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Old Saturday 12th January 2019, 16:36   #3951
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Last recorded was a Lapwing at Chasewater, Staffordshire

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Old Saturday 12th January 2019, 18:24   #3952
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Had 2 in Norfolk and 1 in Cambridgeshire last week.

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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 18:44   #3953
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Shoveler at Brandon Marsh in Warwicks today. There had been a Caspian gull and whooper swans the previous days but I missed them.
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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 16:57   #3954
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A long overdue lifer, great looks at two classic Richardson's!
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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 12:09   #3955
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Most recent lifers were all on a trip to Jahangirnagor University, in Bangladesh. I had three lifers: Yellow Bittern, Booted Eagle, and Gray-headed Fish Eagle.
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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 20:16   #3956
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Purple finch at a neighborhood park near Fort Worth. Not a bad bird for Texas, and there appears to be a bit of an influx of the species in this area compared to recent years. Hoping to get as many eastern species as possible prior to likely moving west this summer.
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 22:15   #3957
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Today in Madeira saw my first
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Old Sunday 3rd February 2019, 14:51   #3958
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White-tailed sea eagle (Biesbosch, Netherlands)
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Old Thursday 7th February 2019, 10:14   #3959
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Most recent lifer was a Greenshank at Lodmoor yesterday.
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Old Friday 15th February 2019, 00:24   #3960
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During a one-week birding trip to the Canopy Tower in Panama I got 38 lifers. The last one was Bay Wren.

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Old Friday 15th February 2019, 11:21   #3961
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Checked off another eastern US species with eastern towhee in a neighborhood park. Now if only the rusty blackbirds will hang around a nearby sports complex until tomorrow...
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Old Saturday 16th February 2019, 10:16   #3962
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Life list bird number 113 was a Reed Bunting seen yesterday at Studland.
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 19:21   #3963
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Hooray! My first non-armchair lifer in just over a year: Balearic Warbler, two obliging and lovely males in Mallorca's Boquer valley, 36 years after my only Marmora's (back when there was no such species as Balearic Warbler!)

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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 19:54   #3964
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I'm new to life lists and lifers but today 21.2.19 in local woodland saw my first Great Spotted Woodpecker in the flesh.....
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 20:42   #3965
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Red Fox Sparrow at Palo Duro Canyon. Hoping for some more this weekend...
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Old Saturday 23rd February 2019, 22:15   #3966
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Four recent lifers on a trip to Israel - Sinai Rosefinch (16.02.19), Crested Honey Buzzard (16.0.19), African Swamphen (18.02.19) & Vinous-breasted Starling (20.02.19).

The next day - though not a lifer - Tengmalm's Owl (21.02.19) - was a British tick.

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Old Saturday 23rd February 2019, 22:33   #3967
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Hiking in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge produced lifers in canyon wren and great views of rufous crowned sparrow (ABA #s 357, 358). Its about time for me to invest in a quality camera to start documenting. The RCS was 5 feet away, just begging to be photographed.
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Old Sunday 24th February 2019, 05:04   #3968
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Four recent lifers on a trip to Israel - Sinai Rosefinch (16.02.19), Crested Honey Buzzard (16.0.19), African Swamphen (18.02.19) & Vinous-breasted Starling (20.02.19).

The next day - though not a lifer - Tengmalm's Owl (21.02.19) - was a British tick.

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Great stuff Paul! Hopefully there's a trip report in the offing?

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Old Sunday 24th February 2019, 05:52   #3969
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Great stuff Paul! Hopefully there's a trip report in the offing?

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Many thanks.

I'm planning to write it up. The order is ebird checklists, photo editing & then write up but I've only got a window of a week before I am way again and I do need to reappear in work in between.

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Old Sunday 24th February 2019, 11:02   #3970
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Many thanks.

I'm planning to write it up. The order is ebird checklists, photo editing & then write up but I've only got a window of a week before I am way again and I do need to reappear in work in between.

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No problem Paul, I look forward to reading it whenever you have time to do it!

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Old Monday 25th February 2019, 09:38   #3971
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Just had a great two days of birding in the last week. Went birding with two different friends on two consecutive days. First day we went to Jahangirnagor University outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and got 53 species total with three lifers. The lifers were Paddyfield Warbler, Greater Spotted Eagle, and Rufescent Prinia.
The next day we went outside Dhaka to a rural area that a local birder had suggested to me. There we saw 37 species with five lifers: Striated Grassbird, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Siberian Rubythroat, Green Sandpiper, and Black-winged Kite. All the lifers were common, but still fun to get. I saw a total of 66 species across the two days.
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Old Monday 25th February 2019, 14:31   #3972
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Berthelot’s Pipit. Two separate individuals on the road north of Playa Blanca. Lanzarote
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Old Monday 25th February 2019, 15:17   #3973
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An array of 14 with the last being a flock of 114 Northern Bald Ibis at Oued Massa and the one before that male Moussier's Redstart. Some mammals too Fantastic!

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Old Friday 1st March 2019, 08:25   #3974
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My latest life bird, number 117, is the Eurasian Curlew, seen on a wonderful day out at Arne RSPB, as well as several year firsts.
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Old Saturday 2nd March 2019, 19:06   #3975
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A couple of mucky pups in a pond near Doncaster - little grebes. Loved the way they dived after food; they swam so near to the surface that you could follow their route from the ripples and bubbles. It's as if they were the world's worst spies trying to infiltrate underwater.
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