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« Reply #45 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 09:58:40 »

I saw loads of Turkey's, Chickens, Pheasants, Ducks, Geese, Partridge's and some Quail in my mates butchers shop just before Christmas. A twitchers paradsie if you ask me. The best sighting was some Great Tits flocking into the shop as I was walking out.

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« Reply #46 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 15:41:28 »

Saw a cuckoo take over a nest and chuck the eggs out when I was in Petts Wood, Outer London, last month. Must be quite a rare sight Hmmm
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« Reply #47 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 15:45:36 »

Saw a cuckoo take over a nest and chuck the eggs out when I was in Petts Wood, Outer London, last month. Must be quite a rare sight Hmmm
It would be extremely rare in November, yes...some may even say impossible Roll Eyes
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« Reply #48 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 15:50:28 »

I expect loads of birds coincide their egg laying with freezing temperatures. Makes sense.
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« Reply #49 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 15:52:40 »

It would be extremely rare in November, yes...some may even say impossible Roll Eyes

Good point, my dad claimed that was what he saw, neither of us are ornitholgically clued up, he was eager to tell my Uncle who is very much a twitcher. Feel like a right berk now  Doh "Now"? Hows about always  Crying
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« Reply #50 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 15:54:51 »

Good point, my dad claimed that was what he saw, neither of us are ornitholgically clued up, he was eager to tell my Uncle who is very much a twitcher. Feel like a right berk now  Doh "Now"? Hows about always  Crying
Not saying you didn't see it, just not at that time of year Wink
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« Reply #51 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 16:10:46 »

I expect loads of birds coincide their egg laying with freezing temperatures. Makes sense.

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« Reply #52 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 16:44:19 »

Penguin eggs..... in trees, naturally.
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« Reply #53 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 16:54:07 »

Saw a cuckoo take over a nest and chuck the eggs out when I was in Petts Wood, Outer London, last month. Must be quite a rare sight Hmmm
Thought I saw a pair 6-8 weeks ago, my mate convinced me it was jays that I saw....
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« Reply #54 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 17:08:42 »

Thought I saw a pair 6-8 weeks ago, my mate convinced me it was jays that I saw....
Cuckoos left for Africa months ago (sensible). They're not that common a sight when they are over here.
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« Reply #55 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 17:17:55 »

Birds have typical breeding patterns...thats not to say that some of every species will do things different at certain times and breed and nest at a completly different time of year to what is normal.
I have seen a lot more Jays this year,but a lot less of the Kestrel.
Magpies are as common as ever as is the scrounging Seagull.
The suicidal Pidgeon has been prominent and i saw a lot more flocks of Starlings this year.
I even saw a Tawny Owl mocking a crow...the Owl whispering under clenched beak you Twit you to the bemused looking crow.
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« Reply #56 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 19:04:11 »

Birds have typical breeding patterns...thats not to say that some of every species will do things different at certain times and breed and nest at a completly different time of year to what is normal.
I have seen a lot more Jays this year,but a lot less of the Kestrel.
Magpies are as common as ever as is the scrounging Seagull.
The suicidal Pidgeon has been prominent and i saw a lot more flocks of Starlings this year.
I even saw a Tawny Owl mocking a crow...the Owl whispering under clenched beak you Twit you to the bemused looking crow.
birds may breed early or late in the case of exceptionally mild weather but that would only occur around the breeding season. Its extremely unlikely to see birds nest at this time of year, particularly given Dostoyevsky's instance of two different species choosing to breed out of season in such close proximity
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« Reply #57 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 20:22:15 »

Saw a red kite today...south of Salisbury...lovely.
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« Reply #58 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 20:23:41 »

Saw a red kite today...south of Salisbury...lovely.

Saw one the other day down here-had to slow down for it as it picked at some road kill,magnificent sight
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« Reply #59 on: Friday, December 28, 2012, 21:43:40 »

It was near Stowford on the hill near Devizes road.
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