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Old Sunday 1st January 2017, 08:50   #1
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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.

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Old Sunday 1st January 2017, 08:52   #2
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You can all get an advantage on me for the next three days as I'm away at work during daylight hours.

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And de-sticky last year's!

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

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Feral Pigeon

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Old Sunday 1st January 2017, 09:58   #4
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And move this years to the Lists section...?
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And move this years to the Lists section...?
OOH No!
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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
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Old Sunday 1st January 2017, 19:30   #7
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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)
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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

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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.
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No - difficult to beat a Stoat in ermine (though wait for Jos!) - excellent Richard
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1. Kestrel seen on tree in my garden today 2 january 2017
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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.
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Left the house before dawn and got back after dusk but one addition calling before dawn:-
5. Carrion Crow

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3. Black-headed Gull
4. Woodpigeon
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Left the house before dawn and got back after dusk but one addition calling before dawn:-
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Ooops! Two number 5s
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Ooops! Two number 5s
I struggle with big numbers.....

6. Carrion Crow

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Two more for me today.
18 Kestrel and
19 Song Thrush
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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!
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11. Black Phoebe
12. American Crow
13. Northern Mockingbird
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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
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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 .
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11. Starling forgot to add as two resident in garden
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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?

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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.
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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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