sure that’s a Nuthatch tbh....

silvagod

998 posts

128 months

Thursday 10th June
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Narcisus said:
Narcisus said:
Who would have thought I would enjoy watching birds !!

So far ive identified :

House Sparrows
Black Birds
Blue Tits
Chaffinch
Woodpidgeon
Collared Dove
Great Tit
Robin ( imposter )
Dunnock
Tree Sparrow
Goldfinch ( really lovely )
Bullfinch
Coal Tit
Carrion Crow
Magpie
Jay
Monk Parakeet

If someone could ID this one for me please ? Sorry for the poor quality pic snap shot through double glazing and it's a fair distance.


New visitor today I have identified as a Bullfinch never seen one before very striking !
You've got Bullfinch in the list above, have you seen it twice now? :P

spikeyhead

12,859 posts

165 months

Thursday 10th June
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greenfinch?

Narcisus

Original Poster:

6,334 posts

248 months

Thursday 10th June
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silvagod said:
Narcisus said:
Narcisus said:
Who would have thought I would enjoy watching birds !!

So far ive identified :

House Sparrows
Black Birds
Blue Tits
Chaffinch
Woodpidgeon
Collared Dove
Great Tit
Robin ( imposter )
Dunnock
Tree Sparrow
Goldfinch ( really lovely )
Bullfinch
Coal Tit
Carrion Crow
Magpie
Jay
Monk Parakeet

If someone could ID this one for me please ? Sorry for the poor quality pic snap shot through double glazing and it's a fair distance.


New visitor today I have identified as a Bullfinch never seen one before very striking !
You've got Bullfinch in the list above, have you seen it twice now? :P
Haha ! No this is def the first time ! I was only an amateur bird spotter then ! First time it was probably a Magpie !

I’ll keep the cam outside and see if I can get a pic.

Narcisus

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Thursday 10th June
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SAB888

2,834 posts

175 months

Thursday 10th June
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Narcisus said:
New visitor today I have identified as a Bullfinch never seen one before very striking !
Looks like a European Nuthatch. It's not a Bullfinch.

Narcisus

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6,334 posts

248 months

Thursday 10th June
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SAB888 said:
Narcisus said:
New visitor today I have identified as a Bullfinch never seen one before very striking !
Looks like a European Nuthatch. It's not a Bullfinch.
Have a read of the thread smile

Boosted LS1

20,067 posts

228 months

Thursday 10th June
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SAB888 said:
Narcisus said:
New visitor today I have identified as a Bullfinch never seen one before very striking !
Looks like a European Nuthatch. It's not a Bullfinch.
Nah, it's british!

Narcisus

Original Poster:

6,334 posts

248 months

Thursday 10th June
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Boosted LS1 said:
SAB888 said:
Narcisus said:
New visitor today I have identified as a Bullfinch never seen one before very striking !
Looks like a European Nuthatch. It's not a Bullfinch.
Nah, it's british!
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