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DIJ's Yearlist 2009 (UK) (1 Viewer)

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
This is my first year list (even though I have been birdwatching for at least 10 years). So far it looks like this!

I don't have dates for these first 30 or so but I will try to put dates and where i found them in future!!!

1)Black-Headed Gull
2)Blackbird
3)Canada goose
4)Chaffinch
5)Coal Tit
6)Collard Dove
7)Coot
8)Cormorant
9)Fieldfare
10)Goldeneye
11)Great Crested Grebe
12)Great tit
13)Green Woodpecker
14)Grey Heron
15)Greylag Goose
16)House Sparrow
17)Kestrel
18)Lapwing
19)Magpie
20)Mallard
21)Moorhen
22)Mute Swan
23)Pied Wagtail
24)Pochard
25)Robin
26)Sparrowhawk
27)Starling
28)Tufted duck
29)Widgeon
30)Woodpigeon
31)Feral Pigeon
32)Blue tit
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Baston Fen NR- 18th Jan
33)Hen Harrier
34)Greenfnch
35)Goldfinch
36)Siskin
37)Great Spotted Woodpecker
38)Herring Gull
39)Goldcrest
40)Jackdaw
41)Rook
42)Pheasant

School tommorow :( but hope to post an update soon:)
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Decided to take a long detour on the way to school this morning and went through the park and past a few hedgrows and this is what I added!

Bourne Park- 21/01/2009
43) Mistle Thrush
44) Little Grebe
45) Black Swan (present all year round at St Peters pool!)
46) Long-Tailed tit
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Not been out for a proper birding trip for a while(mainly because my b-day, and family gatherings!) but hope to go down to the woods with an entusiatic photographer so hope to tick off a few more.

In the car going round Bourne ring road-26/01/2009
47) Barn Owl
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Went out to Bourne Woods looking for Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers. I was successful;)

Bourne Woods 31/01/2009
49) Lesser Spotted Woodpecker(doubting my claim now but seen at Elsea Woods in March)
50) Buzzard
51) Jay
52) Song Thrush
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Duke of Edinburgh at Rutland water left me with a bit of time to look at the reserve and this is what I saw...

(In the car on the way) Ryhall-01/02/2009
53) Red Kite

Rutland Water-01/02/2009
54)Wren
56)Gadwall
57)Goosander
58)Teal
59)Smew
60)Egyptian Goose
61)Shelduck
62)Redshank
63)Greater Black-Backed Gull
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Garden at Dad's(Northorpe fen, Bourne)-05/02/2009
65) Redwing (accompanied by many Fieldfare)
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Bitterly cold, and covered in snow, I return from a morning out in the farmlands!

Thurlby/Northorpe fen-06/02/2009
66)Yellowhammer
67)Red Legged Partridge
68)Corn Bunting
69)Meadow Pipit
70)Dunlin
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Went into the fens around Peterborough and March birding today. Was all good fun and managed to get stuck in the snow. Never trust technology ;)

Ouse Washes-07/02/2009
71)Tree Sparrow
72)Reed bunting
73)Linnet
74)Brambling
75)Shoveler
76)Bewicks Swan
77)Scaup

Somewhere in inbetween Manea and Welney
78) Short-Eared Owl

Welney WWT
79)Bean Goose
80)Pintail
81)Black Tailed Godwit
82)Whooper Swan
83)Carrion Crow
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Back from Skiing in Bulgaria! I thought the birdlife would be good but i was travelling at night and all I saw were Chaffinches, House sparrows and Magpies:(

But I did see 2 new species up on the slopes!

Bansko-Bulgaria 20/02/2009
84) Common Crossbill
85) Raven
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Got up bright and early to go birding with 2 more experienced birders. Went to a very quiet Deeping Lakes and saw 2 returning Oystercatchers, 10 Lapwings, Greater Spotted and Green Woodpeckers and the usual duck species.

Next went to Baston Fen which was nothing special today. Saw about 300 Fieldfare feeding but apart from that 4 Teal and 2 Reed Buntings.

Finally finished the morning with Elsea Wood. Saw around 200 Redwings among the usual woodland species. Also noticed mixed flocks of Tits and Finches.

Deeping Lakes- 12/03/2009
88)Oystercatcher
89)Little Egret

Elsea Wood, Bourne
90)Treecreeper
91)Marsh Tit
92)Nuthatch
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Exams and whatnot now controlling my life and my birding so i havent been out much recently. But one the brighter side I have set Wednesdays afterschool as my 'birding time' as I head off to the woods by the Elsea estate in Bourne.

St Peters Pool(Bourne)-14/03/09
93)Kingfisher

Bourne Spinney-18/03/09
94)Bullfinch
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Had my first bird ringing session last weekend!

Foresry Comission building, Bourne Woods 20/03/09
95) Common Redpoll
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Spring has arrived!!! Rutland Water proved to be the place for the migrants today with Chiffchaffs everywhere!

Rutland Water-05/04/09
96)Chiffchaff (first seen on 14/03 but forgot to post!)
97)Blackcap
98)Willow Warbler
99)Sand Martin
100)Redshank(repeat darn!!!)

Finally there 100! woo :eat:;)B :)(or so i thought) 99...:C
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
M42 Birmingham-08/04/09
100) Swallow (finally there...for denfinite now!!!)

Went out for an afternoon birding courtesy of Josh Jones (thanks again!)! This is what we saw...

Grummits scrape(Baston Pits)-09/04/09
101) Red Crested Pochard

Baston Crossdrain
102) Green Sandpiper

Baston Pits, New Works
103) Little Ringed Plover
104) Common Gull
105) Lesser Black Backed Gull

Etton Pits
106) Ringed Plover
107) Yellow Wagtail
108) Wheatear

Also Redshank, Sand Martins, Lapwings, Tufties, regulars really...
 

***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Got to my Dads house today to find the fields had been turned and they were buzzing with life! Finches and Buntings covered the ground along with Corvids, Pheasants and Red Legged Partridges!
Around 100 Linnet was a good suprise seeming as I havent seen one out of the front window in 5 years! Another of Note was a Great Spotted Woodpecker which is a first in around 10 years.

Northorpe Fen
109) Little Owl
 
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***DIJ***

...a Brunian Birder...
Duke of Edinburgh took me too the New Forest this weekend- spring has moved along alot quicker there than it has here in Lincolnshire!

New Forest-17-19/04/09
110) Wood Warbler
111) Curlew
112) Cuckoo
 

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