black and white woodpecker
Chiff chaff heard in tree
Feral Pigeon 3 (over)
Common Woodpigeon 4 (1 over, 3 in song)
European Herring Gull about 30, mostly overhead but some on roofs (where they nest)
Common Kestrel 1 over
Eurasian Magpie 4 (3 in flight, one on roof)
Western Jackdaw 4
Carrion Crow 4 over
Eurasian Blackcap 1 (in song, heard only)
Common Blackbird 1 (in song, heard only)
European Robin 1 (in song, heard only)
Common Chaffinch 2 (heard only)
Ran my moth trap overnight for an added incentive to get up early.
Live in North Baddesley, just north of Southampton, large village, surrounded by a belt of farmland, woodland, and low grade relict New Forest habitat.
Garden is tiny, but has a brook running nearby and small patch of parkland beyond the garden.
Sat in the garden 7am to 11am with the following sightings:
Long tailed tit,
Ring Ouzel m 07:30
Lesser black backed gull
Ring Ouzel totally unexpected, and difficult to find anywhere in the local area. Proves anything is possible with our hobby.
Appeared to fly low from rough area beyond garden into tree tops where I got a good view.
Must try this again! photos of surrounding view. Garden is really small, and very limited view of of sky sadly.
Upstairs flat, country town, minimal garden space, but view into neighbouring properties with trees.
3 Whooper Swans (house tick) flying NE to SW
1 Blue Tit
Flock of Starlings
1 Herring Gull
1 Male Blackbird
1 Wood Pigeon
1 Carrion Crow
1 Robin (on my window sill)
1 House Sparrow (in window feeder)
9-10.30 (after putting out feed)
2 Collared Dove (pair - occasional visitors)
1 Chaffinch Male
Sadly my walk round the block, even including a field, didn't give me anything new.
Had a pair of Coal Tits at the feeders yesterday, but of course they've gone walkabout today.
All seen and heard from the house, mostly in the direction shown in the photo, facing East. A typical selection so far today, I’ve been getting between 25 and 30 in recent days and finished with 30 today ( plus an unidentifiable far off hirundine ).
To exercise my brain I decided to paint a simple sort of ‘word picture’ for each species:
Tawny Owl hooting
Common Buzzard mewing
Black Kite scrounging
Black Woodpecker excavating!
Green Woodpecker yaffling
Great Spotted Woodpecker tapping
White Wagtail chiswicking
Black Redstart crackling
Song Thrush err, singing
Mistle Thrush repeating
Marsh Tit cheweeting
Coal Tit squeaking
Blue Tit scolding
Great Tit teaching
Carrion Crow cawing
and Yellowhammers cheezing
Not been on our permitted 1 hour and 1km from house exercise yet so hopefully a couple more to add later.
Edit: Just the Black Woodpecker to add from our walk and a Black Kite back at home having a dog fight with two local Buzzards.
First Red Admiral and Brimstone on the walk too!
Joining in from Hong Kong (we're all in this together, right?)
I live in a village, with woodland behind the house and scrubby farmland in front.
It's been a gloomy, drizzly day, but that helped to push a few migrants lower, including three new species for my house list. I've been watching on the patio for an hour in the morning and an hour late afternoon, with a couple more species noted incidentally during the day.
It's dark now, so this will probably be all, unless an owl starts calling later this evening.
Large Hawk Cuckoo
Silver-backed Needletail (house tick)
Grey-faced Buzzard (house tick)
Asian Barred Owlet
Ashy Minivet (house tick)
Red-billed Blue Magpie
Oriental Magpie Robin
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Blue Whistling Thrush
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Bremerton, Washington. Just across Puget Sound from Seattle.
Morning feeder watch:
I'll update as necessary. Also plan a short trip to a local creek mouth for possible shore birds.
Quick drive to the local creek & waterfront:
Greater whte-fronted goose
Scaup, too far to differentiate
Abbadia San Salvatore, Tuscany, Italy. small town at 850 metres altitude. Mostly Chestnut and Austrian Pine mixed woods around town, Beech higher up. 2nd floor flat with small covered (less sky!) balcony at the front looking onto street and more blocks of flats. Back window looks over more flats and mixed woodland. No garden but some space in front of garage. Also observations within the 300 metres radius we are permitted to exercise in.
Strong north-easterly wind didn't make things easier but we can't really complain!
April 5th, 2020
1. Feral Pigeon
2. Collared Dove
3. Wood Pigeon
4. Green Woodpecker (heard only)
5. Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard only)
6. House Martin
8. Common Redstart
9. Black Redstart
13. Great Tit
14. Coal Tit
15. Blue Tit
16. Marsh Tit
21. Hooded Crow
23. Tree Sparrow
Notonecta glauca - backswimmer - water insect but we have no pond
Nomada flava - cuckoo bee
Orange tip - buterfly
Small white - butterfly
Melangyna cincta - hoverfly
Epistrophe eligans - hoverfly
Platycheirus scutatus agg. - hoverfly
Speckled wood - butterfly
Not too bad for a suburban garden in Leeds. UK
18-22 added April 7
23-27 added April 8 all seen whilst exercising, a 3 mile walk around the streets.
28-33 added April 10 during exercise walk to Roundhay Park Upper Lake
34-35 added April 12 in garden
36 added April 13
37 added April 11 but only confirmed species April 13
38-41 April 14th - exercise walk through Roundhay Gorge
42-49 April 15th -17th in the garden
50-52 April 21 garden
53-57 April 21 exercise walk in Roundhay Gorge