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#271 sprockerjay

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:50 pm

What mint thread hats of to all you lads getting out their with your cameras and putting in the effort cheers aidy

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:04 am

What mint thread hats of to all you lads getting out their with your cameras and putting in the effort cheers aidy

tbh aidy most of the nests i found are right on my doorstep and found while taking the dogs out for a walk,and with small garden birds they usually nest at the sides of paths in bramble bushes or hedgerows and you can find most quite easily by tapping the cover with a egging stick and the bird flys out giving its nesting area away :thumbs:


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:42 am

Cheers for that little pearl of advice pip never thought of that

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:51 pm

Walking along a few weeks back and a Meadow Pipit flew out of the nest, had a quick look and found this, a Cuckoo had been in there by the look of things

 

 

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Had another look recently with the binoculars as you could just see her sitting on the nest, couldn't see her there no more, closer inspection revealed all eggs had gone.

 

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:41 am

Walking along a few weeks back and a Meadow Pipit flew out of the nest, had a quick look and found this, a Cuckoo had been in there by the look of things

 

 

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Had another look recently with the binoculars as you could just see her sitting on the nest, couldn't see her there no more, closer inspection revealed all eggs had gone.

 

 

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thats a shame that it would have been nice to see if it was a cuckoo egg it certainly looks like it and then a few pics of the pippit feeding the over large cuckoo chick would have been briliant :thumbs:



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:43 am

Very very nice find. :thumbs:



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:47 pm

thats a shame that it would have been nice to see if it was a cuckoo egg it certainly looks like it and then a few pics of the pippit feeding the over large cuckoo chick would have been briliant :thumbs:

 

 

 

 

 

That's what i was really hoping for, real shame.

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:06 am

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These are Killdeer. They hatch and  up and running the same day. Their parents do the best broken wing fake out I've ever seen.

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Here's one sitting the nest last year. (same parking lot)

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Hatchling alone


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:06 am

great photos mickey,iv never heard of a kill deer before but we have a bird exactly like that in the uk called a little ringed plover  :thumbs:



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:09 pm

great photos mickey,iv never heard of a kill deer before but we have a bird exactly like that in the uk called a little ringed plover  :thumbs:

Thanks PIP. Killdeer are actually Plovers that don't go near the shore. They nest in gravel parking lots, playgrounds, and anything similiar to that.

 

One of my favorite summer birds to watch.

 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:18 pm

 

great photos mickey,iv never heard of a kill deer before but we have a bird exactly like that in the uk called a little ringed plover  :thumbs:

Thanks PIP. Killdeer are actually Plovers that don't go near the shore. They nest in gravel parking lots, playgrounds, and anything similiar to that.

 

One of my favorite summer birds to watch.

 

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iv only ever found our plovers nesting inland,the first one i found was through what you said about having a pretend broken wing taking you away from its nest  :laugh:






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