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Old Friday 17th January 2020, 15:17   #4151
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I believe I had 169 lifers on my trip to Costa Rica, the last of which was a Yellow-headed Caracara that flew over in the busy capital of San Jose.
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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 22:25   #4152
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Gary, I realy want Virginia Rail.
Mine is Merlin from yesterday. I also saw another lifer- Hooded Merganzer. There were three. Two males and a female. So beautuful!
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Old Monday 20th January 2020, 09:15   #4153
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Pygmy Cormorant. On way home from twitching the Brussels bird.
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 15:23   #4154
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89 in Gambia brought up my 1500 in the world. I couldn't tell you what was number 1500 exactly because of recent armchairs and for that matter a modicum of confusion during the holiday itself about what I needed or didn't (e.g. I thought Pygmy Sunbird was a tick but it turned out I saw it in Kenya years ago).

And I'm not even going to say the highlights because there will be a report when I've got a grip on the photos (shot nearly 9000, back of camera cull left 3,500, working on about 500).

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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 16:51   #4155
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... when I've got a grip on the photos (shot nearly 9000, back of camera cull left 3,500, working on about 500).

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NEVER do that, particularly not while still out taking photos! The camera will slot new photos into the empty gaps left by the deletions, leaving all your photos mixed up and out of timed order. A fatal error I discovered a while back! Only delete junk pics after download.
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 19:00   #4156
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Old Thursday 23rd January 2020, 07:26   #4157
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NEVER do that, particularly not while still out taking photos! The camera will slot new photos into the empty gaps left by the deletions, leaving all your photos mixed up and out of timed order. A fatal error I discovered a while back! Only delete junk pics after download.
Mine's never done that and indeed hasn't on this occasion. Are you a Canon user? If not, perhaps you should be.....

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Old Thursday 23rd January 2020, 07:45   #4158
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Never seen this either, as a Canon user. Every shot is given a unique incremental numerical file name, and your next shot is always in sequence regardless of any deleting.
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Old Thursday 23rd January 2020, 10:15   #4159
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My old fuji finepix did it, and pretty sure my current canon does too, though (since discovering the problem with the fuji) I've been very careful to avoid the risk. I'll have to try a test to see if it does or not. I discovered it on return from a Morocco trip; while out there I'd run out of card space and deleted the useless pics, and then all the new pics from the end of the trip were slotted into the numbering sequence where the deleted pics had been. It is still possible to sort them by the exif time stamps, but very tedious.
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Old Saturday 25th January 2020, 17:26   #4160
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Eastern Yellow Wagtail showing at point blank range on dung heap at Sedgeford this morning. Quite a corker in the company of a pair of Pied Wagtails.
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Old Saturday 25th January 2020, 22:07   #4161
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Black-throated blue warbler that had been frequenting the suet feeders of a nice Dallas homeowner's side yard for the past 3 weeks. #385, all ABA.
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Old Saturday 25th January 2020, 23:17   #4162
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Great grey shrike today. There's a showy one that's spent a week or more in the same clump of bushes near Sapperton, which happened to be close to my route to Slimbridge. The highlight of a day that also featured year-ticks of black-necked grebe, green-winged teal and ... oystercatcher.
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Old Sunday 26th January 2020, 02:28   #4163
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A winter trip to Yellowstone has so far yielded: American dipper, Common goldeneye and a Great horned owl.
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Old Wednesday 29th January 2020, 08:59   #4164
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Pine Bunting in Raisio, Finland.
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Old Wednesday 29th January 2020, 11:13   #4165
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110. Red-headed Woodpecker(Rare for this area) 111. American Black Duck,
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Old Wednesday 29th January 2020, 13:54   #4166
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Spotted what I'm going to count as a Northern Shrike from a road just outside Yellowstone. My visual sighting was only good enough for 'definitely a shrike'; the other possibility is Loggerhead shrike but frequency, seasonality, and prior ebird reports make me happy enough to count it as a Northern.
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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:51   #4167
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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 13:48   #4168
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Cedar waxwings plus something I have a poor photo of and need to do some detective work when I get home.

Also grey wolf!
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Old Monday 3rd February 2020, 17:34   #4169
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Two armchair ticks. Hudsonian Whimbrel (split again) and Eastern Black-eared Wheatear.
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Old Saturday 8th February 2020, 12:35   #4170
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Old Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:10   #4171
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Blue winged teal at man sands yesterday. Lovely sunshine and apparently a far bolder than usual duck. First lifer of the year and hopefully a portent of american ducks to come when I visit Scotland in a few months
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Old Sunday 9th February 2020, 11:36   #4172
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My old man (retired school teacher) would be proud of that one Paul

Added Tundra Bean Goose and Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail on last weeks trip to Norfolk.

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Old Monday 17th February 2020, 02:05   #4173
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Hi all! Latest lifer is a Rock Wren @Valley of Fire, NV 2/15/2020...
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Old Monday 17th February 2020, 08:30   #4174
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Old Tuesday 18th February 2020, 23:27   #4175
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Hello...Zahid from Malaysia

Hello everybody, my name is Zahid from Malaysia. I am interesting in a bird species such as Eagle, Hawk, Falcon, Harriers and kite...
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