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Trystan's World List 2011 (1 Viewer)

Trystan

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04/09/2011 Bridlington, Hornsea, Blacktoft sands

(Bridlington skua & shearwater excursion)

240. (207) Arctic skua
241. (208) Sooty shearwater
242. (209) BALEARIC SHEARWATER
243. (210) SABINE'S GULL
244. (211) MANX SHEARWATER
245. (212) GREAT SKUA

(Hornsea mere)

246. (213) Red crested pochard (1st UK)

(Blacktoft sands)

247. (214) Curlew sandpiper
 
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Trystan

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16/10/2011 Spurn

251. (218) JACK SNIPE
252. (219) Red backed shrike
253. (220) Yellow browed warbler
 

Trystan

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05/11/11 Rutland water & Attenborough NR

(Rutland Water)

255. (222) WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER
256. (223) Egyptian goose (1st UK)

(Attenborough NR)

257. (224) Squacco heron (1st UK)
 

Trystan

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Gambia

I will try to put up all the species I saw here, not just the additional year ticks along with frequency of sightings so that it will follow on from my trip report.
The first number is the number for the year, the second number is a species count for Gambia.
Birds are in date order but not necessarily in order for the day.

16/11/2011 Banjul Airport

259. (001.) Speckled Pigeon - Seen regularly throughout the trip
---- (002.) Feral Pigeon - Seen occasionally around towns and villages

17/11/2011 Footsteps ecolodge and surrounding area

260. (003.) PIAPIAC -Seen daily here and only once more at Bird Safari Camp
261. (004.) Common Bulbul - Very common everywhere
262. (005.) AFRICAN THRUSH - Seen often here and Abuko
263. (006.) Cattle egret - Common everywhere
---- (007.) Great white egret - Common around water
---- (008.) Little egret - Scarce, seen several times singly or with Cattle egrets
264. (009.) SNOWY CROWNED ROBIN CHAT - Only seen here and at Abuko
265. (010.) LONG TAILED CORMORANT - Common around water
266. (011.) Black headed heron - Common around water
---- (012.) Grey heron - Common around water
267. (013.) Goliath heron - A few at the coast and Tendaba
---- (014.) Squacco heron - Common around rice fields
268. (015.) Hammerkop - Common around water
---- (016.) Osprey - Common along rivers and coastline
269. (017.) AFRICAN HARRIER HAWK - Seen most days
270. (018.) Palm nut vulture - Common along rivers
271. (019.) Hooded vulture - Very common everywhere
272. (020.) LIZARD BUZZARD - Seen regularly throughout
273. (021.) Dark chanting goshawk - Seen regularly throughout
274. (022.) Long crested eagle - Seen regularly at footsteps and bird safari camp
275. (023.) Grey kestrel - Seen most days
276. (024.) DOUBLE SPURRED FRANCOLIN - Seen occassionally, heard often
277. (025.) Senegal thick-knee - Common along river
278. (026.) Spur winged plover - Seen most days
279. (027.) Wattled plover - Common around wetlands
280. (028.) African mourning dove - Common everywhere
281. (029.) Red eyed dove - Seen regularly
282. (030.) VINACEOUS DOVE - Common everywhere
283. (031.) Laughing dove - Mostly common
284. (032.) BLACK BILLED WOOD DOVE - Seen most days
---- (033.) Rose ringed parakeet - Common everywhere
285. (034.) SENEGAL PARROT - Common everywhere
286. (035.) VIOLET TURACO - Several seen in various places
287. (036.) WESTERN GREY PLANTAIN EATER - Common everywhere
288. (037.) SENEGAL COUCAL - Common everywhere
289. (038.) African palm swift - Seen regularly throughout
290. (039.) Intermediate egret - Two birds at Footsteps only
291. (040.) AFRICAN PYGMY KINGFISHER - Single bird at Footsteps
292. (041.) Pied kingfisher - Common near water
293. (042.) Little bee-eater - Seen regularly throughout
294. (043.) SWALLOW TAILED BEE-EATER - Single bird at Footsteps
295. (044.) RUFOUS CROWNED ROLLER - Regular at footsteps and one seen at Tendaba
296. (045.) ABYSSINIAN ROLLER - Common everywhere
297. (046.) BLUE BELLIED ROLLER - Common at Footsteps, also seen at Farakunka
298. (047.) BROAD BILLED ROLLER - One at Footsteps, common up river
299. (048.) Green woodhoope - Regular throughout
300. (049.) Red billed hornbill - Common everywhere
301. (050.) African grey hornbill - Common everywhere
302. (051.) Grey woodpecker - Regular throughout
303. (052.) Wire tailed swallow - Common at Footsteps
304. (053.) Fanti Saw-wing - Common at Footsteps
---- (054.) Zitting cisticola - One bird at Footsteps
305. (055.) Tawny flanked prinia - Regular throughout
---- (056.) Willow warbler - Two at footsteps, one at Farakunka
---- (057.) Chiffchaff - Regular throughout
306. (058.) RED BELLIED PARADISE FLYCATCHER - Single at Footsteps and Abuko
307. (059.) Brown babbler - Occasional throughout
308. (060.) BLACKCAP BABBLER - Regular and very noisy throughout
309. (061.) Beautiful sunbird - Common everywhere
310. (062.) SPLENDID SUNBIRD - Regular at coast
311. (063.) YELLOW BILLED SHRIKE - Common everywhere
---- (064.) Woodchat shrike - One at footsteps, common at Farakunka
312. (065.) YELLOW CROWNED GONOLEK - Regular throughout
313. (066.) Fork tailed drongo - Common everywhere
314. (067.) Pied crow - Common around human habitation
315. (068.) Greater blue eared glossy starling - Regular throughout
316. (069.) PURPLE GLOSSY STARLING - Common everywhere
317. (070.) LONG TAILED GLOSSY STARLING - Common everywhere
318. (071.) HEUGLIN'S MASKED WEAVER - Several at footsteps
319. (072.) Vitelline masked weaver - Single pair at footsteps
320. (073.) Village Weaver - Common everywhere
321. (074.) NORTHERN RED BISHOP - Regular throughout
322. (075.) RED WINGED BISHOP - Single bird at Footsteps
323. (076.) Red billed firefinch - Common everywhere
324. (077.) Red cheeked cordonbleu - Regular throughout
325. (078.) LAVENDER WAXBILL - Common everywhere
326. (079.) ORANGE CHEEKED WAXBILL - Common at coast
327. (080.) BRONZE MANNIKIN - Common at coast
328. (081.) VILLAGE INDIGOBIRD - Regular throughout
329. (082.) Pin tailed wydah - Several at the coast
330. (083.) YELLOW FRONTED CANARY - Single birds at Footsteps and Tendaba
331. (084.) Grey headed sparrow - Common everywhere
 
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Trystan

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Gambia

18/11/2011 Allahein river & Footsteps ecolodge

Allahein river

332. (085) PINK BACKED PELICAN - Common on salt water river
333. (086) AFRICAN DARTER - Common along rivers
334. (087) Western reef egret - Common along rivers
335. (088) Striated heron - Seen regularly throughout
336. (089) Sacred ibis - Several along rivers
337. (090) African fish eagle - Common along rivers
338. (091) Palm nut vulture - Common near water
339. (092) Shikra - Common everywhere
---- (093) Oystercatcher - Several in this area only
---- (094) Grey plover - Several in this area only
---- (095) Ringed plover - 2 birds at the estuary mouth only
---- (096) Bar tailed godwit - Several in this area only
---- (097) Whimbrel - Common along rivers
---- (098) Curlew - Several in this area only
---- (099) Redshank - Several in this area and one at Kotu
---- (100) Greenshank - Regular near water
---- (101) Common sandpiper - Regular near water
---- (102) Turnstone - Several in this area only
---- (103) Knot - Single bird along the bank
---- (104) Sanderling - Single bird on the estuary mouth
340. (105) Grey headed gull - Common at coast
---- (106) Slender billed gull - Single bird swimming on the river
341. (107) Caspian tern - Common on salt water
---- (108) Sandwich tern - Regular on salt water
342. (109) Royal tern - Common on salt water
343. (110) Malachite kingfisher - Seen regularly in mangroves
344. (111) GIANT KINGFISHER - 2 here and one at Farakunku
345. (112) BLUE CHEEKED BEE-EATER - Several here and at Tendaba

Footsteps

346. (113) Black shouldered kite - Seen regularly at coast
347. (114) RED NECKED FALCON - Seen at footsteps, Bird safari lodge and once along the river
348. (115) FOUR BANDED SANDGROUSE - Only seen at footsteps on burnt arable land
349. (116) BLUE SPOTTED WOOD DOVE - Single bird seen at footsteps but could have been overlooked
350. (117) Northern white faced owl - Several heard, one seen at footsteps
351. (118) Scarlet chested sunbird - One at footsteps, several around bird safari lodge
352. (119) Variable sunbird - Several at footsteps then again at Farakunka
353. (120) Yellow billed oxpecker - Single bird with cattle at footsteps
354. (121) Black necked weaver - A pair at footsteps, several at Abuko and common at Brufut
 
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Trystan

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Gambia continued

19/11/2011 Gunjur/River Gambia cruise/Tendaba

Gunjur

355. (122) AFRICAN PIED HORNBILL - A pair on the way out of Gunjur, heard later at Abuko

River Cruise

356. (123) Great White Pelican - Several amongst Pink backed
---- (124) Great cormorant - Several on the first part of the river
357. (125) Yellow billed stork - Single bird while travelling up river
358. (126) Woolly necked stork - Good numbers up river and at Tendaba
---- (127) Eurasian spoonbill - Single flock of 4 birds
359. (128) African spoonbill - Seen regularly travelling up and down river
---- (129) Greater flamingo - Several flocks while travelling up river
360. (130) Lesser flamingo - Single flock of c20 birds while travelling up river
361. (131) SPUR WINGED GOOSE - Seen daily up river
362. (132) Lanner falcon - One perched up just before embarking on the boat
---- (133) Gull billed tern - Several along the river both ways
---- (134) Little tern - one group fishing along the river
---- (135) Pallid swift - several flocks early in the boat journey only


Tendaba

363. (136) Purple heron - Seen often around water
364. (137) Black crowned night heron - Seen fairly often around water
365. (138) WHITE BACKED NIGHT HERON - One bird only seen in mangroves
366. (139) BEAUDOUIN'S SNAKE EAGLE - Single male perched up beside river here
367. (140) Little swift - nesting under the jetty here, fairly regular up river
368. (141) Grey headed kingfisher - Several while up river
369. (142) BLUE BREASTED KINGFISHER - Common up river
370. (143) WHITE THROATED BEE-EATER - Several here both up and down river
---- (144) Red rumped swallow - Common at Tendaba, several others seen during the trip
---- (145) White wagtail - Several at Tendaba only
371. (146) MOUSE BROWN SUNBIRD - Mangroves at Tendaba only
372. (147) White billed buffalo weaver - Seen regularly throughout trip
 
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Trystan

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Gambia continued

20/11/2011 Tendaba/Panchang/Baboon Islands

Tedaba

373. (148) Black kite - Regular at Tendaba and Farakunku
374. (149) BRUCE'S GREEN PIGEON - here and several early morning at Bird Safari Camp
375. (150) BEARDED BARBET - Several along the river and at Farakunku
---- (151) Olivaceous warbler - Most regular European warbler of the trip
376. (152) AFRICAN GOLDEN ORIOLE - Here and at Bird Safari Camp
377. (153) BRONZE TAILED GLOSSY STARLING - Only two confirmed, here and at Farakunku
378. (154) AFRICAN (Black headed) QUAILFINCH - Small flock at airfield only

Panchang (including road trip)

379. (155) White faced whistling duck - Seen here and at Kotu
380. (156) AFRICAN PYGMY GOOSE - Seen here and once more along the river
---- (157) Marsh harrier - Seen regularly around wetlands up river
381. (158) GRASSHOPPER BUZZARD - Seen perched at the lunch site and once more during the trip
382. (159) Purple gallinule - 2 Birds here only
---- (160) Common Moorhen - Single bird here only
383. (161) African Jacana - Common around rice fields up river and at coast
384. (162) EGYPTIAN PLOVER - Seen easily here in both directions
---- (163) Collared pratincole - Huge numbers on the wetland here only
---- (164) Little ringed plover - 10+ here only
---- (165) Wood sandpiper - Here and on rice fields near Bansang
---- (166) Ruff - Around 15 seen distantly here only
385. (167) Namaqua - Several at the ferry point, more common around Farakunku
386. (168) MOSQUE SWALLOW - At lunch stop, more at Bansang quarry
---- (169) Yellow wagtail - Several here only
387. (170) YELLOW BACKED WEAVER - Seen only here but maybe overlooked
388. (171) YELLOW CROWNED BISHOP - Single bird here only
389. (172) Red billed quelea- Seen several times in good numbers up river
390. (173) BLACK RUMPED WAXBILL - Regular up river
391. (174) African silverbill - Seen occasionally in grasses up river
392. (175) EXCLAMATORY PARADISE WYDAH - Seen regularly up river
393. (176) CINNAMON BREASTED BUNTING - Seen here and Bansang

Baboon Islands (including boat trip)

394. (177) Marabou stork - Few in flight on the river and a colony near Bansang
395. (178) African white backed vulture - Seen regularly in small numbers up river
396. (179) WESTERN BANDED SNAKE EAGLE - Seen along the river then once more at Bird Safari Camp
397. (180) Wahlberg's eagle - Seen several times while up river
398. (181) RED THROATED BEE-EATER - Here, and at Bird Safari Camp and Bansang Quarry
 
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Trystan

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Gambia continued

21/11/2011 Bird Safari Camp/Bansang Quarry

Bird Safari Camp

399. (182) Hadeda - Seen daily around here
---- (183) European turtle dove - Seen twice around this area only
400. (184) LEVAILLANT'S CUCKOO - Single bird seen two consecutive days here
401. (185) PEARL SPOTTED OWLET - Two fleeting views and one good view over three days here
402. (186) LONG TAILED NIGHTJAR - From rice fields near Bird Safari camp on 3 evenings
403. (187) WOODLAND KINGFISHER - Common up river
404. (188) FINE SPOTTED WOODPECKER - Seen several mornings around Bird Safari Camp
405. (189) RED SHOULDERED CUCKOO SHRIKE - Pair plus one fly over on the 22nd at Bird Safari Camp
406. (190) YELLOW THROATED LEAFLOVE - Common around Bird Safari Camp
407. (191) ORIOLE WARBLER - Seen twice and heard several times here
408. (192) Grey backed cameroptera - Regular up river
409. (193) WHITE CROWNED ROBIN CHAT - Seen twice here early morning
410. (194) African paradise flycatcher - Regular up river, also seen at Abuko
411. (195) NORTHERN PUFFBACK - Common around Bird Safari Camp

Bansang quarry

412. (196) Brown snake eagle - Seen here and once along the river
413. (197) MOTTLED SPINETAIL - Only seen here, several in a mixed hirundine flock
414. (198) RED CHESTED SWALLOW (Hirundo lucida) - Here and at Tendaba only
415. (199) RUFOUS CHESTED SWALLOW (Hirundo semirufa) - Only seen here, several in a mixed hirundine flock
416. (200) BUSH PETRONIA - Poor view here, much better view at Tendaba
 
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Trystan

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Gambia continued

22/11/2011 Bird Safari Camp

417. (201) Tawny eagle - A few seen up river
418. (202) STONE PARTRIDGE - 3 on the track here, fleeting view at Brufut later
419. (203) Black crake - Single bird on the mud bank of the river
---- (204) Black winged stilt - One flew up the river here and several at rice field only
420. (205) Verreaux's eagle owl - One in the evening here and two roosting later in trip
421. (206) STANDARD WINGED NIGHTJAR - Several this evening only in the same place as the Long tailed
422. (207) Melodious warbler - Single bird here in mixed flock
423. (208) SENEGAL EREMOMELA - Small flock here on two consecutive days
424. (209) Northern crombec - Single bird here only
425. (210) LESSER BLUE EARED GLOSSY STARLING - Good views here and at Farakunku, possibly overlooked elsewhere
 
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Trystan

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Gambia continued

23/11/2011 Bansang/Bird Safari Camp

Bansang (Rice fields)

---- (211) Common snipe -Single bird in flight
---- (212) Green sandpiper - Single bird on the ground
426. (213) CHESTNUT BACKED SPARROW LARK - Several here and at Wassu
427. (214) ZEBRA WAXBILL - Single bird here
428. (215) CUT THROAT FINCH - Pair seen here only

Bird Safari Camp

429. (216) AFRICAN FINFOOT - Seen twice from the jetty and once travelling down river
430. (217) AFRICAN SCOPS OWL - Heard often here, seen once in flight. Roosting bird seen at Tendaba



24/11/2011 Down river excursion from Bird Safari Camp

431. (218) Black headed plover - Single bird in flight across rice field
432. (220) YELLOW BELLIED HYLIOTA - Single bird perched by river
433. (221) Little green bee-eater - One flycatching here and another at Wassu
434. (222) SWAMP FLYCATCHER - Several around Bird Safari Camp



25/11/2011 Bird Safari Camp/Kunkilling Forest

Bird Safari Camp

---- (223) Blackcap - Single female was the only one of the trip
435. (224) Little weaver - One male noted here but others may have been overlooked

Kunkilling Forest

436. (225) ADAMAWA TURTLE DOVE - Twitched this bird here as the birds in the area were drying up
---- (226) House martin - Spectacular flock on the river then again the following day
 
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Trystan

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Gambia continued

26/11/2011 Bird Safari Camp/Wassu/River cruise

Bird Safari Camp

437. (227) Brown throated wattle-eye - Heard often, seen here and at Abuko
438. (228) Yellow breasted apalis - Single bird here only
439. (229) NORTHERN BLACK FLYCATCHER - Single bird here only

Wassu

---- (230) Montagu's harrier - One female flew over here
---- (231) Northern wheatear - Here and at Farakunku

River Cruise

---- (232) Short toed eagle - Only one of the trip
440. (233) Gabar Goshawk - One on the river and one at Tendaba
441. (234) BLACK CROWNED CRANE - Single bird flying low up the river, heard again at Tendaba
---- (235) Sand martin - Small flock moving up river


27/11/2011 Tendaba

442. (236) AFRICAN HOBBY - 2 birds here only at airfield
443. (237) BROWN NECKED PARAKEET - 2 flew over the airfield
---- (238) European bee-eater



---- (239) Lesser black backed gull - Actually seen on the 19th coming up to Tendaba but cant be bothered re-indexing!
 
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Trystan

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28/11/2011 Abuko/Kotu/Brufut woods

Abuko (Including rice field nearby)

444. (240) LITTLE GREENBUL - Seen twice here
445. (241) AHANTA FRANCOLIN - 2 birds together
446. (242) GUINEA TURACO - A pair seen well
447. (243) AFRICAN CRAKE - Single bird flew over track at rice field

Kotu

448. (244) YELLOW FRONTED TINKERBIRD - Single bird perched in the open
449. (245) BLACK EGRET - Target bird here after failing elsewhere

Brufut

450. (246) LESSER HONEYGUIDE - Single bird at feeders
451. (247) GREY HEADED BRISTLEBILL - Several at feeders
452. (248) RED WINGED WARBLER - Numerous in grass round here and at Farakunku
453. (249) WHISTLING CISTICOLA - Many calling, 2 seen well



29/11/2011 Farakunku

---- (250) Crested lark - One in scrub by the beach
454. (251) European nightingale - Single bird from tracks around lodge

30/11/2011 Farakunku

455. (252) AFRICAN GREEN PIGEON - Last bird of the trip, 5 together in one tree
 
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Trystan

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Back in the UK

11/12/2011 Bempton & Hornsea mere

Bempton

456. (226 UK) DESERT WHEATEAR

Hornsea mere

457. (227) Long tailed duck
 

Trystan

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I think that is probably the end of this years birding for me. My best ever year in the UK and my second best world year.

The only other species to mention from an undisclosed site this year...

458. (228) Ruddy duck
 

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