Saturday, 4 May 2013

STRANGE BIRDS ....


We have seen these feathered friends feeding twice now on the dandelion seeds in our front garden and have been unable to identify them, we seek your assistance ? (What they are not is goldfinches)


                                                                 


Strange and inconsiderate parking by two lady drivers (birds) at the rear of the council offices in Birr

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  1. I'm not very good with birds, Mel, but they look like a kind of finch to me. And yes, inconsiderate parking indeed. Did you see them fly in? :)

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    1. Yes Val I saw both sets of birds fly in and fly out. As Iwas happily watching the world go by :)

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  2. I'm no expert, but we did a little research and it might be a Chipping Sparrow.

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    1. Thank you Janet and that is one type of sparrow I have never heard about, shall have to check out their normal habitat now that you have given me a name.

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  3. They do look like chipping sparrows. Quite common here.

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    1. Chipping Sparrow's, yes I took a look at them but these birds have a dark around the eye near the beak and down the throat - it has also been suggested to me that they might be fledgling Redpolls.
      So am still none the wiser :)

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  4. Can't help you with the birds, but they are very pretty. I quite often tuck a note under someone's windscreen pointing out their inconsiderate parking as it is one of my pet hates. But I also know people who do it on purpose to protect theiri precious cars! Grrrrr xxx

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  5. I feel that I ought to point out to you Heron that Ireland is a REPUBLIC and it's people are not the servile subjects that are given to obeying foreign laws. We are free thinkers who enact from our own will..... do I make myself clear ?

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  6. Oi tink wot dey are IS Goldfinches, me owld mate. An who da feck is Kate?

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    1. I have now had it confirmed by two ornithologists that those birds are Redpolls.

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  7. What lovely birds! Is it just me, or is this a rather wintery scene?
    As for the parking, I simply consider it organised chaos ...

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    1. I can see why you might consider it a wintry scene Dale: the colour of the sky and last years rose hips still present on the bush, due to my style of gardening or rather lack of :) !

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