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7 hours ago, nepia said:

@Stubby  You're a man with your ear to the ground:  I've heard 27th hand (it was on FB apparently!) that a pair of white-tailed eagles were seen here recently, presumably on a day trip from the IoW.  Have you had any sightings?  You're much closer...

He confirms it , yes from I.O.W.

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Heard the first hoopoe today,  seems a bit earlier than usual. Haven't heard the cuckoo yet.

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Excellent.  They are magnificent birds:  my dad kept a couple as exotics back in the day when keeping birds in 30x10x8' flights wasn't frowned upon or a hobby for the well healed.

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Had a peregrine come over quite low yesterday in middle of Chelmsford- never seen one here before though we get plenty of sparrowhawks, kestrels and buzzards overhead daily.

all the other bird life made themselves scarce pretty damn quickly!

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Got this fella on my dads hedge yesterday, had me spotted through window straight off when i stood up out of chair, all his birds in his avery were going batty. I thought it was a sparrowhawk but dad said it could of been a young peregrine as there’s a breeding pair in the quarry at work which is very close by.

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7 hours ago, carlos said:

saw a pair of choughs at work today, quiet tame too.

Don't get Choughs down here . Get Rooks , Crows, Ravens , Jays and Magpies though .

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9 hours ago, Ratman said:

Got this fella on my dads hedge yesterday, had me spotted through window straight off when i stood up out of chair, all his birds in his avery were going batty. I thought it was a sparrowhawk but dad said it could of been a young peregrine as there’s a breeding pair in the quarry at work which is very close by.

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female Sparrowhawk, nice.

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