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Old Monday 22nd January 2018, 18:08   #101
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This morning saw a Merlin feeding in my back garden all that was left was a beak and a few feathers.
Christ!...the prey item did bloody well to turn the fight round and beat BOP!
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Old Monday 22nd January 2018, 18:22   #102
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Christ!...the prey item did bloody well to turn the fight round and beat BOP!
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Old Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 08:20   #103
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Been pretty quiet here lately, only

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Old Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 08:33   #104
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Just after dawn, my first singing

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Old Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 10:24   #105
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Perhaps not surprising being almost surrounded my numerous sightings....a dive bombing Hawfinch overhead into the wood at 8.05 am. no.48.
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Old Wednesday 24th January 2018, 09:28   #106
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Perhaps not surprising being almost surrounded my numerous sightings....a dive bombing Hawfinch overhead into the wood at 8.05 am. no.48.
Still waiting for one here. Plenty within a few miles.
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One to get you drooling, I would normally spend days scanning the distant mountaisides with the 'scope hoping for this species, so I nearly choked on my lunch as this beauty came gliding down the valley just now:

39 Lammergeier

So, with hopefully Woodpigeon returning soon and the nearby farm's House Sparrows surely due to pay us a visit I should break the magic 40 barrier before the end of the month. After that I might as well sit in the sauna till March like Wari in Finland (except we don't have one)
I (almost) could give up the sauna, if I only got Lammergeier instead of...
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#21. Waxwing - At the Sunday morning 16 birds landed briefly on top of birch. Couln't get photo of them, but later I spend little time on yard and photographing "my tame Redpolls" and few other birds too.
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Plenty within a few miles.
.....same here! Here's one from a few miles.
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Old Thursday 25th January 2018, 17:49   #110
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#21. Waxwing - At the Sunday morning 16 birds landed briefly on top of birch. Couln't get photo of them, but later I spend little time on yard and photographing "my tame Redpolls" and few other birds too.
Looks like you've got everybody's Redpolls Wari....
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Old Friday 26th January 2018, 05:52   #111
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We’re in mourning here as one of the Treecreepers is no more after having collided with our big window, and that’s despite my wife and our nieces' sterling efforts to make said window more visible by sticking giant paper snowflakes all over it.

Still no Woodpigeons but at 6 o’clock the first hooting of this year:

40 Tawny Owl
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May your TC RIP Richard.

Just spotted a raptor at about 1km - with the bins I "knew what it was" - I'm always looking for one of these as a pair breeds some 6kms away and I've seen them nearer to home on a few occasions but never from home. So - I scrambled the scope up to double-check, very good

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Old Friday 26th January 2018, 09:56   #113
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May your TC RIP Richard.

Just spotted a raptor at about 1km - with the bins I "knew what it was" - I'm always looking for one of these as a pair breeds some 6kms away and I've seen them nearer to home on a few occasions but never from home. So - I scrambled the scope up to double-check, very good

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Highly required for my list!!.....although I'm quite prepared to accept one lower down.
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29. Goshawk, 2cy in flight

Also, a yard lifer in the form of American Mink at the river.
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Old Saturday 27th January 2018, 12:47   #116
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29. Goshawk, 2cy in flight
........that would be nice but!....am very happy to include a flyover Sturnus vulgaris today, kinda scarce in these parts of late. no.49.
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Old Saturday 27th January 2018, 18:40   #117
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Wow, congratulations Simon
Cheers! Not a scratch on your Lammergeier, BWK is to be expected around here - though thin on the ground.

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Highly required for my list!!.....although I'm quite prepared to accept one lower down.
Parts of southern Portugal have high densities and (theoretically you can't miss them in those areas, you'll have to get yourself down here sometime. I suppose BWK is a reasonably potential 1st for Britain in the nearish future, seeing how they are spreading north.
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Old Monday 29th January 2018, 08:01   #118
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Almost 8.5% of the year gone, and I notched up my 50th grdn.bird species this am, in the shape of two flyover Egyptian Geese which constitutes an approximate 2/3rds marker for the year.....now the daily grind!
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Romping away there, Ken - Egyptian isn't even on my possible list.
Two more Redpolls today - perched briefly this time.
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Romping away there, Ken - Egyptian isn't even on my possible list.
Two more Redpolls today - perched briefly this time.
Gotta a lot of plastic/intros. down here H!
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Hi to the people I know on this forum, I am late starting on this years list, mostly due to my health.
I. Collared dove
2. Robin.
3. Hawfinch
4. Blackbird
5. Song thrush
6. Dunnock
7. Carrion crow
8. Grey Heron
9. Green woodpecker
10. Cattle Egret
11. House Sparrow
12. Blue tit
13. Great tit
14. Long tailed tit
15. Coal tit
16. Chaffinch
17. Green finch
18. Goldfinch
19. Chiff chaff
20. Red Kite
21. Common Buzzard
22. Magpie
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Old Tuesday 30th January 2018, 16:26   #122
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I'm sure I speak for all the Garden Listers in wishing you a Happy (and healthy) New Year Brenda, Spring isn't far away
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Old Tuesday 30th January 2018, 16:45   #123
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I'll second that Brenda, that's a great location - hope the birds keep coming!

One new for the year from home for me today - a 1st winter

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Hi to the people I know on this forum, I am late starting on this years list, mostly due to my health.
I. Collared dove
2. Robin.
3. Hawfinch
4. Blackbird
5. Song thrush
6. Dunnock
7. Carrion crow
8. Grey Heron
9. Green woodpecker
10. Cattle Egret
11. House Sparrow
12. Blue tit
13. Great tit
14. Long tailed tit
15. Coal tit
16. Chaffinch
17. Green finch
18. Goldfinch
19. Chiff chaff
20. Red Kite
21. Common Buzzard
22. Magpie
Happy New Year Brenda....and may the birds be with you, they always give me a lift...especially when I need it most! Talking of which, there's four on your list that I need!
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Hope your health improves with each lengthening day, Brenda.
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