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Old Tuesday 13th March 2012, 13:05   #9376
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Decided to get up early on Sunday Morning and had 2 Reed Buntings come down and feed, there for quite a while as well. Not had any for 4 years unless they come whilst we are at work.

Heard a Woodpecker drumming this morning.

We have a lot more Goldfinches coming now, still lots of Blue, Coal and GreatTits coming as well.
Chaffinch numbers are up and down from one day to the next.
1 Nuthatch, 4 Dunnocks, lots of Blackbirds.
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Old Tuesday 13th March 2012, 21:20   #9377
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Tawny Owl calling lots this evening.

Pair of Bullfinches before work and 4 LTTs at dusk.
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Old Wednesday 14th March 2012, 14:21   #9378
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I had a flock of 20+ Blackbirds in the tree at the end of my garden yesterday. Seemed rather a lot and they didn't seem to be concerned with the others feeding on the ground.

My guess is that they were on migration? Is that a right assumption?
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Old Wednesday 14th March 2012, 16:42   #9379
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I had a flock of 20+ Blackbirds in the tree at the end of my garden yesterday. Seemed rather a lot and they didn't seem to be concerned with the others feeding on the ground.

My guess is that they were on migration? Is that a right assumption?
Probably birds on the move at least with such a big influx. Maybe locals but still a good count whereever they are from.

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Old Thursday 15th March 2012, 09:12   #9380
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9 goldfinches and male and female bullfinch, early morning
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Old Thursday 15th March 2012, 09:19   #9381
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2 male and 2 female bullfinches now,collared doves, robin,starling,magpie,chaffinches,and greenfinches.
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Old Thursday 15th March 2012, 10:02   #9382
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today I had
1 song thrush
2 long tail tits
12 gold finches
2 young magpies
3 chaffinch
I have had 27 species now either In garden or on house or tree
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Old Thursday 15th March 2012, 18:34   #9383
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Just looked out of the window and there is a sparrowhawk having its evening meal of a very raw cooked collared dove
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Old Thursday 15th March 2012, 22:10   #9384
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Humm so very tempted to put out some Sunflower hearts. The garden about 80 yards away had around 7 goldfinches. So frustrating how I just don't seem to get them. Think il be putting hearts out now in 1 of the feeders.

Apart from that; been having loads starlings, sparrows and blue tits. Had the collard doves and wood pigeons last few days.
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Old Friday 16th March 2012, 10:19   #9385
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Male and female bullfinch again this morning along with collared doves,blue and coal tits, house sparrows and a couple of crows gathering nest material
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Old Friday 16th March 2012, 12:31   #9386
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2 pairs of Bullfinches this morning and I was watching a few Siskins taking some nijer seed from the upstairs when I saw the Sprawk approaching. It was a close shout when the Sprawk got to the feeder but he missed, picked an individual out and chased it. The Siskin made it, collected his other mates up and off went a flock of c30 Siskins.

That's the highest Siskin count all winter and its about a year since I recorded c60 feeding here. They must gather here to feed up before moving north.
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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 00:01   #9387
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Decided to get up early on Sunday Morning and had 2 Reed Buntings come down and feed, there for quite a while as well. Not had any for 4 years unless they come whilst we are at work.

Heard a Woodpecker drumming this morning.

We have a lot more Goldfinches coming now, still lots of Blue, Coal and GreatTits coming as well.
Chaffinch numbers are up and down from one day to the next.
1 Nuthatch, 4 Dunnocks, lots of Blackbirds.
Reed buntings and a Nuthatch ! thats just plain greedy lol

We had a rare appearance from a Coal Tit today too. I'm hoping I can capture him tomorrow as its one I seem to have missed with the camera .

I often wonder how many birds I miss during the day . I caught sight of a Tree creeper last week and thats a first for nearly a year.
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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 08:47   #9388
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3 male and 3 female bullfinches.3 starlings,collared doves,magpie gathering nesting material, house sparrows,blackbird and 2 blue tits.
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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 17:00   #9389
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3 male and 3 female bullfinches.3 starlings,collared doves,magpie gathering nesting material, house sparrows,blackbird and 2 blue tits.
Love to see a picture of your bullfinches Roger

Well who is this little fella hiding under the suet ? could it be our newest visitor seen yesterday ?
That white crown strip is a giveaway ...Why its a little Coal Tit . I must try and get a really good image of him but he's pretty elusive.
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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 17:18   #9390
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Love to see a picture of your bullfinches Roger

Well who is this little fella hiding under the suet ? could it be our newest visitor seen yesterday ?
That white crown strip is a giveaway ...Why its a little Coal Tit . I must try and get a really good image of him but he's pretty elusive.
Lovely photo of the Coal Tits crown stripe.

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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 19:46   #9391
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Love to see a picture of your bullfinches Roger

Well who is this little fella hiding under the suet ? could it be our newest visitor seen yesterday ?
That white crown strip is a giveaway ...Why its a little Coal Tit . I must try and get a really good image of him but he's pretty elusive.
Yes EB I will see what I can do, I did take some early in year which I posted on here.
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Lovely photo of the Coal Tits crown stripe.

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thanks CB.. My HS10 strugles to auto-focus on small birds in dense foliage . I need to reorganise my feeding station and bring it closer to the window

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I'll see if I can find them............ thanks
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Less than 1/2 mile from where I live, I had a local mega - a Pintail!! Unfortunately it was on a pool that is just out of view from my home.

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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 22:14   #9394
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didn't know about this:
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Old Sunday 18th March 2012, 10:55   #9395
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[quote=earleybird;2391922]Love to see a picture of your bullfinches Roger
one taken this morning eb through the patio window
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Old Sunday 18th March 2012, 12:25   #9396
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Not so busy at the feeders yesterday:
6 Chipping Sparrows
5 House Sparrows
5 White-winged Doves
2 Downy Woodpeckers
2 Blue Jays
2 Carolina Chickadees
1 Mourning Dove
1 N Mockingbird
1 N Cardinal
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Some good flyovers, though:
2 Turkey Vultures
5 Black Vultures
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Cooper's Hawk.

On Friday I was very surprised to see two Black Vultures stroll along the road past the foot of our yard.

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Old Sunday 18th March 2012, 13:32   #9397
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The Trog is back!
I was really pleased this morning to see the Wren for the first time since the really cold spell earlier this year. I was beginning to think that he died. I caught a glimpse of him earlier on and then about ten minutes later he was sat on the fence, singing his little heart out. He has a loud voice for such a little fella.
It will be a challenge to get him to pose for me and it will have to wait for a week or two as I am away next week, but I will see about setting my studio up especially for him. Both the Robin and the Dunnock also visit the same area, so it should be worthwhile.
Many of the birds are starting to nest. Several blackbirds have found places and are busy with sticks and grass and the resident collared doves have tried several places so far, including next door's satellite dish, but they have not decided on any particular one yet.
Spring is definitely round the corner.
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Love to see a picture of your bullfinches Roger
one taken this morning eb through the patio window
arn't they gorgeous I'd love to have some Bullfinch in our garden but as far as I know they have not been seen in the area since my neigbour cut down his tree they used to eat the buds .

I'd also like to see a Nuthatch but there is as much chance of that as see a Sea Eagle lol
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The Trog is back!
I was really pleased this morning to see the Wren for the first time since the really cold spell earlier this year..
Spring is definitely round the corner.
same activity here Denny.

I saw one of our resident Wrens yesterday too but he didn't stay long. I think they'll return when there is a bit more ground cover . At the moment most of our shrubs are only just budding.
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Haven't had a Robin for a few months, but had 1 pop in earlier. They used to be fairly common but now there scare in my Garden. Hopefully it sticks around!
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