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Old 01-02-11, 04:23 PM
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Hi McBilly,

Welcome to the forum! Whereabouts are you?

Some cracking birds on that list already! Good luck with your waxwings, there's still a good few about it would seem!
formally from bristol, now living in wokingham... was very lucky to get waxwings in the snow, took 3 weeks of searching... missed them the first day, was well worth it... waited since christmas 90, to see them...

im liking a lot of your lists,
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Old 01-02-11, 04:25 PM
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can i count my pet macaw??
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can i count my pet macaw??
No, think your pushing it there, Once had 2 Lesser Flamingos flying in off the sea, no I did'nt count them either.
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No, think your pushing it there, Once had 2 Lesser Flamingos flying in off the sea, no I did'nt count them either.
even if he escapes!! lol..
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hiya,

ive had a corking start to the year too, lesser spoted woodpecker, coller dove, starlings, little egret, mute swan, long tailed tit, jay, magpies, great tit, blue tit, sparrows, blackbird, cormerant, glossy ibis great egret... not a bad start for the first month -- im hunting waxwings at the moment they were the highlight of last year...

this year unlike past years im keeping a diary of what ive seen when, so i can keep count of all i have seen...
A warm welcome to the forum McBilly! Enjoy!

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Peter you can count feral pigeon as feral pigeon. Does that give me another 1 then??
I have never counted Feral Pigeon on my year list but do on my BTO Garden list.
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I have never counted Feral Pigeon on my year list but do on my BTO Garden list.
May I ask why that is, Judith?
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May I ask why that is, Judith?

You certainly can Stuart! I thought they were a no-no as they are feral?

I had 6 of the b*%.....beauties eating me out of house and home a couple of months back, they seem to have gone elsewhere now!
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Feral for hundreds of generations though!

There's a link further up the thread to a really interesting history of the pigeon!
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I will read through the link and then decide yay or nay whether to add it to my list!
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Well im off to a good start, 65 and not including feral pigeons. Got 4 first timers in there as well. Lets hope the year carries on like this...
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