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Old Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 16:58   #851
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... touch of man flu ... I given it to the other half.
Presumably the other half must also be a man?
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Old Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 18:54   #852
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Presumably the other half must also be a man?
Not when I last looked, definitely a wo-man.
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Old Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 19:47   #853
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. Then, on Sunday my good lady called from the kitchen to say there were some thrushes eating berries.

Hope you're feeling better now, I am, I given it to the other half.
Does Mum know you refer to her as 'my good lady' on the internet?! She'll expect you to be nicer in person if you're not careful!

Nothing new here, but I have moved the feeders to improve viewing. Watched a Northern Shrike chasing a nuthatch about yesterday. Not seen one in the garden since my first back in January, so nice for me, if not the nuthatch!
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Old Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 19:52   #854
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Does Mum know you refer to her as 'my good lady' on the internet?! She'll expect you to be nicer in person if you're not careful!

Nothing new here, but I have moved the feeders to improve viewing. Watched a Northern Shrike chasing a nuthatch about yesterday. Not seen one in the garden since my first back in January, so nice for me, if not the nuthatch!
You won't tell her will you?
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Old Thursday 24th November 2016, 05:28   #855
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Little Owl! Nice tick Joannec and KenM

I haven't seen at least single owl my garden ever. On top of that, I haven't seen any bird on my garden during the last two weeks. But also I haven't been home at daylight hours (working days and whole last weekend went to the meeting of Birdlife Finland). All the snow has melted and endless darkness is always present...
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Old Thursday 24th November 2016, 07:15   #856
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Little Owl! Nice tick Joannec and KenM

I haven't seen at least single owl my garden ever. On top of that, I haven't seen any bird on my garden during the last two weeks. But also I haven't been home at daylight hours (working days and whole last weekend went to the meeting of Birdlife Finland). All the snow has melted and endless darkness is always present...
Less than a month before the shortest day Wari....then it's downhill all the way to Spring! I'm sure Joanne and I would gladly trade Little Owl for Hawk Owl, any day of the week.....and they've got to be closer to you...than they are to us.
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Less than a month before the shortest day Wari....then it's downhill all the way to Spring! I'm sure Joanne and I would gladly trade Little Owl for Hawk Owl, any day of the week.....and they've got to be closer to you...than they are to us.
You must be some kind of mind reader Ken. My only recent bright moment was at last Sunday, when I stopped on the way home in Kaivopuisto in Helsinki: Year tick from Hawk Owl!
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Having missed out on three Dalmatian Pelican when half a mile away from home (I was sorely tempted to turn the car around and race home!), and a skein of Geese flying South while I was just down the road without bins, I am happy to report a solitary Siskin bathing with the Sparrows this morning for no. 46.

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Old Thursday 24th November 2016, 10:05   #859
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You must be some kind of mind reader Ken. My only recent bright moment was at last Sunday, when I stopped on the way home in Kaivopuisto in Helsinki: Year tick from Hawk Owl!
Just a coincidence Wari..It's foremost on my Xmas prezzy wish list every year.
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Having missed out on three Dalmatian Pelican when half a mile away from home (I was sorely tempted to turn the car around and race home!), and a skein of Geese flying South while I was just down the road without bins, I am happy to report a solitary Siskin bathing with the Sparrows this morning for no. 46.

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That's one more Siskin than I've had this Winter Chris! They normally turn up mid October, definitely long overdue.
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That's one more Siskin than I've had this Winter Chris! They normally turn up mid October, definitely long overdue.
Thry're still up in the spruce plantations, reasonable cone crop on Sitka Spruce this year (though not a heavy crop, so they will be finished and moving on before too much longer at a guess).
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Thry're still up in the spruce plantations, reasonable cone crop on Sitka Spruce this year (though not a heavy crop, so they will be finished and moving on before too much longer at a guess).
Mince pies to the feeders then......
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Thry're still up in the spruce plantations, reasonable cone crop on Sitka Spruce this year (though not a heavy crop, so they will be finished and moving on before too much longer at a guess).
Some quite large flocks on the move here so hopefully just a matter of time for you!

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Just about to set out on our walk this morning when we were graced by a low-level flyover of half a dozen Rooks for no. 47.

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Old Monday 28th November 2016, 09:35   #865
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This morning seen a greenfinch and now a chaffinch both on the big old oak tree directly after my hedge.
Since some weeks several blue tits and great tits are back again and see them all day. Have always between 20 and 40 house sparrows all year.
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Old Sunday 4th December 2016, 15:26   #866
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Early winter this year - snow and sub-zero for some weeks already and very nice rewards at the feeding station. After a massive drop in Great Tit numbers over the last three winters, rebounded in style this year - even before we get to the depths of winter, current daily tally is an impressive 160 Great Tits at the feeders, plus 45 Blue Tits (this latter number over double my usual numbers for so early in the season).

Also two White-backed Woodpeckers, three Grey-headed Woodpeckers, four Middle Spots, two Blacks in the vicinity ...but strangely very few Great Spots at present (just one or two a day).

Highlight today though, while ringing at the feeding station - Great Grey Shrike swooped in, knocked a Blue Tit off a feeder, then proceeded to eat it on an adjacent stump. Ten minutes later, it flew straight into the mist net!

A Great Grey Shrike winters most years in my open meadows, but quite rarely do they wander to the feeders (set in woodland edge) ...guessing the Blue Tits et al hope it will not do so with frequency.
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Old Sunday 4th December 2016, 17:16   #867
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Still got the Blue Tit's blood on it (mind you, having caught and ringed shrikes myself I wonder if it's in fact from Jos' fingers!).
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Still got the Blue Tit's blood on it (mind you, having caught and ringed shrikes myself I wonder if it's in fact from Jos' fingers!).
My fingers survived intact ...that is indeed the unfortunate Blue Tit.
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Old Tuesday 6th December 2016, 07:09   #869
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Impressive!

I wonder how far your feeders' effects extend - like a black hole pulling in everything avian et al.!
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Twenty days to go & nothing new - but a female MERLIN just put everything to flight - including a score of Mallard, a Heron, many Redwings, Fieldfares, Woodpigeons, Stock Doves, Starlings, Collared Doves and Jackdaws.
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An unexpected one today; only the third time seen here, Little Egret, no 74, perched in a tree in the gloom.
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Still one behind last years total and running out of targets for the last few weeks. Its been a good second half to the autumn for my sofa.

114 Shag
115 Song Thrush
116 Jay
117 Pink-footed Goose
118 Goldcrest
119 Snipe
120 Ring Ouzel
121 Marsh Harrier
122 Common Crossbill
123 Tree pipit
124 Reed Bunting
125 Grey Wagtail
126 Yellow-browed Warbler
127 Tawny Owl
128 Merlin
129 Brambling
130 Peregrine
131 Short-eared Owl
132 Bearded Tit
133 Little Egret
134 Sabine's Gull
135 Whooper Swan
136 Great Grey Shrike
137 Scaup
138 Little Auk
139 Leach's Petrel
140 Snow Bunting
141 Iceland Gull
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From a year that keeps on giving, always hoped for but not really expecting.....flyover Woodcock at 4.30pm no.81.
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Despairing over recent posts and, having reviewed what could be left for me, as I get left behind, I was amazed and elated just a minute ago as a

79: LITTLE EGRET

flew up the valley just 50mts away!!!

To those on coasts and down south this might be no great shakes but here inland and up slope it's a incredible sight.
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Despairing over recent posts and, having reviewed what could be left for me, as I get left behind, I was amazed and elated just a minute ago as a

79: LITTLE EGRET

flew up the valley just 50mts away!!!

To those on coasts and down south this might be no great shakes but here inland and up slope it's a incredible sight.
You left behind??? You've got almost twice my list, and I've got next to no chances for anything more (and certainly no chance of Little Egret!).
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