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Old Monday 7th January 2019, 07:59   #51
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It'll be April before I see a Blackcap!
An entire hedge of Ivy berries H is the pull, although they can go awol for long periods, especially late Oct-Dec...
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Old Monday 7th January 2019, 13:41   #52
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I'll try and post a full list a bit later on but birders in Leeds have been going a bit crazy due to the Bohemian waxwings that have turned up. A first for me!
More representation from Yorkshire
Some of our regulars are playing hard to get up to now and nearby Crossbill and Grey Heron have both yet to come in garden listing range. So in the absence of any additions, I'll just attach a photo of an unusual-looking individual under one of the feeders this morning, I think it's an Alpine Brambling
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Old Monday 7th January 2019, 13:52   #53
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More representation from Yorkshire
Some of our regulars are playing hard to get up to now and nearby Crossbill and Grey Heron have both yet to come in garden listing range. So in the absence of any additions, I'll just attach a photo of an unusual-looking individual under one of the feeders this morning, I think it's an Alpine Brambling
N-a-a-h....anyone can see that’s a Snow Brambling hybrid!....and quite a stunner at that!
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Old Tuesday 8th January 2019, 01:52   #54
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An entire hedge of Ivy berries H is the pull, although they can go awol for long periods, especially late Oct-Dec...
Completely irrelevant to this thread but we had two blackcaps in our new-ish small London Garden on 28 December (and had our first chaffinch the day before).

Back on topic, there was a great spotted woodpecker guzzling on my fat balls on Sunday.
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Old Tuesday 8th January 2019, 06:50   #55
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Completely irrelevant to this thread but we had two blackcaps in our new-ish small London Garden on 28 December (and had our first chaffinch the day before).

Back on topic, there was a great spotted woodpecker guzzling on my fat balls on Sunday.
Welcome to the thread, the more the merrier!

A flyby heard this morning while I was getting some firewood in:

28 Common Crossbill

With all the passerines feeding here at the moment, it was no surprise to see the next species, regally surveying the scene from her perch in a nearby tree:

29 Sparrowhawk
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Welcome to the thread, the more the merrier!
Cheers! A fairly measly 15 so far this year - not even had a wren yet. In vaguely chronological order:

Ring necked parakeet
Jay
Magpie
Robin
Carrion crow
Feral pigeon
Wood pigeon
Dunnock
Blackbird
Coal tit
Great tit
Blue tit
Long tailed tit
Great spotted woodpecker
Black headed gull
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Not a bird that was physically in the yard, but I won't complain!

19. Northern Flicker

Lousy weather right now, but there figures to be a major shake-up starting tomorrow. Strong W/NW winds and high temps finally plummeting to around freezing. We'll see what happens.
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Old Tuesday 8th January 2019, 20:31   #58
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These are mine so far...

Wren
Blackcap
Goldcrest
Blackbird
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Long-tailed tit
Coal tit
Dunnock
House Sparrow
Collared Dove
Wood Pigeon
Robin
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Redwing
Starling
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26. pink-footed goose

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Two behind same time last year, however flyover Grey Heron this am takes me to no.40.
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9th January - morning watch

42. Blackcap - a male, first here this winter

Otherwise very quiet.

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As usual, you more Southern garden listers get flying start... and couple of amazing birds you have already.
Last year was a new record for this garden, 72. So I put this year target to 75. But on the basis of first week, it's not going to happen... (OK, there is still few weeks left this year... )

January 1st:
#1. Great Tit
#2. Hooded Crow
#3. Jackdaw
#4. Magpie
#5. Blue Tit
#6. Tree Sparrow


Jan. 5th:
#7. Great Spotted Woodpecker
#8. Bullfinch
#9. Feral Pigeon
#10. Greenfinch
#11. House Sparrow
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Five I need there Wari!...and two I won’t get.
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Flyover Mallard this am no.41.
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Back after a trip in warmer bird-rich lands, and minus 14 C and considerable snow at my feeding station this morning ... perfect for big numbers - heaving with Great Tits et al. Main attractions this morning, three Grey-headed Woodpeckers, a couple of White-backed Woodpeckers, a Middle Spotted Woodpecker and a half dozen Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Treecreeper at the feeder nice.

Unusual for midwinter, five flyover Mallard.

1. Grey-headed Woodpecker
2. White-backed Woodpecker
3. Great Spotted Woodpecker
4. Middle Spotted Woodpecker
5. Great Tit
6. Blue Tit
7. Marsh Tit
8. Treecreeper
9. Nuthatch
10.Jay
11. Hooded Crow
12. Magpie
13. Fieldfare
14. Bullfinch
15. Mallard
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I think the blood must still be “rushing” to your head Jos.
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Greenfinch this morning, surprised it took this long as normally get a good few of these

Plenty of Corvids flying around, but none actually in the garden yet
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January 10th - morning watch

43. Buzzard

But very quiet otherwise.

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Lagging behind already!

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Considerably in front of me :)
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I give you a month, Jos!
Till mid February only? I can confidently say you will be 30 or 40 or more species in front by then. My tally will only statt roaong significantly in March.
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Till mid February only? I can confidently say you will be 30 or 40 or more species in front by then. My tally will only statt roaong significantly in March.
I suspect the same will be true here, too, if even late February when blackbirds begin to liven up the migration scene.

It's been terribly slow this winter, especially with chickadees and titmice. I used to have 2-4 titmice and 2-3 chickadees visit each week, and this winter I had ONE chickadee and 0 titmice... The area Christmas Bird Count has shown troubling results as well, even with poor weather on count day.
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I suspect the same will be true here, too, if even late February when blackbirds begin to liven up the migration scene.

It's been terribly slow this winter, especially with chickadees and titmice. I used to have 2-4 titmice and 2-3 chickadees visit each week, and this winter I had ONE chickadee and 0 titmice... The area Christmas Bird Count has shown troubling results as well, even with poor weather on count day.
Perhaps they’ve been tempted away by a neighbour with a more attractive feeder spread? Happened to me a few Winters back...no such thing as loyalty I’m afraid.
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