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Old Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:19   #201
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One new bird this afternoon puts me at 267 for the year.

267. Eastern Wood Pewee

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Old Saturday 12th May 2018, 22:02   #202
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182. Black Tern - Chlidonias niger Wagon Train SRA
183. Blackpoll Warbler - Setophaga striata Wagon Train SRA
184. Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis Wagon Train SRA
185. Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus Wagon Train SRA
186. American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla Wagon Train SRA
187. Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla Wilderness Park--Old Cheney Road
188. Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris Platte River SP
189. Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla
190. Northern Parula - Setophaga americana Platte River SP
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Old Sunday 13th May 2018, 00:44   #203
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Went out again later in the afternoon and picked up another new bird for the year.

268. Semipalmated Sandpiper

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Old Sunday 13th May 2018, 22:36   #204
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Three new birds this morning, so I’m now up to 271 for the year.

269. Acadian Flycatcher
270. Blue-winged Warbler
271. Great Crested Flycatcher

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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 16:12   #205
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Back on the wonderful island of Öland for field work. These are my sightings since the 1st of May:

466. Collared Flycatcher
467. Willow Warbler
468. Common Tern
469. Common House Martin
470. Caspian Tern
471. Lesser Whitethroat
472. European Pied Flycatcher
473. Eurasian Blackap
474. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
475. Wood Warbler
476. Eurasian Hobby
477. Eurasian Wryneck
478. Common Redstart
479. Tree Pipit
480. Arctic Tern
481. Eurasian Woodcock
482. Slavonian Grebe
483. Montagu's Harrier
484. Woodlark
485. Common Eider
486. Whinchat
487. Red-backed Shrike
488. Common Cuckoo
489. Common Scoter
490. Black-throated Diver
491. Long-tailed Duck
492. Thrush Nightingale
493. Tawny Owl
494. Red-breasted Flycatcher
495. Sandwich Tern
496. Icterine Warbler
497. Common Swift
498. Eurasian Reed Warbler
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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 23:09   #206
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Some late-afternoon birding yielded a new bird for the year.

272. Blackpoll Warbler

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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 11:34   #207
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499. Spotted Flycatcher

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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 14:32   #208
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Paderborn, 17 May:
150 Icterine Warbler
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Old Friday 18th May 2018, 00:14   #209
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191. Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis Conestoga Lake
192. Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens Wilderness Park--Old Cheney Road
193. Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens Wilderness Park--Old Cheney Road
194. Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii Wilderness Park--Old Cheney Road
195. Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Wilderness Park--Old Cheney Road
196. Mourning Warbler - Geothlypis philadelphia Wilderness Park--Old Cheney Road
197. Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia Jamaica and Homestead trails, 14th St to Roca
198. Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius Holmes Lake
199. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris Wilderness Park--Old Cheney
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Old Friday 18th May 2018, 23:14   #210
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One new bird this afternoon puts me at 273 for the year.

273. Alder Flycatcher

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Old Saturday 19th May 2018, 22:45   #211
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This morning I led a field trip for the local Audubon chapter. During the walk, I added a new bird to my Year List.

274. Blue Grosbeak

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Old Sunday 20th May 2018, 02:33   #212
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Spent the last week east in Connecticut and NYC to see family and friends, just so happen the birds like this time of year as well:
260. Black-capped Chickadee
261. Common Grackle
262. Gray Catbird
263. Northern Cardinal
264. Black-and-white Warbler
265. Baltimore Oriole
266. Blue Jay
267. Wood Thrush
268. Red-bellied Woodpecker
269. American Redstart
270. Northern Waterthrush
271. Magnolia Warbler
272. Scarlet Tanager
273. Chimney Swift
274. Canada Warbler
275. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
276. Eastern Wood-Pewee
277. Tufted Titmouse
278. Red-eyed Vireo
279. Northern Parula
280. Black-throated Green Warbler
281. Ovenbird
282. Great Crested Flycatcher
283. Fish Crow
284. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
285. Black Vulture
286. Bay-breasted Warbler
287. Blackpoll Warbler
288. Brant
289. Orchard Oriole
290. Great Black-backed Gull
291. Wild Turkey

Now off to a week in Rome, followed by a week in Croatia for my 30th b'day rapidly approaching...
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Old Sunday 20th May 2018, 16:31   #213
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A trip to the Zwillbrocker Venn on the German / Dutch border added the following birds:

151 Chilean Flamingo (with chicks)
152 Greater Flamingo (with chicks)
153 Common Cuckoo
154 Mediterranean Gull
155 Eurasian Golden Oriole
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Old Sunday 20th May 2018, 23:17   #214
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This morning I went to high-elevation boreal bogs and forests in eastern Preston County, where I picked up two new birds for the year.

275. Veery
276. Canada Warbler

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200 Alder flycatcher
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Old Yesterday, 12:11   #216
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Went down to Ottenby yesterday, but didn't see a huge number of birds and annoyingly missed by biggest bogey bird: Red-necked Phalarope by seconds.

500. Grey Partridge
501. Common Whitethroat
502. Purple Sandpiper
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Old Yesterday, 23:23   #217
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Found one new bird this afternoon, which brings me up to 277 for the year.

277. Yellow-billed Cuckoo

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