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Postby cnosni » Sat 26 Jan, 2013 3:47 pm

chameleon wrote:
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Dinner has taken up residence in my gardenRegular Smiley

are you a pheasant Plucker?


How did I know you'd come up with that one???


It will need plucking before it gets to your table
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Postby chameleon » Sat 26 Jan, 2013 4:25 pm

cnosni wrote:
chameleon wrote:
cnosni wrote:
chameleon wrote:
Dinner has taken up residence in my gardenRegular Smiley

are you a pheasant Plucker?


How did I know you'd come up with that one???


It will need plucking before it gets to your table


What d'ya say? cooking was it?
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Postby cnosni » Sun 27 Jan, 2013 12:14 pm

chameleon wrote:
cnosni wrote:
chameleon wrote:
cnosni wrote:
chameleon wrote:
Dinner has taken up residence in my gardenRegular Smiley

are you a pheasant Plucker?


How did I know you'd come up with that one???


It will need plucking before it gets to your table


What d'ya say? cooking was it?


Indeed,and here are some tips regards cooking this bird-

"In the kitchen...
When cooked with care, pheasants can be deliciously succulent. They are however, lean birds, and have a tendency to dry out in the oven. It's a good bet to cover the breast with streaky bacon, or baste it with butter during cooking - this keeps the meat moist while it's roasting.

Classic accompaniments to roasted birds include thin gamey gravy and bread sauce. Older birds are best braised or used in a casserole - the slow cooking works wonders when tenderising the meat.

Pheasant has a rich and full-bodied flavour, which works well with fresh flavours such as orange, cider, apples and redcurrant jelly."

Lessons for us all there.

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Postby Brunel » Sun 27 Jan, 2013 12:40 pm

Live webcams covering the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

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Postby Jogon » Sun 03 Mar, 2013 12:26 pm

Yesterday afty, took a right by the Eagle Tavern onto Benson St halting at the traffic lights junction Sheepscar St S. which had just turned red.

To our left was the open Meanwood Beck
http://goo.gl/maps/VDko2

Mrs J directed my attention to the bird of prey sat on the razor wire perimeter fence of Plumb Centre/Mw'd Beck, just below street level.

Our regognition skills not that good - but consulting book on return home it was either a Kestrel, or (looked more like) a Merlin.
Brown, grey and very yellow legs.

Is there an ornithologist in the house who could predict 'most likely'? Although practically in town, Batty's Wood and those above MVUrb Farm have plenty of cover, the open parts of the beck plenty of 'rocky outcrops'    
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Postby geoffb » Sun 03 Mar, 2013 2:50 pm

Jogon wrote:
Yesterday afty, took a right by the Eagle Tavern onto Benson St halting at the traffic lights junction Sheepscar St S. which had just turned red.

To our left was the open Meanwood Beck
http://goo.gl/maps/VDko2

Mrs J directed my attention to the bird of prey sat on the razor wire perimeter fence of Plumb Centre/Mw'd Beck, just below street level.

Our regognition skills not that good - but consulting book on return home it was either a Kestrel, or (looked more like) a Merlin.
Brown, grey and very yellow legs.

Is there an ornithologist in the house who could predict 'most likely'? Although practically in town, Batty's Wood and those above MVUrb Farm have plenty of cover, the open parts of the beck plenty of 'rocky outcrops'    


Funny enough we,had a sparrow hawk perched on the bird feeder this morning. My guess would be a kestrel probably hunting mice or rats. But I saw merlin near LBA last weekend sugarwell is Ideal Merlin and Sparrow hawk teratory
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Postby book » Mon 04 Mar, 2013 9:08 pm

Think we had a Twite on the fence this morning.
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Postby raveydavey » Mon 04 Mar, 2013 9:28 pm

I'm no expert, but there seem to be a lot more Pied Wagtails around this year.

And we took a walk to Scholes yesterday and saw dozens of sparrows in the hedgerows.
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Postby cnosni » Mon 04 Mar, 2013 10:03 pm

Jogon wrote:
Yesterday afty, took a right by the Eagle Tavern onto Benson St halting at the traffic lights junction Sheepscar St S. which had just turned red.

To our left was the open Meanwood Beck
http://goo.gl/maps/VDko2

Mrs J directed my attention to the bird of prey sat on the razor wire perimeter fence of Plumb Centre/Mw'd Beck, just below street level.

Our regognition skills not that good - but consulting book on return home it was either a Kestrel, or (looked more like) a Merlin.
Brown, grey and very yellow legs.

Is there an ornithologist in the house who could predict 'most likely'? Although practically in town, Batty's Wood and those above MVUrb Farm have plenty of cover, the open parts of the beck plenty of 'rocky outcrops'    


Probably male Sparrowhawk,which is blue in colour ,strong yellow coloured legs and is smaller than the brown female.
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Postby book » Sat 27 Apr, 2013 1:27 pm

Just been watching 3 Bramblings in a small tree fluttering about
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