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Old Tuesday 16th January 2007, 20:34   #1
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Readers 2007 list.

I forgot all about the 2007 new year lists. I managed a stint in Norfolk at the start of the year plus a few hours at Slimbridge the following week. Last weekend saw me stay local all of which produced a start of 118 birds. Highlights were:

Shorelark and Snow Bunting at Caister. Crane, Barn Owl & Hen Harrier at Stubbs Mill. Waxwings at Cromer, Golden Pheasant at Wolferton, Water Rail (3 seperate sites), a flock of 50 Woodlarks near Lynford Arboretum, Cetti's at Brandon Marsh, Bearded Tit at Titchwell, Tawny Owl (undisclosed site) and Brambling at Santon Downham and also near Wells. Plus Black Brant at Holkham, Greenland White front at Lea Marston.

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Old Sunday 21st January 2007, 06:17   #2
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A few hours in Norfolk added 4 more.

119. Lesser Yellowlegs
120. Skylark
121. Ringed Plover
122. Little Owl
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Old Sunday 21st January 2007, 18:33   #3
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A few hours at Slimbridge added three more to the list.

123. Great Skua
124. Raven
125. Bittern
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Old Sunday 28th January 2007, 16:22   #4
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Went to Yorks then Lincs on the Saturday (27th) and ended up with 6 more for the year.

126. American Robin
127. Firecrest
128. Grey Wagtail
129. Merlin
130. Lapland Bunting
131. Black-throated Diver

The Sunday was a day of almost all blanks. Went to Needingworth, Cambs after the Am Wigeon and Smew but they had all disappeared. I then went back to Pitsford Reservoir in Northants for the R T Diver and Scaup but couldn't find them. Finally called into Ravensthorpe Reservoir, Northants for a back up Smew but that had gone as well. Finished off by coming home and doing the RSPB garden birdwatch. I did get a couple of common bird year ticks whilst out.

132. Green Woodpecker
133. Ruddy Duck
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Old Saturday 3rd February 2007, 20:09   #5
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A long distance double twitch brought me 4 new year birds today.

134. Barrow's Goldeneye (Lifer)
135. Black Grouse
136. Red Grouse
137. Pacific Diver (Lifer)
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Old Sunday 4th February 2007, 18:37   #6
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Added two more from Chasewater.

138. Smew
139. Great Northern diver.
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Old Sunday 11th February 2007, 21:17   #7
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One more today.

140. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.
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Old Saturday 17th February 2007, 12:38   #8
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Looked out of my garden window to see my first Blackcap of the year on the bird table.

141. Blackcap
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Old Sunday 18th February 2007, 21:41   #9
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Two more today

142. Stonechat
143. Scaup
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Old Sunday 4th March 2007, 11:43   #10
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After an astonishing day in Cornwall where we hit every target bird excep one (also a bonus Glaucose Gull) I have added another ten to my list.

144. Gyr
145. Glaucose Gull
146. White Billed Diver
147. Franklin's Gull
148. Spotted Sandpiper
149. Spotted Redshank
150. Greenshank
151. Shag
152. Lesser Whitethroat (form halimodendri)
153. Yellow-browed Warbler
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Old Sunday 11th March 2007, 00:19   #11
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A day out at the Forest of Dean plus calling into Lower Moor got four more ticks for me.

154. Goshawk
155. Great Grey Shrike
156. Mandarin
157. Chiffchaff
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Old Saturday 24th March 2007, 19:36   #12
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Three more to add today.

158. Peregrine
159. Red Kite
160. Green Winged Teal
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Old Saturday 31st March 2007, 14:23   #13
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After a few days around Herts, Suffolk, Norfolk and Beds I added a few more to my yearly list.

161. Common Sandpiper
162. Green Sandpiper
163. Purple Sandpiper
164. Sand martin
165. Swallow
166. Little-ringed Plover
167. Little Gull
168. Short-eared Owl
169. Red-breasted Goose
170.Stone Curlew
171. Red-rumped Swallow
172. Iceland Gull

A belated addition. After posting three bad images for identification I am now confident on adding the Little Bunting to my list.

173. Little Bunting.
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Old Wednesday 11th April 2007, 00:11   #14
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An excellent few days in Scotland with Steve Lister produced quite a few year ticks for me, plus one lifer.

174. Osprey
175. Dipper
176. Parrot Crossbill (lifer)
177. Scottish Crossbill
178. Crested Tit
179. Golden Eagle
180. Eider
181. Long-tailed Duck
182. Velvet Scoter
183. Gannet
184. Kittiwake
185. Sandwich Tern
186. King Eider
187. Red-breasted Merganser
188. Black Guillemot
189. Red-throated Diver
190. Rock Pipit
191. Hooded Crow
192. White-tailed Eagle
193. Capercaillie
194. Ptarmigan
195. Wheatear
196. Slavonian Grebe
197. Ring Ouzel
198. Lesser Scaup
199. Glossy Ibis
200. Razorbill
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Old Sunday 15th April 2007, 18:12   #15
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A trip around the Wyre Forest got me three more for the year.

201. Willow Warbler
202. Tree Pipit
203. Redstart
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Old Thursday 19th April 2007, 21:24   #16
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Three more at Brandon Marsh tonight.

204. Common Tern
205. Sedge Warbler
206. Grasshopper Warbler
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Old Sunday 22nd April 2007, 12:27   #17
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Another trip around the Wyre Forest added three more.

207. Wood Warbler
208. Pied Flycatcher
209. Cuckoo
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Old Wednesday 25th April 2007, 18:55   #18
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A couple of hours local and I managed to add.

210. Whitethroat
211. Yellow Wagtail
212. Swift
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Old Sunday 29th April 2007, 18:18   #19
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A few days in Suffolk, plus a slight detour to Norwich, gined me another 9 for the year.

213. Reed Warbler
214. Nightingale
215. Dartford Warbler
216. Garden Warbler
217. House Martin
218. Whimbrel
219. Turtle Dove
220. Iberian Chiffchaff
221. Hobby
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Old Saturday 19th May 2007, 23:26   #20
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80 more year ticks from Lesvos.

That means 221 for the UK but 301 overall.

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Old Saturday 26th May 2007, 20:58   #21
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Over to Norfolk for dusk last night plus most of Saturday got me six more year ticks.

222. Woodcock
223. Nightjar
224. Montague's Harrier
225. Little Tern
226. Temminks Stint
227. Spoonbill

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Old Friday 15th June 2007, 14:19   #22
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Added the Upton Warren R N Phalarope today.

228. Red-necked Phalarope.

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Old Sunday 15th July 2007, 01:10   #23
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At last my back eased up enough for me to go out so it was off for a few hours in Norfolk / Suffolk on saturday 7th July. It helped to add four more to my total.

229. Golden Oriole
230. Spotted Flycatcher
231. Arctic Tern
232. Arctic Skua.

Today it was back to Norfolk for a twitch then onto Cley where I added Curlew sand to the list.

233. Dark-Eyed Junco
234. Curlew Sandpiper.

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Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 19:25   #24
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At last, I felt well enough to go out myself today. Three new birds was the result.

235. Black Kite (first for Britain)
236. Night Heron
237. Honey Buzzard

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Old Sunday 29th July 2007, 14:22   #25
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Added the female Woodchat Shrike from Clee Hill.

238. Woodchat Shrike.

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