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Wintibird's 2013 list (1 Viewer)

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
And another nice week in spring with some new species:

2. May - Turbenthal
342: Wood Warbler

4. May - Rheindelta, Austria
343: Hobby
344: Nightingale
345: Garden Warbler
346: Great Reed Warbler

5. May - Neeracherried
347: Red-backed Shrike
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Spring continues to deliver good birds, most notably a Short-eared Owl near my place. Many Short-eared Owls around this year in Switzerland.

9. May, Rapperswil
348: Little Gull
349: Black Tern

10. May, around Radolfzell, Germany
350: Honey Buzzard
351: Marsh Warbler
352: Barn Owl
353: Common Pheasant

11. May, Hohentwiel, Germany
354: Cirl Bunting
355: Western Bonelli's Warbler

12. May, Airport Zürich
356: Short-eared Owl
357: Corn Bunting
 
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André Weiss
Opus Editor
A fabulous twitch for the first Roseate Tern in Switzerland since 1860. Saw the bird in the evening and left the place at 7.30 pm. It was never seen again after 7.35........
Btw, the bird was obviously ringed in the UK.

17. May - Yverdon
358: Roseate Tern
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
A late evening outing in search of Rosy Starling near my hometown. The starling however did not show up.

25. May - Greifensee
359: Arctic Tern
360: Bar-tailed Godwit

And yesterday a fabulous outing to the Valais. The day list also included Hoopoe, Wallcreeper, Night Heron and Golden Oriole.

27. May - Leukerfeld
361: Common Quail
362: European Turtle Dove
363: European Bee-eater
364: Melodious Warbler
365: Spotted Flycatcher
366: Rock Bunting

And finally my wife woke me up this night and told me that there's a bird calling outside. Sure it was a young Long-eared Owl!

28. May - Winterthur
367: Long-eared Owl
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Epic twitch yesterday, Switzerland's third Spotted Sandpiper was found at Préverenges, I had the day off anyway, so off I went. Fabulous bird in breeding plumage.

29. May - Préverenges
368: Spotted Sandpiper
369: Common Ringed Plover
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Finally another day in the Alps and some new species to add:

6. July - Niederhorn
370: Citril Finch
371: Alpine Accentor
372: Ring Ouzel
373: Eurasian Nutcracker
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Well, it's summer and not many new birds to add.

22. July - Greifensee
374: Little Bittern

27. July - Alps between Elm and Flims
375: Willow Tit
376: White-winged Snowfinch
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Another hike to the Alps paid off with nice views of six Griffons!

1. August - Kaiseregg
377: Eurasian Griffon
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Some more to add. First a family holiday in the Netherlands (not much birding unfortunately), then today a morning trip to the Klingnauer Stausee:

11. August - Around Amsterdam
378: Egyptian Goose
379: Canada Goose

13. August - Markenmeer
380: Great Black-backed Gull

17. August - Klingnauer Stausee
381: Spotted Crake
382: Little Crake
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
A nice day out at the Rhinedelta, just over the boarder in Austria.

20. August - Rhinedelta Vorarlberg
383: Red Knot
384: Curlew Sandpiper
385: Whimbrel
386: Bearded Tit
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Rather slow on the list in the last month:

31. August - Cassonsgrat
387: Eurasian Dotterel

25. September - Littau
388: Lesser Spotted Eagle

28. September - Yverdon
389: Ferruginous Duck
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Start of an exciting trip to Australia! First a long flight via Dubai to Melbourne. Arrived there early morning, went downtown to my hotel and spent some time in the city and the botanical gardens to get a first taste of the Australian avifauna.

12. October - Melbourne, Australia
390: Black Swan
391: Maned Duck
392: Paficic Black Duck
393: Chestnut Teal
394: Nankeen Night Heron
395: Little Pied Cormorant
396: Australasian Darter
397: Dusky Moorhen
398: Silver Gull
399: Crested Pigeon
400: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
401: Rainbow Lorikeet
402: Sacred Kingfisher
403: Bell Miner
404: Noisy Miner
405: Little Wattlebird
406: Red Wattlebird
407: White-browed Scrubwren
408: Australian Magpie
409: Magpie Lark
410: Little Raven
411: Welcome Swallow
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
On the second day I took an early morning train from the city to Upper Ferntree Gully and went to the Dandenongs. Many tracks were busy with runners and the rain didn't help either. However, I found some nice tracks and some good birds.

13. October - Dandenongs, Australia
412: Australian White Ibis
413: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
414: Galah
415: Crimson Rosella
416: Laughing Kookaburra
417: White-throated Treecreeper
418: Superb Fairywren
419: Yellow-faced Honeyeater
420: Spotted Pardalote
421: Brown Thornbill
422: Striated Thornbill
423: Pied Currawong
424: Grey Shrikethrush
425: Grey Fantail
426: Eastern Yellow Robin
427: Bassian Thrush
428: Red-browed Finch
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Joined the Birdquest group yesterday evening and now first day of the tour. Back to the Dandenongs in the morning and then off to Philipp Island for the afternoon and evening.

14. October - Dandenongs and Philipp Island
429: Cape Barren Goose
430: Little Penguin
431: Shy Albatross
432: Short-tailed Shearwater
433: Northern Giant Petrel (a surprise bonus)
434: Straw-necked Ibis
435: White-necked Heron
436: White-faced Heron
437: Australian Pelican
438: Australasian Gannet
439: Swamp Harrier
440: Whistling Kite
441: Nankeen Kestrel
442: Brown Falcon
443: Hooded Dotterel
444: Pacific Gull
445: Kelp Gull
446: Long-billed Corella
447: Australian King Parrot
448: Shining Bronze Cuckoo
449: Southern Boobook
450: Superb Lyrebird
451: Red-browed Treecreeper
452: Crescent Honeyeater
453: Eastern Spinebill
454: Eastern Whipbird
455: Eastern Shriketit
456: Australian Golden Whistler
457: Rose Robin
458: Golden-headed Cisticola
459: Masked Lapwing
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Today to Toolangi Forest for Pilotbird, then lunch stop at Yea and its wetland and then longish drive to Deniliquin in New South Wales.

15. October - Toolangi, Yea and to Deliniquin
460: Emu
461: Black-shouldered Kite
462: Wedge-tailed Eagle
463: Brown Goshawk
464: Gang-gang Cockatoo
465: Eastern Rosella
466: Red-rumped Parrot
467: Fan-tailed Cuckoo
468: Tawny Frogmouth
469: Lewin's Honeyeater
470: New Holland Honeyeater
471: Striated Pardalote
472: Pilotbird
473: Dusky Woodswallow
474: Black-faced Cuckooshrike
475: Rufous Whistler
476: Australian Raven
477: Pink Robin
478: Flame Robin
479: Tree Martin
480: Australian Reed Warbler
481: Silvereye
482: Satin Bowerbird
483: Large-billed Scrubwren
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Out today with Phil Maher around Deniliquin. A memorable day with lots of exciting species.

16. October - Deniliquin, Australia
484: Australian Shelduck
485: Painted Buttonquail
486: Little Buttonquail
487: Banded Lapwing
488: Inland Dotterel
489: Plains-Wanderer
490: Common Bronzewing
491: Peaceful Dove
492: Cockatiel
493: Bluebonnet
494: Superb Parrot
495: Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo
496: Eastern Barn Owl
497: Rainbow Bee-eater
498: Brown Treecreeper
499: Singing Honeyeater
500: White-plumed Honeyeater
501: Blue-faced Honeyeater
502: Little Friarbird
503: Noisy Friarbird
504: Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
505: Black Honeyeater
506: Western Gerygone
507: Buff-rumped Thornbill
508: Yellow Thornbill
509: Grey-crowned Babbler
510: White-browed Babbler
511: Pied Butcherbird
512: Masked Woodswallow
513: White-browed Woodswallow
514: Ground Cuckooshrike
515: White-winged Triller
516: White-winged Chough
517: Hooded Robin
518: Jacky Winter
519: Red-capped Robin
520: Brown Songlark
521: Australian Pipit
 
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André Weiss
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Some final birding around Deniliquin this morning (including the sewage works), then we drove to Heathcote and did some birding around this charming town.

17. October - Deniliquin to Heathcote
522: Plumed Whistling Duck
523: Grey Teal
524: Hardhead
525: Hoary-headed Grebe
526: Little Eagle
527: Collared Sparrowhawk
528: Australian Hobby
529: Australian Crake
530: Black-tailed Nativehen
531: Red-kneed Dotterel
532: Black-fronted Dotterel
533: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
534: Musk Lorikeet
535: Little Lorikeet
536: Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
537: Fuscous Honeyeater
538: Black-chinned Honeyeater
539: Brown-headed Honeyeater
540: Speckled Warbler
541: White-throated Gerygone
542: Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
543: Yellow-rumped Thornbill
544: White-bellied Cuckooshrike
545: Leaden Flycatcher
546: Scarlet Robin
547: White-backed Swallow
548: Rufous Songlark
549: Mistletoebird
550: Diamond Firetail
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Freezing cold in the morning today! We went to Clunes State Forest where Painted Honeyeater was my 2000th species! Then we drove south to Geelong, visiting some wetlands nearby.

18. October - Heathcote to Geelong
551: Magpie Goose
552: Freckled Duck
553: Blue-billed Duck
554: Musk Duck
555: Australasian Grebe
556: Royal Spoonbill
557: Little Black Cormorant
558: Australian Pied Cormorant
559: Brolga
560: White-headed Stilt
561: Red-necked Avocet
562: Red-capped Plover
563: Pallid Cuckoo
564: Painted Honeyeater
565: White-fronted Chat
566: Striated Fieldwren
567: Weebill
568: Grey Butcherbird
569: Grey Currawong
570: Varied Sitella
571: Fairy Martin
572: Little Grassbird
 

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André Weiss
Opus Editor
Scenic day today. We drove the Great Ocean Road from Geelong to Port Campell.

19. October - Great Ocean Road
573: Fluttering Shearwater
574: Arctic Skua
575: Black-faced Cormorant
576: Buff-banded Rail
577: Latham's Snipe
578: Blue-winged Parrot
579: Southern Emu-wren
580: White-eared Honeyeater
581: Rufous Bristlebird
582: Forest Raven

Heading inland today the next day to Little Desert Nationalpark. Overnight in Little Desert Lodge.

20. October - Port Campbell to Nhill

583: Australian Shoveler
584: Australasian Bittern
585: Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
586: Yellow-billed Spoonbill
587: Slender-billed Thornbill
588: Rufous Fieldwren
 

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André Weiss
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Good morning birding in the rather difficult Mallee. Then drive to Ouyen.

21. October - Little Desert NP
589: Malleefowl
590: Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
591: Australian Owlet-Nightjar
592: Bush Thick-knee
593: Purple-gaped Honeyeater
594: Inland Thornbill
595: White-breasted Woodswallow
596: Southern Scrub Robin

Today full day birding in Hattah-Kulkyne Nationalpark. Heavy rain in the afternoon.

22. October - Hattah-Kulkyne NP

597: Diamond Dove
598: Little Corella
599: Australian Ringneck
600: Regent Parrot
601: Mulga Parrot
602: Variegated Fairywren
603: Splendid Fairywren
604: Mallee Emu-wren
605: Striated Grasswren
606: Yellow-plumed Honeyeater
607: Striped Honeyeater
608: Chestnut-backed Quail-thrush
609: Restless Flycatcher
610: Apostlebird
 

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