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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 09:36   #526
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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 15:20   #527
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One solid June addition came today in the form of two

75. Hairy Woodpecker

They are still barely annual from the yard, as we don't have mature woods in the immediate area.


My goal is still 100 species when it's all said and done! I have plenty of room for some more passerine migrants, especially warblers. I think I can also expect a few miscellaneous birds, too (Caspian Tern, Merlin, Cliff/Bank Swallow). The question is, will there be enough to total 25 or more?!

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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 09:21   #528
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73 Nutcracker

Heard calling across the valley this morning, unusual in June ( there are definitely no hazelnuts available on the bushes yet) but I’ll take it, especially as the singing Garden Warbler not far away refuses to come within earshot!
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 11:07   #529
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Talk of the devil!......no.73.
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 11:37   #530
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Ooh, a Peanutcracker, pretty uncommon in your neck of the woods Ken?
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 12:13   #531
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 18:32   #532
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One solid June addition came today in the form of two

75. Hairy Woodpecker

They are still barely annual from the yard, as we don't have mature woods in the immediate area.


My goal is still 100 species when it's all said and done! I have plenty of room for some more passerine migrants, especially warblers. I think I can also expect a few miscellaneous birds, too (Caspian Tern, Merlin, Cliff/Bank Swallow). The question is, will there be enough to total 25 or more?!
EDIT: One more down and it's an "armchair tick"! An accounting error on Feb. 1st saw me add Common Raven as #26 after adding Northern Harrier as #26 on Jan. 28.

That puts me at

76. Hairy Woodpecker
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 19:22   #533
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My nice list of additions marked peak season I think, it has got much quieter since then. Gives me time to daydream about a grand tour around the other gardens - there'd be a fair number of lifers for me, on both sides of the pond.

Anyhow, a few more visitors:
69. Scarlet Tanager - turned up and investigated the hummingbird feeder. I see them every year, and every time my jaw still drops at just how radiant they are.
70. Tennessee Warbler
71. Ruffed Grouse
72. Veery
73. Great Crested Flycatcher

Also found my first local Mourning Warbler a few weeks back, which takes my overall Green Patch list to 150. My garden list is on 106, so there are a fair few local birds that theoretically wouldn't have to wander far to be added on. Keeping hope alive!

Off on my hols next week, have a lovely summer everyone (or winter? not sure we've got any Southerners this year?).
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Old Monday 1st July 2019, 08:48   #534
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Aha, six months gone and six to go and Amy, Ken and I are all on 73 for the year (though unlike you two my overall Garden List has yet to reach its century (three more needed for that milestone).
Pretty consistent scoring here, in 2017 I was on 72 at this stage (finished with 87), last year 75 (finished on 86) so I'm focused on topping 90 for the year and 100 for the Garden Life List. No Shrike piles ŕ la Jos, but the raspberries I planted are beginning to look like a mini-migrant trap for the autumn (Grasshopper, Marsh and Icterine Warblers would be a nice way to reach the ton.......................
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.... and Icterine Warblers would be a nice way to reach the ton.......................
Talking of which, one singing by my cabin today :)

Overdue, usual territory holding bird seemed absent earlier in the season.

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Aha, six months gone and six to go and Amy, Ken and I are all on 73 for the year (though unlike you two my overall Garden List has yet to reach its century (three more needed for that milestone).
Pretty consistent scoring here, in 2017 I was on 72 at this stage (finished with 87), last year 75 (finished on 86) so I'm focused on topping 90 for the year and 100 for the Garden Life List.
I’m sure Richard you’ll achieve 90 for the year soon (I suspect before me) and eclipse the three digit mark overall for the garden sooner than you think.

However for moi the annual bottom line listing is purely secondary, as the primary thrust is for “additional” new species.

Were it not for the requisite number crunching (more hours at the window than perhaps one might like)...most of the exciting garden lifers would probably never have been found!

FWIW, I believe I am also roughly at the same level at this time as last year.
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I'm already above last year's total, but a couple more to get yet.
Still waiting on a Hobby passing.
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Old Tuesday 9th July 2019, 12:56   #538
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69: Yellowhammer,

One obliging with a call as it went over.
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Old Tuesday 9th July 2019, 14:13   #539
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Can remember getting them on the garden hedge....that was 25 years ago...
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Old Wednesday 10th July 2019, 10:45   #540
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Yellowhammers

I think they may have moved to France Ken, I've got several pairs in the vicinity, I've done a serious study of their song too, here they sing "Un petit peu du pain et pas Brie" instead of the UK birds' " A little bit of bread and no cheese".
Pushing back the boundaries of science n'est-ce pas?
Like H, I'm waiting for the Hobbies to appear, won't be long now as I'm seeing plenty of House Martins, Barn Swallows and Swifts now.
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Old Saturday 13th July 2019, 08:49   #541
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......this might make you ''sweat'' a bit Richard Reed Warbler, oh so briefly in the Sallow this am, hot on the heels of only my 2nd Goldcrest of the year yesterday....things are moving. no.74.
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Old Saturday 13th July 2019, 16:19   #542
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68. Whimbrel - just heard flying over, but wonderful as always.

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Old Sunday 14th July 2019, 17:31   #543
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Hi hobs!

I got mine just an hour ago:

#63. Hobby
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Old Wednesday 17th July 2019, 08:46   #544
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I got mine just an hour ago:

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Snap, at long last one went over yesterday!

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Old Friday 19th July 2019, 17:48   #546
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Let's make that a , a nice surprise addition early this morning, heard singing loudly in the cherry tree before melting away unsighted, it was calling from further away 15 minutes later. Only the second I've had here, the previous one was very late May in 2017, so presumably post breeding dispersal this time:

74 Cirl Bunting
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Just had THE most wanted individual bird I've ever wanted to visit my garden in the garden. Finally after seeing it regularly 200m away for nearly 4 months, our local "Italian Sparrow" has popped in with a couple of its mates to check out our fat balls 😊. Hopefully it'll appear more regularly now.

Is it an Italian Sparrow? I guess we'll never know 😊
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Just had THE most wanted individual bird I've ever wanted to visit my garden in the garden. Finally after seeing it regularly 200m away for nearly 4 months, our local "Italian Sparrow" has popped in with a couple of its mates to check out our fat balls 😊. Hopefully it'll appear more regularly now.

Is it an Italian Sparrow? I guess we'll never know 😊
See if it likes the Parma Ham fat balls Larry
More and more young Swallows and Swifts about this week, so finally Mr Subbuteo arrived this afternoon:

75 Hobby

In 13 years of living at 1000 or 1100m altutide I've never seen one earlier than 21st June
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Only the 2nd time in 36 years! Initially seen to fly from the lower Ivy hedge up into the Hawthorn, momentarily resting before flying out across neighbour’s garden...a very un-Common Nightingale no.75.
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Only the 2nd time in 36 years! Initially seen to fly from the lower Ivy hedge up into the Hawthorn, momentarily resting before flying out across neighbour’s garden...a very un-Common Nightingale no.75.
Blood and sand, Ken!! B

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