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Yellow Hammers & Reed warblers in full breeding plumage ,they're opening and closing their beaks but gun   deafness prevents me hearing them anymore . Flock of about 40 peewits . 

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wave This morning the eider ducks were in the loch in front of my house.  First I have seen them this year.  Then this afternoon on the beach I heard them call their awoo sound to each other.   Wish you were here Toni!!  big_hug

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Tue 25-Feb-14
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I wish I was there too!  I am envious of you and Seth, especially about the Lapwings, I see so few nowadays. frown

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Tue 25-Feb-14
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If you come to our neck of the woods in France Toni, there are huge flocks of them!

There again, last time we were there, we also had a huge flock of sparrows (about 50) in our own garden  ok.

Yet I haven't seen a single sparrow in our garden here in Wiltshire. thumbs_down

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Tue 25-Feb-14
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Sentry duty successful now 2 Kestrels round  the nest box  .

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Mon 10-Mar-14
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Saw a very large bird in my Japanese Maple this morning but he had taken off before I could grab my camera. Some kind of small raptor, I think, with grey feathers and a very distinct raptor beak. I think he was after the sparrows that come to my bird feeders as they were all keeping well out of his way.

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Sun 23-Mar-14
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The quists are on the aggies  wave

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Sun 23-Mar-14
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Mon 24-Mar-14
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wave Quists wood pigeon (west country) Aggies new leaves on hawthorn (hampshire) . Aggies aka bread & cheese eaten by small boys , and big ones . Don't you love dialect .

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I knew about the Wood Pigeon but had no idea about the Hawthorn leaves.  Mine aren't sprouting yet.

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A couple of days ago I was walking along the path through the woods between Main Campus and the Gibbet Hill campus I saw a few jays. I don't remember seeing them in the woods before. It's mainly just pigeons, squirrels and magpies.

On the subject of pigeons, in the common room this morning there was one of the students feeding a tiny pigeon chick. She said she rescued it from her cat! It was a bit ugly, scruffy looking and its beak looked way too long for its body size.

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We saw a jay this week, too, Mike, and I don't think I have seen one here before (France), although we do have magpies. Still no sign of occupation in our owl box, sadly.

However, we are renovating a little cottage (formerly barn) where, in the past, the swallows have nested. We have had the electrician in to lay the cables, etc. and he has left them coiled while the renovation is going on. The swallows are so determined to get back to their barn, that they are trying to build nests in the coiled cables. I just wish they could go into another barn - it is so sad.

While the workmen have gone to lunch, the swallows seem to spend all that time racing into the barn - and I don't know where they are roosting at night - maybe in there, too.

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Oh I hope the swallows find somewhere else to build their nests soon, Val.

I'm keeping a lookout every day now for the house martins, they'll be back here soon.  Trouble is, our row of 4 tenanted farm cottages is having work done to the outsides soon, weather boards repaired/replaced, gutters cleaned out and the walls painted.  The workmen are due to start on 6 May......if the house martins have started building their mud nests under the eaves then, they'll be disturbed and destroyed frown.  Hopefully, they'll start again though when the workmen have gone.

We've seen hares quite a few times recently, they run out of one field and dash across the lane to another.

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Lots of Jays, Green Woodpeckers, Buzzards, Hawks, Red Kite. Can hear the Cuckoo. The bat is flying around in the evenings, the Barn Owl flies over the fields and a Crane was wandering along the bank of the stream this morning! Wonderful!

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On the way to La Rochelle from us (to pick up my Bro) we saw lots of stork nests - some storks on the nests and one in flight - and egrets.

The hoopoes are back too - and must be nesting somewhere close as we're seeing them daily now.

Redstarts and black redstarts; plus today there seems to be a little flock of goldfinches, singing their hearts out!

 

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