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Old Saturday 1st October 2016, 07:36   #751
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Come on Joanne, don't let Ken get away, I expect a riposte from Sussex' finest before September ends- oh, hang on.....
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Old Saturday 1st October 2016, 15:43   #752
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Ist October though didnt need to look at the date just looked in my garden and there was the robin back again . Its marvellous how birds know the date !
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Old Saturday 1st October 2016, 15:47   #753
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At last! On leaving the house for work this pm a

76: Tree Sparrow

flew over, calling away.
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Old Saturday 1st October 2016, 16:29   #754
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Today I awoke to a beautiful morning!....A flock of Goldfinches at the feeders, a Chiff Chaff that tried to gate crash the bedroom window, soaring and displaying Accipters (yes displaying Sep.30th...flared UTC's, and roller coast dives by the male), plus no.71 and 72, coincidently both within the same time window as last year, end of Sep-beginning Oct.
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Come on Joanne, don't let Ken get away, I expect a riposte from Sussex' finest before September ends- oh, hang on.....
Eek! Time is running out for me. There are a number I could get....could being the operative word! Migrants are still passing through and there are a few residents that I don't have so far this year, namely Nuthatch and Treecreeper.........we shall see.
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Old Sunday 2nd October 2016, 08:57   #755
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Osprey high over forest at 9.40am, a garden life tick and no.73....couldn't image it as it disappeared behind trees even though my camera was in my hand!
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Osprey high over forest at 9.40am, a garden life tick and no.73....couldn't image it as it disappeared behind trees even though my camera was in my hand!
Wow. A late bird, that, Ken!

Things very autumnal now - north winds and a possible Redwing in this morning. Jays foraging and Buzzards circling. A Goosander too.

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Osprey high over forest at 9.40am, a garden life tick and no.73....couldn't image it as it disappeared behind trees even though my camera was in my hand!
First H2's Tree Sparrow, now Ken's Osprey, two species I'd normally hope to get on the GL during the year, but I'm not bitter.......................



No, not a bit



No, not at all
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Wow. A late bird, that, Ken!

Things very autumnal now - north winds and a possible Redwing in this morning. Jays foraging and Buzzards circling. A Goosander too.

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Interestingly a colleague texted me at 8.50am with a ''Highly'' probable Osprey drifting South over his abode near Cambridge (North of me, a ''no prisoners'' 45 min. drive this am), needless to say I responded with the courteous reply Well Done!...(then under my breath you jammy so and so!)

I like to think that it was the same bird....I'll never know!
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First H2's Tree Sparrow, now Ken's Osprey, two species I'd normally hope to get on the GL during the year, but I'm not bitter.......................



No, not a bit



No, not at all

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Two of the Black Redstart seen in April are still here and several of the Green Finches , some swallows en route still around at the moment.
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Old Sunday 2nd October 2016, 19:47   #761
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Not posted for a long time here ... partly because no birds to report.

Up at the field however we do have a Robin which will take food from your hand (you have to be careful when having lunch - it will try to steal it a la seagulls and chips at the beach).
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Old Sunday 2nd October 2016, 23:13   #762
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Not posted for a long time here ... partly because no birds to report.

Up at the field however we do have a Robin which will take food from your hand (you have to be careful when having lunch - it will try to steal it a la seagulls and chips at the beach).
Bit of a Robbin B*****D! then...
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Old Monday 3rd October 2016, 08:42   #763
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Having a bit of a purple patch....sky watching out of a wall to wall blue at 9.25am, If memory serves, only my 3rd ever Rook (with bare parts beautifully lit) flying South.....no.74.

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Old Thursday 6th October 2016, 09:09   #764
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Even I don't believe it!!!....On a very grey start to the morning after an hour at the ''watchtower''... euphemism for bedroom window, a Swallow heading South at 8.19am was the catalyst for a quick shower. A few minutes later whilst slipping on some togs, I noted a very ''small'' pale chiffy ''front on'' hovering for a nanosecond over the Ivy before disappearing into the dense Sycamore. Moments later it shot out across the garden into the Sallow.....I still don't believe it....no.75
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Old Thursday 6th October 2016, 11:49   #765
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WOW! That's a really great sighting, Ken. I'm still waiting my own...
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Old Thursday 6th October 2016, 17:36   #766
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WOW! That's a really great sighting, Ken. I'm still waiting my own...
Thanks...I'm still numb Warixenjalka!!!! I'm sure yours is not too far away.
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Old Thursday 6th October 2016, 19:27   #767
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A beautiful addition to any garden. Nice!
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Old Thursday 6th October 2016, 22:08   #768
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Old Friday 7th October 2016, 13:03   #769
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33 Crane . As usual I could hear the cranes very loudly before saw them go over.

Blue tits are back again lovely to see them.
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Old Monday 10th October 2016, 21:48   #770
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Lots of Blackbirds and a couple of Song Thrush feeding on the Whitebeam today and with them No.58 Redwing.
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Old Monday 10th October 2016, 22:28   #771
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37 Meadow Pipit - a few flying over S last month when everyone down at the coast was having hundreds over

38 Redwing - couple of flocks (total ~40) over W couple of days ago
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2016, 09:33   #772
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I was walking at dog when I saw Black Woodpecker from couple hundred meter from home. When I got home I stayed at yard and it didn't take many minutes when I heard it:

#63. Black Woodpecker - First one from my garden. Hopefully I can saw it some day also.

About 10 minutes after Black Woody I heard familiar voices and when I looked up:

#64. Bohemian Waxwing - They are here in South now. (Yeah, I know... I'm not South from your perspective. Atleast most of you.)
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Waxwings, Cranes, Redwings and Yellow-browed Warbler, the thread has gone all autumnal/wintry. Here it's still mixed, with Black Redstarts, Chiffchaffs and Blackcap singing (occasionally), but a noticeable arrival of Robins, 5 together in the neigbours' vegetable plot all happily feeding in peace, until number 6, presumably the resident bird, started trying to see them off, an impossible task so it soon gave up.
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Old Wednesday 12th October 2016, 13:52   #774
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I was walking at dog when I saw Black Woodpecker from couple hundred meter from home. When I got home I stayed at yard and it didn't take many minutes when I heard it:

#63. Black Woodpecker - First one from my garden. Hopefully I can saw it some day also.

About 10 minutes after Black Woody I heard familiar voices and when I looked up:

#64. Bohemian Waxwing - They are here in South now. (Yeah, I know... I'm not South from your perspective. Atleast most of you.)
Two great garden birds, W!
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Cranes, Redwings..., the thread has gone all autumnal/wintry.
That makes it springy/summery in my neck of the woods :)
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