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Apr 10, 2011 14:18 |  #1

Hi
This little guy keeps dive bombing windows around the house, including the front door!
I would love to know what type of bird he is, I need to find a good ebook so I can identify them, any recommendations.

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Apr 10, 2011 14:21 |  #2

Looks like a chaffinch to these badly educated eyes.


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Apr 10, 2011 14:36 |  #3

It looks like Leigh is correct, to me. Everything I can find for reference points to the Common Chaffinch.


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Apr 10, 2011 14:44 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #4

Thanks, do either of you use a sight or book for recognition?


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Apr 10, 2011 14:44 |  #5

Its definitely a chaffinch cock.....the dive bombing is because he can see himself and is marking his territory ready for breeding, he sees himself and thinks its another chaffinch, thus trying to chase "him" away, is there no hen around?




  
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Apr 10, 2011 14:45 as a reply to  @ NeilE's post |  #6

yup but I havent got a good shot of her yet.
here he was at the bedroom window

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Apr 10, 2011 14:47 |  #7

ukcyberboy wrote in post #12195156 (external link)
Thanks, do either of you use a sight or book for recognition?

I've got a couple of pocket guides plus the RSPB handbook.


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Apr 10, 2011 14:47 |  #8

Sorry meant to say, great shot, he's in fine condition, hence the aggresive behaviour towards "another" chaffinch, really like the shot, well done..




  
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Apr 10, 2011 14:48 as a reply to  @ NeilE's post |  #9

+1 to that.


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Apr 10, 2011 15:34 |  #10

I have a couple of sites that I use for our North American birds, some of which translate ok over to your neck of the woods. www.whatbird.com (external link) is fairly useful, for the most part


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Apr 10, 2011 15:41 |  #11

I would advise a well thumbed bird book from a charity shop for about 50p will be ideal.....




  
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Apr 10, 2011 16:04 as a reply to  @ NeilE's post |  #12

Thanks for the comments means a lot to a newbie
Neile
You got me thinking about the female and I thing this is it.

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Apr 10, 2011 16:19 |  #13

Oh yes thats her! Explains the dive bombing, he looks like he's around two years old, his condition is perfect and he's playing billy big bollocks! there had to be a hen around, thats why I asked, you'll know when shes on eggs or has young as the dive bombing will be replaced by feeding. Expect to get some great shots as as long as your not too intrusive, their prioty will be feeding the young in a month or so. Enjoy the soap opera....




  
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