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#1 OldTrapCollector

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:14 pm

Found a couple over the past couple of walks, let's see what you find please. I love nests and eggs.

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Here's a nuthatch nest hole, all plastered up in an ash trunk

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And here's a mute swan sitting tight

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:55 pm

Found a couple over the past couple of walks, let's see what you find please. I love nests and eggs.

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Here's a nuthatch nest hole, all plastered up in an ash trunk

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z65/O...

And here's a mute swan sitting tight

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z65/O...







Good man OTC love a bit of nesting :) Found a few some chaffys a grate and blue tit in various boxes.
What i did find intresting was some House sparrows nesting in the tops of some blackthorns near the house.Nest is similar to that of a pinkie but not quite the same craftmanship as the pinkie. ;) Never seen that before mind is it relativly comman ?anyone know :)

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:52 pm

Found a couple over the past couple of walks, let's see what you find please. I love nests and eggs.

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Here's a nuthatch nest hole, all plastered up in an ash trunk

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z65/O...

And here's a mute swan sitting tight

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z65/O...

Dont think it will be a house sparrow, they only nest in holes, boxes under eaves etc.......whats a pinkie ? you got me there http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...






Good man OTC love a bit of nesting http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Found a few some chaffys a grate and blue tit in various boxes.
What i did find intresting was some House sparrows nesting in the tops of some blackthorns near the house.Nest is similar to that of a pinkie but not quite the same craftmanship as the pinkie. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Never seen that before mind is it relativly comman ?anyone know http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:46 pm

Found a couple over the past couple of walks, let's see what you find please. I love nests and eggs.

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Here's a nuthatch nest hole, all plastered up in an ash trunk

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z65/O...

And here's a mute swan sitting tight

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z65/O...

Dont think it will be a house sparrow, they only nest in holes, boxes under eaves etc.......whats a pinkie ? you got me there http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
forty plus years ago http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... house sparrows locally used to nest in hawthorn [overspill maybe ]now including the starling is a red listed bird..sad but true. how times change eh.....





Good man OTC love a bit of nesting http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Found a few some chaffys a grate and blue tit in various boxes.
What i did find intresting was some House sparrows nesting in the tops of some blackthorns near the house.Nest is similar to that of a pinkie but not quite the same craftmanship as the pinkie. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Never seen that before mind is it relativly comman ?anyone know http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:14 am

Honestly bryon it really is if seen them clearly going in and out.However i assume that they built it ,they could have taken over an old nest :hmm: But i know that its them nesting there.

Pinkies .....Long tailed tits :thumbs: I agree about starlings. :cry: One of britians most underrated birds i feel.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:18 am

I have seen house sparrows nesting in trees, but these were conifers. The nest is a huge untidy clump of straw. Its a bit early for them to start yet i would have thought.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:25 am

Nice one OTC, ive seen peewit and pipit nests up here, also some mallard are sitting aswell.... always nice to see

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:40 am

I was a little raskal for the old bird nesting when i was a we lad these days i look but dont touch obviously i found a wrens nest the other day in a conifer there hard to find they look so delicate yet stand up to the weather well :thumbs:

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:47 pm

Used to love looking for egg's years ago,before the wildlife and countryside act came in,would take photo's and leave them alone.Will post some when i look them out,
the magic of it was you could look at an egg and it would take you right back to the day.
When out fishing and find any now i take photo and they are great to look back on,atb Ned.
PS.Sorry about quality of photo's had to scan them,all old photo's,atb NID.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:29 pm

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:54 pm

Let's keep this thread going please - I never tire of seeing the nests and eggs, even if they are common hedgerow birds

Thanks for the pics so far

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:20 pm

are you shure the house sparrows ar'nt tree sparrows used to see a few in the park nr me they used to nest on the old nest was as big as a magpies

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:23 pm

Honestly bryon it really is if seen them clearly going in and out.However i assume that they built it ,they could have taken over an old nest http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... But i know that its them nesting there.

Pinkies .....Long tailed tits http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... I agree about starlings. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... One of britians most underrated birds i feel.

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had a small colony of house sparrows in my nieces garden..in a good tallish thick privet..

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:26 pm

I have seen house sparrows nesting in trees, but these were conifers. The nest is a huge untidy clump of straw. Its a bit early for them to start yet i would have thought.

tree sparrows building.. checked a few boxes near me other day.. found two robins as well.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:19 pm

No not tree sparrows.Only breed in selected places around the country.Your very lucky bryon would love to see them.No eggs as of yet but defently house sparrows nesting .....Honest fellas :DGreat idea OTC the great big nest thread.

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