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Station birds

January 31, 2013 in sightings

Windy here as well today and saw a sizeable flock of Jackdaws on way to the station this morning.in the breeze

Also at Chelmsford station this morning

Herring gull, Black Headed Gull, and a nice view of a Kestrel flying into the wind and then gliding with the wind behind. Also could hear a Robin and Blue tit

At Hanger Lane central line station this evening

2 Robins advertising their territories in the shrubs across the track at either end of the station. Also Magpies, 2 Carrion Crow and Wood pigeon

 

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Gust of wind blows a flock of gulls over my garden.

January 31, 2013 in sightings

A very quiet day in the garden today, didn’t get to see a lot of birds at all, but nice to see the Coal tit back, there were about 70 gulls flying overhead but I couldn’t tell you what type they were as they were caught in a massive gust of wind and went by very fast.  Would love to be out seeing cracking birds such as the Water Rail that was photo of the week on Bird Guides – Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) – Here’s my list of birds I saw today:

  1. Blackbird x 2
  2. Blue Tit x 2
  3. Coal Tit x 1
  4. Greenfinch x 2
  5. Woodpigeon x 2

On the gust of wind – about 70 gulls, but not sure what type. 

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Lots of insects about in very windy conditions.

January 30, 2013 in sightings

The wind has really picked up here in Edinburgh, even with the massive amount of wind about there were a lot of insects in the air today and few birds, I gather the insect prey is too great of an attraction than the seed I put out for them.  Strangely not a single coal tit, that’s a very rare situation!  Here’s the bird list for today:

  1. Blackbird x 3
  2. Blue Tit x 1
  3. Chaffinch x 1
  4. Feral Pigeon x 1
  5. Greenfinch x 2
  6. House Sparrow x 3
  7. Woodpigeon x 2

breezy conditions today

January 29, 2013 in sightings

Heard a robin singing at Chelmsford station before daylight

Around work saw Magpie Robin Carrion Crow Woodpigeon ring necked parakeet blackbird

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Good day with greenfinches!

January 29, 2013 in sightings

Any day with greenfinches is a good day in the garden!  There were 2, actually most of the birds were 2 or more:

  1. Blackbird x 2
  2. Blue Tit x 2
  3. Coal Tit x 2
  4. Dunnock x 2
  5. Feral Pigeon x 2
  6. Greenfinch x 2
  7. House Sparrow x 6
  8. Woodpigeon x 1

not many birds today

January 28, 2013 in sightings

In trees around work blackbird and goldfinch. Also grey squirrel near the office

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Only 5 species in my garden today.

January 28, 2013 in sightings

Sorry my carpal tunnel’s flared very badly over the last few days, I would have liked to have written more about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and other posts.  On top of the birds listed below there were 5 gulls flying over head but I couldn’t see what they were.  Here’s the list from my garden today:

  1. Blackbird x 3
  2. Blue Tit x 1
  3. Coal Tit x 1
  4. House Sparrow x 6
  5. Robin x 1
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Second attempt at the Big Garden Birdwatch on a very sunny day.

January 27, 2013 in sightings

Today I did a second 1 hour bird count for the RSPB’s big garden birdwatch, the weather was nice and sunny and amazingly there were insects out again so few birds were in the garden feeding as there was plenty of food elsewhere.  Only 3 species showed up, the always faithful blackbird – I think it’s been listed in every single garden counts I’ve done this year!  Here’s the extensive full list:

  1. Blackbird x 2
  2. Coal Tit x 1
  3. House Sparrow x 6

Starling from birdwatch

January 27, 2013 in sightings

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A few photos

January 27, 2013 in sightings

Here are a few photos from my time at Mistley walls this afternoon

Turnstone

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Shellduuck

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Black Headed Gulls

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Mute Swans in    flight

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General view of the River Stour

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