& Rio Ucayali, Perϊ: 100
species from a boat in Amazonia including Large-billed Tern (726+), Western Great
Egret (600+), Wattled Jacana (265+), Black Vulture (200+), Greater Yellowlegs
(200+), Lesser Yellowlegs (200+), Plumbeous Kite (174), Chestnut-bellied
Seedeater (164+), Yellow -billed Tern (132+), Pectoral Sandpiper (100+), Sand
Martin (79), Collared Plover (71), Southern Rough-winged Swallow (65),
Swallow-winged Puffbird (61), Black-necked Stilt (52), White-winged Parakeet
(45), White-winged Swallow (39), Wood Stork (34), Yellow-headed Caracara (31),
Amazon Kingfisher (29), Greater Ani (27), Ringed Kingfisher (27), Neotropic
Cormorant (24), Lesser Kiskadee (24), Tropical Kingbird (24), Eastern Kingbird
(18), Turkey Vulture (14), Spotted Sandpiper (14), Smooth-billed Ani (14),
Russet-backed Oropendola (14), Roadside Hawk (13), Pied Plover (12), Oriole
Blackbird (12), Ruddy Ground Dove (11), Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (10),
Blue-and-white Swallow (10), Silver-beaked Tanager (10), Snowy Egret (9),
Black-collared Hawk (9), Barn Swallow (9), Great Black Hawk (7), Tui Parakeet
(6), Social Flycatcher (6), White-banded Swallow (6), Yellow-rumped Cacique (6),
Red-capped Cardinal (6), Caqueta Seedeater (6), Swallow-tailed Kite (5), Stilt
Sandpiper (5), Brown-chested Martin (5), Yellow-hooded Blackbird (5), Blue
Ground Dove (4), Chestnut-fronted Macaw (4), Neotropical Palm Swift (4), Great
Kiskadee (4), Cocoi Heron (3), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (3), Ruddy Pigeon (3),
Jabiru (2), Striated Heron (2), Western Cattle Egret (2), Slate-colored Hawk
(2), Black Caracara (2), Solitary Sandpiper (2), Black Skimmer (2), Blue-winged
Parrotlet (2), Festive Amazon (2), Mealy Amazon (2), Ladder-tailed Nightjar (2),
Green Kingfisher (2), Black-fronted Nunbird (2), Drab Water Tyrant (2), Pied
Water Tyrant (2), Short-crested Flycatcher (2), Grey-breasted Martin (2),
Yellow-browed Sparrow (2), Blue-black Grassquit (2); and singles of Great
Tinamou, Horned Screamer, Rufescent Tiger Heron, Capped Heron, Greater
Yellow-headed Vulture, Western Osprey, Bat Falcon, Sunbittern, Sanderling,
Grey-fronted Dove, Striped Owl, Sand-colored Nighthawk, Yellow-tufted
Woodpecker, Pale-legged Hornero, Vermilion Flycatcher, White-headed Marsh
Tyrant, Grey-capped Flycatcher, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Black-capped Donacobius,
Giant Cowbird, Shiny Cowbird, Magpie Tanager, and a Pale-winged Trumpeter
(probably a pet bird from a Shipibo village).
August 21st - October 3rd
Perϊ: Including Marvellous Spatuletail, Koepcke's
Hermit, Mishana Tyrannulet, Ashy-headed Greenlet, Ivory-billed
Ararcari, Yellow-crested Tanager, Yellow-bellied Tanager,
Andean Cock of the Rock, Golden-winged Manakin, Slaty
Antwren, Rufous-vented Whitetip, Sickle-winged Guan,
Booted Racket-tail, Red-billed Parrot, Speckled Chachalaca,
Ecuadorian Tyrannulet, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Rusty Flowerpiercer,
Ornate Fycatcher, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Marble-faced
Bristle-Tyrant, Montane Foliage-gleaner, Rufous-tailed
Tyrany, Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Green-tailed Trainbearer,
Purple-throated Sunangel, Andean Gull, Andean Lapwing,
White-cheeked Pintail, Torrent Tyrannulet, Lesser Yellowlegs,
Spotted Sandpiper, Slaty-capped Flycatcher, Yellow-throated
Bush-Tanager, White-winged Tanager, Dotted Tanager,
Dark-billed Cuckoo, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Long-tailed
Hermit, Black-throated Antwren, Double-barred Pygmy-Tyrant,
White-flanked Antwren, White-tipped Swift, Cliff Flycatcher,
White Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, Slate-throated Whitestart,
White-winged Tanager, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Rufous
Motmot, Emerald Toucanet, White-billed Toucan,
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Double-toothed Kite, Rufous-rumped
Antwren, Red-stained Woodpecker, White-throated Toucan,
Three-striped Warbler, Green Jay, Bay-headed Tananger,
Forest Elaenia, Many-banded Aracari, Grey-necked Wood
Rail, Screaming Piha, White-flanked Antwren, Black-bellied
Cuckoo, Chestnut Woodpecker, White-fronted Nunbird,
Brown-chested Martin, Bronze-Green Euphonia, Opal-rumped
Tanager, Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Cinnamon Flycatcher,
White-throated Woodpecker, Bicolored Hawk, Buff-throated
Woodcreeper, Chestnut-tipped Toucanet, Green Manakin,
Plain-winged Antshrike, Paradise Tanager, Plumbeous
Pigeon, Screaming Piha, Yellow-margined Flycatcher,
White-lored Tyrannulet, Bay-headed Tanager, Wedge-billed
Woodcreeper, Black Caracara, Orange-bellied Euphonia,
Green Honeycreeper. Ivory-billed Ararcaris Yellow-crested
Tanager, Yellow-bellied Tanager, Barred Antshrike, Great
Antshrike, Chestnut-collared Swift, Short-crested Flycatcher,
Little Woodpecker, Turquoise Tanager, Little Cuckoo,
Long-billed Gnatwren, Coraya Wren, Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher,
Amazonian Antshrike, Grey Antbird, Warbling Antbird,
Moustached Wren, Scarlet-crowned Barbet, Cream-coloured
Barbet, Buff-breasted Wren, Greater Ani, Pauraque, Ringed
Kingfisher, Canary-winged Parakeet, Amazon Kingfisher,
Yellow-headed Caracara, Russet-backed Oropendola, Grey-fronted
Dove, Lesser Kiskadee, West Peruvian Dove, Eared Dove,
Vermilion Flycatcher, Scrub Blackbird, Amazilia Hummingbird,
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Shiny Cowbird, Bananaquit,
Croaking Ground-Dove, Saffron Finch, Harris Hawk, Long-tailed
Mockingbird, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Inca Tern, Band-tailed
Gull (Belchers Gull), South American Tern, Kelp Gull,
Peruvian Pelican, Neotropic Cormorant, American Kestrel.
Sandpiper at Capringstone, adult Mediterranean Gulls
at Bogside and Barassie, and 360 migrant Sandwich Terns
resting at Barassie.
Argus & Dark Green Fritillary.
Burn, Ayrshire: Grayling
26th - July 4th
Egret, Black Stork, Marsh Sandpiper, White-tailed Eagle, Lesser Spotted
Eagle, Great Spotted Eagle, White-winged Tern, Pygmy
Owl, Hoopoe, Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker,
Middle Spotted Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker,
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wryneck, Woodlark, Citrine
Wagtail, Bluethroat, Barred Warbler, Aquatic Warbler,
River Warbler, Savi's Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Great
Reed Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher,
Collared Flycatcher, Crested Tit, Penduline Tit, Golden
Oriole, Hawfinch, Common Rosefinch, Ortolan Bunting.
Field Centre, Perthshire: Scottish
Wildcat, Ring Ouzel, Twite,
Goosander, Wigeon, Woodcock, Dipper, Tree Pipit, & Crossbill. [Trip
disused railway line,
Ayrshire: 0540h Yellowhammer (19 singing mm), Reed Bunting (3 mm), Whitethroat (9 mm),
Sedge Warbler (7 mm), Blackcap (1 m) Willow Warbler (34 mm), Skylark (8 mm),
Song Thrush (8 mm), Goldfinch (7 mm), Linnet (2 pr), Chaffinch (10 mm),
Blackbird (10 mm), Wren (24 mm), Robin (7 mm), Dunnock (7 mm), Lapwing (2
territorial prs), Curlew (territorial bird), Grey Partridge (heard only).
Plenty of hole nesting species in the beeches including 3 prs Tree Sparrow (min
count from path only), Stock Dove, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Great Tit and Starling.
Sand Martins along Garrier Burn. Painted Lady (32) & Orange-tip (12).
Painted Lady immigration Incredible
numbers of Painted Ladies along the south coast -
easily surpassing the county's biggest previous invasion
in 1996. We stopped counting at 702! In contrast to
London earlier this week when most butterflies were
urgently flying north without stopping, most of today's
individuals were resting and feeding on almost every
available nectar source (particularly Brassicaceae,
Asteraceae and Trifolium spp.) but a northward
movement was still apparent in the fairly strong SE
wind. Some numbers: 199 along a 500m stretch from Pinbain
Burn south; 234 between Bennane Lea & Port Vad;
209 along a 500m stretch from Ballantrae Pier south;
only (!) 36 at Currarie Port. Also noted from the car
in every 1 km home to Kilmarnock. At a rough estimate,
assuming an even distribution of numbers and uniform
habitat, there could have been at least 50000 along
the Ayrshire coast today. Other highlights: Dingy Skipper
& 21 Wall at Pinbain; 48 Wall at Bennane Lea-Port
Vad; 8 Wall at Currarie, and large numbers of Silver-Y
everywhere. Nine other spp inc Large Skipper, Small
Heath & Small Copper.
Lee Country Park, Herts/Essex: Savi's
Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (6 singing mm), Hobby (8),
Marsh Harrier (imm f), Nightingale & Lesser Whitethroat.
de la Luz, Spain: Purple
Swamphen, Audouin's Gull, Short-toed Lark,
Slender-billed Gull, Short-toed Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Caspian Tern,
Gull-billed Tern, Iberian Chiffchaff, Crested Tit, Firecrest,
Short-toed Treecreeper, Lesser Kestrel, Hawfinch, Blue
Rock Thrush, Bee-eater, Great Reed Wabler, Egyptian
Vulture and Purple Heron. [Trip
Eurasian Crane (12900), White-tailed
Harrier, Smew, Bean Goose. Barnacle Goose, Common Redpoll.
Owl (female) calling in a suburban street in Hendon.
Kite over Hendon Central tube station at 1005h.
Owls with brood of 3 owlets in Kensington Gardens.
Chaffinch song of the year heard in Sunny Hill Park,
Owl calling in Sunny Hill Park, Hendon.
Blackbird of the year heard singing, main quad UCL,
disused railway line,
Snipe (1st site record)
Snipe (3) & Green Sandpiper (1).
Kent: Night Heron at the Royal Military Canal.
Also Woodcock, Kingfisher & Goosander.
Gull (1st-w) at high tide roost 1615h/1637h. Also Mediterranean
Gull (2 ads) and nearby up to 6 Iceland Gulls in Troon
Winter Bird Race: 82
spp. including Green-winged
Harrier, Nuthatch, Snow
Duck, Dipper & Gadwall.
Owl (2) & Hen Harrier (ringtail).
Park, Ayrshire: Mallard
(94), Tufted Duck (m), Mute Swan (19), Coot (2), Moorhen
was also a, presumed feral, male Gadwall x Mallard hybrid.
disused railway line,
(1) nearby in Munro Place. Kilmarnock.
Teal (drake), Eurasian Teal
(74), Wigeon (52), Shoveler (ad male,
1st-w male, and female), Jack Snipe (1).
(2) in East Road.
Loch, Ayrshire: Ring-necked
Duck (female), Goldeneye
(22), Tufted Duck (51), Little
Grebe (12), Great Crested Grebe (1), Greylag Goose (c500), Canada Geese (232).
Village, Ayrshire: Waxwing
(6) flew over the carrigeway.
(30) in James Johnston Place.
Ayrshire: Tree Sparrow (4) at Coldcothill; Chaffinch (300) at Mossbog, Wood Pigeon (1400)
and Chaffinch (180) at Barmuir plantation; Greylag (107) over Boghead;
Pink-footed Goose (15) in stubble near Adamhill; just two Tree Sparrows at Fail
Mill; Whooper Swan (19) in wet pasture at Mid Foulton; Golden Plover (87),
Lapwing (63) and House Sparrow (140) at Sandyford; Skylark (450), Reed Bunting (18), Starling (300) at
Mossbog Cottage-Cofthead Cottage; 85 Fieldfares at Dallars and 68 at Mossbog Cottage.
(2mm/3ff), Goldeneye (6) and Little Grebe (8).
disused railway line,
(9) & Fieldfare (12) at Raws; Yellowhammer
(12) at Caprickhill Farm; Fieldfare (20) at Moscow;
Raven at Lower Rushaw plantation; Fieldfare (42) &
Redwing (27) at Raithmuir; Stonechat (2) & Bullfinch
(3) at Fenwick/Moss Wood.
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