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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by nan » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:38 pm

this morning O/\

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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by Flutterby » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:32 pm

Lovely birdies nan. \O

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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by Super Mongoose » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:50 pm

Love the birdies nana!

Is it home made seed balls in the bags? I'm really looking for a good recipe...
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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by nan » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:17 pm

Super Mongoose wrote: Love the birdies nana!

Is it home made seed balls in the bags? I'm really looking for a good recipe...
no, I bought the balls with the plastic fillet and then the rest is home made
and I put ONLY if weather is cold/snowy... was snowy 2-3 days ago, then almost finished today... in the sun 0*\
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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by vinkie » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:32 pm

great pictures nan \O

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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by okie » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:21 pm

Saturday morning when I stepped out into the back-yard , I had this visitor sitting high up in the dried up Eucalyptus tree ; a Gymnogene O\/
Not a great pic , but what a wow moment :-0


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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:36 pm

Wow! What a visitor O/\ O/\
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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by nan » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:43 pm

what a chance O\/ O\/ O\/ O/\ O/\ O/\
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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by Flutterby » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:34 am

Fantastic!! ^Q^ ^Q^ Never even seen one in the wild never mind my backyard!! O**

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Re: Backyard wildlife

Post by okie » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:02 am

Yes I am very fortunate . This one is a regular visitor , usually overflying early mornings , and this is only the first time it perched in this tree . Previously perched twice , but further away from the house .

But I am also very fortunate , with several other raptors visiting , sitting on that tree , or in hunting mode for doves , or guinea fowls and their chicks . Other raptors that came to visit me like this were : Booted eagle ( once only ) , Steppe Buzzard ( annually ) , Jackal Buzzard (resident ) , Black Sparrowhawk ( regular ) , African goshawk ( two or three times - hunting ) , Peregrine falcon , Lanner falcon , Rock Kestrel ( resident ) , Lesser Kestrel ( annual ) , Black shouldered kite ( resident ) , as well as a pair of resident Spotted eagle owls :-) .
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