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Old Saturday 4th January 2020, 09:30   #26
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Old Saturday 4th January 2020, 10:07   #27
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Persistent blood-curdling screeching at dawn this morning had me thinking maybe a punch-up between the Tawny Owl and a Buzzard was taking place, but on peering down onto the road I find that it's the demise of another Blackbird, not the pesky cats this time but a proud (and noisy!)

27 Sparrowhawk

making the racket. I thought I heard a Fieldfare chack chack in the distance but I'm not 100% sure, so that'll have to wait.
Siskin, do they still exist? I think Wari and Jos need to own up, they're keeping them up north I suspect.
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Old Saturday 4th January 2020, 12:12   #28
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January 4th.

Another two hour session added a few more:

28. Rook
29. Cormorant - one flying over
30. Raven - two flying over half-displaying
31. Wren

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Old Saturday 4th January 2020, 17:35   #29
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7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. House Finch
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Old Saturday 4th January 2020, 18:07   #30
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After four days with little time at home, I sit at 19 but including Little Egret & Peregrine which are two of my better regular species:-

1 Carrion Crow 01 Jan 2020
2 Blackbird 01 Jan 2020
3 Robin 01 Jan 2020
4 Feral Pigeon 02 Jan 2020
5 Woodpigeon 02 Jan 2020
6 Black-headed Gull 02 Jan 2020
7 Herring Gull 02 Jan 2020
8 Magpie 02 Jan 2020
9 Jackdaw 02 Jan 2020
10 Blue Tit 02 Jan 2020
11 Starling 02 Jan 2020
12 Mallard 03 Jan 2020
13 Moorhen 03 Jan 2020
14 Little Egret 03 Jan 2020
15 House Sparrow 03 Jan 2020
16 Chaffinch 03 Jan 2020
17 Goldfinch 03 Jan 2020
18 Peregrine 04 Jan 2020
19 Cormorant 04 Jan 2020

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Old Sunday 5th January 2020, 12:48   #31
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Last night (early evening), 3 Mandarin over, today so far 3 GBBGulls over also a single Cormorant and a solitary Redwing...no.36.
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Old Sunday 5th January 2020, 14:25   #32
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January 5th.

A three hour session this morning yielded 30 species of which three are new, plus I realise now I missed one out on the 1st/2nd.

33. Little Egret
34. GBB Gull
35. Buzzard

Unfortunately the two Blackcaps from last month seem to have cleared off.

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Old Sunday 5th January 2020, 18:13   #33
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Two additions today:-
20 - Great Tit - 5th January
21 - Collared Dove - 5th January

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Old Sunday 5th January 2020, 19:42   #34
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Old Monday 6th January 2020, 14:46   #35
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Old Monday 6th January 2020, 15:01   #36
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36. Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Old Monday 6th January 2020, 17:51   #37
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Siskin, do they still exist? I think Wari and Jos need to own up, they're keeping them up north I suspect.
Yeah, we hold them here... and a lot of them too.

I noticed we have same kind of conditions here than you have on Alps: Warm, no snow, but plenty of voles and even few Kestrels (not in my garden thought).

Few additions nevertheless:

#15. Coal Tit - one individual keep coming feeders almost daily.
#16. Bullfinch
#17. Raven
- one fly over
#18. Hawfinch - I found it this time in the flock of c. 200 Fieldfares, when looking for Redwings or Pine Grosbeak (which I didn't find).
#19. Sparrowhawk - which ceased my viewing of previous species by driving them out of my sight
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Old Monday 6th January 2020, 19:41   #38
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Yeah, we hold them here... and a lot of them too.

I noticed we have same kind of conditions here than you have on Alps: Warm, no snow, but plenty of voles and even few Kestrels (not in my garden thought).

Few additions nevertheless:

#15. Coal Tit - one individual keep coming feeders almost daily.
#16. Bullfinch
#17. Raven
- one fly over
#18. Hawfinch - I found it this time in the flock of c. 200 Fieldfares, when looking for Redwings or Pine Grosbeak (which I didn't find).
#19. Sparrowhawk - which ceased my viewing of previous species by driving them out of my sight
Good stuff Wari! Here it's becoming a war between me and neighbours' cat, more feathers in front of the house as he ran away from me this morning, probably another Blackbird gone. Best observation today was three adult Golden Eagles turning in the sky not far away at midday (maybe they could help with this cat problem).
No new species to add, though a Grey Wagtail between us and the village yesterday was interesting, I saw none from the House/garden last year......
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Old Monday 6th January 2020, 21:59   #39
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Here it's becoming a war between me and neighbours' cat, more feathers in front of the house as he ran away from me this morning, probably another Blackbird gone.
Very much a Cat-as-trophy Richard
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Old Tuesday 7th January 2020, 05:24   #40
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Jan 1st, started with:
1) Black-capped Chickadee
2) European Starling
3) House Finch
4) Lesser Goldfinch
5) American Goldfinch
6) Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
7) Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)

Jan 4th, added:
8) Canada Goose
9) Downy Woodpecker
10) Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
11) Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12) Red-breasted Nuthatch
13) American Robin
14) Ceder Waxwing

Jan 5th, added:
15) Cooper's Hawk
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Old Tuesday 7th January 2020, 06:31   #41
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I'm two ahead of last year so far.
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Old Tuesday 7th January 2020, 19:47   #43
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Three more today, displaying Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail through/over the grdn. and not seen so often nowadays flyover Collared Dove. 39.
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Old Tuesday 7th January 2020, 22:17   #44
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Two additions this morning:-

22 - Lesser Black-backed Gull - 7th January
23 - Grey Wagtail - 7th January

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Two big birds soaring overhead today:
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Old Wednesday 8th January 2020, 08:42   #46
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The big “four oh!”.....Green Woodpecker in neighbour’s garden.
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Old Wednesday 8th January 2020, 17:49   #47
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January 6th.

36. Great Spotted Woodpecker - two singles over

(January 7th - succumbed to the dark forces and went to tick a wagtail)

January 8th.

37. Sparrowhawk - rather overdue

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11, Bush Tits ( I can't remember ever seeing them feeding on the ground before, maybe I have and have forgotten.)
12. Cassin's Kingbird
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Old Thursday 9th January 2020, 08:24   #49
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Thought that tail looks a bit short as it was “gusted” over the house roof! A quick check with the bins, then it turned out...very black and white. Pied Wagtail not common hereabouts. no.41.
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Old Thursday 9th January 2020, 15:42   #50
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A bit like Steve, I gave in to temptation and went birding down around Geneva yesterday after having done the airport run for the family the day before. I’ve now had my annual fix of web- footed species ( and a nice Great Grey Shrike)
Back on home territory again today I heard no.28, then distantly saw no.29 while scanning the mountain slopes for Chamois.

28 Black Woodpecker
29 Alpine Chough
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