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Garden / Yard List 2023 (1 Viewer)


Wird Batcher
Hi and Happy New Year.

Welcome everyone around the world - the New Year starts about now somewhere.

Open to all: post your seen & heard birds from & in your garden here.
An afternoon session after starting my Patchwork Challenge year at the local reservoir this morning..........

January 1st
1. Robin
2. Starling
3. Black-headed Gull
4. Dunnock
5. Woodpigeon
6. Goldfinch
7. Carrion Crow
8. Feral Pigeon
9. Magpie
10. Jackdaw
11. Blackbird
12. Lesser Black-backed Gull
13. Collared Dove
14. Greenfinch
15. Blue Tit
16. Chaffinch
17. Common Gull
18. Blackcap

The Blackcaps were a male and female, the latter for the first time this winter.
Never really kept a garden list before, so thought I'd give it a go - not that I'm expecting much (although in the past I have had some unusual sightings, such as a pair of wintering Firecrest, about 15 years ago!).
I live in a ground floor flat, and have a feeder set up near my patio. The main front door overlooks to a small fishing lodge, so I'll also include anything I see from the front door as well (it gets the odd bird such as Cormorant, BH Gull, Swallow, but again, not much).

I'll be lucky to get much in excess of 30 species, I reckon, but we'll see.

January 1
1 Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
2 Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
3 Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)
4 Coal Tit (Periparus ater)
5 Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
6 Great Tit (Parus major)
7 Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
8 Eurasian/Siberian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
9 Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
10 Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
11 European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
12 Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
13 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
14 Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) - this is rarity in my garden!
small ground floor flat with a small yard but plenty of trees mostly alder very urban area with lots of take-aways

house sparrow
black headed gull
common gull
carrion crow
blue tit
27 species so far, with flyover Canada Geese being the best from a daily perspective, however I’ll be “Reddy” again tomorrow…


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Didn't get much yard time today in the rain, but several of the regular desert denizens (Verdin, Cactus Wren, Gila Woodpecker, Gilded Flicker, etc.) plus another American Robin (best winter ever for them here, I'm told).
Two heard species as I left in the dark - Robin & Carrion Crow.

All the best

Briefly before heading out:-
3. Woodpigeon
4. Great Tit
5. Herring Gull
6. Lesser Black-backed Gull
7. Black-headed Gull
8. Blackbird
9. Feral Pigeon
10. Magpie
11. Peregrine
12. Goosander
13. Dunnock
14. Long-tailed Tit
15. Blue Tit
16. Starling
17. Coal Tit
18. House Sparrow

All the best

Nothing yet for me so far today, but my local walk scored a pair of Coal Tits, which are mega birds in this area - only 500mts from home, so hopeful I might just add them later in the year.
short watch from the kitchen window

lesser black backed gull approx 12 on the roofs across the A58
blackbird 3
Another two today with Great Spotted Woodpecker and Stock Dove nos.28 and 29. 😮
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A slow start for me this year - working indoors on our lounge so barely been out or looked out the windows properly.

So far (Mabe Burnthouse, nr Falmouth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe, The World, The Solar System etc ) -

January 1st

1) Robin (heard and seen)
2) Blackbird
3) Song Thrush
4) Herring Gull
5) Pied Wagtail
6) Jackdaw

January 2nd

7) House Sparrow
8) Carrion Crow
9) Blue Tit

Also various flitty things in the back hedge or over, such as Dunnocks, Goldfinches etc, at almost 100% likelihood but will wait till I'm concentrating or wearing me glasses ...
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Where, and what is your temporary garden list on???

Oh OK then
Garden List Thones, Haute Savoie (6kms down the valley from our place and at 600m asl instead of our 1000m, the only plus for me is that I can see the river so Dipper is a real possibility):

Common Buzzard
Mistle Thrush
Marsh Tit
Crested Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Carrion Crow
House Sparrow

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