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Old Sunday 21st January 2018, 20:17   #51
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Two new birds today, so I’m now up to 88.

87. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
88. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

The kinglet is a very early record; they usually don’t show up until early in spring migration.

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Old Monday 22nd January 2018, 01:13   #52
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A day in LA chasing a few county rarities and catching up on some common birds:
100. Ring-billed Gull
101. Double-crested Cormorant
102. Say’s Phoebe
103. Willet
104. Western Grebe
105. Marbled Godwit
106. Glaucous-winged Gull
107. Surf Scoter
108. Sanderling
109. Brown Pelican
110. Black-bellied Plover
111. Snowy Plover
112. American Kestrel
113. Nuttall’s Woodpecker
114. Dusky-capped Flycatcher (county rarity)
115. Downy Woodpecker
116. Black Phoebe
117. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
118. Painted Redstart (state lifer)
119. Killdeer
120. American Pipit
121. Snowy Egret
122. Black-necked Stilt
123. Great Blue Heron
124. Belted Kingfisher
125. Bufflehead
126. Northern Pintail
127. Ruddy Duck
128. Cinnamon Teal
129. Spotted Sandpiper
130. Northern Shoveler
131. Green-winged Teal
132. Gadwall
133. Black-crowned Night-Heron
134. Savannah Sparrow
135. Song Sparrow
136. Greater Yellowlegs
137. Blue-winged Teal
138. Ring-necked Duck
139. Bushtit
140. Long-billed Dowitcher
141. Scaly-breasted Munia
142. Turkey Vulture
143. Lesser Scaup
144. Redhead
145. Eared Grebe
146. Pied-billed Grebe
147. Canvasback
148. Iceland Gull (Thayer’s)
149. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
150. Common Yellowthroat
151. Fox Sparrow
152. Wilson’s Warbler
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Latest 2019: Long-billed Curlew (336 World, 263/261/252 ABA, 153/150/144 CA, 142/139/133 LA Co.).

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Old Monday 22nd January 2018, 17:49   #53
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Two more today from the train to Manchester Airport

77. Canada Goose
78. Lesser Black-backed Gull
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Old Monday 22nd January 2018, 19:24   #54
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A quick morning chase before back to real life errands:
153. Dark-eyed Junco
154. White-throated Sparrow (local rarity)
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Old Monday 22nd January 2018, 21:39   #55
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A quick stop on the way home from work produced a new year bird.

89. Greater White-fronted Goose

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Old Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 15:35   #56
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Couple more easy pick-ups. No lifers this year yet.

5 January

Chevy Chase, MD
32. Black Vulture
33. Turkey Vulture

20 January

Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
34. Great Crested Grebe
35. Common Buzzard
36. Eurasian Moorhen
37. Eurasian Magpie

20 January

Frankendael Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
38. Egyptian Goose
39. White Stork
40. Gray Heron
41. Eurasian Coot
42. Black-headed Gull
43. Mew Gull
44. Stock Dove
45. Common Wood-Pigeon
46. Eurasian Collared-Dove
47. Rose-ringed Parakeet
48. Eurasian Jay
49. Eurasian Jackdaw
50. Carrion Crow
51. Eurasian Blue Tit
52. Eurasian Nuthatch
53. Eurasian Blackbird
54. Mute Swan
55. Northern Shoveler
56. Gadwall
57. Tufted Duck

Latest Lifer: 652 : Mountain Chickadee (The Canyons, Park City, UT, USA; December 2017)

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Old Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 15:45   #57
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A few days in Zurich and seeing a lot of familiar birds.

21 January

Lake Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
58. Red-crested Pochard
59. Common Pochard
60. Little Grebe
61. Great Cormorant
62. Yellow-legged Gull
63. Lesser Black-backed Gull
64. Great Tit
65. Gray Wagtail
66. White Wagtail
67. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

23 January

Old Botanical Garden, Zurich, Switzerland
68. Red-necked Grebe
69. Common Chaffinch

Old Botanical Garden, Zurich, Switzerland
70. Short-toed Treecreeper

Latest Lifer: 652 : Mountain Chickadee (The Canyons, Park City, UT, USA; December 2017)
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Old Friday 26th January 2018, 12:22   #58
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I have been away in East Anglia and seen some excellent birds along the way (missed a few as well). So far new birds seen are:

85. Crane
86. Marsh Harrier
87. Green Woodpecker
88. Tree Sparrow
89. Bewick Swan
90. Pink-footed Goose
91. Oystercatcher
92. Fulmar
93. Brent Goose
94. Curlew
95. Redshank
96. Spotted Redshank
97. Twite
98. Shoveller
99. Avocet
100. Black-tailed Godwit
101. Bar-tailed Godwit
102. Black-throated Diver
103. Red-throated Diver
104. Guillemot
105. Common Scoter
106. Long-tailed Duck
107. Grey Plover
108. Turnstone
109. Red-breasted Merganser
110. Peregrine
111. Greenshank
112. Egyptian Goose
113. Ringed Plover
114. Rock Pipit
115. Feral Pigeon
116. Purple Sandpiper
117. Black Redstart
118. Lesser Redpoll
119. Mealy Redpoll
120. Arctic Redpoll
121. Snow Bunting
122. Glaucose Gull
123. Mediterranean Gull
124. Glossy Ibis
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Old Friday 26th January 2018, 22:30   #59
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Today I had the day off from work, so I traveled over to the Mid Ohio Valley to look for birds that are either difficult to find in my part of the state or haven’t arrived here yet. I found four new birds, putting me at 93.

90. Great Black-backed Gull
91. Ross’s Goose
92. Eastern Meadowlark
93. Mute Swan

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Old Saturday 27th January 2018, 13:48   #60
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Spent most of today hiking around Hågadalen-Nåsten. Didn't see anything massively exciting, but I did fill in some more gaps on the year list

79. European Green Woodpecker
80. European Crested Tit
81. Parrot Crossbill
82. Rough-legged Buzzard
83. Willow Tit
84. Goldcrest
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Old Saturday 27th January 2018, 15:36   #61
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38 Common Goldeneye
39 Common Kingfisher
40 Common Moorhen
41 Common Starling
42 Dunnock
43 Eurasian Collared Dove
44 Eurasian Nuthatch
45 Eurasian Siskin
46 Eurasian Treesparrow
47 Eurasian Wren
48 European Goldfinch
49 European Greenfinch
50 European Robin
51 Feral Pigeon
52 Great crested Grebe
53 Hawfinch
54 House Sparrow
55 Little Grebe
56 Long tailed Tit
57 Song Thrush
58 Wood Duck

All in and around Paderborn this month
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A few days ago at a cemetery by the airport:
155. Gray Flycatcher (self-found local uncommon)
156. White-breasted Nuthatch
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Old Monday 29th January 2018, 18:03   #63
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I'm home now after a further three days in East Anglia culminating in me driving home via Nottingham after a Great Grey Shrike and a Spotted Sandpiper.

125. Woodlark
126. Pintail
127. Whimbrel
128. White-fronted Geese (Russian)
129. Barnacle Geese
130. Barn Owl
131. Great Grey Shrike
132. Grey Wagtail
133. Spotted Sandpiper
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157. Orange-crowned Warbler
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Today I had a relatively short drive into South Derbyshire to see 2 Cattle Egrets near Burton on Trent in a field at the side of Newton Solney village.

134. Cattle Egret
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Old Saturday 3rd February 2018, 02:37   #66
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38. Merlin
39. Yellow-rumped warbler
40. Sharp-shinned hawk
41. Tufted titmouse
42. Red-shouldered hawk
43. Cedar waxwing
44. Greater white-fronted goose
45. Rusty blackbird (eBird lifer)
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Stopping through MacArthur Park in DTLA earlier this week:
158. Ross’s Goose
159. Egyptian Goose
160. Snow Goose
161. Greater White-fronted Goose

And then a rarity chase in Orange County this weekend, going after a VERY lost individual:
162. Tropical Parula (lifer)
163. Peregrine Falcon
164. Townsend’s Warbler
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Afternoon hike with friends:
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166. Oak Titmouse
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From the Steinhorter Becken, near Paderborn, Germany 07 Feb 2018.
It was cold with the first blue sky of the year! Most of the surface water was frozen with temperatures falling to -10°C last night.

59 Goosander
60 Short toed Treecreeper
61 Wood Sandpiper
62 Caspian Gull
63 Yellow legged Gull
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08 Feb 2018 Paderborn/Bad Lippspringe
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64 Goldcrest
65 Eurasian Wigeon
66 Red necked Grebe
67 Great Spotted Woodpecker
68 Willow Tit
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85. Northern Goshawk

Sped passed my kitchen window just now in Uppsala
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After a two-week birding slump, I added two birds to my Year List this morning.

94. Killdeer
95. Ruffed Grouse

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Slow going. Looking forward to do some birding outside Buenos Aires next month.

28 January

Chevy Chase, MD, USA
71. Carolina Chickadee

31 January

Three Sisters Islands, DC, USA
72. Double-crested Cormorant

Latest Lifer: 652 : Mountain Chickadee (The Canyons, Park City, UT, USA; December 2017)
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Went to the eastern panhandle of West Virginia this morning to chase a Snowy Owl that had been reported there. I easily found my target, as well as another new bird for the year, bringing me up to 97.

96. Snowy Owl
97. Fish Crow

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