WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2019

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  1. hydrogardener

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    I am not sure if the gulls winter further south, they probably do as there is not much open water here in deep winter.
     
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      taking a quick short vacation in Poconos, PA, USA. beautiful 400 acres of wilderness. walking about at bog spied a hawk way up. tried my hand with my zoom camera, then cropped it. so here is the hawk.IMG_5963 (2).JPG
       
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        Common Gull, uncommon here in Dorset and then only a winter visitor. Smaller than the other three 'white' headed Gulls.
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          More Fieldfares have arrived but difficult to get anywhere near, gorging themselves on the Rowan berries.
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            I've not seen a Fieldfare, they look very much like Thrushes, obviously the same family.

            I'm surprised you still have berries Strongy. Redwings cleared them around us a month ago.
             
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              They are gradually being stripped bare here @Sheal.

              Female Red Breasted Merganser on Poole Park Lake, first one this Winter.
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                Brent Goose.
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                  Spoonbills at Arne
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                  One lone Avocet, separate from the other 200+.
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                  Which does have two legs.:biggrin:
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                    Red-Bellied Woodpecker.
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                      Hooded Merganser.
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                        While several Goldfinches were fighting over the back garden feeders this one had the front garden one to itself.:smile:
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                          The Long Tailed Tits returned yesterday for winter, there were eight flitting around the bird feeders. No camera on hand as per usual. :doh:
                           
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                            Purple Sandpiper.
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                              Great camouflage Strongy. :)
                               
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                                We had crowds of birds in the garden today.

                                The third crow joined the two that have hardly moved from the garden for months. Four Jays (never seen four together before), the usual two pairs of collared doves and numerous wood pigeons, only one magpie (chased off by the doves), dozens of greenfinches, many, but not quite so numerous, tits of different kinds, two dunnocks skittering around the pots on the patio, two wrens, five of our six robins (my usual one that helps me with tidying the pots), chaffinches clearing up under the feeders and ignoring the squirrels that were helping them clearing, but no starlings or sparrows.
                                 
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