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Old Wednesday 24th August 2016, 09:43   #676
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Yep, Autumn is coming.
Yes it is and migration is beginning here even though it still feels like summer. Yesterday, no 68) Whinchat and 69) Northern Wheatear, three of the former and two of the latter. Today Whinchats for the second day, at least one of them a different bird, a male who was not seen yesterday.
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Old Thursday 25th August 2016, 22:17   #677
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No 81 Canada Warbler They have been in the area on and off all summer, but one finally flitted through he garden with a mixed flock this morning, lovely.
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Old Thursday 25th August 2016, 22:20   #678
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Chiffchaff upgraded from 'heard from the garden' to 'in the garden'.
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Old Sunday 28th August 2016, 10:31   #679
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Been very hot here last couple weeks some beautiful days incuding yesterday gone a little cooler this morning down from 36c in shade yesterday to 24c locally.
I was in garden 7.30 am yesterday saw three grey herons flying around over woods to the near left of me , think must be long term nesting place for them. Usually see a grey heron go over garden early each morning depending of what time I finished with the nurse as when longer dont see the heron!
100+ Greenfinch have arrived today now most of them in the trees hope stay few days , have 5 resident greenfinch since more than a year.

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Old Sunday 28th August 2016, 12:43   #680
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Hope you're not suffering in this heat Brenda, it's even up to 31 C here and we're at 1,000 m altitude! What sort of trees are the Greenfinches coming to ?
Here they seem to have left the neighborhood for now. A Spotted Flycatcher at our new home last week and Pied Flys for the last 4 days in a row are more signs of migration. Most unusual species (heard only) was calling Whimbrel the other night,I wish I's started a 2016 garden list here now instead of deciding to wait till the new year !
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Old Monday 29th August 2016, 06:48   #681
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Autumn finally kicking in here although still a poor year, at least 10 species behind my normal count by the end of August!

100 Canada Goose
101 Green Sandpiper
102 Grey Heron
103 Golden Plover
104 Arctic Skua
105 Black-tailed Godwit
106 Ruff
107 Lapwing
108 Reed Warbler
109 Redstart
110 Whinchat
111 Sooty Shearwater
112 Egyptian Goose
113 Sedge Warbler
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Old Monday 29th August 2016, 16:02   #682
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Impressive list even so Ryan!
A very productive garden and house maintenance visit today added FOUR species for the year:

77 Whinchat
78 Yellow Wagtail
79 Pied flycatcher
80 Nutcracker
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Old Tuesday 30th August 2016, 06:58   #683
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At a weekend I watched about twenty Swifts circled on sky above garden, when I noticed one different bird:
#57. Barn Swallow - the first one at this summer... and propably last one too.
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Old Tuesday 30th August 2016, 08:10   #684
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Hope you're not suffering in this heat Brenda, it's even up to 31 C here and we're at 1,000 m altitude! What sort of trees are the Greenfinches coming to ?
Here they seem to have left the neighborhood for now. A Spotted Flycatcher at our new home last week and Pied Flys for the last 4 days in a row are more signs of migration. Most unusual species (heard only) was calling Whimbrel the other night,I wish I's started a 2016 garden list here now instead of deciding to wait till the new year !
I am ok with heat and been very careful, difficult at night.
Trees - A big old oak tree and a tree with black berries look like olives but wrong leaves , these two trees are directly after my hedge to the right of the view. Right near these but in my garden an apple tree and a Lilas de inde (its not a lilac) The greenfinches are on these four trees . Also about 80 very mixed coloured juvenile starlings here since more than a month again like last year.
Nice today cooler will be 26c

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Old Tuesday 30th August 2016, 08:40   #685
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Asking for name of tree has black berries several months of year . Cant see berries on it myself other than looking with my bins .The tree untidy and full of wild bits is just other side of my hedge . That part of the garden the hedge is kept higher its bit neglected corner of garden so many birds adore it.
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Thanks! It is Prunus laurocerasus.
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Old Wednesday 31st August 2016, 10:45   #688
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Old Wednesday 31st August 2016, 20:00   #689
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It still amazes me how shy the Blackbirds are here compared to England! Just had my first garden bird and that was a flyover for 36!

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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 10:12   #690
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My first new one for ages: a

74 (Ithink) Yellow Wagtail

flew over calling this am. A real rarety around here, and just about annual.
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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 15:28   #691
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My first new one for ages: a

74 (Ithink) Yellow Wagtail

flew over calling this am. A real rarety around here, and just about annual.
That's a good one!
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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 18:09   #692
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Indeed.
And I've recently learnt that Little Egrets have reached a reservoir just half a dozen miles from here - so a fly past might just be possible one day.
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Thanks to some ID help in the forums, I confirmed my suspicions and added 82 Tennessee Warbler this morning.
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Old Saturday 3rd September 2016, 21:19   #694
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Quickly followed by 83 Wilson's warbler today.
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Old Monday 5th September 2016, 10:20   #695
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At a weekend a lot of Insectivores my garden. Tits, Chaffinches, Robins, Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroats, couple of young Common Redstarts and:

#58. Chiffchaff - several. Yesterday I noticed Chiffchaff hopping along the ground and search for food. I don't remember I have seen this earlier. Ofcourse most of the time they were on trees and bushes.
Also I noticed that Blue and Great Tits pecking plums and apples. And they didn't just pick insects but really ate the fruit.
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Old Monday 5th September 2016, 17:21   #696
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A fabulous 75th addition to the garden year list -

MERLIN

hunting hirundines overhead.

Fantastic!
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Old Monday 5th September 2016, 18:45   #697
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A fabulous 7th addition to the garden year list -

MERLIN

hunting hirundines overhead.

Fantastic!

That's Doubly Fantastic H!....that's put me at 67 ''today'' with this little beauty...ahead by 60!!!
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Odd! i'd edited that once already.

Patch has provided a Tree Pipit yesterday - hoprful of one overhead from the garden - but nowt.
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Yesterday at last I saw a different bird in the garden.Not sure if its a Woodchat Shrike was perched on end of washing line hope he or she will do same today
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Another Yellow Wagtail over this pm!
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