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RE: Black bird in my garden
Actually consider making some plantings to make your garden bird friendly. We designed our garden as a bird- and butterfly garden, and it;s amazing how certain plants DO bring the birds in. Plant
Black bird in my garden
I have been watching and listening to a Back bird in the garden and he is singing but not opening his beak it is as if he is whispering or doing under his breath he has been eating the grapes off the
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Pipit ID quiz
WINTER has now almost settled in, and you’re walking the edge of a large reservoir when you flush a pipit from the flotsam on the shoreline. It’s almost impossible to hear it call with a cold brisk breeze rushing past your ears, but it settles down, enabling you to scope it from a short distance and assess the details of its plumage. It is clearly a member of the Water/Rock Pipit complex, but which species is it? Use our ID photo guide to analyse the photo, and let us know which pipit you think this is.