Your Wildlife Sightings!

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  1. cidermaster Gold Member Gold Member

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    The local pair of Peregrine were patrolling my local patch this morning,superb birds,always special seeing them.
     
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    I thought that my eyes were playing tricks on me today . When I parked on arriving home , I saw a Magpie . So what you'll likely be thinking . I have lived here for my 50 plus years , and that's the first ever sighting of a Magpie in my home town that I've seen . I live in Perthshire .
     
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    Yes i get it,Magpies are common in the central belt of Scotland,but elsewhere somewhat local to scarce,very scarce and rare.I have been to Speyside on many an occasion and have still not seen a Magpie.
     
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    Took the dug out and the wee Fox I’ve been giving the scraps of food to is sitting on my doorsteps, I gave it two chicken * I had made to put in pasta for work. I’m a soft *.
     
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    Saw my first Fieldfare of the year this morning.
     
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    6 Whooper Swans flew over my local patch mid morning today with their full of atmosphere honking call,fantastic.Infact one lagged behind a bit and called louder than the others,appeared to be saying "Wait For Me,Wait For Me!" They seemed to slow down as they turned and all 6 were soon together.:lol:
     
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    Today at 12.30pm i stumbled across a fine male Waxwing on my local patch,super local record,and off i went to enjoy the Bhoys stuffing the Diets!!
    Oh and yesterday 3 Crossbill flew over my local patch as well,one of them a fine Male.
     
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    Thousands of filthy animals spotted at Murrayfield today. 3 goals from the good ghuys scared them off and they headed home disappointed.
     
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    PS Hope to see more Post by you in our Wildlife Topic on here:50:
     
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    There is a Siberian Rubythroat on Fair Isle today,the cool Lady Warden took a couple of visitors to see a Bluethroat she found and then she found a Siberian Rubythroat,only the 14th UK Record,the 8th for Fair Isle,what a Sunday indeed!!!
    I reckon this stunning bird stopped on Fair Island to try and see the Celtic Game,thought it was Lerwick:56:
     
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    This morning on my local patch 5 cool Brambling flew overhead with their cool call,also a stonkng Male Crossbill was noted,usual patrolling Jays,the local pair of Raven.12 Skylark also flew overhead and a female Sparrowhawk was busy hunting.
     
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    WAXWINGS mate. Jealous as *. Some day you had.
     
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    Good news more and more are appearing in many parts of Scotland,there is a Berry crop shortage in northern Russia so we could be in for Waxwing invasion on these Islands:36:
     
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    That's great news mate. Hopefully another 'Waxwing Winter' like we had a few years ago. My daughter and I were walking around looking at every berry tree, every small flock of birds hoping to see them. We were lucky on numerous ocassions.
     
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    You know the score good pal,just like our beloved team:36:
     
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    Yesterday a Grey Heron and a Little Egret were close to each other feeding on my local beach,30 years a ago the Little Egret was a true rarity.Also yesterday a flock of 20 Lapwing were noted on a local large field.
    This morning a splendid female Merlin flew over my local patch,always a joy,it was an Icelandic bird,slightly bigger than ours.Also 2 cool bright male Bullfinchs noted and a female Sparrowhawk being mobbed by a Carrion Crow.
     
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    I was walking out my door this morning, and got ATTACKED, yes,ATTACKED, by the biggest Red Admiral butterfly you've ever seen. What made it worse was the fits of laughter my wife was in. She didn't even attempt to help me. All I got was,"Grow up ya big baby, it's only a butterfly, and it's NOT a monster". Took me a while to calm down.
    On a brighter note, I also witnessed a squabble between a Tree Sparrow, a Wren and a couple of House Sparrows while I was picking my daughter up from work. The House Sparrows won the squabble fairly easily. Great to watch mind you.
     
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    :56: I take it your favourite comedy is Butterflies!!!:rofl:
     
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    Just got in from the old local could hear a couple of Redwing overhead,talking of Redwing i had a lovely view of this handsome little Thrush in a sizable tree next to a pair of Mistle Thrushes on my local patch this morning.Also seen on that outing with my usual partner in crime Ruby Boxer(the brains of the outfit) 2 Sparrowhawks,a Brambling and a mega close up of a Treecreeper.
    Oh yesterday a Grey Heron flew quite low over my house croaking.
     
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