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Old Saturday 1st January 2011, 21:19   #1
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Garden List 2011

Off to a reasonable start on day one : 30.
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Finished off with 65 last year....and a Muntjac!

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25 On day one, Highlight: 6 Siskins, 12 Redpoll
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Old Sunday 2nd January 2011, 10:09   #4
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Day 2 has started fantastically well. First a Tawny owl calling, then, this morning two Pink-footed geese go over, and a single Brambling amongst the Chaffinch flock. Others take the garden total to 37 so far.

Since then additions (including a fly-over Mute swan) bring the total to more than half of 2010's total already! 41.
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At the end of day two the total is : 42 (Cormorant latest)
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33 so far this year!! Highlights so far - Green Woodpecker and Reed Bunting!!

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7 by the days end ...

Highlight (and the only one in the garden) - Meadow Pipit under the kitchen window.
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On day three I managed no new birds - but today...

Went out for a look for a few common birds still unseen - and, though it was quiet, within minutes had three target year ticks: Lapwing, a solitary distant bird, Wren: a brief chur, Greenfinch: a single one over.

Then a flock of Goldeneye whizzed over, closely followed by another flock - perhaps fifty in all - not only a year tick but a Garden Tick!

Year total now: 46.


Also today - the female Greater 'pecker actually feeding on the fat balls, and twenty each of Fieldfare & Redwing around.
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On day three I managed no new birds - but today...

Went out for a look for a few common birds still unseen - and, though it was quiet, within minutes had three target year ticks: Lapwing, a solitary distant bird, Wren: a brief chur, Greenfinch: a single one over.

Then a flock of Goldeneye whizzed over, closely followed by another flock - perhaps fifty in all - not only a year tick but a Garden Tick!

Year total now: 46.


Also today - the female Greater 'pecker actually feeding on the fat balls, and twenty each of Fieldfare & Redwing around.
Any ideas where the Goldeneye were heading? Thats a massive count of birds. Budworth Mere is still frozen so maybe they are from Rostherne? An excellent garden tick

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Any ideas where the Goldeneye were heading? Thats a massive count of birds. Budworth Mere is still frozen so maybe they are from Rostherne? An excellent garden tick

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They were on a heading to take them roughly to the Tatton meres or beyond...
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Then a flock of Goldeneye whizzed over, closely followed by another flock - perhaps fifty in all - not only a year tick but a Garden Tick!
Wowser! Quality garden tick or what! So what does that put your overall total on?

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Wowser! Quality garden tick or what! So what does that put your overall total on?

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Hi James,

That's the 106th.

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Hi James,

That's the 106th.

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Brilliant garden total H. I'm stuck on 99. I've been off to a slow start this year with being busy and not at home much but here is my list so far, pretty much in the order seen:

1) Rook
2) Jackdaw
3) Blue Tit
4) Great Tit
5) Robin
6) Dunnock
7) Blackbird
8) Magpie
9) House Sparrow
10) Chaffinch
11) Kestrel
12) Wood Pigeon
13) Great Spot
14) Yellowhammer
15) Herring Gull
16) Coal Tit
17) Buzzard
18) Song Thrush
19) Goldcrest
20) Cormorant
21) Jay
22) Nuthatch
23) Goldfinch
24) L T Tit
25) Greylag Goose
26) C Crow
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I'm up to 9 this year with two more on the 3rd - Grey Wagtail on a neighbouring garage roof and house sparrows which seem to have taken up residence in a nearby garden.

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Old Wednesday 5th January 2011, 18:47   #15
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Good to see all those interesting bird lists. I am enjoying seeing small flocks of redwings in my garden currently.
For all birders who enjoy watching and recording garden bird lists Please join
(if you haven't already) the BTO Garden Birdwatch Scheme full details via the BTO website, its only 15 per year. You receive the magazine and if you participate on line you have access to your records and appropriate statistics.
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Good to see all those interesting bird lists. I am enjoying seeing small flocks of redwings in my garden currently.
For all birders who enjoy watching and recording garden bird lists Please join
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I am now in my ninth year of the BTO Garden Birdwatch Scheme and thoroughly recommend it! Mammals, Dragonflies, Butterflies, Reptiles/Amphibians and Other Insects are other species groups that are recorded giving a handy record of which I have made use of time and again.
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I'm not specially keeping a garden list but seeing a Peregrine cruise by the house this afternoon was worth recording. Probably about 30 other species.
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Owls this evening:

27) Tawny Owl
28) Little Owl
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27) Tawny Owl
28) Little Owl
28? Come on Joanne, you're holding back on some!

I too had (heard) Little owl this evening (saw a shooting star & heard a Mallard last night.)

Yesterday's Treecreeper makes my total 49.

In the last couple of days I thought I've heard Sky lark & Pied wagtail - but couldn't be sure. So they will have to wait.
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Yesterday's Treecreeper makes my total 49.
Jeepers, 49! I will not humiliate myself by revealing my pitifully low total just yet but I think my fingers and toes quite do the job should I wish to tally the total
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28? Come on Joanne, you're holding back on some!

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Embarrassingly, I'm not. I've been busy and the one day I am home, today, it poured all day.
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Jeepers, 49! I will not humiliate myself by revealing my pitifully low total just yet but I think my fingers and toes quite do the job should I wish to tally the total

Come the Spring, Jos, I think you'll be racing ahead.
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Just 35 so far for me; work has precluded any watching thus far. Goosanders the highlight so far, should hopefully hit 50 by the end of Jan, then see if I can beat last year's record breakimg 76. Wonder what 2011's first garden tick will be (Goldeneye would do very nicely)!

Good luck to all you other garden listers.

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Garden (Yard) List 2011, Saint Joseph, Missouri, in a typical residential neighborhood.
(A somewhat slow beginning for the year.)

1. American Crow (flyover)
2. American Goldfinch
3. American Robin
4. Black-capped Chickadee
5. Blue Jay
6. Canada Goose (flyover)
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. Downy Woodpecker
9. European Starling
10. House Finch
11. House Sparrow
12. Northern Cardinal
13. Northern Flicker
14. Red-bellied Woodpecker
15. White-breasted Nuthatch
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29) Pied Wagtail
30) Mistle Thrush
31) Fieldfare
32) Wren
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