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Old Wednesday 7th January 2015, 19:49   #51
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Pristine adult bird, awesome! Nice "lifer" for me! And in Missouri, no less!
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Old Wednesday 7th January 2015, 23:10   #52
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My 85th uk 2015 was a grey wagtail yesterday
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Old Thursday 8th January 2015, 14:19   #53
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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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McDonald's (outskirts of Derby)
1. Magpie
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
2. Chaffinch
3. Blackbird
4. Robin
5. Great Tit
6. Treecreeper (tick)
7. Stock Dove (tick)
8. Nuthatch
9. Blue Tit
10. Dunnock
11. Coal Tit (tick)
12. Woodpigeon
13. Carrion Crow
Sherwood CenterParcs
14. Mallard
15. Moorhen
16. Mute Swan
17. Coot
18. Canada Goose
19. Black-headed Gull
20. Greylag Goose
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Old Thursday 8th January 2015, 16:18   #54
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Because of family commitments and bad weather, I've just done bits and pieces of birding, so have reached only 72 species. I hope I can do some real birding on Saturday.
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Egyptian Goose
Mallard
Mottled Duck
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Am White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
N Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Am Coot
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Willet
Long-billed Curlew
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
N Flicker
Crested Caracara
Am Kestrel
E Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
Am Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
E Bluebird
Am Robin
N Mockingbird
European Starling
Am Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
N Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
E Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
72. House Sparrow

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Old Thursday 8th January 2015, 16:59   #55
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5th January
McDonald's (outskirts of Derby)
1. Magpie
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
2. Chaffinch
3. Blackbird
4. Robin
5. Great Tit
6. Treecreeper (tick)
7. Stock Dove (tick)
8. Nuthatch
9. Blue Tit
10. Dunnock
11. Coal Tit (tick)
12. Woodpigeon
13. Carrion Crow
Sherwood CenterParcs
14. Mallard
15. Moorhen
16. Mute Swan
17. Coot
18. Canada Goose
19. Black-headed Gull
20. Greylag Goose
7th January

Sherwood CenterParcs
21. Tufted Duck
22. Goldfinch
23. Long-tailed Tit
24. Greenfinch
25. Mistle Thrush
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Old Thursday 8th January 2015, 17:02   #56
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Thursday 8th January
Low Newton

Today's trip was an afternoon walk with the Alnwick & District Natural History Society to look for wintering wildfowl and waders. Lovely sunny day but a fairly strong wind which perhaps had a lot of stuff staying hidden in cover. Still a very pleasant couple of hours outside

56: Purple Sandpiper
57: Rock Pipit
58: Dunlin
59: Merlin

Back out this evening with the same group as there's a slide show & talk about the Farne Islands at 7.30pm.
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Old Thursday 8th January 2015, 17:43   #57
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A miserable start due to appalling weather. Just the 6
1 Carrion Crow
2 European Blue Tit
3 Great Tit
4 House Sparrow
5 Common Wood Pigeon
6 Feral Pigeon

But I got an armchair tick today for the Cape Gulls that I had down as Kelp Gulls in Namibia in 2013. Thanks Chris Butterworth
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Old Friday 9th January 2015, 18:45   #58
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Still sick. Some from the past few days heard/seen from the window:
43. House Finch
44. California Towhee
45. Bushtit
46. Western Gull

Forced myself outside yesterday down to the water - this, was a mistake health-wise, but successful bird-wise:
47. American Wigeon
48. American Coot
49. Eared Grebe
51. Lesser Scaup
51. Heermann's Gull
52. Ring-billed Gull
53. Bufflehead
54. Ruddy Duck
55. Willet
56. Snowy Egret
57. Brown Pelican
58. Royal Tern
59. Western Grebe
60. Surf Scoter
61. Red-throated Loon
62. Marbled Godwit
63. Red-breasted Merganser
64. Double-crested Cormorant
65. Killdeer
66. Least Sandpiper
67. Pacific Loon
68. Brant
69. Common Loon
70. Black-vented Shearwater
71. Brandt's Cormorant
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Old Friday 9th January 2015, 20:27   #59
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Miserable weather here but saw two Snowys by the roadside:
73 Snowy Egret

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Old Saturday 10th January 2015, 15:54   #60
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Goyt valley today 86 mistle thrush 87coal tit 88goldcreast 89nuthatch ,very windy
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Old Saturday 10th January 2015, 19:24   #61
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Five new birds this morning, so I'm up to 62 for the year.

58. Common Merganser
59. Ring-billed Gull
60. Great Blue Heron
61. Swamp Sparrow
62. Hairy Woodpecker

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Old Sunday 11th January 2015, 09:31   #62
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Sherwood CenterParcs
21. Tufted Duck
22. Goldfinch
23. Long-tailed Tit
24. Greenfinch
25. Mistle Thrush
10th January
Chester
26. Redwing (tick)
27. Starling
28. House Sparrow
29. Jackdaw
30. Pied Wagtail.
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Old Sunday 11th January 2015, 11:23   #63
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Went for a walk along the Dee Estuary, despite the strong wind ( "a bit breezy" for those in northern Scotland ) and the cold ( "Tee-shirt and shorts with, maybe, a thin fleece" for those in places where it gets really cold ). There was little flying over the marshes but a nice 1st W Glaucous Gull was a good find. Bird #172 for the year came in the shape of 3, possibly 4 Common Chiffchaff at Heswall Sewage Farm.
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Still lousy weather here but I finally managed to get in a 3-hour block of birding, near the coast.
74 Orange-crowned Warbler (at our feeders)
75 Spotted Sandpiper
76 Blue-winged Teal
77 Least Sandpiper
78 Western Sandpiper
79 Semipalmated Plover
80 Common Loon
81 Horned Grebe
82 Hooded Merganser
83 Gadwall
84 Herring Gull
85 American Goldfinch
86 Common Goldeneye
87 Royal Tern
88 White-crowned Sparrow

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10th January
Chester
26. Redwing (tick)
27. Starling
28. House Sparrow
29. Jackdaw
30. Pied Wagtail.
11th January
M53 near Clatterbridge
31. Kestrel
New Brighton
32. Herring Gull
Burton Mere Wetlands
33. Buzzard
34. Black-tailed Godwit
35. Lapwing
36. Teal
37. Shelduck
38. Shoveler
39. Gadwall
40. Wigeon
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Today burton mere greater spotted woodpecker 90waterail91 stonechat 92 parkgate hen harrier 93 merlin 94
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Birding today was rather "rough", or maybe "ruff".

63. Rough-legged Hawk
64. Ruffed Grouse

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One new bird in the yard this morning puts me at 65 for the year.

65. American Robin

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Old Monday 12th January 2015, 19:49   #69
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Once again, I find myself needing some motivating force to get me out of the house and running – really want to get that 10k time down! So, I am reviving the “running total” concept, logging only those species which I can see or hear while training (or racing – not much chance there, though).

Winter has arrived in full force here in “tropical Canada” (Southern Ontario) this past week, so I’ve not been doing much in the way of running outdoors yet - only got started on this list yesterday (Sunday).
1) House Sparrow
2) Northern Cardinal
3) American Crow
4) Black-capped Chickadee
5) American Goldfinch
6) Canada Goose
7) Mallard
8) “Slate-coloured” Junco
9) House Finch
Location: Kitchener, Ontario. Victoria Park - down the Iron Horse trail (a former railway right-of-way) to the park and back.

Conditions: Blue sky, -4ºC, new snow everywhere; somewhat slushy underfoot, a bit like running on a thin layer of loose sand.
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A few additions including a couple of windblown Snow Buntings and a handful of Purple Sands.

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At lunchtime:
89 White-tailed Hawk.

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...logging only those species which I can see or hear while training (or racing – not much chance there, though).

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8) “Slate-coloured” Junco
Could you hear it's slate-colored-ness?
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7 Common Magpie
8 Common Linnet from my bed this morning, I'd just woken up, heard crows and looked out the window and saw a flock fly over the house
9 Eurasian Coot
10 Common Moorhen
11 Mallard
12 Gadwall
13 Tufted Duck
14 Western Jackdaw
15 Rook
16 European Robin
17 Black headed Gull
18 Eurasian Collared Dove
19 Canada Goose
20 Greylag Goose
21 Great Cormorant

A fair few seen from the bus today
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121 (last bird Sparrowhawk crossing the M6 at zero feet near Rockcliffe) but a clutch of Scottish birds added over a long weekend: Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Eider, Common Scoter, Iceland Gull, Capercaillie, Snow Bunting, Black Grouse, Crested Tit.

A good short trip with excellent views of the first-winter drake Harlequin down to about fifteen yards.

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