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Garden/Yard List 2022 (2 Viewers)

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
Cyprus
My garden list so far in Cyprus and in no particular order.

Laughing Dove - Now nesting in a small conifer in the garden
Collared Dove
Wood Pigeon
Sardinian Warbler
Fan-tailed Warbler
Spanish Sparrow
House Sparrow
Song Thrush
Long-legged Buzzard
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Eleonora's Falcon
Purple Heron
Barn Swallow
House Martin
Common Swift
Alpine Swift
Great-spotted Cuckoo
Hooded Crow
Jackdaw
Magpie
Black Francolin
Robin
Lesser Whitethroat
Blackcap
Black Redstart
European Bee-eater
Little Owl
Cyprus Wheatear
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Serin
Linnet

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Jos Stratford

Eastern Exile
Europe
A late.

72: Sand Martin

through, this morning.
Well, had hopes I might get one in this period, and indeed it transpired, three Sand Martins north yesterday, third record on my land. Also male Red-backed Shrike back atop the shrike pile.

113. Sand Martin
114. Red-backed Shrike
 
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Jos Stratford

Eastern Exile
Europe
My garden list so far in Cyprus and in no particular order.

Laughing Dove - Now nesting in a small conifer in the garden
Collared Dove
Wood Pigeon
Sardinian Warbler
Fan-tailed Warbler
Spanish Sparrow
House Sparrow
Song Thrush
Long-legged Buzzard
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Eleonora's Falcon
Purple Heron
Barn Swallow
House Martin
Common Swift
Alpine Swift
Great-spotted Cuckoo
Hooded Crow
Jackdaw
Magpie
Black Francolin
Robin
Lesser Whitethroat
Blackcap
Black Redstart
European Bee-eater
Little Owl
Cyprus Wheatear
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Serin
Linnet

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No Common Buzzard yet?
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
No, nothing even close, a pair of Long-legged hold territory locally and wonder if they keep other Buteos out?

The Laughing Doves in our garden, now have fully fledged young, they could have 4-5 broods on that timetable!
A species definitely on the up Andy!
I imagine you’ll have to wait till the autumn migration season for Common/Steppe Buzzard now?
Still no sightings of Red backed Shrike here, just the heard only one last week.
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
My first one arrived about 11 am yesterday, way late
I’m expecting fewer than in recent years anyway after the catastrophic breeding results here last year, mind you, I’m just starting to doubt my heard only one last week, I was a bit poorly and the goats in the field make an RBS-like coughing call sometimes!
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
A surprise this evening, a

77 Spotted Flycatcher

enjoying the insect population explosion we’re having. We see them every year on post breeding passage but this is the first we’ve had in Spring!
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
The difference between U.K records and the other European countries is so big Im very jealous!
Ah, it works both ways though Andy, what I’d give to see a Mallard or a gull sp up here!
Evening edit: good job we decided to eat dinner outside just now otherwise I’d probably have missed a flock of four

78 Common Crossbill

that flew over. It’s been a very quiet year for them hereabouts, perhaps their numbers will pick up now.
The Red-backed Shrike finally arrived overnight, at least three visible when I scanned across the valley this morning and a pair of Honey Buzzard settling in.
 
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birdmeister

Well-known member
United States
We had quite a run of easterlies for a while, which kills the morning flights in my area. That, combined with a desire to visit the reservoir more often, will probably result in a sub-100 year for me. That's OK, though. Additions so far in May are as follows, including two new yard additions.

81. Indigo Bunting
82. Blackpoll Warbler
83. Common Yellowthroat
84. Bobolink
85. Eastern Kingbird
86. Eastern Wood-pewee (new yard bird, even though heard-only)
87. Baltimore Oriole
88. Spotted Sandpiper (new yard bird!)
89. Common Nighthawk

I think the two additions bring my all-time yard list up to 148.


Speaking of the reservoir, I may have to start a thread for that at some point. This year has really been something, not least including a once-in-a-lifetime fallout of Arctic Terns!
 

Jos Stratford

Eastern Exile
Europe
Nice influx of the classic late-season migrants today, three Corncrakes calling in the meadow, one Hobby overhead, first Spotted Flycatcher. Also territorial Reed Warbler (good bird on my patch, Sedge Warblers the abundant one) and a singing Garden Warbler and a squawk of a Water Rail.

Two male Red-backed Shrikes holding territory now, male on the shrike pile has attracted a female

118. Corncrake
119. Water Rail
120. Hobby
121. Spotted Flycatcher
122. Garden Warbler
123. Reed Warbler.
 

SueO

Well-known member
26. Great Blue Heron
While I was planting a cutting from my red plumeria tree (frangipani) into my neighbor's garden, the GBH flew over.
Have my first Monarch chrysalis of the year. I know there is another, but haven't found it yet. There was another caterpillar on the Milkweed. I did some googling and I believe it was a Salt Marsh Moth. While I was in Northern California this past week-end, it took off for the next phase of its life.
I have a baby cottontail bunny living behind my White Sage and Cleveland Sage Plants. I saw several babies, but my neighbor saw a hawk take two of them (different times). Mine is still around.
 

Paul Chapman

Well-known member
Location location location. Five nights in a top floor flat on the edge of Kolka village, Latvia overlooking some allotmenfs beat my garden yearlist comfortably from the flat windows during coffee breaks & drying off despite minimising the time indoors. Highlights included Long-tailed Duck, Cuckoo, Sandwich Tern, Black-throated Diver, Great White Egret, Red-backed Shrike, Grasshopper Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Hawfinch & Common Rosefinch. Deliberately didn't keep a total. The immediate surroundings produced 113 species.

All the best

Paul
 

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