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January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition) (4 Viewers)

Picked up 71 today for the UK, perhaps a handful of additional species in here:

1. Magpie
2. Woodpigeon
3. Carrion Crow
4. Starling
5. Kestrel
6. Rook
7. Buzzard
8. Black-headed Gull
9. Blackbird
10. Jackdaw
11. Blue tit
12. Goldfinch
13. Coot
14. Tufted duck
15. Cormorant
16. Egyptian goose
17. Mallard
18. Goldeneye
19. Mute swan
20. Goodander
21. Great tit
22. Jay
23. Wigeon
24. Greylag goose
25. Gadwall
26. Bullfinch
27. Long tailed tit
28. Pochard
29. Shoveller
30. Canada goose
31. Moorhen
32. Lapwing
33. Golden plover
34. Teal
35. Marsh Harrier
36. Chaffinch
37. Great black backed gull
38. Great white egret
39. Pheasant
40. Fieldfare
41. Stock dove
42. Common gull
43. Collared dove
44. Great grey shrike
45. Great spotted woodpecker
46. Feral pigeon
47. Robin
48. Linnet
49. Sparrowhawk
50. Ruff
51. Redshank
52. Lesser yellowlegs
53. Curlew
54. Wren
55. Little egret
56. Greenfinch
57. Brambling
58. Brent goose
59. Reed bunting
60. Avocet
61. Shelduck
62. Little grebe
63. Pintail
64. Black tailed godwit
65. Herring gull
66. Merlin
67. Hen harrier
68. Whooper swan
69. Scaup
70. Snipe
71. Barn owl
 
400 mile round trip today, route Farnborough - Welney - Stiffkey - Cley - Holkham - Titchwell - King's Lynn - Eldernell and back home.

Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
Pink-footed Goose
White-fronted Goose
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Brent Goose Mainly Dark-bellied but one Pale-bellied at Titchwell
Red-breasted Goose 1w Cley
Egyptian Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Gadwall
Teal
Mallard
Pintail
Shoveler
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Common Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-legged Partridge
Pheasant
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver King's Lynn by A149
Cormorant
Western Cattle Egret 4 Morston
Little Egret loads
Great White Egret 1 Cley, 3+ Eldernell
Grey Heron
Glossy Ibis Stiffkey
Little Grebe
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Moorhen
Coot
Common Crane 3 Eldernell
Oystercatcher
Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Lapwing
Ringed Plover
Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Turnstone
Knot
Ruff
Sanderling
Dunlin
Greenshank
Redshank
Snipe
Black-headed Gull C
Common Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Barn Owl Eldernell
Tawny Owl Eldernell
Long-eared Owl Eldernell
Short-eared Owl Eldernell
Kestrel
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion Crow
Goldcrest
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Skylark
Cetti’s Warbler
Long-tailed Tit
Chiffchaff Eldernell
Treecreeper
Wren
Starling Cracking murmuration Eldernell
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Robin
Stonechat
House Sparrow
Pied Wagtail
Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit
Water Pipit Titchwell
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Reed Bunting

92 spp I think. Clear skies till about 1430 then thin cloud: after dark return journey very wet and unpleasant.

Also the following mammals:

Red Fox
Rabbit
Brown Hare
Chinese Water Deer
Muntjac including one browsing ten feet away completely relaxed. Magic.
Grey Squirrel
Roe Deer

Happy New Year everyone.

John

Edit: I hadn't written down Oystercatcher (several on the beach at Titchwell) in my notebook, from which I took the species count, so 93 spp final count.
 
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Barbados today (1/1/24):
Blue-winged Teal
Common Ground Dove
Common Gallinule
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Western Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Gray Heron
Glossy Ibis
Belted Kingfisher
Gray Kingbird
Caribbean Elaenia
Grassland Yellow-Finch
Collared Dove
Zenaida Dove
Shiny Cowbird
Carib Grackle
Barbados Bullfinch
Black-faced Grassquit
Rose-ringed Parakeet

And one that is counted in Ebird (provisional status) Orange-winged Parrot
 
I've been through the U.S. lists, I think, and will add these.
Double crested Cormorant
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Harlequin Duck
Peregrine Falcon
Sharp-shinned hawk
Ruby crowned Kinglet
Greenwing Teal
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Pintail
Common Loon
Killdeer
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
White-winged Scoter
 
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I wasn't able to do much birding, but still noted some Southwestern specialties while out and about today. Here's what I think is new for the US list:

Gila Woodpecker
Gilded Flicker
Harris's Hawk
Say's Phoebe
Cactus Wren
Abert's Towhee
Curve-billed Thrasher
Inca Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
"Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler (can't remember if this counts as full species in some taxonomies)
Great-tailed Grackle
Phainopepla
Western Meadowlark
Greater Roadrunner
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Harrier
 
Following the spreadsheet, I think I added 65 to the US sheet courtesy of South Florida (making 178 total for US):
  1. Egyptian Goose
  2. Muscovy Duck
  3. Indian Peafowl
  4. Common Ground Dove
  5. King Rail
  6. Common Gallinule
  7. Purple Gallinule
  8. Sandhill Crane
  9. Black-bellied Plover
  10. Semipalmated Plover
  11. Piping Plover
  12. Short-billed Dowitcher
  13. Greater Yellowlegs
  14. Ruddy Turnstone
  15. Sanderling
  16. Dunlin
  17. Least Sandpiper
  18. Western Sandpiper
  19. Bonaparte's Gull
  20. Laughing Gull
  21. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  22. Caspian Tern
  23. Royal Tern
  24. Wood Stork
  25. Anhinga
  26. American White Pelican
  27. Brown Pelican
  28. Least Bittern
  29. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
  30. Black-crowned Night Heron
  31. Tricolored Heron
  32. Snowy Egret
  33. Green Heron
  34. Western Cattle Egret
  35. Great Egret
  36. White Ibis
  37. Roseate Spoonbill
  38. Turkey Vulture
  39. Osprey
  40. White-tailed Kite
  41. Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
  42. Blue-and-yellow Macaw
  43. Chestnut-fronted Macaw
  44. Least Flycatcher
  45. Eastern Phoebe
  46. Tropical Kingbird
  47. Western Kingbird
  48. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  49. White-eyed Vireo
  50. Tree Swallow
  51. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  52. House Wren
  53. Common Myna
  54. Gray Catbird
  55. American Pipit
  56. Savannah Sparrow
  57. Eastern Meadowlark
  58. Red-winged Blackbird
  59. Common Grackle
  60. Boat-tailed Grackle
  61. Common Yellowthroat
  62. American Redstart
  63. Palm Warbler
  64. Prairie Warbler
  65. Painted Bunting
 
400 mile round trip today, route Farnborough - Welney - Stiffkey - Cley - Holkham - Titchwell - King's Lynn - Eldernell and back home.

Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
Pink-footed Goose
White-fronted Goose
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Brent Goose Mainly Dark-bellied but one Pale-bellied at Titchwell
Red-breasted Goose 1w Cley
Egyptian Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Gadwall
Teal
Mallard
Pintail
Shoveler
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Common Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-legged Partridge
Pheasant
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver King's Lynn by A149
Cormorant
Western Cattle Egret 4 Morston
Little Egret loads
Great White Egret 1 Cley, 3+ Eldernell
Grey Heron
Glossy Ibis Stiffkey
Little Grebe
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Moorhen
Coot
Common Crane 3 Eldernell
Oystercatcher
Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Lapwing
Ringed Plover
Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Turnstone
Knot
Ruff
Sanderling
Dunlin
Greenshank
Redshank
Snipe
Black-headed Gull C
Common Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Barn Owl Eldernell
Tawny Owl Eldernell
Long-eared Owl Eldernell
Short-eared Owl Eldernell
Kestrel
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion Crow
Goldcrest
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Skylark
Cetti’s Warbler
Long-tailed Tit
Chiffchaff Eldernell
Treecreeper
Wren
Starling Cracking murmuration Eldernell
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Robin
Stonechat
House Sparrow
Pied Wagtail
Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit
Water Pipit Titchwell
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Reed Bunting

92 spp I think. Clear skies till about 1430 then thin cloud: after dark return journey very wet and unpleasant.

Also the following mammals:

Red Fox
Rabbit
Brown Hare
Chinese Water Deer
Muntjac including one browsing ten feet away completely relaxed. Magic.
Grey Squirrel
Roe Deer

Happy New Year everyone.

John

Edit: I hadn't written down Oystercatcher (several on the beach at Titchwell) in my notebook, from which I took the species count, so 93 spp final count.
Did you try for the American wigeon on the Nene washes
 

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