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Alan & Dawns 2009 List (1 Viewer)

alandawn

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01/01/2009

The Barn owl was seen on our way to RSPB Minsmere sitting on top of a Bus shelter ( I dont think it was waiting for a Bus), A good first day for us hope to beat Last years total of 135


1. BARN OWL
2. BLACKBIRD
3. BLUE TIT
4. CROW
5. CHAFFINCH
6. COLLARED DOVE
7. COMMON GULL
8. COOT
9. CORMORANT
10. DUNLIN
11. DUNNOCK
12. FERAL PIGEON
13. FIRECREST
14. GADWALL
15. GOLDCREST
16. GOLDFINCH
17. GREAT CRESTED CREBE
18. GREAT TIT
19. GREENFINCH
20. GREYLAG GOOSE
21. HERRING GULL
22. JAY
23. KITTIWAKE
24. LAPWING
25. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
26. LONG TAILED TIT
27. MAGPIE
28. MALLARD
29. MARSH HARRIER
30. MOORHEN
31. MUTE SWAN
32. PHEASANT
33. REDWING
34. ROBIN
35. SHELDUCK
36. SHOVELER
37. SISKIN
38. STARLING
39. TEAL
40. TREECREEPER
41.WATER PIPIT
42. WHITE/PIED WAGTAIL
43. WIGEON
44. WOOD PIGEON
45. WREN
 

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alandawn

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10/01/2009

Another good day spent at RSPB Buckenham Marshes, walked nearly to Cantley to see bean geese but no luck today

48. Canada Goose
49. Fieldfare
50. Great Black-Backed Gull
51. Grey Heron
52. Grey Partridge
53. Hen Harrier
54. Kestral
55. Little Grebe
56. Rook
57. Snipe
58. Stonechat
59. Tufted Duck
60. Ross's Goose
61. Black Headed Gull
 

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alandawn

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18/01/2009

RSPB Surlingham Church Fen

A bright and sunny afternoon and not too cold but the track was heavy going after all the recent rain.We had our first sighting of a Great Spotted Woodpecker which was a real highlight of the afternoon.

62. EGYPTIAN GOOSE
63. GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
 

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alandawn

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24/01/2009

A great day's birding at Micklemere and then Lackford Lakes Suffolk

64. GOLDENEYE
65. GOOSANDER
66. GREY WAGTAIL
67. MARSH TIT
68. PINTAIL
69. POCHARD
70. RED LEGGED PARTRIDGE
71. SNOW GOOSE
72. SONG THRUSH
73. WATER RAIL

Pictures below Great Tit at Lackford Lakes
Pied Wagtail on the Ice at MIcklemere
Spider opposite Mill at Micklemere
 

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alandawn

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26/01/2009

Another great day at Minsmere RSPB, saw the Smew which was a Lifer for me and Dawn but missed out on the Green Winged Teal

74. Avocet
75. Barnacle Goose
76. Bearded Tit (reedling)
77. Brent Goose
78. Coal Tit
79. Green Woodpecker
80. Mistle Thrush
81. Oystercatcher
82. Reed Bunting
83. Ringed Plover
84. Sanderling
85. Smew
86. Turnstone
 

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alandawn

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07/02/2009

RSPB Lakenheath Suffolk

A very chilly start but sunny. Our first time here and we weren't disappointed,we had our first sighting of a Gt Grey Shrike and some nice sightings of our favourites.Also saw Roe Deer and Muntjac Deer.

87. Great Grey Shrike
88. Meadow Pipit
89. Sparrowhawk
 

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alandawn

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08/02/2009

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Norfolk

A good day at Strumpshaw saw the Green Winged Teal from the Reception Hide, missed out on the Penduline Tit, lovely walk through the woods nice to see all the snow drops, on the way home saw 2 Black Swans.

90. Green Winged Teal
91. Black Swan
 

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alandawn

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09/02/2009

RSPB Minsmere

Foggy start but dry for a while then the rain started and didn't stop,so we were'nt at Minsmere as long as usual.Our first sighting of a Bullfinch which was good.

92. Bullfinch
93. Whooper Swan

Photo,s below are of the Konik Pony at RSPB Minsmere, and Greylag taken late last year
 

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alandawn

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21/02/2009

A great day birding started at RSPB Titchwell then went further along the coast to Cley, we then headed back inland to Sculthorpe Moor Reserve, we had never been before and we would highly recommend the site

94. Bar-Tailed Godwit
95. Black-Tailed Godwit
96. Curlew
97. Little Egret
98. Redshank
99. Snow Bunting
100. Black Brant
101. Pale Bellied Brent Goose
102. Brambling
103. Willow Tit
 

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alandawn

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2/02/2009

Visited 2 sites today that we have never visited before, the first was Santon Downham and we walked the Orange trail, and then on to the NWT East Wretham Heath Reserve really lovely site and well worth the visit

104. Yellowhammer
105. Sandpiper
 

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alandawn

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01/03/2009

Good day birding at RSPB Strumpshaw also went to Wood Lane Farm to see if we could spot the Cattle Egret, and it was sitting in the farm on top of the hay bales, a lifer for us so was good to see it.

106. Cattle Egret
 

alandawn

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08/03/2009

We had a walk round the Roman Village at Caister today, a really lovely walk lots of the usual birds and the Jackdaws sat in the center of the village

107. Jackdaw
 

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alandawn

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22/03/2009

A really great day at RSPB Minsmere, weather was bright and sunny we added the Black Throated Diver to our life list and 4 others to this years list,

108. Black-throated Diver
109. Cetti's Warbler
110. Chiffchaff
111. Mediterranean Gull
112. Spotted Redshank
 

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alandawn

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23/03/2009

A very cold and windy morning at RSPB Strumpsham Norfolk, not a lot of birds about today, just the normal waterfowl

113. White Wagtail
 

alandawn

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24/03/2009

Our first visit to Welney and it was really good.We had a lovely sighting of a Kingfisher from the Visitors Centre and another good sighting of a Ruddy Shelduck which is a Lifer for us.


114. Kingfisher
115. Ruddy Shelduck
 

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alandawn

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27/03/2009

Another great day at Lackford Lakes, Suffolk, Plenty of birds about including, Golden Eye, Barnacle Geese, Little Grebe and the Canvasback, we also saw Muntjac Deer in 3 different places

116. Canvasback
 

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alandawn

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29/03/2009

A lovely morning at RSPB Minsmere Suffolk and plenty to see,the highlight being the six Marsh Harriers displaying in front of the Island Hide.We also heard the Bitterns but didn't see them,we also saw a Caspian Gull and first sightings this year of a Sand Martin and Willow Warbler

117. Sand Martin
118. Willow Warbler
119. Caspian Gull
 

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alandawn

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05/04/2009

Martham Broad & Horsey Mill Area, Norfolk

A great morning,warm and sunny and some very good sightings.We had a brilliant sighting of five Cranes flying overhead and a Common Buzzard flying over the reedbed and also saw Skylarks all of which are Lifers for us.


120. Common Buzzard
121. Common Crane
122. Peregrine Falcon
123. Skylark
 

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alandawn

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06/04/2009

RSPB Minsmere Suffolk

Quite overcast and misty but brightened up later.Had some good sightings of a Whooper Swan and two Green Woodpeckers.

124. Blackcap
125. Garganey
126. Ruff
 

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