Since I moved in with the TV, I started being more interested in birds, due to the fact there was a big tree outside our living room window, and I started finding it really therapeutic to just watch them going about their day, and have apparently turned into a bit of a bird person. It’s still quite difficult to tell all their calls apart, but I’ve pretty much got wrens, great tits, songthrushes and black-caps all sorted so far, and am working on the other common tits.
We’ve just recently moved to south Manchester, and I find the general presence of parakeets to be weird, and highly entertaining in the context of the area, and I’ve also noticed that there are way more sparrows than I was noticing in Oxfordshire, and I reckon that’s gotta be a good thing. Heard/saw a marsh warbler up near Edale over the bank holiday, which was quite exciting - was really going for it!
So yeah, this is basically a bird thread for people that don’t necessarily know much about it (or for any proper twitchers as well). Anyone seen any good birds lately?
Personally, I’d love to see a crested tit, as they’re the coolest of all the tits (FAO @colinfilth)