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halftwo Sunday 1st January 2017 08:50

Garden / Yard List 2017
 
Here we go again: same rules as always:

Any bird seen or heard from your house or garden/yard.

Good luck all.

Mods: Sticky Me please!

halftwo Sunday 1st January 2017 08:52

You can all get an advantage on me for the next three days as I'm away at work during daylight hours.

Happy New Year.

Nutcracker Sunday 1st January 2017 09:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3504380)
Mods: Sticky Me please!

And de-sticky last year's!

Brief interlude home during general New Years day birding:
Dunnock
Blackbird
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Herring Gull
Collared Dove

Edit: +
Common Gull
Feral Pigeon

McMadd Sunday 1st January 2017 09:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nutcracker (Post 3504385)
And de-sticky last year's!

And move this years to the Lists section...?

halftwo Sunday 1st January 2017 12:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by McMadd (Post 3504406)
And move this years to the Lists section...?

OOH No!:eek!:

halftwo Sunday 1st January 2017 16:53

Well - as it happened I got home early and it was still light.

And the birds were everywhere.

Roughly in order:

Blue Tit
Common Gull
House Sparrow
Robin
Dunnock
Carrion Crow
Grey Wagtail
Starling
Jackdaw
Magpie
Chaffinch
Collared Dove
Mallard
Mistle Thrush
Redwing
Blackbird
Wood Pigeon
Black-headed Gull

Richard Prior Sunday 1st January 2017 19:30

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A good start for me too:
Robin
Blackbird
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Marsh Tit
Magpie
Raven
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Siskin
Common Buzzard
Yellowhammer
Hawfinch
Woodpigeon
Wren
Alpine Chough
House Sparrow
21 Brambling
A new species for the garden to celebrate a New Year, not a bird though (see pic)

Paul Chapman Sunday 1st January 2017 20:44

Full ermine - totally green with envy. Stunning.

Five species for me as I walked down the garden on the way out in the rain:-
1.Robin
2. House Sparrow
3. Black-headed Gull
4. Woodpigeon
5. Blackbird

All the best

Jabberwocky Sunday 1st January 2017 21:49

Happy new year to everyone and good luck for this year.

Seen today
1 Blackbird
2 Blue tit
3 House Sparrow
4 Dunnock
5 Pheasant
6 Magpie
7 Woodpigeon
8 Chaffinch
9 Long-tailed Tit
10 Rook
11 Coal Tit
12 Greenfinch
13 Great Tit
14 Brambling
15 Collared Dove
16 Goldfinch
17 Fieldfare

I didn't get Brambling last year so nice to get one on the first day.
Two Muntjac,a field vole, Rabbit and Grey squirrel were the mammals, nothing as stunning as that ermine Stoat though.

halftwo Monday 2nd January 2017 07:15

No - difficult to beat a Stoat in ermine (though wait for Jos!) - excellent Richard

BrendaA Monday 2nd January 2017 11:09

1. Kestrel seen on tree in my garden today 2 january 2017

SueO Monday 2nd January 2017 18:19

Happy New Year everybody. Didn't get out until 4:15p.m.--forgot that I told myself that I was going to do a BF Yard List and 2017 List. Got dark too fast and I had a few people stop me to talk because I had bins and a camera--so not a very productive list. This from the old folks complex, Leisure World, Seal Beach, California.
American White Pelican
House Finch
Allen's Hummingbird
European Starling
Cassin's Kingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Ring-billed Gull
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Mourning Dove
Had some Gulls and a duck fly over when it was too dark for me to ID.

Paul Chapman Monday 2nd January 2017 18:24

Left the house before dawn and got back after dusk but one addition calling before dawn:-
5. Carrion Crow

All the best

Nutcracker Monday 2nd January 2017 18:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Chapman (Post 3504754)
Five species for me as I walked down the garden on the way out in the rain:-
1.Robin
2. House Sparrow
3. Black-headed Gull
4. Woodpigeon
5. Blackbird

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Chapman (Post 3505227)
Left the house before dawn and got back after dusk but one addition calling before dawn:-
5. Carrion Crow

Ooops! Two number 5s :king:

Paul Chapman Monday 2nd January 2017 18:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nutcracker (Post 3505233)
Ooops! Two number 5s :king:

I struggle with big numbers.....

6. Carrion Crow

All the best

Jabberwocky Monday 2nd January 2017 22:46

Two more for me today.
18 Kestrel and
19 Song Thrush

jasperpatch Monday 2nd January 2017 23:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jabberwocky (Post 3505376)
Two more for me today.
18 Kestrel and
19 Song Thrush

Will it be another year of the tortoise and the hare Dad?! You are racing away from me at the moment.
January 1st:
1. Red-breasted Nuthatch
2. Black-capped Chickadee
3. White-breasted Nuthatch
4. Downy Woodpecker
5. Hairy Woodpecker
6. American Goldfinch
7. Blue Jay

and added 8. Pileated Woodpecker today.

I hit the dizzying heights of 15 last January, so have a fair few weeks to go before I catch up with you!

SueO Tuesday 3rd January 2017 05:25

11. Black Phoebe
12. American Crow
13. Northern Mockingbird

Andy Hurley Tuesday 3rd January 2017 06:39

If balcony counts;

Common Buzzard
Common Wood Pigeon
Carrion Crow
Great Egret a first for this species from the balcony and on the 1st
Common Magpie
European Blue Tit
Great Tit
Grey Heron

Richard Prior Tuesday 3rd January 2017 08:16

Welcome aboard Andy and welcome back Sue, no sailing trips planned for 2017 Sue?

BrendaA Tuesday 3rd January 2017 08:30

2. Robin
3.House Sparrow
4. Blue tit
5. Great tit
6. Black bird
7. Magpie
8. Red kite
9. Collared dove
10. Long tailed tit .
Seen three this morning at feeders . They were not here yesterday I've been looking several times a day as arrive about now in my garden . One of my favourite small birds .

BrendaA Tuesday 3rd January 2017 08:32

11. Starling forgot to add as two resident in garden

halftwo Tuesday 3rd January 2017 09:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by SueO (Post 3505494)
11. Black Phoebe
12. American Crow
13. Northern Mockingbird

Hi Sue,

Great to see you on board (not on board!) this year - are you landlocked for the whole year?

Happy New Year to you - how's things?

H

halftwo Tuesday 3rd January 2017 16:06

This pm's new birds:

Goldfinch
Heron
Kestrel
Redwing
Rook
Great-spotted Woodpecker
BRAMBLING

The last was in the form of four flocks each of c.30, all heading south up the valley, low. An excellent bird !

And just now

Wren: two going to roost, playing together in a way I never seen before.

KenM Tuesday 3rd January 2017 16:35

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Today was my first day listing 2017,

Flyovers: Legret, Grey Heron, the 5 Gull species, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Starling, Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Feral Pigeon and Collared Dove.

In garden: Siskin, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Great Spot., Magpie, Jay, Robin, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Redwing, RNParakeet and Tawny Owl....with pride of place going to Stock Dove! (not one but 2!!) only the 2nd ever occurence of this species in the garden no.33


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