May. 17th, 2010

Boids

May. 17th, 2010 02:00 pm
snorkel_maiden: (OMGWTF)
Wot I have seen in my garden or near to it (including vertically above it):

  • Feral pigeon
  • Wood pigeon
  • Collared dove
  • Swan
  • Canada goose
  • Grey heron
  • Great tit
  • Blue tit
  • Long-tailed tit
  • Coal tit
  • Crow
  • Rook
  • Magpie
  • Jay
  • Blackbird
  • Song thrush
  • Robin
  • Dunnock
  • Goldfinch
  • Redpoll
  • Greenfinch
  • Starling
  • Red kite
  • Buzzard
  • Herring gull
  • One of the black-backed gulls- probably lesser
  • Black-headed gull
  • Swallow
  • Swift
  • Housemartin
  • Greater spotted woodpecker
  • Nuthatch
I think that's it, for now anyway. Come the summer I expect I'll be able to add swallows and swifts but that remains to be seen. The swifts around here love the old Victorian terraces; our new road is newer than that, but I expect we'll still see them.

Edited to add- since last entry I've added swifts, swallows and housemartins, black-headed gull, woodpecker and nuthatch, and buzzard. Not bad going, I think! Currently on 29 species. I wonder what the 30th will be! Probably sparrow, seeing as I've seen them in the road and generally around, but not specifically in our garden as yet.

Edited again to add- I completely forgot about the swans (I've seen two or three pairs), Canada geese and single grey heron. Make that 32!

For the purposes of this highly unscientific survey, "our garden" is defined as the plot of ground that we own but also the big trees in the garden next door, and anything sitting on fences around other gardens for any length of time. It's my survey so I can define it how I like :D 

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