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How Is Your 2017 List Going? (1 Viewer)

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This afternoon I stopped at a swamp with large areas of cattails and picked up a new bird for the year.

206. Marsh Wren

Dave
 

Andy Hurley

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Scotland
Some more from South Africa in September

518 African Wattled Lapwing L
519 Melodious Lark L
520 Botha's Lark L

521 Desert Cisticola
522 Curlew Sandpiper
523 Long Crested Eagle L
524 Lesser Swamp Warbler L
 
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I am away for a few days at Spurn. So far I have added two new year birds plus seen my second Arctic Warbler in three weeks.

New birds so far are:

220. Red-backed Shrike
221. Little Stint
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
October is the best month to find rails around here. With that in mind, I put on the rubber boots and waded through a wet marshy area. I got lucky and flushed one from underfoot.

207. Sora

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As I said earlier. I was at Spurn but on the Friday news of a Rock Thrush in South Wales made me think twice about staying or going for the bird. I stayed but it was obvious by the end of the day how relatively quiet the Spurn area was.

I was watching my second Rosy Starling of the year on Saturday morning. This one at Easington when I thought sod it, I'm going for the Thrush.

I stopped near Birmingham for something to eat and that hour I stopped made me miss the bird by ten minutes as I got to where the bird had been at 15.25 and the bird flew at 15.15. I persevered but no luck so I stayed there overnight in my Motorhome.

Thankfully after about a two hour search today the bird was re-found and I got superb, albeit distant views, of the bird.

On the way home I called by the Cannop Ponds in the Forest of Dean for the resident Mandarin duck.

222. Rock Thrush
223. Mandarin Duck
 

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
The weekend before last, I was down on Öland for work. I also managed to get a bit of birding done and added some good birds to my year list.

306. Rough-legged Buzzard
307. Eurasian Rock Pipit
308. Black-throated Diver
309. Little Gull
310. Greater Scaup
311. Caspian Gull
312. Ferruginous Duck
 

Tero

Retired
Nice birds. Being so far inland I am missing a lot of gulls and only had two terns. Missing Caspian. I'll just have to bundle up in expensive gloves and winter coat in November for the biggest lake nearby. Also a few ducks missing and did not bother with scoters as it is an inconvenient small lake with houses all around.
 

martinboer

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Short trip to Paris, only saw one new bird for the year. But on my birthday, so that's something.

4 October

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
169. Gray Wagtail

Latest Lifer: 597 : Lesser Yellowlegs (Lighthouse Cove, Fenwick Island, Delaware, USA; September 2017)
 

Andy Hurley

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Scotland
Still more coming from my South Africa trip

525 Bokmakierie
526 Mountain Wagtail L
527 Southern Black Flycatcher
 
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Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
Two new birds this morning, so I’m now up to 209 for the year.

208. Pine Siskin
209. Brant

The Brant was a state lifer (number 268), my third of the year, as well as a Preston County lifer (number 227). Sea-loving Brants are rare away from the ocean, and are exceptionally rare in the high elevations of West Virginia.

Dave
 

martinboer

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Long overdue visit to Hughes Hollow in the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area did not disappoint.

Chalked up four year birds, three of which are lifers. Lifting my life list to 600!


28 October

Hughes Hollow, McKee-Beshers, Maryland, USA
170. Sharp-shinned Hawk
171. Pileated Woodpecker
172. Blue-headed Vireo
173. Yellow-rumped Warbler

Latest Lifer: 600 : Yellow-rumped Warbler (Hughes Hollow, McKee-Beshers, Maryland, USA; October 2017)
 

AlexC

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Past couple months I've been completely absorbed in work, but finally got a chance to have a nice hike today which yielded a FOS bird, FOS reported on eBird in all of LA County! (save San Clemente Island, which is a weird migrant trap / Channel Islands Bermuda Triangle):

431. Varied Thrush
 

Andy Hurley

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Scotland
South Africa continued....

528 Yellow Canary
529 Capped Wheatear
530 Black necked Grebe
531 Karoo Prinia L
532 Bank Cormorant
533 Great White Pelican
 
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