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Old Monday 5th January 2015, 09:30   #2
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OK, so let's go! New Year's Day was spent entirely in the house, so only garden species seen, and not very many either:

1. Dunnock (the resident three were the first species seen this year)
2. Blue tit
3. Blackbird
4. Black-headed gull
5. Carrion Crow
6. Woodpigeon
7. House sparrow
8. Robin

And that was it for January 1st.... but more was to come on Jan 2nd, including, most surprisingly, a new species for the lifetime garden list, as I opened to bedroom curtains to see a lovely bird casually flying over and along the street:

9. Little egret!
10. Great tit

Then I headed into Newcastle with the family for the panto, picking up

11. Jackdaw
12. Magpie

at Stannington Station

13. Buzzard

along the A1 near Seaton Burn, and

14. Feral pigeon / rock dove
15. Herring gull

in Newcastle city centre.

On the 3rd January, I added another couple of species to the year's garden list:

16. Starling
17. Collared dove

Then on the 4th, we headed to Beamish Museum, and having left my bins at home, the only species to join the list was:

18. Pheasant
World life list: 536 (Terek Sandpiper, Abu Dhabi, UAE; September 2019)
UK life list: 228 (Red-backed Shrike, Newbiggin, UK; December 2018)
Morpeth Garden list: 70 (Willow Tit, October 2019)
2019 year list: 235 (Snow Bunting, Bamburgh; October)
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