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Nohatch's 2013 list (1 Viewer)

Nohatch

Mad scientist
30th April 2013

A few more summer arrivals push the patch list over the 100 mark. Lovely views of both Sedge and Reed Warbler, both of which can be very elusive.

117. Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) *
118. Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) *
119. Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) *



30/04/2013:
Life: 681 species (updated to IOC v3.3)
World: 119 species
UK: 114 species
Patch: 101 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
7th May 2013

One more summer addition on the way to work:

120. Common Swift (Apus apus) *


07/05/2013:
Life: 681 species (updated to IOC v3.3)
World: 120 species
UK: 115 species
Patch: 101 species

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08/07/13 UPDATE: Common Swift now seen on patch as well
 
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Nohatch

Mad scientist
13th May 2013

Although the weather wasn't fantastic and the tide was in, a walk from Ashlett to Calshot produced some nice birds: a Red-Legged Partridge on the trail, plenty of Shelduck and Little Egret on the marshes, two Dunlin in summer outfit, Cuckoo, Chiffchaff and Reed Warbler calling from the thickets, and a lovely Lesser Whitethroat to add to the list.

121. Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) *


13/05/2013:
Life: 681 species (IOC v3.3)
World: 121 species
UK: 116 species
Patch: 101 species

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29/08/13 UPDATE: Lesser Whitethroat now seen on patch as well
 
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Nohatch

Mad scientist
15th May 2013

May has been a slow month with very little time spent on the patch, so I was happy to spy a Sandwich Tern alongside the regular Common Terns this morning:

122. Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) *


15/05/2013:
Life: 681 species (IOC v3.3)
World: 122 species
UK: 117 species
Patch: 102 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
25th May to 15th June 2013

This year's big trip away was to the southwestern States - what an amazing place! We started out in Vegas and did the classical 'Grand Tour' of southern Utah and northern Arizona, before heading west to California and ending in San Francisco. Although this was very much a family trip, plenty of birds were seen on the walks and drives through the national parks. Since I'd never been to the area before the majority of species were lifers too. Highlights for me were Abert's Towhee, a surprise Painted Whitestart at Zion NP, lots of New World Warblers and Woodpeckers, California Condor at a well-known release site, and a car-ticked Yellow-billed Magpie. The total list comes to 132 species (not counting heard only Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat and Pileated Woodpecker). I hope to do a full report elsewhere, but here's the list (lifers in bold):

123. Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
124. Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps)
125. Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
126. Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
127. Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
128. Gadwall (Anas strepera)
129. Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
130. Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
131. American Coot (Fulica americana)
132. Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
133. Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
134. Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
135. Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
136. Redhead (Aythya americana)
137. Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
138. Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)
139. Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
140. Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
141. Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
142. Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
143. American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
144. Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
145. Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
146. Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)
147. Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
148. Gambel's Quail (Callipepla gambelii)
149. American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga aestiva)
150. Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
151. Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
152. Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
153. Abert's Towhee (Melozone aberti)
154. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
155. Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)
156. Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
157. Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
158. Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
159. American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
160. American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
161. American crow (corvus brachyrhynchos)
162. Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)
163. House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
164. Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
165. Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
166. American Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri)
167. Painted Whitestart (Myioborus pictus)
168. Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
169. White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatilis)
170. Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
171. Black-throated Grey Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens)
172. Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
173. Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)
174. Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
175. Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)
176. Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
177. American Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
178. Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
179. Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea)
180. Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
181. Virginia's Warbler (Leiothlypis virginiae)
182. Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae)
183. Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus)
184. Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
185. Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)
186. Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)
187. Audubon's Warbler (Setophaga auduboni)
188. Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
189. Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
190. Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
191. Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
192. Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii)
193. Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
194. Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
195. Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
196. Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
197. Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
198. Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)
199. Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
200. White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
201. House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
202. Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
203. Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
204. Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
205. Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
206. Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
207. Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
208. American Grey Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii)
209. Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
210. MacGillivray’s Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei)
211. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma woodhouseii)
212. American Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
213. Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoenicus)
214. Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
215. California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
216. Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicusthyroideus)
217. Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)
218. White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
219. Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
220. Lucy’s Warbler (Leiothlypis luciae)
221. Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
222. Brown Creeper (Certhia Americana)
223. California Gull (Larus californicus)
224. Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)
225. Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) *
226. Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus)
227. American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)
228. Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
229. Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
230. Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis)
231. Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
232. Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
233. Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta Canadensis)
234. California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
235. Yellow-billed Magpie (Picanuttalli)
236. Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
237. Great Egret (Ardea alba)
238. Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)
239. Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)
240. Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus Columba)
241. Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
242. Clark’s Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkia)
243. Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
244. Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)


15/06/2013:
Life: 766 species (IOC v3.3)
World: 244 species
UK: 117 species
Patch: 102 species

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30/09/13 UPDATE: Western Osprey now seen on patch as well
10/12/13 UPDATE: Common Merganser now seen in the UK as well
 
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Nohatch

Mad scientist
18th July 2013

An afternoon walk in the New Forest on a surprisingly sunny Sunday produced a female Common Redstart (as well as a beautiful male Reed Bunting and a Grass Snake on the path). First of the year...I don't get out in the forest enough!

245. Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)


28/07/2013:
Life: 766 species (IOC v3.4)
World: 245 species
UK: 118 species
Patch: 103 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
11th August 2013

On the trail from Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard (New Forest NP):

246. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)


11/08/2013:
Life: 766 species (IOC v3.4)
World: 246 species
UK: 119 species
Patch: 103 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
21st & 29th August 2013

Pretty calm on patch these summer months and most of the wet fields are dry after many weeks with little rain. Surprisingly, the one remaining pond attracted a pair of Northern Pintail. The second patch tick of this month was a Lesser Whitethroat, which I had been expecting to see for a while, and the third a migrant Whinchat.

247. Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) *
248. Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) *



29/08/2013:
Life: 766 species (IOC v3.4)
World: 248 species
UK: 123 species
Patch: 107 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
1st October 2013

A few small changes to the numbers: Eurasian Rock Pipit had been listed twice (once on and once off-patch) and is now corrected; Western Osprey was a surprise find on my local patch yesterday; and the life list is +1 in the latest IOC version (v3.5) with the addition of Iberian Green Woodpecker (Algarve 2002).


01/10/2013:
Life: 767 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 247 species
UK: 123 species
Patch: 108 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
3rd & 12th October 2013

Spent a long weekend visiting the family on the continent; my sister lives in a nice wooded area and I easily picked up a Short-toed Treecreeper in the garden.
Today an enjoyable morning was spent at the nearby Lower Test Marshes NR, where we spotted a Ring Ouzel the moment we left the car, and 5 minutes later were treated to a very compliant Water Rail at the hide. This had been a nemesis bird for years, and it was worth the wait: what a beauty! Scanning the local group of feral Canada Geese resulted in a Barnacle Goose. Not sure if it was 100% wild but it goes on the list reardless.

248. Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)
249. Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquata)
250. Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
LIFER
251. Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)


12/10/2013:
Life: 768 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 251 species
UK: 126 species
Patch: 108 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
13th October 2013

A (feral?) Greylag Goose joined the regular Canada Geese at Lower Test Marshes NR today.

252. Greylag Goose (Anser anser)


13/10/2013:
Life: 768 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 252 species
UK: 127 species
Patch: 108 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
18th October 2013

A very unexpected pelagic visited my patch last Friday: the southeasterly winds had blown a Leach's Storm Petrel all the way up the estuary! Normally these north Atlantic breeders are pretty rare even in the English Channel, so this was a massive stroke of luck. And a lifer too - happy days :)

253. Leach's Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorrhoa) * LIFER


18/10/2013:
Life: 769 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 253 species
UK: 128 species
Patch: 109 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
13th November 2013

Briefly saw a Mediterranean Gull together with the ubiquitous Black-headed Gulls at a visit to Lepe CP. I always expect the two species to be very similar but they're not: the Med Gull really stood out with it's size and white-tipped wings, making it both heavier and daintier at the same time.
It was a family trip out so we didn't walk the 200 m to the pools to see a Lesser Yellowlegs which had been there for a few days. I've seen them before in Canada and the States so wasn't too bothered ;)

254. Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)


13/11/2013:
Life: 769 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 254 species
UK: 129 species
Patch: 109 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
28th November 2013

A quick visit to the Lower Test Marshes (my new patch for the PWC 2014) this morning yielded a Eurasian Treecreeper. One of the glaring omissions of this year, let's hope one shows up on my Hythe patch before New Years Eve!

255. Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)


28/11/2013:
Life: 769 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 255 species
UK: 130 species
Patch: 109 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
2nd December 2013

First patch ticks for over a month: Great Northern Divers/Loons have been reported from Southampton Water for the past couple of weeks, but I failed to spot one until this morning. And as a bonus right next to it was a Black-throated Diver/Loon, much rarer around these parts. Another 4 points brings me to 136 - I could still make 140 but time is running out fast....

256. Great Northern Loon (Gavia immer) *
257. Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica) *



02/12/2013:
Life: 769 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 257 species
UK: 132 species
Patch: 111 species

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Nohatch

Mad scientist
9th December 2013

Whoops, forgot to add the group of Goldeneyes I saw on the Isle of Man in November:

258. Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)


09/12/2013:
Life: 769 species (IOC v3.5)
World: 258 species
UK: 133 species
Patch: 111 species

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