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Operation COVID - my 5 mile birding list (1 Viewer)

bonxie2003

Going for the One
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Nicola told me I shouldn’t travel more than 5 miles, so it seemed appropriate to keep a 5 mile local patch list. I’ve included all the species I’ve seen within a five radius from my house and not just this year. I’ve reached 105 without long tailed tit, coal tit, fieldfare or moorhen, but do have greenish warbler, yellow-browed warbler, pied wheatear and hoopoe. How do others compare?
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
I have previously kept a record of species seen 10 miles from home (Falmouth). Would have to dig out the final tally though! I expect the majority would be within 5 miles ...

Nice rarities! Are you on the coast?

See this thread too and highlight any additions you've recorded this month (if you've been out!) - https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=396184
 

bonxie2003

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Not through any lack of trying. Yes, living on the coast definitely helps the list. Moved from Bucks in April.
 
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StephenHampshire

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I reckon 100 from my 5 mile patch over the past 30 years, of which about 88 this year. Plenty of long tailed tits and coal tits in the garden today. There was a Hoopoe about 3 miles away back in September, but I didn't see it! Moorhens in the river 1/2 mile away, fieldfares around in the fields and have had them in the garden in 2010 as such a cold winter. Went for a 3 hour walk today and didn't see a single Red kite, which is very unusual.
 

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
. Plus a juvenile Honey Buzzard (a first for me!)

Did you ever mail your sighting into the Hampshire OS Steve?

Great idea for a thread, most of my local patch birding has also been within a 5 mile radius but I have not been out much since Covid - you inspire me to take a long walk!
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
My local patch isn't entirely a 5-mile radius from home (a few bits slightly over, and some bits closer than that excluded), but it isn't far off; so far on 133 for the year, done entirely non-motorised :t:



Correction: only a tiny sliver more than 5 miles, and quite a bit of closer ground excluded (I'm forgetting what 'miles' are, I only use km ;))
 
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bonxie2003

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Just looked again. Im 103 for the lockdown period. Had to deduct hen harrier and pied wheatear, which I’d seen in Oct 91.

(But I’ve used my car)
 

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