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Paul Chapman Thursday 9th January 2020 22:47

One addition this morning:-

24 - Canada Goose - 9th January

All the best

halftwo Friday 10th January 2020 07:52

Two from yesterday:

Lesser black backed Gull
Goldcrest

One today so far:

Pink footed Goose (c30 over)

Richard Prior Friday 10th January 2020 10:55

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A bit of rain here this morning, before the Madeira-centred High Pressure takes over again tomorrow keeping things dry and milder than usual for January. More and more Mistle Thrush song now, plus Marsh, Coal and Great Tit all doing spring calls. A welcome visitor on the cherry tree brings up my 30, took me until September to see one of these here last year:

30 Common Treecreeper

dantheman Friday 10th January 2020 11:16

Mabe Burnthouse, nr Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

1st Jan 2020

1) Jackdaw
2) Robin
3) Blackbird
4) Blue Tit
5) Herring Gull
6) Redwing
7) Song Thrush
8) Chaffinch
9) House Sparrow
10) Collared Dove

Nice to get the Redwings before all the berries had gone.

Richard Prior Friday 10th January 2020 12:01

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Originally Posted by dantheman (Post 3945434)
Mabe Burnthouse, nr Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

1st Jan 2020

1) Jackdaw
2) Robin
3) Blackbird
4) Blue Tit
5) Herring Gull
6) Redwing
7) Song Thrush
8) Chaffinch
9) House Sparrow
10) Collared Dove

Nice to get the Redwings before all the berries had gone.

Nice, three on there that I'll probably never see here. A bit of a surprise just now when the group of Bramblings in a distant tree were joined by a tail-wagging companion:

31 Water Pipit

Another sign of the mild winter we're having, earliest date we've ever seen them before is 4 March!

dantheman Friday 10th January 2020 12:09

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Originally Posted by Richard Prior (Post 3945446)
Nice, three on there that I'll probably never see here. A bit of a surprise just now when the group of Bramblings in a distant tree were joined by a tail-wagging companion:

31 Water Pipit

Another sign of the mild winter we're having, earliest date we've ever seen them before is 4 March!

Well, that's one which I will certainly never see here ... I'd swap 3 of my extremely mundane UK garden birds willingly ... ;)


I have more to add, but records are scattered on the back of old envelopes (literally) kicking around somewhere, so will have to wait.

KenM Saturday 11th January 2020 08:52

Probably had these last year late Dec...drats!
However no doubts this am, 2 flyover Egyptian Geese (one ahead same time last year) no.42.

halftwo Saturday 11th January 2020 08:52

Several Herring Gulls today makes 43.

halftwo Saturday 11th January 2020 09:06

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Originally Posted by KenM (Post 3945866)
Probably had these last year late Dec...drats!
However no doubts this am, 2 flyover Egyptian Geese (one ahead same time last year) no.42.

Absolutely no chance of one here, Ken.

KenM Saturday 11th January 2020 09:21

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Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3945868)
Absolutely no chance of one here, Ken.

Just a thought!...perhaps it might be of interest to all, if we put less than annual or once a year ticks in bold? might build up a better picture of other people’s “rares?”

Cheers

dantheman Saturday 11th January 2020 09:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by KenM (Post 3945873)
Just a thought!...perhaps it might be of interest to all, if we put less than annual or once a year ticks in bold? might build up a better picture of other people’s “rares?”

Cheers

Nah, because there's already the idea of putting the last addition in bold ...

(but anyone can enbolden, underline or ***highlight*** at will )

;)

However, it's nice to read when people highlight garden rarities with a bit of info/background of course.

KenM Saturday 11th January 2020 09:40

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Originally Posted by dantheman (Post 3945877)
Nah, because there's already the idea of putting the last addition in bold

Quite right, each to their own I’ll carry on as norm, only embolding scarce/rares...then in the immortal words of Frank Sinatra....”I did it my way” ;)

Richard Prior Saturday 11th January 2020 10:41

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A nice hat-trick for me this morning, two of the additions announced themselves with their differing wheezing calls before coming into view:

32 Nutcracker
33 Fieldfare
34 Willow Tit



Unlike at our previous place, Willow Tit is a rare visitor to the feeders, just one sighting last February. Today featured a pair, perhaps prospecting for future breeding sites in the trees behind the house.

KenM Saturday 11th January 2020 11:10

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Originally Posted by Richard Prior (Post 3945909)
A nice hat-trick for me this morning, two of the additions announced themselves with their differing wheezing calls before coming into view:

32 Nutcracker
33 Fieldfare
34 Willow Tit


Unlike at our previous place, Willow Tit is a rare visitor to the feeders, just one sighting last February. Today featured a pair, perhaps prospecting for future breeding sites in the trees behind the house.

Nice Willows Richard, but a distant memory for me, they vanished early ‘70’s, however it was only a matter of time...Grey Heron over and me with cup of tea in hand...no.43.

jnicholes Sunday 12th January 2020 14:18

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So, still not sure how this works or how to post what I see. I think I got it though.

1) House Finch

A bunch of House finches visited my feeder yesterday. I got a picture and a video.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMyB_WbF9Rw


Jared

Steve Lister Sunday 12th January 2020 14:33

Jared - dead easy. Just post any new birds for your garden year list and keep a running total - look at how others do it. Anything seen or heard on or from your property - you have to be on it, the birds don't.

But not how a certain Conor in Abingdon does it on eBIrd, counting things he sees on WALKS FROM home.

Anyway.....

January 12th.

38. Blackcap - one female briefly

Steve

jnicholes Sunday 12th January 2020 15:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Lister (Post 3946388)
Jared - dead easy. Just post any new birds for your garden year list and keep a running total - look at how others do it. Anything seen or heard on or from your property - you have to be on it, the birds don't.

But not how a certain Conor in Abingdon does it on eBIrd, counting things he sees on WALKS FROM home.

Anyway.....

January 12th.

38. Blackcap - one female briefly

Steve

Thanks for the clarification. Do you mean a running total of the number of species, or the number of birds in each species?

I am aware I need to be on my property. This photo was taken from my front room window.

Again, thanks for the help. It's snowing pretty hard here, so I don't know if I'll see anything today.

Steve Lister Sunday 12th January 2020 16:00

The important thing is the number of species, but feel free to mention how many individuals too.

Steve

RyanI Sunday 12th January 2020 17:08

Evening guys, I've tried this in the past and normally forget/struggle to keep track of my list but will give a go again this year and with eBirds help I should be able to keep track a bit better.

So far this year there was a good bit of wildfowl movement early on, I didn't get Scaup or Pochard last year! Other than that the only other highlight was a long staying Black-throated Diver, now been here over 2 months.

1 Common Scoter 01-Jan-20
2 Woodpigeon 01-Jan-20
3 Collared Dove 01-Jan-20
4 Black-headed Gull 01-Jan-20
5 Mediterranean Gull 01-Jan-20
6 Common Gull 01-Jan-20
7 Herring Gull 01-Jan-20
8 Great Black-backed Gull 01-Jan-20
9 Red-throated Diver 01-Jan-20
10 Cormorant 01-Jan-20
11 Magpie 01-Jan-20
12 Blue Tit 01-Jan-20
13 Great Tit 01-Jan-20
14 Wren 01-Jan-20
15 Starling 01-Jan-20
16 Blackbird 01-Jan-20
17 Robin 01-Jan-20
18 Dunnock 01-Jan-20
19 House Sparrow 01-Jan-20
20 Greater White-fronted Goose 01-Jan-20
21 Barnacle Goose 01-Jan-20
22 Shelduck 01-Jan-20
23 Gadwall 01-Jan-20
24 Eurasian Wigeon 01-Jan-20
25 Mallard 01-Jan-20
26 Teal 01-Jan-20
27 Tufted Duck 01-Jan-20
28 Greater Scaup 01-Jan-20
29 Guillemot 01-Jan-20
30 Bewick's Swan 02-Jan-20
31 Northern Shoveler 02-Jan-20
32 Common Pochard 02-Jan-20
33 Great Crested Grebe 02-Jan-20
34 Purple Sandpiper 02-Jan-20
35 Great Northern Diver 02-Jan-20
36 Northern Gannet 02-Jan-20
37 Brent Goose 02-Jan-20
38 Common Goldeneye 02-Jan-20
39 Ruddy Turnstone 02-Jan-20
40 Sanderling 02-Jan-20
41 Razorbill 02-Jan-20
42 Black-throated Diver 02-Jan-20
43 Northern Pintail 03-Jan-20
44 Velvet Scoter 03-Jan-20
45 Lesser Black-backed Gull 03-Jan-20
46 Sparrowhawk 03-Jan-20
47 Red-necked Grebe 04-Jan-20
48 Common Eider 07-Jan-20
49 Carrion Crow 08-Jan-20
50 Eurasian Skylark 09-Jan-20
51 Pied Wagtail 09-Jan-20
52 Meadow Pipit 09-Jan-20
53 Chaffinch 09-Jan-20
54 Goldfinch 09-Jan-20

RyanI Sunday 12th January 2020 19:51

Well that started well, forgot about today's additions!!

55 Great Skua
56 Black-legged Kittiwake
57 Northern Fulmar
58 Little Gull

SueO Sunday 12th January 2020 22:08

13. White-crowned Sparrow

Steve Lister Monday 13th January 2020 11:35

January 13th.

39. Stock Dove - four over

I still need 'regulars' like Goldcrest and Grey Wagtail but otherwise I have just about exhausted the expected species already. I certainly envy Ryan's location on the Norfolk coast - just the sort of garden I would like.

Steve

birdmeister Monday 13th January 2020 14:48

What's all this talk about 40s and 50s?!

Well done to Ken, H, and others for their fine starts.


I'm finally back from my tropical jaunt (look for an upcoming report!) and ready to go.

Although I was plenty tired yesterday, I went for a local Glaucous Gull (quite rare!) and unsurprisingly dipped.

Upon arriving home, I was greeted by a flock of four

1. Eastern Bluebird

to start off the year on a pleasant note! This morning saw more additions in

2. Dark-eyed Junco
3. Northern Mockingbird

Given that last year's total was in the 90s, I think that's a fine target for this year's efforts.


Glad to be back!

halftwo Tuesday 14th January 2020 09:44

Ryan's Premier League list, which includes 28 I'll never get here, has blown most of out of the water!! Oh to be on the coast!

Anyway, 2 more this morning:

Mallard
Bullfinch

dantheman Tuesday 14th January 2020 10:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3947190)
Ryan's Premier League list, which includes 28 I'll never get here, has blown most of out of the water!! Oh to be on the coast!

Someone has to provide competition with Lithuania on the international stage ...

I can see a slither of the Carrick Roads (England's second largest natural harbour?) from the front garden at this place. Have to work out how many miles away it is. Unfortunately Gannet is the only real possibility at this range, and that will remain slim whilst the scope is still in two pieces.


Mallard - nice :t:


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