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Old Sunday 4th September 2005, 04:10   #26
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Blue Grosbeak. August 22nd, Patuxent Wildlife Research Sanctuary Maryland.
Watched at least 2 pairs of them for 15 minutes or so. Went back there today and saw a blue bird that I still don't know if it was a Grosbeak or a Bunting.
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Old Sunday 4th September 2005, 04:17   #27
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Yellow-fronted Tinker Barbet in Nelspruit, SA.
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Old Sunday 4th September 2005, 05:02   #28
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On a recent trip to western Washington (8/23, 8/24/05), I saw a couple new birds to go on my life list, the latest one being the Heermann's Gull. I also saw Sanderlings, a Western Sandpiper a Pelagic Cormorant, and a Greater Yellowlegs. I'll put the pictures I took of the Heerman's Gull and the Pelagic Cormorant in my gallery.

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Old Monday 5th September 2005, 15:48   #29
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Pctoral Sandpiper last Monday and Little Stint yesterday.
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Old Monday 5th September 2005, 21:31   #30
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Virginia Rail at the Muck

Virginia Rail (an adult and two youngsters) last month at the "Muck" which is one of Pennsylvania's Important Bird Areas. Although they were reputed to be there, I was surprised to actually see one so easily.
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Old Monday 5th September 2005, 22:20   #31
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Egyptian Vulture, Sierra de la Plata, Andalucia, Spain, exactly one week ago. Very smart birds!
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Old Tuesday 6th September 2005, 00:03   #32
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Three in past 48 hours.
The advantage of having a small one - lifers appearing on my list every other day.

Water Rail and 3 Green Sanpiper at Barons Haugh (Sunday) & 1st Kingfisher(2) this year.
Today`s lifer - at Eden Estuary (Guardbridge) with beautiful views for nearly an hour watched an adult female Merlin switching between 2 fence posts.
Unfortunatelty dipped on 2 lifers -Grey Plover and Curlew Sandpiper as i had to leave before the tide rose.
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Old Tuesday 6th September 2005, 00:08   #33
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Got 2 lifers yesterday. Black and White Warbler and Black-throated Green Warbler. Patuxent Research Refuge, Maryland.

Actually had 2 other lifers yesterday too - neither of which I could positively ID. One was an Empid. Flycatcher (good luck IDing those without a mist net or a 80x scope!), the other was either a Sedge Wren or a Winter Wren (99% sure Winter Wren).

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Old Tuesday 6th September 2005, 01:36   #34
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Brown Quail.Just yesterday! :)

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Old Tuesday 6th September 2005, 02:44   #35
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Like Tammie, a Golden-crowned Kinglet Saturday. We saw a flock of about 20 on Mt Revelstoke, then saw two juveniles today in Banff. Earlier Saturday we also had Golden Eagle (brief views but up close) and Red Crossbills (a family feeding together).
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Old Tuesday 6th September 2005, 03:06   #36
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Old Wednesday 7th September 2005, 11:15   #37
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Wandering Albatross today.This was a dream bird.I'm very happy!

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Old Thursday 8th September 2005, 00:21   #38
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Dimitris, I am green with envy. I have yet to see any Albatros:-(
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Old Sunday 11th September 2005, 19:31   #39
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White Stork near Northiam in Sussex on 8/8/05. On perusing a copy of Bird Watching magazine I dicovered that a Stork had also been seen near Rolvenden (3 miles [5km]) away almost exactly a month earlier. Now what are the chances of this being the same bird?

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Old Sunday 11th September 2005, 20:11   #40
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i think it's White-rumped Swift for me, last bird I saw in Kenya.
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Old Sunday 11th September 2005, 20:16   #41
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Hi all,
Greenish Warbler on Dursey Island last Thursday (8th). Got good views on and off for two hours, really enjoyed the bird (my 26th warbler species in Ireland, and have only seen a handful more elsewhere for now).
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Old Sunday 11th September 2005, 20:46   #42
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Mine most recent was yesterday when I had 2 lifers.. Iccterine Warbler and Citrine Wagtail.....Was dissapointed when a Greenish Warbler was showing and not the Iccterine......Had only just had Greenish last Monday as a life bird, but Iccterine had been a "bogey Bird " of mine....
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Old Sunday 11th September 2005, 21:01   #43
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Woodchat Shrike in Norfolk last week.
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Old Sunday 11th September 2005, 21:01   #44
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in UK would be the Stilt Sandpiper earler this year.

non UK = Pied Barbet in SA a few weeks ago.
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Old Sunday 11th September 2005, 21:03   #45
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Out for a week in Lithuania with Jos bagged me three (4 if you include Northern Long tailed Tit)

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Great knot, first for Sweden, on land 05.08.05.
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Old Monday 12th September 2005, 10:35   #47
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Yesterday I saw the Crimson-crested woodpecker. It's quite uncommon in Trinidad.
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Latest 'lifer' was last week at Blacktoft Sands - pectoral sandpiper

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Latest lifer would be the White-breasted Nuthatch found yesterday making it my 48th yard bird for the year and a lifer as well.
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Latest lifer would be the White-breasted Nuthatch found yesterday making it my 48th yard bird for the year and a lifer as well.
After birding for a while how many of us can say that we had a lifer in our garden. Not many I suspect.

Congrats KC on this new find.
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