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Old Saturday 1st August 2020, 15:25   #4226
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Alpine swifts in Berne. Dozens of them flocking around a bridge in the old city centre, and a few of them swooping around in the centre itself.

Damn difficult to photograph though...
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Old Thursday 1st October 2020, 21:02   #4227
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I don't know if this is a common rock thrush or a blue rock thrush, but, either way, it is a first for me...spotted gazing over the sea at Catalan Bay, Gibraltar, this morning.
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Old Thursday 1st October 2020, 21:24   #4228
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I don't know if this is a common rock thrush or a blue rock thrush, but, either way, it is a first for me...spotted gazing over the sea at Catalan Bay, Gibraltar, this morning.
Looks like Blue to me!

And for myself, Tennessee Warbler!

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Old Friday 2nd October 2020, 00:14   #4229
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Yes, Blue.
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Old Friday 2nd October 2020, 00:24   #4230
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For me: Nelson's Sparrow near Pembroke on Saturday, and then icing on the cake with a Pomarine Skua in Ottawa on Sunday.
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Old Monday 5th October 2020, 13:55   #4231
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I got a Brown Thrasher yesterday morning.
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Old Monday 5th October 2020, 15:57   #4232
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Before we went back in to lockdown I picked up a Buff breasted Sandpiper in Pembrokeshire.
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Old Tuesday 6th October 2020, 21:17   #4233
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Nice to see some people adding to their lists.

The only non-ABA rarity that showed up in the northeastern US were birds I'd already seen (Wood Sand and YG Vireo in NJ). And I'm not heading anywhere else in the US that would make me quarantine for 2 weeks when I came home.

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Old Tuesday 6th October 2020, 21:36   #4234
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Subject to acceptance, Eastern Yellow Wagtail on my local patch at Brownwich, Hampshire.

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Old Saturday 10th October 2020, 15:42   #4235
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The Wilsons Phalarope today at Keyhaven Marshes was a lifer for me. It will probably remain the only lifer for me this year thanks to Covid-19 (no foreign travel in 2020).
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Old Saturday 10th October 2020, 19:45   #4236
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Not the most exciting one, but saw my first Spoonbill this evening at my local pond (Hampshire UK)
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Old Saturday 10th October 2020, 20:30   #4237
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Not the most exciting one, but saw my first Spoonbill this evening at my local pond (Hampshire UK)
If your first Spoonbill isn't exciting . . .
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Old Saturday 10th October 2020, 22:42   #4238
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If your first Spoonbill isn't exciting . . .
I musty say a little oath slipped my lips when I realised what was flying in front of me!
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Old Sunday 11th October 2020, 03:55   #4239
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Imagine my shock when I arrived at my local reservoir and I got on a juvenile Sabine's Gull while the car was still moving! It appeared with several Lesser Black-backs that really dwarfed it. Sabine's is a big rarity in these parts, and it stayed for barely 3 minutes before heading south.
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Old Thursday 15th October 2020, 00:35   #4240
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Old Saturday 17th October 2020, 22:50   #4241
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Two tick day!!!! My first in Britain since 1989. Up until today Ron Johns had had a two tick day more recently than I had (which is ridiculous) but not any longer.....

Taiga Flycatcher first winter at Trow Quarry South Shields

Rufous Bushchat on the saltmarsh at Stiffkey

760 mile round trip from Farnborough. Absolutely awesome day out, this was a once in a generation day in the field. Great to see so many friends and fellow-twitchers (including some that were at both sites....). Two great birds, one long anticipated (and a grudge match after a previous dip), one beyond dreams.

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Old Monday 19th October 2020, 11:02   #4242
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4 lifers during a 9 day trip to Caprivi in Namibia:
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Old Thursday 22nd October 2020, 18:22   #4243
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My last one was last month, and from my office window!

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