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Old Tuesday 5th April 2005, 15:08   #1
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Half an Hour at my Patch

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I just spent about half an hour at my patch, which was really quiet, probably the quietest it has ever been, including in midwinter. Just three bird species were singing: 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin and 3 Chiffchaffs! Other than Gulls passing over and Woodpigeons loafing in the trees and bushes I only SAW about 20 individual birds. Species including Blue tit, Great tit, Magpie, Blackbird and Greenfinch. However! Four other species included Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Jay and a singing Goldfinch (I didn't metion that above!). Although I see Jays and Chiffchaffs daily this time of year, and Green Woodpeckers almost daily. Goldfinch would've been a patch year tick if I kept a patch year list!
I don't think I am over reacting saying that is the smallest number of birds I have EVER seen at my patch in that amount of time.
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Old Tuesday 5th April 2005, 16:18   #2
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still cant be bad.......green woody and chiff chaff would be a great days birding in my book!
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Old Wednesday 6th April 2005, 13:35   #3
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I know! I was really suprised to see species like those in just half an hour, considering it was so dead. I also saw a female Sparrowhawk twice that evening! And Jays in my garden today. This evening I'm off to see the Great-Spotted Cuuuuuuuuuuuuckoo! (Please let it be there PLEASE)
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Old Wednesday 6th April 2005, 19:41   #4
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Hope you get the Great Spotted Cuckoo Jake,when you have please send up here to North Yorkshire.
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Hope you get the Great Spotted Cuckoo Jake,when you have please send up here to North Yorkshire.
I will, once Ben Rackstraw and Andrew have seen it...
Chase it up that ol' golf course wearing a Magpie mask
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