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Joint BF Lockdown Listing - Autumn 2020 (1 Viewer)

dantheman

Bah humbug
With lockdown looming in England, and already in place in many parts of Europe and elsewhere, time again for a lockdown listing thread to help alleviate some of the pain, encourage community birding spirit, give some birding encouragement and share vicarious pleasure ... ??

As per earlier threads -

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=388090

Rules - these were mostly thrashed out on previous threads, debatable, but -

Rule 1 - Birds to be seen on foot or by cycle only from place of residence (ie no car or public transport involved at all) whilst under either official lockdown or self-enforced lockdown/quarantine.

Rule 2 - That's mostly it, but technicalities may follow/crop up I'm sure.


Autumn is mostly over, but winter visitors are arriving and building up. Feel free to add day lists, accounts or pics from around the world. If you are not currently in lockdown feel free to contribute out of interest (and under the same restrictions as Rule 1) BUT when/if we do a joint list (eg on a spreadsheet) they won't necessarily count, unless we decide otherwise.

Stay safe and enjoy your birding ;)
 
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dantheman

Bah humbug
For a starting point, not sure whether the aim/spirit of the thread is to encourage garden and local birding absolutely as a way of encouraging local birding and discouraging unnecessary travel (which can either marginally or meaningfully affect CV19 spread), in which case ALL garden listing should count for all throughout??? Thoughts?

England - starts lockdown Thursday 5th November.
Wales - currently in firebreak lockdown (dates?)
France in lockdown already

Rest of the world ... ??
 
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Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
Good idea Dan, I’ll get it going from locked down France, yesterday and today so far :

Common Woodpigeon
Golden Eagle
Common Buzzard
Tawny Owl
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Eurasian Green Woodpecker
Eurasian Jay
Nutcracker
Common Magpie
Carrion Crow
Common Raven
Coal Tit
Crested Tit
Marsh Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Great Tit
Eurasian Nuthatch
Eurasian Wren
Eurasian Blackbird
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
European Robin
Black Redstart
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Brambling
Goldfinch
Bullfinch
Hawfinch
Siskin
Yellowhammer
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
In garden terms, Herring Gull and Jackdaw seen, along with a Blackbird heard this morning whist checking the moth trap. Bit wet and blowy.
 

ClarkWGriswold

Carpe Carpum
Staff member
Supporter
Wales
Ruddy grim up on Drummau Mountain this afternoon. Horizontal rain. Soaked through. I think the only species we can add are Meadow Pipit and Redwings

Rich
 

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dantheman

Bah humbug
Ruddy grim up on Drummau Mountain this afternoon. Horizontal rain. Soaked through. I think the only species we can add are Meadow Pipit and Redwings

Bit like this outside today, minus the dog, fungus and still relatively scenic landscape!

Not sure if it counts yet but saw a swallow while walking out from my English home this morning
James

Nice. I would say it would as think this is an easy-going thing rather than a strict competition. Plus makes it easier not to have to monitor everything too closely!
 

skatebirder

Well-known member
Well, if we've started, here are a few from this afternoon in Southampton:
Grey Heron
Long-tailed Tit
Goldcrest
Firecrest
Common Gull
Coot
Moorhen
Tufted Duck
Shoveler
 

Warixenjalka

Well-known member
Finland
Finland isn't lockdown and I don't think it will go. Or should I say: I hope...

But as a result of today’s bike ride; 45 species + one more from kitchen window.

Barnacle
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Whooper
Wigeon
Mallard
Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
Smew
Goosander
Red-breasted Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
Hazel Grouse
Feral Pigeon
Coot
Herring Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull
White-tailed Eagle
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey-headed Woody
Black Woody
Northern Great Grey Shrike
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Hooded Crow
Raven
Coal Tit
Crested Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Goldcrest
Nuthatch
Common Treecreeper
Blackbird
Black Redstart (Best of the day B :))
Waxwing
Dunnock
Tree Sparrow
Bullfinch
Linnet
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Yellowhammer
+
Greenfinch
 

Andrea Collins

Beside the Duddon Estuary, Cumbria
England
I'm assuming this officially starts today for England. A bit of a sparse list from an after work walk along the shore of the (Duddon) estuary and back through the scrubby woods on the old industrial land above the shore. The estuary is still fairly quiet with the large flocks of waders and wildfowl yet to arrive. The small flock of wintering Twite were nice to see though. I always look forward to their return in the autumn.

Shelduck
Pintail
Red-breasted Merganser
Eider
Cormorant
Great Crested Grebe
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Oystercatcher
Sanderling
Dunlin
Redshank
Curlew
Moorhen
Little Egret
Kestrel
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Starling
Blackbird
Robin
Blue Tit
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Twite
 

rosbifs

Well-known tool
France
Finland isn't lockdown and I don't think it will go. Or should I say: I hope...

But as a result of today’s bike ride; 45 species + one more from kitchen window.

Barnacle
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Whooper
Wigeon
Mallard
Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
Smew
Goosander
Red-breasted Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
Hazel Grouse
Feral Pigeon
Coot
Herring Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull
White-tailed Eagle
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey-headed Woody
Black Woody
Northern Great Grey Shrike
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Hooded Crow
Raven
Coal Tit
Crested Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Goldcrest
Nuthatch
Common Treecreeper
Blackbird
Black Redstart (Best of the day B :))
Waxwing
Dunnock
Tree Sparrow
Bullfinch
Linnet
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Yellowhammer
+
Greenfinch

I'll swap you 10 Black Redstarts for one Grey Headed Woody...

My species list is at 4

Great Tit
House Sparrow
Red Billed Chough
Griffon Vulture
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Pink-footed Goose - flock of 112 S today for me :t:
Gadwall
Stock Dove
Trying to think if there's anything else I've seen today not on the lists above!
 

Jos Stratford

Beast from the East
National Quarantine in Lithuania from this Friday night ... bit tougher residing in my cabin as we head into winter, dark and cold :) And a lot less birdy, most stuff already long migrated out.

My meagre contribution:

Bean Goose
Mallard
Common Buzzard
Grey-headed Woodpecker
White-backed Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Hooded Crow
Jackdaw
Jay
Raven
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Marsh Tit
Wren
Goldcrest
Fieldfare
Redpoll
Siskin
Bullfinch
Yellowhammer
 
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Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
Three more from me that I don't think have featured from Yurrup yet
Sparrowhawk
Goshawk
Alpine Chough

Thank you to the three crows that were dive bombing a harmless tree this morning, eventually the Gos flew out, most disgruntled as I suspect it was having a snooze!
 

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