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Old Monday 8th January 2018, 18:31   #51
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A cold couple of hours this morning vainly hoping for more Pink-feet going over but

38. Mistle Thrush
39. Skylark
40. Goldcrest

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Old Tuesday 9th January 2018, 15:39   #52
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Can't remember such a dull, dark, dreary day!.....but hey Jenny Wren gave it some lift at 3.35pm...no.42.
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Old Tuesday 9th January 2018, 16:41   #53
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I would love to live where I could watch the sea Simon - next time I move............

A good movement of Pink-feet NW across Leicestershire today
I was thinking what I most miss from the UK - got to be the winter geese and the seabird colonies; none of that round these parts so pretty jealous of your Pinkfeet.

I can only see about a 20º angle of the sea from home - and its in a bay, so not proper seawatching - but sometimes its worth watching for a bit. Today has been rain for most of the day - managed to watch the sea for half an hour or so and up popped a 12 strong flock of Kittiwakes - a "garden" tick for me that I can add to 3 regulars in the last 2 days. Also, 2 Bonxies and small numbers of Gannets.

22. Grey Wagtail
23. Little Egret
24. Black-legged Kittiwake
25. Sandwich Tern
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Old Tuesday 9th January 2018, 17:04   #54
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As I write, close to 50 Kittiwakes passed going west - pretty far out but less than 1km. Also, one of my mssing species:

26. Lesser Black-backed Gull
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Old Tuesday 9th January 2018, 20:43   #55
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No real time spent at home but crawled to 22 with 12 photographed including Goosander on the one patch of river visible in the dark this morning!

1 Robin Garden GB-ENG 01 Jan 2018
2 Goosander Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
3 Black-headed Gull Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
4 Feral Pigeon Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
5 Woodpigeon Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
6 Magpie Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
7 Carrion Crow Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
8 Blue Tit Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
9 Great Tit Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
10 Blackbird Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
11 Starling Garden GB-ENG 02 Jan 2018
12 Cormorant Garden GB-ENG 03 Jan 2018
13 Lesser Black-backed Gull Garden GB-ENG 03 Jan 2018
14 Goldfinch Garden GB-ENG 03 Jan 2018
15 Mallard Garden GB-ENG 04 Jan 2018
16 Herring Gull Garden GB-ENG 04 Jan 2018
17 Jackdaw Garden GB-ENG 04 Jan 2018
18 Long-tailed Tit Garden GB-ENG 06 Jan 2018
19 Fieldfare Garden GB-ENG 07 Jan 2018
20 Pied Wagtail Garden GB-ENG 07 Jan 2018
21 House Sparrow Garden GB-ENG 07 Jan 2018
22 Collared Dove Garden GB-ENG 07 Jan 2018

A Little Egret spends its time feeding under the near bank so far out of view.

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Old Wednesday 10th January 2018, 07:16   #56
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#13. Jackdaw
#14. Greater Spotted Woodpecker
#15. Fieldfare
- Some of these are still here.
#16. Greenfinch
#17. Arctic Redpoll
- I think this is same individual as in December.
#18. Siskin
#19. Coal Tit
- At a first time I saw two of these on my garden.
#20. Sparrowhawk - I carried firewoods to sauna, when I noticed passerines panic reaction. I looked up and there it was.

Supraisingly good start for this year. Last year I get 20th at March. (Also this can mean that I see next new species at March... or April...)
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Old Wednesday 10th January 2018, 16:49   #57
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Garden list 2018

Managed to see:
Blue tits
Great tits
Robin
House Sparrow
Collard Dove
Turtle Dove
Pied Wagtail
Black bird
Thrush
Merlin
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Old Wednesday 10th January 2018, 17:19   #58
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Turtle Dove is a great January find Kev.
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Old Wednesday 10th January 2018, 18:01   #59
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Just one addition today....

41. Siskin

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Old Wednesday 10th January 2018, 18:22   #60
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Turtle Dove is a great January find Kev.
Thanks Ken I was surprised to see a Turtle Dove.
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Old Wednesday 10th January 2018, 18:41   #61
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Actually, Turtle Dove is a very unlikely species to be seen in January, especially so far north. You need to be sure what you saw and should pass the record on to your county recorder.

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Old Wednesday 10th January 2018, 18:51   #62
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[b]I carried firewoods to sauna, when I noticed passerines panic reaction. I looked up and there it was.

Supraisingly good start for this year. Last year I get 20th at March. (Also this can mean that I see next new species at March... or April...)
I hope you’re not going to stay in your sauna until March Wari, you’ll look like a lobster
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Not always annual.....but always appreciated!....out of the gloom, two Mute Swan over the house at 9am. no.43
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Old Thursday 11th January 2018, 11:39   #65
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Hoar frost and frozen waters now, bit of an upswing at the feeders - the highlight being six woodpeckers feeding simultaneously: three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, one Middle Spotted Woodpecker and two White-backed Woodpecker.

Two additions for the year:

16. Goldfinch
17. Siskin
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Old Thursday 11th January 2018, 12:34   #66
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Here it's been more a case of waters overflowing rather than freezing as the heavy snow high up and rain below 1500m caused a lot of local damge and landslides as rivers and streams couldn't cope. Calm conditions today though after some light snowfall overnight. We've suddenly been invaded by Siskins, at least 50 brightening the place up. Their panic calls this morning were justified as a male

33 Sparrowhawk

scooted through. So that's three species of birds of prey this year yet still no Buzzard!
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When I opened the curtains this morning, the Little Egret was on the right side of the river (23), a Peregrine was on the radio mast (24) and Moorhen was also added (25) - of those 19 photographed.

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Old Friday 12th January 2018, 12:26   #68
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That’s a nice idea, photographing the year’s garden birds, a bit tricky for me today as two of the additions are heard only, but a gorgeous day after frost has got birds moving about a bit:
34 Common Crossbill
35 Nutcracker
36 Bullfinch
37 Common Buzzard


A good start considering I totalled 35 in the whole of January last year
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Time to post my first list of 2018 for the garden, especially as I added a surprise new garden tick today (taking the lifetime garden list to 68 species, not bad for a smallish urban garden on a housing estate). So, so far:

1. Woodpigeon
2. Magpie
3. Blackbird
4. Blue tit
5. Dunnock
6. Robin
7. Black-headed gull
8. Carrion crow
9. House sparrow
10. Starling
11. Chaffinch
12. Coal tit
13. Great tit
14. Kestrel - new tick for the garden
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Time to post my first list of 2018 for the garden, especially as I added a surprise new garden tick today (taking the lifetime garden list to 68 species, not bad for a smallish urban garden on a housing estate). So, so far:

1. Woodpigeon
2. Magpie
3. Blackbird
4. Blue tit
5. Dunnock
6. Robin
7. Black-headed gull
8. Carrion crow
9. House sparrow
10. Starling
11. Chaffinch
12. Coal tit
13. Great tit
14. Kestrel - new tick for the garden
Never underestimate your garden's potential lazza....and particularly the air space above. My airspace is more productive than the "furniture" beneath.
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Female Blackcap in the Ivy hedge....better late than never! no.44.
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Old Saturday 13th January 2018, 12:26   #72
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BIG raptor reaction put me onto a distant speeding

Peregrine.
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Old Saturday 13th January 2018, 12:40   #73
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The first Red Kite for this garden - had one four years ago down the street

42 Greylag Goose
43 Canada Goose
44 Red Kite

30 species just this morning !

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Followed by another raptor reaction caused by a well overdue

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Another lovely day, Crossbill singing and first Buzzard territorial flight plus SEVEN Alpine Accentors together just up the road!
One more to add, largely absent this past two months:

38 Fieldfare
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