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Old Wednesday 19th February 2020, 01:45   #4176
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Wire-tailed Swallow, my nemesis bird. Near Dubai, UAE, 15th March.
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Old Friday 21st February 2020, 21:36   #4177
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I suppose not technically a lifer but I did connect with Basalt Wheatear for the first time in the Uvda valley, Israel on 8th February as my only new bird.

Plenty of other cracking birds on that trip though so pics with which I was pleased of Thick-billed Lark, Sinai Rosefinch, Scrub Warbler & Green Bee-eater.

All the best

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Old Saturday 22nd February 2020, 03:11   #4178
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Some great birds there Paul. I've only seen the bee-eater. The bill on the lark is pretty impressive!
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Old Saturday 22nd February 2020, 13:43   #4179
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Old Saturday 29th February 2020, 09:09   #4180
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Hopefully Ferruginous Duck. Was apparently unringed and definitely flying around and wary. But they always are when you’re the one who sees them aren’t they.

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And had disappeared over night without knowingly ever taking any bread. Nice to know

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Old Saturday 29th February 2020, 14:46   #4181
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(Richardson's) Cackling Goose on Islay, February 25th. New for World as well as UK etc lists.

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Old Tuesday 10th March 2020, 23:31   #4182
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White wagtail (#386) and ringed kingfisher (#387), both seen at Roy Guerrero Park in Austin, Texas within 60 seconds of each other. One bird at the extreme north of its range and the other well of course from where it belongs, but very cool to see them together. The wagtail has been very cooperative for much of the last month, but I wasn't able to make it down until just last weekend.
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Old Sunday 15th March 2020, 14:13   #4183
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Pink-footed Goose at Metsakyla, Hamina, Finland. This individual was quite hard to seperate from about 30 Bean Geese, cos it doesn't had an "frozen" back and it was swimming all the time.
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Old Sunday 15th March 2020, 15:02   #4184
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Sinai Rosfinch

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I suppose not technically a lifer but I did connect with Basalt Wheatear for the first time in the Uvda valley, Israel on 8th February as my only new bird.

Plenty of other cracking birds on that trip though so pics with which I was pleased of Thick-billed Lark, Sinai Rosefinch, Scrub Warbler & Green Bee-eater.

All the best

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Great photos. A much better photo of Sinai Rosefinch than I got at Little Petra in Jordan.

Suspect it might be my last lifer for a while if all travel is suspended.
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Old Sunday 15th March 2020, 15:24   #4185
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Laughing Gull at Chew Valley Lake yesterday.

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Old Sunday 15th March 2020, 22:18   #4186
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I got 45 lifers on a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. The last was White-throated Thrush.

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Old Tuesday 17th March 2020, 19:05   #4187
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1 new bird in Florida (Florida Scrub Jay), 25 in Guyana (including Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet and Crimson Fruitcrow) and 13 in Suriname (the last being Collared Gnatwren). Home just in time before the global shut down.

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Old Thursday 19th March 2020, 05:29   #4188
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A few in the San Francisco Bay Area on my last Conference Birding outing:
  1. Rock Wren
  2. Anna's Hummingbird
  3. Allen's Hummingbird
  4. California Thrasher
  5. Lark Sparrow
  6. Sagebrush Sparrow
  7. Tricoloured Blackbird
  8. Brewer's Blackbird
  9. Snow Goose
  10. Ross's Goose
  11. minima Cackling Goose (unexpected and the best of the lot)
  12. Ridgeway's Rail

Not a bad return for one day and hours the next morning. The details, along with pix of 10 of the 12 listed species and some bonus video clips, are here: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=387268

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Old Friday 20th March 2020, 21:56   #4189
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Avocet at Middleton Lakes near Tamworth, Staffordshire, England.

Being bullied by a black-headed gull.

I haven't finished my checklist yet, but I think that could be my 500th species. Depends on how many subspecies I've jotted down...
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