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So Hows your 2006 Yearlist Going then ?

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Old Friday 30th December 2005, 23:00   #1
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Smile So Hows your 2006 Yearlist Going then ?

On your marks, get set........
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 02:39   #2
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1. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
2. Olive-backed Sunbird
3. White-rumped Munia

Actually, that's Bollocks, couldn't see the difference between a Sparrow and an Eagle this morning:-))))
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 07:39   #3
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started the year with a Hawfinch (8), definitely better than 2005
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 08:07   #4
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Starling.................sad !! Last year my first bird was White-fronted Geese.
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 09:06   #5
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"Starting" the day with a pot of black coffee, behind the window.
1 Eurasian Blackbird
2 Great Tit
3 Eurasian Collared-Dove
4 Eurasian Magpie
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 09:08   #6
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number 5 just came on the feeder

5 Eurasian Jackdaw
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 09:12   #7
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1. Black Headed gull
2. Magpie
3. Woodpigeon
4. Great tit
5. Blue tit
6. feral Pigeon
7.Blackbird
8. Carrion Crow
9. Dunnock
10. Starling
11. Lesser Black Backed gull
12. Greenfinch
13. Robin
14. Mallard

hoping to beat last years total of 173
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 10:42   #8
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went for some fresh air into the garden
6 Rock/Feral Pigeon
7 Blue Tit
8 European Starling
9 Black-headed Gull
10 Eurasian Tree Sparrow
11 Herring Gull
12 Eurasian Jay
13 Great Spotted Woodpecker
14 Common Wood-Pigeon

already beaten by my "birding spousse" by two though :
(Wren and Grey Heron)
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 12:57   #9
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On opening the curtains............

House Sparrows
Starlings
Blackbirds
Dunnocks
Collared Doves
Crows
Jackdaws

Hoping to go out for a drive so will update later.

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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 13:24   #10
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I know i said i wouldnt do a year list this year, but i couldnt resist it! However this year isnt going to be a mad one like last year; need to save the pennies!

Am on 50 after a 2 hour walk round local area, the best species being Lesser-spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher and Raven.
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 14:42   #11
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Planned to go for Yank Wigeon and check the possible Lesser Scaup but that had to be shelved for another day.

Went for a local walk instead and bagged a local patch tick, Common Gull.

Now on 42 and hoping for Glonk tomorrow which will be a Devon tick.

Still watching the garden for one of the two Blackcaps. Typical. They came in everyday except when I need them! B******s!
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 14:55   #12
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Through blurry eyes managed to see
Peregrine Falcon
Kestrel
Blackredstart
Syrian Woodpecker
Collared dove
Pied Wagtail
Starling
House Sparrow
Goldfinch
Great tit
Chaffinch
Lesser Black backed Gull
just from the garden -not capable of walking/driving today
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 15:31   #13
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1. Ross's Gull - tik.

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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 15:36   #14
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 15:56   #15
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Well. after the celebrations got home at 4am. Tried to get up a lunchtime but then thought better of it. Finally felt human again by 4pm and went out for a sobering stroll with the dogs to tick off Sparrowhawk and Buzzard as my first two of the year.

Note to myself.......

Will not drink tonight and will be up nice and early tomorrow to get a full days birding in!
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1 European Wigeon
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 16:26   #17
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Got my list off to a start at 3.30am this morning, while walking home a robin was on a post singing away.
The state of my health prevented me from having the days birding I had planned, but still managed to get to 36 from the house.
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I got off to a great start this year with a Barn Owl; seen 2 minutes after midnight! My list was up to 35 at midday.
Best bird of the morning was a male Violaceous Euphonia that almost came to the fruit feeder in the back yard.
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31. Best of the afternoon, a pair of Peregrines coursing Black Tail Godwits and a pair of Hen Harriers.
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1. Ross's Gull - tik.

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Not too shabby, was it Dave? Got to be one of the most attractive gulls in the world...

Anyway, that's the first 2006 lifer safely under the belt. Next please! (Maybe Scops if it's for real...)

edit: oh, and the yearlist is about 80 - I haven't bothered to decipher the scribbling yet!
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Rain, rain all day meant I was restricted to watching from behind the house windows on and off.....and my sum total today is a measly 16, in the following order:

Great Tit
Blue Tit
Common Chaffinch
Common Blackbird
House Sparrow
Hedge Accentor
Eurasian Siskin
Eurasian Nuthatch
Eurasian Collared Dove
Hawfinch
European Greenfinch
European Robin
European Goldfinch
Common Wood Pigeon
Eurasian Jackdaw
Black-billed Magpie

Should do better tomorrow since I'm going to take a walk around my local patch, weather permitting.
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 17:00   #24
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Whos in favour of extending the Christmas Holidays to allow for future New Year birding for us year listers !!
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Old Sunday 1st January 2006, 17:08   #25
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A 1- 2 hour walk through town and along the river a lovely sunny day and the snow is now ice!

I saw:

Rook
House Sparrow
Collared Dove
Wood Pigeon
Starling
Black Headed Gull
Fieldfare (just 1)
Blackbird
Mallard
Blue Tit
Goosander (1 male 4 female)
Robin
Crow
Greenfinch
Chaffinch
Herring Gull
Common Buzzard

Actually I'm more surprised by what I didn't see - Dipper, Wren, Treecreeper and Great and Coal Tits.

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