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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    29 December 2006 The final outing for 2006 took me first to to Welney in Cambridgeshire, where I was hoping for the two near certainties Welney is famous for, it’s two species of swans, made famous by Peter Scott. It again came up trumps with a large flock, holding both species, feeding in a...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    25 November 2006 I had not been planning any more trips to China this year, but then a couple of weeks into November, after completing the annual 24 Scalextric race I run on a 233 foot eight lane replica of the Le Mans circuit, which Team USA won again with a new Word Record, my boss told me I...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    24 September 2006 Slightly later start at 0600 hours from a much better hotel, although still only £7 a night! We covered much of the ground we visited the previous day’s afternoon but didn’t pick up anything new for the year. Then setting off back to the main road we came across a flock of...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    23 September 2006 (Continued again) More pictures of birds rescued and seen. As we left the area a bird I had not seen for 23 years when I visited the Carmargue in France showed itself. 390. Wryneck------------------------Tianjin----------------------China This was followed by a bird I had...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    23 September 2006 (Continued) More photo's of the birds rescued
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    23 September 2006 Today’s birding really started with the four hour drive from Beijing with one of my reps Yan Shen together with birders Mr BM Li and Miss Tian Zhu (Ge Ge) to an extremely Chinese hotel on the suburbs of the coastal city Tianjin. I was very pleased to leave that hotel at 0530...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    17 September 2006 Thanks to a pillow filled with rice that was as hard as concrete, despite going to bed at 10pm and having 8 hours sleep when we awoke at 6am I felt worse than I did after a long haul flight. But that is the quaintness of a £1.50 hotel room! We soon set off up the mountain...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    16 September 2006 The account of today’s birding I doing in my hotel room at the foot of Nan Ling National Forest Park, around 300km north of Guangzhou. It is very basic, yet clean but is only costing each of us £1.50 per night, and we all have our own rooms! The scenery is very reminiscent of...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    Further photo's attached taken on 10 September 2006
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    10 September 2006 A week after recording 200 plus birds in the UK for the first time in a year I found myself on the coast just south of Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport in an area called Binhai, where I would reach my goal of 365 (or a bird a day) birds in a year for the first time...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    3 September 2006 Now today was one of those birding days I will never forget, it started with my first ever sea cruise out of Bridlington organised by the RSPB on the MVYorkshire Belle. While it had been a wet start to the day it wasn't cold and by the time we all lined up on the north key the...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    06 August 2006 After not picking up a new bird for the year in over a month a very confiding Yellow Legged Gull sitting on a bouy near the Visitor Center at Attenborough Nature Reserve leaves just seven birds needed in the UK to make my first 200 in a year! 344. Yellow Legged...
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    China Birds (Nick Sismey) 2006 List

    ChinaBirds 2006 List Hi, I live in Derby, which is in Central England about 150 miles north of London. My goal in 2006 (as it was in ’04 & ’05 although I failed) is to see a bird a day, with 200 of them being seen in the UK, thanks to a number of trips I will make to China with work. I am...
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