No more additions to the UK list due to being on holiday, a few 'world' list additions though...as before * = not seen last year, capitals = lifer
28th September: Santa Luzia, Portugal
greater flamingo, yellow-legged gull (although can't believe I didn't see one in Geneva...), Audouin's gull
29th September: Santa Luzia
Kentish plover, black-winged stilt
30th September: Santa Luzia
zitting Cisticola, Sardinian warbler, pied flycatcher, crested lark
1st October: Faro saltpans and golf course pond
SLENDER-BILLED GULL, Iberian magpie, WESTERN PURPLE SWAMPHEN, greenshank, booted eagle*
3rd October: Tavira
white stork, SPOTLESS STARLING
4th October: Sagres / pelagic
BALEARIC SHEARWATER, Cory's shearwater, great skua, European storm-petrel, Wilson's storm-petrel, sooty shearwater, (western) black redstart (ssp.*)
8th October, Faro
According to Scythebill, that brings my 'world' year list to 199, although I wasn't really counting. 4 lifers weren't bad either- although I've almost certainly seen spotless starlings in the past, this is the first time I've properly 'seen' one, as in observed key features and listened to calls.
Good to catch up with pied flycatcher, greenshank, great skua and osprey somewhere this year, but a pity their chances of getting on my UK list are diminishing or have already disappeared...