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  1. R

    Do you count heard only birds on your life list?

    If I actively kept lists (even my patch list is behind times nowadays) I would chose 1. I'd never really thought about not counting heard only, when carrying out surveys I'd say 95% of the birds I record on BBS are heard only so have always seen it as equal to seeing the bird. I get far more...
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    45. Carrion crow 46. Moorhen (heard flying over while putting my nocmig set up out) Nocmig has also ticked along: vi) Pheasant vii) Curlew viii) Grey heron ix) Green sandpiper x) Stone-curlew
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    Summer is here :cool: 44. Swallow also had #43 Linnet earlier in the week
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    Upcoming trip to Egypt, asking for advices....

    With regards to binoculars and cameras etc I have a bit of advice, I worked in Egypt a few years ago and some of my colleagues had their optics confiscated while I was lucky and didn't. What we found was if you dressed like a tourist (I was wearing board shorts and flip flops) they didn't check...
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    I just use a Zoom H4nPro with no external mic. Picks up enough to keep me interested
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    Only the one addition this past couple of weeks: 42) grey wagtail Nocmig has started picking up and if I wasn't so lazy and just stayed awake in the garden all night I could have added: i) moorhen ii) Canada goose iii) avocet iv) teal v) little grebe
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    eBird and Birding on the move

    Those are the at sea records, this is it in full. SO I know the locations were at sea in the Falklands and SG
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    eBird and Birding on the move

    Ones on land have the street/road/area name first. The ones with just coordinates are at sea records so won’t have these but will have the country/sea it’s located in as part of the location
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    eBird and Birding on the move

    I think it must be you, I have just checked my locations and every auto-generated ones I have created on the app have coordinates (see a few examples attached).
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    I think I'm a few weeks behind with this, not that there is much to catch up with tbh! All flyovers: 38. Lapwing 39. Feral pigeon 40. Peregrine 41 Skylark Spring is in the air here so hopefully pick up a few more soon.
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    A couple more over the stormy weekend: 36) LBBG 37) Tawny owl Thought the storm may have blown some things in but other than an increase in blackcaps (3) and firecrest (2) nothing much else!
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    Finally catching up with my eBird entries for the year and in turn my garden list and thought I'd give Dan a challenge in the Cornish 3rd division. First full year in the house, no views of the sea this time but a pretty wild overgrown garden will hopefully pull in a few things. 1 Woodpigeon...
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    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    Hopefully this podcast will give you a better idea behind the reasoning. https://www.aba.org/inside-the-bird-name-committee/
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    Maybe its the cold weather further north ;) plenty firecrest here and a fair few blackcap, including a couple in the garden. Hoping the village turtle dove ends up in the garden soon too
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    Garden / Yard List 2024

    Dozens down here in SW Cornwall, 1 or 2 daily in my garden and easily see 10+ on my patch (when its not torrential rain!)
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    What was your best found “patch bird”this year?

    It’s been a good year on patch, finding red-throated pipit was probably best, melodious warbler, 3 Serin, 3 Richards pipits, 2 bee-eaters, Kumulien’s gull, night heron and golden oriole other highlights. Seawatching also good from patch, finding 10+ Wilson’s, 2 feas, barolo, scopoli’s etc. Also...
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    Small island birding

    I’d move back to the Falklands, probably the best seawatching in the world!
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    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    I think the poll here is pointless tbh, until I saw this thread I thought most people were in favour. I’ve probably spoken to about 30 friends in the UK and US and all were in favour of the changes, so any poll is biased to the audience I suppose (I’d imagine my poll had a far younger average...
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    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    I agree with your Balkan leaf warbler point but I don't think I've ever heard anyone in the field call a Hume's, a Hume's YBW for at least 10 years
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    "Lost" birds. Again

    All your examples are pre-2014, the OP said that his list includes birds with no records since 2014
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    Shearwaters, County Kerry, Ireland

    Agree with Mark, 100% a Manxie for me
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    Looks like we’ve all been stringing….

    Scottish crossbills are unidentifiable
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    Looks like we’ve all been stringing….

    Get your erasers at the ready everyone, the new Scottish Birds is out and a great read (unless you have ticked Scottish xbill!)
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    Garden/Yard List 2020

    October has been a great month this year and with a couple good sea watches and endless good mornings of vismig it has resulted in me adding many more species since the last update. Unfortunately this is my final ever update for this garden as I am now sitting waiting for my flight to my new...
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    Early Swift departure

    The two here were with 180 house martins and 20 swallows slowly moving south and with thousands of HM & SL moving south in inland UK at the same time I just presumed they came from the north with those
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