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Old Saturday 21st January 2017, 14:56   #12926
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The sky is overcast this morning and rather dreary. Had a Downy Woodpecker show up and about 15 House Finches, but that was all.
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Old Saturday 28th January 2017, 07:39   #12927
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First Siskin of the winter in the garden yesterday. Also a Song Thrush, 5 Lesser (soon to be Common) Redpolls and a male Bullfinch.
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Old Monday 30th January 2017, 15:19   #12928
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American Goldfinches, House Finches and a Black-capped Chickadee. (so far!)
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Old Tuesday 14th February 2017, 19:23   #12929
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After much deliberation and analysis an Arctic Redpoll has been confirmed for my garden list!
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After much deliberation and analysis an Arctic Redpoll has been confirmed for my garden list!
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Old Wednesday 15th February 2017, 16:57   #12931
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Old Wednesday 15th February 2017, 21:18   #12932
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Thanks guys. It's now confirmed there are 2.

Supporting cast on Tuesday of a Raven, female Brambling, 3 Bullfinches, a dozen or so Lesser Redpolls and a few Siskins.
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A Mealy Redpoll on the feeders today, along with various shades of Lesser Redpolls, Siskins, Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinches, LTTs and a GSW over.
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A Mealy Redpoll on the feeders today, along with various shades of Lesser Redpolls, Siskins, Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinches, LTTs and a GSW over.
Envious of your Redpolls Bongo!....for the first year in 5....no feeder visits this Winter for me! although I've seen a flock (c40) ''bouncing'' beauties along forest edge twice in the interim, Siskins and Goldies...but not the former.
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Old Sunday 12th March 2017, 10:27   #12935
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Was watching a Goldcrest this morning, collecting cobwebs from around the corners of the shed window.

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Old Sunday 12th March 2017, 16:49   #12936
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Need a new bird table, but not some rubbish from Homebase etc. False economy there.

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Had our first Greenfinch in months on Sunday.

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Old Thursday 23rd March 2017, 21:33   #12938
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Had a flock of Lesser Goldfinches (~20) and about a half dozen House Finches in the backyard today. Many times I'm able to sneak into the yard with my camera and grab a few photos, but today they've been so spooky I can't get close to them. I need to save my pennies for a lens with longer reach I guess.
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Old Friday 24th March 2017, 14:54   #12939
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It rained all night and once again I had a bit of a finch feeding frenzy at the feeder this morning. I'm not sure what it is about all night rains that triggers the aggressive morning feeding, but I've seen it enough to expect it now.
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Just finished Out of the Wild whilst having a glass of wine in the back garden

Amazing to see how confident the Siskins are. Must have had circa 10 back and fore to the feeders with a Goldcrest in the conifers. A Raven cronked overhead and a Buzzard flew over. Also had a garden mega in the form of a Starling
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Old Sunday 26th March 2017, 17:26   #12941
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Just had cracking views from the bedroom window, of a dog fox and a vixen, going through the long grass in the field next to the house.

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Old Wednesday 29th March 2017, 15:13   #12942
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Chiffchaff singing away next to the house yesterday.

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Old Wednesday 29th March 2017, 21:16   #12943
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Lots of finches around the feeders!

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Worked from home this afternoon. Had Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Siskin, Dunnock, Nuthatch, Robins and the first Blackcap of the year
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Just had the first barbecue of the year. Whilst sitting in the garden reading a Mike Tomkies book a Red Kite circled no more than 20 feet above the roof top. Siskins fed on the feeders. Ravens cronked overhead and a Blackcap warbled in the trees at the end of the garden. Oh. And I totally cremated the sausages

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Just had the first barbecue of the year. Whilst sitting in the garden reading a Mike Tomkies book a Red Kite circled no more than 20 feet above the roof top. Siskins fed on the feeders. Ravens cronked overhead and a Blackcap warbled in the trees at the end of the garden. Oh. And I totally cremated the sausages

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apart from the Bangers, that's a good set

Cant match that but I have had a pair of Bullfinch for the last few days and my first Holly Blue Butterfly
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Garden continues to attract good numbers of birds. Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Buzzard briefly in the tree a few days ago, Nuthatch, Siskin, Greenfinch, Golldfinch, Bullfinch etc.

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Hello back for a rare visit - must come by more often! Jealous of your holly blue, BFB, but I have had siskins (gone now I think) and an orange tip last week.

The usual goldfinches and sparrows - less goldfinches this year though. The starlings don't seem to be using their nest from last year in my corner eaves, but they are about - they come over to tell me off when I do any gardening.
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The (almost) daily visitors:

hawfinch/grosbeak
greenfinch
bluetit
great tit
long-tailed tit
bullfinch
blackbird
woodpigeon
great spotted woodpecker
nuthatch

and another guest not so pleasant:

rattus norvegicus collecting the leftovers from the sunflower seeds by browsing through the shells on the ground.

I got one of them trapped for rat heaven.
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A White-crowned Sparrow was a good bird for my feeders. I get them about twice a year.
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