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Old Friday 1st September 2017, 11:56   #776
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I saw first GWE in my garden at last summer, but I was out then. Now I was indoors (Kitchen tick). Look's like GWE's getting more common in every year in southern Finland. But there is still no nesting found.

Lot's of Willow Warbler passage here also. And at last weekend, I still got to enjoy the sing of Common Redstart.
Some years I get Spotted Flycatchers for garden tick, but not this year. And I'm thinking they are all gone allready. Pied F. I get every summer. Few times pair of PF has nesting in one of my nest boxes.
Maybe that climate warming brings some Collared Flys here too...

Now we have these in one of the boxes:
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Old Friday 1st September 2017, 13:03   #777
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Look's like GWE's getting more common in every year in southern Finland. But there is still no nesting found.
Won't be long - they was a rarity when I arrived in Lithuania, now a commonplace bird, breeding in several localities.

Still always a good bird to get on the garden list though - I think we have a slightly exclusive club
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Old Friday 1st September 2017, 17:27   #778
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Well I got GWE when in Cheshire - but Collared Fly is a world tick for me still.
I'd twitch one of those beauts.
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Old Saturday 2nd September 2017, 16:22   #779
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Camarina Bird Project, Spain

Garden yard list's quickly increasing due to our strategic location on the way to the Strait of Gibraltar.

Wjust yesterday evening we could see a dozen of Honey Buzzards flying South.

As promised, here's some pictures of the Camarina Bird Project, that will include the construction of a water pond and some bird feeders by this month.
We already have a pair of Nuthatches and a Sardinian Warbler coming to the water.

We will be soon making a tutorial on how to attract birds to your garden.

Thanks, Richard Prior for your updates on the Ronda area.
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Old Saturday 2nd September 2017, 16:47   #780
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Garden yard list's quickly increasing due to our strategic location on the way to the Strait of Gibraltar.

Wjust yesterday evening we could see a dozen of Honey Buzzards flying South.

As promised, here's some pictures of the Camarina Bird Project, that will include the construction of a water pond and some bird feeders by this month.
We already have a pair of Nuthatches and a Sardinian Warbler coming to the water.

We will be soon making a tutorial on how to attract birds to your garden.

Thanks, Richard Prior for your updates on the Ronda area.
Can't wait to see what comes to drink and bathe at that pond!

Just missed a garden tick yesterday, the rain stopped for a full 10 minutes so we went for a walk up the road and saw a Red Kite, a species I've not seen closer than 25 minutes away down near Annecy. Unfortunately it decided to drift off in the 'wrong' direction and never came past the house.
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At last, another expected migrant that should increase in numbers soon here

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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 21:47   #782
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70. Red Crossbill Fantastic! First spotted on local patch back in June, this is the first time I've seen them in Canada, and the cone crop is great this year so I'm hoping I may be able to add white-winged this year too.

71 Magnolia Warbler
72 Black-throated Blue Warbler Fairly confident I had this earlier in the ear, but failed to note it down, so in it goes now.
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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 22:45   #783
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70. Red Crossbill Fantastic! First spotted on local patch back in June, this is the first time I've seen them in Canada, and the cone crop is great this year so I'm hoping I may be able to add white-winged this year too.

71 Magnolia Warbler
72 Black-throated Blue Warbler Fairly confident I had this earlier in the ear, but failed to note it down, so in it goes now.
Getting too close for comfort JP.......g-r-r-r-r!
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Old Tuesday 5th September 2017, 10:52   #784
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Won't be long - they was a rarity when I arrived in Lithuania, now a commonplace bird, breeding in several localities.

Still always a good bird to get on the garden list though - I think we have a slightly exclusive club
Yes, indeed.

I bet GWE's (at least try to) nesting in Finland within the next five years.
Grey Herons was quite rare sight here at Eighties, but now there is about 1000 pairs nesting.

Meanwhile in my garden:

#53. Marsh Harrier - over flying.
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Getting too close for comfort JP.......g-r-r-r-r!
Rest assured that newbies in November and December are very sparse around these parts - in fact birds are few and far between at all! I'll be bonding with my local regulars who stand by me through the winter chill!
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Old Tuesday 5th September 2017, 14:03   #786
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This visit - 15th August on -

49) Black Stork
50) Tree Sparrow
51) Fan-tailed Warbler
52) Chiffchaff
53) Common Redstart
One more for the year before I left on 31st August - a heard-only

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Old Tuesday 5th September 2017, 14:08   #787
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And back in the UK, a surprise

59) Wheatear

today. Miserable rain this morning, went outside to do some more digging, only to flush a Wheatear of the 4m by 4m patch of freshly dug soil! 2nd patch record.
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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 23:42   #788
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73 Least Flycatcher Apparently this is a new one for my all-time garden list too, glad I have a record as I would have assumed I'd already had it!
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Old Sunday 10th September 2017, 07:45   #789
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Number 25 Redstart

Female redstart about in my garden the last half hour , seen friday too but this time much closer on grass and on empty feeder pole . I dont put food in the feeders until mid october as a lot of nature stuff for the birds to eat in my garden with the grass hedges bushes trees lots berries and apples! Lots bees lizards snails worms etc.
There is a field beyond my hedge and nearby lots maize fields.

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Got the feeding station going again a few days back in readiness for the winter ...and, amidst Nuthatches, Marsh Tits et al, a most wonderful Red-breasted Flycatcher all day today. Naturally not actually using the feeders, but sitting atop stumps and even the bird table to make little sorties here and there.

Almost an annual bird on my land, breeding some years, but never bore of this one.


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74 Tennessee Warbler with thanks to KenM for the help over in the ID threads. Some difficulty with this one yesterday, and then a very distinct adult male turned up today to confirm the addition.
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24. Swift
25. House Martin
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#54. Siskin - at Sunday morning. Also a lot's of insectivorus, but nothing that I haven't seen before in this year.
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35. Great Egret

My neighbor has seen this 'crane' a few times. I went out to go to the grocery store and it was in the front yard! Had time to run in and get my camera. He was checking out my neighbor's shrubbery. Wonder what he finds so attractive here.
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Not been putting time in at home the last days and there are birds about...I can feel it in my bones.

73. Pied Flycatcher - one bird on 12th Sept
74. Yellow Wagtail - one over at dawn today.
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All I'm feeling in my bones is my increasing age after 2 consecutive days' lifting potatoes! So, recovery time lazing indoors watching through the windows as the rain falls outside and voilà - first addition since 10th August, flitting about the neighbours' pine tree:

79 Goldcrest

I'm clearly not going to approach the 'nervous nineties' for the year's list as I did at our old place but there's still time for a few surprises (I hope).
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A long time coming, at garden end this am......no.74 Firecrest! :)
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