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    I was struck by a comment about the Jay photos Olybirder put up... and realise I'm quite lucky to have a fair selection of birds in my garden...

    How many species can we rack up collectively?

    1 Goldcrest (very occasionally)
    2 Wren
    3 Blue Tit
    4 Great Tit
    5 Coal tit
    6 Long Tailed Tit
    7 Robin
    8 Dunnock
    9 Chaffinch
    10 Green Finch
    11 Goldfinch
    12 Chiff Chaff (a pair have visited a few times)
    13 Tree Creeper (weekly or so)
    14 Nutchatch (once so far)
    15 Stock Dove
    16 Collared Dove
    17 Wood pigeon
    18 Song Thrush
    19 Black bird
    20 Redwing (when berries are ready on the holly bush)
    21 Fieldfare (when berries are ready on the holly bush)
    22 Jackdaw
    23 Carrion Crow
    24 Rook
    25 Green woodpecker
    26 Great Spotted Woodpecker
    27 Red Legged Partridge
    28 European Pheasants
    29 Black cap
    30 Jay
    31 Magpie
    32 Sparrowhawk
    33 Kestrel
    34 House Sparrow (how could I miss them?)
    35 Starling

    Wildwood added:

    36 Willow Warbler
    37 Siskin
    38 Moorhen

    Rocknroll59 added:

    39 Whitethroat
    40 Nightingale
    41 Bullfinch
    42 Garden Warbler
    43 Lesser Whitethroat
    44 Linnet
    45 Pied Wagtail
    46 Brambling
    47 Barn Owl

    MJ224 added:

    48 Redpoll
    49 Grey Wagtail
    50 Rock Dove
    51 Reed Bunting
    52 Mistle Thrush
    53 Lesser Black Backed Gull

    Jim Ford Added

    54 Ring Necked Parakeets

    TimP Added:

    55 Great White Egret
    56 Heron

    Tordan58 Added:

    57 Common Gull


    Fly-overs

    1 Barn Swallow
    2 Canada Goose
    3 House Martin
    4 Black Headed Gull
    5 Red Kite
    6 Common Buzzard
    7 Swift

    8 Western Marsh Harrier
    9 White Tailed Eagle
    10 Peregrine Falcon
    11 Herring Gull
    12 Grey Heron
    13 Woodcock
    14 Graylag Goose
    15 Barnacle Goose
    16 Brent Goose
    17 Mallard
    18 Crane
    Last edited by Walti; 15th November 2019, 08:59 AM. Reason: Added a few!
    Paul

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    • #3
      Re: Garden birds

      Should have thought this through before I posted!

      I can do a fair number of them - though a few surprising omissions!
      Paul

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      • #4
        Re: Garden birds

        I can add House Sparrow, Common Starling, Willow Warbler (once), Siskin and Moorhen (once). Are we allowed fly-overs because then I can add Canada Goose, Barn Swallow, House Martin and Black-headed Gull.
        Best wishes

        Wildwood

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        • #5
          Re: Garden birds

          Ok so over the past 9 years..

          House Sparrow
          Starling
          Robin
          Greenfinch
          Goldcrest
          Goldfinch
          Chaffinch
          Gt Tit
          Blue Tit
          Coal Tit
          L Tailed Tit
          Blackbird
          Thrush
          Wren
          Magpie
          Dunnock
          Crow
          Wood Pidgeon
          Whitethroat
          Nightingale
          Blackcap (M&F)
          Bullfinch (M&F)
          Garden Warbler
          Crow
          Lesser Whitethroat
          Gt Spotted Woodpecker
          Collared Dove
          Chiff Chaff
          Green Woodpecker
          Jay
          Sparrowhawk (He knows where the food is!)
          Linnet
          Pied Wagtail
          Brambling
          Female Pheasant
          Redwing
          Barn Owl (sitting on top of my summer house in the heavy snow of 2010 looking for the woodmice at the bottom of our garden.)
          Plenty of flyovers to add to that...but then i do feed the birds and have done since we moved in in 1986....

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          • #6
            Re: Garden birds

            My boids include;

            Great spotted woodpecker
            Goldfinch
            Coal tit
            Long tailed tit
            Blue tit
            Great tit
            Sparrows (60+)
            Nuthatch
            Song Thrush
            Blackbird
            Jackdaw
            Robin
            Magpie
            Starling
            Collared Dove
            Chaffinch
            Dunnock
            Wren
            Redpoll
            Siskin
            Grey Wagtail
            Rook
            Female Pheasant
            Rock Dove
            Sparrow hawk
            Reed bunting
            Bullfinch (pair)
            Pied Wagtail
            Mistle Thrush
            Redwing
            Crow
            Less Black Backed gull

            We live on almost the edge of a village, not quite, but plenty of woodland and arable fields around...

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            • #7
              Re: Garden birds

              We haven't seen sparrows or greenfinches for years, though we've always put bird food out. Greenfinch populations have been hit by a disease.

              We see quite a few from the above lists, but can add:

              Ring Necked parakeets.
              Redpolls (in late winter)

              We put dog biscuits out in the morning for a pair of crows that wait for us. If a fox turns up they yell at it until it goes.

              We used to get up to four badgers every night, but they seem to have gone now. I suspect that they had a sett in a nearby garden and the house owners have turfed them out.

              Jim

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              • #8
                Re: Garden birds

                Thanks Paul for collating...:-)

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                • #9
                  Re: Garden birds

                  Garden: great white egret, pheasant, heron, bull finch
                  Fly over: peregrine, osprey,

                  Apologies for dupes

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                  • #10
                    Re: Garden birds

                    I have a tiny garden in what used to be an area on the outskirts of the city. Over the course of time, we have seen increased exploitation leading to more human presence, more buildings, lesser vegetation, hence the variety of species has declined substantially over the years. Anyway here is my list of observed species for the last ~10 years.

                    Breeding
                    Blackbird
                    Great tit
                    Blue tit
                    Tree sparrow
                    House sparrow
                    Redstart

                    Visitors (perched, feeding...)

                    Chaffinch
                    Goldfinch
                    Siskin
                    Wren
                    Robin
                    Blackcap
                    Chiff-chaff
                    Willow warbler
                    Garden warbler
                    Wood pigeon
                    Collared dove
                    Magpie
                    Jackdaw
                    Carrion crow
                    Sparrowhawk
                    Common gull

                    Fly over
                    Red kite
                    Common buzzard
                    Western marsh harrier
                    White-tailed eagle
                    Peregrine falcon
                    Black-headed gull
                    Herring gull
                    Gray heron
                    Fieldfare
                    Woodcock
                    Rock pigeon
                    Graylag goose
                    Barnacle goose
                    Canada goose
                    Brent goose
                    Mallard
                    Crane
                    Rook

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                    • #11
                      Re: Garden birds

                      Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
                      Crane
                      I would have thought that you'd have more Scandinavian specialities than Cranes on your list. Don't you get waxwings, then?

                      Jim

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                      • #12
                        Re: Garden birds

                        Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                        I would have thought that you'd have more Scandinavian specialities than Cranes on your list. Don't you get waxwings, then?

                        Jim
                        Yes we do.

                        The question as I understand it was however which birds species you had observed in your garden

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