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Old Wednesday 6th January 2016, 05:39   #51
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Slow maybe Gregor, but what a bird with which to start the New Year! Jealous ? Moi ?
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Old Wednesday 6th January 2016, 08:19   #52
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Slow maybe Gregor, but what a bird with which to start the New Year! Jealous ? Moi ?
Amazingly I saw two on my street that night! I've looked for them since, but no luck yet...
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Old Wednesday 6th January 2016, 10:44   #53
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15 . Goldfinch pleased to see several this morning .
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Fantastic birds, frogmouths!

Grey Wagtail today = 38
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Old Wednesday 6th January 2016, 14:51   #55
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From yesterday (1/5/2016):

9. Bald Eagle
10. Downy Woodpecker
11. Hairy Woodpecker
12. Dark-eyed Junco
13. American Goldfinch
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Old Wednesday 6th January 2016, 14:52   #56
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Fantastic birds, frogmouths!
I agree, but Goldfinches are nice too, unfortunately Brenda seems to have stolen mine

Just two species added today before the snow started in earnest:

24 Robin
25 Jay

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Another addition in the form of

25 Lapwings flying past = 39
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Added #16 today:
Cooper's Hawk

Oops, forgot the:White-breasted Nuthatch (#17)
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Old Thursday 7th January 2016, 07:48   #59
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17. Carrion Crow .
Two crows looking at the resident magpies long term nest with two magpies surveying them!
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Old Thursday 7th January 2016, 08:52   #61
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Crisp layer of snow, minus 20 C overnight, warming to minus 15 C during the day. After a spell out of the country, trudged across to replenish the feeders today ...only a brief look round, but did get the 2016 year list started, albeit rather modestly:

1. White-tailed Eagle - 1 adult (rare bird on my land in winter, but started last year in similar style I seem to remember)
2. Great Spotted Woodpecker
3. Middle Spotted Woodpecker
4. Great Tit
5. Blue Tit
6. Marsh Tit
7. Raven
8. Jay
9. Magpie
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Thermometer this morning
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Some bugger has a winter food storage collected in full.
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I agree, but Goldfinches are nice too, unfortunately Brenda seems to have stolen mine

Just two species added today before the snow started in earnest:

24 Robin
25 Jay

The Goldfinches are happier here with me Richard .Have also 16 blue tits ,4 great tits, 3 lovely long tailed tits , several chaffinch and bramblings. Never seen a Jay or not yet!

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Old Thursday 7th January 2016, 13:43   #64
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Female Woodpecker visiting the garden to feed. Love to see her head banging our lawn. Rare to see her,The male, of our resident pair, is much more common. Really Blustery & Rain. 2pm. Saxlingham Green
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Old Thursday 7th January 2016, 14:23   #65
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With Jos' minus 20 and Wari's near minus 30 I feel less inclined to complain about the sleet and snow here, at least I don't have to put on polar clothing when I go outside!
We've had a female Great spotted Woodpecker visiting all winter, not seen a male in the garden at all. Two more species to add today, one flying over as I replenished the feeders, the other hovering over the fields in the gale force winds (no prizes for guessing which bird was doing what ):

26 Lesser Redpoll
27 Common Kestrel


Err, make that three new species today, the group of Fieldfare and Starling that were thinking of settling down for the night just got a nasty fright:

28 Sparrowhawk
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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

*Richard, we have had a female Red-bellied Woodpecker coming to our feeders all winter but have not seen the male in the yard at all this winter.
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Colder here too today - though still above zero. Sleet & wind.

Kestrel = 40 today.
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That's fascinating Richard and Larry, re the incidence that you see females as opposed to males. With our resident pair, I only recorded the female green woodpecker once last year , in our garden, and that was at the same time as the male. So today's appearance of the very unusual appearance of our female was a real surprise to me. We frequently see our male- he is in and out all of the time, lol.

Here is a picture which I took of the male some time ago, in much sunnier times :

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That's fascinating Richard and Larry, re the incidence that you see females as opposed to males.
At my feeders, sex ratios are very biased amongst Great and Blue Tits - in both cases, nearly 80% of birds are males, and the vast majority of these are adult males as opposed to first-year birds (all the females and young birds migrate out).

More sedentary, the woodpeckers however are far more evenly split between males and females.
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20. Channel-billed Cuckoo
Another very nice garden tick, a pair were being quite extraordinarily noisy in the neighbour's garden!
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CBC. - great birds, Gregory.

A pair of Goosanders flew past this am. = 41.
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CBC. - great birds, Gregory.

A pair of Goosanders flew past this am. = 41.
Saw the CBC and immediately thought of Christmas Bird Count (USA mentality) and then I realized you were saying CBC, Channel-billed Cuckoo!

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Saw the CBC and immediately thought of Christmas Bird Count (USA mentality) and then I realized you were saying CBC, Channel-billed Cuckoo!

Happy New Year!
. . . . or the CBC
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. . . . or the CBC
Or if you are not into counting birds, perhaps you could take time to donate some blood at the CBC (Community Blood Center).
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