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  1. Swindon Addick

    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Also Baikal Teal. Don't know if it was the same one, but if so it was clearly tired after its efforts yesterday and slept for most of the time I was there.
  2. Swindon Addick

    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    Went to see the local Cat E Black Swan at the weekend. Only added common species to my list, except for encountering my first Ring-necked Parakeets within the boundaries of Swindon. That was unexpected.
  3. Swindon Addick

    Escape behaviors in prey and the evolution of pennaceous plumage in dinosaurs

    Are we allowed to post about feathered creatures which technically weren't bird ancestors? This seems to be so firmly in the bonkers-but-wonderful category that I think it's worth sharing. And to the extent that it contributes to ideas about the evolution of feathers in non-flying dinosaurs it's...
  4. Swindon Addick

    UK- Wiltshire- Fovant- January- Eurasian or Short-toed Treecreeper

    Short-toed would be something of a mega in Wiltshire as we're so far from the east coast. It's also a bit early in the year for a species that basically only shows up when one gets lost on a spring migration.
  5. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    I was at one of the few sites that the RSPB have always been happy to publicise - the car park at Broadsands beach, Paignton. They get fed in winter and come in from breeding sites elsewhere.
  6. Swindon Addick

    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    Red Kite overhead just now. I guess I owe thanks to whichever council staff called in sick this week resulting in the bins being collected late.
  7. Swindon Addick

    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    Looks like there's a difference of 3, one of which is I've accepted the Egyptian Goose as a C while you've got it as an E. If Xenospiza's one was an E, then there's still Laurent's one on 4 Jan which was a C. I may need to change the date but it does count one way or the other. It wouldn't be at...
  8. Swindon Addick

    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    Global list done. I make it 153 including 2 species described by the observers as Cat D or E, or 151 if we restrict ourselves to A and C. I've followed the format of the European list in putting the Cat C birds at the end in red, to make it easier to upgrade them if someone subsequently sees a...
  9. Swindon Addick

    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    I've added those two to the overall UK list, and brought forward the date of our collective first woodcock. Given that there aren't all that many people posting on this thread who aren't using the spreadsheet for their personal lists, it's not going to be too hard to keep adding those extra...
  10. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    6 final additions for Australia, of which all but one were new for the world list. I think it's probably time to close the list at this point. Total: 705 Of which: Europe 180 (UK 167, rest of Europe 78) North America 270 (USA 178, Mexico 120, Barbados 20) Australasia 141 (Australia 117, New...
  11. Swindon Addick

    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    I've had a go at a list for Europe to date. 130 cat A species, 4 Cs and 3 either E or uncertain. I've put species in alphabetical order on given days and in date order, except that like last year the cat C and E birds are in red at the end. If anyone sees a Cat A version of one of these, or...
  12. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    We already had Least Flycatcher from the US, but the 4 Aussies are all new. Total: 700 Of which: Europe 180 (UK 167, rest of Europe 78) North America 270 (USA 178, Mexico 120, Barbados 20) Australasia 135 (Australia 111, New Zealand 26) Africa 107 East Asia 51 South-west Asia 5
  13. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Yes, the Red-breasted is still in the UK total. I don't have strong views about the Cackling Goose and have no problem putting it back in the UK total if people disagree with the person who queried it. It won't affect the global total because we have it on the list from the US.
  14. Swindon Addick

    UK Yellow-browed Warbler ring recovery

    Thanks to some impressive collaborative detective work the ring on the YBW over-wintering at Broadsands, Paignton has been read from photos and traced to a bird ringed in Birkeland, Norway on 24 Sept 2023.
  15. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    We have a worldwide total, provisional as I'm sure there are duplicates where someone's used a non-IOC name that I've failed to spot. Also there's still time over the next day or two for anyone to add something they saw on the first. Total: 696 Of which: Europe 180 (UK 167, rest of Europe 78)...
  16. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    After a bit of tidying up of my earlier numbers, I think we now have a combined 131 for Australia and New Zealand, of which 107 Australian and 26 NZ, with 2 on both lists. Too early to see what this does for the global total, but I don't think it will surprise anyone that Eurasian Blackbird had...
  17. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Blackcap - one on a feeder in a random garden in Topsham. I hadn't noticed we were missing that one. UK 166, Europe 179. Or one less for each if we drop the Cackling Goose. We do have that species for the world list - it was seen in the US.
  18. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    "Addick" is a non-gendered term, there being no traditional need to distinguish between male and female haddocks (it's a football club nickname). So no offence would be taken either way ("he" is correct but I'll answer to "they" or "oi you" quite happily).
  19. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Running totals by continent (ish): North America 270, Europe 177, Africa 107, Australia 105, East Asia 51, South-west Asia 5. As yet I have no real idea how much overlap there is between these lists, other than that it's pretty extensive.
  20. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Jos' list takes North America to a combined 270, of which USA 177, Mexico 119 and Barbados 20. Jos you have Least Sandpiper on your list twice. Canvasback, Green Woodpecker and Green Sandpiper take the UK to 164 and Europe to 177. A world total will need to wait until later in the day - work...
  21. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    Common Kingfisher, Baikal Teal, Eurasian Woodcock and Kentish Plover add 4 to the UK (161) and 3 to Europe overall (175). Thanks Julian.
  22. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    USA list, sorted into alphabetical order for ease of checking: Abert's Towhee Acorn Woodpecker Allen’s Hummingbird American Black Duck American Crow American Goldfinch American Kestrel American Pipit American Redstart American Robin American Tree Sparrow American White Pelican American Wigeon...
  23. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    I haven't got to Jos or Julian's posts yet, those will hopefully get included while I'm on a train tomorrow morning. Up to the end of the previous page, I currently make it 172 for Europe, of which 157 UK and 78 rest of Europe. North America 190 of which USA 177, but a large proportion of the...
  24. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    77 species for Europe excluding the UK. Black Grouse Black Redstart Black Woodpecker Black-headed Gull Carrion Crow Coal Tit Common Buzzard Common Chiffchaff Common Crane Common Crossbill Common Kestrel Common Kingfisher Common Linnet Common Merganser Common Moorhen Common Redpoll Common Reed...
  25. Swindon Addick

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition)

    The North America list stands at 191, combining USA, Barbados and one teaser from Yucatan. I've added a North America tab to the spreadsheet.
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