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Old Friday 6th February 2015, 18:02   #15
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Trip to France with work, driving from Paris to Rouen and back, with a couple of stop-offs with the bins. Quite productive on the whole, as I added 19 birds to this year's French list, including, bizarrely, 5 species to my lifelong France list!

On the outskirts of Paris, from the A13 near Nanterre:

9. Cormorant

In Notre Dame de Bondeville, near Rouen, at the factory I was visiting:

10. Magpie
11. Great tit
12. Blue tit
13. Chaffinch
14. Buzzard

Then, in Darnétal on the way out of Rouen:

15. Mistle thrush - new for France!
16. Rook
17. Stock dove* - new for France
18. Kestrel

At Gournay-en-Bray, where I stopped just out of town for a teleconference(!):

19. Moorhen - new for France
20. Robin
21. Song thrush - new for France!
22. Lapwing

and Cuigy-en-Bray:

23. for France, apparently!

And during a stop at Aire Lormaison Ouest, near Méru:

24. Green woodpecker*
25. Great spotted woodpecker
26. Jackdaw
27. Willow tit

And one for the mammals list: brown hare[3] in a field on the outskirts of Beauvais.

* including 3 species not already on any other list
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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