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Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Friday 8th November 2019, 18:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Also in April, our annual trip to the...

Also in April, our annual trip to the mother-in-law's house near ALicante. A decent count of 73 species for the Spring trip, including a lifer on the building site next to the house!

El Altet:
1....
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Friday 8th November 2019, 18:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Also, in April, I visited a new country, with a...

Also, in April, I visited a new country, with a work trip to Egypt(!) allowing me to start a new country list!!

With work commitments and no opportunity to explore, the list was rather short, but...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Friday 8th November 2019, 17:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
April additions to the UK list... Dunces Houses...

April additions to the UK list...

Dunces Houses Lane, Morpeth:
94. Chiffchaff (on 23/03)

Penwortham:
95. Whitethroat (on 19 April)
96. Raven!

Stobhill, Morpeth, in and around the garden:
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Friday 8th November 2019, 17:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
So, my initial promise to keep my list updated...

So, my initial promise to keep my list updated more regularly seems to have been rather hollow....

Nevertheless, I'm going to try to update the whole list now....!!

March, UK list update:
Firstly...
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Friday 8th November 2019, 17:02
Replies: 375
Views: 98,133
Posted By lazza
6 lifers so far in 2019, the last three being: -...

6 lifers so far in 2019, the last three being:
- Savi's warbler, in Serbia
- Striated heron, in Abu Dhabi
- Terek sandpiper, in Abu Dhabi
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 8th November 2019, 16:47
Replies: 524
Views: 176,998
Posted By lazza
Often a good place for Stone Curlew, but did they...

Often a good place for Stone Curlew, but did they clear up the enormous, dreadful fly-tipping area at the bend in the road, yet?!
Forum: United Arab Emirates Friday 8th November 2019, 16:39
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By lazza
As a continuation of this thread, I was back in...

As a continuation of this thread, I was back in UAE again a few weeks back with work, and planned my time and travel rather more carefully to see if I could get to some better birding locations. To...
Forum: Saudi Arabia Thursday 31st October 2019, 12:44
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By lazza
I traveled to Saudi last year (for work) and...

I traveled to Saudi last year (for work) and wondered about this myself for a long time before my trip. In the end, I followed the UK Government advice (on the FCO website) which - at that time -...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 26th July 2019, 16:59
Replies: 524
Views: 176,998
Posted By lazza
I guess I'm probably a bit late for you, as it's...

I guess I'm probably a bit late for you, as it's now the end of the month, but I would agree with Mark for good places to see Roller. The road to the monastery from the bend in the CV853 is usually a...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 18:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Trip to London yesterday, and a visit to a...

Trip to London yesterday, and a visit to a customer in Brentford, where I added:
83. Ring-necked parakeet
84. Egyptian goose
85. Grey wagtail

And then back home, this morning, nice to hear a...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 18:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
After a couple of days of meetings, I briefly...

After a couple of days of meetings, I briefly called in at a couple of decent stop-offs on the way to the airport.

Firstly, Lavey-les-Bains, adding:
30. Dipper
31. Marsh tit

Then a clomp through...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 18:26
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Last week, had another work trip to Switzerland,...

Last week, had another work trip to Switzerland, to our factory in the Valais region. As usual, I took the scenic route via Geneva, along the southern edge of Lake Geneva and over the Pas de Morgins...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 18:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
I then had a couple of hours late afternoon...

I then had a couple of hours late afternoon wandering the dunes and shore of Rossbeigh beach (peninsula?), which was very pleasant indeed, if not a little windy. It also added a good few species to...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 18:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
While staying over in Tralee, I added: 14. Pied...

While staying over in Tralee, I added:
14. Pied wagtail
15. Great tit
16. Song thrush - new for Irish list

And then on my drive over the Slieve Mish mountains, I added:
17. Grey wagtail - new for my...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 17:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
I also had a trip out to Ireland, with a work...

I also had a trip out to Ireland, with a work visit to customers in Cork, Killorglin (C. Kerry) and Dublin. Had time for a nice walk along a sand spit jutting out into the Atlantic along the "ring of...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 17:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Out on my bike a couple of times in the last 3...

Out on my bike a couple of times in the last 3 weeks, adding a few more species in Northumberland.

Around Linden Hall area:
75. Merlin
76. Yellowhammer
77. Mistle thrush

North Blyth:
78. Eider
79....
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 5th February 2019, 18:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
A few more from the weekend, around Morpeth....

A few more from the weekend, around Morpeth.

Firstly, at Stobhill Manor:
72. Jay
73. Greenfinch

Then on the Wansbeck in the centre of Morpeth, on a tree branch overlooking the only unfrozen still...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 30th January 2019, 14:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Finally, a couple more species to add from this...

Finally, a couple more species to add from this week.

Firstly, in Morpeth town centre on the Wansbeck:
70. Goosander
(which, amazingly, was missing from my 2018 UK list!)

And in Stannington...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 30th January 2019, 14:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Then on Saturday, I had a cycle out to the coast,...

Then on Saturday, I had a cycle out to the coast, my first this year in the North East. I didn't quite get around all the places I was aiming for, but still gave the list a good boost.

As I cycled...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 30th January 2019, 14:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Had a visit to a customer near Southampton last...

Had a visit to a customer near Southampton last week, and on the drive from the airport to their offices in Fordingbridge, I managed to spot another couple of species for the year list:

Near...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 18:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
In amongst all this, I had a work trip to...

In amongst all this, I had a work trip to Switzerland (which was rather disastrous from a travel perspective). As I didn't have my own transport, I had limited opportunities for birding, but managed...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 17:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Then last weekend we had a trip to Barnard Castle...

Then last weekend we had a trip to Barnard Castle to take the girls to a Girl Guides weekend, where I surreptitiously added:

52. Bullfinch
53. Dipper
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 17:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Through last week, I added a few more species...

Through last week, I added a few more species from home:

49. Collared dove
50. Chaffinch
51. Wren
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 17:54
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
Second weekend in January, still not a chance to...

Second weekend in January, still not a chance to get out properly, but managed to pick up a few more ticks for the year-list on a trip to the Tip...

Shadfen:
44. Kestrel

Bothal Pond:
45. Tufted...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 17:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By lazza
First weekend of the New Year, we headed up to...

First weekend of the New Year, we headed up to Simonside. Conditions were very overcast and misty, so not easy to see much, and the primary activity was a refreshing yomp with the family, so not much...
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