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Old Monday 31st December 2018, 23:44   #1
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Arrow How is your 2019 List Going?

Here's to another spectacular year ahead for ALL BF Members across the world!

Are you ready for another year of birding?!

I hope that everyone has a fabulous year of exciting new birds and mega's!

Wishing you all joy, happiness and good health

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I drew the short straw this year and was on newspaper duty so at work at 6am.

First bird of the year (and the same as last of 2018) was a Blackbird at 7.01am. I was standing at the entrance of the shop and he almost collided with my head as he zipped past just as I stepped out of the doorway to peer up the street!

Next birds were Rook and Herring Gull at 8am then a few more odds 'n' ends as it got light.

1: Blackbird
2: Rook
3: Herring Gull
4: Jackdaw
5: Woodpigeon
6: Starling
7: Collared Dove

I then went out at 9.20 to do a paper round and picked up a few more

8: Black-headed Gull
9: Carrion Crow
10: Magpie

Heard a few more 'smalls' like Robin & Dunnock, Blue Tit & Chaffinch but they're not going on the list until I get a visual.

Finished at 10am so now having a cuppa then off to the coast for a couple of hours
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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 12:44   #3
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Spent the morning watching from the kitchen window and had a little walk around the fields and along the river. Will go out to Venus Pool later.

1. European Goldfinch
2. Eurasian Blue Tit
3. Common Chaffinch
4. Coal Tit
5. Dunnock
6. Common Blackbird
7. European Greenfinch
8. European Robin
9. Common Wood Pigeon
10. Great Tit
11. Eurasian Siskin
12. Common Buzzard
13. Eurasian Magpie
14. Northern Raven
15. Carrion Crow
16. Rock Dove
17. Eurasian Wren
18. Eurasian Collared Dove
19. Great Spotted Woodpecker
20. Yellowhammer
21. Western Jackdaw
22. Meadow Pipit
23. Rook
24. Mallard
25. European Herring Gull
26. Eurasian Skylark
27. Green Sandpiper
28. Redwing
29. Common Starling
30. Brambling
31. Stock Dove
32. Grey Wagtail
33. Long-tailed Tit
34. Marsh Tit
35. Eurasian Nuthatch
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Saw the New Year in in Hamburg, Germany. Happy New Year to all. Today was the return journey, mainly Autobahn, but saw a few birds in Hamburg before we set off.

1 Redwing
2 Common Blackbird
3 Song Thrush
4 House Sparrow
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
6 Black headed Gull
7 Carrion Crow
8 Common Magpie
9 European Herring Gull
10 Feral Pigeon
11 Fieldfare
12 Mallard
13 Tufted Duck
14 Common Goldeneye
15 Grey Heron
16 Common Buzzard
17 Common Starling
18 Northern Goshawk
19 Greylag Goose
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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 17:33   #5
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From Venus Pool this afternoon:

36. Common Pheasant
37. Black-headed Gull
38. Canada Goose
39. Eurasian Wigeon
40. Mute Swan
41. Common Shelduck
42. Northern Lapwing
43. Northern Shoveler
44. Eurasian Teal
45. Common Moorhen
46. Great Cormorant
47. Northern Pintail
48. Gadwall
49. Eurasian Coot
50. Common Snipe
51. Common Linnet
52. Lesser Black-backed Gull
53. Common Kestrel
54. Tufted Duck
55. Common Pochard
56. Great Crested Grebe
57. Greylag Goose
58. Little Grebe
59. Song Thrush
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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 23:20   #6
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The fields and woods were a little quiet today. Despite mild weather and birding all day, I only managed to see 35 species. I usually see something around 40 species on the first day of the year.

The first nine were seen at my feeder or around the yard.

‘01. Northern Cardinal
‘02. American Crow
‘03. Tufted Titmouse
‘04. American Goldfinch
‘05. Black-capped Chickadee
‘06. White-breasted Nuthatch
‘07. Northern Mockingbird
‘08. Downy Woodpecker
‘09. House Sparrow
10. Red-breasted Nuthatch
11. Dark-eyed Junco
12. European Starling
13. American Kestrel
14. White-throated Sparrow
15. Song Sparrow
16. American Robin
17. Canada Goose
18. Ring-necked Duck
19. Hooded Merganser
20. Rock Pigeon
21. Belted Kingfisher
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Eastern Bluebird
24. Myrtle Warbler
25. Common Raven
26. Northern Flicker
27. Mallard
28. Hermit Thrush
29. Red-tailed Hawk
30. Swamp Sparrow
31. Carolina Wren
32. House Finch
33. Gadwall
34. Mourning Dove
35. Wild Turkey

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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 20:27   #7
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A couple of extras today in the UK. I'll be in Spain for the next few days before I head back to Sweden.

60. House Sparrow
61. Mistle Thrush
62. Eurasian Jay
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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 22:21   #8
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One new bird in the yard this afternoon.

36. Red-bellied Woodpecker

This is a bird that is almost impossible not to see when out birding, but I missed it yesterday. It was nice to finally get it in the bag today.

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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 22:43   #9
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Looked for pheasant in 3 regular spots. Nothing yet. Turkeys will be easier.
1 Cackling Goose Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
2 Canada Goose Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
3 Mallard Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
4 Mourning Dove Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
5 Northern Harrier Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
6 Bald Eagle Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
7 Red-tailed Hawk Frank Shoemaker Marsh US-NE 02 Jan 2019
8 Belted Kingfisher Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
9 Red-bellied Woodpecker Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
10 Downy Woodpecker Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
11 American Kestrel Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
12 Blue Jay Frank Shoemaker Marsh US-NE 02 Jan 2019
13 American Crow Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
14 Black-capped Chickadee Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
15 Red-breasted Nuthatch Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
16 White-breasted Nuthatch Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
17 European Starling Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
18 House Finch Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
19 Pine Siskin Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
20 American Goldfinch Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
21 American Tree Sparrow Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
22 White-crowned Sparrow Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
23 Song Sparrow Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
24 Western Meadowlark Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 02 Jan 2019
25 Northern Cardinal Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan 2019
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Old Thursday 3rd January 2019, 21:16   #11
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A few nice extras during a 5 hour layover in Majorca in my way to Asturias.

63. White Wagtail
64. Yellow-legged Gull
65. Black Redstart
66. Sandwich Tern
67. Sardinian Warbler
68. Eurasian Stone-curlew
69. Audouin's Gull
70. European Shag
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Made a few quick stops on my way home from work and picked up a couple of new birds for the year.

37. Cedar Waxwing
38. Sharp-shinned Hawk

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21 Common Kestrel
22 Eurasian Jackdaw
23 Rook
24 Blue Tit
25 Great Tit
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Old Friday 4th January 2019, 20:54   #14
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71. Little Egret

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I stopped by a local lake this afternoon and added three birds to my Year List.

39. Bufflehead
40. Ruddy Duck
41. Pied-billed Grebe

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72. Mediterranean Gull
73. Ruddy Turnstone
74. Common Kingfisher
75. Purple Sandpiper

Again in Gijón, Spain
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Old Saturday 5th January 2019, 17:21   #17
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Happy New Year to everyone. Was very happy to see 358 birds last year, a personal record but also due to heavy work travel, which should (hopefully) be considerably less this year.

And off we go...

1-4 January

Chevy Chase, MD and Washington, DC, USA
1. Mourning Dove
2. Black Vulture
3. Red-tailed Hawk
4. Red-bellied Woodpecker
5. Blue Jay
6. Northern Mockingbird
7. Northern Cardinal
8. House Sparrow
9. Canada Goose
10. Mallard
11. Rock Pigeon
12. Ring-billed Gull
13. Herring Gull
14. Great Black-backed Gull
15. Double-crested Cormorant
16. American Crow
17. European Starling
18. Pied-billed Grebe

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Nine new birds today bring me up to 50 for the year.

42. Bald Eagle
43. Red-shouldered Hawk
44. Evening Grosbeak
45. Hairy Woodpecker
46. Long-tailed Duck
47. Common Merganser
48. Eastern Phoebe
49. Blue Jay
50. Pileated Woodpecker

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25 Dark-eyed Junco Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan
26. Northern Cardinal Pioneers Park US-NE 02 Jan
27. Common Goldeneye Holmes Lake US-NE 03 Jan
28. Northern Flicker Holmes Lake US-NE 03 Jan 2019
29. Hairy Woodpecker Wilderness Park--S. 14th St. west US-NE 04 Jan
30. Carolina Wren Wilderness Park--S. 14th St. west US-NE 04 Jan
31. Brown Creeper Wilderness Park US-NE 04 Jan
32. Rock Pigeon Zoo Sunken Gardens US-NE 04 Jan
33. Eurasian Collared-Dove Mendoza Park and Billy Wolf trail US-NE 06 Jan
34. House Sparrow Mendoza Park and Billy Wolf trail US-NE 06 Jan
35. Eastern Bluebird Pine Lake Rd East from here US-NE 06 Jan
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76. Common Gull

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Only two new birds today.

51. American Black Duck
52. American Treecreeper

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7 more today in Gijón, Spain

77. Common Chiffchaff
78. Grey Heron
79. Eurasian Blackcap
80. Common Firecrest
81. Spotless Starling
82. Western Cattle Egret
83. European Stonechat


Flying to Barcelona tomorrow for a week and then back to Uppsala
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37. Ring-billed gull
38. Rough-legged hawk
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A little birding after work produced a new bird for the year.

53. Golden-crowned Kinglet

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84. Rose-ringed Parakeet

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