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Old Monday 14th May 2018, 18:49   #16
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Meanwhile, a couple of trips to Switzerland added few more to the year list, and a couple of species to my lifetime Swiss list:

In Zofingen:
21. Alpine swift*

And near Zofingen, in a small village called Widemoos:
22. Chiffchaff
23. Common buzzard
24. Red kite

A trip into Basel one evening gave me a quite a surprise with about 10 circling giants over the city:
25. Common crane* - new for Swiss list

Then, back in Zofingen:
26. Blackcap

A couple of weeks later, I was back, this time around Geneva and in Valais canton. In Geneva:
27. Mute swan

Geneva plage:
28. Great crested grebe
29. Common pochard

And Parc de la Grange on the outskirts of the city:
30. Woodpigeon
31. Goldfinch
32. Greenfinch

Near the French border, at Corsier:
33. Serin*
34. Black kite*

And at Port Valais:
35. Goosander*
36. Great spotted woodpecker

One of the evenings I was there, I had a drive up into the mountains, to Les Marecottes, and took a walk through the woods, adding:
37. Jay
38. Black redstart*
39. Raven*
40. Wren
41. Robin
42. Song thrush
43. Coal tit
44. Green woodpecker*
45. Black woodpecker* (h/o)

And a final surprise, sitting on a bench having some lunch in Saint Maurice:
46. Ring ouzel* - new for Swiss list

* 9 species not on a previous list
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