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Old Wednesday 18th October 2017, 11:58   #13001
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Its a nice year tick, never mind a garden tick. I hope the Marshy stays a while longer for you Rich.
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Old Wednesday 18th October 2017, 12:03   #13002
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Now that's one species I'm very confident about not ever getting Dave....even though I'm surrounded by "bloody trees!"

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Old Saturday 21st October 2017, 19:18   #13003
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Pair of Bullfinches today. Blackbird numbers are up and there's plenty of Jays around too. Marsh Tit still regular but Green and Goldfinches seem to have disappeared.

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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 10:03   #13004
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Was just about to line up the female Bully for a photo this morning when the electrician arrived - sod it!

Starling in the garden was the firs of the year - I think. Marsh Tit still around and good to see a Goldcrest in the conifers.

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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 17:17   #13005
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Treecreeper in the garden as well this afternoon.
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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 20:31   #13006
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From 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 21:21   #13007
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I had 2 Carolina Wrens show back up today on the suet blocks, both chose the mealworm. They sat around calling for awhile. Was so nice to hear their songs again.

Still having several Carolina Chickadees and Titmouse back today too. Got their favorite sunflower hearts in the feeder. Sometimes it sounds like they laughing like a hyena to me. I wish the Titmouse would sit still longer.
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Had a Carolina Chickadee this morning. So happy to see one again. My feeders are so dead lately it's crazy.

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My first returning Siskins this Winter on the niger, 2 males...fed for about 15 mins. before the off, of course they may just be transient....time will tell.

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Nuthatches getting more infrequent now, only seeing them once or twice a day now. First for the year with a GSW on and off for a few days now, Wren (s) flitting around and 8+ Coal Tits hogging the feeders. Starlings starting to show up now. No winter stuff arrived here yet, feeders very busy with the resident species though.
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Old Wednesday 15th November 2017, 19:28   #13011
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Tons of action at the (ground) "feeder" today. There are the regulars waiting around for me in the morning—CA scrub-jays, CA towhees, white-crowned sparrows, house sparrows, Eurasian collared doves, mourning doves (very few though). The CA thrasher eventually came around, and even the CA quails have been coming around more often. One common raven even came around, so satisfied taking one little piece for such a huge bird.

The solo/rarer birds all made an appearance too—white-breasted nuthatch, spotted towhee, song sparrow, bewick's wren. Even a new face appeared, the American pipit. He seems to like the suet feeder. Happy to see the solo song sparrow and bewick's wren seem to be becoming regulars too.

What a stark contrast from this summer when I almost stopped feeding them altogether! My only regular that's been missing is the northern mockingbird. I know he's still around. Also, only a brief appearance from 1 squirrel (it'll be short-lived, I'm sure).

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Last weekend we had 4 Nuthatches which was a record for our garden. They did squabble like Robins though.

Today a few Redwing flew over and the Sprawk flew through scattering everything.

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Old Saturday 25th November 2017, 20:48   #13013
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Maximum I've had Rich is three, and rarely two together, as you say.....they're very intolerant of each other. Protocol being "one off the feeder..then one on", rarely together, and the "in the queue" arriving bird normally announces it's arrival (perhaps hoping to intimidate the feeding bird) with plenty of vocal!

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Old Sunday 26th November 2017, 11:39   #13014
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Maximum I've had Rich is three, and rarely two together, as you say.....they're very intolerant of each other. Protocol being "one off the feeder..then one on", rarely together, and the "in the queue" arriving bird normally announces it's arrival (perhaps hoping to intimidate the feeding bird) with plenty of vocal!

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I think the resident pair are fairly tolerant of each other Ken. Anything more than 2 though and there's an issue

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Treecreeper and long staying Marsh Tit still in the garden this morning I keep looking for big finches but nothing yet
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2Redwing and single Redpoll this morning, first for the Winter
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2Redwing and single Redpoll this morning, first for the Winter
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Chaffinch numbers have been increasing so have kept an eye out for a possible Brambling and sure enough a male this morning. Happy days.

Also Song Thrush and Goldcrest
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Chaffinch numbers have been increasing so have kept an eye out for a possible Brambling and sure enough a male this morning. Happy days.

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I generally struggle to see Brambling Dave - I don't think that many head this far West. About 8 years ago was the last time I saw one in the garden

We had 2 female Bullies yesterday and 2 males today.

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Old Monday 4th December 2017, 16:23   #13019
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I generally struggle to see Brambling Dave - I don't think that many head this far West. About 8 years ago was the last time I saw one in the garden

We had 2 female Bullies yesterday and 2 males today.

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The latter is the rarest finch for me so far this year....just the one sighting (male/female)....so here's hoping.
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It's been 8 or 9 years since I saw a Treecreeper in the garden so to have one a few minutes ago is pretty cool. Unfortunately a Blue Tit chased it off fairly sharpish.
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Due to the heavy snowfall watched the garden today, nuthatch, coal tit, long tail tits, great tits ,blue tits, bullfinch,greenfinch,chaffinch,dunnock, robin, blackbird, carrion crow, magpie, wood pigeon, male sparrowhawk flew through, surprisingly no gold finch
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Due to the heavy snowfall watched the garden today, nuthatch, coal tit, long tail tits, great tits ,blue tits, bullfinch,greenfinch,chaffinch,dunnock, robin, blackbird, carrion crow, magpie, wood pigeon, male sparrowhawk flew through, surprisingly no gold finch
Funnily enough our Goldfinches all but vanished yesterday too, after a hard frost and early mornng snow - we've had around 40 coming to the feeders for several weeks, yesterday there was just one and that was at dusk. We're at 1,000metres asl so they have the option to go lower to escape the snow but I wonder where yours have gone?
Did get our first ever Alpine Accentor at a feeder though so a nice compensation
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I did see one goldfinch in tree behind garden , so probably still about, Alpine Accentor is some garden tick��
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