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Gander's 2019 List (1 Viewer)


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So we are off again. I've spent the last two days trying to set a firm foundation for the rest of the year, with a 200 target still in mind. I've missed a few targets, but have still made a fair start I think, with my first lifer of the year in the bag. :t:

  1. Mute Swan
  2. Whooper Swan
  3. Pink-Footed Goose
  4. Shelduck
  5. Wigeon
  6. Teal
  7. Mallard
  8. Pochard
  9. Tufted Duck
  10. Eider
  11. Long-Tailed Duck
  12. Common Scoter
  13. Velvet Scoter
  14. Goldeneye
  15. Smew
  16. Red-Breasted Merganser
  17. Goosander
  18. Pheasant
  19. Red-Throated Diver
  20. Fulmar
  21. Cormorant
  22. Shag
  23. Grey Heron
  24. Little Grebe
  25. Black-Necked Grebe
  26. Sparrowhawk
  27. Common Buzzard
  28. Moorhen
  29. Coot
  30. Oystercatcher
  31. Grey Plover
  32. Ringed Plover
  33. Lapwing
  34. Curlew
  35. Black-Tailed Godwit
  36. Bar-Tailed Godwit
  37. Turnstone
  38. Sanderling
  39. Dunlin
  40. Purple Sandpiper
  41. Spotted Redshank
  42. Redshank
  43. Snipe
  44. Black-Headed Gull
  45. Common Gull
  46. Herring Gull
  47. Great Black-Backed Gull
  48. Feral Pigeon
  49. Stock Dove
  50. Woodpigeon
  51. Collared Dove
  52. Great-Spotted Woodpecker
  53. Kestrel
  54. Magpie
  55. Jay
  56. Jackdaw
  57. Rook
  58. Carrion Crow
  59. Raven
  60. Goldcrest
  61. Blue Tit
  62. Great Tit
  63. Coal Tit
  64. Skylark
  65. Long-Tailed Tit
  66. Wren
  67. Starling
  68. Dipper
  69. Blackbird
  70. Song Thrush
  71. Redwing
  72. Mistle Thrush
  73. Robin
  74. Stonechat
  75. Dunnock
  76. House Sparrow
  77. Tree Sparrow
  78. Pied/White Wagtail
  79. Meadow Pipit
  80. Rock Pipit
    [*]Water Pipit (Lifer)
  81. Chaffinch
  82. Bullfinch
  83. Greenfinch
  84. Crossbill
  85. Goldfinch
  86. Siskin
  87. Corn Bunting
  88. Yellowhammer
  89. Reed Bunting


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4th Jan

Just ticking along.

Loch Ore Meadows

91. Gadwall
92. Pintail
93. Greylag Goose


94. Gannet


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9th Jan

A good day today. Missed one or two targets, but must leave some birds for the rest of the year. ;)3:)

St Andrews

96. Scaup
97. Great Crested Grebe
98. Greenshank
99. Peregrine
100. Surf Scoter


101. Slavonian Grebe


102. Ring-Necked Parakeet (Lifer)


103. Green Sandpiper

Kinnordy Loch

104. Shoveler


105. Twite
106. Little Egret


107. Black Redstart


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14th Jan

A couple on my journey to work yesterday. The first seen from the train. I had to make a diversion in Aberdeen for the second. I think it is probably a lifer. I have memories of seeing them as a child, but I think they were only in the London parks.


110. Short-Eared Owl

Walkers Dam, Aberdeen

111. Mandarin (Lifer)


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6th Feb

With 3 weeks gone since my last new bird due to my type of work, it was good to get back into the saddle yesterday.


114. Merlin


115. Fieldfare
116. Linnet
117. Green Woodpecker


118. Golden Plover

Eden Estuary

119. Brent Goose
120. Knot
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13th Feb

Angus Glens

121. Treecreeper
122. Red Kite
123. Red Grouse
124. Black Grouse

Kinnordy Loch

125. Brambling.


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18th March

Hardly any opportunity for birding over the last month and a half for one reason or another, but managed to get out this morning.


126. Lesser Black-Backed Gull


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20th March


127. Little Gull

Montreathmont Forest

128. Lesser Redpoll
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28th April

For various reasons, it has been a while between birds, but onwards and upwards.

Middle of North Sea

130. Water Rail.


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1st May

Finally beat my bogey bird by getting a Beardy or three.

Letham Pools

134. Sand Martin


135. Blackcap
136. Swallow
137. House Martin

Tay Marshes

138. Sedge Warbler
139. Marsh Harrier
140. Bearded Reedling (Lifer)
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4th May

A very productive twitch to the Eden Estuary this afternoon.

Eden Estuary, Fife

141. Whimbrel
142. Osprey
143. Garganey (Lifer)


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6th May

Mountcastle, Nr Ladybank

144. Garden Warbler


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7th May

A productive trip to


145. Wood Warbler
146. Common Sandpiper
147. Pied Flycatcher
148. Nuthatch


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8th May


149. Razorbill

Loch Strathbeg

150. Common Tern
151. Spoonbill
152. Swift


153. Wheatear

Bullers of Buchan

154. Puffin

Ythan Estuary

155. Arctic Tern
156. Little Tern
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