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Lazza's 2019 list (1 Viewer)


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So, my initial promise to keep my list updated more regularly seems to have been rather hollow....

Nevertheless, I'm going to try to update the whole list now....!!

March, UK list update:
Firstly at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea:
87. Mediterranean gull
88. Great black-backed gull
89. Guillemot
90. Common Scoter
91. Rock pipit
92. Ringed plover

And while driving along the A1 near Wetherby:
93. Red kite


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April additions to the UK list...

Dunces Houses Lane, Morpeth:
94. Chiffchaff (on 23/03)

95. Whitethroat (on 19 April)
96. Raven!

Stobhill, Morpeth, in and around the garden:
97. Blackcap
98. House Martin (20 APr)
99. Barn swallow (21 Apr)

And all the following at Druridge Pools
100. Willow warbler
101. Grasshopper Warbler
102. Sedge warbler
103. Snipe
104. Shoveler
105. Reed warbler
106. Stonechat
107. Black-throated diver (on the sea)
108. Little owl


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Also, in April, I visited a new country, with a work trip to Egypt(!) allowing me to start a new country list!!

With work commitments and no opportunity to explore, the list was rather short, but it's a start:
Around the hotel in Heliopolis:
1. Laughing dove
2. Hooded crow
3. House sparrow
4. Common bulbul*
5. Blackbird
6. Lesser whitethroat*
7. Chiffchaff
8. Little egret

In "10th Ramadan":
9. Feral pigeon
10. Hoopoe*

Cairo, by the large mosque near the old City:
11. Common swift
12. Barn swallow
13. Pale Crag Martin*

14. Kestrel

Day-trip to Alexandria, past a few coastal/delta marshes:
15. Whiskered tern*
16. Cattle Egret*
17. Pied kingfisher*

* 8 species not on a higher list


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Also in April, our annual trip to the mother-in-law's house near ALicante. A decent count of 73 species for the Spring trip, including a lifer on the building site next to the house!

El Altet:
1. Kestrel
2. Woodpigeon

Sant Pola Salinas
3. Yellow-legged gull
4. Greater Flamingo*
5. Coot
6. Common Pochard
7. Black-winged stilt

Urb La Marina:
8. House sparrow
9. Serin*
10. Blackbird
11. Greenfinch
12. Zitting cisticola*
13. Collared dove
14. Barn swallow
15. White wagtail
16. Black wheatear* - lifer
17. Goldfinch

Canals and farmland around the Urb:
18. Common swift
19. Glossy ibis*
20. Red-rumped swallow*
21. Tree sparrow
22. Moorhen
23. Sardinian warbler*

24. Little egret
25. Magpie

Guardama de Segura
26. Black-headed gull

Vistabella Road, EL Hondo, hides and farmland
27. House martin
28. Sand martin
29. Great crested grebe
30. White-headed duck*
31. Black-necked grebe
32. Reed warbler
33. Pallid swift*
34. Whiskered tern
35. Moustached warbler*
36. Shoveler
37. Little grebe
38. Purple heron*
39. Purple swamphen*
40. Mallard
41. Red-crested pochard
42. Western Orphean warbler*

Urb canals
43. Corn bunting*
44. Crested lark

Track to Dolores
45. Yellow wagtail
46. Linnet
47. Nightingale*
48. Stone curlew*
49. Grey heron
50. Cattle egret

Camino El Hondo
51. Hoopoe
52. Woodchat shrike*

El Hondo, San Felipe Visitor Centre
53. Marbled duck*
54. Red-nobbed coot* (great to see new fledgelings)
55. Great egret
56. Shelduck
57. Avocet
58. Collared pratincole*
59. Cetti's warbler*

North of El Hondo
60. Great tit
61. Southern grey shrike* (species 150 for 2019)

El Pinet:
62. Slender-billed gull*
63. Mediterranean gull
64. Audouin's gull*
65. Sandwich tern
66. Short-toed snake-eagle*
67. Firecrest* - new for Spain list

Urb canals:
68. Cuckoo*
69. Little owl
70. Cormorant

Rio Segura between Guardamar and Rojales
71. Iberian green woodpecker*
72. Great reed warbler*

73. Bee-eater*

* 23 species not on a previous list

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