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Old Saturday 7th January 2017, 17:59   #51
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First day back home this year, garden very quiet but fortunately the sea wasn't!

1 Cormorant
2 Gannet
3 Brent Goose
4 Red-throated Diver
5 Black-headed Gull
6 Mallard
7 Common Scoter
8 Common Gull
9 Eider
10 Razorbill
11 Herring Gull
12 Great Black-backed Gull
13 Guillemot
14 Teal
15 Wigeon
16 Pintail
17 Great Crested Grebe
18 Bewick's Swan
19 Shelduck
20 Shoveler
21 Dunlin
22 Dunnock
23 Starling
24 Woodpigeon
25 Blackbird
26 Blue Tit
27 Robin
28 Collared Dove
29 Magpie
30 House Sparrow
31 Song Thrush
32 Meadow Pipit
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Old Saturday 7th January 2017, 20:16   #52
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Some good garden birds from everyone already,I don't think Dunnock will be coming up here for a while yet Brenda, it's minus 11C this morning
Sounds like Dan has moved to a productive location, are you near the coast?
Actually moved inland from Falmouth - now about 5 miles from the sea. There are distant views of the sea - but realistically only one target species - Gannet, but it will rely on good (excellent) viewing conditions, the right winds (to push them inshore) and luck/persistance!
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Old Saturday 7th January 2017, 21:22   #53
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Three more to add here,
24 Wren from yesterday and then
25 Marsh Tit and
26 Tree Sparrow today. Very low numbers this winter, only one or two coming to feed.
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Old Sunday 8th January 2017, 08:54   #54
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Yesterday saw my first Bullfinch of the year in the garden and for the first time it went to my coconut feeder.
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First time had six long tailed tits in the garden and all six were on one of the feeders at the same time this morning. Other years two last year five from first week january to end of march.
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Old Sunday 8th January 2017, 13:20   #56
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Yesterday saw my first Bullfinch of the year in the garden and for the first time it went to my coconut feeder.
Bullfinch dining on coconut Yet to see one this year, and if anything like last year, more than one sighting would be a blessing.

However this was welcome this am, two males to be exact no.42
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Happy New Year to all garden listers. Welcome back Sue! Here's my list for 2017, 29 so far:

Blue Tit
Great Tit
Blackbird
Meadow Pipit
Robin
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Rook
Dunnock
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Starling
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Redwing
Buzzard
Wood Pigeon
Magpie
Coal Tit
Kestrel
Jay
Song Thrush
Cormorant
B-h Gull
Raven
Grey Heron
Goldfinch
Feral Pigeon
Yellowhammer
Bullfinch
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A few to add from today:-
18. Grey Wagtail
19. Mallard
20. Moorhen
21. Wren
22. Pied Wagtail
23. Chaffinch

Also the Goosander flew over when I was walking back in from a local potter so got a snatched picture. This time a drake and a female/immature.

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23. Chaffinch

Also the Goosander flew over when I was walking back in from a local potter so got a snatched picture. This time a drake and a female/immature.

All the best

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I suspect.....that would have been before his time
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Happy New Year to all garden listers. Welcome back Sue! Here's my list for 2017, 29 so far:

Blue Tit
Great Tit
Blackbird
Meadow Pipit
Robin
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Rook
Dunnock
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Starling
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Redwing
Buzzard
Wood Pigeon
Magpie
Coal Tit
Kestrel
Jay
Song Thrush
Cormorant
B-h Gull
Raven
Grey Heron
Goldfinch
Feral Pigeon
Yellowhammer
Bullfinch
Seven I need amongst that lot!
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Ditto.
And one at least I don't expect.
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And one at least I don't expect.
Which one is that H?
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Seven for moi too ... !

Yellowhammer?
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Yes - Yellowhammer - Raven is easy enough here.

After three days of work I'm now off - and the rain is hammering down!
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I'm definitely losing it, I thought it was Ken's unlikely species we were talking about - must up my coffee intake to get the brain working in the morning!
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Old Monday 9th January 2017, 11:02   #68
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Morning all,
Snow overnight, but not a lot. More birds dashing about though, one decided to fly into our kitchen window and lay prostrate on the bench below, I picked it up and cuddled it in my jacket for 5 minutes and it seemed OK, but on release it promptly stuck itself to the house,(see photo, itobviously decided it was too cold!). So I popped it in my wooly hat for 10 minutes inside before going trying again. Happy ending, this time it had a quick look around and flew off to the nearest tree
(Thinks........ must check inside the hat before I next put it on in case I've received a present ).

28 Great spotted Woodpecker
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30 Bullfinch
Richard, do you have Short-toed Ts there or are you too high?

Meanwhile in Finland. We got ~10 cm of snow and some "proper" temperatures (-25 C degrees last Thursday - Friday).

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#7 Blackbird
#8 Magpie
#9 Feral Pigeon
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#13 Common Redpoll
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Generally only one per annum....and today was the day!....Flyover Peregrine. 43.
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Richard, do you have Short-toed Ts there or are you too high?

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We haven't lived here through a spring/summer yet but I doubt
whether we'll get S t Treecreeper this high. We're at exactly 1000m
and I've never seen one above 900(and that was in a sunny place overlooking Geneva with all that lovely warm polluted air to make it feel warm
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Old Monday 9th January 2017, 13:19   #71
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Very notable by their absence, Marsh and Willow Tits ...hope the shrike hasn't nobbled them all!
Fortunately the shrike hasn't got them all - Marsh and Willow Tit today, plus Bullfinch and Long-tailed Tit. Takes me up to fourteen ...other than a couple of corvids, probably not that many more before the spring now.

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Well the rain stopped at 2pm and the birds came out.

A flock of Long-tailed Tits brought a Coal Tit - the first this year.
A Goldcrest earlier and a flyover Herring Gull then two

WAXWINGS (42)

flew right by !!!

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43: Goosanders
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A little progress over the weekend...

Firstly on Saturday morning, a single

14. Feral pigeon

came down to compete with the Woodpigeon for the seed-mix I'd scattered on the lawn.

Then, Saturday afternoon, as I toiled to take down the kids' rusty old trampoline:

15. Goldfinch - quite a substantial flock flew over (maybe 25-30 birds)
16. Chaffinch - a single male called in on the garden feeders

Finally, Sunday morning (as I continued to toil on the trampoline!), I was serenaded by an excitable

17. Goldcrest
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