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Old Wednesday 20th January 2016, 09:13   #76
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87. House sparrow
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Old Wednesday 20th January 2016, 21:44   #77
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After a slow start to 2016 - and a nice weekend in Amsterdam - I've made a jump on my year list to 50 from 16. This includes the lovely Kingfisher which in Amsterdam is not a common occurrence.

5 January

Downtown, Washington, DC, USA
17. Rock Pigeon
18. European Starling
19. Song Sparrow
20. Northern Flicker

Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA
21. Chipping Sparrow
22. White-throated Sparrow

16-18 January


Diemer Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
23. Graylag Goose
24. Mute Swan
25. Common Shelduck
26. Gadwall
27. Common Pochard (New The Netherlands Lifer)
28. Tufted Duck
29. Great Crested Grebe
30. Great Cormorant
31. Gray Heron
32. Eurasian Moorhen
33. Eurasian Coot
34. Black-headed Gull
35. Mew Gull (New The Netherlands Lifer)
36. Herring Gull
37. Great Black-backed Gull
38. Common Wood-Pigeon
39. Eurasian Collared-Dove
40. Common Kingfisher (New The Netherlands Lifer)
41. Rose-ringed Parakeet
42. Eurasian Magpie
43. Eurasian Jackdaw
44. Carrion Crow
45. Eurasian Blue Tit
46. Great Tit
47. European Robin
48. Eurasian Blackbird
49. European Goldfinch

17 January

Frankendael, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
50. White Stork

World life list: 465 (Red Crossbill, Portland, OR, USA; December 2015)
The Netherlands life list: 67 (Common Kingfisher, Diemer Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; January 2016)
2016 year list: 50 (White Stork, Frankendael, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; January 2016)
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Old Wednesday 20th January 2016, 21:53   #78
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A few more on Lake Zurich. Bad news from work though, my trip to Bali in February has been cancelled due to security concerns... Argh, was really looking forward to some serious birding there.

19 January

Seefeldquai, Zurich, Switzerland
51. Red-crested Pochard
52. Yellow-legged Gull
53. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

World life list: 465 (Red Crossbill, Portland, OR, USA; December 2015)
Switzerland life list: 53
2016 year list: 53 (European Tree Sparrow, Seefeldquai, Zurich, Switzerland; January 2016)
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Old Friday 22nd January 2016, 05:13   #79
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On my morning dog walk, first time I've seen on my block:
174. Black-throated Gray Warbler
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Old Friday 22nd January 2016, 20:29   #80
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Just minutes ahead of the huge blizzard that's going to slam the entire northeastern part of the country, I stopped along the Monongahela River (the only open water in the area) and picked up a couple of new birds for the year.

80. Greater Scaup
81. Redhead

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Old Sunday 24th January 2016, 01:19   #81
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(73 Northern Cardinal, had it as 72)
74 ring-necked duck
75 lesser scaup
76 song sparrow
77 hairy woodpecker
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Old Sunday 24th January 2016, 15:23   #82
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73. Bohemian Waxwing

In the middle of Uppsala yesterday
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Old Sunday 24th January 2016, 20:22   #83
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Still seem to be missing quite a few common species!

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Old Monday 25th January 2016, 21:01   #84
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I've been buried under almost three feet of snow since Saturday and my birding has been restricted to watching common birds at my feeders. So it was a nice surprise to get an unexpected new bird for the year in my yard today.

82. Cedar Waxwing

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Old Wednesday 27th January 2016, 22:54   #85
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went looking for owls...did not find any
79 common goldeneye
80 red-winged blackbird
81 brown creeper
82 eastern bluebird
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Old Thursday 28th January 2016, 09:38   #86
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74. White-throated Dipper

In the middle of Uppsala yesterday. I'm leaving for the Ivory Coast tomorrow so I should get a big boost for the year list from then!
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Old Thursday 28th January 2016, 23:35   #87
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I had to go to Pittsburgh for work today, so on the way home, I swung over to the Ohio River in the northern panhandle of West Virginia and picked up a couple of new birds for the year.

83. Herring Gull
84. Lesser Black-backed Gull

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Old Friday 29th January 2016, 00:59   #88
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Serendipitous encounter with one of LA's established exotics:
175. Red-whiskered Bulbul (lifer)
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81. Ross's Goose, Lewis & Clark State Park (in Missouri) but near Atchison, Kansas.
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Old Saturday 30th January 2016, 17:13   #90
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Old Saturday 30th January 2016, 19:45   #91
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Went over to the Ohio River this morning and picked up five new birds for the year.

85. Ring-necked Pheasant
86. Red-breasted Merganser
87. Mute Swan
88. Tundra Swan
89. Snow Goose

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Latest Preston County Lifer (No. 237): Whimbrel, 5/24/19

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Old Sunday 31st January 2016, 20:20   #92
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Today I drove up to Medina County, Ohio (almost eight hours round-trip) to see a Brambling that has been coming to a feeder for the last month or so. I saw my target within an hour, as well as two other new species for the year.

90. Common Grackle
91. Brown-headed Cowbird
92. Brambling

The Brambling was a lifer (number 2393) and my 656th ABA Area bird.

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Brenda and I drove down south a few miles yesterday evening to a known Short-eared Owl spot because of a recent report of owls being seen there in the evenings. We were not disappointed as we were able to see three (3) of them come up out of their roosting spots (about 5:50 PM) on an adjacent field and begin hunting over a grassy area.

82. (was American Coot, somehow missed getting on the list)
83. Short-eared Owl
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Old Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 19:47   #94
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Managed to find a bit of internet out here in the middle of the savannah! The Ivory Coast has given me a real boost in year ticks and lifers:

75. Western Cattle Egret
76. Yellow-billed Kite
77. Pied Crow
78. Heuglin's Masked Weaver
79. African Palm Swift
80. Laughing Dove
81. Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
82. African Pied Wagtail
83. Little Swift
84. African Pied Hornbill
85. Vieillot's Black Weaver

86. Little Egret
87. Blue-spotted Wood Dove
88. Broad-billed Roller

89. Black-winged Kite
90. Purple Roller
91. Standard-winged Nightjar

92. Common Sandpiper
93. Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher
94. Grey-headed Bristlebill
95. White-browed Forest Flycatcher

96. European Pied Flycatcher
97. Western Oriole
98. Wire-tailed Swallow
99. Bronze Manakin
100. Melodious Warbler
101. Common Bulbul
102. Tawny-flanked Prinia
103. Malachite Kingfisher
104. African Finfoot
105. Red-eyed Dove
106. White-crowned Lapwing
107. Collared Sunbird

108. Pied Kingfisher
109. Red-necked Buzzard
110. Bateleur
111. African Thrush
112. Bush Petronia
113. Grasshopper Buzzard

114. Tree Pipit
115. Black-faced Firefinch
116. African Harrier-Hawk
117. Crested Guineafowl
118. African Grey Hornbill
119. African Green Pigeon
120. Vinaceous Dove
121. White-shouldered Black Tit
122. Mourning Collared Dove
123. White-tailed Alethe
124. African Golden Oriole
125. Brown-backed Woodpecker

126. Fork-tailed Drongo
127. Violet-backed Starling
128. Double-spurred Francolin
129. Red-tailed Leaflove
130. Willow Warbler
131. Hadada Ibis
132. Giant Kingfisher
133. Beautiful Sunbird
134. Mottled Spinetail
135. Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat
136. African Pygmy Kingfisher

137. Red-throated Bee-eater
138. Yellow-bellied Hyliota
139. Western Violet-backed Sunbird
140. Square-tailed Drongo
141. Grey Kestrel

142. Pale Flycatcher
143. African Spotted Creeper
144. Blue-breasted Kingfisher
145. Grey-headed Kingfisher

146. Little Bee-eater
147. Senegal Eremomela
148. Pygmy Sunbird
149. Lesser Blue-eared Starling
150. Red-headed Weaver
151. Fine-spotted Woodpecker

152. Vieillot's Barbet
153. European Bee-eater
154. Northern Carmine Bee-eater
155. Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

156. White-backed Vulture
157. Striped Kingfisher
158. Yellow-fronted Canary
159. Red-thighed Sparrowhawk
160. Rufous-rumped Lark
161. Red-winged Warbler

162. Senegal Batis
163. White-crested Helmetshrike
164. Singing Cisticola
165. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
166. Splendid Sunbird
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On my way home from work I noticed a white goose in a field with a flock of Canada Geese, turned around, pulled off the road, and got a good look at a local rarity.

93. Ross's Goose

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Old Friday 5th February 2016, 07:03   #96
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A water rail at Middleton Lakes took me to 98 by the end of January. Also one species that's a breeding population but not accepted as established and self-sustaining, so not counted (monk parakeet). Three lifers among the 98.

By my standards, that's pretty good for a month. Still quite a few relatively common species not seen, and spring migration just around the corner.
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88. Little egret
89. Willow tit
90. Smew
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Went to the eastern panhandle of West Virginia with a birding buddy today. Picked up three new birds for the year.

94. Northern Harrier
95. Purple Finch
96. Field Sparrow

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It's a bit like pulling teeth this year. Awful weather too
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