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Old Friday 26th December 2014, 22:37   #1
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Smile How Is Your 2015 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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Old Friday 26th December 2014, 23:04   #2
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Old Friday 26th December 2014, 23:13   #3
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Old Saturday 27th December 2014, 07:35   #4
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My 2015 notebook is ready, front page legend and if found contact: back pages phone numbers for when the mobile runs out, useful postcodes for the satnav, numbered pages for year lists of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, dragonflies, butterflies, moths.... its a not inconsiderable task but its done! Four days till the old notebook retires to the bookshelf with many others.

Barring terrible weather it will be a century run on the 1st. Plans for that are also already laid!

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Arguments on the the Top Uk year lister. See hear http://lgrebirds.wordpress.com/2014/...4-year-lister/
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Old Saturday 27th December 2014, 10:50   #6
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I'm the same as John - fresh notebooks ready with a good supply of pencils and small penknife to hand. New 2015 diary all sorted with already a few bird group indoor meetings and field trips pencilled in. The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is generally a getting-organised one....especially as I have to work from 6am until 10.30am on January 1st! After that it'll be home to grab a cuppa and sarnie and then out until it's too dark to see

I've got a few nature-themed things I am aiming for in 2015 - not least being better organised and not missing so many 'easy' birds for my Year List like I tend to do every year
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Well, my year list target is a modest one. I'm looking to get in a year what Farnboro John is looking to bag on day one, but everything must be seen identifiably by my two boys, aged 5 & 7 (so for instance, sea-watching is unlikely to feature, nor is scouring headlands for vagrant Pipits, Buntings, Warblers et al). So that's 100 easy to identify, mostly big, obvious & common species. Bring it on!

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New note book at the ready, just a few more days to go then its action stations.
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Well, my year list target is a modest one. I'm looking to get in a year what Farnboro John is looking to bag on day one, but everything must be seen identifiably by my two boys, aged 5 & 7 (so for instance, sea-watching is unlikely to feature, nor is scouring headlands for vagrant Pipits, Buntings, Warblers et al). So that's 100 easy to identify, mostly big, obvious & common species. Bring it on!

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I've seen you seawatching, so I believe it not featuring in your plans has very little to do with how your boys feel!

I look forward to regular bulletins. Will you be running a thread?

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Old Saturday 27th December 2014, 16:43   #10
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It is, but only a few days to go
You can't win, can you, Penny? We pulled your leg in the last two years as you were much earlier, relatively speaking, with the equivalent threads!
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Old Saturday 27th December 2014, 17:01   #11
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I've seen you seawatching, so I believe it not featuring in your plans has very little to do with how your boys feel!
Hmmm. I share your belief.

I'll probably pop updates on this thread.

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Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 17:50   #13
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Not sure of the total but first bird of the year as Magpie.

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Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 18:50   #15
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1. Western Barn Owl
2. Greylag Goose
3. Black-headed Gull
4. European Herring Gull
5. Lesser Black-backed Gull
6. Grey Partridge
7. Little Bustard
8. Common Gull
9. Common Wood Pigeon
10. Carrion Crow
11. Stock Dove
12. Common Blackbird
13. Eurasian Magpie
14. Rock Dove
15. Eurasian Collared Dove
16. House Sparrow
17. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
18. Common Chaffinch
19. Common Kestrel
20. Western Jackdaw
21. Rook
22. Dunnock
23. Eurasian Coot
24. Tufted Duck
25. Eurasian Wigeon
26. Great Crested Grebe
27. Common Moorhen
28. Blyth's Pipit
29. Meadow Pipit
30. Fieldfare
31. Great Cormorant
32. Canada Goose
33. Great Black-backed Gull
34. Mallard
35. Mute Swan
36. Common Starling
37. Common Kingfisher
38. Eurasian Jay
39. Common Goldeneye
40. Gadwall
41. European Goldfinch
42. Eurasian Blue Tit
43. Great Tit
44. Northern Shoveler
45. Eurasian Teal
46. White Wagtail
47. Northern Lapwing
48. Greater White-fronted Goose
49. European Robin

A nice day twitching across Yorkshire and Shropshire. Two lovely lifers to kick off 2015
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Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 19:29   #16
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January 1st 2015 in Bucharest (minus 15 Celsius and sunny): House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Redwing, Fieldfare, Syrian Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Brambling, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Hawfinch, Greenfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Rook, Hooded Crow, Mallard, Robin,Coot, Starling, Blackbird, Tawny Owl.
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#1 Blue Jay (our yard)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Northern Cardinal
European Starling
Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch

American Crow (Lake Contrary)
Rock Pigeon
House Sparrow
Bald Eagle
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Dark-eyed Junco
Canada Goose
American Kestrel
Red-tailed Hawk
American Tree Sparrow
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Harris's Sparrow
Wild Turkey
Eastern Meadowlark
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Bluebird

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Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 21:22   #18
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A slow day which yielded about half of the number of species I usually get on the first day of the year. Despite bright sunshine, there was strong wind all day, which caused bitter wind chill and kept put most birds down. However, I did manage to see 30 species.

'01. Mourning Dove
'02. Northern Cardinal
'03. Dark-eyed Junco
'04. American Goldfinch
'05. Black-capped Chickadee
'06. American Crow
'07. Tufted Titmouse
'08. Red-bellied Woodpecker
'09. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. European Starling
11. Canada Goose
12. Hooded Merganser
13. Common Raven
14. Rufous Hummingbird
15. Rock Pigeon
16. Red-tailed Hawk
17. Red-breasted Nuthatch
18. Mallard
19. American Kestrel
20. American Coot
21. Cackling Goose
22. Gadwall
23. Song Sparrow
24. Eastern Phoebe
25. Carolina Chickadee
26. House Sparrow
27. White-crowned Sparrow
28. Wild Turkey
29. Downy Woodpecker
30. Carolina Wren

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Not a bad day despite the increasingly bad weather - by 1pm that wind was getting seriously strong and making the scope hard to use A possibly Slavonian Grebe at Stag Rocks has not been included as I didn't get a good enough view due to the buffeting I was getting....not a rare species at this site so I'm sure I'll catch up with one in the coming weeks on a much calmer day.

First bird of the day, seen from shop doorway (where I spent a lot of time this morning inbetween serving the few customers we had ) at 7.51am was a Blackbird on the roof of the house opposite.

1: Blackbird
2: Jackdaw
3: Magpie
4: Starling
5: Black-headed Gull
6: Feral Pigeon
7: Rook
8: House Sparrow
9: Herring Gull
10: Wood Pigeon
11: Long-tailed Tit
12: Carrion Crow
13: Buzzard
14: Pheasant
15: Kestrel
16: Wigeon
17: Eider
18: Mallard
19: Little Egret
20: Grey Heron
21: Redshank
22: Shelduck
23: Stonechat
24: Cormorant
25: Oystercatcher
26: Red-breasted Merganser
27: Curlew
28: Turnstone
29: Great Black-backed Gull
30: Ringed Plover
31: Black-necked Grebe

Crikey....just been typing these up as I went through my notebook and didn't realise I had seen so many! Pleased with today's total 100 by the end of January? I've often challenged myself to do it and then let other things get in the way but determined to make 2015 the year I make a point of doing all the stuff I mean to! The blinkers are on
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Old Friday 2nd January 2015, 11:44   #20
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And don't forget this thread -


http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=296916

(January 1st joint Birdforum list)


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Three birds seen from the car while driving to work this morning put me up to 33.

31. Northern Mockingbird
32. Blue Jay
33. Eastern Bluebird

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Slow start for me on January 1st - birds seen were due to a few timely stops on a morning (word used loosely) bikeride though small town Oregon:
1. American Robin
2. Dark-eyed Junco
3. Western Scrub-Jay
4. Song Sparrow
5. American Crow
6. European Starling
7. Lesser Goldfinch
8. Steller's Jay
9. Red-breasted Nuthatch
10. Red-breasted Sapsucker
11. Hermit Thrush
12. White-breasted Nuthatch
13. Varied Thrush
14. Brown Creeper
15. Northern Flicker
16. Black-capped Chickadee
17. Golden-crowned Sparrow
18. White-throated Sparrow
19. Spotted Towhee
20. Black Phoebe
21. Downy Woodpecker

About to go out and get some more!
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A few more to add to the list today while walking around the village:

50. Eurasian Blackcap
51. European Greenfinch
52. Grey Heron
53. Common Pheasant
54. Great Spotted Woodpecker
55. Mistle Thrush
56. Song Thrush
57. Yellowhammer
58. Common Buzzard
59. Eurasian Siskin
60. Redwing
61. Common Redpoll
62. Eurasian Wren
63. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
64. Coal Tit
65. Long-tailed Tit
66. Grey Wagtail
67. Goldcrest
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Down around the oxbow lakes south of Saint Joseph, Missouri I added these species this morning.
(No. 28-34)
Great Blue Heron
Tufted Titmouse
Cooper's Hawk
Song Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird
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