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Trystan's 2022 World List (1 Viewer)

22nd May

Castle Howard

Felt like the layout round the lake has changed since last I was here but eventually found a spot to park to walk on for this "benefit of the doubt" duck

221. (212.) Ferruginous duck


Reasonably good views of a single honey buzzard this morning compared to last years brief encounter.

222. (213.) Honey buzzard
223. (214.) Tree pipit

Spent the rest of the day in the area with other members of the team catching up with Goshawk, Crossbill, Marsh tit etc but didn't connect with the hoped for spotted flycatcher.
27th May

After a rather disappointing week of seeing birds come and go while being stuck at work, a much needed evening foray for Nightjar.


224. (215.) Woodcock
225. (216.) Nightjar
28th May

Invited for a run down to Kent, just back from a long drive and successful trip.

226. (217.) Eleanora's falcon (1st UK)
227. (218.) Red footed falcon

Brilliant performance from the falcons. We had started our return trip before new of the Sardinian warbler and decided not to turn about as we were targeting a couple of butterfly species. Heath fritillary and Adonis blue successfully picked up after some helpful local information.
5th June

Annual pilgrimage to Anglesey today in less than ideal weather, though all the expected species showed well.


228. (219.) Black guillemot

South stack

229. (220.) Chough
---. (221.) Hooded crow

Caemlyn bay

230. (222.) Sandwich tern
231. (223.) Manx shearwater
12th June

Langford Lowfield

232. (224.) Great reed warbler

Excellent showy bird giving scope filling views. After this, headed up towards Potteric but negative news on the Purple heron saved me an entrance fee. Always reluctant to spend money with the YWT after their appalling actions with regard to the building of the Spurn visitor centre, so almost glad the bird left!
18th June


233. (225.) Rose-ringed parakeet

Warsaw (Airport)

---. (001.) Feral pigeon

Skopje, North Macedonia

---. (001.) Magpie
---. (002.) Jackdaw
---. (003.) Feral pigeon
---. (004.) Tree sparrow
---. (005.) Swallow
---. (006.) Hooded crow
---. (007.) House sparrow
---. (008.) Starling
234. (009.) Pallid swift
19th June


---. (010.) House martin
---. (011.) Greenfinch
---. (012.) Collared dove
---. (013.) Little egret
---. (014.) Mallard
---. (015.) Nightingale
---. (016.) Green woodpecker
---. (017.) Great tit
---. (018.) Woodpigeon
---. (019.) Jay
---. (020.) Long tailed tit
235. (021.) Syrian woodpecker
---. (022.) Rook
---. (023.) Cormorant

20th June


---. (024.) Nuthatch
---. (025.) Moorhen
236. (026.) Eastern olivaceous warbler
---. (027.) White wagtail
237. (028.) Night heron
---. (029.) Little owl
21st June

Near Skopje

---. (030.) Buzzard


Near Macedonia border

---. (001.) Magpie
---. (002.) Feral pigeon
---. (003.) Hooded crow

Near Bukarevac

238. (004.) White stork
---. (005.) Woodpigeon

Near Bozinjevac

239. (006.) Bee-eater
---. (007.) Buzzard
---. (008.) Swallow
---. (009.) Starling
---. (010.) House martin

Near Nis

---. (011.) Raven
---. (012.) Stonechat
---. (013.) Grey heron
---. (014.) Rook


---. (015.) Jackdaw
---. (016.) House sparrow
---. (017.) Jay
---. (018.) Great tit
---. (019.) Tree sparrow
---. (020.) Kestrel
---. (021.) Collared dove
22nd June

North Macedonia

Skopje Aqueduct

240. (031.) Red rumped swallow
---. (032.) Bee-eater
---. (033.) Kestrel
241. (034.) Crested lark
---. (035.) Turtle dove
242. (036.) Lesser grey shrike
---. (037.) Cetti's warbler
243. (038.) Hoopoe


Really spending a lot of time watching the swifts around the town and as confident as I can be that both species are present here so:

---. (039.) Common swift
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23rd June

Final country of the trip added today. More of the same species plus Grey wagtail. Didn't get to stop and bird as much as I'd have liked as on a guided tour. A few singing birds like blackcap, blackbird and lesser whitethroat heard but not seen so don't make the trip list.

Kosovo - Pristina & Prizren

---. (001.) Feral pigeon
---. (002.) Magpie
---. (003.) Buzzard
---. (004.) Jackdaw
---. (005.) White stork
---. (006.) Hooded crow
---. (007.) House martin
---. (008.) House sparrow
---. (009.) Kestrel
---. (010.) Grey wagtail
---. (011.) Wood pigeon
---. (012.) Raven
---. (013.) Starling
24th June

Matka Canyan, Skopje

---. (040.) Grey wagtail
---. (041.) Blackbird
---. (042.) Marsh tit
244. (043.) Crag martin
25th June

Gruelling travel day with delays on both flights and road closures on the drive home in the small hours but an unexpected Polish tick at the airport (Since I seem to have gotten a bit obsessive over keeping a list for each country I visit, however briefly), a pair of wheatears back and forth around the flight gate.

Warsaw airport

---. (002.) Northern wheatear
---. (003.) Rook
---. (004.) Hooded crow

So final trip count was an uninspiring 46 species with country totals of 43 in North Macedonia, 21 in Serbia, 13 in Kosovo, and 4 in Poland but since all birding was incidental, can't really complain.


Evening drive over for the shrike was very pleasant with a supporting cast of Black-browed albatross, all the regular seabirds, corn bunting and barn owl.

245. (226.) Red-tailed shrike - 1st UK
3rd July

Planned a few stops in North Notts and South Yorkshire with mixed results today. Most annoyingly dipping the Caspian tern at the Idle Washlands.


246. (227.) Spotted flycatcher

Idle Washlands

247. (228.) Green sandpiper

Followed up by with adding black-winged stilt to my Yorkshire list at Potteric
7th August

Some unforseen personal matters have curtailed any recent birding, but was offered a lift down to Cambridgeshire on Sunday for a UK first and couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Grafham water

250. (231.) Kelp gull (Cape gull) - 1st UK
251. (232.) Yellow legged gull

Eye brook reservoir

252. (233.) White rumped sandpiper
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