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Done  that already Paul - well one more anyway

paul brady wrote:
Phil Barnett wrote:

A pair of Tree Sparrows showing a keen interest in a nesting box in the garden this morning smile


 That would be fantastic!!!  They are colonial too, so chuck up a few more boxes!


 



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Phil Barnett wrote:

A pair of Tree Sparrows showing a keen interest in a nesting box in the garden this morning smile


 That would be fantastic!!!  They are colonial too, so chuck up a few more boxes!



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7.45 - Scrubby area between Stoney Brow and Beacon Country Park

Pink Footed Goose c 200 -> E
Tawny Owl 1
Kestrel 1
Siskin 1
Bullfinch 3
Treecreeper 1
Goldcrest 1
Redwing 3
Yellowhammer 1
Song thrush 1 singing
etc



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7.45 - Scrubby area between Stoney Brow and Beacon Country Park

Brambling 2
Fieldfare 22 -> w
Pink-Footed Goose 5 -> n
Yellowhammer 4
Goldcrest 8
Treecreeper 1
Kestrel 1
Tawny Owl 1
Buzzard 1
no Redwings

Over the past week, in the garden, a Pair Tree Sparrows have been frequently on the seed feeder + going into a nestbox.
The male attempted to copulated with the female a couple of days ago - I thought this was a strange behaviour for November, however
according to Dennis Summer Smith's - 'The Tree Sparrow' it's unusual but not unknown.



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A pair of Tree Sparrows showing a keen interest in a nesting box in the garden this morning smile

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7.45
Pink-Footed Goose 30 + 40 -> S; 70 + 75 -> E
22 Mistle Thrush, 1 flock -> S
c 100 Fieldfare in small flocks - > S
c 80 Redwing in small flock -> S
c 200 Wood Pigeon - > S
1 Siskin over
1 Redpoll over
1 Meadow Pipit over

In my last three visits - I've heard or seen a Crossbill. The one flying over on Monday, I assumed to be on passage,
however I've since heard Crossbill calls from a small stand of Scots Pines, so there's possibly one (or maybe more)
which has taken up temporary residence....which is nice.

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7.45
1 Crossbill -> SW
1 Brambling -> S
A few Redwings and Fieldfares
Goldcrests everywhere again, looks like yet another influx

-- Edited by Phil Barnett on Monday 21st of October 2013 09:20:24 AM

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7.30 - 8.30am
Scrubby area between Stoney Brow and Beacon Country Park
1 Fieldfare over - first one here this autumn (finally)
1 Brambling
70 + 30 Pink Footed Geese -> SE
2 Blackcaps
1 Siskin over
Redwings 10

Another arrival of Song Thrushes (c20 flightly birds looking like new arrivals)
and Goldcrests (c20)

Also seen:
Canada Goose, Black headed Gull, Pheasant, Wood Pigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Starling, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Robin, Mistle thrush, Blue Tit, Coal tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Reed Bunting, Yellow Hammer - 38 Species

9.09am
28 Cormorants over the house in a fairly tight flock -> NE




-- Edited by Phil Barnett on Thursday 17th of October 2013 09:31:12 AM

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7.30
A flock of 9 Yellowhammers flying quite high west was interesting
1 Chiffchaff
1 Blackcap
around 100 redwings in the area

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7.45am - 8.45am
Scrubby area between Stoney Brow and Beacon Country Park

32 Pink Footed Geese -> SW
2 Redwings

but very quiet compared to last week,
5 Goldcrest as opposed to a multitude and
just the one Chiffchaff as opposed to double figures last week

Also very little overhead movement, just 1 skylark and 1 pied wagtail
(plus the geese)

p.s c120 Pink Footed Geese > N at 1.30 over the house



-- Edited by Phil Barnett on Tuesday 8th of October 2013 02:09:01 PM

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Phil Barnett wrote:

Well I was rather jealous of your Hobby and late Whitethroat yesterday Paul

- the grass is always greener on the other persons patch

(as I almost never say)





Need a like button :)

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Well I was rather jealous of your Hobby and late Whitethroat yesterday Paul

- the grass is always greener on the other persons patch

(as I almost never say)

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7.15am - 9.15am
Scrubby area between Stoney Brow and Beacon Country Park
Seems to have been another arrival of thrushes
Song Thrushes c 30
Blackbirds c 20
also 11 contact calling Dunnocks, probably also arrivals, interestingly I think Dunnock autumn passage, such as it is,
is often associated with movements of thrushes.

Chiffchaff 11 (4 singing)
Blackcap 1 heard calling
Mistle Thrush 1 singing sub-song
Goldcrest a few heard but many fewer than yesterday

Overhead
1 House Martin
8 Siskins
3 Skylarks
25 Meadow Pipits
5 Linnets
1 Pied Wagtail
2 Dunnocks
2 Yellowhammers







Great sightings Phil, looks like your patch is better!

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7.15am - 9.15am
Scrubby area between Stoney Brow and Beacon Country Park
Seems to have been another arrival of thrushes
Song Thrushes c 30
Blackbirds c 20
also 11 contact calling Dunnocks, probably also arrivals, interestingly I think Dunnock autumn passage, such as it is,
is often associated with movements of thrushes.

Chiffchaff 11 (4 singing)
Blackcap 1 heard calling
Mistle Thrush 1 singing sub-song
Goldcrest a few heard but many fewer than yesterday

Overhead
1 House Martin
8 Siskins
3 Skylarks
25 Meadow Pipits
5 Linnets
1 Pied Wagtail
2 Dunnocks
2 Yellowhammers





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Roby Mill and area


7.15am - 9.00am
Scrubby area between Stoney Brow and Beacon Country Park (my patch)
Seems to have been a big arrival overnight - Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs, Song Thrushes, Robins (slightly dissapointingly nothing unusual)

Goldcrest- there seemed to be a continual chorus of Goldcrest calls (whereas none yesterday)
difficult to estimate the number heard but 30 would be very conservative, probably many more birds in the area

Chiffchaff - 14 (3 singing). There have been about 5 on my last few visits - a lot more this morning
I don't remember October Chiffchaffs ever being so plentiful

Song Thrush - 15 (also 3 Blackbird, no Redwing though as I'd hoped)

Robin - 21 calling

Bullfinch - 8 These were probably also arrivals

Overhead - 25 Meadow Pipits, 3 Pied Wagtails, 2 Linnets

p.s later on 3 more Chiffchaffs in Garden (ajoining the area above)



-- Edited by Phil Barnett on Thursday 3rd of October 2013 10:18:14 AM

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