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Wed 29-Jun-16
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This year we've had a pied wagtail in our garden - never had one of those before, although husband says there's a flock of about 50 in his works car park!  However, although I've only ever seen one bird at a time, there must be a pair and they've nested nearby, as this morning there's a parent bird feeding two chicks in the garden.  How lovely.  And the chicks are so well behaved, just standing there on the grass patiently and quietly waiting for parent to feed them.  So unlike the starling chicks, who noisily squabble, fight and screech.

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The Starling Chicks are certainly noisy, but they are pretty, and the Ones in my Garden, are not afraid of me.  I have one Magpie which is almost Resident, have only seen two, once or twice.  Have had a rusty Breast, tiny Bird, recently, not a Robin, as much smaller, and eating the Fat Balls.  Think I may have to buy shares in the Fatball Factory !

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Funny thing, despite repeatedly hanging out the fatballs, our birds are not interested and they end up being thrown - yet in France we have flocks of sparrows, blue tits and great tits attacking the fatballs - like you Tina, I have to keep buying them. Sadly, not in here in the UK.

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Went to Stamford today, and going through the Deepings Roy said "circling buzzard". Ummm says I and we both looked again and it was a Red Kite. Seen one thereabouts several times now. Actually seen one briefly through my sitting room window. Always magnificent to see, though we don't have the numbers like in the Stokenchurch cutting.

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How wonderful, Jean, I just love seeing red kites - gorgeous birds.  We occasionally see them when driving up to Northampton through Oxfordshire, and of course saw lots at Nant yr Arian near Aberystwyth when we were on hols in Wales a few years ago.

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We have yet to see red kites when we visit our son in Cambridgeshire.  However, we do love Stamford, especially the Friday market.

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Last week, and driving through Marlborough, we were amongst a group of cars going in a westerly direction, but no cars in the opposite direction, when suddenly a red kite swooped down to retrieve something from the other side of the road. It's size and colour was incredible to see close-up. 

While visiting our son on the outskirts of Reading, there are so many kites, they are often circling just above his garden, although we've been told that some people are actually feeding them, as in Buckinghamshire, too, where you can see plenty in the sky. It's good to see them in such numbers again. ok

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I see them very frequently when we go about the countryside and I do love them so.  Every now and then I see an odd Kite or Buzzard from my bedroom window, that is always a red letter day.  We even have Little Egrets here.

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