Thursday, 20 June 2013

Half-time report

As I start my 6 day break I thought I'd reflect on the first half of the year...

Not the luckiest period for listing, missing Baikal Teal, Rock Thrush and Caspian Tern for Yorkshire whilst on holiday (no regrets) plus the Pacific Swift on Sunday for my British list.

As already stated...can't get 'em all. See 'em when you can...asap!

Below is the list of birds I expect to see on the Patch after the half-time team talk (some easy...which I should already have, some not so) a few rarities of course...and maybe a Mega?

Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)
Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos)
Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)
Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)
Great Skua (Catharacta skua)
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
Little Gull (Larus minutus)
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans [argentatus])
Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii)
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
Razorbill (Alca torda)
Little Auk (Alle alle)
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi [novaeseelandiae])
Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus [spinoletta])
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)
Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)
Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)
Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis flammea cabaret)
Lapland Bunting (Calcarius lapponicus)

Plenty to go at...starting's a marathon not a sprint!

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