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Old Sunday 9th September 2018, 17:56   #276
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One new bird this morning puts me at 296 for the year.

296. Semipalmated Plover

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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 20:12   #277
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Two new birds today at Hjälstaviken after work including a long awaited lifer!

510. Red-throated Pipit
511. Lesser White-fronted Goose
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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 22:43   #278
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I stopped by a local pond this afternoon to see if the heavy rain brought by the remnant of a tropical storm brought anything good. Boy, did it ever! I added three birds to my Year List, including two state/county lifers (*).

297. White-rumped Sandpiper*
298. Pectoral Sandpiper
299. Buff-breasted Sandpiper*

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was the first record for Preston County.

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Old Wednesday 12th September 2018, 10:36   #279
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Found some unsorted photos from May at the Rieselfelder, Münster (Westf), Germany on another camera body

168 Common Greenshank
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Old Saturday 15th September 2018, 02:06   #280
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This evening I rushed to a local hotspot after a mega rarity was found. I got there just before dark and got my 300th species of the year.

300. Sabine’s Gull

It was a West Virginia state lifer (no. 275), my third in four days.

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Old Sunday 16th September 2018, 22:21   #281
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Yesterday I added two birds to my Year List, bringing me up to 302 for the year.

301. Clay-colored Sparrow
302. Connecticut Warbler

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Old Friday 21st September 2018, 15:50   #282
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I've had my first for Warwickshire today at Napton Reservoir with two Grey Phalarope's.

186. Grey Phalarope
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Old Sunday 23rd September 2018, 19:58   #283
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Friday night a cold front brought large numbers of fall migrants. Yesterday I saw four species of vireos and 14 species of wood warblers. Out of those birds, I added two species to my Year List.

303. Philadelphia Vireo
304. Orange-crowned Warbler

An then today I added another uncommon fall migrant to my list.

305. Gray-cheeked Thrush

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Old Sunday 23rd September 2018, 22:32   #284
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Two more today at Hjälstaviken

512. Bearded Tit
513. Pink-footed Goose
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Old Thursday 27th September 2018, 15:11   #285
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233 Bay-breasted Warbler - Setophaga castanea
234 Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens
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Old Saturday 29th September 2018, 18:14   #286
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A week on Langeoog (German North Sea island) saw some massive flocks 1000+ of various waders and added the following to my year list:

169 Common Eider
170 Common Ringed Plover
171 Little Stint
172 Black Swan
173 European Golden Plover
174 Whimbrel
175 Common Gull
176 Jack Snipe
177 Common Sand Martin
178 Grey Plover
179 Red Knot
180 Common Sandpiper
181 Rock Pipit
182 Red Throated Pipit L
183 Ruff

I'm getting close to 1000 on my life list, just 9 to go...
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Old Sunday 30th September 2018, 18:28   #287
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This morning I went to a large reservoir in a neighboring county to chase a couple of local rarities. I easily found both targets.

306. Common Tern

The second, Sanderling, was not a new bird for the year because I saw the species in Jamaica last March, but it was a new bird for my ABA Area and West Virginia year lists. The tern was also a state lifer (no. 276), my eighth of the year.

Then on my way home, I stopped by one of my local patches and picked up another new bird for the year.

307. Marsh Wren

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Old Monday 1st October 2018, 19:03   #288
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233. Bay-breasted Warbler - Setophaga castanea Wagon Train RA
234. Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens Wagon Train RA
235. Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus Castlewood SP US-MO
236. Carolina Chickadee - Poecile carolinensis Castlewood SP US-MO
237. Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos Creve Coeur Lake
238. Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus Creve Coeur Lake
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Old Friday 5th October 2018, 23:45   #289
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One expected fall migrant this morning puts me at 308 for the year.

308. Lincoln's Sparrow

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Old Saturday 6th October 2018, 14:22   #290
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239 Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus Branched Oak SRA
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Old Saturday 6th October 2018, 22:17   #291
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One new bird this morning brings me up to 309 for the year.

309. Nashville Warbler

I have now seen all of the regularly occurring wood warblers in West Virginia this year.

For some reason, I seem to struggle to find this bird most years. I should have seen it during spring migration, but I found it with literally only about a week--two weeks at most--before they've all left for the season.

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Old Monday 8th October 2018, 15:24   #292
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One new bird this morning brings me up to 309 for the year.

309. Nashville Warbler

I have now seen all of the regularly occurring wood warblers in West Virginia this year.

For some reason, I seem to struggle to find this bird most years. I should have seen it during spring migration, but I found it with literally only about a week--two weeks at most--before they've all left for the season.

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That's a surprise. I did not realize there was any difference in the Eastern part. I will go out in May, and other than spring yellowrumps, I expect to see Nashvilles and Yellow warbler first.
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Old Monday 8th October 2018, 16:58   #293
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That's a surprise. I did not realize there was any difference in the Eastern part. I will go out in May, and other than spring yellowrumps, I expect to see Nashvilles and Yellow warbler first.
I have never found Nashville to be common in migration here. I think I had fewer than five for the entire year.
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Old Thursday 11th October 2018, 21:35   #294
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Last weekend a few hours north of Uppsala. Turned into a productive day!

514. Great Grey Shrike
515. Siberian Jay
516. Black Grouse
517. Hazel Grouse
518. Western Capercaillie
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Old Monday 15th October 2018, 00:52   #295
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That's a surprise. I did not realize there was any difference in the Eastern part. I will go out in May, and other than spring yellowrumps, I expect to see Nashvilles and Yellow warbler first.
I’ve found Nashville Warblers to be quite common when I’ve birded out west in Arizona and California. Even when I lived in Indiana, they were scarce.

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Old Thursday 18th October 2018, 16:02   #296
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519. Caspian Gull

Yesterday on the outskirts of Uppsala
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Cleaning up some fairly easy birds today on Björn, off the Uppland coast. No exciting rarities though this time.

520. Eurasian Rock Pipit
521. Velvet Scoter
522. Short-eared Owl
523. Black Guillemot
524. Snow Bunting
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241 correction:grasshopper sparrow. It did not pass as either for eBird, who are pretty picky, but grasshopper is more likely that time that location
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A week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and surrounding areas for a much needed respite:
377. White-winged Dove
378. Common Ground-Dove
379. Gilded Flicker
380. Prairie Falcon
381. Crested Caracara
382. Gila Woodpecker
383. Scott’s Oriole
384. Xantus’s Hummingbird (lifer)
385. Black-headed Grosbeak
386. Gray Thrasher (lifer)
387. Magnificent Frigatebird
388. Groove-billed Ani (lifer)

And then back in SoCal, some hiking in Ojai:
389. Hutton’s Vireo
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