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birdmeister Tuesday 14th January 2020 15:00

At least three quick additions this morning as I zipped out the door.

4. Blue Jay
5. American Crow
6. Canada Goose

The jay(s) were heard only, but will no doubt be seen very soon.

jnicholes Tuesday 14th January 2020 19:06

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For today,

2) Dark Eyed Junco.

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Jared

birdmeister Tuesday 14th January 2020 19:32

One

7. Downy Woodpecker

was on the suet feeder this afternoon, and a Blue Jay visited on of the serviceberries.

Steve Lister Wednesday 15th January 2020 08:54

January 15th.

40. Peregrine - fairly regular over the town but my first this year

Steve

Richard Prior Wednesday 15th January 2020 09:03

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Originally Posted by jnicholes (Post 3947461)
For today,

2) Dark Eyed Junco.

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Jared

Looks like thereís more snow in Idaho than here in the Alps, itís green grass up to about 4,000 ft currently.

jnicholes Wednesday 15th January 2020 15:06

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Originally Posted by Richard Prior (Post 3947653)
Looks like thereís more snow in Idaho than here in the Alps, itís green grass up to about 4,000 ft currently.

actually, for my area, snow this deep is not that common. When I lived in North Idaho, though, that's a different story.

halftwo Wednesday 15th January 2020 16:05

One addition today:

Wren.

Had a Woodcock less than a mile from here this evening - you never know...!

KenM Wednesday 15th January 2020 16:47

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Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3947766)
One addition today:

Wren.

Had a Woodcock less than a mile from here this evening - you never know...!

Still need both + Starling. :-C

KenM Thursday 16th January 2020 12:21

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Still can't quite believe it! This am after a fruitless search outback in the ''very muddy'' woods came back to the house not before catching a glimpse of a male Bullfinch!

Unfortunately I wouldn't have been able to see it from the house, as it was somewhat obscured by shrubbery, a bit miffed I came in and proceeded to watch the general area from the bedroom window, eventually caught a movement behind neighbour's hedge but only got a ''bad'' shot of the bird before it moved down and away out of view. Thus I decided to hang on in just in case....when I saw a ''red'' movement in an adjoining tree, jaw hit the floor with a Richard Wilson ''I don't believe it'' moment!!!....nos.44 and 45 respectively. :eek!::eek!:

jasperpatch Thursday 16th January 2020 13:50

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Originally Posted by KenM (Post 3948036)
before it moved down and away out of view. Thus I decided to hang on in just in case....when I saw a ''red'' movement in an adjoining tree, jaw hit the floor with a Richard Wilson ''I don't believe it'' moment!!!....nos.43 and 44 respectively. :eek!::eek!:

Wow! Congratulations Ken. Very nice indeed! I'd have been happy with just the Bullfinch!


Meanwhile in Canada....I've been hanging on to make it to double figures before posting, but I'm stuck on 9 at the moment. Have just reassured myself that this is entirely normal for January here. Feeders are actually very busy with the regulars - so very entertained, just not a long list yet.

1. American Goldfinch - FBOY. Didn't see them til February last year. Range from a couple to 50+
2 Downy Woodpecker At least five around.
3 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Blue Jay
5 Black-capped Chickadee 20+ who knows. They're everywhere!
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch
7 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 American Crow
9 Common Raven Very vocal in the area, regular flybys - Ravens flying in snowy woodland, one of my favourite things.

My cunning plan of sitting by the window typing this as a method of triggering no. 10? Failed! Ho hum.

KenM Thursday 16th January 2020 14:13

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Originally Posted by jasperpatch (Post 3948055)
Wow! Congratulations Ken. Very nice indeed! I'd have been happy with just the Bullfinch!


Meanwhile in Canada....I've been hanging on to make it to double figures before posting, but I'm stuck on 9 at the moment. Have just reassured myself that this is entirely normal for January here. Feeders are actually very busy with the regulars - so very entertained, just not a long list yet.

1. American Goldfinch - FBOY. Didn't see them til February last year. Range from a couple to 50+
2 Downy Woodpecker At least five around.
3 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Blue Jay
5 Black-capped Chickadee 20+ who knows. They're everywhere!
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch
7 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 American Crow
9 Common Raven Very vocal in the area, regular flybys - Ravens flying in snowy woodland, one of my favourite things.

My cunning plan of sitting by the window typing this as a method of triggering no. 10? Failed! Ho hum.

,

Youíre enjoying a typical continental Winter Jasper! Iíd trade for that now, itís grey skies after grey skies here, how I long for a Northern Winter...ice, frost and snow with Siskins and Redpolls bouncing out the blue! Iíll trade our/your Grey Squirrels for Downy Woodpecker anyday. :t:

KenM Friday 17th January 2020 12:16

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Better late than never.....Wren and female Blackcap this am, 46 and 47 respectively, however what stole the show for me was imaging a Green Woodpecker in the Ash tree blissfully unaware that it had been joined by ''another'' and only noted afterwards from the back of the camera LCD!

I suppose it would have been wishful thinking for them to have been joined by yesterday's ''star''....producing a hat trick!....I wonder what the odds on that would be? :eek!::eek!::eek!:

Richard Prior Friday 17th January 2020 12:22

Crumbs, slow down will ya Ken, ( most of) the rest of us are fast sliding down the Ďpecking orderí :C

KenM Friday 17th January 2020 13:55

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Originally Posted by Richard Prior (Post 3948362)
Crumbs, slow down will ya Ken, ( most of) the rest of us are fast sliding down the ‘pecking order’ :C

Starling might be the next Richard?....and after that my wheels should come off. ;)

Richard Prior Friday 17th January 2020 14:33

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Originally Posted by KenM (Post 3948403)
Starling might be the next Richard?....and after that my wheels should come off. ;)

I like these predicting games, so I'm going to go big and say my next addition will be Alpine Accentor -given that the snow has finally arrived this afternoon....

birdmeister Friday 17th January 2020 15:16

Two additions in the latest hustle and bustle at the moment.

8. Mourning Dove
9. Black Vulture

halftwo Saturday 18th January 2020 10:41

Desperately trying to keep up....

Greylag

jnicholes Saturday 18th January 2020 16:37

For today,

3) Eurasian Collard Dove.

It was right underneath my bird feeder. Couldn't get a picture, because I didn't have my camera on me at the time.

birdmeister Saturday 18th January 2020 18:15

Five additions in the snow today.

10. Northern Flicker
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Common Grackle
13. Ring-billed Gull
14. Northern Cardinal

KenM Sunday 19th January 2020 10:32

Twelve days later than last year...Starling no.46.

jnicholes Sunday 19th January 2020 16:17

Not sure if this counts or not, because I just barely got off my property when I saw it.

Was walking to church, I just barely got off the property, when an American Kestrel flew in front of me and roosted in a tree.

KenM Sunday 19th January 2020 16:36

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Originally Posted by jnicholes (Post 3949169)
Not sure if this counts or not, because I just barely got off my property when I saw it.

Was walking to church, I just barely got off the property, when an American Kestrel flew in front of me and roosted in a tree.

Would you have seen it (from) your property at the time, if you had been on home ground at the time?

Cheers

jnicholes Sunday 19th January 2020 17:09

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Originally Posted by KenM (Post 3949174)
Would you have seen it (from) your property at the time, if you had been on home ground at the time?

Cheers

If I was outside in my driveway, I would have seen it. However, I wasn't.

Either way, it's okay. There will be other kestrels. They're quite common in my area.

dantheman Sunday 19th January 2020 22:29

Yes, can't count it if you aren't physically on the property ;-)

I've had to leg it inside the gate for a couple of birds now and then - Osprey once springs to mind.

Bismarck Honeyeater Monday 20th January 2020 08:50

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Originally Posted by dantheman (Post 3949342)
Yes, can't count it if you aren't physically on the property ;-)

I've had to leg it inside the gate for a couple of birds now and then - Osprey once springs to mind.

Unless the bird itself is on or directly over your property, I would say.

On, over or from is my mantra.


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