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Lazza's 2013 list (1 Viewer)

lazza

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Another month passes by, and finally more species added:

158. Red-throated diver

Two seen off-shore at Cresswell earlier this week.

And, after some ID problems

159. Greater scaup

So that takes my 2013 list to 1 more than my 2012 UK list, at 159 species, with 7 weeks still left in the year.... and it just shows that for someone of my pathetic birding abilities, a good start to the year has pay-back later in the year!! Nevertheless, I hope I can get past last year's global total (205, currently at 204)....
 
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lazza

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Just comparing 2012 and 2013 UK lists, and there are a good few species I saw last year that I haven't seen this year... some of them are not exactly common, I realise, but there are still some pretty common birds I am missing (many of which I don't stand much chance of getting before year end).

Here's the full list (seen in 2012 but not this year):

Bean goose
Black redstart
Brent goose
Common crane
Crossbill
European White-fronted goose
Great northern diver
Great skua
Hawfinch
Jack snipe
Little Owl
Little stint
Merlin
Pied flycatcher
Puffin
Spotted Flycatcher
Stilt sandpiper
Yellow-browed warbler

And for completeness, here's the list of UK birds I have seen this year but didn't see in 2012:

Bearded tit
Egyptian Goose
Garden Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
Greenshank
Hooded crow
Lesser Redpoll
Manx shearwater
Marsh tit
Mediterranean Gull
Osprey
Pectoral sandpiper
Peregrine Falcon
Pintail
Redstart
Spoonbill
Tawny Owl
Water Rail
Whinchat
 
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lazza

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Woohoo! My first successful "twitch" of the year, adding a new bird to my life list (taking it to 431):

160. Lesser Grey Shrike

Excellent close views of the bird at High Newton, that has been there for several days. My record this year on getting out to see rarities has been pretty poor, with this the only success so far! But well worth an extended lunch break! That takes me to 205 for the year, level with 2012...
 

lazza

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A pleasant ride today via Woodhorn and Cresswell, finally inched me past last year's total. Among a mixed flock of a couple of hundred greylag and Canada geese at Woodhorn were three

161 Greenland White-fronted geese

Other highlights included 750-800 pinkfoot over Cresswell and a water rail in the reeds at Cresswell Pond
 

lazza

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So, finally, a chance to take a look back on 2013:

Final total, including all birds seen in all countries: 206 (+1 on 2012)

UK list: 161 (+3 on 2012)
Species seen in 2013 not seen in 2012: 21
Bearded tit
Egyptian Goose
Garden Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
Greater Scaup
Greenshank
Hooded crow
Lesser grey shrike
Lesser Redpoll
Manx shearwater
Marsh tit
Mediterranean Gull
Osprey
Pectoral sandpiper
Peregrine Falcon
Pintail
Redstart
Spoonbill
Tawny Owl
Water Rail
Whinchat

Species seen in 2012 but not seen in 2013: 18
Bean goose
Black redstart*
Brent goose
Common crane
Crossbill
European White-fronted goose
Great northern diver
Great skua
Hawfinch
Jack snipe
Little Owl*
Little stint*
Merlin
Pied flycatcher
Puffin
Spotted Flycatcher
Stilt sandpiper
Yellow-browed warbler
* species not seen in the UK in 2013, but still seen elsewhere

Lifers seen in the UK during 2013: 12
Water Rail
Bearded tit
Lesser Redpoll
Peregrine Falcon
Pectoral sandpiper
Osprey
Garden Warbler
Pintail
Manx shearwater
Grasshopper Warbler
Whinchat
Lesser grey shrike​

New to my UK list: 3
Little Gull
Redstart
Mediterranean gull​
 
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lazza

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Spain list: 91 (+11 on 2012)
Species seen in 2013 not seen in 2012: 24
Black-headed gull
Cetti's warbler
Cormorant
Cuckoo
Dunlin
Great white egret
Green sandpiper
Jackdaw
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Little ringed plover
Little stint
Long-tailed tit
Muscovy duck
Mute swan
Night heron
Sanderling
Sandwich tern
Snipe
Spotted redshank
Squacco heron
Stone curlew
Wood sandpiper
Woodpigeon

Species seen in 2012 but not seen in 2013: 13
Blue tit*
Carrion crow*
Chaffinch*
Corn bunting
Great reed warbler
Great spotted woodpecker*
Red-rumped swallow
Robin*
Short-toed treecreeper*
Stonechat*
Thekla lark
Tree sparrow*
Water pipit
* species not seen in the Spain in 2013, but still seen elsewhere

Lifers seen in Spain during 2013: 3
Great white egret
Stone curlew
Spotted redshank​

New to my Spain list: 11
Cormorant
Cuckoo
Snipe
Mute swan
Muscovy Duck
Sandwich tern
Sanderling
Long-tailed tit
Squacco heron
Night heron
Lapwing​
 
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lazza

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Switzerland list: 34 (+4 on 2012)
Species seen in 2013 not seen in 2012: 13
Barn swallow
Common buzzard
Common tern
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Goosander
Great crested grebe
Great tit
House martin
Pochard
Serin
Starling
Woodpigeon

Species seen in 2012 but not seen in 2013: 10
Black woodpecker
Blue tit*
Chiffchaff*
Collared dove*
Dipper*
Feral pigeon/Rock dove?!*
Marsh tit*
Robin*
Sparrowhawk*​
* species not seen in the Switzerland in 2013, but still seen elsewhere

New to my Switzerland list: 6
Common tern
Pochard
Goosander
Goldcrest
Serin
House martin​
 
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lazza

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France list: 31 (+5 on 2012)
Species seen in 2013 not seen in 2012: 17
Blackcap
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Collared dove
Common swift
Firecrest
Garden Warbler
Great spotted woodpecker
Great tit
Green woodpecker
Greenfinch
Mallard
Red-crested pochard
Reed warbler
White/pied wagtail
Woodpigeon
Yellow-legged gull​

Species seen in 2012 but not seen in 2013: 12
Black redstart*
Blue tit*
Cormorant*
Dipper*
Goldfinch*
Goosander*
Great tit*
Hobby
Kestrel*
Lesser Blackback gull*
Rook*
Willow tit*​
* species not seen in the France in 2013, but still seen elsewhere

Lifers seen in France in 2013: 1
Firecrest​

New to my France list: 4
Garden warbler
Great-crested grebe
Reed warbler
Green woodpecker​
 
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lazza

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Norway list: 18 (-14 on 2012)
Species seen in 2013 not seen in 2012: 6
Blackbird
Common redpoll
Feral pigeon/rock dove?!
Golden Eagle
Goldfinch
Nuthatch​

Species seen in 2012 but not seen in 2013: 20
Black-headed gull*
Blue tit*
Brambling*
Common crane
Common gull*
Fieldfare*
Great spotted woodpecker*
Grey heron*
House sparrow*
Kestrel*
Lesser blackback gull*
Raven*
Reed bunting*
Robin*
Skylark*
Teal*
White wagtail*
Whooper swan*
Wood pigeon*
Yellowhammer*
* species not seen in the Norway in 2013, but still seen elsewhere

New to my Norway list: 4
Common redpoll
Goldfinch
Nuthatch
Golden Eagle​
 
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