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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Good night for Birds.

    Was out tonight on my club water..On the rough rd to the fishery I was entertained by a goldfinch bathing in the ford.50m further on a Stoat took an intrest in my car.Then a good sized family of adult and young LT tits had an Explosive exit from a bush I was passing.Got into the car park and a sedge warbler was in full throat.Magic.A family of Wagtails was making serious inroads into the Damsel populace. 3 visits from Ospreys resulted in three kills(must be feeding young) GC Grebes still have no young (i think the nest may have failed) Swans Cygnets(4) are at a size that I think they will survive the winter..Just before I left I clocked House Martins.Sand martins.Swallows and Swifts.all were all on the water.And a song thrush seranaded me as I left.
    1Fish.

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Default Re: Good night for Birds.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Was out tonight on my club water..On the rough rd to the fishery I was entertained by a goldfinch bathing in the ford.50m further on a Stoat took an intrest in my car.Then a good sized family of adult and young LT tits had an Explosive exit from a bush I was passing.Got into the car park and a sedge warbler was in full throat.Magic.A family of Wagtails was making serious inroads into the Damsel populace. 3 visits from Ospreys resulted in three kills(must be feeding young) GC Grebes still have no young (i think the nest may have failed) Swans Cygnets(4) are at a size that I think they will survive the winter..Just before I left I clocked House Martins.Sand martins.Swallows and Swifts.all were all on the water.And a song thrush seranaded me as I left.
    1Fish.

    Jim
    ...you forgot the partridge in the pear tree.. Good night for Birds.

    (sorry, my childishness is hard to contain at times!).

    Good that nature can adapt and thrive, despite all the pressure of human overpopulation, and all the industry required to support it..

    Cheers and home made beers,
    Luke.

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    Default Re: Good night for Birds.

    Lots of canada geese on my season ticket resser,they have just regained their flght feathers .
    the interesting bit i observed yesterday was them on the Coppermill stream picking overhanging black berries.
    also rather suprised to see a goldeneye hen with a brood of 12+ offspring in a wee flotilla ,some going there I wonder how many will survive!
    Andy Wren
    Still fishing but slowly!

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    Default Re: Good night for Birds.

    Did they have Nestboxes for the goldeneye(they nest up trees).That quite a rarity so far south.

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Default Re: Good night for Birds.

    Jim , I will ask the London wild life folks who play a big part of managing the complex of ressers .
    there are plenty of mature trees the ressers were built early last century!
    Andy Wren
    Still fishing but slowly!

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