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Old Saturday 4th May 2019, 19:28   #451
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Wood Sandpipers down to 15 today, but several Swallows about, new for the year.

88. Barn Swallow.
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Old Saturday 4th May 2019, 20:32   #452
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A few new birds today among a large flight (85+) of Yellow-rumped Warblers over the yard.

65. Indigo Bunting (f)
66. Baltimore Oriole (f)
67. Eastern Kingbird (f)
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Old Saturday 4th May 2019, 20:37   #453
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A few new birds today among a large flight (85+) of Yellow-rumped Warblers over the yard.

65. Indigo Bunting (f)
66. Baltimore Oriole (f)
67. Eastern Kingbird (f)
It won’t be long.....
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Old Sunday 5th May 2019, 13:20   #454
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It won’t be long.....
We're all creeping up behind you Ken!
More snow on the ground this morning which had driven some birds down from the higher slopes, 3 Water Pipit, 20 White Wagtail, 5 Black Redstarts and a Wheatear at the sheep farm just 400metres away this morning. I was a bit miffed by the last species as in three years here we've yet to see one from the house/garden. However all was happily resolved at lunchtime when my wife looked over my shoulder and out of the window, saying "Turn round slowly, there's a Wheatear in the field." Ah, the joy of having a partner that isn't just interested, but can identify the birds too, ain't I the lucky one Result!!

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Old Sunday 5th May 2019, 13:53   #455
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Wood Sandpipers back up to 39 today, pkus a Snipe.

Some new birds in too, plus Willow Tit which is usually on my feeders in winter, but wasn't this winrer:

89. Osprey
90. Hobby
91. Tree Pipit
92. Black Redstart, pair
93. Willow Tit.


Swallowtails, Green Hairstreaks, Speckled Woods, etc, too.
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Old Monday 6th May 2019, 00:46   #456
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34 Pine Warbler
35 Blue-headed Vireo
36 Purple Finch
37 Belted Kingfisher
38 Fox Sparrow
39 Song Sparrow
40 White-throated Sparrow
41 Red-shouldered Hawk
42 Black-throated Green Warbler
43 Great Blue Heron
44 Broad-winged Hawk
45 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
46 Hermit Thrush


Flood gates finally opened here, with a fair number of new arrivals over the weekend. Still more that I've seen nearby but not yet in the garden. Watch out here I come!
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Old Tuesday 7th May 2019, 10:06   #457
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23 - goldfinch (these were a daily occurrence in our previous garden, just a mile away, but only the second sighting in almost a year since moving)
24 - mistle thrush.
Since posting this, we cannot move for goldfinches in the garden. The nyjer/niger seed feeder now has to be refilled at least three times a week, having been studiously ignored for almost a year.

24 - greenfinch
25 - common swift (heard one on 2 May, but not seen until Sunday)
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Old Tuesday 7th May 2019, 11:04   #458
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Keep it up Mike, this time of year it will get them nice and fit for breeding, we have just a pair still visiting. A near -miss for the Garden List this morning on the early dog walk, our canine guest flushed a Grasshopper Warbler from the side of the road just 100m from the house, perhaps I'll leave the garden maintenance for a few more days to develop that perfect Gropper habitat..............................
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Old Tuesday 7th May 2019, 11:09   #459
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Still limping along.
41. swallow
Single digit temperatures not offering much hope either.

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I was hoping for more this morning after good migration last night, but light mist dampened the flight.

68. Bobolink (f)

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Old Tuesday 7th May 2019, 18:01   #461
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34 Pine Warbler
35 Blue-headed Vireo
36 Purple Finch
37 Belted Kingfisher
38 Fox Sparrow
39 Song Sparrow
40 White-throated Sparrow
41 Red-shouldered Hawk
42 Black-throated Green Warbler
43 Great Blue Heron
44 Broad-winged Hawk
45 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
46 Hermit Thrush


Flood gates finally opened here, with a fair number of new arrivals over the weekend. Still more that I've seen nearby but not yet in the garden. Watch out here I come!
Head to head again...

At first link to those Siskins from last month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgWZ...a&index=6&t=0s

#38. White Wagtail
#39. Curlew
#40. Mallard
#41. Song Thrush
- This one caught a worm dinner for himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S7F...z1FNoa&index=4
#42. Common Redstart
#43. Pied Flycatcher
#44. Lesser Black-backed Gull
(ssp fuscus)
#45. Barnacle Goose - about 50 heading to East
#46. Black Scoter - 17 headed to South-East. Last year I got this (and Long-tailed Duck) 11th May, so these were ahead of time. Hopefully the LtD fly over yard soon.

To the end a few photos of the garden creatures.
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Old Wednesday 8th May 2019, 18:17   #462
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One low over the house.
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Head to head again...

At first link to those Siskins from last month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgWZ...a&index=6&t=0s

#38. White Wagtail
#39. Curlew
#40. Mallard
#41. Song Thrush
- This one caught a worm dinner for himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S7F...z1FNoa&index=4
#42. Common Redstart
#43. Pied Flycatcher
#44. Lesser Black-backed Gull
(ssp fuscus)
#45. Barnacle Goose - about 50 heading to East
#46. Black Scoter - 17 headed to South-East. Last year I got this (and Long-tailed Duck) 11th May, so these were ahead of time. Hopefully the LtD fly over yard soon.

To the end a few photos of the garden creatures.
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One surprise year bird as I was outside this evening.

69. Common Nighthawk (f)
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Old Friday 10th May 2019, 08:41   #465
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No doubt about it this time:

67 Bonelli’s Warbler

Heard trilling and then seen in the woodland edge of our field.
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Head to head again...

To the end a few photos of the garden creatures.
hmm...still no Siskins here, though I have friends nearby who have seen them, so maybe soon!

I have hit and passed the big 50 though:
47 Black-and-white Warbler
48 Yellow-rumped Warbler
49 Blackburnian Warbler
50 Black-throated Blue Warbler
51 Nashville Warbler
52 Northern Parula

Rainy day today, so sat by the upstairs window keeping my eye out for duck flyovers and warblers passing through. The trees have exploded in buds in the last couple of days, so we're into the last few days of easy viewing.
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First tawny owl of the year heard last night.
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72. Swift. Been seeing them for the last few days on my patch. At last got one over the house.
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Understand your joy.
Was at Oakwell this afternoon watching the reds take another massive step towards promotion.
Good stuff Toby, my Uncle and Auntie lived next to the ground on Grove Street, only garden birds there when I was a lad were the Barnsley subspecies of House Sparrow, Passer domesticus sootycus, the darkest sparrows I ever saw! Enjoy the birding in Mallorca[/quote]
Thanks. Birding was excellent and we had a promotion party.
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Only a single Wood Sandpiper today, and the flood pool is basically dired up, so doubt I'll get much more on that, but quite a nice bunch of birds today, including Hawfinch, at least three Golden Orioles, Savi's Warbler singing on territory, a couple of Black Terns.

Pair of Marsh Harriers breeding too, always nice.

94. Black Tern
95. Common Tern
96. Golden Oriole
97. Sedge Warbler
98. Savi's Warbler.


Another Swallowtail too.
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42. skylark - long overdue garden tick given they breed very close by.
43. house martin

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hmm...still no Siskins here, though I have friends nearby who have seen them, so maybe soon!

I have hit and passed the big 50 though:
47 Black-and-white Warbler
48 Yellow-rumped Warbler
49 Blackburnian Warbler
50 Black-throated Blue Warbler
51 Nashville Warbler
52 Northern Parula

Rainy day today, so sat by the upstairs window keeping my eye out for duck flyovers and warblers passing through. The trees have exploded in buds in the last couple of days, so we're into the last few days of easy viewing.
And there you go...

You have so many warblers there. I saw few of them back in two years ago in Cuba - Really beautiful birds. I got just one warbler

#47. Willow Warbler - I hear it singing every morning now.
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At last...……
65. House Martin, just one.

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65. House Martin, just one.

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I had one this morning, and 4 Sand Martins, just a few of the former so far this year, with twice as many Sand Martins seen so far...an unprecedented occurrence for me.
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And there you go...

You have so many warblers there. I saw few of them back in two years ago in Cuba - Really beautiful birds. I got just one warbler

#47. Willow Warbler - I hear it singing every morning now.
Yes indeed. It always makes me chuckle when people complain about IDing warblers over here. Not that they are easy, but at least there is some variety in colour - you've got a fighting chance! With up to 20 species spotted in my yard so far, they definitely make up the bulk of my year list!

53. Osprey
54. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
55. Ovenbird
56. Chipping Sparrow
57. Northern Waterthrush (heard only. Will be surprised if I ever see it in!)
58. White-crowned Sparrow - first ever visit, three this morning. Takes my garden life list to 105.
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