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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 16:00   #76
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At least three quick additions this morning as I zipped out the door.

4. Blue Jay
5. American Crow
6. Canada Goose

The jay(s) were heard only, but will no doubt be seen very soon.
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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 20:06   #77
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2) Dark Eyed Junco.

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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 20:32   #78
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7. Downy Woodpecker

was on the suet feeder this afternoon, and a Blue Jay visited on of the serviceberries.
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Old Wednesday 15th January 2020, 09:54   #79
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January 15th.

40. Peregrine - fairly regular over the town but my first this year

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Old Wednesday 15th January 2020, 10:03   #80
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2) Dark Eyed Junco.

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Looks like there’s more snow in Idaho than here in the Alps, it’s green grass up to about 4,000 ft currently.
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Old Wednesday 15th January 2020, 16:06   #81
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Looks like there’s more snow in Idaho than here in the Alps, it’s green grass up to about 4,000 ft currently.
actually, for my area, snow this deep is not that common. When I lived in North Idaho, though, that's a different story.
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Old Wednesday 15th January 2020, 17:05   #82
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One addition today:

Wren.

Had a Woodcock less than a mile from here this evening - you never know...!
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Old Wednesday 15th January 2020, 17:47   #83
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Wren.

Had a Woodcock less than a mile from here this evening - you never know...!
Still need both + Starling.
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Old Thursday 16th January 2020, 13:21   #84
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Still can't quite believe it! This am after a fruitless search outback in the ''very muddy'' woods came back to the house not before catching a glimpse of a male Bullfinch!

Unfortunately I wouldn't have been able to see it from the house, as it was somewhat obscured by shrubbery, a bit miffed I came in and proceeded to watch the general area from the bedroom window, eventually caught a movement behind neighbour's hedge but only got a ''bad'' shot of the bird before it moved down and away out of view. Thus I decided to hang on in just in case....when I saw a ''red'' movement in an adjoining tree, jaw hit the floor with a Richard Wilson ''I don't believe it'' moment!!!....nos.44 and 45 respectively.
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Old Thursday 16th January 2020, 14:50   #85
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before it moved down and away out of view. Thus I decided to hang on in just in case....when I saw a ''red'' movement in an adjoining tree, jaw hit the floor with a Richard Wilson ''I don't believe it'' moment!!!....nos.43 and 44 respectively.
Wow! Congratulations Ken. Very nice indeed! I'd have been happy with just the Bullfinch!


Meanwhile in Canada....I've been hanging on to make it to double figures before posting, but I'm stuck on 9 at the moment. Have just reassured myself that this is entirely normal for January here. Feeders are actually very busy with the regulars - so very entertained, just not a long list yet.

1. American Goldfinch - FBOY. Didn't see them til February last year. Range from a couple to 50+
2 Downy Woodpecker At least five around.
3 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Blue Jay
5 Black-capped Chickadee 20+ who knows. They're everywhere!
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch
7 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 American Crow
9 Common Raven Very vocal in the area, regular flybys - Ravens flying in snowy woodland, one of my favourite things.

My cunning plan of sitting by the window typing this as a method of triggering no. 10? Failed! Ho hum.
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Old Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:13   #86
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Wow! Congratulations Ken. Very nice indeed! I'd have been happy with just the Bullfinch!


Meanwhile in Canada....I've been hanging on to make it to double figures before posting, but I'm stuck on 9 at the moment. Have just reassured myself that this is entirely normal for January here. Feeders are actually very busy with the regulars - so very entertained, just not a long list yet.

1. American Goldfinch - FBOY. Didn't see them til February last year. Range from a couple to 50+
2 Downy Woodpecker At least five around.
3 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Blue Jay
5 Black-capped Chickadee 20+ who knows. They're everywhere!
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch
7 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 American Crow
9 Common Raven Very vocal in the area, regular flybys - Ravens flying in snowy woodland, one of my favourite things.

My cunning plan of sitting by the window typing this as a method of triggering no. 10? Failed! Ho hum.
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You’re enjoying a typical continental Winter Jasper! I’d trade for that now, it’s grey skies after grey skies here, how I long for a Northern Winter...ice, frost and snow with Siskins and Redpolls bouncing out the blue! I’ll trade our/your Grey Squirrels for Downy Woodpecker anyday.
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Old Friday 17th January 2020, 13:16   #87
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Better late than never.....Wren and female Blackcap this am, 46 and 47 respectively, however what stole the show for me was imaging a Green Woodpecker in the Ash tree blissfully unaware that it had been joined by ''another'' and only noted afterwards from the back of the camera LCD!

I suppose it would have been wishful thinking for them to have been joined by yesterday's ''star''....producing a hat trick!....I wonder what the odds on that would be?
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Old Friday 17th January 2020, 13:22   #88
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Crumbs, slow down will ya Ken, ( most of) the rest of us are fast sliding down the ‘pecking order’
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Old Friday 17th January 2020, 14:55   #89
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Crumbs, slow down will ya Ken, ( most of) the rest of us are fast sliding down the ‘pecking order’
Starling might be the next Richard?....and after that my wheels should come off.
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Old Friday 17th January 2020, 15:33   #90
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Starling might be the next Richard?....and after that my wheels should come off.
I like these predicting games, so I'm going to go big and say my next addition will be Alpine Accentor -given that the snow has finally arrived this afternoon....
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Old Friday 17th January 2020, 16:16   #91
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Two additions in the latest hustle and bustle at the moment.

8. Mourning Dove
9. Black Vulture
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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 11:41   #92
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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 17:37   #93
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For today,

3) Eurasian Collard Dove.

It was right underneath my bird feeder. Couldn't get a picture, because I didn't have my camera on me at the time.
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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 19:15   #94
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Five additions in the snow today.

10. Northern Flicker
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Common Grackle
13. Ring-billed Gull
14. Northern Cardinal
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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 11:32   #95
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Twelve days later than last year...Starling no.46.
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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 17:17   #96
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Not sure if this counts or not, because I just barely got off my property when I saw it.

Was walking to church, I just barely got off the property, when an American Kestrel flew in front of me and roosted in a tree.
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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 17:36   #97
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Not sure if this counts or not, because I just barely got off my property when I saw it.

Was walking to church, I just barely got off the property, when an American Kestrel flew in front of me and roosted in a tree.
Would you have seen it (from) your property at the time, if you had been on home ground at the time?

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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 18:09   #98
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Would you have seen it (from) your property at the time, if you had been on home ground at the time?

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If I was outside in my driveway, I would have seen it. However, I wasn't.

Either way, it's okay. There will be other kestrels. They're quite common in my area.
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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 23:29   #99
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Yes, can't count it if you aren't physically on the property ;-)

I've had to leg it inside the gate for a couple of birds now and then - Osprey once springs to mind.
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Old Monday 20th January 2020, 09:50   #100
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Yes, can't count it if you aren't physically on the property ;-)

I've had to leg it inside the gate for a couple of birds now and then - Osprey once springs to mind.
Unless the bird itself is on or directly over your property, I would say.

On, over or from is my mantra.
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