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Old Monday 9th January 2017, 17:35   #76
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Taking down the trampoline? Shurely shome mishtake, you can't bounce on it anymore to see those more distant fly-bys now (when I lived on the Sussex coast I was climbing onto the kids' slide in the garden long after they'd outgrown it, added Manx Shearwater and Common Scoter thanks to the lofty viewpoint it provided)!
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H!... The Garden Forum police...have you down as 41 so far! (a double count for Redwing) and an additional error for tother?....LGRE is looking into it now.
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When we viewed our current house, I could see more of the adjacent rhine and had Red-crested Pochard and Redshank. Over the last 19 years, the adjacent vegetation has grown up so only a few yards are now visible but on that bit this morning:-

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A spot of late afternoon sky-perusing, 2 Green Woodpecker over, and managed to get the Water Rail on the house window list.

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35) Great Spotted Woodpecker
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Have you counted right, Ken?

Herring Gull, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Waxwing & Goosanders today.

Edit : yes , counted Redwing twice.

Back to 42.
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Old Monday 9th January 2017, 22:56   #81
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Have you counted right, Ken?

Herring Gull, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Waxwing & Goosanders today.

Edit : yes , counted Redwing twice.

Back to 42.
You're probably right H!....I just didn't want you to get ahead of yourself....just yet.
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An interesting early morning today, with the Bramblings reversing their evening movements down the valley - I suspect they are roosting in nearby pine plantations and going out to feed in the valley woods - with one dropping in nearby - not visible but calling.

Other early birds included a Buzzard and a Goosander, and an interesting flock in poor light that passed too quickly to identify - but looked like they could have been Waxwing - c.10!

And the only new year bird was a single

43: Great black-backed Gull
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Washing up at the sink am...looked up, over the house going West, in nanosecond correction order large gull, bop, accipter then disappeared over forest canopy, kinda knew what it was, but defaulted to size illusion, due to just a few seconds on something rapidly foreshortening as it vanished over tree tops.

Much chagrined, ascended the stairs with tea for the "missis", strolled up to said window and looked out, within several minutes a flock of finches and Redwing " hit the air" from the canopy, then c150m out from right to left, a long tailed bulky bop, appearing and disappearing through the tree tops, unequivocal....I suspect a female, however gentilis it was. no.44.
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Nice.
Not one I'd expect here.
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An interesting early morning today, with the Bramblings reversing their evening movements down the valley - I suspect they are roosting in nearby pine plantations and going out to feed in the valley woods - with one dropping in nearby - not visible but calling.

Other early birds included a Buzzard and a Goosander, and an interesting flock in poor light that passed too quickly to identify - but looked like they could have been Waxwing - c.10!

And the only new year bird was a single

43: Great black-backed Gull
A colleague rang me to say that there are Bramblings in the forest perhaps 4 miles away....I've got everything x'd, although no guarantees. Depending on the weather, I might be up this weekend....however if it's severe! (beer freezing over), I might take a rain cheque.

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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!
Yellowhammer scarce in Yorkshire? Maybe too many sheep?

Thre more:
30) Teal (unusual to get this before Mallard)
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Not scarce in other parts, Joanne, but we're a tad too high - or the habitat's not right.
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Three more on Sunday
27 Carrion Crow
28 Jay
29 Tawny Owl
and today
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31 Great Spotted Woddpecker and
32 Mistle Thrush
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Slow going here, although the feeders are busy, just with the regulars. Did add a flyover
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This morning, into the teeth of a gale,

44: Cormorant

trying to keep headway.
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Left home before dawn and got home after dark, but still managed a new one (heard only), a species that will be a life tick when I finally get to see one:

31 Tengmalm's Owl

I've found the trees nearby where I can see evidence of Black Woodpecker nesting, Tengmalm's are known to use the cavities they've excavated, so here's hoping!!
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Fabulous, Richard. I hope you see one.

Wind and sleet here today - not hopeful of much !
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Thanks H, careful crossing those Penninesthen. Here it's the calm before the(snow)storm forecast tonight, time to 'batten down the nuthatches' I suppose
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Snowing and subzero - male Sparrowhawk attacking the feeders, assorted corvids added to the year list

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16. Magpie
17. Hooded Crow
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Left home before dawn and got home after dark, but still managed a new one (heard only), a species that will be a life tick when I finally get to see one:

31 Tengmalm's Owl

I've found the trees nearby where I can see evidence of Black Woodpecker nesting, Tengmalm's are known to use the cavities they've excavated, so here's hoping!!
Just looked them up as I haven't heard of them. Known as Boreal owls over here, they get seen roundabout here but would be a lifer for me too. Good luck! Lovely bird to see.
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Left home before dawn and got home after dark, but still managed a new one (heard only), a species that will be a life tick when I finally get to see one:

31 Tengmalm's Owl

I've found the trees nearby where I can see evidence of Black Woodpecker nesting, Tengmalm's are known to use the cavities they've excavated, so here's hoping!!
A fantastic bird Richard...never seen/heard however I live in hope, very little chance in the UK...will have to travel. Impaling apples to my Pyrracanthea at 7.45am (half light), looked up to see 4 closely spaced UFD's! Not any of the regular ducks...certainly a year tick, if not garden, will have to be a sp I'm afraid.
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Which duck species have you already got on your garden list there Ken?

One more to add up here:

32 Green Woodpecker


yaffling away nearby yesterday.
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A small of flock of

45: Lapwing

past, over the snowy landscape - a lovely bright morning here.
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