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Archives - 2011  fssbirding tweets


December 22nd-29th

Caerlaverock & Solway Firth, Scotland: Whooper Swan, White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose, Green-winged Teal, Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Red Kite, Merlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Mediterannean Gull, Black Guillemot, Barn Owl, Willow Tit, Nuthatch.



December 12th-19th

Summerland Key, Florida, US: Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Bald Eagle, Royal Tern, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Gray Catbird, Florida Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush.


October 31st

Garnock Floods, Ayrshire: juvenile Pallid Harrier (first Ayrshire record) - found by Gordon McAdam on 28.10.11

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)  2011 Fraser Simpson


July 9-13th

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire: 5 singing Quails, 24 singing Yellowhammers, 10+ prs Tree Sparrows, 5 singing Reed Buntings, 2 singing Grasshopper Warblers, numberous broods of Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat.


 July 7th

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire: Osprey south over the sea 20:30h. Southerly passage of Little Tern, Arctic Tern, Common Tern and Sandwich Tern.


 June 10-17th

Kindrogan Field Centre, Perthshire: Goosander, Ptarmigan, Woodcock, Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Whinchat, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Grasshopper Warbler, Wood Warbler, and Crossbill.



May 19th

Brent Reservoir: 65 spp 0545-1200h, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat.



April 3rd-14th

Zahara de los Atunes, Spain: Northern Bald Ibis, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black Kite, Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Peregrine, Purple Swamphen, Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover, Audouin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Pallid Swift, Bee-eater, Thekla Lark, Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Black-eared Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Great Reed Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Short-toed Treecreeper, Woodchat Shrike, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Spanish Sparrow, Serin, Hawfinch & Cirl Bunting.



March 30th

Brent Reservoir: Avocet.



March 19th

Regent's Park: Little Owl at dusk.



March 17th

Brent Reservoir: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming.



February 21st

Casa de Campo, Madrid: Eurasian Crane (400 N overhead), Monk Parakeet, White Stork, Short-toed Treecreeper, Serin,  Firecrest, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Tree Sparrow, Yellow-legged Gull, Kestrel.



February 12th-20th

Morocco: Desert Sparrow, Thick-billed Lark, Hoopoe Lark, Tristram's Warbler, Crimson-winged Finch, Atlas Horned Lark, Little Swift, Red-rumped Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Brown-necked Raven, African Blue Tit, Laughing Dove.


February 2nd

Regent's Park, London: Firecrest (pr), Water Rail (1).


February 1st

Finchley Road, London: Waxwing (100) at junction with Platt's Lane.


January 31st

Finchley Road, London: Waxwing (21) at junction with Platt's Lane.


December 17th (2010) - 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.



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