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Old Thursday 6th December 2018, 15:57   #12
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December 6: Frensham, UK

Dipped a black-throated diver at Shoeburyness on the 2nd, but caught up with the long-staying Great Northern today...

327. * Common Loon

December 9: Pulborough, UK

Pretty terrible sighting of today's lifer; rather reminiscent of last year's Temminck stint on the same reserve...

328. * White-Rumped Sandpiper

December 11: Amberley, UK

Been trying for one of these for a while, finally caught up with a nice ringtail on the Burgh.

329. * Hen Harrier

December 19 - Picket Post, UK

A nice, albeit distant, UK tick today, rounded off with an incredibly showy bittern at Blashford Lakes

330. White-Tailed Eagle

December 20 - Bedhampton & Burpham, UK

Another 2 lifer day (or 3, depending on which lists you use). Made 2 stop-offs on the way back from yesterday's eagle; Bedhampton for the duck, Burpham for the Bewick's swan and a non-IOC recognised Siberian chiffchaff.

331. * Ferruginous Duck
332. * Tundra Swan

December 26 - Chatham & New Hythe, UK

2 more new birds for the list in North Kent; the diver was in Chatham, and the duck in New Hythe.

333. * Black-Throated Loon
334. * Ring-Necked Duck

December 29 - Southampton & Weymouth, UK

Last big trip of the year, and another overnighter! Target bird was the penduline tit at Radipole, but plenty of other rarities here as well at the moment. Stopped off at Weston shore enroute to finally see the long tailed duck (my 4th attempt at this apparently "regular" bird!). Warbler showed fairly well at East Fleet farm near Weymouth.

335. * Long-Tailed Duck
336. * Dusky Warbler

December 30 - Weymouth, UK

Still no penduline tit, but the Yellow-Browed warbler was calling frequently at Lodmoor.

337. * Yellow-Browed Warbler

Total additions in December: 11
Total lifers in December: 9

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