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Old Monday 6th May 2019, 21:32   #26
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Went for a mooch around swilly, hoping for positive news on woodchat shrike at long nab.

Instead, ended up twitching red rumped swallow in Derbyshire having given up on the shrike. By the time news of the shrike reached me I was about 150miles away and did not have the inclination to make that drive!

Swillington

302. (201.) Wood sandpiper

Weston on Trent gravel pits

303. (202.) Red rumped swallow - 1st UK

Then a detour across the peaks into Cheshire on the way home.

304. (203.) Dotterel
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Old Tuesday 7th May 2019, 15:19   #27
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Another bird I missed here from 17/03/2109 at Filey

305. (204.) Fulmar
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Old Tuesday 7th May 2019, 22:18   #28
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Tempted into an evening twitch at Long Nab. The bird had not been seen for about an hour so it was quite a relief when it emerged to show head and shoulders before once again going into hiding on the inaccessible side of the vegetation.

306. (205.) Woodchat shrike - 1st UK
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Old Thursday 9th May 2019, 19:56   #29
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If I thought the Woodchat shrike showed badly, the glimpses of Great Reed warbler this evening were something else again. Reliant entirely on the position of the call followed by brief movement, then call again.

May go back for better views at the weekend if it sticks.

Wintersett

307. (206.) Black tern
308. (207.) Great Reed warbler - 1st UK
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Old Monday 13th May 2019, 15:51   #30
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Still feeling raw that 11 May was the one day this month so far I had unavoidable plans and lost 2 mega Yorkshire birds.

Spurn felt completely dead on the 12th but managed a couple of year ticks at beacon ponds.

309. (208.) Sandwich tern (Treating as split from Cabot's tern seen in Jamaica earlier in the year)
310. (209.) Little tern
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Old Monday 20th May 2019, 10:46   #31
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Poor decisions I guess as chose to leave the stilt sandpiper having seen one last year, and went East in the hope of a decent fall.

Starting at Sutton bank for turtle dove, hoped for at least yesterday's bluethroat to still be around at flamborough. With poor weather, honey buzzard looked unlikely so headed straight to flamborough to find no trace of the bird while another was showing well at South Gare.

Salvaged a spotted flycathcer for the year and went hope deflated for the second consecutive weekend.

Sutton bank

311. (210.) Turtle dove

Flamborough

312. (211.) Spotted flycatcher
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Old Tuesday 21st May 2019, 07:14   #32
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Picked up whinchat locally this evening, not much regular stuff left to pick up this year other than a few waders that I've bizarrely not crossed paths with yet.

Meltham

313. (212.) Whinchat
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Old Saturday 25th May 2019, 03:43   #33
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Playing it cool with the Baikal teal and letting it come to me, or slightly closer anyway.

Hornsea

314. (213.) Baikal teal - 1st Yorkshire

North cave

315. (214.) Temminck's stint
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Old Monday 27th May 2019, 13:27   #34
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Pre-arranged Birdforum trip to Norfolk with a full car today. Good day with an impressive list of quality birds but the year ticks stubbornly refused to flow. Lakenheath was particularly disappointing with hobby and crane failing to put in an appearance. Lured to Titchwell by reports of purple heron, serin and a nearby bee-eater, not of which were around in the afternoon and won't even start on the Upland sandpiper report...

Weeting

316. (215.) Stone curlew

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---. (216.) Grey plover
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Old Sunday 2nd June 2019, 21:19   #35
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Fuerteventura

Will create a write up of how I get on, it the trip reports forum. Main targets are the chat, bustard and courser which would all be lifers. Also going to try for the less likely long staying dwarf Bittern.

No other lifers available but lots of other nice birds to hopefully catch up with. Birding will start in earnest from Wednesday when I get a rental car.

Airport

---. (001.) Feral pigeon

Caleta de Fuste

317. (002.) Pallid swift
318. (003.) Southern grey shrike
---. (004.) Collared dove
319. (005.) Hoopoe
320. (006.) Yellow legged gull

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321. (007.) Berthelot's pipit
---. (008.) Linnet

Walking south to Salinas del Carmen and back.

322. (009.) Kentish plover
323. (010.) Barbary falcon
324. (011.) Ruddy shelduck
325. (012.) Spanish sparrow
326. (013.) Squacco heron - supposedly rare/accidental but 2 seen flying from the shore to the golf course, then 2 more or the same 2 on the rocks in the evening with western reef egret, also have listed as rare/accidental so either I'm finding some very good birds or the status is incorrect.

Evening at Caleta

327. (014.) Cory's shearwater
---. (015.) Little egret

---. (017. ) Whimbrel

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Old Tuesday 4th June 2019, 04:29   #36
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Caleta de Fuste

Another walk down to Salinas del Carmen this morning.

---. (018.) Stone curlew - after spotting one, a scan with the bins revealed 16 in a loose flock.
---. (019.) Redshank
---. (020.) Raven
---. (021.) Spoonbill - remarkably 9 together on the rocks in the same area as yesterday's squaccos and reef egret.
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Old Thursday 6th June 2019, 19:44   #37
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Nothing new added on the 4th, excursion to Lanzarote doing tourist stuff but picked up a rental car in the evening.

Today headed south and worked back up at various stops.

La Pared area

329. (022.) Black bellied sandgrouse
330. (023.) HOUBARA BUSTARD - felt like I'd got the hardest one out of the way. Decent views fairly close.

Morro Jable

331. (024.) Plain swift
---. (025.) House martin
---. (026.) Kestrel
332. (027.) Monk parakeet - coming to perch in the tourists feeding them nuts. The barbary ground squirrels also take food from the hand here.

Some greylags in the harbour even dodgier than the Monk parakeets. Also a few species of fish including some rays.

Tarajalejo

333. (028.) Egyptian vulture - sub adult from the car

Barranco de la Torre

---. (029.) Buzzard
334. (030.) Spectacled warbler
335. (031.) Sardinian warbler

Salinas del Carmen

336. (032.) Trumpeter finch

Barranco de rio Cabras

Approaching from the bottom it proved impossible to reach the dam where the Dwarf Bittern has been but the area was still productive.

337. (033.) African blue tit
338. (034.) FUERTEVENTURA CHAT
---. (035.) Little ringed plover

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Tindaya

339. (034.) Lesser short toed lark

Very close views of 2 Houbara here too but not the desired courser. Walking the plains South of La Oliva also drew a blank.

Los Molinos

340. (036.) Black winged stilt
---. (037.) Coot
341. (038.) CREAM COLOURED COURSER - barely tickable bird scoped distantly across the plain North of the reservoir in heat haze. Very unsatisfactory and need to try for this species again.

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El Cotillo

Another Houbara of course. Stop, scan, drive, repeat.
Finally some movement and a beautiful Cream coloured courser in view. I had time to get out, set the scope up and watch as it was joined by 2 more birds.

What a relief. On the beach, a couple of unseasonal fuscus type Lesser black backed gulls and a Ringed plover by the lighthouse.

---. (039.) Lesser black backed gull
---. (040.) Ringed plover

Tindaya

Thanks to Nick (Wolfbirder) for his report and information

342. (039.) Red billed tropicbird - no long wait, two birds gave great views.

Barranco de rio cabras

Approaching from the FV20 to view the dam, another unexpected find here by way of a white stork.

343. (042.) White stork
---. (043.) Moorhen

No Bittern but will put some effort in, mornings and evenings now the other targets have all been seen.

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My vigil at the barranco has come to an end without success.

A couple of trip ticks to show for it.

---. (044.) Grey heron
---. (045.) Turtle dove
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Horsey, Norfolk

Another trek back into Norfolk much sooner than I expected.

*328. (217.) Lesser grey shrike (1st UK)
344. (218.) Hobby

Titchwell

Not very optimistic about this one after my last visit but a 3 second flight view was enough

345. (219.) Purple heron
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Old Sunday 23rd June 2019, 19:06   #42
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Wykeham

A long wait for three birds together, not performing spectacularly as last year.

346. (220.) Honey buzzard

Fairburn

347. (221.) Green sandpiper
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Late finish last night near Stainburn

348. (222.) Nightjar
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Working on improving my UK butterfly list today, over the half way mark now. Called in at Rutland briefly. 6 ospreys on and around the nest.

349. (223.) Osprey
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Disappointing day trying to improve my UK butterfly list but the weather not in my favour. Salvaged a year tick at least.

Leighton moss

350. (224.) Knot
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Outrunning the weather by heading north east with a full car. Attempts to arrange a boat to the Isle of May for reported aquatic warbler proved futile as did trying to get to Coquet island for roseate terns.

Hartlepool

351. (225.) Rose ringed parakeet

Holy island

352. (226.) Pacific golden plover - 1st UK

This took some effort. Had to wait for the afternoon crossing to the island and eventually found the spot where birders had put a report out but were watching the wrong bird. Another promising candidate stubbornly refused to wake up and face us and it took a two our shift before it finally did get up and have a preen and a walk around. Thankfully, this time it was the right bird.

East Chevington

353. (227.) White winged black tern

Late news and connected in failing light to make the day feel more successful despite the long drive home as the rain finally caught up with us.
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Did not expect to be getting another one of these in Yorkshire.

Mickletown

354. (228.) Little Bustard
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Disappointing weekend, chasing and dipping both Pacific swift on Saturday and the Derbyshire chough on Sunday.

One year tick managed at least.

Hornsea mere

355. (229.) Little gull
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After the last disappointing weekend out and family commitments last weekend, I really needed a good one this week and I wasn't disappointed.

Starting at Frampton, could happily have spent the day building up the wader count but also had designs on butterflies at Chambers woods so had to cut it short.

Frampton

356. (230.) Curlew sandpiper
357. (231.) Buff breasted sandpiper
358. (232.) Little stint


A successful trip to Chambers woods added Brown Hairstreak to my improving butterfly list. I was less optimistic about connecting with the female montagu's harrier being seen on and off at Blacktoft but sometimes things just go your way and after some nice marsh harrier activity, she decided to put in an appearance and coast slowly across the reedbed before being lost to view out East.

359. (233.) Montagu's harrier
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Pretty mental day today.

Started by heading over to Spurn and after a brief wait, connected with the White rumped sandpiper.

With a car full, and news breaking of Eastern black eared wheatear in Lancashire, the decision was made to cross the country for it.

From my own observations, what I've read and other comments about this bird, I am firmly in the Pied wheatear camp on this bird and will record it as such provisionally here but stand to be corrected should new evidence come to light.

Either way it is a UK tick for me and it was a charming bird which seemed not overly keen on the blustery weather conditions.

Spurn

360. (234.) White rumped sandpiper - 1st Yorkshire

Pilling

361. (235.) Pied wheatear - 1st UK
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