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Old Sunday 22nd October 2017, 03:26   #901
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69. Tennessee Warbler
70. Baltimore Oriole, finally and at the feeder no less.
71. Red-eyed Vireo,
72. Isthmian Wren, (originally called the Plain Wren before the three way split)

Well the migrants have started showing up over the past week so numbers should be going up. I'm happy to say we now have four species of Wrens in the garden on a regular basis which is nice to have.

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Old Sunday 22nd October 2017, 08:25   #902
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I've been doing a bit of a count of possibles left for me:

Whooper Swan
Mute Swan
Brambling
Raven

the last most likely. After that it's only rarities, and very unlikely extras, so not much chance to gain many more before the year's out.
Rook, Snipe, Woodcock, Meally Redpoll....would probably be the only birds that I might have a "slim" chance with now, although another Naumann's might put in an appearance.
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Old Sunday 22nd October 2017, 09:22   #903
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Today,

69. Tennessee Warbler
70. Baltimore Oriole, finally and at the feeder no less.
71. Red-eyed Vireo,
72. Isthmian Wren, (originally called the Plain Wren before the three way split)

Well the migrants have started showing up over the past week so numbers should be going up. I'm happy to say we now have four species of Wrens in the garden on a regular basis which is nice to have.

Cheers,
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Another split that has crept by unnoticed!
Will have to investigate.

Having done that: I've seen Cabanis's & Canebrake (Ecuador) - but not Isthmian - and I was aware, but had forgotten!
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Old Sunday 22nd October 2017, 22:10   #904
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Today,

69. Tennessee Warbler
70. Baltimore Oriole, finally and at the feeder no less.
71. Red-eyed Vireo,
72. Isthmian Wren, (originally called the Plain Wren before the three way split)

Well the migrants have started showing up over the past week so numbers should be going up. I'm happy to say we now have four species of Wrens in the garden on a regular basis which is nice to have.

Cheers,
Bryan
Hi Bryan,
When I saw your work here, I thought I recognized it. I went to your links and, sure enough, I had seen your work before. My husband Gene and I met you in Chiapas, Mexico. We were on the Serendipity 43, Peregrine. I wrote a blog post about your beautiful work and posted a link to it, which is not the norm for me; I don't often write about humans. I hope I am not out of line posting a link to my blog post. I don't think I will be as I remember sending you a copy before I posted on my blog to make sure you were OK with what I said and that I had things right. You are such a perfectionist and I look forward to your finished product. Gene says. "Hello".
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Hi Sue,
What a nice surprise! Of course I remember you, Gene and Peregrine. I also remember us scratching our heads over that Barn Owl on the roof of the restaurant in the marina.
As you've probably guessed we are in Costa Rica still working on the project and Copernicus is snug and safe in a marina in the Ortega river in Florida.
Thank you for the comments on the paintings. Its a lot of work but the apartment and garden we are in makes it all worth it. For one thing it allows me the opportunity to chase garden birds while here. I'm even grabbing the occasional lifer too, whats not to like.

Speaking of which here's a new one for the garden.

73. Lesser Greenlet.

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Hi Sue,
What a nice surprise! Of course I remember you, Gene and Peregrine. I also remember us scratching our heads over that Barn Owl on the roof of the restaurant in the marina.
As you've probably guessed we are in Costa Rica still working on the project and Copernicus is snug and safe in a marina in the Ortega river in Florida.
Thank you for the comments on the paintings. Its a lot of work but the apartment and garden we are in makes it all worth it. For one thing it allows me the opportunity to chase garden birds while here. I'm even grabbing the occasional lifer too, whats not to like.

Speaking of which here's a new one for the garden.

73. Lesser Greenlet.

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Yes, the barn owl. Unfortunately, I never got to see it perched on the restaurant (if I had seen it's face I wouldn't have held out hope for something else)-- I think you saw it several times there and alerted me. I finally saw it several times flying over the lagoon but never got a really good look. Kept hoping it would be some native owl with as light an underbody as a BO--but no. Finally gave in to Barn Owl. I envy you with the CR birds. I really miss the jungles/forests of Panama which had many of the same birds. I was really spoiled there. I could have stayed another 3 years, but knew we had to go on so we could finish the circumnavigation. Good luck with your endeavors and Hi again.

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Finally got a long overdue garden tick this morning.

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Another two Hawfinches this morning - getting to be a regular!
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74. White-lined Tanager, nice tick,

He was a juvenile male starting to moult to adult plumage. He came to the feeder so hopefully will be back often enough to be able to witness his colour change from cinnamon to jet black

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#59. Goldcrest - This might been first time for these little cuties on my garden.

Maybe I manage to get over 60. Atleast I should get Waxwing still...
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Still looking for Hawfinches, if I had been home yesterday I would have had a good chance as around 30 were seen within a few hundred metres of my house. I did manage to find 2 near work yesterday, so hopefully I will get one on the garden list at the weekend. Whilst looking this morning I did get a year tick though.

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Old Friday 27th October 2017, 17:19   #913
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Still looking for Hawfinches, if I had been home yesterday I would have had a good chance as around 30 were seen within a few hundred metres of my house. I did manage to find 2 near work yesterday, so hopefully I will get one on the garden list at the weekend. Whilst looking this morning I did get a year tick though.

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Mark, is the Hawfinch flock close to your house a regular spot for them?

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First snow came yesterday...
Perhaps your cold weather will send me a few Redwings (one would do!) ........
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Wari....that is "Snowjoke" is that an early date for you?
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Here too, not quite as much as you, but 2-3 cm on my Labanoras plot.
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No, it is an occasional passage bird. I have lived in the area 6 years now and yesterday was the first time I had seen one in the county.
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75. Plain Xenops
76. Grey-headed Tanager, at the feeder
77. Squirrel Cuckoo,
78. Golden-olive Woodpecker, a lifer
79. Streak-headed Woodcreeper
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Just after dawn today some Chaffinch passage overhead, then heard a Siskin a couple of times. Also, frustratingly pretty sure (only) I heard Bullfinch - been a few passing near Sagres 20kms down the road the last days...anyway

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Peak period for passage of Goldeneye at the moment off the coast here, saw about 20 this morning.

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Unfortunately work got in the way of a potential garden tick today, there was a Bee-eater about 100 metres from my garden which was last seen flying towards my house. Some consolation from a bird on the feeders this afternoon.

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Enjoying the light mornings, added two species before work today.

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Interesting that while the UK is seeing lots more Hawfinches than usual, here in my part of France I've only had the odd singletons instead of the flocks I'd usually see in October. Still, the first heavy frost has brought good numbers of finches into the garden, including this one a few minutes ago:
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Interesting that while the UK is seeing lots more Hawfinches than usual, here in my part of France I've only had the odd singletons instead of the flocks I'd usually see in October. Still, the first heavy frost has brought good numbers of finches into the garden, including this one a few minutes ago:
A fair bit closer than my ''Tree-top Puffin''
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