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    Jan1
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    Re: Birds

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Aug 01 2017, 22:23

    @Long birder wrote:Hi Chris and Jan, I've eventually got on under another name.  I kept being told I was not a member nor would the site accept a new password. Very odd. Then it kept throwing at me repeated tests to show I was not a bot and suspected my attempts as hacking! I had to use a different email address and name to be accepted as a new member.
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    Great to see you Derek, so pleased you were successful in re-joining  cheers

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Birds

    Post by graham64 on Tue Aug 01 2017, 22:35

    @Jan1 wrote:
    @Long birder wrote:Hi Chris and Jan, I've eventually got on under another name.  I kept being told I was not a member nor would the site accept a new password. Very odd. Then it kept throwing at me repeated tests to show I was not a bot and suspected my attempts as hacking! I had to use a different email address and name to be accepted as a new member.
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    Great to see you Derek, so pleased you were successful in re-joining  cheers

    All the best Jan

    Hi Derek welcome back  Very Happy Can't figure out why your having so much trouble with your login I know Chris has had problems similar to yours on other sites but not on this forum


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    Re: Birds

    Post by chris c on Fri Aug 04 2017, 01:42

    Welcome back!

    Blackballed by a dietician probably.

    Yes I am mostly back to being allowed to post on blogs again, but there are still a few sites that won't even permit me to read them.

    Haven't been out and about much recently while my thyroid has been having a funny turn, it went higher and higher until I had more than doubled my Carbimazole, then I went through a strange state where I seemed to be getting symptoms of both high and low thyroid simultaneously, then it suddenly crashed and I'm only now getting back to normal. Add in the unpredictable weather and when I've been out it has mostly been on the farmland and heaths where I'm not far from the car but where there is nothing much out of the ordinary to see.

    Someone who lives on he farmland said he hadn't seen the Kites for a couple of years, and he hadn't seen the Buzzards recently either, which was strange because one had just flown right over my head and I was pretty sure I could hear youngsters mewing in the distance, but he HAD heard the Turtle Doves, only early in the morning. Nice to know I'm not the only one who misses things.

    Mealworm shortage is still ongoing, I'm nearly out of stock and since the shop has mostly been getting its supplies on wednesdays and I needed to go to a nearby town I called in for some today. Nope, this week the supply isn't arriving until tomorrow, but since the manager only lives a couple of villages away he very kindly suggested that if I paid for them he would deliver them on his way home tomorrow. I just about have enough left for the few remaining Blackbirds and Starlings and the Sparrows who have restarted visiting so presumably have another brood of nestlings.

    Masses of Swifts over the back field today, I wish I could get them into the kitchen to deal with some of the damn flies which have inundated the place since some manure piles were delivered to some nearby fields. I aborted my plans for a walk due to the cold blustery wind and the looks-like-rain clouds, which didn't just for a change. If it's as sunny as they threatened I might do Minsmere tomorrow and catch up with the waders and Little Gulls now passing through in some numbers.
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    Re: Birds

    Post by chris c on Mon Aug 07 2017, 23:58

    Mealworms arrived but so far a dearth of birdies to feed them to. I suspect since the fields have been cultivated there's plenty of food out the other side of the fence.

    Looked out the kitchen window the other morning and spotted three Buzzards wheeling over the field. Then I did a double take when I realised it was actually a pair of Buzzards escorting a Red Kite off the premises. Then I did a double double take when I realised it was a Buzzard escorting a pair of Red Kites off the premises! My bins were in the car and by the time I'd run out to fetch them and got back they had buggered off.

    Anyway I have a pretty good idea where they emanated from - like the one I saw recently also coming from the north - so next time I have enough energy I might walk some different farmland where there is a suitable wood with no public access behind the farm and see if they are around those parts, since they paired up they may have relocated from their previous wood and the farmland where I haven't seen them for a couple of years now - or they might be a new pair.

    There's been a Black Kite, apparently an escape from captivity judging by its ring, around another village for some years now, although I've never seen it. I'm told that has now paired up with a Red Kite, don't know if they can interbreed, and currently there's been another Black Kite hanging around elsewhere and believed to be wild.


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