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Old Monday 8th April 2019, 10:05   #376
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Richard, it would be nice to get snow... If it means Lammergeier!

Last week was nice "Springly" week, but now the weather is gray again. These are from last week:

#29. Whooper Swan - one fly over
#30. Chaffinch - at last. This must be latest of all time. Like the next one also...
#31. Fieldfare
#32. Oystercatcher - Yesterday morning it flew firstly to the West and two minutes later to the East and all that time I could heard it.

Chaffinch was late, but where are all the Bramblings? I haven't seen any at this year - anywhere!

But at Saturday I saw dragonfly on outside stair railing. Never seen dragonfly this early! I just found out that this was Sympecma paedisca

PS. Also I saw briefly 5 big geese, but not sure was they Graylags or Canadians, so I left this case open...
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Old Monday 8th April 2019, 11:43   #377
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34. Siskin

An unexpected visitor to the bird feeder.
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Old Monday 8th April 2019, 12:15   #378
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but where are all the Bramblings? I haven't seen any at this year ...[/quote]

Still in England, singing away.
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Old Monday 8th April 2019, 12:19   #379
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64: Red Kite

and two House Martins - looking like they are sticking around.

And at least one, poss 3

65: Sand Martin,

which I didn't see last year!
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Old Monday 8th April 2019, 12:28   #380
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but where are all the Bramblings? I haven't seen any at this year ...
Still in England, singing away.[/quote]

Good to know, then I still have a chance...
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Old Tuesday 9th April 2019, 09:31   #381
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A bit of sneaky 'scoping, looking towards the village added another returning breeding species this morning:

57 Common Kestrel

The first cows are in the fields today after being cooped up in their barns since early November, so listening for birdsong doubly complicated now with "The Bells, the bells" added to the noise from the river currently roaring away below.
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Old Thursday 11th April 2019, 19:44   #382
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Early this morning I saw two

51. Cedar Waxwing

These have been noticeably scarce all winter, so nice to see them back.
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Old Friday 12th April 2019, 16:34   #383
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Third time lucky

Another bird of prey added today, got all excited when a medium-size falcon shot over the house, "Hobby" I thought, so I went outside to try and re-find it. After a tense couple of minutes I spotted it wheeling around in the distance, a male Peregrine. I then noticed a constant piping call from the nearby trees and nearly convinced myself it was a Common Redstart. After at least ten minutes scrambling around the fallen branches (note to self, must tidy up the woodland a bit!) I finally tracked down the culprit, a Chiffchaff, which promptly 'chiff-chaffed' to emphasise my incompetence, I still don't understand why it didn't hoo'eet like it should have. So, double dipping you might say. Then, to save the day, a ghostly pale male


58 Goshawk

zoomed over, long overdue as they breed in the forest, for once the crows hadn't seen it and it sped across the valley undisturbed.
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Old Saturday 13th April 2019, 15:06   #384
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April 13th - out hoping the Worcestershire White-tailed Eagle might drift NE nut no joy except

58. Swallow

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Old Saturday 13th April 2019, 18:56   #385
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Another bird of prey added today, got all excited when a medium-size falcon shot over the house, "Hobby" I thought, so I went outside to try and re-find it. After a tense couple of minutes I spotted it wheeling around in the distance, a male Peregrine. I then noticed a constant piping call from the nearby trees and nearly convinced myself it was a Common Redstart. After at least ten minutes scrambling around the fallen branches (note to self, must tidy up the woodland a bit!) I finally tracked down the culprit, a Chiffchaff, which promptly 'chiff-chaffed' to emphasise my incompetence, I still don't understand why it didn't hoo'eet like it should have. So, double dipping you might say. Then, to save the day, a ghostly pale male


58 Goshawk

zoomed over, long overdue as they breed in the forest, for once the crows hadn't seen it and it sped across the valley undisturbed.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 16:29   #386
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And another raptor this evening, a year and two days after my last sighting of this species here:

59 Red Kite

I was expecting a Barn Swallow or Willow Warbler today, there was one of the latter singing away in the centre of Annecy this morning, but its much warmer down there than at our 1000m altitude so patience required....
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Still can't get a Chiffchaff to shout loud enough to hear from here.
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Still can't get a Chiffchaff to shout loud enough to hear from here.
My sympathies H, are you suffering from wind problems then?
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 17:20   #389
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76. Black-tailed Godwit
77. Hawfinch.

The godwit was very welcome, was a new species for my land last year, now another individual on exactly the same area of wet meadow
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Old Tuesday 16th April 2019, 07:37   #390
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Bramblings and Redpolls still singing here, but still no Willow Warblers.
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 01:17   #391
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Big surprise this morning with a

52. Brown Thrasher

singing briefly in the neighbor's yard. They've become annual from/in the yard in recent years (<3 per year), but all previous records were from June or later.
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66 : Chiffchaff

finally the sun brought a songster close enough.
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 21:03   #393
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A good migration morning brought four new additions.

53. Barn Swallow (f)
54. Savannah Sparrow (year bird for me and only the second yard record!)
55. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (f)
56. Common Loon (f)

I also enjoyed a second yard record in the form of a Horned Lark migrant. Not new for the yard list this year, though!
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A casual look out the bedroom window just after 6PM brought a delightful adult

57. Broad-winged Hawk (f)
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Old Thursday 18th April 2019, 05:37   #395
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Been very slow recently.
Had peregrine fly over as I returned from walking the dog but not able to get it from the garden. One I may well not get another chance at.
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One species I have already expected, then arrived at once with a larger group:

#33. Eurasian Siskin - 100+ little beauties enjoyed the remains of winter feeding and were three days in our joy.
#34. Redwing - 14th April I heard singing, and yesterday morning I also saw the singer.

I put the lamb leg to salt for Easter and sculpted the biggest fats from it. I took them to the apple tree branch for Corvids. First came the Magpies, secondly Jackdaws. Hoodies remained more cautious in the background. Suddenly a big Herring Gull landed in garden, and a couple of Common Gulls followed. Fats disappeared fast. I think the Hoodies didn't get any. But the best part was that after the bigger gulls there came one...
#35. Black-headed Gull - ...soaring above garden. (It had no chance to getting any fat.)

Yesterday evening was big-birds-evening. Firs two...
#36. Cranes -... fly by, and then five...
#37. Gray Herons
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59. Willow Warbler - one singing bird, a garden lifer to boot, #90
60. Sand Martin - flock of 7 straight through going NW

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Following on from Smew a few weeks back, a second new species for my land - and again a duck, this time a pair of Gadwalls on a flood pool. Black-tailed Godwit still present too, plus six Green Sandpipers.

Also Willow Warbler singing.

78. Gadwall.
79. Willow Warbler
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Feeling a bit inadequate with all those garden lifers etc, plus Waris salted leg of lamb exploits! Ill also be roasting
one for the Easter family get together but they all add loads of salt at the table so Im keeping it simple.Just to make Toby jealous Ive had male Peregrine overhead on 3 different days this week, they must be breeding not far away. One sole addition for the year this afternoon, a pair of

60 Barn Swallow

enjoying the warm (18C) conditions.
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First garden yeartick for a while with Barn Swallow (36). Maybe a few more over the long weekend.......

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