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Old Thursday 16th February 2017, 11:33   #226
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Old Thursday 16th February 2017, 11:54   #227
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All too technical for me - anyway, this crazy weather means I can't put off starting to dig over our future veg garden anymore, it's mid-February for heaven's sake, I should be looking for divers and rare ducks on the nearby Swiss lakes. Where was I? ...........
Ah yes, whilst digging up oodles of nettle roots etc I heard the alarm calls of some crows and sure enough, perched out on a bare branch beneath the panicking corvids a nice sunbathing

42 Goshawk

A nice reward for all that effort .
Now, where's that Griffon Vulture someone reported? .....................
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 09:28   #228
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Wow, Richard. What a bird!

Can't compete with that, but just had a much bigger bird cruising the valley like a bomber...

55: Canada Goose.

That's probably all from me until post-Philippines
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 10:14   #229
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Haha! At last, garden waxwings photo

And fortunately, they managed to avoid species 20 in the list...

20. Sparrowhawk
Spring is in the air....ladeda dedede dum!

Plenty of activity in the garden over the last week with fighting, singing and smooching all in full swing :)

Anyways, the list has moved on:

21. Collared dove
22. Bullfinch
23. Great spotted woodpecker (over)
24. Skylark (singing above the neighbouring fields, possibly my last year for them, as there will be a housing estate there next year )
25. Long-tailed tit
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 10:22   #230
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Spring is in the air....ladeda dedede dum!

Plenty of activity in the garden over the last week with fighting, singing and smooching all in full swing :)
Never mind your personal life Lazza, just stick to telling us about the birds

Very jealous of all of you with Waxwings btw.
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Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and would like to start my list by adding a couple of pics.

1. Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
2. Southern Red Bishop
3. Lesser Masked Weaver
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 13:59   #232
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Still pretty slow in the garden, fortunately the sea has been particularly good this year so far.

55 Lapwing
56 Kestrel
57 Long-tailed Tit
58 Linnet
59 Sanderling
60 Chaffinch
61 Snow Bunting
62 Little Gull
63 Sparrowhawk
64 Red-breasted Merganser
65 Kittiwake
66 Greylag Goose
67 Shag
68 White-fronted Goose
69 Pochard
70 Barnacle Goose
71 Great Skua
72 Little Auk
73 Red-necked Grebe
74 Slavonian Grebe
75 Skylark
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 20:48   #233
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Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and would like to start my list by adding a couple of pics.

1. Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
2. Southern Red Bishop
3. Lesser Masked Weaver

Welcome to the club Guy in Uganda!

Very nice photos. Thanks.
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Old Saturday 18th February 2017, 05:04   #234
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Very nice photos. Thanks.
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Old Saturday 18th February 2017, 14:01   #235
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Two collared doves front garden tree today sun very bright sky very blue

Always have a couple of collared doves in the garden all year around .
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Old Saturday 18th February 2017, 14:36   #236
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19. Buzzard (three circling around)
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Old Saturday 18th February 2017, 19:30   #237
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19. Buzzard (three circling around)
Here too, and display diving, plus

43 Peregrine Falcon

A male carrying prey zoomed past this afternoon.
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Old Sunday 19th February 2017, 10:25   #238
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A few visitors this morning.


4. Red-billed Firefinch
5. Long-crested Eagle
6. Laughing Dove
7. Common Bulbul
8. Variable Sunbird
9. Lesser Striped-Swallow
10. Speckled Mousebird
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Old Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:33   #239
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Some great shots there GuyinUganda....keep em coming.
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Old Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:49   #240
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A few more visitors this afternoon.

11. Bronze Mannikin
12. Village Indigobird
13. Black-faced Waxbill
14. Village Weaver
15. Holub's Golden-Weaver
16. Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
17. Rüppell's Starling
18. African Thrush
19. Pale Flycatcher
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Old Sunday 19th February 2017, 15:38   #242
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Still not a lot of new stuff here ...fortunatley only a month before the spring stuff starts arriving. Only new addition in the last week was Common Buzzard

21. Common Buzzard


Mid-winter counts at the feeders quite good though, Blue Tits in record numbers, Great Tits considerably up on last winter. Totals:

Sparrowhawk - 2

White-backed Woodpecker - 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker - 4
Grey-headed Woodpecker - 2 (3)
Black Woodpecker - 2

Great Grey Shrike -1

Great Tit - 175
Blue Tit - 65
Marsh Tit - 12
Willow Tit - 7
Long-tailed Tit - 12
Nuthatch - 7
Treecreeper - 1

Jay - 8

Bullfinch - 2
Siskin - c. 40
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Old Tuesday 21st February 2017, 11:08   #243
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A few additions

20. Northern Fiscal
21. Green-winged Pytilia
22. Hadada Ibis
23. Marabou Stork
24. Black-headed Heron
25. Little Bee-eater
26. Meyer's Parrot
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Oh my, those Ugandan birds are really brightening things up around here!

I had a brief but lovely visit from 14. Ruffed Grouse yesterday. Makes the list every year at some point, but nice to be able to add something, anything! Did see some robins flying around the area over the weekend too, so will be outside when it is warm enough to see if I can add a flyover. We have a lot of trees, but not many berries, so they are unlikely to stop here til the thaw.
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You wouldn't want to argue with that stork would you! It makes the White Stork look a gentle creature, I was lucky enough to see a flock of 12 (White, not Marabou ) migrating high north near Geneva yesterday, so with Woodlarks singing in the vineyards down there the signs of Spring are on the increase (even though we've snow on the way here on Friday ).
Goldfinch reached record numbers at the feeders this morning, 36 at least, so I wonder if there are some migrating birds adding to the regular winterers now?
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Blue Tit - 65
Sorry, Jos, I just have to point out you made some ridiculous typos in your post here. That cannot possibly be correct!!!!!
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Sorry, Jos, I just have to point out you made some ridiculous typos in your post here. That cannot possibly be correct!!!!!
Why can't it be correct?
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Why can't it be correct?
Never mind the bird totals (I think Lazza's gobsmacked by the idea of so many in one place rather than doubting your maths), how many kilos of seed do your feeder visitors get through each winter Jos?
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Sorry, Jos, I just have to point out you made some ridiculous typos in your post here. That cannot possibly be correct!!!!!
I'd presume he's ringing them, and knows exactly how many he's ringed. People who do so always get far higher totals (ten-fold higher or more) than the numbers seen at any one time
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