2018 Year List

Lorna's post on the Blog reminds me - Time to start a new year list!

1. lapwing (1 Jan)

2. curlew

3. pink-footed goose

4 buzzard

5. yellowhammer

6. common gull

7. herring gull

8. teal

9. mute swan

10. little egret

11. carrion crow

12. wigeon

13. jackdaw

14. rook

15. shelduck

16. grey heron

17. robin

18. starling

19. whooper swan

20. black-headed gull

21. mallard

22. goldeneye

23. great black-backed gull

24. stonechat

25. wren

26. reed bunting

27. tree sparrow

28. graylag goose

29. water rail

30. blackbird

31. chaffinch

32. blue tit

33. dunnock

34. great tit

35. greenfinch

36. pintail

37. red-breasted merganser

38. shoveler

39. moorhen (2 Jan)

40. pheasant

41. great spotted woodpecker

42. woodpigeon

43. meadow pipit

44. coot

45. tufted duck

46. snipe

47. coal tit

48. house sparrow

49. linnet

50. cormorant

51. oystercatcher (3 Jan)

52. sanderling

53. shag

54. eider

55. long-tailed duck

56. gannet

57. great Northern diver

58. redshank

59. grey plover

60. American wigeon

61. dunlin

62. kestrel

63. bearded tit

64. barnacle goose

65. goosander

66. goldcrest

67. goldfinch (4 Jan)

68. song thrush

69. fieldfare

70. rock pipit (6 Jan)

71. redwing (8 Jan)

72. golden plover

  • 73. collared dove (11 Jan)

    74. skylark

    75. bullfinch (13 Jan)

    76. magpie (15 Jan)

    77. ruff (17 Jan)

    78. glaucous gull (18 Jan - juv, from Fen Hide)

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    79. green-winged teal (18 Jan)

    80. brambling

    81. barn owl (24 Jan)

    82. snow goose (2 Feb)

    83. bittern (from Fen Hide, 17 Feb)

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    Apologies for lack of updates - it's been quiet, and I've been away!

    84. grey partridge (21 Feb)

    85. hen harrier (24 Feb)

    86. osprey (12 Mar)

    87. black-tailed godwit (14 Mar)

    88. ringed plover

    89. bar-tailed godwit (15 Mar)

    90. gadwall (15 Mar)

    91. lesser black-backed gull (20 Mar)

    92. pied wagtail

    93. whimbrel (heard in lagoon, 22 Mar)

    94. treecreeper

    95. great white egret (22 Mar)

    96. dipper (Dunbar Hide, 1 April, and no, not an April Fool!)

    97. peregrine (2 Apr)

    98. little gull (7 Apr)

    99. siskin (8 Apr)

    100. common crane (12 Apr)

    101. spoonbill (13 Apr)

    102. house martin (14 Apr)

    103. avocet (15 Apr)

    104. merlin (16 Apr)

    105. little grebe

    106. swallow

    107. little ringed plover

    108. sand martin (17 Apr)

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    109. yellow wagtail (17 Apr, briefly on Starnafin pools)

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    110. garganey (17 Apr, Tower Pool)

    111. marsh harrier

    112. greenshank (18 Apr)

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    113. willow warbler (18 Apr)

    114. common tern (20 Apr)

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    115. sedge warbler (26 Apr)

    116. lesser redpoll (2 May)

    117. whitethroat (6 May)

    118. grasshopper warbler

    119. common sandpiper (7 May)

    120. pied flycatcher

    121. sparrowhawk

    122. swift (9 May)

    123. wood sandpiper (12 May)

    124. cuckoo (13 May)

    125. wheatear

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    126. great crested grebe

    127. Canada goose (14 May)

    128. Temminck's stint (16 May)

    129. glossy ibis (28 May - south end of lagoon)

    130. pectoral sandpiper

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    (catching up following holidays, checking lists, 'ABZ Rare Birds' on Facebook and log entries, and internet downtime)

    131. feral pigeon

    132. garden warbler (19 Jun)

    133. knot

    134. Arctic tern

    135. raven

    136. green sandpiper (28 Jul)

    137. sooty tern (1 Aug - the Ythan bird, a quick fly-by!0

    138. American golden plover (4 Aug)

    139. black-throated diver (on the loch, 5 Aug)

    140. white-tailed sea eagle (juv bird, south end, 6 Aug)

    141. red kite (same time as above eagle)

  • In reply to Kath Hamper:

    and including a few more late entries, from hide log sheets - shows it's important to write things down!!

    142. Sandwich tern

    143. spotted redshank (12 Aug)

    144. black tern (juv) 5 Aug)

    145. stock dove

    146. snow bunting (18 Sep)

    147. bean goose (2 Oct)

    148. tawny owl (18 Oct)

    149. Bewick's swan (19 Oct)

    150. Slavonian grebe

    151. Mediterranean gull (1st winter)

    152. jack snipe (22 Oct)

    153. white-fronted goose (late addition)