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Recent content by martinboer

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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Drove out to Dulles Airport today to pick up my daughter (returning from Norway) and realized I had more than an hour to kill. Found a great park nearby via the eBird app and had a great time seeing 18 species, including a lifer that had been eluding me the past few weeks! July 5 Claude Moore...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Drove out Druid Hill Park in Baltimore for a relaxed birding walk and saw 33 species, including my first Great Crested Flycatcher! June 19 Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD, USA 199. White-breasted Nuthatch 200. Great Crested Flycatcher Latest lifer: #857. Great Crested Flycatcher @ Druid Hill...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Headed out to Rockville yesterday and today to see a lovely pair of Mississippi Kites that had been spotted in a large tree overlooking an Elementary School. Very uncommon for the area and a pleasure to behold. June 16 Stakeout Mississippi Kite, Rockville, MD, USA 198. Mississippi Kite Latest...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Drove up past Baltimore to Marshy Point on Sunday morning for a three hour bird walk and it was well worth the drive. Lots of great birding. And chalked up a few more lifers! June 13 Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore County, MD, USA 192. Least Tern 193. Bald Eagle 194. Wood Thrush 195...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Had a lovely time birding the Rocky Gorge Reservoir with the local Montgomery Birding Club, led by Cheryl Hogue. Enjoyed a few more lifers again! June 12 Rocky Gorge Reservoir, Silver Spring MD, USA 183. Baltimore Oriole 184. Belted Kingfisher 185. Eastern Wood-Pewee 186. Acadian Flycatcher...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Got out early this morning to join a group of local birders for a rare spotting of a pair of Dickcissels. Got some great scope sightings, and also took in two more lifers. Very succesful and managed to get home in time for my 09:00 conference call! June 10 Oaks Landfill, Gaithersburg, MD, USA...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    We headed out to central Oregon for a first family reunion in almost two years and enjoyed some great hikes - including Black Butte Ranch, Camp Sherman and majestic Smith Rock - that provided me some excellent birding opportunities. Great to be on the west coast again, and awesome to have seen...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Back in the U.S. now and flew out to majestic Portland, Oregon for a long time coming family reunion. June 3-4 Portland, OR, USA 146. Rufous Hummingbird 147. California Scrub-Jay 148. Purple Finch 149. Band-tailed Pigeon 150. Northern Flicker 151. Willow Flycatcher Latest lifer: #832. Willow...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Saw some more great birds out on Mølen today. 30 April Mølen, Vestfold, Norway 137. Common Scoter 138. Common Ringed Plover 139. Eurasian Blackcap 140. Dunnock 141. Eurasian Linnet 142. Common House-Martin 143. Song Thrush 144. Tree Pipit 145. European Goldfinch Latest lifer: #830. Eurasian...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Went birding on beautiful Mølen today in Norway and saw some excellent birds - including a few new lifers! 27 April Gjennestadvannet, Vestfold, Norway 132. Common Redshank 133. European Shag 134. Mistle Thrush 135. Rock Pipit 136. Reed Bunting Latest lifer: #829. Reed Bunting @...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Saw some more great birds today. 23 April Fornebu, Akershus, Norway 128. Barnacle Goose Linnesstranda, Buskerud, Norway 129. Common Shelduck 130. Little Ringed Plover 131. Whimbrel Latest lifer: #826. Little Ringed Plover @ Linnesstranda, Buskerud, NO
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Met some local birders today and saw some of their favorite spots - including 4 Cranes, for a new lifer! 21 April Sandefjord, Norway 118. Tufted Duck 119. Eurasian Coot 120. Common Crane 121. Northern Lapwing 122. Common Raven 123. Common Chiffchaff 124. Common Chaffinch 125. Carrion Crow 126...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    Back in beautiful Norway now and have picked up a few more year birds... 15 April Sandefjord, Norway 112. Eurasian Oystercatcher 113. Black-headed Gull 114. Eurasian Jackdaw 115. Eurasian Blackbird 116. Northern Wheatear 117. White Wagtail Latest lifer: #824. Purple Sandpiper @ Stone Harbor...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    So, on my way back from Cape May (where it was raining buckets) I caught wind that a Glossy Ibis had been sighted in Montgomery County, where I live. I've enjoyed seeing it both in Doha and in Delaware (US) but never in Maryland. So quickly headed down for the chase and happy to see lots of...
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    Martin's 2021 Year List (Sandefjord NO / Chevy Chase MD US)

    My last weekend before heading back to Norway and being reunited with my family after 7 weeks. So, I drove up to Cape May, NJ - one of the very best (if not the very best) -birding spots in the U.S. - to see many great spring migrants. An amazing experience, will have to go back when I can...
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