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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Thu 15 Sep, 2016 7:51 pm
by buffaloskinner
Think they call them BEGGERS today

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Thu 15 Sep, 2016 8:32 pm
by tilly
Come to think i have not heard a Sky Lark thats the bird for years. When i was a kid we would see them going around and around getting higher and higher singing all of the time.They were a ground nesting bird used to see them around Park Side thats before it was all built on.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Fri 16 Sep, 2016 12:48 pm
by volvojack
Hi tilly, Where i live we hardly ever see a Sparrow any more, there used to be on and under every roof top also the huge flocks of Starlings that used to dive and swoop about when they were on the move. all we see now are Pigeons and the awful Seagulls around town.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Fri 16 Sep, 2016 1:26 pm
by Leodian
volvojack wroteColonHi tilly, Where i live we hardly ever see a Sparrow any more, there used to be on and under every roof top also the huge flocks of Starlings that used to dive and swoop about when they were on the move. all we see now are Pigeons and the awful Seagulls around town.


Hi volvojack :).

Talking of starlings they began to appear in the centre of Leeds a few years back and, like pigeons, have clearly adapted to town life (they are commonly seen around and near Leeds Markets). It's odd therefore that seagulls (which I simply now call gulls as I doubt most ever get to the coast) have not (yet!) got into the centre in any numbers. Sparrows as you say are not commonly seen, so it was nice when I saw a fairly large flock of them a few weeks back in the Navigation Walk area near Dock Street.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Fri 16 Sep, 2016 1:56 pm
by volvojack
Hello Leodian,
Years ago the Seagulls were all on the coast and Scarborough Cliffs were full of them. nowadays, as you say they are in City Center's , so now when we hear them crying and squawking overhead here in Gloucester you know you are not near the sea but there is a McDonald's or a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet near by.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Sat 17 Sep, 2016 8:30 pm
by tilly
I wonder what is going on with the bird population i dont see or hear black birds much now.I put seeds out all year long and dont have to refill for weeks at a time.I had a flock of sparrows come and feed a few months back but they have gone now.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Sun 18 Sep, 2016 9:30 am
by volvojack
tilly wroteColonI wonder what is going on with the bird population i dont see or hear black birds much now.I put seeds out all year long and dont have to refill for weeks at a time.I had a flock of sparrows come and feed a few months back but they have gone now.


I think it is the sound of the Blackbird early morning and early evening i miss most, so many different notes from one bird.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Sun 18 Sep, 2016 11:17 am
by warringtonrhino
We are very lucky, our house backs onto a linear park/woodland which stretches from Warrington to St Helens. In our garden there are nests for 2pairs of blackbirds, wrens, robins and bluetits.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Sun 18 Sep, 2016 2:06 pm
by volvojack
warringtonrhino wroteColonWe are very lucky, our house backs onto a linear park/woodland which stretches from Warrington to St Helens. In our garden there are nests for 2pairs of blackbirds, wrens, robins and bluetits.



You won't hear Rhino's but you might hear Wolves....

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

PostedCOLON Sun 18 Sep, 2016 7:39 pm
by Cardiarms
Bows the time of plenty for birds out in the hedgerows and fields. They don't need to hang around gardens. They'll be back in a couple of weeks. We've got a couple of black birds that usually hang around. Lovely song.