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Old Tuesday 13th September 2005, 20:55   #1
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Counting the days

Well with my garden now remaining very quiet indeed with the Blackbird seeming a distant memory and the robin starting his winter warble I am the only one looking forward to frosty mornings?

I really can't wait for the winter Thrushes to make an appearance at some of the fruiting plants that I have planted in anticipation.

Dare I mention the possibility of another great influx of last years waxwing........oooohhh to see a Waxwing tucking into Crab Apples.

I really hate it when the garden is this quiet and "motionless". Anybody else think the same?
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Old Wednesday 14th September 2005, 00:14   #2
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Hi Stephen,
It's getting pretty quiet around here too. Hardly any grackles this fall and so far, no starlings or red winged blackbirds at all... quite strange. I have what appears to be only one hummingbird left. Most of the purple finches have gone too. The black capped chickadees and blue jays have returned. In another month, I might have the pine grosbeaks back.... and shortly after that, the common redpolls will return for the winter.
No, I highly doubt that you're the only one looking forward to winter's visitors! :)



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Well with my garden now remaining very quiet indeed with the Blackbird seeming a distant memory and the robin starting his winter warble I am the only one looking forward to frosty mornings?

I really can't wait for the winter Thrushes to make an appearance at some of the fruiting plants that I have planted in anticipation.

Dare I mention the possibility of another great influx of last years waxwing........oooohhh to see a Waxwing tucking into Crab Apples.

I really hate it when the garden is this quiet and "motionless". Anybody else think the same?
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Old Wednesday 14th September 2005, 06:03   #3
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Hi Tammie

I always find the change of personel in the garden at the changing of any season a tonic but I think there is something special about the winter visitors.

It would be even more special if one of your Pine Grosbeak turned up....now that would be refreshing!
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Old Wednesday 14th September 2005, 12:56   #4
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I'll put some extra postage on his back if you'll send me something 'refreshing' in return. I'd be happy with a great spotted or green woodpecker.... maybe a robin ... or a long tailed or blue tit... a European goldfinch .... I'm not picky!!

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Old Wednesday 14th September 2005, 21:06   #5
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It's a deal tammie....a Long Tailed Tit it is.

Still looks like it's only me and thee who are looking forward to a few winter warmers though!
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Old Wednesday 14th September 2005, 22:10   #6
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It's fairly dead here at the moment as far as birds are concerned - there are a few hares and red squirrels about though.
As we live in a flat we don't have a proper garden but there are a lot of pine and birch trees surrounding the buildings and I remember the memorable occasion last winter when there was a mixed flock of Crossbills and Pine Grosbeaks in the vicinity. First I saw them from the guest room window then, after they flew off, from the kitchen window. It took a while before I finally convinced myself that I wasn't seeing things though.
Now I've got a Panasonic DMC-FZ20 with 12x zoom in case they return and I'm looking forward to photographing Waxwings gorging on the rowan berries. We had record numbers of those last year too.
I suppose all seasons have their compensations
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