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Old Sunday 15th July 2018, 13:49   #7
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July 15: Oare, UK

Broke a drought in adding to the list in some style at Oare! Went for the Stilt family, Turtle Doves, Curlew Sandpiper and Bonaparte's Gull: saw all the targets and some bonus birds too!

202. Black-Winged Stilt
203. European Turtle Dove
204. Curlew Sandpiper
205. * Little Owl

July 16: Venice & Santa Monica, CA, USA

Off to another conference... spent the day combing the beach in search of turnstones or oystercatchers... unsuccesfully. However, as I've never been to the West coast before, a quick look yielded a lot of lifers!

206. * Western Gull
207. * American Crow
208. * Mourning Dove
209. * Northern Mockingbird
210. * Hooded Oriole
211. * Double-Crested Cormorant
212. * California Gull
213. * Heermann's Gull
214. * Dark-Eyed Junco
215. * Black Phoebe
216. * Allen's Hummingbird
217. * House Finch

July 17: Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

A full day birding multiple sites in Playa del Rey in search of black turnstone. Didn't find any, but I did beat my record for most lifers in a day so it can't have been that bad

218. * American Coot
219. * Fulvous Whistling Duck
220. * California Towhee
221. * American Bushtit
222. * Cinnamon Teal
223. * Blue-Winged Teal
224. * Ruddy Duck
225. * Pied-Billed Grebe
226. * Great-Tailed Grackle
227. * Western Kingbird
228. * Black-Crowned Night Heron
229. * Green Heron
230. * Cooper's Hawk
231. * Red-Tailed Hawk
232. * Snowy Egret
233. * Least Sandpiper
234. Western Osprey
235. * Brown Pelican
236. * Great Blue Heron
237. * Brandt's Cormorant
238. * Caspian Tern
239. * Anna's Hummingbird
240. * Lesser Goldfinch

July 18: Hollywood, CA, USA

Spent some time up at Griffiths Observatory and picked up a few more for the list :)

241. * California Scrub Jay
242. * Acorn Woodpecker
243. * Scaly-Breasted Munia
244. * American Robin

July 20: Pasadena, CA, USA

Picking up fewer birds while I'm at the COSPAR 2018 conference... just one year tick from the first two days!

245. * Band-Tailed Pigeon

July 21: Pasadena, CA, USA

Last day of the conference, and a large flock of parrots briefly flew over enroute to the restaurant in the evening.

246. * Red-Crowned Amazon

July 22: Playa del Rey, CA, USA

Another try for black turnstones at Playa del Rey enroute to the airport. Absolutely alive with waders! No idea where they all were last time I visited...

247. * Least Tern
248. * Black Turnstone
249. * Surfbird

July 23: Sellersville, PA, USA

Moving over to Pennsylvania now to visit family in Bucks County.

250. * Turkey Vulture
251. * Song Sparrow
252. * American Goldfinch

July 24: Doylestown, PA, USA

Off to the regular spot at Peace Valley in Doylestown: an important spot for me in my birdwatching history, as its the first place I ever birded from a hide. Good to be back after 2 years. Beat my previous best year count of 257.

253. * Northern Cardinal
254. * Grey Catbird
255. * Field Sparrow
256. * Common Yellowthroat
257. * House Wren
258. * Carolina Wren
259. * Blue Jay
260. * Tufted Titmouse
261. * White-Breasted Nuthatch
262. * Carolina Chickadee
263. * American Yellow Warbler
264. * Common Grackle
265. * Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
266. * Red-Bellied Woodpecker
267. * Wood Duck
268. * Red-Winged Blackbird
269. * Downy Woodpecker
270. * Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
271. * Eastern Towhee

July 26: Smyrna, DE, USA

Swarms and swarms of mosquitoes and greenhead flies put a dampener on proceedings somewhat, but we still saw some nice stuff at Bombay Hook. Still, I have never been more bite-ridden than I am right now! The Eagle and the Crow came from smaller nature reserves on the drive back home, namely Woodland Beach and a beach in Port Penn. Fish Crow is a quasi-lifer for me, as my previous record was incredibly dubious...

272. * Purple Martin
273. * American Avocet
274. * Greater Yellowlegs
275. * Short-Billed Dowitcher
276. * Lesser Yellowlegs
277. * Forster's Tern
278. * Marsh Wren
279. * Semipalmated Sandpiper
280. * Spotted Sandpiper
281. * Eastern Kingbird
282. * Laughing Gull
283. * Brown Thrasher
284. * Stilt Sandpiper
285. * Bald Eagle
286. * Fish Crow

July 28: Green Lane, PA, USA

A few hours at Green Lane yielded almost nothing, counted a grand total of 4 bird species at the main area of the reservoir! Still, 2 of those get to go on this list...

287. * Chipping Sparrow
288. * Belted Kingfisher

July 29: Doylestown, PA, USA

A morning visit to Peace Valley before a party in the afternoon...

289. * Wood Thrush
290. * Louisiana Waterthrush

July 30: Middletown, NJ, USA

My last day in the US for this very productive trip included a visit to Sandy Hook, NJ on the way to Newark Airport...

291. * American Herring Gull
292. * Cedar Waxwing
293. * American Oystercatcher
294. * Ring-Billed Gull
295. * Tree Swallow
296. * Piping Plover


Total additions in July: 95
Total lifers in July: 50

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