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How is your 2020 List Going? (1 Viewer)

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
Forgot to update with a lifer that I finally tracked down in the middle of Debrecen earlier this month:

232. Syrian Woodpecker

And two more year ticks today at Hortobagy:

233: Little Owl
234. Red-throated Pipit
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I got lucky and flushed a difficult-to-see bird from some grasses and sedges in a swampy area.

331. Sora

Dave
 

Tero

Retired
224. Cattle egret
225. Swainson’s hawk
226. Pine siskin
227. Swamp sparrow
228. Black-bellied plover (lifer)
 

Andy Hurley

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Scotland
A second trip to Mecklenburg Vorpommern this year, specifically the Fishland - Darß- Zingst area of NE Germany gave a further 11 year birds:

132 Eurasian Wigeon
133 Common Pochard
134 Tundra Bean Goose (A solitary bird at edge of a flock of Greylag Geese)
135 Greater White Fronted Goose
136 Great Black backed Gull
137 Grey Partridge
138 Red breasted Merganser
139 Goosander
140 Lesser Black backed Gull (Baltic)
141 Spotted Redshank
142 Common Snipe
 

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
I had two year ticks last week in Aggtelek national park in northern Hungary

235. Peregrine Falcon
236. Long-eared Owl
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
An hour’s birding after work this afternoon produced a new bird for the year.

332. Pine Siskin

This looks to be a big invasion year for this species. Today I saw two, but throughout the state people are reporting flocks of up to 20, 30, 60, and even 250 at their feeders. I put my thistle feeder out early this fall, and although no siskins have shown up yet, I’m anticipating some interesting activity this fall and winter.

Dave
 
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Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
A quick stop at a farm pond on my way from work produced a new bird for the year.

333. Northern Pintail

A bird I should have seen last winter, but I just wasn’t able to run across one.

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I found a mega rarity for this part of the state at one of my local patches.

334. Common Gallinule

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
During some after-work birding this afternoon, I found a common bird that I should have seen last winter, but I just wasn’t able to run across one before now.

336. Northern Shoveler

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
A two-swan day. I went to a neighboring county this afternoon to twitch two species of swans that had been there for the last few days.

337. Trumpeter Swan
338. Tundra Swan

Also, after I returned from the swan twitch, I had three female Evening Grosbeaks at my feeder. Although not a year bird (I saw one in the mountains last January), it was a Preston County lifer, number 244. There is a developing huge invasion by this species into the northeastern United States, but they rarely get this far south.

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
A quick stop on the way home from work produced a new bird for the year.

339. Horned Lark

My 200th species for Preston County this year.

Dave
 

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