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Old Friday 2nd February 2018, 17:42   #2
Gander
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Fife or middle of North Sea
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January

January consisted or two full bird watching days (The first and the last days) with three weeks offshore and a few smaller sessions in Fife, mainly on my local patch, sandwiched between the big days out.

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=334557

I thought I had fallen short of 100 for the month, but going through my notes this afternoon, I have found that I did indeed break the century mark for the month.

Highlight on the 1st of the month, must be the White-Tailed Eagles at Eden Estuary. My first clear views of them. Offshore was very quiet, but a Glaucous Gull did put in an appearance. I'm a little miffed though that I missed the Short-eared Owl that was seen onboard.

Last day of the month, I teamed up with Stonefaction, and he gave me a tour of some of the Angus hotspots. This produced two lifers for me in Twite and Little Gull.

2018 List
1. Mute Swan
2. Whooper Swan
3, Pink-footed Goose
4. Greylag Goose
5. Brent Goose (Light Bellied)
6. Wigeon
7. Gadwall
8. Teal
9. Mallard
10. Pochard
11. Tufted Duck
12. Scaup
13. Eider
14. Long-tailed Duck
15. Common Scoter
16. Velvet Scoter
17. Goldeneye
18. Red-breasted Merganser
19. Goosander
20. Pheasant
21. Red-throated Diver
22. Fulmar
23. Gannet
24. Cormorant
25. Shag
26. Little Egret
27. Grey Heron
28. Little Grebe
29. Great Crested Grebe
30. White-tailed Eagle
31. Sparrowhawk
32. Buzzard
33. Moorhen
34. Coot
35. Oystercatcher
36. Grey Plover
37. Ringed Plover
38. Lapwing
39. Curlew
40. Black-tailed Godwit
41. Bar-tailed Godwit
42. Turnstone
43. Sanderling
44. Dunlin
45. Purple Sandpiper
46. Green Sandpiper
47. Greenshank
48. Redshank
49. Woodcock
50. Snipe
51. Razorbill
52. Common Guillemot
53. Kittiwake
54. Black-headed Gull
55. Little Gull (Lifer)
56. Common Gull
57. Herring Gull
58. Iceland Gull
59. Glaucous Gull
60. Great Black-backed Gull
61. Woodpigeon
62. Barn Owl
63. Kingfisher
64. Great Spotted Woodpecker
65. Kestrel
66. Magpie
67. Jay
68. Jackdaw
69. Rook
70. Carrion Crow
71. Goldcrest
72. Blue Tit
73. Great Tit
74. Coal Tit
75. Long-tailed Tit
76. Chiffchaff
77. Wren
78. Starling
79. Blackbird
80. Fieldfare
81. Song Thrush
82. Redwing
83. Mistle Thrush
84. Robin
85. Stonechat
86. Dunnock
87. House Sparrow
88. Tree Sparrow
89. Pied Wagtail
90. Meadow Pipit
91. Rock Pipit
92. Chaffinch
93. Bullfinch
94. Greenfinch
95. Linnet
96. Twite (Lifer)
97. Lesser Redpoll
98. Crossbill
99. Goldfinch
100. Siskin
101. Yellowhammer
102. Reed Bunting

Last edited by Gander : Thursday 14th June 2018 at 09:21.
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