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2 x Raven circling high over the garden Sunday 2nd September. Swallows still with us. Plenty of buzzard activity, up to 3 together. Sparrowhawk, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Herring Gull,  Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Green Woodpecker.

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Fly-over cormorant added new bird to my garden list today. Single Red Kite has been over garden and surrounding fields daily for about a week now. Plenty of young birds, particularly robins, blackbirds and tits. Up to 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker attending feeders at same time. Treecreeper in woodland today.

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Cuckoo in the garden today. It didn’t dwell, moving through fairly quickly from south to north and on up towards the hills. Much later than last year. Garden warbler has been in an area of gorse and scrub on the edge of the wood for a week now. Very happy to have chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and garden warbler all present.
Swallows and house martins today. 2 raven and 3 common buzzard over.

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First swallows in fields and on lines just below the house, so not quite a 2018 garden tick yet.
Lots of evidence of nesting activity in the garden including pairs of wood pigeon, collared dove, jay, bullfinch, chaffinch, blackcap, blackbird, great spotted woodpecker. Plenty of blue, great, coal tits with long tailed tit flocks around and goldfinch. Singing chiffchaff and song thrush and very vocal tawny owl close by at dusk.

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First singing Blackcap in garden yesterday. Also singing Chiffchaff. Reed bunting still visiting but less regular now. Goldfinch, chaffinch, great, blue, coal and long tailed tits, great spotted woodpecker (also drumming), nuthatch, house sparrow, dunnock, robin, wren, blackbird, song thrush, magpie, jackdaw, carrion crow, wood pigeon, collared dove. Still awaiting first hirundines over.

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Reed Bunting in the garden over last few days is a garden first. Lots of activity around the feeders and garden in the snow. Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Magpie, Jay, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Wren, Blue, Great, Coal and Long-tailed Tits, pair Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting

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Very pleased to add Common Snipe to my garden list this afternoon. Lots of activity in the drifting snow including 4 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, pair of Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, m&f Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Great, Blue, Coal and Long-tailed Tits, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Magpie, Carrion Crow

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Single Red Kite over garden this afternoon. Also buzzard, single raven, carrion crow, jackdaw, magpie and jay. Mistle thrush. Usual garden birds at feeders – great, blue, coal and long-tailed tits joined by nuthatch and chaffinch. Robin, wren, dunnock, blackbird. Striking grey wagtail. Pied wagtail.