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Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 13:38
Gibbo 92

1st January 2012. In the garden, Bletchley.
1) Wood Pigeon
2) Blackbird
3) House Sparrow
4) Feral Pigeon
5) Collared Dove
6) Blue Tit
7) Starling
8) Magpie
9) Carrion Crow
10) Blackcap - 1 male in the back garden
11) Chaffinch
12) Robin

Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes

13) Black-headed Gull
14) Mute Swan
15) Coot
16) Mallard
17) Canada Goose
18) Lesser Black-backed Gull
19) Cormorant
20) Great Crested Grebe
21) Tufted Duck
22) Pied Wagtail
23) Great Northern Diver - 1 juv on North Lake
24) Grey Heron
25) Common Gull - 1 on South Lake
26) Little Grebe - 1 adult winter
27) Herring Gull
28) Goosander - 1 male and 1 female on South Lake
29) Long-tailed Tit
30) Goldfinch
31) Greenfinch
32) Great Tit

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:29
2nd January, Willen Lake
33) Song Thrush
34) Rook
35) Lapwing
36) Gadwall
37) Wigeon
38) Greylag Goose
39) Teal
40) Shoveler
41) Pochard
42) Moorhen
43) Common Buzzard
44) Bullfinch
45) Little Egret - 2 on spit
46) Redshank - 1
47) Goldeneye - 3 males and 2 females on South Basin
48) Dunnock
49) Green Woodpecker
50) Sparrowhawk - 1 over Stadium MK

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:30
6th January Caldecotte Lake
51) Jay
52) Jackdaw
53) Reed Bunting

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:30
15th January, back to Lancaster University.
54) Kestrel

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:31
16th January
55) Oystercatcher - 2 on the way back home from campus

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:31
20th January Leighton Moss
56) Pheasant
57) Nuthatch
58) Marsh Tit
59) Coal Tit
60) Redwing
61) Water Rail - 1 at Lillian's Hide
62) Snow Goose - 3
63) Mistle Thrush
64) Shelduck
65) Glossy Ibis - 1 in Barrow Scout Fields
66) Curlew
67) Pintail
68) Bittern - 1 from Public Hide
69) Treecreeper
70) Fieldfare

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:31
21st January, Leighton Moss.
71) Great Spotted Woodpecker
72) Wren
73) Smew - 1 redhead at Lillian's hide
74) Great Black-backed Gull
75) Red-breasted Merganser
76) Marsh Harrier
77) Peregrine Falcon

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:32
24th February, Leighton Moss
78) Pink-footed Goose
79) Spotted Redshank

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:32
27th February Aldcliffe Marsh
80) Greater White-fronted Goose - 6 albifrons

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:33
28th February Heysham North Harbour Wall
81) Ruddy Turnstone
82) Kittiwake
83) Knot
84) Ringed Plover
85) Dunlin
86) Shag
87) Mediterranean Gull - 2 adults, 1 was a Czech ringed bird
88) Twite - 2 at feeding station

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:33
6th March Aldcliffe
89) Goldcrest

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:33
10th March Leighton Moss
90) Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard from Public hide
91) Stonechat - 1 male
92) Meadow Pipit
93) Avocet
94) Merlin
95) Black-tailed Godwit
96) Snipe

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:34
11th March Aldcliffe Marsh
97) Stock Dove
98) Tundra Bean Goose - 1 with c35 pink-footed Goose all flew north at 09:20
99) Skylark
100) Whooper Swan - 1

Then onto Heysham
101) Linnet - 1 at feeding station

Then Morecambe
102) Eider

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:34
21st March Aldcliffe Marsh
103) Chiffchaff
104) Green Sandpiper

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:34
27th March back in Milton Keynes for Easter. A little walk to Furzton Lake
105) Rose-ringed Parakeet - 1 female
106) Little Gull - 3 adults, 1 in summer plumage

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:34
1st April Willen Lake
107) Common Tern

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:35
A week birding in The Gambia.
3rd April Banjul Airort to Footsteps Eco Lodge, Gunjur
108) Hooded Vulture - several at Banjul Airport
109) Pied Crow - 1 at airport
110) Western Red-billed Hornbill - 1 seen flying
111) African Palm Swift - several flying

Footsteps Eco Lodge

112) Common Bulbul - very common in the gardens
113) Yellow-crowned Gonolek - frequent
114) Laughing Dove - common
115) Brown Babbler - common
116) Village Weaver - common
117) Western Plantain-eater - common
118) Splendid Sunbird - frequent
119) Vinaceous Dove - common
120) African Wattled Lapwing - common
121) African Thrush - common
122) Yellow Wagtail
123) Green Wood Hoopoe - 1 seen
124) Lavender Waxbill - common
125) Red-eyed Dove - common
126) Norther Grey-headed Sparrow - common
127) Palm-nut Vulture - 1 seen flying over
128) Fanti Saw-wing - several seen by the freshwater pool
129) Bronze Manakin - numerous in the reeds by the pool
130) Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu - common
131) Orange-cheeked Waxbill - numerous in the reeds by the pool
132) Black-billed Wood Dove - common
133) Beautiful Sunbird - common
134) Cattle Egret
135) Long-tailed Glossy Starling - 10 flying over the garden

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:35
4th April, walks around Footsteps Eco Lodge to the beach and then to woodland opposite the lodge
136) Melodious Warbler - 1 in tree next to my room
137) Yellow-fronted Canary - several around the gardens
138) Blackcap Babbler - common
139) Senegal Eremomela - 2
140) Tawny-flanked Prinia - frequent
141) Senegal Parrot - common, especially in flight
142) Variable Sunbird - common
143) African Grey Hornbill - common
144) Blue-spotted Wood Dove - common in the gardens
145) Black-headed Heron - 1
146) Singing Cisticola - seen by the bird hide
147) Willow Warbler
148) Fork-tailed Drongo - common
149) Grey-backed Camaroptera - frequent
150) Woodchat Shrike
151) African Pied Hornbill - several
152) Pin-tailed Whydah - common
153) Village Indigobird - 1 male with some breeding plumage
154) Red-chested Swallow - common by pool
155) Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat - common
156) Osprey
157) Great White Pelican - 5 flying over
158) Red-billed Firefinch - common
159) Swallow-tailed Bee-eater - 2
160) Black-crowned Tchagra - common
161) Senegal Coucal - common
162) Black Scimitarbill - common
163) Northern Black Flycatcher - common
164) Little Bee-eater - common
165) Yellow-billed Shrike - common
166) Pearl-spotted Owlet - 1 seen at roost on the way to the beach
167) African Green Pigeon - 2 in fig tree
168) Abyssinian Roller - 1
169) Caspian Tern
170) Whimbrel
171) Grey-headed Gull - several flying along the beach
172) Royal Tern - 2 on the beach
173) Spur-winged Lapwing - 2
174) Northern Crombec - 1 flying
175) Fine-spotted Woodpecker - 1
176) Wire-tailed Swallow - seen by the pool
177) African Harrier Hawk - 1 flying
178) Piapiac - common
179) Western Olivaceous Warbler - 1 by the hide in the garden
180) Brubru - 1
181) Copper Sunbird - 2 seen outside entrance of footsteps
182) Blue-bellied Roller - frequent
183) Cardinal Woodpecker - 1
184) Green Turaco - 3 in private woodland
185) Northern Puffback - 1
186) Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike -1

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:36
5th April Lamin Lodge
187) Stone Partridge - several
188) Lizard Buzzard - frequent especially on wires
189) Double-spurred Francolin - several
190) White-faced Whistling Duck - c10 flying over Lamin
191) Mourning Collared Dove - 1
192) Gull-billed Tern - 1 over the mangroves
193) Sandwich Tern
194) Common Sandpiper
195) Great Egret
196) Yellow-billed Kite - several
197) Grey Kestrel - 1
198) Yellow-throated Leaflove - 1
199) Hamerkop - 1 seen in vegetable gardens
200) Northern Red Bishop - frequent in non-breeding plumage
201) African Paradise Flycatcher - 1 female
202) Speckled Pigeon - frequent
203) Purple Glossy Starling - 1
204) Shikra - 1
205) Blue-cheeked Bee-eater - 3 flying over mangroves
206) Western Reef Egret - 1 in mangroves dark morph

Abuko Nature Reserve
207) Pied Kingfisher - common
208) Squacco Heron
209) Intermediate Egret
210) Purple Heron
211) African Jacana - 1 juv.
212) Black-crowned Night Heron
213) Black-necked Weaver - several
214) Common Wattle-eye - 2
215) Western Bluebill - 1 female
216) Collared Sunbird - 1 male and female
217) Black Kite
218) Vitelline Masked Weaver - 1

Footsteps Eco Lodge
219) Violet Turaco - 4
220) Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird - 1 seen from the hide
221) Namaqua Dove - 1 female on road
222) Western Violet-backed Sunbird - 1 female
223) Black-headed Lapwing - 1 in field
224) White-billed Buffalo Weaver - frequent

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:36
6th April Brufut Woods
225) Bearded Barbet - 2
226) Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher - 1 female
227) Violet-backed Starling - 1
228) Klaas's Cuckoo - 1 female
229) Mottled Spinetail - 2 flying over
230) Northern White-faced Owl -1 at roost
231) Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike - 1
232) Long-tailed Nightjar - 3 seen all in close proximity
233) Senegal Batis - heard and then seen
234) Verreaux's Eagle Owl - 2 at roost
235) Red-winged Warbler - 1
236) Vieillot's Barbet - 1

Tanji Beach
237) Barn Swallow
238) Long-tailed Cormorant - common

Bijol Island
239) Little Tern
240) Grey Plover
241) Marsh Sandpiper
242) Sanderling
243) Bar-tailed Godwit
244) Slender-billed Gull - common

Tanji Bird Reserve
245) Pink-backed Pelican - 3 flying over
246) Greenshank

Footsteps Eco Lodge
247) Tawny Eagle - 1
248) African Grey Woodpecker - 1 in garden
249) African Spoonbill - c15 flying over

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:37
7th April Marakissa River Camp
250) Striated Heron
251) Black Crake - several along river bank
252) White-crowned Robin-Chat - 1
253) Greater Painted Snipe - 1 male and female
254) Sacred Ibis - 3, 1 imm.
255) Giant Kingfisher - 1
256) Black-winged Stilt
257) Spur-winged Goose - 1 flying over
258) Woodland Kingfisher - 1
259) Wood Sandpiper - several
260) Common Cuckoo
261) Long-crested Eagle - 1 perched on bare tree
262) Lanner Falcon - 1 perched on bare tree
263) African Darter - 1
264) Blue-breasted Kingfisher - 1
265) Senegal Thick-knee - 2
266) Sedge Warbler
267) Malachite Kingfisher - 1 by small river
268) African Golden Oriole - a pair
269) Greater Honeyguide - 1 male

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:37
8th April Footsteps Eco Lodge
270) African Yellow Whie-eye - 1 in woodland
271) African Pygmy Kingfisher - 1 in woodland
272) Rufous-crowned Roller - 1 in old sand quarry
273) Crested Lark - 5 on the beach

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:38
9th April Tanji Bridge
274) Lesser Crested Tern - a few in amongst Caspian and Royal.

Kotu Creek
275) Oriole Warbler - First heard and then seen
276) Zitting Cisticola
277) Reed Warbler
278) Black Heron - 1 fishing
279) Little Swift
280) Little Green Bee-eater

Footsteps Eco Lodge
281) Striped Kingfisher - 1 by beach
282) Black-winged Red Bishop - frequent in non-breeding plumage

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 24th April 2012, 16:38
10th April Footsteps Eco Lodge
283) Scarlet-chested Sunbird - 1 male
284) Buff-spotted Woodpecker - 1 by entrance

Gibbo 92
Sunday 13th May 2012, 21:15
11th May

285) Swift - 8 outside my window over Lancaster.

Gibbo 92
Sunday 13th May 2012, 21:18
13th May. Aldcliffe, finally able to have a walk and go birdwatching, after weeks of revision.

286) House Martin
287) Sand Martin
288) Little Ringed Plover
289) Wheatear
290) Common Whitethroat

Gibbo 92
Monday 14th May 2012, 20:12
14th May Leighton Moss

291) Garden Warbler
292) Garganey - 1 male and 1 female at Grisedale Hide

Gibbo 92
Tuesday 12th June 2012, 15:32
4th June Minsmere

293) Stone-curlew
294) Barnacle Goose

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:33
22nd June 2012 Pitlochry and Kindrogan Field center, Scotland

295) Dipper
296) Siskin
297) Grey Wagtail

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:35
23rd June - Ben Lawers

298) Lesser Redpoll - several in areas of birch regeneration
299) Hooded Crow
300) Ring Ouzel - 1 male and female seen, possibly near a nest
301) Spotted Flycatcher - seen at Kindrogan Field Centre

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:39
24th June - Rannoch Moor

302) Hen Harrier - 1 male flying through the valley
303) Raven
304) Whinchat

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:41
25th June- Glas Maol

305) Red Grouse - 1 female with chicks
306) Golden Plover

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:43
26th June Creag Meagaidh

307) Tree Pipit - 1 heard then seen singing from treetop
308) Golden Eagle - 1 over ridge briefly then 2 later flying across valley

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:47
27th June Glen Fearnach

309) Yellowhammer

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:48
3rd July Coverack, Cornwall

310) Gannet
311) Rock Pipit

Gibbo 92
Thursday 12th July 2012, 09:50
11th July

312) Red Kite - 1 seen from the train near Reading

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 15:25
14th July Lima airport then Iquitos Peru, 2 weeks volunteering with Operation Wallacea in the Peruvian amazon!

313) White-tipped Dove - 1 at Lima airport
314) Turkey Vulture - very common
315) Black Vulture - very common
316) Large-billed Tern - several seen from Iquitos flying over the amazon river
317) Tropical Kingbird - very ubiquitos
318) Yellow-browed Sparrow - common along the riverfront
319) Blue-grey Tanager - ubiquitos
320) Spotted Tody Flycatcher - 1 seen in a tree at close proximity
321) Southern Rough-winged Swallow - common
322) Wattled Jacana - common on the river edge
323) Smooth-billed Ani - again common along the river front
324) Great Kiskadee - ubiquitos
325) Purple Gallinule - 1 adult seen briefly in floating vegetation
326) Great Black Hawk - common seen hunting by the river
327) Social Flycatcher - common by river edge
328) Greyish Saltator -1 seen feeding
329) House Wren - 1
330) Ruddy Ground Dove

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 15:29
15th July Iquitos-Nauta then boat journey along Maranon river

331) Fork-tailed Palm Swift - 12 feeding
332) White-winged Swallow - common along the river
333) Ringed Kingfisher - very common
334) White-winged Parakeet - usually heard first and then seen, very common
335) Yellow-headed Caracara

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 15:38
16th July River Journey on Maranon

336) Oriole Blackbird
337) Cocoi Heron
338) Yellow-billed Tern
339) Amazon Kingfisher
340) Black-collared Hawk
341) Brown-chested Martin
342) Swallow-wing
343) Horned Screamer
344) Black-necked Stilt
345) Pied Lapwing
346) Roadside Hawk
347) Snowy Egret
348) Grey-breasted Martin
349) Blue-and-yellow Macaw
350) Vermilion Flycatcher
351) Grey-necked Wood Rail

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 15:55
17th July Pacaya-Samiria Reserve PV2 Taschacocha

352) Neotropic Cormorant
353) Green Kingfisher
354) Black Caracara
355) Black-fronted Nunbird
356) White-throated Toucan
357) Lineated Woodpecker
358) Plumbeous Antbird

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 15:59
18th Pacaya Samiria- Taschacocha

359) Anhinga
360) Orange-backed Troupial
361) Snail Kite
362) Undulated Tinamou
363) Streaked Flycatcher
364) Cobalt-winged Parakeet
365) Blue-tailed Emerald
366) Boat-billed Heron

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:02
19th July Pacaya Samiria Taschacocha

367) Wood Stork
368) Limpkin
369) Crested Oropendola
370) Greater Ani
371) Red-and-green Macaw
372) Ruddy Pigeon
373) Black-tailed Tityra
374) Yellow-bellied Dacnis
375) Red-stained Woodpecker
376) Hooded Tanager

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:07
20th July Pacaya-Samiria Taschacocha

377) Velvet-fronted Grackle
378) Green-backed Trogon
379) Black-tailed Trogon
380) White-bearded Hermit
381) Peruvian-warbling Antbird
382) Purple-throated Fruitcrow
383) Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
384) Wire-tailed Manakin
385) Blue-cheeked Jacamar
386) Long-billed Woodcreeper

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:13
21st July Pacaya-Samiria Taschacocha

387) Black-spotted Bare-eye
388) Yellow-rumped Cacique
389) Masked Crimson Tanager
390) Rufous-capped Nunlet
391) Striped Woodcreeper
392) Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
393) Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
394) Red-bellied Macaw

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:19
22nd July Pacaya-samiria Taschacocha

395) Plumbeous Pigeon
396) Rufescent Tiger Heron
397) Dusky-headed Parrot
398) Collared Trogon
399) American Pygmy Kingfisher
400) White-flanked Antwren
401) Buff-breasted Wren
402) Blue-headed Parrot
403) Grey-fronted Dove
404) Thrush-like Wren
405) Russet-backed Oropendola
406) Chestnut-eared Aracari
407) Red-capped Cardinal

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:21
23rd July Pacaya-samiria Taschacocha

408) Chestnut-fronted Macaw
409) Green Ibis
410) Gilded Barbet
411) Hauxwell's Thrush
412) Short-tailed Swift
413) Chestnut Woodpecker
414) Violaceous Jay
415) Strong-billed Woodcreeper
416) Common Pauraque

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:23
24th July Pacaya-samiria Reserve- Taschacocha

417) Orange-cheeked Parrot
418) Red-throated Caracara
419) Orange-winged Parrot

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:26
25th July Pacaya-samiria Reserve- Taschacocha

420) Pink-throated Becard
421) Piratic Flycatcher

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:30
26th July Pacaya-Samiria Reserve- boat back to Nauta

422) Capped Heron
423) Grey-headed Kite
424) Plumbeous Kite
425) King Vulture
426) Tui Parakeet
427) Bat Falcon
428) Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
429) Jabiru

Gibbo 92
Thursday 2nd August 2012, 16:31
27th July Boat back to Nauta

430) Yellow-hooded Blackbird

Gibbo 92
Wednesday 12th September 2012, 13:16
25th August a family holiday to Mallorca for 1 week. Pollenca

431) Eleonora's Falcon - 2 seen flying near hotel
432) Booted Eagle - common
433) Serin - common

Port Pollenca

434) Audouin's Gull - 1 seen near Marina

Gibbo 92
Wednesday 12th September 2012, 13:21
26th August- a walk just around the hotel in Pollenca

435) Firecrest - 1 in garden drinking from sprinkler
436) Red-legged Partridge - 10 in agricultral field
437) Woodchat Shrike - 1 juv. on fence
438) Yellow-leggged Gull - 1 in field
439) Sardinian Warbler - common

Gibbo 92
Wednesday 12th September 2012, 13:22
27th August - another walk around the hotel

440) Hoopoe - 3 seen
441) Crag Martin - 2 flying past

Gibbo 92
Wednesday 12th September 2012, 13:24
28th August - s'Albufereta

442) Kentish Plover - 12 on the beach by the main road
443) Pallid Swift - several flying over

Gibbo 92
Wednesday 12th September 2012, 13:24
30th August Boquer Valley

444) Blue Rock Thrush - several seen

Gibbo 92
Wednesday 12th September 2012, 13:27
31st August - Parc Natural s'Albufera

445) Purple Swamp-hen - very common
446) Ruff - 1 juv.
447) Little Bittern - 1 seen flying over the reeds, very distinctive wing pattern
448) Red-knobbed Coot - 4 by bridge, 2 seen with white collars

Gibbo 92
Thursday 1st November 2012, 10:50
1st October a week volunteering at Leighton Moss

449) Bearded Tit - 2 females on the grit trays

Gibbo 92
Thursday 1st November 2012, 10:52
27th October Glasson Dock and back to Lancaster

450) Kingfisher - 1 at Glasson
451) Grey Partridge - 7 near Aldcliffe
452) Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 at Aldcliffe

Gibbo 92
Wednesday 14th November 2012, 13:47
14th November- River Lune- under the Greyhound Bridge just behind Sainsbury's


453) Long-tailed Duck - 1 winter female seen diving under the bridge.