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halftwo Tuesday 1st January 2019 07:34

Garden/Yard List 2019
 
Happy New Year to you all, garden listers.

Here we go again.

Wood Pigeon was my first today...

Richard Prior Tuesday 1st January 2019 08:18

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Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3801999)
Happy New Year to you all, garden listers.

Here we go again.

Wood Pigeon was my first today...

Happy New Year to you too H (and to all the Garden/Yard listers).
Yellowhammer my first of the year, we’re sitting in thick mist here so far, so it’s just a few ‘heard only’ species so far!

halftwo Tuesday 1st January 2019 09:05

Cheers, Richard, I'm up to 16 so far - with Greater 'pecker a surprise - as I've failed to see or hear one on patch for several weeks.
The local Rooks are on their rookery today, calling away.

Richard Prior Tuesday 1st January 2019 17:22

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Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3802024)
Cheers, Richard, I'm up to 16 so far - with Greater 'pecker a surprise - as I've failed to see or hear one on patch for several weeks.
The local Rooks are on their rookery today, calling away.

Ha, that’s one more than I managed today, 3 Hawfinch at the feeders the highlight bird wise, though 3 Roe Deer tiptoeing between the house and our veg garden was a wonderful sight at dusk.

Steve Lister Tuesday 1st January 2019 18:04

Couldn't avoid hearing the nocturnal Robins as I was getting packed up for my day out but that was it.

1. Robin

Steve

birdmeister Tuesday 1st January 2019 20:33

Hope nobody minds, but I think I'll join in this year. I enjoyed the thread tremendously over the last couple years.

A slow start, with

1. Northern Mockingbird
2. House Finch
3. Mourning Dove
4. Canada Goose (f)

I have managed some decent birds over the yard last year, including Red-headed Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and others in active morning flight.

halftwo Tuesday 1st January 2019 21:04

Finished the day on 22.

KC Foggin Wednesday 2nd January 2019 01:09

Only had 16 today but it was quite warm out so perhaps they are going for more natural food rather than the bird feeders.

halftwo Wednesday 2nd January 2019 08:06

Up to 25 now with

Siskin
Great Tit
Fieldfare

this morning - & utvs of c.20 Brambling too distant to call.

halftwo Wednesday 2nd January 2019 10:29

Common Gull over and a
BRAMBLING in the garden!

birdmeister Wednesday 2nd January 2019 17:57

A couple additions at the feeders today in

5. Dark-eyed Junco
6. Blue Jay

I am designating flyovers with an (f) to make for an easier year-end analysis.

Richard Prior Wednesday 2nd January 2019 18:38

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Originally Posted by birdmeister (Post 3802738)
A couple additions at the feeders today in

5. Dark-eyed Junco
6. Blue Jay

I am designating flyovers with an (f) to make for an easier year-end analysis.

Thanks Bm, I was about to ask what the f was!
No garden birding today for me, I nipped down to Lake Geneva to see some web footed species that I never see here, plus a gorgeous Rough-legged Buzzard and the twenty-odd year old wintering Turnstone:t:

halftwo Thursday 3rd January 2019 11:11

31 now that

Pink-feet &
Lapwings

honoured me with fly-pasts.

KenM Thursday 3rd January 2019 11:54

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Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3803072)
31 now that

Pink-feet &
Lapwings

honoured me with fly-pasts.

Two ahead of me H! :t:

Steve Lister Thursday 3rd January 2019 12:11

January 2nd - a watch for the last hour of daylight

2. Collared Dove
3. Feral Pigeon
4. Goldfinch
5. Jackdaw
6. Woodpigeon
7. Black-headed Gull (85 heading to roost)
8. Greenfinch
9. Magpie
10. Chaffinch
11. Cormorant
12. Blue Tit
13. Carrion Crow
14. Pied Wagtail

Steve Lister Thursday 3rd January 2019 12:15

January 3rd - morning watch

15. Linnet
16. LBB Gull
17. Dunnock
18. Blackbird
19. Fieldfare
20. Coal Tit
21. Starling
22. House Sparrow
23. Herring Gull
24. Rook
25. Mallard
26. Sparrowhawk
27. Grey Wagtail
28. Wren
29. Great Tit

Then a three minute drive for 3 Waxwings !

birdmeister Thursday 3rd January 2019 13:50

A few more this morning with

7. Northern Cardinal
8. Red-bellied Woodpecker
9. European Starling
10. Black Vulture (f)

KenM Thursday 3rd January 2019 15:11

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Originally Posted by Steve Lister (Post 3803096)
January 3rd - morning watch

15. Linnet
16. LBB Gull
17. Dunnock
18. Magpie
19. Blackbird
20. Fieldfare
21. Coal Tit
22. Starling
23. House Sparrow
24. Herring Gull
25. Rook
26. Mallard
27. Sparrowhawk
28. Grey Wagtail
29. Wren
30. Great Tit

Then a three minute drive for 3 Waxwings !

You’ve double counted Magpie Steve...:t:

Steve Lister Thursday 3rd January 2019 17:32

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Originally Posted by KenM (Post 3803154)
You’ve double counted Magpie Steve...:t:

Well spotted Ken

KenM Thursday 3rd January 2019 18:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Lister (Post 3803194)
Well spotted Ken

It was black and white Steve :-O

dantheman Thursday 3rd January 2019 19:04

2 Magpies is meant to be better than 1 ...

halftwo Thursday 3rd January 2019 21:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by KenM (Post 3803087)
Two ahead of me H! :t:

I doubt that I will be for long, Ken !

birdmeister Thursday 3rd January 2019 22:05

A good day for soaring raptors brought

11. Turkey Vulture (f)
12. Red-tailed Hawk (f)

A quick check of eBird revealed that I entered 88 species from the yard last year. Another quick check revealed that I have entered 105 species total (all years) into eBird from the yard. Given that I have a decent expanse of sky to view, I think 100 species may not be out of the question this year, especially if I spend more early mornings outside!

Last fall was an especially exciting year from the yard. Single-day highlights included 61 Purple Finches (just short of eBird county high), 1,126 Blue Jays (eBird county high, all birds were counted in only 70 minutes or so!), and 924 Broad-winged Hawks.

We'll see what happens. I'm certainly shooting for 100, though!

halftwo Friday 4th January 2019 07:24

Nuthatch 1st thing today

And Jay.

And Redwing!

KenM Friday 4th January 2019 11:10

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Originally Posted by halftwo (Post 3803342)
Nuthatch 1st thing today

And Jay.

And Redwing!

We’re neck and neck now H :eek!:

Today- Starling, Stock Dove, GBBGull, Jay and Sprawk. :t:


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