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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 17:24   #4026
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Little Bustard at Slimbridge.

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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 18:51   #4027
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Me too. (Or three)
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Old Tuesday 25th June 2019, 15:08   #4028
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Black-winged Pratincole. My 2nd lifer this year.
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 01:02   #4029
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I spotted 9 lifers on my trip to California.
Black phoebe and ring-necked pheasant at a local park in Sacramento.
3-day backpacking trip to Lassen Volcanic NP netted me western wood peewee, western tanager, common merganser, white-headed woodpecker, red-breasted sapsucker, black-backed woodpecker and mountain bluebird.
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 10:23   #4030
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Terek Sandpiper at Oivonoja, Kouvola, Finland
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Old Wednesday 26th June 2019, 18:04   #4031
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Acadian Flycatcher, a species that nests each year within half an hour's drive.

Nice to get an easy one in June!
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Old Thursday 27th June 2019, 09:02   #4032
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Old Friday 28th June 2019, 00:17   #4033
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Old Friday 28th June 2019, 04:07   #4034
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Aquatic Warbler in Poland

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Old Friday 28th June 2019, 09:47   #4035
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Old Friday 28th June 2019, 11:17   #4036
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Old Thursday 4th July 2019, 06:59   #4037
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Collared Pratincole at Penclacwydd.
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Old Thursday 4th July 2019, 10:58   #4038
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Mountain bluebird or Western wood-pewee. I had thought I saw the latter years ago in
Colorado. But it never sang then. And I have a photo.
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Old Friday 5th July 2019, 18:33   #4039
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My most recent Life tick has been the Baikal Teal that was at Hornsea Mere in East Yorkshire.

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Old Saturday 6th July 2019, 18:35   #4040
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In my ongoing attempt to get the most mundane bird on the thread, I submit green woodpecker, at Bramber Castle in Sussex.
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Old Sunday 7th July 2019, 11:27   #4041
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excuse my ignorance, "life bird"?
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Old Sunday 7th July 2019, 11:33   #4042
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excuse my ignorance, "life bird"?
A species you have seen for the first time - i.e. has been added to your 'life list'.
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Old Sunday 7th July 2019, 12:21   #4043
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excuse my ignorance, "life bird"?
Primarily a US term; in UK usually called a "lifer"
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Old Sunday 7th July 2019, 12:33   #4044
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ah , thanks (doh)
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Old Sunday 7th July 2019, 14:37   #4045
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Grasshopper sparrow in SW Tarrant county while searching (finally successfully on attempt #3) for my county northern bobwhite. Texas bird #320
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Old Sunday 7th July 2019, 16:04   #4046
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Little Bustard at Slimbridge 23/6/19
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Old Wednesday 10th July 2019, 16:44   #4047
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A lone Painted Bunting on the Gulf coast of Alabama in a grove of pine trees. Saw it early Summer. Could not believe I saw one in the wild. I live in Central Alabama where they never reach...was a treat to see it.


This is what kickstarted me back into bird watching more regularly...and why I joined this forum. :)

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Old Thursday 11th July 2019, 13:47   #4048
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I've had no new Lifers since November's 2015's Long-billed Dowitcher (life & work getting in the way ) but this year I'm back into birding properly once more....

Tuesday June 4th ~ TWO Lifers with

Bearded Tit @ East Chevington

Baikal Teal @ Druridge Pools
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Old Friday 12th July 2019, 10:12   #4049
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A Ring ouzel has just broken my year and a half dry spell.
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Old Sunday 14th July 2019, 13:21   #4050
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Black-capped vireo and zone-tailed hawk in Colorado Bend State Park. It required a 4 am wakeup and 4 hours of hiking in eventual 90+ degree weather, but spending time finding cool birds in the Texas hill country is always worth it.

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