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Old Sunday 14th July 2019, 14:33   #4051
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Racket-tailed Treepie, Bang Poo, Bangkok, today.
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Old Sunday 14th July 2019, 17:38   #4052
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2 weeks ago in Andenes, Norway 4 lifers, and last one was Great Skua.
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Old Monday 29th July 2019, 23:30   #4053
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Old Saturday 17th August 2019, 19:59   #4054
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Madeiran Firecrest today. Somehow can't see me making it to Taiwan for the set, but you never know.
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Old Saturday 17th August 2019, 22:48   #4055
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Blue-winged Teal yesterday.
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Old Sunday 18th August 2019, 08:10   #4056
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Either Buff breasted sandpiper or ruddy shelduck depending on where you stand on the latter. Frampton and Rutland respectively
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Old Sunday 18th August 2019, 08:20   #4057
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Either Buff breasted sandpiper or ruddy shelduck depending on where you stand on the latter. Frampton and Rutland respectively
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Old Sunday 18th August 2019, 08:25   #4058
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I’ve put it on my wp list on bubo but not my British one (largely because you can’t) so I’m stuck on 199 for the year
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Old Sunday 18th August 2019, 10:12   #4059
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Back in June added Caucasian Grouse, Caspian Snowcock, Levant Sparrowhawk + a slew of warblers: Mountain Chiffchaff, Upcher's, Menetrie's + Green in Armenia.
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Old Sunday 18th August 2019, 15:56   #4060
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Trocaz Pigeon about half an hour ago 😁
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 21:24   #4061
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A research trip (road surveys) in the southern U.S. brought me a fantastic total of 20 lifers. My top three were, without a doubt, Swallow-tailed Kite, Roseate Spoonbill, and Short-tailed Hawk. The hawk was quite uncommon where we saw it, too (north of Gainesville, FL).

Mottled Duck
Anhinga
White Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Wood Stork
Swallow-tailed Kite
Snail Kite
Short-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
Limpkin
Wilson's Plover
Marbled Godwit
Common Ground-Dove
Loggerhead Shrike
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Summer Tanager
Seaside Sparrow
Bachman's Sparrow
Painted Bunting

I should add that the highlight of the trip was reaching a melon field with dragonflies and their associated kite flock. There must have been about 60 Swallow-tailed and 20 Mississippi, many of which wheeled and dove right above the car!
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Old Tuesday 20th August 2019, 08:16   #4062
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The buff breasted sandpiper and long billed dowitcher, both at Frampton. Many thanks to the RSPB staff and other birders who assisted me in seeing both!
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Old Tuesday 20th August 2019, 16:58   #4063
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Old Sunday 25th August 2019, 18:55   #4064
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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher yesterday at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.
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Old Sunday 25th August 2019, 18:56   #4065
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Old Sunday 25th August 2019, 19:44   #4066
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- distance?

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Old Sunday 25th August 2019, 20:11   #4067
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Two questions:

- plumage state

- distance?

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Up on Frankfield Loch John. So plumage state - meh. Distance - c50 metres. Would loved to have seen the Aultbea individual earlier in the year. Though possibly the same bird?

And ta by the way. Replaced the dodgy birds on my list with the Teal, Black-crowned Night Heron and Collared Pratincole

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Old Monday 26th August 2019, 09:50   #4068
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Spotted flycatcher in Elgin, Morayshire, yesterday. Had never seen a flycatcher in the UK but it was doing the classic flycatcher thing of darting out, grabbing, and darting back. Which made it easy to spot as it was feeding every dozen seconds or so. And then helpfully perched prominently. Looked rather grey as opposed to brown though.
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Old Tuesday 27th August 2019, 20:33   #4069
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Wryneck at Ogmore today. Showed extremely well almost as soon as I arrived. One of my highlights of the year.
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Old Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:13   #4070
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Madeiran Storm Petrel (as I'm probably always gonna call it :))
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 09:46   #4071
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Marsh Owl on 22 August 2019
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Old Friday 30th August 2019, 11:22   #4072
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Red throated loon Upper Michigan in the Seney National wildlife refuge.
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Old Friday 6th September 2019, 08:32   #4073
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Thick-billed Grasswren

The first time I've been paid to bag a lifer! I'm technically an engineer, but the ecology folks at work know that I have ornithology quals and experience so I occasionally get a gig when they need extra hands (well, eyes...). Didn't need much persuading to assist on this one.
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Old Friday 6th September 2019, 09:05   #4074
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Brown Booby at Kynance Cove on Tuesday - world bird as well as a British tick, excellent views, bonus Choughs, grand day out!

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Old Saturday 7th September 2019, 13:03   #4075
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Semi-palmated sandpiper. Nice scope views on my third attempt.
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