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Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
17 armchair ticks on my IOC list - the way things are going that's the only type of lifers I can expect for a year or two.
I suppose the latest has to be Olivaceous Saltator as that was nearest the end of the updates!

Steve
 

Owene

Well-known member
Black browed albatross at bempton. My first visit to what looks like an amazing site. I didn’t have the cliff top views people had earlier in the week but it going missing for a few days meant I was just happy to see it as I can’t see me having another chance to be in Yorkshire for a while.

earlier in the day at another great site I had the pacific golden plover at frampton before the albatross news broke.
 

Mysticete

Well-known member
United States
At long last, finally nabbed a trio of Buff-breasted Sandpipers at the sod farm across from the Lost Creek Wetland Area, up near Stevens Point Wisconsin.

This was the last "regularly occurring" potential lifer local to me, and also one of only 3 remaining regularly breeding shorebirds I needed for the ABA (Still need Purple Sandpiper and Bristle-thighed Curlew, but it's going to be awhile for at least the latter). Also got some bonus Baird's Sandpiper for my state list!
 

Lerxst

Well-known member
At long last, finally nabbed a trio of Buff-breasted Sandpipers at the sod farm across from the Lost Creek Wetland Area, up near Stevens Point Wisconsin.

This was the last "regularly occurring" potential lifer local to me, and also one of only 3 remaining regularly breeding shorebirds I needed for the ABA (Still need Purple Sandpiper and Bristle-thighed Curlew, but it's going to be awhile for at least the latter). Also got some bonus Baird's Sandpiper for my state list!
Excellent. Seems like a lot of Buff-breasted moving through MN too right now.
 

Lerxst

Well-known member
I got 13 new armchair birds from splits, but lost two others to lumps (bye bye Northwestern Crow, Southern Caracara!), for a net gain of 11.
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
With the latest Clements/eBird taxonomic updates, I gained ten armchair ticks but lost Southern Caracara to a lump, for a net gain of nine. I had already added all these species to my IOC list except one I had missed.

I was pleasantly surprised that my updated eBird list indicates that the Graceful Prinias I saw in the United Arab Emirates and Oman were in fact the newly split Delicate Prinia.

Dave
 

Owene

Well-known member
Velvet scoter today at Musselburgh. At least 2 drakes in a small group of sea ducks near the wall. Hopefully I’ll go back next week when it’s a bit drier for a longer look.

I think that is the last of Britain’s wintering or breeding ducks for me.
 

Cyclops

1 eyed tree hugging nature nut!
It tells me I have posted in here already but I can't find anything recent so I will post my latest lifer here, and its a Little Egret, which I spotted in August 2018
 
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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

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