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postcardcv's 2006 photo year list (1 Viewer)

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When out birding on the 2nd of January my wife set me the challenge of photographing 125 species of birds in the year. I deceided to give it a go, though personally I think I might struggle to get to 100...

I thought I'd keep the list online and here seemed the best place - I'll upload one photo for each species I manage to get - wish me luck.

To get started from the 2nd here are:
1. blue tit
2. chaffinch - new photo from 24th Feb
3. wood pigeon
4. robin - new photo from 26th Feb
 

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5. jay
6. collared dove
7. blackbird - new photo from 31st Jan
 

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8. turnstone - new photo from 25th Feb
9. bittern (poor shot - must do better)
10. teal
11. snow bunting - new photo from 25th Feb
 

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12. dunnock
13. reed bunting
14. black-tailed godwit
15. great tit
16. house sparrow - new photo from 31st Jan
 

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an exciting (for me) and unexpected addition this morning...

17. bullfinch

it's not the best photo, but was taken in my back garden - we've lived here for four years and this is only the fourth record of bullfinch. Alas the light was terrible so this is shot at ISO1600 and 1/80, so I was glad to get anything. Amazingly as I was taking the shots a second male came into the garden.
 

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a quick trip to Welney this morning added 5 more - I hope to go back and get some better shots next week.

18. coot
19. moorhen
20. mute swan
21. pochard
22. whooper swan
 

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another three at Welney on Sunday:

23. pintail - new photo from 8th Feb
24. mallard
25. lapwing - new photo from 27th Jan
 

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a good day for the list today with another five added (first three around Titchwell, last two on Swaffham duck pond) :

26. corn bunting
27. Egyptian goose
28. oystercatcher
29. black-headed gull
30. common gull
 

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I had a good trip to Lynford arboretum today, added a few more:

31. Canada goose
32. greylag goose
33. tufted duck
34. little grebe
35. siskin (changed this to a slightly better shot taken on the 20th)
 

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also at Lynford today...

36. carrion crow
37. long-tailed tit
38. firecrest

I had to wait a couple of hours for the firecrest to show well enough to get shots, but it seems worth it now.
 

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I had another trip to Lynford today, but failed to see the firecrest, I did however manage to add three more to the list:

39. goldfinch
40. marsh tit
41. treecreeper
 

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a dull day at Titchwell got me four for the list - had the light been better I'd have got a few more...

42. snipe
43. greenfinch
44. brambling
45. wren
 

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no birding today, but a great trip to Tesco...

46. grey partridge
47. fieldfare - new photo from 27th Jan
48. kestrel
 

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a trip to Titchwell today helped me past the fifty mark, still some easy species to get...

49. brent goose
50. great spotted woodpecker
51. pheasant
 

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not much happening over the last week, but have added three more (though I want better photos of all three):

52. mistle thrush
53. jackdaw - new photo from 14th Feb
54. goldcrest - new photo from 27th Feb
 

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a few more just before the end of the month:

55. red-brested merganser
56. goosander
57. Bewick's swan
58. lesser scaup
59. tree sparrow

I know that the lesser scaup is a very poor record shot - but it's the first one I've seen and it was the best I could manage...
 

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added four more yesterday morning at Salthouse

60. wigeon
61. green woodpecker
62. redshank
63. stonechat
 

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a trip to Welney today added five more...

64. bean goose
65. great crested grebe
66. pied wagtail - new photo from 11th Feb
67. grey heron
68. cormorant
 

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I spent the last week in Cornwall, officially I wasn't birding but I still managed to add a few to the list...

69. starling
70. rook
71. herring gull
72. shelduck
73. lesser black-backed gull
 

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and also...

74. great black-backed gull
75. gannet
76. shag
77. fulmar
78. guillemot

the gannet and shag are very poor shots, I did get better ones but the flash card failed on me... I'll change them if I manage to recover the better ones.
 

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