Tawnys were busy doing their thing here this morning at 6.30 as usual - but too late of course for the list.
We had Little Grebe early on, but I typed it out as Dabchick. We also had Eurasian Shag early on, but not sure if you're referring to the same bird?I was being lazy when I updated the global list and didn't check your whole list against it. So the little grebe got added to the UK and urope lists but was missed from the global. Ah well, it's on there now.
Eurasian Shag was number 326, now 325, reported by Stonefaction.
OK, so deduct 4 from the total for those (we hadn't added the shag as in the UK it would inevitably be Eurasian), then add one to UK (142), Europe (198) and global (550):We had Little Grebe early on, but I typed it out as Dabchick. We also had Eurasian Shag early on, but not sure if you're referring to the same bird?
From the Hong Kong list: we've also had Pied Avocet, BW Stilt and Spotted Dove before. The last one was one of mine.
Although people are welcome to use whatever taxonomy they're familiar with (as witness the eccentric names used by the UK contributors), we're using IOC for the combined lists. So:The Cattle Egret is certainly Eastern. Whether you count it depends on which taxonomy you follow. No strong views
Fulmar should be on the list. Dipped on Greenshank, Tawny Owl and BT Diver are two more I would normally expect myself.The latest UK list from post #150 has 142 species, although it includes both Lesser Redpoll and 'Redpoll' which presumably also relates to lesser, so should be 141.
I can add the following 8 species from NYD that don't feature in that list:
Some missing species from the list that may have been around on NYD, I've highlighted the 'easier' ones:
Taiga Bean Goose
Tundra Bean Goose
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Great Grey Shrike
Mealy (Common) Redpoll
Thanks for the handy summary of missing species! From that list I saw Common Scoter and Red Grouse in north wales on NYD. If I had walked up the Orme as planned I also would have had Chough and possibly Iceland Gull but alas that did not happen.Some missing species from the list that may have been around on NYD, I've highlighted the 'easier' ones: