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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 00:20   #126
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Shortly after my last post, I had a completely unexpected bird show up in my yard.

331. Pine Siskin

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One more on my dog walk.

128. Willow Warbler
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 10:59   #128
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A cold, 2°C, and windy, with snow at times, weekend trip to Helgoland, (German North Sea Island) gave me:

97 Blackcap
98 Eurasian Sparrowhawk
99 Goldcrest
100 Ring Ouzel
101 Willow Warbler
102 Razorbill
103 Mistle Thrush
104 Common Guillemot
105 Black legged Kittiwake
106 Common Ringed Plover
107 Common Whitethroat
108 Hooded Crow
109 Ruddy Turnstone
110 Common Eider
111 Arctic Tern
112 Sandwich Tern
113 Northern Gannet
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 02:54   #129
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103. Barn Swallow Holmes Lake US-NE
104. Savannah Sparrow Holmes Lake US-NE
105. Greater Yellowlegs Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE
106. Willet Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE
107. Lesser Yellowlegs Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE
108. Snowy Egret Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE
109. Lincoln's Sparrow Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE 14 Apr
110. Wilson's Snipe Branched Oak SRA US-NE 14 Apr 2019
111. Spotted Sandpiper Holmes Lake US-NE 15 Apr 2019
112. Sora Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center US-NE 16 Apr 2019
113. Brown Thrasher Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center US-NE 16 Apr 2019
114. House Wren Conestoga Lake US-NE 16 Apr 2019
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 09:26   #130
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House Martin over the garden this morning.

129. House Martin
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Old Thursday 18th April 2019, 00:15   #131
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On my way home from work this afternoon, I saw a new year bird perched in a tree right next to the road.

332. Broad-winged Hawk

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Old Friday 19th April 2019, 15:20   #132
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Had a great time visiting Santa Barbara, California and even saw a few birds, including a lifer.

13-15 April

Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica, CA
57. Western Gull
58. California Gull
59. Common Raven

Zuma Beach and Lagoon, Malibu, CA
60. Willet
61. Brown Pelican

East Beach, Santa Barbara, CA
62. Marbled Godwit
63. Western Sandpiper
64. California Scrub-Jay

Franceschi Park, Santa Barbara, CA
65. Acorn Woodpecker
66. Oak Titmouse

Mesa Lane Beach, Santa Barbara, CA
67. Killdeer

Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA
68. Eurasian Collared-Dove
69. Black-crowned Night-Heron
70. Snowy Egret
71. Barn Swallow

Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, CA
72. American Coot
73. Black-necked Stilt
74. Black-bellied Plover
75. Green Heron
76. Bewick's Wren
77. California Towhee

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My first Swallow earlier today whilst out walking my dog.

130. Swallow
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Old Friday 19th April 2019, 22:07   #134
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Spring migration has finally picked up over what it was a week ago. Today I added seven species to my Year List.

333. Common Yellowthroat
334. Black-throated Green Warbler
335. Ovenbird
336. Wood Thrush
337. Hooded Warbler
338. Grasshopper Sparrow
339. Golden Eagle

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Went for an unsuccessful hunt for Jack Snipe and Bitterns this morning. Failed on both counts, but got a couple of other year ticks.

142. Common Tern
143. Smew
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Old Sunday 21st April 2019, 23:49   #136
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Three new birds this morning, so I’m up to 342 for the year.

340. Vesper Sparrow
341. Pine Warbler
342. Spotted Sandpiper

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Old Monday 22nd April 2019, 07:07   #137
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Old Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 00:14   #138
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A short walk along a rail trail this afternoon produced a new bird for the year.

343. Gray Catbird

Then later an expected migrant showed up at my hummingbird feeder.

344. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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Old Wednesday 24th April 2019, 00:06   #139
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I picked up a new bird this afternoon during a quick stop at a nearby farm pond.

345. Lesser Yellowlegs

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115. Broad-winged Hawk Holmes Lake US-NE 17 Apr 2019
116. Hudsonian Godwit Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Park US-NE
117. Great-tailed Grackle Oak Lake Park US-NE 19 Apr 2019
118. Eastern Towhee Pioneers Park US-NE 20 Apr 2019
119. Purple Martin Pioneers Park US-NE 20 Apr 2019
120. Northern Bobwhite Wilderness Park US-NE 20 Apr 2019
121. Clay-colored Sparrow Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE
122. Vesper Sparrow Marsh Wren Community Wetlands US-NE
123. American Avocet Holmes Lake US-NE
124. Orange-crowned Warbler Holmes Lake US-NE
Last 2 were also ecobirding by bike. All but 1 bird (trumpeter swan) are in NE
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Old Wednesday 24th April 2019, 21:30   #141
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Spent the day on the Uppland coast to relax before my PhD defence.

144. Great Black-backed Gull
145. Common Eider
146. Long-tailed Duck
147. Red-breasted Merganser
148. Razorbill
149. Velvet Scoter
150. Black-throated Diver
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This afternoon I birded for about an hour at one of my favorite local patches. I picked up one new bird for the year.

346. Eastern Kingbird

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In Los Angeles for a few days, and saw a few more birds for the year, including two lifers!


17 April

Beverly Hills Marriott, Beverly Hills, CA
78. Black-chinned Hummingbird

18 April

Venice Beach, Venice, CA
79. Rufous Hummingbird
80. Sanderling
81. Osprey
82. Phainopepla

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Spent the day on the Uppland coast to relax before my PhD defence.
Good luck! I hope that it went well.
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Same here. Hope it went well Will.

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Old Thursday 25th April 2019, 20:56   #146
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Have spent most of this week in Cairo, holed up in a hotel at a conference. But I did manage two journeys out and saw some great birds here, a new lifer: the glorious White-throated Kingfisher, which hovers just above the water like a Pelican and darts down.

23 April

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Cairo, Egypt
83. European Turtle-Dove
84. Laughing Dove
85. Little Egret
86. Cattle Egret
87. Striated Heron
88. White-throated Kingfisher - saw about 10 of these
89. Pied Kingfisher
90. European Bee-eater
91. Hooded Crow
92. Common Bulbul

25 April

Giza Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx, Egypt
93. Black Kite
94. White Wagtail

Latest Lifer: 788 : White-throated Kingfisher (Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Cairo, Egypt, April 2019)
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Thanks guys, it did. I'm now Dr. Jones!

Today from my balcony:

151. Willow Warbler
152. European Pied Flycatcher
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Despite rather chilly and windy conditions, I managed to see three new birds today.

347. Worm-eating Warbler
348. Blue-winged Warbler
349. Least Flycatcher

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Enjoyable day out at Hjälstaviken today, including an overdue lifer for me.

153. Savi's Warbler
154. Sedge Warbler
155. Bearded Tit
156. Eurasian Penduline Tit
157. Barn Swallow
158. Ruff
159. Tree Pipit
160. Western Yellow Wagtail
161. Garganey
162. Whinchat
163. Northern Wheatear
164. Common Greenshank
165. Wood Sandpiper
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A productive morning, with six new species for the year.

350. Palm Warbler
351. Bank Swallow
352. Cliff Swallow
353. Wilson’s Warbler
354. Northern Parula
355. American Redstart

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