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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Name a bird for each letter of the alphabet- (13 Viewers)

B - Bluethroat

Found 3 different birds one day on Inner Farne, Northumberland back in the day (first one wasn't even showing any blue initially, it was that sodden from the rain until it dried out a bit ... but after that ... ;-) )

EDIT: Posted in haste - maybe should have put Black-headed Bunting, Yell on the Shetlands c10 years ago. Probably the rarest bird I've found/co-found - that's out the way now then anyway ;-)
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E - Eurasian Bittern. Apart from at various places where they could be more regularly expected, one at Swanpool, Falmouth, in the narrow fringe of reeds, probably just a one day bird.

EDIT: My turn to be too slow (actually not too slow, just bad timing ;-) )
F - Falco vespertinus Red-footed Falcon

Annual bird in Lithuania, still a scarce migrant, but becoming a late summer feature. On my land alone, I have found:

2004. A female on 14 August.
2012. A juvenile on 4 August.
2013. A juvenile on 11 August.
2014. A mini influx with one juvenile on 10 August, another a week later, then four together in early September.
2015. Three different individuals were seen on dates between 5 and 17 September.
2017. One on 20 August. 2018. One on 6-8 September.
2019. One on 31 August, another on 22 September.
2020. Female on 10 September, immature on 12-13 September.
2021. One on 22 August.
2022. Immature on 20 August, female on 28 August.
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H - Hooded Warbler

Slightly rare breeder in my area. Found a pair this summer, the first breeding in my county since 2019 (acc. to eBird). My second observation of this pair was especially fun, the male sang for a few minutes right above the trail quite close to me, allowing for an excellent recording via smartphone.
L - Laughing Gull

Found about three weeks ago in my home county. The 7th bird this year for Ohio, but the first since June.
M- Motacilla citreola (Citrine wagtail)

During a trip to Gran Canaria I was lucky enough to find a citrine wagtail, it was the 8th record for the canary islands and the 1st for Gran Canaria. Wasn't the first person to find it but it was a self-find and I would only become aware that others had also seen it years later.

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O - Olive Finch

While in Ecuador, we were focused on a Choco Vireo high in the canopy, only for me to move slowly to avoid falling downhill, only to spot an Olive Finch foraging between my feet. Bird cared more about the seeds and insects in the area than my footsteps.
Since apparently no one has a Q, I'll move on:

R - Red-throated Loon

Found last November, just barely on the wrong side of the county line, so hoping I can find another one on the right side of the line soon.
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I think I can backfill the gap for Q -

Q - Quail (it was known as just 'Quail' then, none of this northern/eurasian nonsense' ;-) )

On a birding trip to Tunisia with our Uni Birding Society we were stopped for lunch/breather in the middle of the day when I spotted a Quail creeping furtively between the furrows in a ploughed field next to us. Unfortunately I was the only one to see it, but the best views I've ever had of the species. Moving on a couple of decades, and added to the garden list at the parents place in France - stepped out the door one spring night and one must have flushed up from beside the patio, it's distinctive 'wet-my-lips' sibilant call fading off into the distance as it carried on its way ...

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