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Halesowen Garden sightings (1 Viewer)

Adrian k

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18 / 10 / 2019 -

Nuthatch back on the feeders
Buzzard in the tree's at the bottom of the garden
Coal tits (6) still on feeders

Not much watching done today

Adrian k

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22 / 10 / 2019 -

This morning from 06.15 - 08.20am

Feeder filling for the first 20 mins mainly White sunflower seeds to be filled.

High lights for the watch were -

REDWINGS - Plenty of movement this morning with flocks of -15, 31+, 16, 19, 18, 40+, 5 & 26
FIELDFARE - First returning for me 3 & 5
RAVEN - Pair over

Adrian k

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27 / 10 / 2019 6.15am start -

Filling feeders first thing with many gulls going over mostly large gulls but a few smaller gulls going over with them.

TAWNY OWL - still calling (6.45am)
COAL TIT - 6 birds at one time in the garden (must of had a good year locally)
REDWING - just a couple over this morning
FINCHES - Very few about today infact just small numbers for the past few weeks.
NUTHATCH - single bird at feeders

Adrian k

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29 / 10 / 2019 - 06.40am

REDWINGS - many over (7,24+,18,17,26,40+,20+,30+ & 35+)
WOOD PIGEONS - Many high up in large flocks (800+)
NUTHATCH - single bird back on feeders
many small birds moving over in high numbers high up to sty exactly what they were,

Adrian k

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30 / 10 / 2019 - 06.35am

This mornings helpings were -

Carrion crow, Wood pigeon, Lesser black backed gull (over), Robin, Blackbird, Magpie, Starling (over), Coal tit, Blue tit, Great tit, Nuthatch, House sparrow, Wren, Mallard (over), Jackdaw (over), Sparrowhawk (over), Black headed gull (over), Great spotted woodpecker, Goldfinch, Redwing (over 11, 8, 20+ & 6), Fieldfare (over 1 & 16), Jay, Dunnock, Feral pigeon, Buzzard (over), Green woodpecker & Song thrush

heard only -

Pheasant, Pied wagtail & Canada goose.

Usual suspects missing this morning were -

Long tailed tit, Chaffinch, Grey heron, Bullfinch, Collared dove & Greenfinch

Adrian k

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31 / 10 / 2019 - 06.45am

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER - been to the feeders quite a few times this morning attacking the suet block
REDWINGS - (over) 2, 9, 21, 11, 40+, 25+ & 36+
FIELDFARE - (over) 11, 19, 9 & 14

5 large flocks of THRUSHES over but high up (Blackbirds, Song/Mistle thrush)

NO raptors this morning

Large flock of GOLDFINCH mobile around fields and garden

Adrian k

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02 11 2019 - 07.05am

Cleared feeders out on to the lawn this morning and what difference it made to early morning ground feeding birds

Refilled the feeders after a good wash and clean now using shredded peanuts instead of whole peanuts also using suet pellets/small balls/blocks fruit type, suet large balls meal worm type, white sunflower seeds, niger seeds & 2 types of wild bird seeds

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER - A pair in the garden at the same time this morning
NUTHATCH - Still in garden this morning.
COAL TITS - Still plenty in the garden
REDWINGS (over) - Only saw 4 flocks this morning (12, 18, 10 & 30+)

Adrian k

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13 / 11 / 2019 -

REDWING - 70+ Over
NUTHATCH - At least one pair on feeders
COAL TITS - Still at least 6 birds
LINNET - 6+ in tree at bottom of garden
THRUSHES - 2 large flocks over high up at least 80+ birds looked to be a mix of species

Adrian k

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17 / 11 / 2019 -

Weather and light not very good this morning (06.45am - 07.50am)

REDWING - 3 flocks over this morning 12, 40+, 30+
FIELDFARE - 3 only seen
COAL TIT - 2 birds getting rather aggressive with the great tits
GULLS - LBBG, BHG & a rather large gull amongst flock of LBBG's

Adrian k

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01 / 12 / 2019

Clear skies this morning and what a sight 600+ gulls over and still coming over 80% BHG, some larger gulls presumed LBBG but as I said still coming over

Adrian k

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It's that time of year again

my garden total stay's at 64 highest ever total mind you spent a lot more time in the garden this year than ever before.
May have to up my game over the next few years as the Dudley Council have now got the land they want for the new housing and unfortunately a lot of the land they want will be on the Lutley Wedge area actually taking around 70% of the area.
2020 I hope to get a rarity mind you I say that every year.


Adrian k

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01 / 01 / 2020

seen today -

Tawny owl / Blackbird / Great tit / Nuthatch / Wood pigeon / Blue tit / Coal tit / House sparrow / Magpie / Feral pigeon / Dunnock / Long tailed tit / Chaffinch / Goldfinch & Starling

Total on first day 15

Off to Upton warren 02/01/2020
Rutland Egleton reserve 04/01/2020
Burton Mere RSPB & Park Gate RSPB 19/01/2020

Adrian k

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I haven't really had time to do any serious garden watching yet this year but did spot a BLACKCAP on feeder this morning

Adrian k

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Just got back from walking the dog a very large and loud flock of geese just gone over presumed Greylag by the sounds.

Adrian k

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04 / 03 / 20

06.50 - 08.15 First real garden bird watch for a few weeks a bit chilly and damp but a good hour and a bit with a record for the garden watch (GW)

Grey Herons x3 (07.51) new record for the garden these birds were quite a distance up in the sky but the one was calling they were as seen 1 pair and a single bird just off to the left.

other wise it was just the usual suspects in the garden.

Adrian k

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06 / 03 / 20

06.30 - 08.15am a little misty over the brook in front of the trees at the bottom of the garden this morning and frosty on the ground
Large flock of mixed thrushes over including Redwing, Blackbirds, Song thrushes and many Fieldfare.
many Blue Tits starting to pair up for breeding also House Sparrows starting o pair up many of both species in the garden at the moment.
Large flocks of Gulls over mainly LBBG's but some BHG's.

Still have the following in the garden

Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Starling, Great spotted woodpecker, Great tit, Blue tit, Long tailed tit, Coal tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Blackcap, Wren, Wood pigeon, Feral pigeon, Collared dove, Carrion crow, Magpie, Jay, House sparrow, Starling, Song thrush, Nuthatch, Green woodpecker, Yellowhammer & Chiffchaff

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Good stuff Adrian, I reckon you must have seen/heard over 40 in or from your garden this year already, you’d be welcome on the 2020 Garden/Yard List thread :t:

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