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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 23:55   #1
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Arrow How is your 2020 List Going?

Here's to another spectacular year ahead for ALL BF Members across the world!

Are you ready for another year of birding?!

I hope that everyone has a fabulous year of exciting new birds and mega's!

Wishing you all joy, happiness and good health

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I'll start us off:

1. Yellow-legged Gull
2. Rock Dove
3. Eurasian Magpie
4. House Sparrow
5. Lesser Black-backed Gull
6. Little Egret
7. White Wagtail
8. Ruddy Turnstone
9. Common Starling
10. Black-headed Gull
11. Mallard
12. Common Kingfisher
13. Great Cormorant
14. Purple Sandpiper
15. European Shag
16. Mediterranean Gull
17. European Stonechat
18. Black Redstart
19. Song Thrush
20. European Robin
21. Common Blackbird
22. Eurasian Wren
23. Eurasian Blue Tit
24. European Serin
25. Common Chaffinch
26. Western Cattle Egret
27. Meadow Pipit
28. Common Buzzard
29. Spotless Starling
30. Eurasian Collared Dove
31. Common Linnet
32. Great Black-backed Gull
33. Sardinian Warbler
34. Common Chiffchaff
35. Eurasian Blackcap
36. Common Wood Pigeon
37. Carrion Crow
38. Great Tit
39. Eurasian Coot
40. Common Moorhen
41. Tufted Duck
42. Common Pochard
43. Common Firecrest
44. European Goldfinch
45. Grey Wagtail
46. Northern Gannet
47. Northern Raven
48. Zitting Cisticola
49. Common Kestrel
50. European Greenfinch

The last 5 were at Cabo Peñas, while the others were all in and around Gijón, Spain
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I had a fairly decent day, seeing 44 species. The first 13 were seen in my yard first thing in the morning.

‘01. Northern Cardinal
‘02. White-throated Sparrow
‘03. Tufted Titmouse
‘04. Black-capped Chickadee
‘05. House Finch
‘06. American Crow
‘07. American Goldfinch
‘08. Red-bellied Woodpecker
‘09. Downy Woodpecker
10. White-breasted Nuthatch
11. Mourning Dove
12. Blue Jay
13. European Starling
14. Canada Goose
15. Dark-eyed Junco
16. American Robin
17. Myrtle Warbler
18. Belted Kingfisher
19. Eastern Bluebird
20. Northern Flicker
21. Pileated Woodpecker
22. Hairy Woodpecker
23. Carolina Chickadee
24. Common Raven
25. Field Sparrow
26. Song Sparrow
27. Hooded Merganser
28. Ring-necked Duck
29. Rock Pigeon
30. Mallard
31. Black Vulture
32. Red-winged Blackbird
33. Turkey Vulture
34. Northern Mockingbird
35. American Wigeon
36. Gadwall
37. House Sparrow
38. Great Blue Heron
39. Swamp Sparrow
40. Golden-crowned Kinglet
41. Hermit Thrush
42. American Tree Sparrow
43. Northern Harrier
44. Short-eared Owl

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Some birding this afternoon produced a bird that I should have seen yesterday.

45. Carolina Wren

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Two new birds this afternoon after work, seen just while driving, not actually birding.

46. Bufflehead
47. Red-shouldered Hawk

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January 1st 2020

1. House Sparrow
2. Rook
3. Starling
4. Woodpigeon
5. Collared Dove
6. Herring Gull
7. Jackdaw
8. Blackbird
9. Blue Tit
10. Greenfinch
11. Pheasant
12. Goosander ~ male & 3 females beside Lion Bridge
13. Mallard
14. Moorhen
15. Tufted Duck
16. Black-headed Gull
17. Mute Swan
18. Robin
19. Buzzard
20. Nuthatch
21. Dipper
22. Coal Tit
23. Long-tailed Tit
24. Feral Pigeon
25. Song Thrush

2nd January 2020

26. Great Tit
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Five new birds today brings me up to 52 for the year.

48. Wild Turkey
49. American Kestrel
50. Red-tailed Hawk
51. Red-breasted Nuthatch
52. Long-eared Owl

The owl was a state lifer (number 286) and Preston County Lifer (number 239).

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The weather has taken a turn for the worse, changing from sunny and near 60 degrees F to snow and sleet with temperatures in the high 20s. Birding was therefore slow and I was only able to find three new species today.

53. White-crowned Sparrow
54. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
55. Rusty Blackbird

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Since the 2nd:

02/01 Gijon

51. Long-tailed Tit

03/01 Train to and in Madrid

52. Red Kite
53. Rose-ringed Parakeet
54. Monk Parakeet
55. Iberian Green Woodpecker

04/01 Around Shropshire, UK

56. Dunnock
57. Western Jackdaw
58. Coal Tit
59. Great Spotted Woodpecker
60. Eurasian Jay
61. Mute Swan
62. Common Gull
63. Great Crested Grebe
64. Mandarin Duck
65. Common Goldeneye
66. Little Grebe
67. Eurasian Nuthatch
68. Rook
69. Redwing
70. Eurasian Wigeon
71. Greylag Goose
72. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
73. Northern Lapwing
74. Eurasian Treecreeper
75. Eurasian Siskin
76. Common Snipe
77. Grey Heron
78. Egyptian Goose
79. Common Shelduck
80. Common Pheasant
81. Mistle Thrush
82. Eurasian Skylark
83. Stock Dove
84. Eurasian Teal
85. Northern Shoveler
86. Cetti's Warbler
87. Northern Pintail
88. Fieldfare
89. Lesser Redpoll

Cetti's Warbler was a Shropshire lifer for me, first one I've had in a while.
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A couple of new ones across the border in Powys:

90. Goldcrest
91. Red-legged Partridge
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1 Cackling Goose
2 Canada Goose
3 Northern Shoveler
4 Gadwall
5 American Wigeon
6 Mallard
7 Northern Pintail
8 Green-winged Teal
9 Canvasback
10 Ring-necked Duck
11 Lesser Scaup
12 Bufflehead
13 Common Goldeneye
14 Barrow's Goldeneye
15 Common Merganser
16 California Quail
17 Ring-necked Pheasant
18 Wild Turkey
19 Pied-billed Grebe
20 Rock Pigeon
21 Eurasian Collared-Dove
22 Mourning Dove
23 American Coot
24 Wilson's Snipe
25 Ring-billed Gull
26 California Gull
27 Herring Gull
28 Golden Eagle
29 Northern Harrier
30 Sharp-shinned Hawk
31 Cooper's Hawk
32 Bald Eagle
33 Red-tailed Hawk
34 Rough-legged Hawk
35 Ferruginous Hawk
36 Belted Kingfisher
37 Downy Woodpecker
38 Northern Flicker
39 American Kestrel
40 Merlin
41 Prairie Falcon
42 Northern Shrike
43 Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
44 Black-billed Magpie
45 Common Raven
46 Black-capped Chickadee
47 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
48 Red-breasted Nuthatch
49 Marsh Wren
50 European Starling
51 Townsend's Solitaire
52 American Robin
53 Cedar Waxwing
54 House Sparrow
55 American Pipit
56 Evening Grosbeak
57 House Finch
58 Lesser Goldfinch
59 American Goldfinch
60 Dark-eyed Junco
61 White-crowned Sparrow
62 Red-winged Blackbird
63 Brewer's Blackbird
64 Yellow-rumped Warbler
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One new bird this afternoon at a nearby farm pond.

56. Wilson’s Snipe

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Day in the drizzle in S Devon - caught up with, among others Blue-winged Teal and the Long-staying Long-billed Dowitcher, other year-ticks included
Tufted Duck,
Cirl Bunting
Firecrest
Great Northern Diver
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Two new ones in the past couple of days around the house in Shropshire:

92. Common Reed Bunting
93. Yellowhammer
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Happy new year! Wishing you all good health and better birds. I started out 2020 in Jaisalmer, India - a (large) stone’s throw from the Pakistan border. January 1st was a bust (sick in bed), but the list persisted. Spent January 2nd around Jaisalmer and into the desert for a bustard safari - no luck on the Great Indian Bustard unfortunately, but plenty of others:
1. Rose-ringed Parakeet
2. House Sparrow
3. House Crow
4. Rock Pigeon
5. Common Myna
6. Black-winged Stilt
7. Eurasian Collared-Dove
8. Shikra
9. Black Drongo
10. Green Bee-eater
11. Barn Swallow
12. Egyptian Vulture
13. Common Babbler
14. Cream-coloured Courser (lifer)
15. Greater Short-toed Lark (lifer)
16. Desert Wheatear (lifer)
17. Great Grey Shrike
18. Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (lifer)
19. Variable Wheatear
20. Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (lifer)
21. Red-vented Bulbul
22. Tawny Eagle (lifer)
23. Eurasian Kestrel
24. Laughing Dove
25. Pallid Harrier
26. White-eared Bulbul
27. Grey Francolin
28. Steppe Eagle (lifer)
29. Indian Robin
30. White-browed Wagtail
31. White Wagtail
32. Common Sandpiper
33. Red-wattled Lapwing

Delhi airport layover:
34. Black Kite

Exploring Varanasi and the Ganga River:
35. Black-crowned Night-Heron
36. Black-headed Gull
37. Indian Pond-Heron
38. Jungle Babbler
39. Common Tailorbird
40. Bank Myna
41. Eurasian Hoopoe
42. Brown Rock Chat
43. White-throated Kingfisher
44. Little Swift
45. Pied Kingfisher
46. Little Cormorant
47. Peregrine Falcon
48. Great Cormorant
49. Lesser Whistling-Duck
50. Green-winged Teal
51. Little Egret

Back in Delhi for final leg of the trip:
52. Red-whiskered Bulbul
53. Red-naped Ibis
54. Common Moorhen
55. Brown-headed Barbet
56. Grey Wagtail
57. Common Chiffchaff
58. Green Sandpiper
59. White-breasted Waterhen
60. Indian Spot-billed Duck
61. Asian Pied Starling
62. Oriental Magpie-Robin
63. Alexandrine Parakeet
64. Cattle Egret
65. European Starling
66. Hume’s Warbler
67. Indian White-eye
68. Large-billed Crow

Return trip, layover in Shanghai:
69. Light-vented Bulbul
70. Spotted Dove
71. Azure-winged Magpie
72. Chinese Blackbird
73. Pallas’s Leaf Warbler
74. Yellow-billed Grosbeak (lifer)
75. Little Grebe
76. Pale Thrush
77. Grey-backed Thrush (lifer)
78. Dusky Thrush (lifer)
79. Daurian Redstart
80. Grey Heron
81. Oriental Turtle-Dove
82. Long-tailed Shrike
83. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
84. Red-flanked Bluetail


And after a month of traveling abroad, finally back stateside. Morning hike in my Los Angeles neighborhood to stave off jetlag:
85. American Crow
86. Common Raven
87. Red-crowned Parrot
88. Band-tailed Pigeon
89. Mourning Dove
90. Northern Mockingbird
91. White-crowned Sparrow
92. American Robin
93. Yellow-rumped Warbler
94. California Scrub-Jay
95. Wrentit
96. Acorn Woodpecker
97. Bewick’s Wren
98. California Thrasher
99. California Towhee
100. California Gull
101. Spotted Towhee
102. Allen’s Hummingbird
103. Dark-eyed Junco
104. Anna’s Hummingbird
105. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
106. Red-tailed Hawk
107. Oak Titmouse
108. Lesser Goldfinch
109. Black Phoebe
110. Bushtit
111. Turkey Vulture


Without so much as taking a breather, headed out to Palm Springs for a work function Friday night, followed by Saturday morning desert birding:
112. Great-tailed Grackle
113. House Finch
114. Western Bluebird
115. Say’s Phoebe
116. Killdeer
117. Great Egret
118. Costa’s Hummingbird
119. Cinnamon Teal
120. Snowy Egret
121. Verdin
122. Orange-crowned Warbler
123. American Wigeon
124. Mallard
125. Ruddy Duck
126. Bufflehead
127. Cedar Waxwing
128. Phainopepla
129. White-winged Dove
130. Nuttall’s Woodpecker
131. Red-shouldered Hawk
132. Northern Flicker
133. Brewer’s Blackbird
134. Cooper’s Hawk
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it got cold very quickly, and due to not having the state park sticker, I missed the waterfowl available the first week, except for the lake in the middle of town

1 Merlin
2 Canada Goose
3 Mallard
4 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
6 Blue Jay
7 American Crow
8 European Starling
9 Cackling Goose
10 American Coot
11 American Kestrel
12 White-breasted Nuthatch
13 House Sparrow
14 Northern Shoveler
15 Rock Pigeon
16 Downy Woodpecker
17 Northern Flicker
18 Black-capped Chickadee
19 Red-breasted Nuthatch
20 Eastern Bluebird
21 American Robin
22 American Goldfinch
23 American Tree Sparrow
24 Northern Cardinal
25 Dark-eyed Junco
26 Townsend's Solitaire (lifer)
27 Carolina Wren
28 Greater White-fronted Goose
29 Mourning Dove
30 Fox Sparrow
31 Eurasian Collared-Dove
32 Harris's Sparrow
33 Gadwall
34 Hairy Woodpecker
35 House Finch
36 Yellow-rumped Warbler
37 Song Sparrow

On the plus side, I had two lifers in a 30 day window. Rarely happens in the home state and the few counties close by.
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It has been a little slow lately, but today, after getting a year bird in the yard (the hawk), I tried a change of scenery in a neighboring county and picked up five additional birds.

57. Cooper’s Hawk
58. Common Merganser
59. Bald Eagle
60. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
61. Eastern Towhee
62. Killdeer

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Haha, killdeer. it will be a month or more before I see one. We had a lake freeze quickly and the small group of coots are sitting on the ice with the geese.
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I didn't do a vast amount of birding last year and I suspect that this year will be the same. However I did manage two days in Norfolk last week to give me a few bonus birds. List so far.

01/01/2020

Garden
01. Wood Pigeon
02. Blue Tit
03. Magpie
04. Blackbird
05. Dunnock
06. Chaffinch
07. Goldfinch
08. Great Tit
09. Long-tailed Tit
10. Robin
11. Carrion Crow
12. Great Spotted Woodpecker
13. Greenfinch
14. Coal Tit

On my dog walk
15. Canada Goose
16. Black-headed Gull
17. Jackdaw
18. Kingfisher

02/02/2020

Seeswood Pool, Nuneaton
19. Song Thrush
20. Ferruginous Duck
21. Mallard
22. Tufted Duck
23. Coot
24. Greylag Goose

On way to Norfolk.
25. Kestrel
26. Rook

03/03/2020

Sedgford
27. Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Lifer)
28. Linnet
29. Pied Wagtail
30. Fieldfare
31. Pheasant

Hunstanton
32. Turnstone
33. Fulmar
34. Oystercatcher
35. Herring Gull

Thornham Harbour
36. Bar-tailed Godwit
37. Twite
38. Redshank
39. Great Black-backed Gull
40. Brent Goose
41. Moorhen

Titchwell
42. Wigeon
43. Shelduck
44. Gadwall
45. Grey Plover
46. Black-tailed Godwit
47. Little Egret
48. Cormorant
49. Pintail
50. Teal
51. Sanderling
52. Great Crested Grebe
53. Little Grebe
54. Avocet
55. Ringed Plover
56. Mute Swan
57. Marsh Harrier
58. Water Rail

Choseley
59. Pink-footed Goose
60. Barnacle goose
61. Red-legged Partridge
62. Yellowhammer

Burnham Overy Staithe
63. Lapwing (Northern)
64. Cattle Egret
65. Barn Owl
66. Dunlin

Holkham
67. White-fronted Goose

Wells
68. Rough-legged Buzzard
69. Buzzard

Warham Greens
70. Lesser Black-backed Gull
71. Short-eared Owl
72. Grey Heron

04/03/2020

Cley
73. Snow Bunting
74. House Sparrow

Ingham
75. Bewick Swan
76. Whooper Swan

Eccles on Sea
77. Desert Wheatear

Billockby
78. Crane

Great Yarmouth
79. Mediterranean Gull
80. Starling

12/01/2020

Garden
81. Collared Dove
82. Wren
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A happy new year and happy birding to all!

2019 was not a great birding year for me with only 229 birds (vs 358 in 2018) mainly due to a relative lack of travel. We'll see how this year pans out, and I hope to spend more time birding my local patch although with two active kids that's not always a priority.

January 1-4
Sossusvlei, Solitaire & Windhoek, Namibia
1. Pale Chanting-Goshawk
2. Gabar Goshawk
3. Pied Crow
4. Common Ostrich
5. Namaqua Dove
6. Gray Go-away-bird
7. Sociable Weaver
8. Helmeted Guineafowl
9. Speckled Pigeon
10. White-backed Mousebird
11. Rosy-faced Lovebird
12. Cape Wagtail

January 5
Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13. Common Pochard
14. Tufted Duck
15. White Stork
16. Great Cormorant

January 6
Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA
17. Mourning Dove
18. Black Vulture
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Haha, killdeer. it will be a month or more before I see one. We had a lake freeze quickly and the small group of coots are sitting on the ice with the geese.
I usually don’t get one this early either, but so far we’ve had a strange winter. Very little snow, and the last couple of weeks have been in the 50s and 60s, and this past weekend it even hit 70. I’m not complaining!

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A walk this afternoon produced one new bird for the year.

63. Winter Wren

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One that I forgot from last week:

94. Canada Goose

A couple of new ones today at Venus Pool, Shropshire:

95. Gadwall
96. Eurasian Bullfinch
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One in Chester a few days ago:

97. European Herring Gull

Back in Uppsala now:

98. Hooded Crow
99. Bohemian Waxwing
100. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
101. Hawfinch

The Hawfinches were particularly early, I dont usually see them until early spring. A sign of the horrible warm winter we are experiencing here...
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One whilst out walking my dog.

83. Ring-necked Parakeet
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