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Yellow Hammer

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Yellow Hammer

I've seen this bird once or twice. They are all homing in at the moment...so cold!



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that's great Lulu

12 Mar, 2013

 

Do ya know what is is Paul (apart from a bird!)

12 Mar, 2013

 

is it a siskin?

http://www.ispyabird.co.uk/birds/siskin/slideshow?photo_id=23416

or a greenfinch?

http://www.ispyabird.co.uk/birds/greenfinch/slideshow?photo_id=23424

its very pretty

12 Mar, 2013

 

I think it's a siskin, I get quite a few in my garden.

12 Mar, 2013

 

It's so.....yellow! Great to see something different. I spotted several different species all feeding at the same time today.

12 Mar, 2013

 

Yellowhammer?

12 Mar, 2013

 

Great picture Lulu - I had two gorgeous Green Finches visit yesterday for the first time but they didn't go near any food. Maybe they were a scouting party for the others!
As much as I love watching the birds - it's so exciting to find a new species visiting, isn't it?

12 Mar, 2013

 

I bought some new bird food from wyevale, called 'peckish' 5 in one. Feeds all sorts of birdies.

12 Mar, 2013

 

It is a yellowhammer. I had them last year and my twitcher friend id'd it.. I've only seen mine once, very briefly this year. It is my favourite garden visitor!

12 Mar, 2013

 

yellow hammer

http://www.ispyabird.co.uk/birds/yellowhammer

they are all very similar!!

12 Mar, 2013

 

So my yellow stranger becomes a yellow hammer! Thanks for the id.

13 Mar, 2013

 

Are you going to call her 'Lily' Lulu?

13 Mar, 2013

 

All we have at present are four "homeless" pigeons and a pair of blackbirds in the Bay tree , and they have been there all winter .

13 Mar, 2013

 

unfortunately I have to stop feeding the big birds - have unwanted visitors.... stealing the bread...

13 Mar, 2013

 

Oh dear that's annoying. There's a trail for something going through my garden. Hope it's the fox rather then the rats!

14 Mar, 2013

 

well unfortunately I got two of the latter you mentioned. And now I am wondering who I am feeding. I thought I have a hedgehog living in my little garden.... not so sure anymore who is eating the cat food/raisins/apple mixture I am living under the potting bench...
just discovered few holes in my shed... action required quickly...

14 Mar, 2013

 

Best of luck Kasy! Rats are such a nuisance!

14 Mar, 2013

 

thanks Lulu.
will try some cat/dogs repellents, fix the rotten bits at the bottom of the shed...
I am sure Masha would deal with them best, but it's too cold/wet for her to be outside long enough...

15 Mar, 2013

 

Kasy, I just found a vole nesting near my veggie patch! Poor wee thing, I was clearing some pots, trays and old carpet I had left on the grass when clearing out the old plastic green house. I couldn't leave them in a pile in the middle of the garden, so poor wee thing lost its new cosy home!

19 Mar, 2013

 

oh, poor little soul....
I haven't seen my 2 visitors lately - but there is a tomcat (I call him Romeo) waiting for Masha to come out - so they must be scared and moved somewhere else...

21 Mar, 2013



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