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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Around the garden over the weekend

There is a family of Jackdaws in our neighbours chimmey pot. Now the young have fledged we often get 3 or 4 Jackdaws on the feeders at a time.
There has been an ongoing battle between the Jackdaw parents and the pigeon parents about who has control of the feeder.



I took this photo of the two baby pigeons on Friday afternoon, unfortunately when I went down the garden this morning one pigeon was gone completely and the remains of the other one was in the flower bed.
I am quite annoyed as I have been following these since the parents started to build the nest, through the eggs being laid and the babies hatching.

Can anyone answer this question - Do the same pigeons come back to the same tree every year?

This is the third year we have had pigeons nest in the garden, I wondered if it's the same ones.

The poor parents are just sitting on the fence now.


I put the trail camera down to see if whoever took the pigeons would come back for the remains.
The camera took a lot of films with two main suspects, a Magpie and a Crow.
The crow is the same one that hangs around the garden most afternoons.
I have choosen the least gory.

Don't watch the films if you are squeamish

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Silver Y moth

One a happy note, over the last week we have a new family of sparrows in the garden. Mum says she hasn't seen any sparrows in our garden for over 10 years.
They make a lot of noise.



A Raven flew over the garden yesterday afternoon, I only looked up because I heard it calling


6 comments:

  1. What trail camera do you use? I am thinking of buying one (possible a Little Acorn 5210A) but was wondering if you had any recommendations.

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  2. Hi, The Little Acorn 5210A is the one I have, there are better but more expensive ones, but I'm happy with this one for the moment.

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  3. Sad about the baby pigeons. It's always hard not to get emotionally attached to your back garden babies!
    Good news about the sparrows though. They're a big favourite in our house, but you're right they do make a lot of noise. They seem to have crazy moments where they all get over excited and then the noise is deafening.

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  4. Bug Mad Girl, GOOD NEWS - mum found the missing baby pigeon hiding under a rose bush, it seemed unharmed.

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  5. Oh that's great news - I'm sure it's mum and dad will keep a good eye on it.

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  6. Put it back in the nest and it survived last night. This morning one of the parents is sat on the nest with it.

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