LBO

As many of us try and adapt to spring birding through glass or with limited travel, I thought I’d carry on the blog with a few garden sightings posts. Weekends might have a few updates from nearby Longton Marsh.

It’s been interesting watching people get excited about common stuff new to their house lists, so I’ve picked my dummy back up and started giving it a go. I’m only really getting an hour in the morning, an hour at night and a few breaks from work during the day, but the morning shift is the most productive and is a lovely way to start the day rather than driving to Chorley! Longton Bird Observatory (LBO) is basic, but comfortable!

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The list as it stands from 2 day’s worth of effort in sightings order is as follows:

1 Great Tit 26 LBB Gull 51 76
2 Blue Tit 27 Robin 52 77
3 Jay 28 Kestrel 53 78
4 Starling 29 Sparrowhawk 54 79
5 Woodpigeon 30 Feral Pigeon 55 80
6 Goldfinch 31 Coal Tit 56 81
7 Chaffinch 32 Grey Heron 57 82
8 Chiffchaff 33 Redwing 58 83
9 Pied Wagtail 34 Cormorant 59 84
10 Blackbird 35 60 85
11 Magpie 36 61 86
12 Carrion Crow 37 62 87
13 Dunnock 38 63 88
14 Black-headed Gull 39 64 89
15 Herring Gull 40 65 90
16 Greenfinch 41 66 91
17 Jackdaw 42 67 92
18 Buzzard 43 68 93
19 Pheasant 44 69 94
20 Collared Dove 45 70 95
21 House Sparrow 46 71 96
22 Blackbird 47 72 97
23 Moorhen 48 73 98
24 Mallard 49 74 99
25 Reed Bunting 50 75 100

Pretty predictable so far, but do you like the optimism?

Highlights have been 2 latish Redwings in the distant Hawthorns, a pair of mating Buzzard, a pair of Reed Buntings demolishing the Reedmace, and my favourite so far a pair of Coal Tits – one of them giving that great Yellow-browed like call as I struggled to get a picture – a few poor pics below:

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Be good to develop some local competition – maybe between us we can find a goody…….