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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Two quick visits

Better late than never..............perhaps.


Going to take a break from all this for a few days, so two very quick visits today; morning and afternoon.


I just stayed around by the feeders and the road bridge for both visits, but still managed a few good birds.








Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris britannica)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Total species  30

10 comments:

  1. Nice video, have a pleasant couple of days then Keith.

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  2. Looks like your feeder improvements are working well.
    Keep up the outings, like I have said before - I always check and read both of your blogs but I am terrible at commenting... sorry.

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  3. Should be enough feed for a week there Keith. Have a good break and I hope Jim is OK.

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  4. Hi Keith...I love seeing those little birds just flitting about eating the fruit in the tree very cute!! : }
    Ok now do you think you have enough feeders out ..your a real softy when it comes to your birds ; }!!
    Will miss you..
    Hugs
    Grace

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  5. Wonderful birds to see Keith... The Grey Wagtail was very obliging as was the GN Diver... beautiful birds to see.

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  6. Your list of sightings for the day is LONG the sky was quite pretty in your video. Have a great weekend..IM OFF work until Monday it feels nice to be Free of that for a few days.

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  7. Thanks Bob.

    Thanks Dale. Don't worry about the commenting. Never enough hours in the day to all we'd like to do. :-)

    Hope there's enough John lol
    Jim isn't making much progress with the tablets unfortunately.

    Thanks Grace. Yea, I love to see all the birds enjoying the food.

    Thanks Andrew. The diver has been here a week now. It might stay the winter.

    Thanks Sondra. Enjoy your time off work. :-)

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  8. Great video Keith, super Grey Wagtail sequence. Enough food there for a few days I think!

    Have a safe trip...[;o)

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  9. You could go for a month after leaving that much food. Lucky birds. have a good break.

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  10. Thanks Trevor. Had a good break, and some great birds. Almost didn't make it back lol

    Thanks Adrian. I think the food only lasted a couple of days.
    It was good to get away for a while.

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