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Old Monday 2nd February 2015, 09:46   #13
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The girls fancied a day out on the beach, as the sun was shining. So despite the continuing icy north wind, we headed out to Druridge Bay, where we had a few hours exploring the dunes and wandering up the beach, plus a stop at Cresswell Pond and the Drift café. On the beach, I added:

73. Common scoter - a pair braving the huge rollers pounding in
74. Guillemot - a single bird heading north

Then, today, after dropping the girls at school, I added one of the "glaring omissions" from this year's list as I cycled back through our estate:

75. Song thrush

(but still several "glaring omissions" to go at: greenfinch, siskin, mistle thrush, bullfinch, reed bunting....)
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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