2021 year list

  • We managed to catch up with a Great White Egret the other day, a bird that has been avoiding us locally for a few weeks. Marsh and Hen Harrier have been seen on local moors and we had great views of Peregrine hunting over the Lapwing flock to catch her supper.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Frampton RSPB was good this autumn with nice views of Curlew Sands and Little Stints- then I finally bumped into the elusive Black Stork- harder to find than a Yellow Browed Warbler frankly- it could disappear into a tree :
    Odds and sods around the local patch- Pied and Spotted Flys and a Pectoral Sandpiper then a trip to Shetland in late September / October pushed the list up to 215:

    S

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  • Great to see you still adding to your list Seymour our recent trip to Northumberland added some nice waders like Sanderling running along Boulmer beach, We had the good fortune to be on Lindisfarne at the same time as the Red Eyed Vireo and only about a dozen birders watching a very nice lifer

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Since I moved to this house it's a lot smaller so I don't get anything like the number of birds I used to see. My species count is quite low as a result, it currently lies at 12. I do hear other birds passing over such as a tawny owl but I never actually get to see it.
  • Hawfinch- 216

    November 20th at Lynford Arboretum-

    I had a few people with me and the place was crowded:

    Had good views of Brambling, Yellowhammer and Marsh Tit as well

    S

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  • 142 at the moment for me. I'm hoping to top 150 for the first time ever
    Volunteer Shaun

    Volunteer Shaun welcomes visitors to RSPB Old Moor. He also writes a weekly blog about life at the reserve titled, "View From the Shed". He usually wears a big hat.

  • Great reserve where you are volunteering Shaun, we wander down there occasionally from our wild N.Yorkshire always something of interest

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to seymouraves:

    seymouraves said:
    Hawfinch- 216

    Had to read that twice as I was nearly heading to Lynford Arboretum for 216 Hawfinch  !!!      Good total S.   What's your annual record ?

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    A few years ago we had 55 Hawfinch locally at Fountains Abbey but we've never seen one there since until 1 was reported there at the weekend

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Hawfinches invade every few years like Xbills

    S

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