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Old Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 14:37   #251
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Actually I think I'll post my checklists too but I have to finish working on it. In the meantime here's some more pics.
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Aaaaw!! That's a shame I won't have this thread to keep me going 3IB! Still suppose all good things have to come to an end, don't they.

Love those Starling pictures. I'll look forward to the lists.
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Old Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 15:00   #253
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Thank you for keeping us entertained over the last months and have a great summer!

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Thanks, your reports and Gianni's pictures have made this a memorable thread - good luck.
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The Final Checklists!

(h) is heard only.

1. Mallard
2. Quail (h)
3. Pheasant
4. Cormorant
5. Cattle Egret
6. Little Egret
7. Great White Egret
8. Grey Heron
9. Golden Eagle
10. Short-toed Eagle
11. Red Kite
12. Montagu’s Harrier
13. Buzzard
14. Honey Buzzard
15. Sparrowhawk
16. Kestrel
17. Red-footed Falcon
18. Hobby
19. Peregrine Falcon
20. Lanner
21. Moorhen
22. Coot
23. Stone Curlew
24. Little Ringed Plover
25. Yellow-legged Gull
26. Wood Pigeon
27. Collared Dove
28. Turtle Dove
29. Cuckoo
30. Barn Owl
31. Tawny Owl (h)
32. Little Owl
33. Swift
34. Hoopoe
35. Bee-eater
36. Roller
37. Green Woodpecker
38. Great Spotted Woodpecker
39. Wryneck (h)
40. Skylark
41. Woodlark
42. Crested Lark
43. Swallow
44. House Martin
45. Grey Wagtail
46. White Wagtail
47. Yellow Wagtail
48. Robin
49. Nightingale
50. Common Redstart
51. Black Redstart
52. Stonechat
53. Song Thrush
54. Mistle Thrush (h)
55. Blackbird
56. Wheatear
57. Blackcap
58. Whitethroat (h)
59. Subalpine Warbler
60. Sardinian Warbler (h)
61. Zitting Cisticola
62. Reed Warbler (h)
63. Great Reed Warbler (h)
64. Cetti’s Warbler (h)
65. Melodious Warbler
66. Chiffchaff
67. Firecrest
68. Wren
69. Pied Flycatcher
70. Great Tit
71. Coal Tit
72. Marsh Tit
73. Blue Tit
74. Long-tailed Tit
75. Nuthatch
76. Short-toed treecreeper (h)
77. Red-backed Shrike
78. Woodchat Shrike
79. Jackdaw
80. Hooded Crow
81. Magpie
82. Jay
83. Starling
84. Rosy Starling
85. Golden Oriole (h)
86. Italian Sparrow
87. Tree Sparrow
88. Chaffinch
89. Brambling
90. Goldfinch
91. Greenfinch
92. Siskin
93. Serin
94. Linnet
95. Hawfinch
96. Corn Bunting
97. Cirl Bunting


In Town

1. Mallard
2. Buzzard
3. Sparrowhawk
4. Moorhen
5. Collared Dove
6. Wood Pigeon
7. Cuckoo
8. Swift
9. Hoopoe
10. Bee-eater
11. Green Woodpecker
12. Great Spotted Woodpecker
13. Wryneck
14. Barn Swallow
15. House Martin
16. Grey wagtail
17. White Wagtail
18. Robin
19. Common Redstart
20. Black Redstart
21. Song Thrush
22. Blackbird
23. Blackcap
24. Chiffchaff
25. Firecrest
26. Wren
27. Pied Flycatcher
28. Great Tit
29. Coal Tit
30. Blue Tit
31. Marsh Tit
32. Long-tailed Tit
33. Nuthatch
34. Short-toed treecreeper
35. Magpie
36. Jay
37. Jackdaw
38. Hooded Crow
39. Starling
40. Tree Sparrow
41. Italian Sparrow
42. Chaffinch
43. Brambling
44. Goldfinch
45. Greenfinch
46. Siskin
47. Serin
48. Hawfinch
49. Cirl Bunting


From home only:


1. Buzzard
2. Sparrowhawk
3. Collared Dove
4. Wood Pigeon
5. Cuckoo
6. Swift
7. Hoopoe
8. Bee-eater
9. Green Woodpecker
10. Great Spotted Woodpecker
11. Wryneck
12. Barn Swallow
13. House Martin
14. White Wagtail
15. Robin
16. Common Redstart
17. Black Redstart
18. Blackbird
19. Blackcap
20. Chiffchaff
21. Firecrest
22. Wren
23. Pied Flycatcher
24. Great Tit
25. Coal Tit
26. Blue Tit
27. Marsh Tit
28. Long-tailed Tit
29. Nuthatch
30. Short-toed treecreeper
31. Hooded Crow
32. Magpie
33. Jay
34. Starling
35. Tree Sparrow
36. Chaffinch
37. Brambling
38. Goldfinch
39. Serin
40. Greenfinch
41. Siskin
42. Hawfinch

Final considerations: I certainly didn't think I would reach almost 100 species during lockdown, 50 would have sounded more likely. Indeed the ones seen/heard from home are 42 and 49 those in town. And of course during the strictest part of lockdown in March and April I was lucky that I could go and visit my mum which allowed me to see many more species. Answering to Delia above there are a few species which I would have thought likely (i.e. Marsh Harrier, Night Heron, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite), but tbh there weren't many more that I could reasonably expect: I saw all the possible warblers (minus maybe Moltoni's but that was possible just at one site), all the finches, the two feasible buntings and the two feasible waders, although I had seen Lapwings a week or so before lockdown.

But there were some species which I really wasn't expecting to see, like Pied Flycatcher from the window, Yellow Wagtail (very uncommon here) and of course Lanner and Rosy Starling. So all's well that ends well, and let's hope that this really ends here, that COVID will go away, or a cure/vaccine will be found and that there will be no further lockdowns anywhere in the world.

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Mmmm... drooling!!! LOL

You really did so well - many thanks for sharing your lockdown with us.
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It's been great reading your posts, many thanks for sharing your experiences with us!

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Aaaaw!! That's a shame I won't have this thread to keep me going 3IB! Still suppose all good things have to come to an end, don't they.
Sorry about that Delia! But I think in the coming weeks it would have become a bit boring with maybe more exciting accounts of weekend trips etc. But I'll still post those. Don't worry!

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Thank you for keeping us entertained over the last months and have a great summer!
Thanks John, you did the same with your Gambia trip report!

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Thanks, your reports and Gianni's pictures have made this a memorable thread - good luck.
Thank you David, I had fun writing it!

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My pleasure Chris, it was nice to have an audience, and it kept me busy especially during those terrible first weeks with all the bad news.
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Agree with the others, thanks for posting, it has been an interesting read over the past weeks. Looking forward to the next thread.
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