GPGP Needs Help with a Plant. Does anyone know what it is please?

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    Hi guys. Would anyone out there please be able to identify the attached pics and tell me what it is? Many thanks. Rob.
     

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    Possibly Corylus Avellana Purpurea Rob. :)
     
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      Thanks Sheal. From the shape of the leaves I reckon we are on the right track, however the leaves on the one I have are green, but turning reddish as the autumn kicks in. Is the one you mention kind of reddish purple all the time? Thanks for your help.
       
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      Just for interest, why an Oystercatcher??
       
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      I've just checked out Corylus Avellana 'Red Majestic' which changes leaf colour from red to green and back to red as the seasons progress but it's a 'Contorta' which I don't think the one in your picture is.

      It's my favourite sea bird Rob and you wouldn't believe how long it took me to get a decent picture of one, :doh: they are skittish birds and will take off at the slightest disturbance.

      Here's another shot. I was about 150 yards away when I took them. :)

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        Hi Sheal. Magnificent photo. I will check out the Corylus Avellana theory. Definitely looks right. I don't need to be too specific for my little part time job so long as I can get a general idea of pruning and care etc. As for the photo m8, stunning. I used to be a very keen bird watcher. Not quite 'twitcher' but keen. Still love it really but no longer go out dedicated bird watching. I live near the Lincolnshire coast so places like Donna Nook, Rimac, Gibraltar Point, Cleethorpes beach even, were always favorite haunts. Miss it a bit really but just don't seem to get the time.
         
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          Here again Sheal. This was taken a couple of weeks ago.Image3.jpg
           
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          Thanks for the compliment Rob. Yes, now you've got a name to work with it's probably best you do the research yourself. :)

          I'm not a bird watcher in particular but am keen on all wildlife and not having a dog to force me out the door now, the cameras take me out walking and watching instead. :)

          Have you taken a look at the wildlife forum here on GC? There's a thread you may be interested in.......
          http://www.gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/whats-buzzing-or-flying-near-you-today-2015.88441/

          Hmmm, the picture is definitely Corylus, I wonder if @Silver surfer would oblige us with her help here. Her plant knowledge and identification skills are amazing Rob.
           
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          Morning Sheal. Had gone to rest when your last post came. Thanks for all your help. I've had a look at the link---wonderful. My wife and I are keen on wildlife and are members of our county wildlife trust, so we try and get out walking as much as we can. We have some magnificent reserves in Lincolnshire, particularly wetlands and marshes.
          A large part of our garden is 'wildlife', where we leave it to grow wildflowers naturally, around a pond where we sit and watch the tadpoles in spring, damsel, dragon and butter flies etc through the summer--------love it.

          https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMkkfDWJ_v80Gye5aJhxjD0UXmeQ-Xj6WtWuO7f It's been 'hay cut' for the winter but waist high in summer.

          Do I take it you had a dog? We have four Siberian Huskies. Used to race them, but not any more. They, and me, are too old, lol.
          I very much admire all the wildlife pics that people take. I think I should treat myself to a camera.
           
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            Doublefile viburnum(Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum) has also been suggested Sheal although I don't remember seeing any berries on the three or four bushes I have at work. Any thoughts? Thanks. Rob.
             
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            Most contortas also have the leaves contorting. So I don't think that is one of them.

            @Rigracer I couldn't get into your link as it wanted to me to sign up to a Google account!
             
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              It's nice to hear you can get out and around your countryside, also having the trust areas available to you. Living on this small island restricts what is available to us regarding reserves etc. but of course with the sea close at hand there are various birds to watch. Your wildlife garden sounds lovely. :)

              Like Shiney I couldn't see your link as I don't have a google account.

              I haven't had a dog for five years the last one was an absolute nightmare to live with and impossible to train. :doh: I was reared with terriers and had my own until he came along, he was the devil in disguise, a Lakeland terrier, or should I say terror. Previous to him I had a West Highland for thirteen years, she was wonderful and I still miss her after all these years.

              Siberian Huskies are beautiful dogs but take a lot of looking after as you may well know. :) My nephew has two and absolutely adores them.

              Yes, investing in a camera is a good idea and it only has to be a simple one, they are all so well advanced since the days of the Box Brownie! :heehee:
               
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              Viburnum hadn't occurred to me and you may have hit the nail on the head with this one. :)

              Shiney, you are right about the contortas :) but there are ordinary Corylus' with purple leaves that I was thinking of.
               
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              Box Brownie I remember, JUST, lol. Anyway, thank you so much, to everyone, for all your help with this. However at the risk of pushing my luck there may very well be more ID's to come.:ThankYou::ThankYou::ThankYou:
               
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                You're welcome Rob.

                We'll look forward to the id's, a challenge is always welcome. :)
                 
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