Garden birds November 2019

This year I am keeping a list of birds seen in or from my garden.

November has been a bit of a dank month and most of my birdwatching was done in the first half of it. I added one species to the 2019 garden list which was also a new species, ever, for the garden.

The species in question was a fly-over but its wingbar and inane twittering called it out as my least favourite UK bird – the Linnet. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

Here is the species list, so far, for 2019;

  1. Robin
  2. House Sparrow
  3. Jackdaw
  4. Blackbird
  5. Woodpigeon
  6. Starling
  7. Black-headed Gull
  8. Great Tit
  9. Red Kite
  10. Carrion Crow
  11. Chaffinch
  12. Goldfinch
  13. Rook
  14. Collared Dove
  15. Dunnock
  16. Wren
  17. Long-tailed Tit
  18. Blue Tit
  19. Common Gull
  20. Redwing
  21. Fieldfare
  22. Reed Bunting
  23. Greenfinch
  24. Blackcap
  25. Song Thrush
  26. Herring Gull
  27. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  28. Buzzard
  29. Pied Wagtail
  30. Stock Dove
  31. Magpie
  32. Green Woodpecker
  33. Mallard
  34. Sparrowhawk
  35. Coal Tit
  36. Swallow
  37. Cormorant
  38. Yellowhammer
  39. Swift
  40. House Martin
  41. Kestrel
  42. Raven
  43. Hobby
  44. Peregrine
  45. Sand Martin
  46. Pheasant
  47. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  48. Chiffchaff
  49. Tawny Owl
  50. Goldcrest
  51. Skylark
  52. Jay
  53. Grey Wagtail
  54. Linnet

I asked you to guess what the garden list total (ever) would be by the end of the year – for fun. It started on 56 species and I’ve now added seven species (Herring Gull, Cormorant, Yellowhammer, Mallard, Goldcrest, Jay and Linnet) this year to bring the total so far to 63 species.

Of those readers who had a guess, for fun, on what that total will be at the end of 2019 these are the survivors:

  • Owen 62 species
  • Alan Cranston 64 species
  • Nick Bee 64 species
  • Darren Riley 65 species

Just 30 days to go…

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