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Old Saturday 17th September 2005, 20:14   #76
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The Little Crake at Slimbridge today.

That is 9 in Britain and 4 in Europ this year so far. Much better than I was expecting.
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Old Saturday 17th September 2005, 20:17   #77
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Nice bird -nice pic!
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Old Sunday 18th September 2005, 17:46   #78
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15 minutes ago...Female Summer Tanager and 48th yard bird for the year
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Old Monday 19th September 2005, 00:10   #79
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15 minutes ago...Female Summer Tanager and 48th yard bird for the year
Nice one!! I am still hoping to see a Tanager. I have had my hopes raised and then dashed by Cardinals all summer long.
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Old Wednesday 21st September 2005, 03:32   #80
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Finally saw an American White Pelican for the first time this past weekend. I have been looking for this bird all summer after hearing it was at a wildlife refuge, but somehow this gigantic obvious white bird has eluded me til now. It is not a breeding bird in NJ and is quite uncommon. I see Brown Pelicans every summer, but never a white. It was nice as I usually bird alone so I saw it on my own. That always makes it better. Snapped off a few not-so-great-but-good-just-to-prove-I-saw-it pictures, it was rather far away and the sun was behind it rather than on it. http://www.pbase.com/image/49581376

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Old Wednesday 21st September 2005, 07:17   #81
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Spotted Crake at Blacktoft last Saturday, nearly jumped out of my seat when it revealed itself!!!!

What a lovely looking bird - but that Little Crake looks a smasher as well!!
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Old Wednesday 21st September 2005, 15:14   #82
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long eared owl,much bigger than i,d thought with photos
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Old Wednesday 21st September 2005, 16:20   #83
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Finally saw an American White Pelican for the first time this past weekend. I have been looking for this bird all summer after hearing it was at a wildlife refuge, but somehow this gigantic obvious white bird has eluded me til now.
Hi, nharrier, I'm glad you got the American White Pelican. It is always great to get to see a bird in the wild which you have not seen before. And getting it on your own does make it even better.

Here in Missouri our pelican situation is just the reverse of what you have in NJ. We get hundreds of the white pelicans migrating through, spring and fall. I have only seen one Brown Pelican here in Missouri, it was a rare sight indeed!
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Old Wednesday 21st September 2005, 20:14   #84
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Great Knot - last year - must get out more!
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Old Wednesday 21st September 2005, 20:46   #85
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Little Crake at Slimbridge last Thursday, and before that the Wilson's Phalarope at Farlington last month. The Sabine's Gull at Chew on Sunday was only the 2nd I'd ever seen.
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None in Europe this year! Really need to do some Euro twitching, would have been at least four in the UK had I lived there (and not dipped of course)!

Last new birds were in Sri Lanka last winter and next new birds will be in India this winter I expect ...unless something amazing happens here before!
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I'm with Tim and several hundred others, Little Crake at Slimbridge on Thursday (following an early exit from work !!!)

then a Great White Egret at Orchardleigh Lake, Somerset on Saturday

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Old Thursday 22nd September 2005, 15:51   #88
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Curlew Sandpiper (Juv) at RSPB Conwy 2 weeks ago.

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Old Thursday 22nd September 2005, 16:08   #89
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Two weeks ago in French Pyrennes: Whinchats, Collared Flycatchers, Black Redstarts, Golden Eagles and a flock of around 20 Cattle Egrets.
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Yellow-Throated vireo--yesterday-local field edge.

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A Little Egret, at Vane Farm on the 18th of September.
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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 00:26   #92
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On 15 Oct. Palm Warbler and Black-bellied Plover at Fort Fisher near Wilmington, NC.
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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 00:57   #93
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I got three lifers in late September at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory in the U.P.

Harris's Sparrow
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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 01:23   #94
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A wood Thrush at Oxley Nature Center on Friday. The weather is still too warm and the leaves are just starting to turn. It's going to get better in a couple of weeks.
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I am hoping for some Ammodramus sparrows this morning over in the Chillicothe, Missouri, area. Maybe I can add a couple of ticks to my Missouri Year List.
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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 11:16   #96
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Was White-eyed Parakeet on my return from Brazil - that lasted all of a week before being replaced by the Lothian Paddyfield warbler.

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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 12:03   #97
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Had numerous "lifers" on my trip to Shetland back in June, I guess the last ones were the Red Necked Phalaropes we saw in Fetlar - but at the same time we saw three red throated divers.... Both lifers for me!

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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 13:54   #98
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Had several last month on a trip to the Somme estuary in northern France:

curlew sandpiper, common crane, short eared owl.

The week before that, in Britanny, gannet and roseate tern.
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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 18:11   #99
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Last lifer for me was the collared pratincole at Cley in May, although a better bird was the cirl bunting in the South Hams in July that was a UK first for me. The next lifer, hopefully, will be the laughing gull in West Yorkshire if I can get to the right place at the right time. It's moving between several roosts and during the day moves around in the Pontefract and Wakefield area.
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Old Tuesday 18th October 2005, 18:12   #100
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Just had 3 new birds in 3 weekends, and all local -
Leach's Petrel at Fleetwood
Yellow-Browed Warbler at Newton (trough of bowland)
Lesser Scaup at Myerscough Quarry (very local).

It can't last.
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