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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 08:34   #1
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Garden/Yard List 2019

Happy New Year to you all, garden listers.

Here we go again.

Wood Pigeon was my first today...
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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 09:18   #2
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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!
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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.
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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 18:22   #4
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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.
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Couldn't avoid hearing the nocturnal Robins as I was getting packed up for my day out but that was it.

1. Robin

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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.

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Only had 16 today but it was quite warm out so perhaps they are going for more natural food rather than the bird feeders.
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Up to 25 now with

Siskin
Great Tit
Fieldfare

this morning - & utvs of c.20 Brambling too distant to call.
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Common Gull over and a
BRAMBLING in the garden!
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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.
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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
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31 now that

Pink-feet &
Lapwings

honoured me with fly-pasts.
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Two ahead of me H!
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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
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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 !

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A few more this morning with

7. Northern Cardinal
8. Red-bellied Woodpecker
9. European Starling
10. Black Vulture (f)
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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...
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I doubt that I will be for long, Ken !
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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!
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Nuthatch 1st thing today

And Jay.

And Redwing!
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Nuthatch 1st thing today

And Jay.

And Redwing!
We’re neck and neck now H

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

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