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 Well thats a rarity,  These are the first ive ever seen on my croft and two of only a few here in the Isle of Harris in the last 20 odd years.. Im very happy to see them........ now go forth and multiply..:good:

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12 minutes ago, islandgun said:

 Well thats a rarity,  These are the first ive ever seen on my croft and two of only a few here in the Isle of Harris in the last 20 odd years.. Im very happy to see them........ now go forth and multiply..:good:

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Lets hope they are a pair ( Hen and a Cock ) and can bring off a few young un's , mind you , the one on the right look as if it is feeling the cold and don't look in that gooder nick :good:

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Neither of them looked too chuffed TBH.. they mooched around for quite a while picking up bits of bread a gull left behind.. Its hard to see what they would feed on apart from weed seeds.. I first saw one flash by my kitchen window, and expected to see a BOP.... [fair to say we get more Corncrakes than Wood pigeon].. plenty of rock doves but they were noticeably quite bit smaller than the two woodies

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On ‎21‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 19:08, islandgun said:

Neither of them looked too chuffed TBH.. they mooched around for quite a while picking up bits of bread a gull left behind.. Its hard to see what they would feed on apart from weed seeds.. I first saw one flash by my kitchen window, and expected to see a BOP.... [fair to say we get more Corncrakes than Wood pigeon].. plenty of rock doves but they were noticeably quite bit smaller than the two woodies

I have never seen or heard a Corncrake. One of the few birds on my list still to be ticked off.

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1 hour ago, JDog said:

I have never seen or heard a Corncrake. One of the few birds on my list still to be ticked off.

corncrake city down here........

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3 hours ago, old'un said:

yep, the one on the right looks in poor condition, puffed up feathers possible signs of canker, if you find it dead in the next few days have a look down its throat for signs of canker.

 

 

An outbreak in Ireland killed a lot of birds, its an old article (2015) …https://www.farminglife.com/farming-news/hundreds-of-dead-pigeons-are-falling-out-of-the-sky-1-6515303

They were back today [or at least they looked similar] both fine, I think in the photo yesterday I caught it at a bad moment, perhaps a piece of snow had dripped into its eye

3 hours ago, JDog said:

I have never seen or heard a Corncrake. One of the few birds on my list still to be ticked off.

I understand theres some near the Ouse washes

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