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Old Wednesday 14th August 2019, 21:00   #51
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14 / 08 / 2019 21.45pm

2 Tawny owls currently calling from the tree's at the bottom of the garden.

Earlier highlights -

Sparrowhawk, Coal tits, Large flock House Sparrows, 3 Jays, Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey heron over & Pheasant
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Old Thursday 15th August 2019, 07:13   #52
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6.30am start just for a quick half an hour Tawny Owl last heard calling around 6.45am, Male Sparrowhawk over, Pied wagtail over, 2 Mute swans over.

Number of garden birds now seem to be decreasing as the young disperse
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Old Sunday 25th August 2019, 17:52   #53
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Coal tit's up to 4 in garden at same time, large bird of prey over high wasn't a Buzzard as it had a long tail but couldn't make out the colouring of the bird due to the light.
2 Yellowhammer under the feeders first for a few days a lack of Finches these days with hardly any Greenfinch and just a few goldfinch but Bullfinches have increased in numbers.
Grey heron doing the rounds and we now have a small flock of LBBG's patrolling the street first thing in a morning (6am- 6.30am)
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Old Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:09   #54
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Pair of Tawny Owls calling in the dark of a cluster of tree's at the bottom of my garden.

Highlight of the day a Pair of Tufted ducks over this morning.
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Old Friday 30th August 2019, 11:42   #55
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TAWNY OWLS calling early morning from around 00.30am at least 2 possibly 3 but still 2 calling around 5am this morning

On my feeders this morning a Chiffchaff on the bird table, Coal tits at least 4, Green woodpecker on lawn, Jay, GS Woodpecker, Goldcrest in trees at bottom of garden.
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Old Friday 30th August 2019, 21:10   #56
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Update - 4 Swift over (19.30) large flocks of gulls over, TAWNY OWL CALLING (21.50)
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Old Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:38   #57
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01 / 09 / 2019 -

5 Buzzards over at the same time today, 7 Swifts did wonder if they had gone, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, first Greenfinch for a few days, 16 Canada goose over 06.15am, LBBG & BHG in large flocks before 06.30am, ALBINO HOUSE SPARROW still around first sightings for a few months.
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 07:08   #58
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Swallow x1 over latest record for me in the garden. Nuthatch back on feeders, hardly any gulls around this morning just a couple of LBBG's
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Old Wednesday 4th September 2019, 16:48   #59
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Not too much around today except a juvenile Buzzard hanging around the tree's at the bottom of the garden.
3 small stout gulls over early unknown species looking to see if anyone reports any small gulls.
they had greyish upper body and white under body with light grey wings and black ends to them any idea's please?
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Old Monday 9th September 2019, 16:47   #60
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Highlights in the rain this morning -
Chiffchaff, Jay, Green woodpecker, Pheasant, Greenfinch & Mistle thrush

First Mistle thrush for some time on the ground in my garden.
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Old Tuesday 10th September 2019, 07:14   #61
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MEGA RED KITE over 08.02am heading towards CLENT HILLS low over trees
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Old Thursday 12th September 2019, 07:10   #62
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Early morning watch today bringing a couple of surprises RAVEN over first for some time & SWALLOWS over 8 together then at least another 10 individuals over latest record for my garden watch's other than these very quiet around the garden and surrounding area.
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Old Wednesday 18th September 2019, 17:10   #63
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A little Quiet today with not many gulls around so far today but have had a Juvenile Buzzard and female Sparrowhawk the only Raptors around today.
On the feeders still have 3 Coal tits, Long tail tits, Great tit & Blue tit, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch & Chaffinch,
Nuthatch, House sparrow, Blackbird, Dunnock, Starling, Robin, Wren, Song thrush. Collared dove, Wood pigeon, Feral pigeon, Magpie, Jay, Carrion crow & Jackdaw
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Old Thursday 19th September 2019, 10:02   #64
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Garden Lifer a pair of ROOKS OVER other highlights from this morning were Sparrowhawk, Meadow pipit over, 2 Swans over, Buzzard much darker than the usual one, Green & Greater woodpeckers at the feeders, Coal tits still coming to the feeders and Nuthatch x2
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Old Thursday 19th September 2019, 11:19   #65
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Garden Lifer a pair of ROOKS OVER other highlights from this morning were Sparrowhawk, Meadow pipit over, 2 Swans over, Buzzard much darker than the usual one, Green & Greater woodpeckers at the feeders, Coal tits still coming to the feeders and Nuthatch x2
Good sighting Adrian, I've only had a handful of Rook garden records myself. How many species have you seen in your garden, if you don't mind me asking?

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Old Friday 20th September 2019, 07:23   #66
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06.15am start this morning, not a lot of fly overs this morning mainly Wood pigeons but just a couple of LBBG, Magpie's, Jackdaw and a couple of Jays
I have had a couple fo large flocks of Long Tailed tit's in the garden this past week but this morning the first flock of around 15 birds was already at the feeders when I went out in the early morning light, the second flock didn't appear till around 07.30 about 25 in total in this flock all seem to eating the White sunflower hearts.
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Old Tuesday 1st October 2019, 08:50   #67
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At least 2 Tawny Owls calling all through the night, this morning at the feeders and over the fields at the bottom of the garden were, -

Jay, Collared dove, Song thrush, Long tailed tit (small flock of around 10 birds), Coal tit (4 at one time possibly more in tree's), Grey Heron over & Buzzard over

Gulls over -

Lbbg, Bhg, Herring gull x2 & a very dark large gull heading in direction of Bartley.
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Old Saturday 5th October 2019, 16:16   #68
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06.30am start today still dark but starting to lighten up a little.
TAWNY OWL still calling as been most of the night.
REDWINGS back 2 small flocks over (8 & 10) first flock around 07.20am second flock around 08.10am
COAL TIT 5 in the garden at one time.
SPARROWHAWK a pair flying around the garden and into the fields at the back.
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Old Wednesday 9th October 2019, 07:24   #69
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5 x SWALLOWS over this morning latest ever record for my garden watch

No REDWING'S this morning
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Old Thursday 10th October 2019, 08:20   #70
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10 / 10 / 2019 (06.45 - 08.00am)

No SWALLOWS this morning but plenty of REDWINGS over
TAWNY OWL (a pair) calling from 04.25 - 05.10am this morning
plenty of Large GULLS over this morning mostly LBBG a few HERRING and quite a few BHG in different flocks
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Old Thursday 10th October 2019, 16:29   #71
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Update 10 / 10 / 2019 -

Male Bullfinch & Greenfinch on feeders I love how this species (Bullfinch) seem to go to pastel colours and the chest is no where near as bright at this time of year as in the Spring.
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Old Friday 11th October 2019, 17:48   #72
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Sorry Luckyosprey 4 only just seen your reply for some reason will be putting up a list for this year shortly.
Will be going through my garden list records for the 16 years to put a life list on here by the end of November.
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Old Saturday 12th October 2019, 16:11   #73
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SWALLOW through this morning single bird,
REDWING 2 small flocks (8 & 6)
JACKDAWS 50+
COAL TIT (6) at feeders same time possibly 2 more in bushes.
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Old Saturday 12th October 2019, 19:40   #74
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Garden sightings year list to date - (this list includes fly overs)

REF SPECIES NAME
01 Carrion crow
02 Buzzard
03 Robin
04 Lesser black backed gull
05 Magpie
06 Wood pigeon
07 Blue tit
08 House sparrow
09 Feral pigeon
10 Great tit
11 Great spotted woodpecker
12 Bullfinch
13 Chaffinch
14 Starling
15 Green woodpecker
16 Blackbird
17 Goldfinch
18 Long tailed tit
19 Collared dove
20 Redwing
21 Tawny owl
22 Pheasant
23 Wren
24 Black headed gull
25 Dunnock
26 Coal tit
27 Herring gull
28 Fieldfare
29 Meadow pipit
30 Song thrush
31 Jay
32 Pied wagtail
33 Greenfinch
34 Raven
35 Sparrowhawk
36 Mute swan
37 Linnet
38 Jackdaw
39 Mallard
40 Great black backed gull
41 Mistle thrush
42 Yellowhammer
43 Grey heron
44 Blackcap
47 Canada goose
48 Brambling
49 Siskin
50 Pintail
51 Skylark
52 Ring necked parakeet
53 Greylag goose
54 Chiffchaff
55 Goldcrest
56 Swallow
57 House martin
58 Common snipe
59 Whitethroat
60 Swift
61 Tufted duck
62 Great white egret
63 Nuthatch
64 Rook
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Old Sunday 13th October 2019, 08:45   #75
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Is that a garden or a county...lol
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