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Old Tuesday 25th August 2020, 17:56   #901
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Too true, sad for the Roe Deer, and dangerous for the rest of us, I wonder how many joggers, mushroom pickers and mountain bikers will be accidentally culled this year.......
Yes, I wonder who gets gold, silver and bronze in that department!
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Just had a couple of Long Tailed Tits at the peanut & fat ball feeders.
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Old Wednesday 26th August 2020, 18:18   #903
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Just had a couple of Long Tailed Tits at the peanut & fat ball feeders.
A few months since I saw any LTT here Euan!
Still, I'm a happy bunny, adding a Garden Lifer this evening. As proof that it's never too late, at 19h15 I remembered I'd left the 'scope outside but instead of bringing it straight in I had a final scan of the distant mountain ridge - nothing. OK, just a quick look at the Sulens across the valley I thought, and there floating just over the grassy summit, a female type

84 Montagu's Harrier

It vanished behind the summit but thankfully reappeared circling higher before heading south with that wonderful graceful flight that they have
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Old Wednesday 26th August 2020, 19:03   #904
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I am at 99 currently, the latest being Eurasian Collared-Dove.
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Old Wednesday 26th August 2020, 19:05   #905
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I am at 99 currently, the latest being Eurasian Collared-Dove.
Don't think I'll be catching up with you anytime soon then Kevin !
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Too true, sad for the Roe Deer.......
Think he will come to a dead end, or finish up in the 'cull de sac', as they say in suburban France?
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A few months since I saw any LTT here Euan!
Still, I'm a happy bunny, adding a Garden Lifer this evening. As proof that it's never too late, at 19h15 I remembered I'd left the 'scope outside but instead of bringing it straight in I had a final scan of the distant mountain ridge - nothing. OK, just a quick look at the Sulens across the valley I thought, and there floating just over the grassy summit, a female type

84 Montagu's Harrier

It vanished behind the summit but thankfully reappeared circling higher before heading south with that wonderful graceful flight that they have
Snap Richard!....you’ve caught up with me on MH, had one many years ago (fem.type) in June, interacting with Sprawk...disengaged then given the once over by a Hobby over a neighbour’s garden...one I don’t expect to be seeing again.
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After the last few ''unsettled'' (gale force wind) days becalm was restored...briefly! The sun shone without a whisper of a breeze as I gazed into my end of garden statuesque Ash tree....suddenly a single movement revealed no.88. albeit not as close as last years bird, bit of a long shot by comparison however not an easy one to image at best of times. :)
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Old Thursday 27th August 2020, 10:45   #909
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Snap!

August 27th.

75. Redstart - a male quivering its tail atop next door's dead laburnum tree

Another garden lifer to boot, #98. Starting to think what might be #100.

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August 27th.

75. Redstart - a male quivering its tail atop next door's dead laburnum tree

Another garden lifer to boot, #98. Starting to think what might be #100.

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I provided mine...where’s yours?
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Probably for the first time this year I had a ''lay-in'' till 8.10am (grey skies with a cold Northerly...with a won't see anything of note today mindset) I ambled downstairs. Twas whilst preparing breakfast that my eye caught a signature movement!, grabbed bins but found it obscured by leafage thus dashed (hobbled) upstairs entered bedroom dropped to my knees and shuffled across the carpet, now ''periscoping-up'' past the window ledge, with camera in hand...no.89. :)
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Well done Steve and Ken.
Steve, what are your glaring omissions from the Garden life list in your opinion that could be your ‘two for the ton‘?
Ken, glad I’m not the only one who does the shuffle under the windows in order to not flush the garden visitor or two! Luckily the neighbours decided I was a crazy Anglais years ago
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Ken, glad I’m not the only one who does the shuffle under the windows in order to not flush the garden visitor or two! Luckily the neighbours decided I was a crazy Anglais years ago
.....yes but I had no trousers on Richard!
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Old Saturday 29th August 2020, 13:19   #914
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Aargh, too much information Ken
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.....well that was my excuse Richard for sinking to a new low.
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Old Saturday 29th August 2020, 17:10   #916
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Steve, what are your glaring omissions from the Garden life list in your opinion that could be your ‘two for the ton‘?
None really Richard. My garden is well into urban Loughborough and I have seen just about anything that you would expect in a built up urban area, plus a fair few that you wouldn't.

A fly-over Tree Pipit is long overdue considering the amount of time I spend skywatching. Several common ducks eg Wigeon are not yet on the list, though none is particularly likely. Marsh Harrier is a possibility I suppose, or maybe Whooper Swan.

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None really Richard. My garden is well into urban Loughborough and I have seen just about anything that you would expect in a built up urban area, plus a fair few that you wouldn't.

A fly-over Tree Pipit is long overdue considering the amount of time I spend skywatching. Several common ducks eg Wigeon are not yet on the list, though none is particularly likely. Marsh Harrier is a possibility I suppose, or maybe Whooper Swan.

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The “randomness” of occurrences never ceases to amaze Steve....particularly when sky watching (to excess helps). Urban London has given me flyover Hawfinch (High Court, Fleet St.), Red Kite, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail (St.Pauls) and I didn’t see the flyover WTSE, the sky’s the limit...happy hunting.
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Old Sunday 30th August 2020, 09:55   #919
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A few months since I saw any LTT here Euan!
Still, I'm a happy bunny, adding a Garden Lifer this evening. As proof that it's never too late, at 19h15 I remembered I'd left the 'scope outside but instead of bringing it straight in I had a final scan of the distant mountain ridge - nothing. OK, just a quick look at the Sulens across the valley I thought, and there floating just over the grassy summit, a female type

84 Montagu's Harrier

It vanished behind the summit but thankfully reappeared circling higher before heading south with that wonderful graceful flight that they have
Congratulations for MH!

About two weeks ago I saw Pallid over the garden... Unfortunately it was my student apartments garden. (Still, it was a year tick. )

Anyway, my long dry season (in own garden) is finally over.

#79. Spotted Flycatcher
#80. Chiffchaff
- these are regular visitors in August or September, but...
#81. Wood Warbler - was a garden lifer!
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Congratulations for MH!

About two weeks ago I saw Pallid over the garden... Unfortunately it was my student apartments garden. (Still, it was a year tick. )

Anyway, my long dry season (in own garden) is finally over.

#79. Spotted Flycatcher
#80. Chiffchaff
- these are regular visitors in August or September, but...
#81. Wood Warbler - was a garden lifer!
Well done on the Wood Warbler Wari!....deeply envious.
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Had an outstanding four additions this morning after a tremendous overnight flight.


#113. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
#114. Purple Finch
#115. Dickcissel (county lifer, not just yard!)
#116. Red-breasted Nuthatch

A distinctly northern flavor in what could be a nice irruption year for various species. Dickcissel was fantastic for me, a quick flyover but with a very distinctive call. I almost added Worm-eating Warbler (would have been a new yard bird), as a large brownish warbler with a strange call zipped by. I never did get a good enough look. There's really no Worm-eating habitat here, so it would have been great. Even without it, a fantastic morning for sure!
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Some terrific stuff above, well done on the 100 Kevin and BM and Wari on the garden ticks. Found another Tree Pipit on my walk this am., this one about 800m from home, when is one going to fly over I wonder (with increasing stress)?. Did a good 2 hours vis migging later on, one Honey Buzzard the grand total . Still, c20 Griffon Vulture, one or two Lammergeier, a Peregrine and half a dozen Nutcracker to-ing and fro-ing kept me entertained.
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Moved up to 101 yesterday, Rufous Hummingbird! It was a lifer as well as the 5th county record.
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Moved up to 101 yesterday, Rufous Hummingbird! It was a lifer as well as the 5th county record.
You're meant to put it in a bold color and underline it! Nice one
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You're meant to put it in a bold color and underline it! Nice one
Don’t forget the either!
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