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Archives - 2010


December 17th - January 5th

Bosque del Apache & New Mexico, US Highlights: Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Ross's Goose, Snow Goose, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Northern Harrier, White-tailed Kite, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Aplomado Falcon, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Gambel's Quail, Scaled Quail, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Long-billed Dowitcher, American Snipe, California Gull, Western Gull, White-winged Dove, Common Ground Dove, Great Horned Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Red-shafted Flicker, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Gray Jay, Pinyon Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, American Magpie, Chihuahuan Raven, American Crown, Horned Lark, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Chickadee, Verdin, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, Marsh Wren, Catcus Wren, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Curve-billed Thrasher, American Pipit, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pyrrhuloxia, Northern Cardinal, Spotted Towhee, Canyon Towhee, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, McCown's Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Western Meadowlark, Eastern Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Yellow-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Common Grackle, Great-tailed Grackle, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch, Cassin's Finch, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, & American Goldfinch.



August 21st

Brent Green, Hendon, London: Mediterranean Gull (juv).

Sunny Hill Park, Hendon, London: Yellow Wagtail flew south, overhead.



June 22nd - July 13th

Keys Marine Lab, Florida Keys: Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Bald Eagle, Wilson's Plover, Willet, Royal Tern, Least Tern, White-winged Dove, White-crowned Pigeon, Mangrove Cuckoo, Burrowing Owl, Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo, Fish Crow, Florida Prairie Warbler, Shiny Cowbird, Boat-tailed Grackle.

[Trip Report]



June 11th - 18th

Kindrogan Field Centre, Perthshire: Otter, Mountain Hare, Quail, Osprey, Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Tree Pipit, Crossbill, Dipper & Goosander. [Trip Report]



May 20th - Jun 1st

Estonia: Hazel Grouse, Corncrake, Red-necked Grebe, White-tailed Eagle, Great Snipe, Red-necked Phalarope, Baltic Gull, Caspian Tern, White-winged Tern, Black Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Citrine Wagtail, Thrush Nightingale, Bluethroat, Barred Warbler, River Warbler, Greenish Warber, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Penduline Tit, Golden Oriole & Common Rosefinch.



April 22nd-23rd

Spain-France-Dover-London: 100 species noted on long trip home by bus, ferry, taxi, train, tube and on foot following flight cancellation due to the 'Ash Cloud' incident: Blue Rock Thrush, House Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Barn Swallow, Cattle Egret, Montagu's Harrier, White Stork, Crested Lark, Kestrel, Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, Red-rumped Swallow, House Martin, Blackbird, Pallid Swift, Blue Tit, Jay, Sardinian Warbler, Yellow-legged Gull, Crag Martin, Lesser Kestrel, Linnet, Greenfinch, Stonechat, Bee-eater, Serin, Corn Bunting, Magpie, Red-legged Partridge, Mallard, Hoopoe, Sand Martin, Short-toed Eagle, Woodchat Shrike, Goldfinch, Griffon Vulture, Azure-winged Magpie, Turtle Dove, Spanish Sparrow, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Common Buzzard, Whiskered Tern, Jackdaw, Wood Pigeon, Roller, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, Cuckoo, Carrion Crow, Red-backed Shrike, Skylark, Whitethroat, Nightingale, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Raven, Common Starling, Black-headed Gull, Stock Dove, Coot, Moorhen, Black Kite, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Little Owl, Rook, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Dunnock, Yellowhammer, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Song Thrush, Common Swift, Grey Partridge, Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Lapwing, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Green Sandpiper, Tree Sparrow, Mute Swan, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Tern, Cormorant, Sandwich Tern, Fulmar, Great Black-backed Gull, Gannet, Grey Heron, Robin & Wren.



March - April

Costa de la Luz, Spain: Purple Swamphen, Audouin's Gull, Short-toed Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Caspian Tern, Azure-winged Magpie, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Spanish Sparrow, Little Bustard & Great Egret.


Hornborgasjon & Tysslingen, Sweden: Bittern, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Goshawk, Osprey, Eurasian Crane, Whooper Swan, Bewick's Swan, Crested Tit, & Common Redpoll. [Photos]



March 6th

Ayrshire Winter Bird Race: 86 spp including Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, Green Sandpiper, Shoveler, Jack Snipe, Dipper, Goldeneye, Goosander, Peregrine, Red-breasted Merganser, Eider, Red-throated Diver, Gannet, Razorbill, Purple Sandpiper, Rock Pipit, & Black Guillemot. [Trip Report]



February 17th/20th

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London: Dusky Warbler. Sound and sonogram here.



January 31

Sunny Hill Park, London: Blackcap (1m, 1f), Great Spotted Woodepecker drumming in flag pole of St. Mary's Churchyard.


January 27th

Sunny Hill Park, London: Tawny Owl - male uttering territorial hoots late evening under a clear sky.


January 23rd

Ayrshire: Tree Sparrow (17), Yellowhammer (33), Chaffinch (50+), Greenfinch (35+), Reed Bunting (4) at Fail Mill. Pink-footed Goose (12+) and Greylag Goose (500+) at Adamhill. Knot (57) at Troon harbour/Barassie. Purple Sandpiper (12), Turnstone (21), Golden Plover (32), Dunlin (3) and Ringed Plover (4) at Ballast Bank.


January 5th

Holmsford Bridge, River Irvine, Ayrshire: Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Goosander (3) & Goldeneye (3).


January 2nd

Ayrshire, Scotland: Jack Snipe at Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line (NS 369392). Yellowhammer (23), Knockentiber Road, Springside. Jack Snipe (1) & Pink-footed Goose (48) at Warwickdale (NS 365505)



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