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Old Friday 15th September 2017, 17:43   #12976
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thought I had a large mixed flock arrive in the garden, but on closer inspection everyone was a Blue Tit, estimate over 100 birds. Easily the largest flock of Blue Tits I have seen, never mind in the garden.
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Old Friday 15th September 2017, 20:46   #12977
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Beaten my best total by about 85 Dave!!
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Old Monday 18th September 2017, 09:43   #12978
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Sparrowhawk...

.... defeated by an equally sized and determined Jackdaw. This morning in the garden.
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Old Saturday 23rd September 2017, 22:42   #12979
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Enjoyed watching a Chiffchaff in the garden this afternoon. A Red Kite also flew over and there's good numbers of Coal Tits at the moment as well. As the afternoon drew into the evening a few bats made an appearance.

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Old Sunday 24th September 2017, 11:47   #12980
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Large Skien of Pink Foot Geese high over the garden yesterday. 65+
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Old Tuesday 26th September 2017, 08:29   #12981
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Enjoyed watching a Chiffchaff in the garden this afternoon. A Red Kite also flew over and there's good numbers of Coal Tits at the moment as well. As the afternoon drew into the evening a few bats made an appearance.

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Rich, I am also still getting the Bats in the evenings (along with a family of Foxes and Badgers!).

The pair of Nuthatch seem to have become resident, probably in next doors trees but are caching constantly all day. Coal Tits are very active as well, but the Greenfinch`s are not around at the moment. I didn't put the feeders out during the Summer so they must have a local feeding station elsewhere..... they will be back.
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Old Friday 29th September 2017, 11:42   #12982
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Some good stuff on and over the garden the last few days! Hobby over the garden, more Pink feet while in the garden Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, pair of Nuthatch still seem to be resident and large flocks of Goldfinch. Greenfinch making a return in small numbers
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Old Friday 29th September 2017, 18:10   #12983
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Some good stuff on and over the garden the last few days! Hobby over the garden, more Pink feet while in the garden Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, pair of Nuthatch still seem to be resident and large flocks of Goldfinch. Greenfinch making a return in small numbers
Great garden birding! Pleased to read you've got Greenfinch back; we're still without any, just a very occasional one. Amazing when you think how many there used to be.
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Old Thursday 5th October 2017, 21:12   #12984
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Red Squirrel and Cresties here in the holiday cottage in Nethy.

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Old Thursday 5th October 2017, 23:28   #12985
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Old Thursday 5th October 2017, 23:30   #12986
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Old Friday 6th October 2017, 15:02   #12987
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Loch Garten, late last year. Did a 750+ mile round trip in a day to see them. Cracking day, ace bird, mad birder!!!
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Old Friday 6th October 2017, 18:21   #12988
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Loch Garten, late last year. Did a 750+ mile round trip in a day to see them. Cracking day, ace bird, mad birder!!!

That's a few miles for one species

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Old Sunday 8th October 2017, 08:50   #12989
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Came home from holiday to find a new species for the garden on the feeder - Marsh Tit. Well happy!!

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Old Sunday 8th October 2017, 23:08   #12990
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Came home from holiday to find a new species for the garden on the feeder - Marsh Tit. Well happy!!

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Huge bird movement over the garden at the moment, with relentless activity withy birds caching in and around the garden.

3 Buzzards being mobbed overhead yesterday, 2 Raven, large numbers of Carrion Crow plus loads of the larger Grey\Black backed gulls passing through. Starlings starting to gather. In the Garden 6+ Coal Tit, huge flocks of Goldfinch, large numbers of Blackbirds, small flocks of LTT, still the two resident Nuthatch, and Greenfinch starting to come down to the feeders.

Wood mouse cleaning up under the feeder yesterday morning, single Fox and Badger last night also.
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It's been a while since my garden has had a new species, #76 Tree Sparrow.
Just looked out and spotted 2 in the tree above the feeder. It's the simple things that make me happy!
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Great stuff Dave. They are VERY rare around here.

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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 03:30   #12994
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Great stuff Dave. They are VERY rare around here.

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Rich, strangely enough a small colony breed only about 2mile from me but they have never ventured over here. I know in the UK its unusual for Tree & House sparrows to frequent the same area and I have House sparrows nesting in the eaves of the house so never really expected to see Tree sparrows here..... I have had woodcock in the garden more times than Tree Sparrows
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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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Another new species for the garden this morning though this one was less unexpected. - Mistle Thrush
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Good to see he's sticking around. Also very good numbers of House Sparrows, Chaffinches, Coal Tits etc. and a couple of GSW's; a couple of flyover Ravens and a Common Buzzard this afternoon.
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30 years since last in the garden on a feeder!....and c20 yrs. since in my neck of the woods.
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30 years since last in the garden on a feeder!....and c20 yrs. since in my neck of the woods.
It's the first one I've seen in the 12ish years we've lived in this house Ken.

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