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28.UK.28. Ring-necked Parakeet  Psittacula krameri

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

Not native to the UK but now breed widely. THey should not be here but I do enjoy seeing them!

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29.UK.29. Magpie  Pica pica  

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

Seen daily in our garden, but this one was in nice light.

 

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30.UK.30. Blackbird  Turdus merula  

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(F) Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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(M) Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

Again, regular garden visitors, but I am getting them in early in decent light.

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31.UK.31. Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs           

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(M) Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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(F) Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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32.UK.32. Barnacle Goose  Branta leucopsis

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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33.UK.33. Reed Bunting  Emberiza schoeniclus       

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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34.UK.34. Jay  Garrulus glandarius   

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Sandwell Valley           18.01.2020

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Moseley Bog   19.01.2020

Always good to see a Jay - beautiful birds. Very pleased to see different birds on successive days. They are easier to see in winter when there are no leaves to block the view.

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Galana

Good images.

As you say. Always nice to capture a Jay

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Peter Connan

Great shots Tony!

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xelas

All excellent photos, @TonyQ, and Jay was very cooperative.

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elefromoz

@TonyQTony, you certainly seem to get a great variety of birds in the Birmingham area, lots of different, and beautiful Ducks and Geese. You seem to have had some blue skies and sunshine too.

Jays are so pretty

 

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Soukous

Lovely photos Tony. I'm especially jealous of the Jays. We have a couple who feed regularly in the garden but they are VERY skittish and disappear when a shadow passes the window. 

I'll get 'em one day.

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Zim Girl

Very nice pictures of the Jays - always a good bird to find.

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TonyQ

@Galana @Peter Connan @xelas @elefromoz @Soukous @Zim Girl  thank you

 

35.UK.35. Shoveler  Anas clypeata   

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(F) Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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(M) Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

Light not great, but put them in anyway!

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36.UK.36. Greylag Goose  Anser anser        

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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37.UK.37. Pheasant  Phasianus colchicus    

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(F) Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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(M) Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

An introduced species

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38.UK.38. Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis      

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

 

Regularly seen in our garden, but so far only when the light is bad, so here it is from another venue.

News from the Garden - we saw species number 38 the other day - a pair of Ring-necked Parakeets flew over just as we were outside our front door. We have seen them in a local park a few times but this was the first time we have seen them from our garden.

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39.UK.39. Curlew  Numenius arquata

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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40.UK.40. Teal  Anas crecca 

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(M) Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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(F) Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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Lyss

Amazing set so far! I love your garden birds. I keep trying to get my little area round my condo into a nice bird stop over, but the squirrels are so bad in my area I don't want to encourage them by setting out food for the birds.

 

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Thank you @Lyss - we get squirrels as well - North American Grey Squirrels!

A few more additions

 

41.UK.41. Buzzard  Buteo buteo 

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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42.UK.42. Wigeon  Anas penelope    

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Ladywalk  Reserve, West Midlands    01.02.2020

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Ladywalk  Reserve, West Midlands    01.02.2020

Edited by TonyQ

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43.UK.43. Little Egret  Egretta garzetta         

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Ladywalk  Reserve, West Midlands    01.02.2020

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44.UK.44. Willow Tit  Poecile montanus        

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Ladywalk  Reserve, West Midlands    01.02.2020

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Ladywalk  Reserve, West Midlands    01.02.2020

 

We went to Ladywalk Reserve hoping to see this bird. It is not as common as the similar looking Marsh Tit, and is quite shy. This is one of two sites where we have seen Willow Tit before - we were delighted to see it.

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45.UK.45. Blackcap  Sylvia atricapilla

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Our Garden, Birmingham        02.02.2020

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Our Garden, Birmingham        02.02.2020

A garden visitor this afternoon. Most of these birds migrate to the UK in spring, but some (such as this one) spend the winter here.

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