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Colonel Boris' imaginatively-titled 2009 list (1 Viewer)

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001) Carrion Crow, Bümpliz, CH, 01/01/2009.
002) House Sparrow, Bümpliz, CH, 01/01/2009.
003) Blackbird, Bümpliz, CH, 01/01/2009.
004) Greenfinch, Stockacker, CH, 01/01/2009.
005) Chaffinch, Stockacker, CH, 01/01/2009.
006) Great Tit, Weyermannshaus, CH, 01/01/2009.
007) Nuthatch, Weyermannshaus, CH, 01/01/2009.
008) Red Kite, Bremgartenwald, CH, 01/01/2009.
009) Goldcrest, Bremgartenwald, CH, 01/01/2009.
010) Buzzard, Bremgartenwald, CH, 01/01/2009.
011) Blue Tit, Bümpliz, CH, 01/01/2009.
012) Goldfinch, Bümpliz, CH, 02/01/2009.
013) Magpie, Bümpliz, CH, 02/01/2009.
014) Siskin, Bümpliz, CH, 03/01/2009.
 

colonelboris

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And after taking the kids out today:

015) Collared Dove, Bümpliz, CH, 03/01/2009.
016) Jay, Bern, CH, 03/01/2009.
017) Mallard, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
018) Cormorant, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
019) Grey Heron, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
020) Moorhen, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
021) Mute Swan, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
022) Pintail, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
023) Greylag Goose, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
024) White Wagtail, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
025) Grey Wagtail, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
026) Water Pipit, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
027) Wren, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
028) Robin, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
029) Goosander, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.
030) Yellow-legged Gull, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 03/01/2009.

Especially happy about the Water Pipits.
 

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031) Kestrel, Stockacker, CH, 04/01/2009.
032) Marsh Tit, Grosse Bremgartenwald, CH, 04/01/2009.
033) Short-toed Treecreeper, Grosse Bremgartenwald, CH, 04/01/2009.

That Short-toed Treecreeper was hard work - the light was going and I was almost sure of the beak, rump and wingbar, but luckily it went 'tooot tooot tooot tooot tooot' and that was that...
 

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034) Tufted Duck, Zihlkanal, Gampelen, CH, 07/01/2009.
035) Black-headed Gull, Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
036) Coal Tit, Lycee Jean Plaget, Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
037) Great Crested Grebe, Port de Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
038) Coot, Port de Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
039) Long-tailed Tit, Port de Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
040) Common Gull, Port de Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
041) Gadwall, Port de Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
042) Pochard, Port de Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
043) Mistle Thrush, L'Evole, Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
044) Lesser Black-backed Gull, L'Evole, Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009. CH
045) Caspian Gull, L'Evole, Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009. Lifer!
046) Ferruginous Duck, Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.
 
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colonelboris

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Ah, nearly forgot one from that trip to Neuchâtel:

047) Red-crested Pochard, Neuchâtel, CH, 07/01/2009.

A failed trip to see the burgdorf Wallcreeper gave:

048) Dipper, River Emme, Burgdorf, CH, 08/01/2009.

Yesterday, while telling the father-in-law about the finches we get in the garden and his mild surprise at the occasional Brambling, a male showed up just outside the window:

049) Brambling, Bümpliz, CH, 17/01/2009.

And today's wander by the Aare gave (apart from the Dippers, Water Pipits and Pintails):

050) (Eurasian) Treecreeper, Elfenau LNR, CH, 18/01/2009.
 

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A trip to Murren and the Schilthorn gave some nice birds:

051) Alpine Chough, Mürren, CH, 22/01/2009.
052) Alpine Accentor, Mürren, CH, 22/01/2009.
053) Citril Finch, Mürren, CH, 22/01/2009.
054) Raven, Mürren, CH, 22/01/2009.
055) Snowfinch, Schilthorn, CH, 22/01/2009. Lifer
 

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colonelboris

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056) Hawfinch, Freiestrasse, Bern, CH, 25/01/2009.

Went for a spot of twitching at lunchtime today...
057) Wood Pigeon, Schloss Muri, Muri-bei-Bern, CH, 26/01/2009.
058) Waxwing, Schloss Muri, Muri-bei-Bern, CH, 26/01/2009 CH
059) Great spotted Woodpecker, Schloss Muri, Muri-bei-Bern, CH, 26/01/2009
 

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060) Rook, Thun, CH, 08/02/2009.
061) Little Grebe, Thun, CH, 08/02/2009.
062) Goldeneye, Thun, CH, 08/02/2009.
 

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063) Starling, River Aare, Kapellenbrucke, Bern, 14/02/2009.
064) Teal, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
065) Shoveler, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
066) Great Egret, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
067) Shelduck, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
068) Smew, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
069) Wigeon, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
070) Crested Tit, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
071) Fieldfare, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.
072) Tree Sparrow, Wohlensee, River Aare, Bern, 14/02/2009.

And quite a few escapees/ferals/hybrids:
Brent Goose, blue-morph Snow Goose, Black Swan and Ruddy Shelduck. Apparently, the last two are likely to get a bullet in the near future.
 

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A lovely morning out at Krümmi, twitching the Rough-legged Buzzard, gave some very nice birds:

073) Yellowhammer, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009.
074) Skylark, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009.
075) Rough-legged Buzzard, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009. Lifer!
076) Great Grey Shrike, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009.
077) Jackdaw, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009.
078) Lapwing, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009.
079) Hen Harrier, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009.
080) Peregrine Falcon, Krümmi, CH, 26/02/2009. CH

The Peregrine was tucking into a freshly-killed Wigeon and was the first I've seen of one of those in a few years. I was especially happy with the Lapwings as I've only seen a few in Switzerland and none near me before.
The Rough-legged Buzzard was quite something. It was sat in a bush, watching a field and then when it dived into the field, you could only see the black belly-patch (being a female) and the light beige heads and breast belnded in perfectly with the stubble. I saw it a few more times, being chased by Crows around the area.
 
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086) Black-necked Grebe, Neuchâtel, CH, 24/03/2009.
087) Corn Bunting, Krümmi, CH, 24/03/2009.
088) Linnet, Krümmi, CH, 24/03/2009.
089) Ruff, Krümmi, CH, 24/03/2009.
090) Barn Swallow, Krümmi, CH, 24/03/2009.
091) Marsh Harrier, Krümmi, CH, 24/03/2009.
092) Black Kite, Gummenen, CH, 24/03/2009.
 

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093) Black-tailed Godwit, Krümmi, CH, 29/03/2009. CH
094) Redshank, Krümmi, CH, 29/03/2009. CH
095) Snipe, Krümmi, CH, 29/03/2009. CH
096) Stonechat, Krümmi, CH, 29/03/2009.

Three birds I'd not seen in Switzerland before, but still no Bluethroat....
 
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098) Crag Martin, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 02/04/2009. CH
099) White Stork, River Aare, Dählhölzli, CH, 02/04/2009. CH
 

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100) House Martin, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, CH, 03/04/2009.

Four of them chasing a Black Kite over the Superconductor facility.
 
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A rather nice trip with André (Wintibird):

101) Song Thrush, Haupkanal, Bas-Sully, CH, 04/04/2009.
102) Hoopoe, Hauptkanal, Linderguet, CH, 04/04/2009. Lifer!
103) Kingfisher, Fanel, CH, 04/04/2009.
104) Sand Martin, Fanel, CH, 04/04/2009.
105) Curlew, Fanel, CH, 04/04/2009.
106) Red-breasted Merganser, Fanel, CH, 04/04/2009.
107) Yellow Wagtail, Chablis de Cudrefin, CH, 04/04/2009.
108) Bluethroat, Chablis de Cudrefin, CH, 04/04/2009. Lifer!
109) Osprey, Chablis de Cudrefin, CH, 04/04/2009. Lifer!
110) Willow Warbler, Chablis de Cudrefin, CH, 04/04/2009.
111) Firecrest, La Sauge, CH, 04/04/2009.
 
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