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Old Friday 15th April 2016, 12:48   #451
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First Blackcap this morning, no 57.
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Old Friday 15th April 2016, 14:10   #452
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62. House Finch - flyover
63. Belted Kingfisher - flyover
64. Yellow-rumped Warbler - flyover

Migration should start picking up soon...
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Old Friday 15th April 2016, 21:18   #453
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First Blackcap this morning, no 57.
First and earliest by perhaps a week...Hobby at 6.45pm....can't ''neck and neck'' me that easily. no. 58
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Old Friday 15th April 2016, 23:49   #454
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Boyfriend wins birding brownie points again - just spotted No. 32 Great Blue Heron, flying into the sunset.
After plummeting temperatures earlier this week, we are forecast 20C on Sunday, so hopefully some more spring arrivals to report soon.
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Old Saturday 16th April 2016, 06:38   #455
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First and earliest by perhaps a week...Hobby at 6.45pm....can't ''neck and neck'' me that easily. no. 58
Ooh! They're on their way! Can't wait for my favourite bird to get here. Maybe two weeks yet here I'd think.
Snow this morning.
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Old Saturday 16th April 2016, 07:53   #456
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Ooh! They're on their way! Can't wait for my favourite bird to get here. Maybe two weeks yet here I'd think.
Snow this morning.
Looks like I'll have to "camp out" on the window sill "again" to try and catch you this year H.
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I'm sure you will.
Snowing again now.
Nice fall of, almost exclusively 2cy male Wheatear at the top today - one full ad Greenland type (?) & a pair of Stonechats with them.
With a bit of luck one might get pushed down the valley!
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58) Common Whitethroat, especially for you Ken.
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Very strong winds and heavy rain all night didn't augur well for adding to the yearlist, so a surprising sighting this morning, even odder as it was a) heading south and b) was on its own:

64 Yellow-legged Gull

Less than annual from up here, this one is my first-ever spring sighting, it's a local patchman's consolation for missing out on the various goodies being seen around Lac Léman (Lake Geneva if you prefer) and along the Rhône a few kilometres to the south.
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Warm enough to bird from the back deck this morning (wrapped in woolly layers!), so a number of flyovers and heard birds to add:
33. Ring-billed Gull
34. Mallard.
35. Northern Flicker
(which meant it was the first 5-woodpecker day of the year too.
and 36. Winter Wren Seen very close to the garden, but only heard from thus far.

Then this afternoon, temperatures up 20 degrees, shorts/t-shirts and cocktails in the hammocks. A lovely pair of 37 Eastern Pheobe calling and flying through.

Not a bad weekend all in all!
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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 11:51   #462
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#30. Mallard - flyover
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Gradually getting into this early morning birding malarkey.
38. Hermit Thrush My dawn chorus friends are back in full voice.
39. Golden-crowned Kinglet
40. Common Merganser flyover.

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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 13:49   #464
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A few more birds over the weekend that showed up:

65. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
66. Hermit Thrush
67. Chipping Sparrow
68. Eastern Towhee
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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 17:31   #465
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Still unseasonably cold - several migrants now behind schedule, but a pair of Tree Pipits present today, in nice patch for breeding ...here's hoping

76. Tree Pipit
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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 18:59   #466
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Still unseasonably cold - several migrants now behind schedule, but a pair of Tree Pipits present today, in nice patch for breeding ...here's hoping

76. Tree Pipit
Oh no, I thought you were going to be away a bit longer to give me a (fat)chance to catch up a bit. Ah well, my reward for spending a couple of hours bent double inside a water tank cleaning mud and debris this morning came this evening, when the only bit of sunlight all day provided a beautiful sunset over the distant Jura mountains. Whilst I was admiring the colours, four Ring Ousels flew over and on up towards the mountain, I'd almost given up hope of seeing any from the garden this year but the snow has settled down to our level today, which often drives them down lower to feed.

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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 19:31   #467
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Gradually getting into this early morning birding malarkey.
38. Hermit Thrush My dawn chorus friends are back in full voice.
39. Golden-crowned Kinglet
40. Common Merganser flyover.
I can see I'll have to try harder if I'm going to stay ahead, maybe I'll stop going to the coast so much!

Two more to add
49) a flyover Canada Goose
50) Two Swallows over the field next to the house.
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2016, 14:58   #468
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I can see I'll have to try harder if I'm going to stay ahead, maybe I'll stop going to the coast so much!
:) Definitely catching up now spring is in the air. More birds about, and also warm enough to be outside so I can hear them too.

Fleeting visit from No 41. Ruby Crowned Kinglet this morning.
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29. Hoopoe Two of them flew low across in front on me and went just over hedge on to my neighbours tree, I can still see the birds on the tree. Probably the two will stay here now for several months in my garden and neighbours garden .

Just checked last year saw one on 29 march that was earliest I've seen one.

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TWO? that's just greedy Brenda, I don't think I'll ever see one up here.
Saw my first-ever Feral/Racing? Pigeon for the garden fly past yesterday, do the Garden listers count them? A bit like counting a budgerigar or a Peacock I'd have thought!
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TWO? that's just greedy Brenda, I don't think I'll ever see one up here.
Saw my first-ever Feral/Racing? Pigeon for the garden fly past yesterday, do the Garden listers count them? A bit like counting a budgerigar or a Peacock I'd have thought!
Feral Pigeon ...why is there a question about this? Long-established self-sustaining populations widespread across the continent. Arguably a native species anyhow, just a feral form of Rock Dove. If folks are counting Red Kite in England, Pheasant almost anywhere in Europe, Ring-necked Parakeets in London, etc, then Feral Pigeon is a no-brainer.

Racing Pigeon ...ha ha ha, that is the budgerigar!

So pin the i.d., yer get your year list addition. Hazy Feral/Racing ...na sorry, it don't make the mark :)
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Feral Pigeon ...why is there a question about this? Long-established self-sustaining populations widespread across the continent. Arguably a native species anyhow, just a feral form of Rock Dove. If folks are counting Red Kite in England, Pheasant almost anywhere in Europe, Ring-necked Parakeets in London, etc, then Feral Pigeon is a no-brainer.

Racing Pigeon ...ha ha ha, that is the budgerigar!

So pin the i.d., yer get your year list addition. Hazy Feral/Racing ...na sorry, it don't make the mark :)
Ah well, I'll have to get one of the local hunters to take a pot at it if I see it again so I can check it for bling, unlikely to happen as it was really 'racing' by
So it's stays off my list which thus remains untainted by dodgy ticks (err, apart from the friendly Pheasant over the winter.).
PS Jos, did you see the Finnish Pallid (see another thread), it must have passed close by you very recently......
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Old Thursday 21st April 2016, 09:59   #473
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PS Jos, did you see the Finnish Pallid, it must have passed close by you very recently......
Nope. Have seen Pallid Harriers passing across my land on two previous occasions though.
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Few bits and bobs moving/arriving today, despite stubborn cold northerlies refusing to let real spring in! Flock of about 80 Chaffinches contained six Bramblings, first Blackcap and Whinchat were on territory and a Bittern was booming ...

77. Bittern
78. Whinchat
79. Blackcap
80. Brambling
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Haven't posted my garden list so far this year, and up to now, I'm 1 behind where I was by the end of April last year (with Little Egret, Red Kite(!) Redwing and House Martin missing from this year's list, but Golden Plover, Nuthatch and Whooper Swan on the list that weren't on by this time last year):

1 Robin
2 Starling
3 Woodpigeon
4 Carrion crow
5 Blackbird
6 Blue tit
7 Great tit
8 Nuthatch
9 Chaffinch
10 House sparrow
11 Dunnock
12 Black-headed gull
13 Magpie
14 Canada goose
15 Coal tit
16 Feral pigeon/Rock dove
17 Goldfinch
18 Collared dove
19 Golden plover
20 Bullfinch
21 Greenfinch
22 Grey heron
23 Oystercatcher
24 Siskin
25 Skylark
26 Whooper swan
27 Chiffchaff
28 Mistle thrush

Thought I heard a Blackcap on Tuesday this week as I got home, but it only warbled once, and I could not see or hear it again despite standing in the front garden for 15 minutes getting suspicious looks from the neighbours!

I'm also thinking that I should start a "Spanish garden list", as my in-laws have a house near Alicante that we visit twice a year, and the garden list there gets better every year, as the verde across the road matures!
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