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Old Wednesday 8th May 2019, 20:49   #4001
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I'm too lazy for that nowadays I'm afraid! We visited well-known sites with Rafik Islam as our guide (booked well in advance!), using Peter Lobo's services.
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Old Monday 13th May 2019, 04:12   #4002
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Just started a trip in the Philippines. On Palawan right now. Picked up 24 lifers so far (in roughly 24 hours), the most recent of which was Oriental Hobby hunting for swiftlets at the Underground River.
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Old Monday 13th May 2019, 20:54   #4003
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King Eider in Östergötland, Sweden the other day.
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Old Friday 17th May 2019, 21:53   #4004
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Blue Jay. Looking through some old holiday photos I realised I saw and photographed one in 2003 but had never included it on my life list!
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Old Saturday 18th May 2019, 13:33   #4005
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Little trip to the Balkans and got four new ones, the last of which being a great reed warbler in Lake Ohrid, in North Macedonia (or the Former Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia perhaps).
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Old Monday 20th May 2019, 17:40   #4006
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White-winged black tern at slimbridge yesterday. Definitely my favourite family of birds and gorgeous close views
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Old Sunday 26th May 2019, 22:54   #4007
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Prothonotary warbler was #364 for me, at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Uncommon in Tarrant County, but a few seem to reliably breed at this particular location. I listened to one song off and on for about an hour before he finally showed himself.
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Old Monday 27th May 2019, 09:29   #4008
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Azure Tit in Belarus 23.05.2019 was new for all my relevant lists - 5013 World, 675 WP, 525 Europe.

Then Greater Spotted Eagle the same afternoon was 526 for Europe.

Belarus is an under-birded country. No visa needed for normal length trips, loads of habitat variety, fantastic road network, and the cleanest/tidiest country I have ever visited - puts England to shame.. We saw over 130 species in just three days, and that included about 50 that are not ones you have much chance of seeing in the UK. APB-Birdlife will organise tours to fit what you want.

And vodka is literally cheaper than water, at airport prices anyway. Half a litre of vodka with a Mallard on the label 2.50 euros at Minsk, water £2.19 at Gatwick.

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Old Wednesday 29th May 2019, 06:35   #4009
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Updating from the Philippines: I'm up to 150 lifers for the trip now. This morning's latest was Rufous-crowned Bee-eater in Subic.

And for those wondering, we got Philippine Eagle - a pair of them at Mt. Kitanglad.
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Old Thursday 30th May 2019, 23:33   #4010
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Updating from the Philippines: I'm up to 150 lifers for the trip now. This morning's latest was Rufous-crowned Bee-eater in Subic.

And for those wondering, we got Philippine Eagle - a pair of them at Mt. Kitanglad.
Update: Finished the tour with a few Green Racket-tails for #151.

Now on to Taiwan for a couple endemic targets.
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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 22:45   #4011
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Blue Grosbeaks (5!), Piping Plover, White Pelicans in Lewes, Delaware.

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Old Saturday 1st June 2019, 12:07   #4012
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Picked up 6 lifers in Taiwan. The last was a Taiwan Bamboo-partridge.
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Old Sunday 2nd June 2019, 17:00   #4013
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Woke up at 4 am yesterday to make the 3-hour drive down to Balcones NWR in the Texas hill country, where my targets were the black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler, the latter of which is the only bird to breed exclusively in my gigantic state of Texas. I found 4 GCWA, including 2 juveniles, which is always nice to see for an endangered species. I dipped on the vireo, so that one may have to wait for next summer.
A Swainson's warbler had been seen in my area of north Texas, rare for our region, and I was able to get good looks at it singing this morning.
#365/366 total for me, all new ABA area, and I now have 36 warblers in Texas. I never thought this hobby would be so rewarding (and addicting) when I started listing 3 years ago! I probably won't add many more new birds the rest of the summer, outside of a non-birding camping trip to Lassen Volcanic NP, where I hope to add maybe some woodpeckers and flycatchers. I'm hoping to get up to 400 in the ABA region by the end of next year.
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Old Monday 3rd June 2019, 20:07   #4014
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Baikal Teal at last! Thought I'd missed my chances when it overflew Northumbs from Yorks straight to Lothian, but it came back today to East Chevington to make amends
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Old Tuesday 4th June 2019, 02:21   #4015
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After a very very long hiatus, I finally got a lifer: Sedge Wren, the last non-vagrant wren I needed for the ABA area
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Old Wednesday 5th June 2019, 19:18   #4016
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Had a surprise when a lifer Cattle Egret flew over my local reservoir at the tail end of a downpour a few days ago.
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Old Wednesday 5th June 2019, 19:57   #4017
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my most recent life bird was a wood thrush. they are rare in our area!
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Old Friday 7th June 2019, 20:50   #4018
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Pair of Black belly Whistling ducks last week
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Old Saturday 8th June 2019, 11:50   #4019
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Southern Fulmar this morning, from the Australian mainland!

A strong southern front last week has pushed them closer to Australia than they would normally be, sightings most days of one or more individuals, and a number of beach washed birds have been found too.
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I'm in Malaga and seen my first Monk Parakeet.
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Old Tuesday 11th June 2019, 07:31   #4021
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My friend has a Pithecophaga jefferyi bird. He's so strong.
I was curious and searching about that bird then Techgara brought me here.
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Old Wednesday 12th June 2019, 11:25   #4022
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I (kind of) got two lifers on last Friday in Helsinki. "Kind of" cos Bar-headed Goose is on category D in Finland. Acceptable lifer was Booted Warbler.
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Old Saturday 15th June 2019, 16:11   #4023
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Ortolan Bunting Spurn Point Yorkshire
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