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Old Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 02:43   #1
Trystan
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Trystanís 2018 world list

After a very intense effort to build a big UK list last year, this year I am focusing on lifers, UK lifers and Yorkshire lifers. I hope to reach 300 for Yorkshire this time around, 7 birds required to do this.

I will revert to the numbering system I used for my first list on here back in 2011 where the main number represents the world tally and numbers in brackets after this are for keeping count of country lists for the UK and anywhere else I happen to travel this year.

1/1/18

With no big targets available on the 1st, a bit of garden birding followed by a pleasant walk around Swillington Ings with a few good birds available and a chance of a decent day list. In the end, I managed 62 species for the day.

The garden

1. Magpie
2. Robin
3. Blackbird
4. Great tit
5. Carrion crow
6. Woodpigeon
7. Blue tit
8. Jackdaw
9. Dunnock
10. Wren
11. Feral pigeon

En route

12. Song thrush
13. Black headed gull
14. Rook
15. Jay

Swillington Ings

16. Long tailed tit
17. Canada goose
18. Mute swan
19. Moorhen
20. Mallard
21. Greenfinch
22. Starling
23. Teal
24. Gadwall
25. Tufted duck
26. Long eared owl - at least 2 in the usual roosting spot
27. Grey heron
28. Grey wagtail
29. Bullfinch
30. Goldfinch
31. Collared dove
32. Pied wagtail
33. Chaffinch
34. Meadow pipit
35. Water pipit - Only found one on the filterbeds
36. Goosander
37. Coot
38. Red kite
39. Siskin
40. Redpoll (Lesser)
41. Great spotted woodpecker
42. Great black backed gull
43. Herring gull
44. Willow tit
45. Great crested grebe
46. Cormorant
47. Goldeneye
48. Wigeon
49. Greylag goose
50. Reed bunting
51. Marsh tit
52. Kingfisher
53. Common gull
54. Pintail
55. Shelduck
56. Great white egret - hadnít even known this bird was on the reserve until I arrived so a very nice bonus.
57. Pochard
58. Little grebe
59. Stonechat
60. Lapwing
61. Shoveler
62. Kestrel
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World total (IOC) 2227 Asian desert warbler; UK total 365 Asian desert warbler; Yorkshire total 313 Red footed falcon
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