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A (Less of a) Beginner's 2016 List

 
 
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 23:30   #1
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A (Less of a) Beginner's 2016 List

Species marked in bold are 2016 lifers. Birds with an asterisk aren't lifers but weren't on 2015's list.

01/01 - Home
001 - Dunnock
002 - Common Wood Pigeon
003 - Eurasian Blue Tit

01/01 - South Norwood Country Park
004 - Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon
005 - Canada Goose
006 - Eurasian Magpie
007 - Carrion Crow
008 - European Robin
009 - Eurasian Coot
010 - Northern Shoveler
011 - Mallard
012 - Common Moorhen
013 - Black-headed Gull
014 - European Herring Gull
015 - Long-tailed Tit
016 - Great Spotted Woodpecker
017 - Goldcrest
018 - Song Thrush
019 - Rose-ringed Parakeet
020 - Common Blackbird
021 - Grey Heron

01/01 - Home
022 - Great Tit

02/01 - East Tilbury
023 - Eurasian Collared Dove
024 - Common Starling
025 - Mew Gull
026 - Eurasian Sparrowhawk
027 - Rook
028 - House Sparrow
029 - Fieldfare
030 - Great Black-backed Gull
031 - Northern Lapwing
032 - Redwing
033 - Eurasian Jay
034 - Tufted Duck
035 - Gadwall
036 - Eurasian Teal
037 - Great Cormorant
038 - European Stonechat
039 - Little Grebe
040 - Eurasian Wren
041 - Stock Dove
042 - Western Marsh Harrier
043 - Eurasian Skylark
044 - Common Chaffinch
045 - European Goldfinch
046 - European Green Woodpecker
047 - Common Kestrel
048 - Cetti's Warbler
049 - Meadow Pipit
050 - Grey Plover*
051 - Dunlin*
052 - Eurasian Curlew
053 - Black-tailed Godwit
054 - Common Redshank
055 - Common Linnet
056 - Common Reed Bunting
057 - Little Egret
058 - Common Shelduck
059 - Corn Bunting
060 - Little Gull
061 - White Wagtail
062 - European Greenfinch
063 - Eurasian Rock Pipit
064 - Mistle Thrush

06/01 - Bedfont Lakes Country Park
065 - Mute Swan
066 - Common Pochard
067 - Smew*
068 - Great Crested Grebe

08/01 - Trent Country Park
069 - Coal Tit
070 - Eurasian Treecreeper
071 - Common Firecrest
072 - Mandarin Duck

16/01 - Holkham NNR
073 - Red-legged Partridge
074 - Common Pheasant
075 - Common Buzzard
076 - Western Barn Owl
077 - Eurasian Wigeon
078 - Brant Goose
079 - Ruff
080 - Western Jackdaw
081 - Pink-footed Goose
082 - European Golden Plover*
083 - Eurasian Oystercatcher
084 - Sanderling*
085 - Ruddy Turnstone*
086 - Snow Bunting
087 - Red-throated Diver
088 - Common Goldeneye*
089 - Grey Partridge
090 - Great Egret
091 - Greater White-fronted Goose
092 - Egyptian Goose

23/01 - Salford Quays
093 - Great Northern Diver
094 - Lesser Black-backed Gull
095 - Grey Wagtail

01/02 - Rye Meads RSPB
096 - Green Sandpiper*

01/02 - Great Hardmead Lake
097 - Greylag Goose

07/02 - Home
098 - Eurasian Siskin

14/02 - Hyde Park
099 - Red-crested Pochard
100 - Eurasian Nuthatch

15/02 - Thames Path, Erith
101 - Common Ringed Plover*

20/02 - Rutland Water
102 - Red Kite
103 - Black-necked Grebe
104 - Red-necked Grebe
105 - Horned Grebe
106 - Northern Pintail
107 - Common Snipe
108 - Common Merganser

03/03 - Home
109 - Eurasian Blackcap

03/03 - Banstead Woods
110 - Common Chiffchaff

13/03 - Beddington Farmlands
111 - Jack Snipe

30/03 - Southwark Park
112 - Common Scoter

11/04 - Rainham Marshes RSPB
113 - Eurasian Reed Warbler
114 - Bearded Reedling
115 - Short-eared Owl
116 - Sedge Warbler
117 - Ring Ouzel

16/04 - Fairlop Waters
118 - Sand Martin
119 - Common House Martin
120 - Barn Swallow
121 - Western Yellow Wagtail*
122 - Willow Warbler
123 - Lesser Whitethroat
124 - Little Owl
125 - Common Whitethroat

07/05 - Dungeness NNR
126 - Sandwich Tern
127 - Black Tern
128 - Common Tern
129 – Common Swift
130 - Peregrine Falcon
131 - Arctic Tern
132 - Whimbrel
133 - Eurasian Hobby
134 - Barnacle Goose*
135 - Eurasian Bittern*
136 - Common Cuckoo
137 - Eurasian Tree Sparrow
138 - Little Tern

04/06 – London Wetland Centre
139 – Little Ringed Plover

04/07 - Walthamstow Marshes
140 - Common Rosefinch

16/07 - Ruislip Woods
141 - Eurasian Bullfinch

13/08 - Brookmill Park, Deptford
142 - Common Kingfisher

22/08 - Regent's Park
143 - Yellow-legged Gull
144 - Caspian Gull
145 - European Pied Flycatcher

27/08 - Rainham Marshes RSPB
146 - Common Sandpiper
147 - Common Greenshank
148 - Wood Sandpiper
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2015 Yearlist: 117 (Lesser Redpoll 31/12)
2016 Yearlist: 148 (Wood Sandpiper 27/08)
2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
Lifelist (2015-now): 168 (Bohemian Waxwing 10/01)

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Old Thursday 7th January 2016, 14:19   #2
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After a couple of days off, I went out yesterday on a trip I was supposed to be doing with the LNHS on Sunday but now have other plans, so decided to still go on my own. Probably didn't see as much (only managed an hour) but still got a few newies.

06/01 - Bedfont Lakes Country Park
065 - Mute Swan
066 - Common Pochard
067 - Smew*
068 - Great Crested Grebe
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2015 Yearlist: 117 (Lesser Redpoll 31/12)
2016 Yearlist: 148 (Wood Sandpiper 27/08)
2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
Lifelist (2015-now): 168 (Bohemian Waxwing 10/01)
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A long train ride through London to Trent Country Park finally landed me a bird that's been eluding me, plus a couple of other New For 2016's.

08/01 - Trent Country Park
069 - Coal Tit
070 - Eurasian Treecreeper
071 - Common Firecrest
072 - Mandarin Duck
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2015 Yearlist: 117 (Lesser Redpoll 31/12)
2016 Yearlist: 148 (Wood Sandpiper 27/08)
2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
Lifelist (2015-now): 168 (Bohemian Waxwing 10/01)
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Old Saturday 16th January 2016, 21:38   #4
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Second trip of the year with the LNHS was the best outing so far, with lifers and additions galore.

16/01 - Holkham NNR
073 - Red-legged Partridge
074 - Common Pheasant
075 - Common Buzzard
076 - Western Barn Owl
077 - Eurasian Wigeon
078 - Brant Goose
079 - Ruff
080 - Western Jackdaw
081 - Pink-footed Goose
082 - European Golden Plover*
083 - Eurasian Oystercatcher
084 - Sanderling*
085 - Ruddy Turnstone*
086 - Snow Bunting
087 - Red-throated Diver
088 - Common Goldeneye*
089 - Grey Partridge
090 - Great Egret
091 - Greater White-fronted Goose
092 - Egyptian Goose
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2015 Yearlist: 117 (Lesser Redpoll 31/12)
2016 Yearlist: 148 (Wood Sandpiper 27/08)
2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
Lifelist (2015-now): 168 (Bohemian Waxwing 10/01)
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Old Tuesday 26th January 2016, 19:06   #5
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Didn't have much chance to bird while in Manchester visiting family, except for one quick trip out.

23/01 - Salford Quays
093 - Great Northern Diver
094 - Grey Wagtail
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2016 Yearlist: 148 (Wood Sandpiper 27/08)
2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
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Old Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 00:23   #6
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Fruitless go at the Franklin's Gull, but I got a newie for the year (that I missed last year despite it being common as muck) on the way.

01/02 - Rye Meads RSPB
095 - Green Sandpiper*
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2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
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Had some Siskins drop in again to the garden feeders, meaning I didn't have to leave the house to add to my list today.

07/02 - Home
096 - Eurasian Siskin
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2016 Yearlist: 148 (Wood Sandpiper 27/08)
2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
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Delayed update of a few odds and ends.

14/02 - Hyde Park
099 - Red-crested Pochard
100 - Eurasian Nuthatch

15/02 - Thames Path, Erith
101 - Common Ringed Plover*
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Another LNHC coach trip, another lot to add on the list.

20/02 - Rutland Water
102 - Red Kite
103 - Black-necked Grebe
104 - Red-necked Grebe
105 - Horned Grebe
106 - Northern Pintail
107 - Common Snipe
108 - Common Merganser
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Few minor updates...

03/03 - Home
109 - Eurasian Blackcap

03/03 - Banstead Woods
110 - Common Chiffchaff

13/03 - Beddington Farmlands
111 - Jack Snipe
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Quick afternoon jaunt for an easy addition.

30/03 - Southwark Park
112 - Common Scoter
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Went to Rainham for the Razorbill but was sadly too late :( but did get a new lifer!

11/04 - Rainham Marshes RSPB
113 - Eurasian Reed Warbler
114 - Bearded Reedling
115 - Short-eared Owl
116 - Sedge Warbler
117 - Ring Ouzel

This draws me level with last year's total; just one more bird to find... and with loads of summer birds still not seen, it's a definite improvement over last year!
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Found one more bird (and quite a few more) to take me over last year's total already with 7+ months to spare.

16/04 - Fairlop Waters
118 - Sand Martin
119 - Common House Martin
120 - Barn Swallow
121 - Western Yellow Wagtail*
122 - Willow Warbler
123 - Lesser Whitethroat
124 - Little Owl
125 - Common Whitethroat
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2015 Yearlist: 117 (Lesser Redpoll 31/12)
2016 Yearlist: 148 (Wood Sandpiper 27/08)
2017 Yearlist: 106 (Common Cuckoo 22/05)
Lifelist (2015-now): 168 (Bohemian Waxwing 10/01)

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Haven't updated this in a long time!

07/05 - Dungeness NNR
126 - Sandwich Tern
127 - Black Tern
128 - Common Tern
129 – Common Swift
130 - Peregrine Falcon
131 - Arctic Tern
132 - Whimbrel
133 - Eurasian Hobby
134 - Barnacle Goose*
135 - Eurasian Bittern*
136 - Common Cuckoo
137 - Eurasian Tree Sparrow
138 - Little Tern

04/06 – London Wetland Centre
139 – Little Ringed Plover

04/07 - Walthamstow Marshes
140 - Common Rosefinch
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Wow, not updated in months... not actually done much birding thanks to a few consecutive dips that have really tested my willingness to continue - I'm hoping to get back into it and scrape through the 150 mark before year end. Still some common stuff left!

16/07 - Ruislip Woods
141 - Eurasian Bullfinch

13/08 - Brookmill Park, Deptford
142 - Common Kingfisher

22/08 - Regent's Park
143 - Yellow-legged Gull
144 - Caspian Gull
145 - European Pied Flycatcher

27/08 - Rainham Marshes RSPB
146 - Common Sandpiper
147 - Common Greenshank
148 - Wood Sandpiper

NB: That Caspian Gull was self-ID'd and I have no photo. Hopefully I will get a confirmed ID on another one soon so I don't have to keep that one as a first sighting.
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