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Bongofury's 2012 UK List (1 Viewer)


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I said I wouldn't do a year list this year, but I'm off to a good start, so I may as well keep a record. As I'm off to a late start, its a bit of a mess with what I saw first and dates, but will sort it from Feb onwards.

Garden January 2012
1. Siskin
2. Lesser Redpoll
3. Blue Tit
4. Coal Tit
5. Great Tit
6. Long-tailed Tit
7. Goldfinch
8. Great Spotted Woodpecker
9. Blackbird
10. Robin
11. Dunnock
12. Starling
13. Magpie
14. Bullfinch
15. Sparrowhawk
16. Carrion Crow
17. Jackdaw
18. Woodpigeon
19. Feral Pigeon
20. Chaffinch
21. Treecreeper
22. Wren

Glasgow City 9.1.12
23. House Sparrow

Hogganfield Loch 22.1.12
24. Tufted Duck
25. Pochard
26. Mute Swan
27. Whooper Swan
28. Herring Gull
29. Black-headed Gull
30. Common Gull
31. Lesser Black-backed Gull
32. Goosander
33. Mallard
34. Teal
35. Wigeon
36. Gadwall
37. Goldeneye
38. Moorhen
39. Coot

Scottish Bash, Angus & Fife 28-29.1.12
40. Pink Footed Goose
41. Greylag Goose
42. Smew
43. Red Grouse*
44. Pheasant
45. Cormorant
46. Grey Heron
47. Buzzard
48. Kestrel
49. Collared Dove
50. Kingfisher
51. Dipper
52. Redwing
53. Mistle Thrush
54. Fieldfare
55. Rook
56. Greenfinch
57. Hawfinch*
58. Reed Bunting
59. Yellowhammer
60. Curlew
61. Redshank
62. Merlin
63. Oystercatcher
64. Black-tailed Godwit
65. Grey Plover
66. Dunlin
67. Shelduck
68. Pale-bellied Goose
69. Red-breasted Merganser
70. Long-tailed Duck
71. Slavonian Grebe
72. Common Scoter*
73. Pintail
74. Eider
75. Sanderling
76. Bar-tailed Godwit
77. Great Black-backed Gull
78. Lapwing
79. Great Crested Grebe
80. Rock Pipit
81. Shag
82. Fulmar*
83. Barnacle Goose
84. Knot
85. Razorbill
86. Velvet Scoter
87. Red-necked Grebe*

Barons Haugh 8.1.12
88. Song Thrush
89. Little Grebe
90. Raven
91. Nuthatch
92. Canada Goose

Carron Valley 15.1.12
93. Common Crossbill
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A lunchtime walk along the Clyde in the hopes of seeing a Grey Wagtail failed, but the list went up with 2nd prize:

Glasgow City Centre 6.2.2012
95. Pied Wagtail
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After 3.5 long hours:

SWT Duddingston Loch
96. Bittern*

Then moved on to Leith beach for a quick look and was surprised to get c15 Linnets.

Leith Beach
97. Linnet

On to a very quick sprint round Musselburgh. Nothing much to add, just a bird I missed on the Scottish Bash:

98. Turnstone
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A walk round Barons Haugh didn't bring anything new for the year so I carried on the search.

Strathclyde Loch 12.2.2012
99. Iceland Gull*
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A non-birding trip in the area around Crieff turned out to be very enjoyable with lots of Buzzards and woodland birds. Plus the highlight:

Crieff 19.2.2012
100. Red Kite
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A trip round Ayrshire today.

Doonfoot Beach
101. Meadow Pipit
102. Snow Bunting

Muirhead, Troon
103. Rose Coloured Starling*

Dundonald Camp
104. Pectoral Sandpiper*

Sadly no sign of the Ring-necked Duck at Trabboch Loch.
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A first visit to Forth today. Some great sites, the best by far being Kinneil.

Kinneil Lagoons
105. Greenshank
106. Scaup

I see the Ring-necked Duck has reappeared in Ayrshire. I tried Broadwood Flash yesterday too:C


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Barons Haugh 24.3.2012

109. Chiffchaff
110. Water Rail (viewed from just a few metres away)
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I put a lot of effort in today through wet and windy weather to get 3 lifers within South Lanarkshire, none of which I connected with. Just one of those days, I guess. However I picked up a couple for the year:

111. Ringed Plover (location witheld)
112. Wheatear (Culter Glen)


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A very productive and enjoyble walk along the Clyde Valley this afternoon:

114. Grey Wagtail
115. Swallow
116. Sand Martin
117. House Martin


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A trip to the east side of Loch Lomond didn't get me my first Redstart but a couple of good year ticks to be had, and a 3-hour trek brought me a much sought-after lifer:

119. Willow Warbler
120. Wood Warbler
121. Cuckoo*


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A trip to the east side of Loch Lomond, mainly around Inversnaid, again today to continue the Redstart search. A couple of possible flyovers but not certain enough to count. Some great bonus prizes though:

124. Pied Flycatcher*
125. Tree Pipit
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