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This years "stuff" - 2010 (1 Viewer)

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
Started the year off in Champagne - Ardennes ( N.E. France ) as we were at Annette's parents for Christmas and the New Year. Nothing really special ( for the area ) but a good selection of the birds expected.
Jan 1st
1 Gt. Crested Grebe
2 Red-necked Grebe
3 Black-necked Grebe
4 Grey Heron
5 Gt. Egret
6 Whooper Swan
7 Mute Swan
8 Taiga Bean Goose
9 Tundra Bean Goose
10 Gtr. White-fronted Goose
11 Greylag Goose
12 Gtr. Canada Goose
13 Barnacle Goose
15 Eur. Wigeon
16 Mallard
17 Common Teal
18 Nthn. Pintail
19 Nthn. Shoveler
20 Red-crested Pochard
21 Common Pochard
22 Ferruginous Duck
23 Tufted Duck
24 Velvet Scoter
25 Common Goldeneye
26 Smew
27 Red-breasted Merganser
28 Goosander
29 Red Kite
30 White-tailed Eagle
31 Hen Harrier
32 Nthn. Sparrowhawk
33 Common Buzzard
34 Rough-legged Buzzard
35 Eur. Kestrel
36 Peregrine Falcon
37 Red-legged Partridge
38 Grey Partridge
39 Common Pheasant
40 Reeve's Pheasant
41 Water Rail
42 Common Moorhen
43 Eur. Coot
44 Common Crane
45 Nthn. Lapwing
46 Eur. Golden Plover
47 Eur. Curlew
48 Gren Sandpiper
49 Eur. Woodcock
50 Common Snipe
51 Black-headed Gull
52 Yellow-legged Gull
53 Eur. Herring Gull
54 Rock ( Feral ) Pigeon
55 Stock Pigeon
56 Common Wood Pigeon
57 Eur. Collared Dove
58 Barn Owl
59 Eur. Eagle Owl
60 Little Owl
61 Tawny Owl
62 Long-eared Owl
63 Tengmalm's Owl
64 River Kingfisher
65 Grey-headed Green Woodpecker
66 Eur. Green Woodpecker
67 Black Woodpecker
68 Gtr. Spotted Woodpecker
69 Mid. Spotted Woodpecker
70 Less. Spotted Woodpecker
71 Crested Lark
72 Wood Lark
73 Sky Lark
74 Meadow Pipit
75 Water Pipit
76 Grey Wagtail
77 White Wagtail ( s.s. )
78 Bohemian Waxwing
79 Winter Wren
80 Hedge Accentor
81 Black Redstart
82 Eur. Stonechat
83 Common Blackbird
84 Fieldfare
85 Song Thrush
86 Redwing
87 Mistle Thrush
88 Cetti's Warbler
89 Goldcrest
90 Firecrest
91 Common Longtailed-tit
92 Bearded Reedling
93 Eur. Penduline-tit
94 Marsh Tit
95 Willow Tit
96 Crested Tit
97 Coal Tit
98 Blue Tit
99 Great Tit
100 Eur. Nuthatch
101 Short-toed Treecreeper
102 Gt. Grey Shrike
103 Eur. Jay
104 Black-billed Magpie
105 W. Jackdaw
106 Rook
107 Carrion Crow
108 Hooded Crow
109 Common Raven
110 Common Starling
111 House Sparrow
112 Tree Sparrow
113 Common Chaffinch
114 Brambling
115 W. Greenfinch
116 Eur. Goldfinch
117 Eur. Siskin
118 Brown Linnet
119 Less. Redpoll
120 Mealy Redpoll
121 Hawfinch
122 Corn Bunting
123 Yellowhammer
124 Cirl Bunting
125 Reed Bunting

Jan 3rd
Drove to the ferry along the Belgian coast as Annette wanted to see some friends in Brugge. Birded along the way then she dropped me off in Zeebrugge where I caught the tram to Knokke and then walked to Het Zwin, at the mouth of the Schelde.

126 Red-throated Diver
127 Black-throated Diver
128 Gt. Cormorant
129 Little Egret
130 Gt. Bittern
131 Pink-footed Goose
132 Less. Whitefronted Goose
133 Dark-bellied Brent Goose
134 Black-brent Goose
135 Egyptian Goose
136 Nthn. Shelduck
137 Gtr. Scaup
138 Common Eider
139 Common Scoter
140 Marsh Harrier
141 Nthn. Goshawk
142 Merlin
143 Eur. Oystercatcher
144 Pied Avocet
145 Ringed Plover
146 Grey Plover
147 Red Knot
148 Sanderling
149 Purple Sandpiper
150 Dunlin
151 Ruddy Turnstone
152 Ruff
153 Common Redshank
154 Bar-tailed Godwit
155 Jack Snipe
156 Mediterranean Gull
157 Mew Gull
158 Caspian Gull
159 Less. Black-backed Gull
160 Gt. Black-backed Gull
161 Glaucous Gull
162 Short-eared Owl
163 Horned Lark
164 Rock Pipit
165 Eur. Robin
166 Common Chiffchaff
167 Eur. Bullfinch
168 Red Crossbill
169 Lapland Longspur
170 Snow Bunting

Jan 4th

North Sea Ferry > Wirral
171 Gt. Nthn. Diver
172 Nthn. Fulmar
173 Nthn. Gannet
174 Long-tailed Duck
175 Black-legged Kittiwake
176 Common Guillemot
177 Razorbill
178 Little Auk
179 Pied Wagtail

Jan 5th

North West Wirral

180 Tundra Swan
181 Pale-bellied Brent Goose
182 Black-tailed Godwit
183 Blackcap
184 Eur. Treecreeper
 
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chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
Jan 7th
North Wales
After having meetings called off " because of the weather" I thought I'd have a look around North Wales. Cracking day that produced -

186 Slavonian Grebe
187 Ruddy Duck
188 Willow ( Red ) Grouse
189 Black Grouse
190 Spotted Redshank
191 Common Greenshank
192 Black Guillemot
193 Eur. Dipper
194 Red-billed Chough

Hopefully I'll get to 200 before the months end!
 

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
Jan 27th
Kew Gardens, London

196 Ring-necked Parakeet

Jan 28th
Gowy Tip, Cheshire

197 Iceland Gull

Only a couple of days to go to see if I can make the 200 in January. It's not looking too good, so far!
 

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
Feb. 6th

Gigrin Farm, Mid-Wales

199 Black Kite ( s.l.)

Feb. 7th

Dee Marshes

200 Eur. Spoonbill
 
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chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
Feb 26th

Kendal, Cumbria

203 Rose-coloured Starling

( I was starting to get a little " nervous, nothing new for nearly a month. Bl**dy work !!!! )
 

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
March 1st - 5th.

Seville and surrounding area, Coto Donana ( half a day )

204 Cattle Egret
205 Black Stork
206 Gtr. Flamingo
207 Garganey
208 White-headed Duck
209 Eur. Griffon Vulture
210 Black-winged Kite
211 Osprey
212 Bonelli's Eagle
213 Less. Kestrel
214 Red-knobbed Coot
215 Purple Swamp-hen
216 Gt. Bustard
217 Little Bustard
218 Black-winged Stilt
219 Nthn. Thick-knee
220 Kentish Plover
221 Little Stint
222 Common Sandpiper
223 Marsh Sandpiper
224 Eur. Whimbrel
225 Slender-billed Gull
226 Sandwich Tern
227 Whiskered Tern
228 Black-bellied Sandgrouse
229 Pintailed Sandgrouse
230 Gt. Spotted Cuckoo
231 Eur. Scops Owl
232 Nthn. Hoopoe
( Eur Green Woodpecker - sharpei )
232 Thekla Lark
233 Less. Short-toed Lark
234 Calandra Lark
235 Sand Martin
236 Crag Martin
237 Barn Swallow
238 Red-rumped Swallow
239 House Martin
240 Yellow Wagtail ( iberiae )
241 Bluethroat
242 Nthn. Wheatear
243 Black Wheatear
244 Blue Rock Thrush
245 Ring Ouzel
246 Zitting Cisticola
247 Moustached Warbler
248 Sardinian Warbler
249 Iberian Chiffchaff
250 Sthn. Grey Shrike
251 Azure-winged Magpie
252 Spotless Starling
253 Spanish Sparrow
254 Eur. Serin
255 Rock Bunting

Thanks must go to Jose Sanchez ( BF ) for sites in the area. I wish I'd had more time but it was a case of a couple of hours first thing in the morning, before having to get my nose back to the grindstone and a few hours today around the northern edge of Donana.
Chris
p.s. The Lesser Kestrels around the cathedral in Seville were stunning.
 
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chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
April 2nd - 5th
Mallorca
258 Scopoli's Shearwater
259 Balearic Shearwater
260 Puple Heron
261 Monk Vulture
262 Short-toed Snake-Eagle
263 Booted Eagle
264 Eleanora's Falcon
265 Common Quail
266 Little Plover
267 Wood Sandpiper
268 Audouin's Gull
269 Common Tern
270 Common Swift
271 Pallid Swift
272 Alpine Swift
273 Northern Wryneck
274 Short-toed Lark
275 Tawny Pipit
276 Tree Pipit
277 Common Redstart
278 W. Bonelli's Warbler
279 Balearic Warbler
280 Spectacled Warbler
281 Subalpine Warbler
282 Woodchat Shrike
283 Ortolan Bunting

I could have probably got more but, as Annette was paying for the holiday, I thought I should make an attempt at "behaving" myself!
Chris
 

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
April 9th

Conwy, Nth Wales

284 Am. Black Duck

Well, it's been a long time since I had one in the U.K.
 
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chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
21 April

Machynlleth, N. Wales

288 Pied Flycathatcher
289 Less. Whitethroat

Hoylake Langfields

300 Little ( Ringed ) Plover
 

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