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Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 12:25   #101
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  1. Robin
  2. Carrion crow
  3. Magpie
  4. Jackdaw
  5. Rook
  6. Wood pigeon
  7. Collared dove
  8. Blue tit
  9. Great tit
  10. Coal tit
  11. House sparrow
  12. Black-headed gull
  13. Blackbird
  14. Dunnock
  15. Starling
  16. Long-tailed tit
  17. Song thrush
  18. Goldfinch
  19. Bohemian waxwing
  20. Red kite
  21. Pied wagtail
  22. Pheasant
  23. Wren

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Old Thursday 17th January 2019, 08:06   #102
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Old Thursday 17th January 2019, 08:13   #103
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....at this rate I might as well
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Old Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:56   #104
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Two very distant falcons today - just too far for id - I'll have to wait...
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Old Friday 18th January 2019, 22:11   #105
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After a week of me not being home much and there being very few birds to begin with, I managed two new ones today.

21. American Robin (f)

22. Sharp-shinned Hawk


We are supposed to get some crazy weather over the weekend. I will be waiting for the Fox Sparrow(s) that usually come to the feeders after a storm.
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Old Saturday 19th January 2019, 13:41   #106
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Old Saturday 19th January 2019, 13:44   #107
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24. Greenfinch, male, on its own.
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Old Saturday 19th January 2019, 15:41   #108
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23. House Sparrow

More of a "list padder" than a bird to enjoy...

I had a chickadee briefly that may have been Black-capped, but I never got enough on it to say for sure.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2019, 02:23   #109
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And one more, with a brief visit from a

24. Downy Woodpecker

Also, American Robin is no longer a flyover.

Another one got away this afternoon, a hawk that flew over when I was outside without binoculars. I suspect Red-shouldered, but somehow I couldn't rule out the largest Accipiter...!

Since many birds didn't scatter, I will assume RS Hawk but it isn't official, unfortunately.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2019, 13:06   #110
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25. Bullfinch, male and female on the feeder.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2019, 14:54   #111
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Loadsa snow! And forecasts of minus 15 or so for much of the next week or two. So plenty of action among the resident woodpeckers et al, but only one addition, a Common Buzzard flying over.

17. Common Buzzard
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Old Sunday 20th January 2019, 17:32   #112
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Another today:-
29 Wren 20 Jan 2019

Now 16/29 photographed.

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Load more snow, got my car stuck in a drift this morning ...one hour wasted getting it free! Then needed to trudge a kilometre to my feeders. But nice rewards , plenty of woodpeckers - 4 to 5 on the feeders at a time, one new (unringed) Middle Spotted Woodpecker with them, two White-backs, three Grey-headed, etc.
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Load more snow, got my car stuck in a drift this morning ...one hour wasted getting it free! Then needed to trudge a kilometre to my feeders. But nice rewards , plenty of woodpeckers - 4 to 5 on the feeders at a time, one new (unringed) Middle Spotted Woodpecker with them, two White-backs, three Grey-headed, etc.
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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 15:07   #115
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26. Lesser black backed gull
27. Sparrowhawk - couldn’t tell the sex but it was doing its trademark flap-flap-glide.

Edit: 28. Grey heron, flew over about 3 minutes ago, presumably to one of the neighbour’s ponds for a fish supper.

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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 21:00   #116
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Hooray. A brief visit from 5 Common Redpolls this afternoon, last seen in the garden in April 2016. This is one of the species that I thought might just turn up in late 2019, as I'd seen them around the area. Although as ever, with them only being here for a few minutes before being spooked, who knows how many times they've snuck in when I wasn't looking!
Takes me to 11.
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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 11:25   #117
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Last weekend I got (at least) one new species:

#12. Blackbird

Also when I came home at Sunday evening I noticed that Jackdaw was taken off all his (or hers) clothes - feathers all over the yard. Or maybe... just maybe - the yard had visited Goshawk or even Eagle Owl... Probably you don't let me take a tick for that...
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Old Thursday 24th January 2019, 10:52   #118
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Famine finally broken.....bemoaning my 14% of species (6), down on same time last year! At the darkest point in the battleship grey gloom, small bird Coal Tit size, zapped into my large conifer tree before angling off into my neighbour’s oak (looked brownish?), then it moused around the tree trunk...Treeper! only my 2nd garden visit in 36 years, quite incredible really....with the house backing onto six thousand acres of broadleaved woodland! no.43.
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One addition today with

25. Common Grackle (f)

Likely wintering locals as opposed to early migrants.

Several flocks of unidentified ducks at dusk were disappointing, but provided hope for better looks in the future. I highly suspect two were Mallards, but no guesses on the others.
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Like London buses....2 Collared Dove, low, fast and North! no.44.
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Old Friday 25th January 2019, 09:57   #121
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Greenfinch this morning, surprised it took this long as normally get a good few of these

Plenty of Corvids flying around, but none actually in the garden yet
On the issue of Greenfinchs, I haven’t had any in or around the garden - whereas in previous years they are a regular at the feeder, in good numbers. A very quick scan though other lists on this thread appears to show them as absent or ‘late’ in other folks gardens. Is the apparent lack of Greenfinchs this year a wider perception?

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On the issue of Greenfinchs, I haven’t had any in or around the garden - whereas in previous years they are a regular at the feeder, in good numbers. A very quick scan though other lists on this thread appears to show them as absent or ‘late’ in other folks gardens. Is the apparent lack of Greenfinchs this year a wider perception?

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Sixty years ago, Greenfinch was the dominant finch to gardens, forest and hedgerow NEast London, Epping Forest. They used to come off the ground like tracer bullets during mid-winter! Now Chaffinch is the dominant species at this time, haven’t been any Greenfinches in the forest flock for at least two years, with only half dozen prior to that!

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Greenfinches, though much reduced in number for a few years now, are holding their own in my part of the world. Regularly have a few here - up to 6 or 8 sometimes. Elsewhere further afield they seem to be ok - though not half as plentiful as they once were.
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Greenfinches, though much reduced in number for a few years now, are holding their own in my part of the world. Regularly have a few here - up to 6 or 8 sometimes. Elsewhere further afield they seem to be ok - though not half as plentiful as they once were.
Finding plenty of them here in New Zealand (along with lots of other introduced species!)
Nice and warm though
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Terrible winter overall for my feeders in Cheshire - no Brambling, Bullfinches or Greenfinches at all. They're usually always present. The latter two are around and heard calling occ but in much reduced numbers. No Brambling at all. The only increase noted this winter has been House Sparrow, a decent 20 plus most of the time up from one or two five years ago.
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