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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 18:31   #1
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Garden/Yard List 2020

Once again, time to begin anew.

Good birding to all our participants around the globe.

Happy New Year.

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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 18:34   #2
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 10:33   #3
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OK, I'll start: 20 so far today: with both Kestrel & Sparrowhawk putting in early appearances and a distant Pheasant calling to add to the list.
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Happy New Year All....thought I'd start the year with a RARE! Only a single brief 20 second visit last year, been present on and off for c3 hours, must have been the new Tesco fat balls I put out last night.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 17:13   #6
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Happy New Year All, good to hear from you Sue, have you dropped anchor at last?
As for your sparrows Ken, two constitutes an invasion!

Managed 21 today, five better than last year’s Jan 1st total (hopefully a good omen for the year).
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I got to 22 before we went out at 11am.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 18:25   #8
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I finished off with just over an hour in the garden after a day out birding locally - 22 species as follows:
Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Woodpigeon, Black-headed Gull, Dunnock, Collared Dove, Great Tit, Herring Gull, Robin, Magpie, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Common Gull, Greenfinch, Starling, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush.
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Make that 23:

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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 19:20   #10
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Happy new year and whole decade to every one.

I left one behind last years start. But I'm totally happy cos I was just 15 minutes on Garden.

#1. Tree Sparrow - I heard chirping behind the door before I opened it. Of course I also saw them right after that.
#2. Hooded Crow
#3. Magpie
#4. Blue Tit
#5. Great Tit
#6. Blackbird
#7. Fieldfare
- I don't see these every January. It has been very warm here...
#8. Great Spotted Woodpecker
#9. Feral Pigeon
#10. Siskin
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January 2nd:
Added a few in a two hour morning session -
22. Fieldfare
23. Feral Pigeon
24. House Sparrow
25. Canada Goose
26. LBB Gull
27. Redwing

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4 more today, and, on day 2, the first mega!

Song Thrush, Redwing, Greenfinch & LITTLE EGRET - not guaranteed here in the year, so amazed to see one today!
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Today, one:

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Four more added today (also found what would be a garden mega on our walk from the house this afternoon...........................):

1 Common Buzzard
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Common Blackbird
4 Mistle Thrush
5 Marsh Tit
6 Crested Tit
7 Coal Tit
8 Blue Tit
9 Great Tit
10 Nuthatch
11 Jay
12 Carrion Crow
13 Magpie
14 Raven
15 House Sparrow
16 Chaffinch
17 Brambling
18 Greenfinch
19 Goldfinch
20 Hawfinch
21 Yellowhammer
22 Tawny Owl
23 Robin
24 Green Woodpecker
25 Common Kestrel
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Happy New Year All, good to hear from you Sue, have you dropped anchor at last?
As for your sparrows Ken, two constitutes an invasion!

Managed 21 today, five better than last years Jan 1st total (hopefully a good omen for the year).
Hi Richard, Yes, we have been at Leisure World (jail), Seal Beach, California for a few years now. Peregrine is still moored in Mexico and we get down there for visits when we can.
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1. American Crow
2. Allen's Hummingbird
3. Canada Goose
4. Black Phoebe
5. Anna's Hummingbird
6. Ring-billed gull
On Christmas Eve day, I saw a Sharp-chinned Hawk perched on a lampost visible from my apartment. I hope I get to see it again for the garden list! I have only seen one once before, so I was happy to see it.
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Old Friday 3rd January 2020, 02:27   #17
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Is this a thread where we share what we see in our garden/yard/area?

I live in Idaho in the USA.

I saw a pair of Bald Eagles roosting together yesterday. Also saw an American Kestrel and a hooded merganser.

Today I saw a yellow-rumped warbler.

Planning on getting more bird food for my yards bird feeder. I always have mourning doves, Eurasian Collared doves, sometimes starlings, House finches, house sparrows, and American Goldfinches come to visit.

If you guys are interested, I will post pictures of them.

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Is this a thread where we share what we see in our garden/yard/area?

I live in Idaho in the USA.

I saw a pair of Bald Eagles roosting together yesterday. Also saw an American Kestrel and a hooded merganser.

Today I saw a yellow-rumped warbler.

Planning on getting more bird food for my yards bird feeder. I always have mourning doves, Eurasian Collared doves, sometimes starlings, House finches, house sparrows, and American Goldfinches come to visit.

If you guys are interested, I will post pictures of them.

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Hi, Jared,

Welcome to the thread.

We are recording anything seen or heard from house or garden, even if miles away, as long as you're standing in your own property at the time. You will see posts of seabirds from coastal properties eg.

Good luck, and, yes, by all means post photos.

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Thank you for the clarification. I have seen many birds on my property, and I will only post those from now on.

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3 additions from today:

#12. Greenfinch
#13. Jackdaw
#14. Waxwing - about 300 in one flock.
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Warm enough (in the sun at least) to drink my coffee outside after lunch, enabling me to see the local pair circling around together over their breeding site a few kms away:

26 Golden Eagle

Interesting to see a Common Kestrel is wintering this year, it's usually end of March/early April before they reappear, a combination of little snow and an explosion in the vole population explains that perhaps.
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I'm up to 30 now, with the addition in a brief am watch of

Great Tit
Jay
(& the one I don't count, FP)
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Blue sky this am for a change! A purple patch lasting just a couple of minutes yielded flyover Canada Geese (2), drake Mallard, Legret, Common Buzzard and 2 tumbling and sparring Goldcrest puts me on (to inc.FP) 32 so far. On the down side Ive never got this far into the Winter before without Siskin or Redpoll, still awaiting Fieldfare and Redwing....Oh for a cold snap!
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Still awaiting Fieldfare here - they are more elusive at this time of year.

One more this am : Stock Dove.
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