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How is your 2020 List Going? (2 Viewers)

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This afternoon after a lousy day at work, when nothing seemed to go right, I stopped by a local farm pond for a little birding. My day took a dramatic turn for the better when I found an absolute mega rarity for this area.

320. Yellow-headed Blackbird

This is the first record for Preston County, and was obviously a county lifer (number 242). It was also a state lifer (number 290).

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This afternoon, after a lousy day at work when nothing seemed to go right, I stopped by a local farm pond for a little birding. My day took a dramatic turn for the better when I found an absolute mega rarity for this area.

320. Yellow-headed Blackbird

This is the first record for Preston County, and was obviously a county lifer (number 242). It was also a state lifer (number 290).

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
Every year at about this time the nighthawks begin their migration through my area, and I make it a point to keep an eye out for them. This evening as I sat on my deck, two flew over.

321. Common Nighthawk

The average date of their arrival is August 19, so they’re just about on time.

Dave
 

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Well-known member
My first birding trip out in months to Sutton Park, near Birmingham, for a rare bird locally.

99. Red-backed Shrike (Male)
 

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
228. European Roller
229. Caspian Gull
230. Eurasian Penduline Tit
231. Saker Falcon


Today at Hortobagy, including two lifers. The Roller was one of the biggest holes left on my European list
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I picked up an expected and on-time fall migrant.

324. Philadelphia Vireo

Although this species is possible in the spring, I’ve seen the vast majority in the fall.

Dave
 

Reader

Well-known member
One I wasn't expecting this morning whilst it walking my dog was a Great White Egret flying over me.

100. Great White Egret
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This evening I chased and found a local rarity found by another birder earlier in the day.

325. Sanderling

It was a Preston County lifer (number 243), my fifth of the year.

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
While birding from my deck this evening, I spotted a rare but regular fall migrant. This was the first time I’ve seen this species in my yard.

326. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Dave
 
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Tero

Retired
Yeah, that I always miss. This week some were seen.

216 Blue-headed Vireo
217. Canada Warbler
218. Northern Waterthrush
219. Black-billed Cuckoo....state lifer
220. Blackburnian Warbler...state lifer
221. Chestnut-sided Warbler
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I found a long overdue bird that I should have easily seen in the spring.

328. Pectoral Sandpiper

Dave
 

kevinsl06

Well-known member
218. Sora

217. Baird's Sandpiper

216. Loggerhead Shrike

215. Black Tern

214. Sandwich Tern

213. Magnificent Frigatebird

212. Reddish Egret

211. Inca Dove

210. Black-bellied Plover

209. Gull-billed Tern

208. Mottled Duck


207. Common Gallinule

206. American Avocet

205. Snowy Plover

202. Caspian Tern

201. Royal Tern

200. Tricolored Heron

199. White Ibis

198. Roseate Spoonbill

197. Willow Flycatcher

196. Semipalmated Plover

195. Piping Plover

194. Ruddy Turnstone

193. Sanderling

192. Least Sandpiper

191. Semipalmated Sandpiper

190. Solitary Sandpiper

189. Willet

188. Laughing Gull

187. Black Skimmer

186. Brown Pelican
 

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