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Name a bird for each letter of the alphabet- (1 Viewer)

Red-billed Quelea (would hate to miss the world's most numerous wild bird species, plus that could mean I'm in the middle of some fire-bombing/chemical warfare activities)
 
because ticking it would mean either finding a vagrant or finding myself on a tropical beach (I hope fate is merciful enough to keep me out of Putin's reach--i.e. its breeding grounds, mostly); also, it's monotypic and has a nice upturned bill
 
How about birds you've twitched and missed? (Doesn't matter if you saw it later on) - although I don't have one to start it off!
 
A - American Bittern - Carlton Marshes, Suffolk, UK - spent a good part of the day standing looking at a patch of reeds in a damp field where it had been seen just before I arrived...
 
B - Blue Bunting

Three different times tried for a female bird seen in a little park in South Texas, let's just say I came back home with no Bunting and with a coping mechanism of telling myself that the female bird just looks like a drab female Indigo Bunting...
 
D - Dunlin

When I was quite new to the world of serious birding I visited some extensive mudflats in the hopes of seeing the Dunlins reported there. Problem was, I only owned binoculars at the time, and given the distances it was pretty much doomed before it began.
 
Fieldfare, have a "G" if noone else comes forward, also a T and W
There must be a story behind this?! ;-)


It's hard to think of things. I might have to refer to my lists at some point for inspiration. I've twitched a little bit in the past, but can't think of too many things we dipped on, but there must be.
 

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