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Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 08:34   #751
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Whats happening in here?!? Gannets and Pine Buntings in (or from) gardens!?! Congratulations to you both!

Last weekend I manage to get two new ones:

#75. Redpoll - Only one with one Siskin. It was so weird that at first I didn't realize it was a garden year tick. But when I checked the next species...
#76. Coal Tit - ...my books I noticed that I got two new ticks, which is quite amazing in this time of year.

Also the Rowan berries are disappearing really fast...
Waxwings as well Wari! I suspect they’re regular visitors to your garden? FWIW your Redpoll looks interesting! Common at least?
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Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 08:37   #752
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Early morning vigil for Woodcock instead produced a low-flying

80: MERLIN !!

I suspect this could be my final total...
It’s never over till the “fat lady......

Envy the Merlin H!
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Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 13:16   #753
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It’s never over till the “fat lady......

Envy the Merlin H!
No, but she's already gargling!
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Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:05   #754
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Waxwings as well Wari! I suspect they’re regular visitors to your garden? FWIW your Redpoll looks interesting! Common at least?
Waxwings is most often seen in the fall and early winter, sometimes in late winter or early spring. But in mid-winter and especially in summer, you never see them. I guess they are in the forests of the north.
This year has been good for Rowans, so a lots of Waxwings and Fieldfares are around. I'm still waiting for the Pine Grosbeaks to come.

Yeah, I also noticed that that Redpolls underside is quite white and only few stripes on sides, but I couldn't saw the backside well, so I can't say if it might been Arctic...
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Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:26   #755
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Too late for a passing Merlin for here now and I’ve not seen a Redpoll anywhere this year, most embarrassing! I planted a Rowan but it will be a few years before it attains Waxwing-attracting capability
One unexpected visitor today, a smart male Serin, all fluffed up against the cold, very unusual in mid-winter at this altitude.
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Old Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:50   #756
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Sparrowhawk added to the Cornwall garden list a few weeks back ...

... down in France again now, provisionally until the 18th. Pretty quiet birdwise, although did have a solitary Fieldfare chak-chaking disconsolately from the top of the Acacia tree outside this morning ...
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Lucky for some on the day!...Green Sandpiper North at 11.57am no.86.
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My final contribution for the year, departing the country today.

Pygmy Owl remains active, but also a couple of late additions to the list in the last week or so, one Coal Tit at the feeders and a very late Woodcock, my first ever winter individual. Also unusual for winter, two Grey Herons and a superb 30 Whooper Swans over, my largest single flock.

131. Woodcock
132. Coal Tit
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