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Old Tuesday 13th December 2016, 10:11   #876
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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.
Snap, H. They are on the move.

Me left behind this year; you and Ken both beat me in the inland garden tally.
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Old Tuesday 13th December 2016, 14:49   #877
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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.
Well done H!....Your problem is....that you don't know when to lie down!

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Old Sunday 18th December 2016, 08:07   #878
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34 Wood pigeon - columba palumbus
At last and just before the end of the year I have another bird for my list. A huge flock of them flew over this morning.
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Old Sunday 18th December 2016, 18:19   #879
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Well done Brenda and H2, it's never too late! I'm still hoping for something new to add before the 31st, a Redwing maybe......
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Old Sunday 18th December 2016, 23:05   #880
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Well done Brenda and H2, it's never too late! I'm still hoping for something new to add before the 31st, a Redwing maybe......
Not in short supply here....
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Old Monday 19th December 2016, 04:07   #881
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Grrr, no need to rub it in Ken, just because you live in 'Naumann's Land' ,here the Redwing is rare (as is Song Thrush in winter).
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Old Monday 19th December 2016, 08:20   #882
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Grrr, no need to rub it in Ken, just because you live in 'Naumann's Land' ,here the Redwing is rare (as is Song Thrush in winter).
I won't be catching you that's for sure!....thus every little helps....and I've had no Bramblings.....yet!
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Old Monday 19th December 2016, 10:23   #883
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Well done Brenda and H2, it's never too late! I'm still hoping for something new to add before the 31st, a Redwing maybe......
Me too - no sign of last year 's Bramblings & no Pink Feet for the second year.
A few species missing - but a few extra too.
Herds of Wood Pigeons and flocks of Redwings - one in the garden just now.

Looking forward to starting again in 12 days!!
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Old Friday 23rd December 2016, 08:40   #884
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A pair of Goosanders passed twice this morning - always good to see.
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A pair of Goosanders passed twice this morning - always good to see.
Brilliant! I'm wondering if at our new place Goosander will be possible, they certainly breed less than 5 miles downstream, looking forward to a new Garden Year list in a new garden!
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I'm sure you'll see them soon, Richard.

Three went past just now.
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Merry Christmas from a very snowy Quebec.

Still holding out for surprise visitors at the feeders, fleeting visits from American Tree Sparrow and Northern Shrike this week, both only seen once before in the garden, way back in Feb/March.
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Merry Christmas all ..lazing on my bed at present -stream of Black-browed Albatross riding the waves just yonder, wonderful Christmas Eve
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Not jealous. Not one little bit. Christmas at yours next year? Cheers!
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Merry Christmas all from me too. Looks like I will finish the garden year on 74 which is about average for me.
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Old Tuesday 27th December 2016, 06:12   #894
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And Bonnes Fêtes to you all from France!
Final total for the 2016 Garden List for me is 82 species, well down from last year's record 99, but not surprising as since we moved in the summer I've only been popping over occasionally for post and maintenance so the Merlin and Marsh Harrier in September were the last additions. Best bird this year was the Short-eared Owl (a description species here) and we leave after 10 years having achieved a Garden Life List of 119, quite respectable for a location so far from the sea n'est-ce pas?
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Old Tuesday 27th December 2016, 09:29   #895
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Merry Christmas (or is it late now) and Happy New year to all, from dark and snowless Finland.
I haven't seen new birds on my garden since early November, but yeasterday there was under the feeder my first December-Robin.
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Considering how close we are to the sea surprising I haven't seen one before - a skein? of thirty Cormorants for no. 48!
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Just when you think it's all over.....

A small flock of at least three (which landed)

80: Brambling

across the valley in bright sunshine, showing off their white rumps and bellies!
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And a flock of c.30 Brambling this morning had me chasing around trying to see them up close - to no avail.
Then I got back just too late to get a decent view of a skein of geese disappearing over the horizon and so couldn't id them!
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