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Well these aren’t in the garden but this is fantastic.
It’s a Kittiwake tower in Gateshead built to take them away from the Baltic Flour Mill when it was converted into an art centre.
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I’m gonna have a feeder like that in our garden one day. And the bloody starlings won’t be welcome on that either.



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Not from my garden but one of my favourite bird photos I’ve taken
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If you’re a bird lover go and look through Carl’s photos.


https://twitter.com/CarlBovisNature?s=21


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Darran wrote:
14 Jul 2020 12:32
If you’re a bird lover go and look through Carl’s photos.


https://twitter.com/CarlBovisNature?s=21
I've often wondered which Somerset village he lives in. He's quite well known around where I live and his pic of the Great White Egret was probably taken at Ham Wall reserve where I spent a few hours this morning and I saw one too. He's a fantastic photographer but I sometimes wonder when he has time to do anything else!



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karnataka wrote:
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Darran wrote:
14 Jul 2020 12:32
If you’re a bird lover go and look through Carl’s photos.


https://twitter.com/CarlBovisNature?s=21
I've often wondered which Somerset village he lives in. He's quite well known around where I live and his pic of the Great White Egret was probably taken at Ham Wall reserve where I spent a few hours this morning and I saw one too. He's a fantastic photographer but I sometimes wonder when he has time to do anything else!
He’s making a bit of money out of it now too.


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Saw this gull and thought it would never be able to cope with this fish. It certainly could 🙄
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Another great twitter account worth looking through is Jim from across the pond.

https://twitter.com/HappyPixr?s=21


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Muteswan wrote:
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Saw this gull and thought it would never be able to cope with this fish. It certainly could 🙄992503F9-8109-48BB-A4F4-36B5DAD34600.jpeg
Google ‘seagull eating rabbit’, they’re pretty horrible critters imo. I went off them over 40 years ago whilst watching a bloke down the docks filleting some flatties that had been caught. There were loads of gulls there and when the bloke filleted the fish he’d flick the bits off the table and a gull would eat it. This gull swallowed a beakful and another gull stuck its head down the gull’s throat to get it!




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My Neighbour has bird feeders and can see a lot of birds flying over my garden. But recently 2 Hawks have appeared and one pinned a pigeon down which looked very messy.

The other Hawk made off with a sparrow at the weekend



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Came across this beautiful Kestrel on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path this morning.
https://i.postimg.cc/nrq5xC2t/424-AAD52 ... 860633.jpg
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Lifelong wrote:
17 Jul 2020 20:03
Came across this beautiful Kestrel on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path this morning.
https://i.postimg.cc/nrq5xC2t/424-AAD52 ... 860633.jpg
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Lovely pics!


Haven't seen one for yonks. They used to be everywhere 25 years ago.



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Lifelong wrote:
17 Jul 2020 20:03
Came across this beautiful Kestrel on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path this morning.
https://i.postimg.cc/nrq5xC2t/424-AAD52 ... 860633.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/856Xdjqr/544-CA074 ... EF2-DD.jpg
Nice pics, one of this year's newbies I reckon.



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