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#181 longboard

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

We've just had a far too rare visit from our local Jay in our garden.  A lovely bird but very shy.  He doesn't seem to like squirrels very much though given by the crawing he was giving one that was too close to him,

 

Jays are usually quite wary birds, although I used to get one watching me in the garden for some reason. They become more noticeable when the leaves have gone from the trees. They can be quite busy at this time of year making their caches of acorns etc.

 

Jay also used to be a term for a showy woman.



#182 longboard

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:50 PM

It seems there has been a bumper crop of apples everywhere in Bradford this year.

 

Aye.

It's been a good year for fruits.



#183 Larry the Leit

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

It seems there has been a bumper crop of apples everywhere in Bradford this year.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:05 PM

a nuthatch has been pershing on the living room window ledge at our gaff oveer the last few days

beautiful little bird


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#185 Leeds Wire

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

a nuthatch has been pershing on the living room window ledge at our gaff oveer the last few days
beautiful little bird


Gorgeous little things, aren't they? Have you seen them at Golden Acre? They are really visible around the path separating the park from Adel Dam.

There are also at least two Jays at the top end of the park in the woods. As someone has already said, they are really busy at this time of year. Also, there are two or three little clearings in the woods where my kids got great #### and robins eating out of their hands!

Also look out for the arrival of flocks of fieldfares about this time of year, really colourful and sociable birds.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:31 AM

Gorgeous little things, aren't they? Have you seen them at Golden Acre? They are really visible around the path separating the park from Adel Dam.

There are also at least two Jays at the top end of the park in the woods. As someone has already said, they are really busy at this time of year. Also, there are two or three little clearings in the woods where my kids got great #### and robins eating out of their hands!

Also look out for the arrival of flocks of fieldfares about this time of year, really colourful and sociable birds.

Fieldfares are really handsome
Seven arches is a few hundred yards from our gaff there's lots if jays around there throughout the year
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#187 Leeds Wire

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:44 AM

Fieldfares are really handsome
Seven arches is a few hundred yards from our gaff there's lots if jays around there throughout the year


I've never managed to find seven arches! Tried and given up several times, walking through the woods from Alwoodley cricket club.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:15 PM

I've never managed to find seven arches! Tried and given up several times, walking through the woods from Alwoodley cricket club.

Carry on walking on thé long straight path from thé cricket club through the Woods left at the slabbering baby: thats thé spring that emerges from thé stone fountain just follow thé track and the seven arches will appear through the trees

When you get there and have had à look you can éither turn back or follow the path bearing immediately right and turn right again at a small crossroads in the track

Our gaff is to the left in front of you, the farm is on thé Wright.

Turn right at the farm and walk à few yards onto spring hill

Follow thé track past the houses back into thé woods over the beck And you are back on the straight track to alwoodey cricket club and leos rufc


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

Gorgeous little things, aren't they? Have you seen them at Golden Acre? They are really visible around the path separating the park from Adel Dam.

There are also at least two Jays at the top end of the park in the woods. As someone has already said, they are really busy at this time of year. Also, there are two or three little clearings in the woods where my kids got great #### and robins eating out of their hands!

Also look out for the arrival of flocks of fieldfares about this time of year, really colourful and sociable birds.

 

Yes. There have been lots of fieldfares and redwings piling into the country in recent weeks.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:47 PM

The estate wher I live backs on to open farmland ... less than three miles from the city centre, illustrating the surprisingly rural aspect of much of Bradford.

We have had a fair few more "proper" birds on my street this year because someone must have shot a fair few of the crows and magpies that have previously predated on them.

 

Well done to whoever it was.


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#191 ckn

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:31 PM

The estate wher I live backs on to open farmland ... less than three miles from the city centre, illustrating the surprisingly rural aspect of much of Bradford.

We have had a fair few more "proper" birds on my street this year because someone must have shot a fair few of the crows and magpies that have previously predated on them.

 

Well done to whoever it was.

For some reason we've had far fewer magpies around this way this year for some reason.  There have been times in the past when you couldn't count how many magpies were sitting in the field behind our house, this year you get the occasional pair but none of the swarms of adolescent ones in previous years.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

I was just going out to clean the junk out of the bird bath from yesterday's wind and stopped myself as I noticed two Jays in the garden.  That's the first time I've ever seen two of them in my garden.  They were quite happily picking away at the detritus left from the wind for quite a while before flying off after the next meal.


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#193 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:29 AM

I saw a heron on the neighbours roof this morning.


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#194 Johnoco

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:32 PM

I saw a heron on the neighbours roof this morning.

I see a lot of Herons flying round Idle. Possibly due to the proximity of the canal.

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#195 Old Frightful

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:59 PM

I see a lot of Herons flying round Idle. 

I find that difficult to believe.

 

Must take a lot of effort flapping those large wings.


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#196 Johnoco

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:03 PM

I find that difficult to believe.

 

Must take a lot of effort flapping those large wings.

Very good! 


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