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Old Thursday 11th October 2018, 20:43   #1
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Least memorable new bird

One more nostalgic thread then. Having dug out the notebooks to reply to the other threads around 400th, first twitch etc, reminded of a few less memorable moments.

Mine's topped by flight views of a red throated pipit in Norfolk in 2004. Dull bird, bugger to see, but at least it had the decency to call. The guttata barn owl at the same site was far better.
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Old Thursday 11th October 2018, 20:45   #2
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Blue Rock Thrush on a housing Estate in Gloucestershire. Not my idea of birding at all.

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Old Thursday 11th October 2018, 20:47   #3
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Anything near the runnel stone.
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Old Thursday 11th October 2018, 20:48   #4
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Got to be a duck. I'll go for lesser scaup at Chasewater . Wore off before I left the place
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Old Thursday 11th October 2018, 20:56   #5
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On tickable/not tickable views my current borderline is; Greater Yellowlegs, Loch of Strathbeg ticked (a long way away, took a while before the right combination of light and background gave the leg colour away)/Grey-cheeked Thrush, St. Mary's, IOS not ticked (multiple very brief views but through a waterlogged telescope in very poor light and persistent drizzle).
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Yellow-legged Gull.
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All Gulls and most Geese, especially the Canada complex, just don't get the buzz.
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Lost for words, Andy, just lost for words.
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Caspian Gull was a bit better, as it had a big yellow ring saying 'PKCS' which meant it was traceable to a breeding colony, gave it some individual interest. Without the ring to identify it, I'd have just passed it off as another Herring Gull
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Ever see that Punk Birder's page with shots of the ugliest gulls?

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Ever see that Punk Birders page with shots of the ugliest gulls?
The only Gull that gives me even a semi, is Swallow-tailed, would like to see that one day.
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Ever see that Punk Birders page with shots of the ugliest gulls?
There you go, enjoy;

https://punkbirder.m.webs.com/site/m...etwork=fw#2311
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American Coot. Long distance twitch to just east of Inverness. Felt odd wanting to tick and run but not much reason to stick around really.
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Seems to take a while to load but probably worth the wait.
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There's an ever increasing number that are (almost) too dull to get out of the armchair to find a pencil.
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Hideous things.
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There's an ever increasing number that are (almost) too dull to get out of the armchair to find a pencil.
Many birds that can only be guessed at on probable range in terms of a field ID e.g Plume-toed Swiftlet et al.
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Hideous things.
I can't remember exactly which one but on one of the specialty Gull ID webpages the sight of the thing that one of the birds had found to eat on a tip was evidently so grim that the author felt the need to pixilate it!

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Many birds that can only be guessed at on probable range in terms of a field ID e.g Plume-toed Swiftlet et al.
Now there's unmemorable... In the case of that particular multiple split, too dull to even remember whether or not you've seen them on the relevant islands!
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