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Old Tuesday 9th August 2016, 13:43   #12876
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It has been a little slow at our backyard bird feeding station lately. However this morning there have been 30 House Sparrows, 2 White-breasted Nuthatches, several House Finches, Northern Cardinal, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee and a Carolina Wren coming in to feast on the offerings we have set out for them.

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Just added Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker and American Goldfinch.

11 species
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Old Sunday 28th August 2016, 15:17   #12877
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Moorhen up the tree after the feeder.
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Haven't been feeding the birds recently but had a cracking Raven flying over the front garden this afternoon, cronking away.

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Old Thursday 8th September 2016, 06:10   #12879
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Haven't been feeding the birds recently but had a cracking Raven flying over the front garden this afternoon, cronking away.

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Raven over my garden a few days ago too.

Hobby over on Sunday evening, and on Monday a huge wave of mixed Tits, mainly Blue Tits passed through the garden, 100+
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Old Saturday 10th September 2016, 01:29   #12880
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Yesterday my yard looked like a scene from The Birds. And my feeders were empty. Hundreds of large dark birds. I am a newbie to this so not sure what they are. I won't fill the feeders for a couple of days in hopes they will move on. Spent a while at my local farm store looking at feeders. I just want to watch my pretty birds relax and enjoy a snack like they did before word got out. Not a huge swarm of birds engulfing my yard. Am I asking for too much?!!!
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Started putting a handful of seed out last week. Straight in was a Nuthatch quickly followed by Coal, Great and Blue Tits. A Chiffchaff was also in the garden yesterday.

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Old Saturday 10th September 2016, 16:58   #12882
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A pair of Nuthatch have taken a shine to new feeders already. It's a small Gardman feeding station. The only issue I have with it is that it needs to be higher. Does anyone know if they sell the sections individually? Alternatively, as it was only cheap, I could always get another one and connect them up.

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Old Monday 26th September 2016, 14:38   #12883
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4 Ravens over the garden probable passage birds, Willow Warbler (very rare in my garden) and a count of 55+ Goldfinch.
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Old Friday 7th October 2016, 09:06   #12884
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First Redwing of the Autumn just arrived in the garden.

Great Spotted Woodpecker and some Long Tailed Tits.
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Today on my window sill I have had tufted titmice, red bellied woodpecker, white breasted nuthatch, carolina wren, carolina chickadee, mourning dove, and dark eyed junco. No blue jays, house finches or cardinals today.
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My annual trip to Uzumulu in Southern Turkey is into its second day. todays garden list includes Syrian Woodpeckers, Lssr Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Jay, blue Tit, Great Tit, Corn Bunting, and I can hear a Scops Owl Calling.
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Old Friday 11th November 2016, 05:52   #12887
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2 Tawny Owls calling as I arrived home from work at 06.00am this morning ..... both in the garden. Last time 2 turned up was back in Sept 2013.

One flew off straight away, while the other stuck around for half an hour. Could have been after the Squirrels nest or just establishing territory.
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Old Saturday 12th November 2016, 14:35   #12888
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Birds visiting our backyard this morning include House Sparrow, House Finch, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, White-breasted Nuthatch and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
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The cool weather hit this morning, 34 degrees F. The only bird so far in our yard was one American Goldfinch!
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Old Friday 18th November 2016, 19:56   #12890
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just starting to get busier here with Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Goldfinch numbers rising. Female Sparrowhawk visiting most days.

The forecast looks wet wet wet over the next few days so I don't anticipate any good garden birding.
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Busy this morning lots of Blue Tits,Great Spotted Woodpecker and Woodpigeon on the ground.
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Old Tuesday 6th December 2016, 07:33   #12892
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Four Redwing a Small flock of Long Tailed Tits and also the First Mistle Thrush and Fieldfare of the year. Still no Redpolls, although last winter was the poorest for nearly ten years. so not expecting too much this winter, we shall see.
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Old Tuesday 6th December 2016, 10:14   #12893
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Still no Redpolls, although last winter was the poorest for nearly ten years. so not expecting too much this winter, we shall see.
More or less the same here "Darn Sauf". Siskin were a month late, they're in most days c half dozen max (none yet today though), a neighbour had c 6 last week (Redpolls) and one briefly graced the garden.

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No Siskins, Greenfinch, Goldfinch or Redpoll here atm.

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Although suffering from a lack of ''Finches'' like everybody!....these arrived (in the garden) this week and are partial to peanuts! If you haven't got them at the moment....It's probably just a question of time? Cheers
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13 species this morning at out backyard bird feeders here in St. Joseph, Missouri.
I watched off and on 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Carolina Wrens, Dark-eyed Juncos, Blue Jays, House Finches, Downy Woodpeckers, House Sparrows, American Goldfinches, Black-capped Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, White-breasted Nuthatches, a Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted), American Crows and European Starlings.

*I also heard a few Snow Geese which were flying over near-by.
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Old Thursday 22nd December 2016, 14:27   #12897
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Our backyard bird feeders have been very busy lately ... except for those (almost daily visits by a menacing Cooper's Hawk). We have an assortment of birds coming in to the feeders beginning around 8:00 AM (around 35-40 birds of around a dozen species). I have yet to see any birds taken by the hawk, but when it is in the area around the feeders, no birds venture to the feeders. Generally, I just have to wait until the next morning to see any birds coming to the feeders again! (Just a few birds do come to the feeder during the rest of the day.)
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Siskins back for the first time in ages this morning.

Oh..... And Nadolig Llawen Pawb.

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Old Sunday 25th December 2016, 17:24   #12899
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Siskins back for the first time in ages this morning.

Oh..... And Nadolig Llawen Pawb.

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Diolch yn fawr... Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
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Cheers Mary. Hope you have a good one too.

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