Birds spotted in January
Every year my wife and I are counting the individual bird species we spot each month. Always in the beginning of the year, we reset the list and start over again. Once we have seen a species for the first time in the year, we add it to the present months list. Sometimes we are very lucky and spot a bird we have never seen before. In bird nerd language this is called a life bird or a lifer. In this article I will be listing the birds spotted in January.
List of species
Below you find a list of species of birds spotted in January. All of those birds have been spotted either around our house or just a couple of Kilometers away. The list contains of 27 birds for the first month.
- Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
- Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
- Common blackbird (Turdus merula)
- Common buzzard (Buteo buteo)
- Common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
- Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
- Common raven (Corvus corax)
- Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
- Eurasian goosander (Mergus merganser)
- Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius)
- Eurasian magpie (Pica pica)
- Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
- Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
- Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)
- Eurasian wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
- European greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
- Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
- Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
- Great tit (Parus major)
- Green woodpecker (Picus viridis)
- Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- House sparrow (Passer domesticus)
- Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
- Mute swan (Cygnus olor)
- Rook (Corvus frugilegu)
- Willow tit (Poecile montanus)
- Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
Find below a couple of birds spotted in January and caught on camera. I usually use a 500mm f/4 lens that gives me enough space between the bird and me and makes sure I don’t distract my little friends.
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