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Green Listing 2021 - Joint thread (1 Viewer)

Colin Conroy

Colin Conroy
Finally I have managed to see a nightjar, it flew around the house yesterday evening. Presumably red necked, as I am in SW Spain
If you learn the calls, Red-necked is very different from Common - Red-necked goes "K'duck, k'duck, k'duck" (fairly low pitched). Common is a distinctive (and very different) churrr (or Drrrrrr) sound, usually changing pitch after a few seconds
 

Xenospiza

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I should try for Nightjar again this week. A non-green search at my favourite spot last weekend failed.
At least I should have the opportunity to add Long-eared Owl (there were young birds calling).
 

Swindon Addick

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Wales
Finally I have managed to see a nightjar, it flew around the house yesterday evening. Presumably red necked, as I am in SW Spain
We don't have any nightjars on the world list yet, so whichever species you decide it is will be new for the list. As long as you can satisfy yourself that it was one or the other, of course.
 

Xenospiza

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Surprised to see my European Turtle Dove from 10 days ago is new to the global list
Sadly I don't manage to see them every year anymore, but Gerald really should have managed.

Another one that used to be common is Grey Partridge, which I happened to add today (it was nicely quiet with everyone watching Germany lose). I don't think all the birds around here are truly wild, but this one was very shy.
 

Xenospiza

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A most excellent addition to my green & patch list: two Griffon Vultures migrating past this morning!

(Can I hear Gerald yawning?)
 

anonymousbirder

Well-known member
United States
My list for this year:
  1. Robin
  2. Catbird
  3. Northern Cardinal
  4. Red-Winged Blackbird
  5. White-Throated Sparrow
  6. American Crow
  7. Hairy Woodpecker
  8. Mourning Dove
  9. Canada Goose
  10. Belted Kingfisher
  11. Turkey Vulture
  12. Common Merganser
  13. Mallard
  14. Song Sparrow
  15. Eastern Bluebird
  16. Tree Swallow
  17. Brown-Headed Cowbird
  18. Northern Flicker
  19. Red-Tailed Hawk
  20. House Sparrow
  21. European Starling
  22. Double-Crested Cormorant
  23. Rock Pigeon
  24. Common Grackle
  25. Blue Jay
  26. Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
  27. Black Vulture
  28. House Finch
  29. Barn Swallow
  30. Carolina Wren
  31. Red-Bellied Wood Pecker
  32. Northern Mockingbird
  33. Wood Thrush
  34. Baltimore Oriole
  35. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
  36. Solitary Sandpiper
  37. American Goldfinch
  38. Indigo Bunting
  39. Pileated Woodpecker
  40. Red-Shouldered Hawk
  41. Bald Eagle
  42. Brown Thrasher
  43. Bank Swallow
  44. Eastern Towhee
  45. Fish Crow
  46. Scarlet Tanager
  47. Wood Duck
  48. Eastern Phoebe
  49. Great Blue Heron
  50. Killdeer
  51. Cedar Waxwing
  52. House Wren
  53. Chipping Sparrow
  54. Downy Woodpecker
 

Swindon Addick

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Wales
Great to have some more American additions after a long gap - thanks. And I can see a few additions for the global list among that lot.
 

Xenospiza

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Another nice surprise today: Melodious Warbler. The second one I found locally in ten years.
Even more surprisingly an addition for the world list.

Unfortunately an attempt at refinding a Lesser Spotted Eagle yesterday failed: that would have been a nice addition with any mode of transport!
 

Colin Conroy

Colin Conroy
Hi all, sorry for my long absence - I had quite a gap without any new birds, then added five to my list on the 19th of June, and then forgot to post on here or update my column on the spreadsheet. The five new species (for me) that I added were Ring-necked Parakeet, Common Scoter, Northern Gannet, Manx Shearwater and Atlantic Puffin. The Scoter, the Shearwater and the Gannet were new for the UK and global lists bringing the global list to 540 and the UK one to 173. Oh, and my one is now on 154. I'm neck and neck with you now Xenospiza, although I'm counting Category C's (which you're not) and you're counting subspecies (which I'm not) -so probably still neck and neck. Laurent hasn't updated for ages and so is probably miles ahead of either of us.
Now I'm looking at the possibility of using my day off on Friday to get down to where a Black-browed Albatross has been hanging around for a couple of days and then camping overnight and coming back on Saturday (hopefully adding a couple more on the way) - It's a long way though - eek
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
I take my chapeau off to you folk pushing yourselves to physical extremes. My faithful means of transport ( Shanks’ pony!) netted me a new one for my list this week, Hobby. I had to walk at least 10m from the house before I could confirm what it was.
m being metres not miles ;)
 

Xenospiza

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Hi all, sorry for my long absence - I had quite a gap without any new birds, then added five to my list on the 19th of June, and then forgot to post on here or update my column on the spreadsheet. The five new species (for me) that I added were Ring-necked Parakeet, Common Scoter, Northern Gannet, Manx Shearwater and Atlantic Puffin. The Scoter, the Shearwater and the Gannet were new for the UK and global lists bringing the global list to 540 and the UK one to 173. Oh, and my one is now on 154. I'm neck and neck with you now Xenospiza, although I'm counting Category C's (which you're not) and you're counting subspecies (which I'm not) -so probably still neck and neck. Laurent hasn't updated for ages and so is probably miles ahead of either of us.
Now I'm looking at the possibility of using my day off on Friday to get down to where a Black-browed Albatross has been hanging around for a couple of days and then camping overnight and coming back on Saturday (hopefully adding a couple more on the way) - It's a long way though - eek
Best of luck with the albatross! I made two unsuccessful trips to Helgoland (which were otherwise no punishment) for it. Sylt (a six hour drive at least) was too far for me.
I saw Black Swan on my local patch, but adding that to my list is really, really pushing it!
 

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