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Old Thursday 24th February 2005, 08:09   #1
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Walking from home list

I moved into a new house near to some wetlands recently and have started keeping a list of the birds I have seen on foot starting from home. The list has got to 73 and is below. How many birds have you seen on foot from your house? The rules are pretty simple - Only one house per list and only walks that start from your house but all the birds you have ever recorded. Maybe it could be extended to a "by bicycle" list but please indicate.....

Anyway here is my list. I live in Altona, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

Hoary-headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Great Egret Ardea alba
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus
Australian Ibis Threskiornis molucca
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides
Maned Duck Chenonetta jubata
Gray Teal Anas gracilis
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa
Australian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis
Hardhead Aythya australis
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus
Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae
Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
Rock Dove Columba livia
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Crested Pigeon Geophaps lophotes
Galah Eolophus roseicapillus
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna
Little Lorikeet Glossopsitta pusilla
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin Hirundo nigricans
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
Little Grassbird Megalurus gramineus
Willie-wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys
Crested Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus
Superb Fairywren Malurus cyaneus
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Silver-eye Zosterops lateralis
White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus
New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata
Brush Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera
Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca
Australasian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen
Little Raven Corvus mellori
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
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Old Thursday 24th February 2005, 11:37   #2
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Wow! That's a bunch of birds! I don't think I have seen that many birds altogather in my whole life! You should be proud.
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Old Thursday 24th February 2005, 15:15   #3
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At least 112 for me (that's my total species list for my local patch, which I only do on foot). Probably a few more on top as there's another site not too far away I usually cycle to but have walked to occasionally.
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Old Thursday 24th February 2005, 15:28   #4
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Interestingly (or worryingly), it amounts to more than 50% of my lifelist- 106.
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Old Sunday 27th February 2005, 20:26   #6
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Three more added

Managed to add three more to my list this weekend...

Black-shouldered Kite, Dusky Moorhen and stunning views of an Australian Hobby just about 5m away on a post at eye level!
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Managed to add three more to my list this weekend...

Black-shouldered Kite, Dusky Moorhen and stunning views of an Australian Hobby just about 5m away on a post at eye level!
2 more for me with Eurasian Treecreeper and 12 Bohemian Waxwings in my neighbours' (grrrrr) garden.
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Old Monday 28th February 2005, 20:05   #8
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Waxwings - nice

I only moved here last year from the UK so know these birds well - maybe the waxwings will hop into your garden soon.....? Best bird I ever saw from my garden in the UK (Warwick) was a flyover Peregrine - it was in my airspace - does this count on a garden list!
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Old Monday 28th February 2005, 20:38   #9
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Don't keep a list but good birds I have seen on foot from my house include Great Reed Warbler, Little Bittern, Ferruginous Duck, Cetti's Warbler, Black Redstart and regular Bitterns and Long-eared Owls. All (almost) in the shadow of Blackpool Tower.
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Old Thursday 3rd March 2005, 20:55   #10
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Yet more additions

Yesterday evening I added Easter Rosella to the list (stunning bird too) and this morning Intermediate Egret and Australasian Grebe. Hopefully should be able to push on to 100 this year!!
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Old Sunday 12th June 2005, 03:43   #11
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Cracked the ton - local patch

Finally cracked 100 species on foot from home. Double-banded plover was the 100th and then added White-browed Scrubwren for 101 to add to the Pink-eared Duck I saw earlier in the week.
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