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Old Sunday 27th October 2019, 21:38   #676
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Hookem, I'm sure you get at least double of that - maybe even triple. (I have never been in Texas, but I think you have there much more birds than we have here.)



Speaking of the yard ticks, I'm in last year's record for:



#72. Brent Goose - I was collecting my morning post, when heard burbling gaggle from sky - which was totally dark, so I couldn't see nothing. I was pretty sure what they were and when I listening Brents from Xeno Canto I was sure.
Texas is a very large and diverse state, as far as environments go. I'm currently in an area of primarily ranch land without a ton of trees, and only have about 5 small trees in my yard. The challenge for me will be ID'ing quick flyovers where I'm only getting a brief look, which I'm not all that good at currently. That said...
30) Scissor-tailed flycatcher
31) Cooper's hawk
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Old Monday 28th October 2019, 00:33   #677
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32) Yellow-bellied sapsucker

Productive day today, with 3 new yard species!
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Old Monday 28th October 2019, 11:45   #678
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Ha. No time like the present I guess, so here goes, in no particular order
Ditto!




Garden list

Flyover only

Common Buzzard
Red Kite
Goshawk
Hobby
Kestrel
Little Owl (heard only)

Canada Geese
Egyptian Geese
Greylag Geese
Mute Swan
Cormorant
Grey Heron
Mallard
Gadwell
GBBG
LBBG
Herring Gull
Blackheaded Gull
Stone Curlew (heard only)
Oystercatcher
Pheasant
Stock Dove
Carrion Crow
Swift
House Martin
Pied Wagtail

In Garden

Sparrowhawk
Tawny Owl (heard only)
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jackdaw
Nuthatch
Jay

Woodpigeon
Collared Dove

Great Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Longtailed Tit

Brambling
Siskin
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Lesser Redpoll

House Sparrow
Robin
Dunnock
Wren

Chiffchaff
Lesser Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
Blackcap
Goldcrest

Redwing
Fieldfare
Songthrush
Blackbird

Reed Bunting
Magpie

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I think that’s 59
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Old Monday 28th October 2019, 12:50   #679
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Well done on the Hawfinch and Jay Wari!...is the snow early this year?

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Little earlier than average, which is 6. - 16. November in South Coast. And as usually, the first snow has melted already now.
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Old Monday 28th October 2019, 13:53   #680
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78= treecreeper.
Started my winter feeding schedule on Saturday.
Payed off all ready.
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Old Tuesday 29th October 2019, 08:38   #681
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Mabe Burnthouse Garden List 2019 -
Two more yesterday -

29. Redwing flocks of 60 and 40 over as I was leaving am
30. Jay 2 in the back hedge
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Old Tuesday 29th October 2019, 15:04   #682
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An advantage of starting this late in the game is that I can still keep potentially adding new species, whereas all those on 75+ are severely limited as to new additions.

*Bwah ha ha* ... evil laugh
Tell me about it
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Old Thursday 31st October 2019, 19:02   #683
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October 31st.

73 Brambling - one briefly in nearby trees fortunately called a lot.

Another one that I did not realise was new for the year until the fantastic eBird flagged it up. My garden has been #3 in the UK for species recorded by eBird patch listers this month.

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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 07:59   #684
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Two more yesterday -

29. Redwing flocks of 60 and 40 over as I was leaving am
30. Jay 2 in the back hedge


Three more this morning in 5 minutes.

Just got back from dropping OH off at the railway station, heard and then saw Firecrest in neighbours front garden. Sprinted to mine and inside gate and could still see it, although no features. Went inside for bins, and could still hear it when I went back out. Stood on front step (hoping no-one would see me) and it then flew into a small conifer in the front garden.

31. Firecrest
32. Dunnock
33. Starling 1 distant bird in flight
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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 08:55   #685
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October 31st.

73 Brambling - one briefly in nearby trees fortunately called a lot.

Another one that I did not realise was new for the year until the fantastic eBird flagged it up. My garden has been #3 in the UK for species recorded by eBird patch listers this month.

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Thanks for the idea Steve, my Garden/Yard list for the year on eBird showed two more species than I have reported on here, sure enough I had forgotten to include:
82 Bonelli's Warbler, singing male on 10 May plus an autumn bird.
83 Short-toed Eagle, just the one sighting on 2 June so I suspect the local pair did not breed this year.
So I've two months in which to try and find three more species to equal last year, Grey Wagtail is a glaring miss but I can't think of anything else likely - so let's hope for the unlikely
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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 22:20   #686
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Three more this morning in 5 minutes.

33. Starling 1 distant bird in flight
And two more mid-morning.

34. Goldcrest
35. Blackcap (f)

Garden looked to be heaving with birds (maybe the neighbours cats were all inside due to the weather); Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, 41 Starling on the overhead wires, 5+ Redwing feeding, 16 Goldfinch on neighbours alder etc ...
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Old Saturday 2nd November 2019, 12:54   #687
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Having just re-checked my current garden year list, I find I’ve “over-counted” by two! Thus....unless I can pull them out of the hat, I’m now languishing on 83.

After poring over my daily diary, I’ve re-found Golden Plover (still one short) but have closed the gap....back to 84. :)

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Old Monday 4th November 2019, 10:38   #688
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Haven't been updating for a while, but some nice additions recently - large flocks of late Cranes, Goshawk and Rough-legged Buzzard on 20 October, daily Nutcrackers, White-backed Woodpecker et al back on the feeders, Waxwing over this Saturday and, best of the lot, a cracking Pygmy Owl this weekend

Was roosting in a nestbox all day, birds kept looking inside and alarming - I didn't see the bird at this stage, but guessed it was Pygmy Owl. Then it came out a couple of hours before dark, and sat watching me. Then, as getting dark, it started calling.

127. Goshawk
128. Pygmy Owl
129. Waxwing
130. Crossbill
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Old Monday 4th November 2019, 22:27   #689
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Back on the board after a small absence! I saw a flyover

92. American Pipit (f) (yard lifer)

Yet another yard lifer that's not unexpected but just needs some time and effort. Still, the excitement was there with a new addition!
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Old Monday 4th November 2019, 22:35   #690
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And two more mid-morning.

35. Blackcap (f)
3rd Nov - 2 more first thing in the morning from the bedroom window before going out to lead a bird walk

36. Fieldfare - bit unexpcted, 2 feeding in the hollytree out back
37. Bulfinch f

4th Nov

38. Carrion Crow - all corvids I've looked at so far have been Rooks (or Jackdaws etc) ...
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Two more this morning (Hi Rchard )

39. Song Thrush
40. Great Black-backed Gull over

Both just after 8am. There was also a pulse of movement overhead, with 2 flocks of Fieldfare (140 total), 60 Redwing and 600 Woodpigeon over. A Firecrest obscured in the hedge, but looked out a bit later to see 3 together - chasing and crest-raising.
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Back on the board after a small absence! I saw a flyover

92. American Pipit (f) (yard lifer)

Yet another yard lifer that's not unexpected but just needs some time and effort. Still, the excitement was there with a new addition!
Nice! Pipits seem to be all the rage at the moment ...
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The gods are smiling! A superbly lit Woodcock breaking free of the canopy and headed East over the houses. no.85.
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Seems to be a bit of a spurt for many yard listers! I added yet another species when a

93. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

landed in trees adjacent to the yard this morning.
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Old Friday 8th November 2019, 11:03   #695
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November 8th.

74. Pink-footed Goose - a skein of 55 heading high east, en route from Lancs to Norfolk.

First Blackcap for the winter yesterday. Otherwise very steady of late.

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33. American crow
34. Orange-crowned warbler
35. Franklin's gull
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My Pygmy Owl still hanging out, not much more this rainy weekend
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Before I forget, added

41) Black-headed Gull flyover

on the 8th. Firecrest and Chiffchaff past the garden today. A Pygmy Owl would be nice of course ...


Will tot up my 'expected' additions target list at some point. Having only started late August have the second winter period to enjoy only, and reckon on maybe only 10 from Deb Burhinus' post above, #678, and only a few other possibles. We'll see ....
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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 08:43   #699
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Can I have wader sp on my list?

12 waders just flew past - too distant for positive id - most likely Black-tailed Godwits.
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Certainly not H, we have to maintain the high standard of the thread( and I wasnt allowed pigeon sp a few years back, not that that influences my rejection of your wader sp ahem)
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