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Gander's 2018 Two Hundred Or Bust List (1 Viewer)

Gander

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23rd April

A productive early morning visit to my local patch gave me....

Seafield

142. Whimbrel
143. Common Whitethroat
 

Gander

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25th April

Near Brechin

144. Swift

Angus Glens

145. Ring Ouzel
146. Wheatear
147. Redstart
148. Black Grouse
149. Tree Pipit

Montrose Basin

150. Osprey

Auchmithie

151. Puffin
 
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Gander

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27th April

First ever birding trip into East Lothian.

Musselburgh

152. Grasshopper Warbler (Lifer)
153. White-Winged Scoter (Lifer)


Skateraw

154. Jack Snipe
 
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Gander

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29th May

Being away offshore for a key three weeks of the year has put a serious dent in my hopes of 200 species this year, however, a first for my offshore birding turned up this morning, and has given me a glimmer of hope.

159. Pied Flycatcher
 

Gander

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Back on dry land, went looking for Red-Backed Shrike. No sign of one, but came back with........

Crail

160. Corn Bunting

Fife Ness

161. Black-Throated Diver
162. Manx Shearwater (Lifer)
163. Arctic Skua.
164. Arctic Tern
 
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Gander

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2nd June

An early morning foray into central Fife produced......

Mountcastle

165. Garden Warbler

That equals my previous best number of species for a year, so now its gravy until January. :t:
 

Gander

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6th June

A very productive day's birding in the Perthshire glens produced....

166. Cuckoo
167. Whinchat
168. Red Kite
169. Short-eared Owl
 
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Gander

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13th June

Glen Dye

171. Spotted Flycatcher

Ythan Estuary

172. King Eider (Lifer)
173. Little Tern (Lifer)
 
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Gander

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25th July

A second visit to the Ythan Estuary produced two lifers today. That is four lifers in two visits. Needless to say, the Ythan Estuary is now one of my favourite places on Earth.

174. Sooty Tern (Lifer)
175. Eurasian Spoonbill (Lifer)
 

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