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RW 2011 list (1 Viewer)

ROWANWOODS

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Hi folks! My 2011 list couldn't have started better today, so thought would post it:
[All home patch, Galloway...unless marked as which reserve]


skein 15 pink-feet geese
3 blackbird
1 robin
5 great tits
80 common gull
19 black-headed gull
1 lesser black-backed gull
32 oystercatcher
23 curlew
10 dunlin
2 cormorant
13 wigeon
4 eider duck
AND A LITTLE EGRET (I'm in S. Scotland, but they have visited this estuary before!):eek!:
crows
4 pheasant
1 buzzard
 
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ROWANWOODS

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Update from 3 Jan 2011:
1 dunnock
3 collared doves
15 house sparrow
7 starlings
15 greylag geese
coal tit
sparrowhawk
magpie
lapwing
wren
redshank
 
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ROWANWOODS

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Update to 9 Apr

37 so far, plus update for March & to 9 Apr:
greylag geese
greenfinch
treecreeper
jackdaw
chiffchaff
swallow
house martin
red-legged partridge
bullfinch (Cumbria)
feral pigeon (Cumbria)

9 Apr:
osprey
mallard
mute swan
little grebe
goosander
tree pipit

(53)
 

ROWANWOODS

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list update to 9 May

From 56, updated to 9 May:
57.swift
58. willow warbler
59 whitethroat
60 rock pipit
 
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ROWANWOODS

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Jul-Sep update

65 Sedge warbler
66 Whinchat
67 Skylark
68 Tawny owl
69 Red kite
70 Jay
 
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ROWANWOODS

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TO 5 Nov:
78. Whooper swan (Dumfriesshire)
(Cormorant, lapwing - centre of Manchester, 20+magpie - Cheshire, 7+ buzzards Cheshire, Lancs,& Dumfriesshire)
79. Bonaparte's gull, Lancs. (lifer)
80. Nuthatch (Galloway)
 

ROWANWOODS

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To 10 Nov:
On 80
plus (30 dunlin, 40 lapwing, 50 redshank, 2 cormorant, heron, mallard, 40 pinkfeet geese, rock pipit, 8 black-headed gull, 42 herring gull, 4 feral pigeon, crow, pheasant, on estuary in 2 days)
 

ROWANWOODS

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To 10 Nov:
On 80
plus (30 dunlin, 40 lapwing, 50 redshank, 2 cormorant, heron, mallard, 40 pinkfeet geese, rock pipit, 8 black-headed gull, 42 herring gull, 4 feral pigeon, crow, pheasant, on estuary in 2 days)
Make that 30 dunlin, 40 lapwing, 50 redshank, 3 cormorant, heron, 9 mallard, 41 pinkfeet geese, rock pipit, 28 black-headed gull, 72 herring gull, 1 lesser black-backed gull, 4 little egrets, 4 feral pigeon, 16 shelduck, 6 skylark, sparrowhawk, buzzard, 9 bullfinch, 2 treecreeper, crow, pheasant, robin, chaffinch, 12 wood pigeon on estuary in 3 days)....so
80. shelduck (& had missed it off list all spring!)
 
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ROWANWOODS

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81. Scandinavian race blackbird
82. Greenland white-fronted geese (RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes)
83. Pale-bellied Brent geese
84. Surf scoter
85. Pochard
(24 Nov - 6 little egrets + another 572 birds present on estuary here)



If this sticks on 85 total for the year, which is 81 without birds seen outside own region
I would just like to reiterate that this will be 81 species seen all year IN A 20 MILE radius of home, mostly within a 10 mile radius, I live (luckily) in a very bird-diverse place.
 
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ROWANWOODS

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31 Dec - nothing to add, but find have double-used number 80 and also double counted long-tailed tit, so total for 2011 should be 85 species. Less 4 seen outside own region, this makes 81 species seen in Dumfries & Galloway, mostly 20 miles of Galloway in 2011.
So will be aiming to beat an 81 "home" count or an 85 species total for my 2012 list.
RW Last lifer - Bonaparte's gull, last patch bird - pochard at coast
 
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