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Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 12:05   #1
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Garden / Yard List 2015

Happy New Year folks.

It's time to start again!

I'm not at home until later so you can have a head start!

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Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 13:53   #2
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It's getting dark here allready, so I can put my list at first. (At once I have a best list Yes - I know - this is not a competition...)

#1 Great Tit
#2 Magpie
#3 Hooded Crow
#4 Jackdaw
#5 Fieldfare
#6 Tree Sparrow
#7 Blue Tit
#8 Blackbird
#9 Waxwing

And maybe we should tell something to our yards...
Our yard is in Kotka - South-East Finland and is typical Finnish suburban garden. It has a size of just under 1,000 square meter (m2) and it grows apple and plum trees, and one huge pine. In wintertime I feed birds mostly with sunflower seeds, peanuts and fat.
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Wet & windy here.

So far:

Chaffinch, Great tit, Robin, House sparrow, Blue tit, Black-headed gull, Dunnock.
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First was Magpie and the highlight was Redpoll. Total of 16 species.

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Old Friday 2nd January 2015, 00:54   #6
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I get to join this year! I am at my Mom's house in Orange County, California. It is a small yard in a populated area. It won't be as good as what I would see at my rural San Diego place, but I am looking forward to surprises. She had a Hermit Thrush in the back yard yesterday. Maybe it will be back.

1. Yellow-rumped Warbler
2. Black Phoebe
3. White-crowned Sparrow
4. Allen's Hummingbird
5. Ring-billed Gull (fly over)
6. House Sparrow

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I have until July this year before I emigrate, so my total this year will be much lower. I had a decent start this morning:
1. Mallard
2. Raven
3. Carrion Crow
4. Rook
5. Sparrowhawk
6. Great Spotted Woodpecker
7. Great Tit
8. Blue Tit
9. Coal Tit
10. Marsh Tit
11. Chaffinch
12. Goldfinch
13. Bullfinch
14. Treecreeper
15. Blackbird
16. Robin
17. Wren
18. Pied Wagtail
19. Redwing
20. Mistle Thrush
21. Song Thrush
22. Black-headed Gull
23. Pheasant (heard only)
24. Goldcrest
25. Woodpigeon
26. Stock Dove
27. Long-tailed Tit
28. Starling
29. Jay
30. Jackdaw
31. Dunnock
32. Herring Gull
Still plenty more easy ones to find!
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A brilliant start, Tim.

Bullfinch & Pheasant take me to 29.
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Lots of Blackbirds, House Sparrows, Robin, Blue Tits, Dunnocks in my back garden first thing in the morning on the 1st January 2015

A nice beginning to 2015

Happy New Year 2015 to you, H

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Out of the window so far but;

Herring Gull
Magpie
Redwing
Blackcap
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Happy new year ,

I've joined Garden list 2015.

Unusually cold night -6 bright sunny day midday +11C , mountains very clear.

My back garden is about 500 sq metre , the list probably wont get very long as I see mostly the same birds but here goes .

1 Robin
2 Blue tit
3 Great tit
4 Tree sparrow
5 House sparrow
6 Collared dove
7 Backbird
8 Song Thrush
9 Magpie
10 Raven

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Welcome aboard Sue and Brenda (or is it welcome ashore for Sue perhaps?).
Started a day late as we went birding in nearby Switzerland yesterday, to get my annual fix of webbed footed wonders like ducks, grebes and divers on the lakes - all species/families that we NEVER see up here "Halfway up an Alp" as my Mum calls our location.
Much quieter than recent days as a thaw has set in so fewer visitors to the feeders etc, but managed 21 today:
Blackbird
Great Tit
Marsh Tit
Blue Tit
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Raven
Italian Sparrow
House Sparrow
Brambling
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Bullfinch
Green Woodpecker
Coal Tit
Goldfinch
Alpine Chough
Crossbill
Nuthatch
Collared Dove
Robin
The last two both broke records for their earliest appearances in the garden, Collared Dove was 13Feb last year, the Robin not till mid-March. As for our Italian sparrow, he's surely due his pension, he is at least 6 years old, a good age for a spuggie I believe.
Good Garden/Yard birding all this year.

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11 Rock bunting - on feeder
12 Starling

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Greenfinch & Wren. 32.
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Black-headed Gull
Herring Gull
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Starling
Jay
Magpie
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Feral Pigeon
Blackbird
Robin
Dunnock
Blue Tit
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Won't they let you out on day release for good behaviour then Jos?

Four more this morning, rain now approaching unfortunately:

22 Wren
23 Fieldfare
24 Great spotted Woodpecker
25 Black Woodpecker
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Out of the window so far but;

Herring Gull
Magpie
Redwing
Blackcap

Thought I'd try and do it properly this year, but already not doing so good as not written the birds down as I see them. To keep it simple (!) will do two lists - one for the house were we are renting in town, and one for my patch of land 5 miles out in the country (c. 6 acres). Will leave my parents place in France out of it for now

So - Falmouth Town-

1 Herring Gull
2 Magpie
3 Redwing
4 Blackcap
5 Great Tit
6 Chaffinch
7 Starling
8 Song Thrush
9 Blue Tit
10 Blackbird
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