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Dark December ... Twelve pigeons perching ...


Dark December ...            Twelve pigeons perching ...

... plus two collared doves ...
can you spot all 14 birds ?



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lol, sounds like a different version of the 12 days of Christmas.

15 Dec, 2015

 

I can Terra. 10 days to Christmas. How is Conker doing? :-)

15 Dec, 2015

 

Conker doing well thanks Klahanie ... still taking tablets but he is very perky :o)

15 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Tt, I can see all 14, had to look carefully though, lol, Derek.

15 Dec, 2015

 

Well done Derek ... anyone who sees 28 has started early on the Christmas sherry ;o)

15 Dec, 2015

 

I can only see 13, perhaps I'd better have a sherry!

15 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Feverfew ...
yes, have a couple of sherries and then a re-count. :o)

15 Dec, 2015

 

I found 12 definites and two possibles but do need new specs...

15 Dec, 2015

 

Yes 14 birds a-perching! great shot on a dreary winter day TT :o)

15 Dec, 2015

 

Great pic Terra....who is going to do eleven...then ten...then nine? I already have three swans a swimming and one crow a crowing.

16 Dec, 2015

 

Took me two viewings to eventually find all 14 ... well captured on camera Terra!

16 Dec, 2015

 

Well done. Stera, Neena, Shirley and everyone who has found all 14 !
Linda .. all twelve numbers are on this blog I published last year... 10th Dec. 2014 ...
http://www.growsonyou.com/terratoonie/blog/27747--festive-sing-along

16 Dec, 2015

 

Ah... I've discovered new comments on my festive-sing-along blog from Dec. 2104. thanks all who've found it this week !

16 Dec, 2015

 

Just went to see your last Christmas blog, TT. It's brilliant, I love it, think I prefer your version to the original one.

16 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Greenfinger... thank you ... that's very kind ... I guess you sang along ... loudly ;o)

16 Dec, 2015

 

Yes, TT, I did & I showed it to my OH as well, now he is still singing it ....... over & over ......

16 Dec, 2015

 

ha ha ... sounds VERY festive in your household !

16 Dec, 2015

 

Found em all....despite my bad eyesight.....lol

16 Dec, 2015

 

I get some Pigeons..but mostly Morning Doves. They make weird calls...eeee!..eee! None of that cooing sounds.

17 Dec, 2015

 

We have more than 12 crows a crowing round here recently. Not all in one tree though. Chimbly pots, aerials, roof ridges. Aggressive looking chasing going on too.Perhaps they think it is Spring, as it is so mild? Then the days are so short they are confused perhaps? Probably just crow small talk about the strange weather. Have a lovely Christmas Terra and hope the doggies keep well too.

17 Dec, 2015

 

Bill Oddie has just been talking on Sky News .. says that birds are confused because of the mild weather, and some might already be thinking about nesting.

17 Dec, 2015

 

Plenty of Crows here. All year. They grab walnuts off of the native California walnuts next to my home...then fly up to only drop the walnuts in the street. Cars go by,POP goes the Walnut..and free food for the very smart crows. Ive seen them chase Hawks away.

17 Dec, 2015

 

Stan, seems like your crows have invented a game to see who can hit the most cars, lol.

On the left over in the wild native hedge there is a dead tree. Every morning when it gets light I see a parliament of rooks take off, circle a couple of times noisily then off they go over the hill.
On the right in the ash tree there is a lone crow that apart from the usual caw caw also makes a noise that sounds like the ratchet football goers used to twirl at football matches, after a while he takes off to the dead tree vacated by the rooks.
No signs of early nesting here but down in the villiage there are 2 cherry trees in blossom.

17 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Greenfingers, I'm not being pedantic, but I think the collective noun for rooks is a 'building' of rooks, and a 'parliament' of owls, Derek.

17 Dec, 2015

 

No,they don't hit the cars..they drop the walnuts in the street. Cars running over the walnuts are just really big walnut crackers to the Crow..clever heh? Sneaky birds. They really are smart. They must teach that to every new crow generation.

18 Dec, 2015

 

Derek, according to British Bird Lovers it can be for rooks too, there are several you could use:
rooks - a building of rooks .......
rooks - a clamour of rooks........
rooks - a parliament of rooks .....
owls - a parliament of owls ........
owls - a stare of owls .........
owls - a study of owls ........
owls - a wisdom of owls ......

Stan, very clever birds indeed.

18 Dec, 2015

 

Fascinating birdie comments ...
I wonder what is the term for a group of budgerigars ...
budgies ~ a conversation of budgies ?

18 Dec, 2015

 

Spotted them all TT, what a shame no partridge lol!

18 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Tt, according to Chambers concise dictionary, it's usually a chatter, but can also be referred to as a clatter, or a flock, all of which can be used for any group of birds, as can clamour, so you weren't very far away, lol, Derek.

18 Dec, 2015

 

Chatter of budgies sounds just right!

18 Dec, 2015

 

Lol, Derek.

18 Dec, 2015

 

Well done, Waddy ! :o)

Lol Derek and Green Finger ...
chatter sounds good !

19 Dec, 2015



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