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Benji's 2023 List (1 Viewer)


Ginga Ninja
82. Mandarin - lifer
83. Barn Swallow (forgot this one)

This one was an interesting one, I was testing out how long it took to get somewhere along the canal for birdwatching, and so had my camera with me etc. And suddenly I noticed 2 birds sitting on the edge, and just as they flew off I realised they were mandarins, which are one of the birds that I have been trying to see constantly for a long time. So I was keeping my eyes out for them as they had flown in the same direction as I was travelling, and about 5 minutes further on there they were. Then I noticed something else moving just behind, and sure enough they were another two mandarins. I stopped, considering taking a picture, but it was raining so I didn't want to risk it. I kept going on after that and round the next bend there were another two mandarins! I then was looking again on the way back, hoping that they were there as the rain had stopped. Sure enough there they were, this time only two, where I had seen them before. So I quickly whipped out my camera and started to take pictures. Then I realised on the screen it said 'no card'!

Year Total - 83, Garden Total - 23, Mammals - 5, Herps - 0, Butterflies & Moths - 1
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Ginga Ninja
Year list looking like it might get above 100!

All seen at Thursley Common, Surrey
95. Common Cuckoo (only 3rd time heard, still never seen)
96. Hobby
97. Stonechat - lifer

27. Pied/White wagtail - heard only

7. Brown Hare

Year Total - 97, Garden Total - 27, Mammals - 7, Herps - 0, Butterflies & Moths - 5

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