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Old Saturday 2nd January 2016, 23:49   #26
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Happy New Year Richard, If I recall you had a foray into Switzerland & Annecy at the beginning of last year too. I love Annecy, although I have not been for many a year now. Nice to see that your Italian Sparrow is still alive and kicking too :)
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Old Saturday 2nd January 2016, 23:52   #27
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A wet 'stay-at-home' day boosted the list to 15:
01 Blue Tit *
02 Great Tit *
03 Woodpigeon *
04 Magpie *
05 Herring Gull
06 Black-headed Gull
07 Robin
08 Carrion Crow
09 Goldfinch
10 Bullfinch
11 Feral Pigeon
12 Jackdaw
13 Chaffinch *
14 Dunnock
15 GBB Gull

* actually in the 180 m garden; rest in neighbouring gardens or flyovers
Good to read and Happy New Year Nutcracker. Please could you tell us a little about your garden and yard and where you are based, to help put your sightings into perspective.
Thank you and best wishes, Carol
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Old Saturday 2nd January 2016, 23:59   #28
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16* Nice Mistler, within the garden too
That's a nice picture Nutcracker, thank you for sharing it.
We have a pair that we regularly see in and around our garden in rural and a long way inland, Norfolk.
They ( or perhaps their offspring?? ) have given us much pleasure, every year, since we moved to our home in 2001
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 12:50   #29
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Mistle Thrush is the only new bird so far today too.

Raining again here.
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 15:10   #30
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Five species added this afternoon, our daily Robin seems to have gone AWOL though!
19 Bullfinch
20 Nuthatch
21 Great spotted Woodpecker
22 Collared Dove
23 Raven
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 19:21   #31
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Please could you tell us a little about your garden and yard and where you are based, to help put your sightings into perspective.
Suburban, southeast Northumbs.; as mentioned 180 m, i.e., pretty small.

'Upgraded' Goldfinch from neighbours garden to inside today.
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 19:53   #32
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Suburban, southeast Northumbs.; as mentioned 180 m, i.e., pretty small.

'Upgraded' Goldfinch from neighbours garden to inside today.
Thank you, Are you far from the coast ? Northumberland is a beautiful county :)
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 20:24   #33
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A little way inland, too far for any interesting passage migrants, unfortunately :-(
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Old Monday 4th January 2016, 01:54   #34
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Old Monday 4th January 2016, 07:45   #35
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Another seasonal trip?

Siskin & Great-spotted Woodpecker so far this morning = 35

Edit: while having breakfast a garden mega and a fourth for the day close on it's heals :

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER & Peregrine
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Another seasonal trip?

Siskin & Great-spotted Woodpecker so far this morning = 35

Edit: while having breakfast a garden mega and a fourth for the day close on it's heals :

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER & Peregrine
Blimey, a Merg over the garden, did you put whisky on your cereal instead of milk??

I see Jos is braving the European winter in, err, Texas.
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I thought that Jos must be somewhere in Syria...

Couple additions for my garden list:

#7. Jackdaw
#8. Magpie
#9. Yellowhammer
#10. Feral Pigeon
#11. Great Spotted Woody

and ofcourse I have to mention that snow has came to my garden too.
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2016 yard birds
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American Crow
American Goldfinch
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
Common Grackle
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker
European Starling
House Finch
House Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird

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Old Monday 4th January 2016, 22:52   #39
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a visitor to the garden at 8.50am, this morning


we also had some very exciting bird visitors too today, yesterday and the day before- will update further tomorrow , as been a long day today
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Old Monday 4th January 2016, 23:33   #40
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My yard list so far for 2016;

1. Canada Goose
2. Mourning Dove
3. Blue Jay
4. American Crow
5. Common Raven
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Snow Bunting

I moved last November (2015) so this year's yard list should be interesting.
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Old Monday 4th January 2016, 23:49   #41
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My yard list so far for 2016;

1. Canada Goose
2. Mourning Dove
3. Blue Jay
4. American Crow
5. Common Raven
6. Black-capped Chickadee
7. White-breasted Nuthatch
8. Snow Bunting

I moved last November (2015) so this year's yard list should be interesting.
Happy New Year and I look forward to following your postings, from your new environs
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Happy New Year and I look forward to following your postings, from your new environs
Thanks Carol. Happy New Year to you as well!
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Old Tuesday 5th January 2016, 08:07   #43
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13 Common Buzzard
14 Brambling
15 Dunnock
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17. Flyover Grey Wagtail. Also upgraded Dunnock from outside garden to inside.
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Old Tuesday 5th January 2016, 12:58   #45
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Rob and I have just been treated to todays visit from the barn owl, perching on the post outside our home office window, using that as a perch to hunt for food from. It's out much later today - visited us at 09.35am yesterday, whereas 13.45pm today . We are so lucky, such a beauty and a sizeable one too...the best view one could wish for from your office window
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Old Tuesday 5th January 2016, 13:09   #46
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Pushed my Finches at the feeders up to 7 species today; Chaffinch 10+, Greenfinch 10+, Brambling 2, Bullfinch 3, Redpoll 2, Goldfinch 5+ and a female Siskin. I can also occasionally see a Linnet flock in a stubble field in front of the house (very mobile over a wide area) so technically an 8 species of finch day!
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Long overdue: 18. Coal Tit (in garden as well).
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European winter is minus 23 tonight in Lithuania ...and guess which idiot is heading straight for it dressed in sandals and no socks! Ah well, least the feeders should be good.
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Carol - wow! That's about as good as a garden bird can be!
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Old Wednesday 6th January 2016, 02:14   #50
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It has been a very slow start to my garden list this year with some really horrible weather hitting Brisbane.

My garden consists of a tiny patch of grass and three trees in the centre of the city. I rely on birds flying overhead for most of my list here!

So far:
1. Tawny Frogmouth- awesome surprise!!
2. Pied Currawong
3. Australian White Ibis
4. Welcome Swallow
5. Noisy Miner
6. Pied Butcherbird
7. Magpie-lark
8. Australian Magpie
9. Rainbow Lorikeet
10. Spotted Dove
11. Black-faced Cuckooshrike
12. Torresian Crow
13. Feral Pigeon
14. Silverye
15. Eastern Cattle Egret
16. Straw-necked Ibis
17. Pacific Koel (heard only)
18. Blue-faced Honeyeater
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