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Old Monday 1st January 2018, 15:07   #13026
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The Marsh Tit has reappeared just in time for 2018's year list.

Happy New Year all.

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So I'm new here, so I'll post my current list of birds visiting although not all daily, hopefully you guys will enjoy and I can make this list more expansive at a future date......

Blackbird - 2 adults - 4 young, Chaffinch - 1 pair, carrion crow, collared dove - a pair, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Black headed / lesser Gul, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Nuthatch, Ferral pigeon, Blue - Great _ Long Tailed Tits, Grey Wagtail, GS Woodpecker, Woodpigeon and wren
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Old Thursday 4th January 2018, 01:43   #13028
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So I'm new here, so I'll post my current list of birds visiting although not all daily, hopefully you guys will enjoy and I can make this list more expansive at a future date......

Blackbird - 2 adults - 4 young, Chaffinch - 1 pair, carrion crow, collared dove - a pair, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Black headed / lesser Gul, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Nuthatch, Ferral pigeon, Blue - Great _ Long Tailed Tits, Grey Wagtail, GS Woodpecker, Woodpigeon and wren
Welcome on board

I very rarely get a Jay so well done for that one especially Grey Wagtail in Winter only as well.
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Old Monday 22nd January 2018, 17:21   #13029
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Worked from home this morning. 1st Siskin for a little while along with 1st Lesser Redpoll for a few years Also making an appearance were male Sprawk, Bullies, several Blackbirds, Marsh Tit, GSW's, LTT's and a male Blackcap.
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Old Wednesday 24th January 2018, 14:43   #13030
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It's been a while since i've posted!

I'm still getting various birds in the garden on a regular basis - Robin, Blackbird, Blue/Great/Coal/Long-tailed Tit, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Goldfinch, Wren, Goldcrest, House Sparrows, Starlings and Magpie. Highlights over the past few months - Blackcap, GS Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler.

Plus 3 Squirrels and 2 Foxes almost daily!
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Our two Carolina Wrens are daily visitors at our backyard bird feeders. They come to the Black Oil feeders, peanut feeders, suet feeders and pick around on the ground also for tidbits which have fallen from the raised feeders.
Other species which are usually seen are Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers, an occasional Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinals, Bluejays, House Finches, House Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Black-capped Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatches. Every now and again a European Starling drops in for a visit.
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Our two Carolina Wrens are daily visitors at our backyard bird feeders. They come to the Black Oil feeders, peanut feeders, suet feeders and pick around on the ground also for tidbits which have fallen from the raised feeders.
Other species which are usually seen are Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers, an occasional Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinals, Bluejays, House Finches, House Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Black-capped Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatches. Every now and again a European Starling drops in for a visit.
Larry, good to read from you. I hope everything is fine! Haven't read from you since last November.
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I'm still getting various birds in the garden on a regular basis - Robin, Blackbird, Blue/Great/Coal/Long-tailed Tit, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Goldfinch, Wren, Goldcrest, House Sparrows, Starlings and Magpie. Highlights over the past few months - Blackcap, GS Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler.

Plus 3 Squirrels and 2 Foxes almost daily!
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Old Tuesday 6th February 2018, 18:58   #13034
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Masses of birds in the garden at the moment due to the slightly colder weather. First Jay for a while appeared today.

A Pied Wagtail has also been around for the last few days, which is unusual for our garden.

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Old Friday 9th February 2018, 18:04   #13035
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Wife filmed this sparrowhawk today - not sure if it's a juvenille or why it was holding up it's right leg. Apparently it's "Go Vegan" week for Sparrowhawks
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My 7 year old spotted the Sparrowhawk in the garden yesterday. Also regularly getting 2 GSW's on the feeder which the youngest has named Chompy and Pecky
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Old Saturday 24th February 2018, 16:40   #13037
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Male and female GSW regular in the garden at the moment.

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Old Sunday 25th February 2018, 03:16   #13038
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Hope you're feeling better soon Larry.

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Old Tuesday 27th February 2018, 19:23   #13039
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Visitor to the garden this morning.
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wow! a slightly off colour australian pink robin! that got blown a looooong way by the big freeze blizzards ...
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wow! a slightly off colour australian pink robin! that got blown a looooong way by the big freeze blizzards ...
If you could send some of your Hawfinches our way that would be great

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ok ok doubters - just the one, sorry, a definite, stripping some actual haws left over in a hawthorn hedge but not seen since, probably headed down south if he had any sense. do they have hawthorns in Ibiza?

edit: he was seen today in Tuscany according to funinsnow thread.

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ok ok doubters - just the one, sorry, a definite, stripping some actual haws left over in a hawthorn hedge but not seen since, probably headed down south if he had any sense. do they have hawthorns in Ibiza?

edit: he was seen today in Tuscany according to funinsnow thread.
Lol. No. No. No. Not doubting. Just hugely jealous. I keep checking the tops of the conifers but nothing yet

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snow thick and falling

Snow is thick and falling
Cat prints reveal unwelcome intruder
Blackbirds squabble over suet
Great tits calling hhuit huit

In the cottage woodburner roaring
On this bitter arctic morning
Bird bath frozen starlings chatter
Boiling water breaks ice with a shatter

Dunnock scrambling under shrubs
Blue tits vainly look for grubs
Goldfinch top up empty crops
Grateful for food from the local shops

Neighbours child on noisy snow day
frightens flock of siskin away
Brambling come from far and wide
Bright white rumps they can not hide

Reed Bunting eyes seed scattered on ground
But human habitat is something new found
Woodpigeons flap around feeder tree
Clumsily knocking sunflower seed free

Fieldfare brought in by Siberian cold
And sight of chopped apples becomes more bold
One male blackbird defending his dinner
While his colleagues get fat and he gets thinner

Smaller birds flock to the feeders
A cold looking redpole all the needier
Ruffled feathers vying for space
Greenfinches chewing with little grace

Snow falling now thick and steady
Chaffinch shovel in snow but the woodpigeons are greedy
Starlings enjoying a breakfast right hearty
Magpies arrive and break up the party

Fifteen woodpigeons make everything sway
Its time to chase the darn things away!
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Very nice Deb.
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Worked from home today due to predicted weather issues. Topped up the bird food and put out fresh water. Garden was full from start to finish - 3 GSW's (2 female and 1 male), male and female Bullfinches, Siskin, Nuthatches, Chaffs, House Sparrows, Marsh Tit, heaps of Long-Tailed, Great, Blue and Coal Tits, and a pair of Pied Wagtails - a record for our garden

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strangely, my usuals weren't particularly interested in food, maybe neighbours all put out lots of food in sympathy in the snow. but when i replaced the ice with water they went to it. amazingly, a wood pigeon even started to bathe but didnt follow through.
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Baby Thrush already

Is this early for a young Thrush ?
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Is this early for a young Thrush ?
Its a Fieldfare Cog - cold weather is bringing them into gardens, chop up some apples
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