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The highlights from recent birding trips, family holidays, field courses and field work.

 

2024

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland 10-17 Jan 2024: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Crested Tit, Willow Tit, Siberian Jay, Hooded Crow, Common Redpoll, Common Crossbill, Common Bullfinch.

 

2023

Cycle to Work 2023 5 Jan - 22 Dec 2023: Green Sandpiper, Cattle Egret, Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, Kingfisher, Great Egret, Spoonbill, Red Kite, Short-eared Owl, Greenshank, Black-winged Stilt, Hobby, Cuckoo, Swift, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Corn Bunting, Arctic Tern, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Tern, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Mediterranean Gull, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, Sand Martin, Blackcap, Black Redstart, Barn Owl, Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Oystercatcher, Kestrel, Common Sandpiper,  Merlin, Green Woodpecker, Hen Harrier, Bearded Reedling, Sparrowhawk, Ruff, Curlew, Little Egret, Raven, Mandarin Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Chiffchaff, Stock Dove, Jay, Water Rail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Pochard, Redwing, Buzzard, Snipe, Marsh Harrier, Gadwall, Grey Heron, Ring-necked Parakeet, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Shelduck, Lapwing, Skylark, Rock Pipit, Fieldfare, Yellow-legged Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Black-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, Avocet, Water Pipit, Reed Bunting, Pintail, Shoveler, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon.

Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, England 20-24 Nov 2023: Pink-footed Goose, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Sparrow, Treecreeper, Jay, Raven, Brambling, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbilll, Yellowhammer.

Costa de la Luz, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain 6-16 Apr 2023: Great Egret, Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Red-rumped Swallow, Montagu's Harrier, Bee-eater, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Short-toed Treecreeper, Woodchat Shrike, Black Kite, Melodious Warbler, Alpine Swift, Pallid Swift, Tawny Pipit, Thekla Lark, Cirl Bunting, Audouin's Gull, Blue Rock Thrush, Greater Flamingo, Collared Pratincole, Black-winged Stilt, Greater Short-toed Lark, Peregrine, Griffon Vulture, Little Tern, Hoopoe, Lesser Kestrel, Great Reed Warbler, Purple Swamphen, Black-crowned Night Heron, Caspian Tern, Slender-billed Gull, Subalpine Warbler, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Whiskered Tern, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle.

 

2022

Cycle to Work 2022 5 Jan - 22 Dec 2022: Pintail, Avocet, Marsh Harrier, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, Barnacle Goose, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Peregrine, Spoonbill, Dartford Warbler, Yellow-legged Gull, Water Rail, Barn Owl, Firecrest, Green Woodpecker, Woodcock, Water Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Bar-tailed Godwit, Great Egret, Grey Plover, Red Kite, Corn Bunting, Cuckoo, Iberian Chiffchaff, Cattle Egret, Black Redstart, Bearded Tit, Marsh Warbler, Wryneck, Woodcock, Short-eared Owl, Jack Snipe.

Center Parcs, Elveden Forest, Suffolk, England 3-7 Oct 2022: Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Woodlark, Stonechat, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Siskin, Crossbill.

Ayrshire, Scotland 26 Jul - 16 Aug 2022: Eider, Common Scoter, Great Crested Grebe, Red-throated Diver, Fulmar, Manx Shearwater, Little Egret, Gannet, Shag, Whimbrel, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, Arctic Tern, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, Puffin, Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Hooded Crow, Raven, Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch, Redstart, Stonechat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbill, Siskin, Yellowhammer.

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England 18-25 Jun 2022: Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Dipper, Tree Pipit, Crossbill, Wheatear, Stonechat, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Yellowhammer, Goosander, Tawny Owl.

 

Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire, Wales 10-14 Jan 2022: Nuthatch, Tawny Owl, Marsh Tit, Brambling, Red Kite.

 

2021

Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, England 8-12 Jan 2021: Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, Redwing, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Raven, Brambling, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbilll.

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England 12-19 Jun 2021: Ring Ouzel, Dipper, Redstart, Tree Pipit, Crossbill, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Yellowhammer, Goosander, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl.

 

2020

Lockdown: Purfleet-on-Thames 23-Mar to 14-Jul: Common Scoter, Little Egret, Great Egret, Spoonbill, Red Kite, Eurasian Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Sanderling, Whimbrel, Green Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Caspian Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Little Tern, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short-eared Owl, Tree Pipit, Water Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler.

Center Parcs, Elveden Forest, Suffolk, England 13-17 Jan 2020: Shoveler, Goosander, Tawny Owl, Woodlark, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Siskin, Crossbill.

 

2019

Ayrshire, Scotland 23 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020: Red-throated Diver, Shag, Little Egret, Pink-footed Goose, Whooper Swan, Long-tailed Duck, Common Scoter, Eider, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Gadwall, Purple Sandpiper, Knot, Golden Plover, Peregrine, Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Water Rail, Black Guillemot, Mediterranean Gull, Kingfisher, Dipper, Raven, Redwing, Fieldfare, Tree Sparrow, Brambling, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch.

France 5-16 Aug 2019: Black-necked Grebe, White Stork, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Black Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Crag Martin, Water Pipit, Alpine Accentor, Marsh Tit, Nutcracker, Chough, Alpine Chough, Italian Sparrow, Snowfinch, Rock Bunting.

 

Northern Finland & Varanger, Norway 17-27 Jun 2019: Bean Goose, Velvet Scoter, King Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Smew, Willow Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver, White-tailed Eagle, Osprey, Rough-legged Buzzard, Eurasian Crane, Dotterel, Temminck's Stint, Spotted Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe, Red-necked Phalarope, Arctic Skua, Long-tailed Skua, Arctic Tern, Brunnich's Guillemot, Puffin, Great Grey Owl, Three-toed Woodpecker, Horned Lark, Red-throated Pipit, Grey-headed Wagtail, Waxwing, Bluethroat, Arctic Warbler, Siberian Tit, Siberian Jay, Brambling, Arctic Redpoll, Pine Grosbeak, Parrot Crossbill, Little Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting.

 

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England 7-14 Jun 2019: Goosander, Osprey, Dipper, Wheatear, Cuckoo, Redstart, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch, Yellowhammer.

Costa de la Luz, Spain 9-19 Apr 2019: Great Egret, Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Greater Flamingo, Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Whiskered Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Caspian Tern, Little Swift, Turtle Dove, Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Tawny Pipit, Red-rumped Swallow, Black-eared Wheatear, Iberian Chiffchaff, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Western Subalpine Warber, Spanish Sparrow.

 

2018

Ayrshire, Scotland 22-26 Oct 2018: Barnacle Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Whooper Swan, Golden Plover, Merlin, Kingfisher, Raven, Hooded Crow, Redwing, Fieldfare, Tree Sparrow, Brambling, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch, Crossbill.

Ayrshire, Scotland 27 Jun-11 Jul 2018: Great Crested Grebe, Mandarin, Wigeon, Goosander, Grey Partridge, Black-tailed Godwit, Sandwich Tern, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Dipper, Stonechat, Grasshopper Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Raven, Tree Sparrow, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbill, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer.

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 8-15 Jun 2018: Goosander, Red Grouse, Ptarmigan, Goshawk, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Tree Sparrow, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbill.

Ayrshire, Scotland 28 Apr - 5 May 2018: Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Great Crested Grebe, Shag, Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Common Scoter, Eider, Red-breasted Merganser, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Arctic Skua, Razorbill, Guillemot, Kittiwake, Kingfisher, Swift, Wheatear, White Wagtail, Rock Pipit, Tree Pipit, Sand Martin, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Tree Sparrow, Siskin, Yellowhammer.

Costa de la Luz, Spain 2-12 Apr 2018: Ferruginous Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Great Egret, Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Greater Flamingo, Rüppell's Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Montagu's Harrier, Goshawk, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Whiskered Tern, Caspian Tern, Scops Owl, Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Iberian Chiffchaff, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, Spanish Sparrow.

 

2017

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 9-16 Jun 2017: Goosander, Red Grouse, Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, Woodcock, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Grasshopper Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbill.

Lesvos, Greece 13-27 May 2017: Chukar, Ruddy Shelduck, Scopoli's Shearwater, Yelkouan Shearwater, Greater Flamingo, Black Stork, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Dalmatian Pelican, Long-legged Buzzard, Red-fotted Falcon, Eleonora's Falcon, Temminck's Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Slender-billed Gull, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Black Tern, Scops Owl, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Masked Shrike, Golden Oriole, Sombre Tit, Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Olive-tree Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Rüppell's Warbler, Krüper's Nuthatch, Western Rock Nuthatch, Rose-coloured Starling, Rufous Bush Robin, Isabelline Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Rock Sparrow, Black-headed Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, Cinereous Bunting, Cretzschmar's Bunting, Black-headed Bunting.

Costa de la Luz, Spain 28 Mar - 6 Apr 2017: Balearic Shearwater, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Hen Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Audouin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Spanish Sparrow.

 

2016

East Yorkshire, England 15-16 Oct 2016: Siberian Accentor, Pallas's Warbler, Radde's Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, White-fronted Goose, Knot, Brent Goose.

 

Czech Republic 15-29 Jun 2016: Goldeneye, Red-crested Pochard, Quail, Night Heron, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Black Stork, Honey Buzzard, Montagu's Harrier, Black Tern, Turtle Dove, Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Wryneck, Dipper, Black Redstart, Fieldfare, Barred Warbler, River Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Collared Flycatcher, Marsh Tit, Penduline Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, Serin, Hawfinch, Common Rosefinch.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 3-10 Jun 2016: Goosander, Osprey, Woodcock, Cuckoo,

Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Crossbill, Yellowhammer.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 28 Mar - 7 Apr 2016: Balearic Shearwater, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Greater Flamingo,

Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Purple Swamphen, Collared

Pratincole, Puffin, Razorbill, Pomarine Skua, Audouin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Bulbul, Calandra Lark, Iberian

Chiffchaff, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Ortolan Bunting.

 

Netherlands 13-15 Mar 2016: Siberian Rubythroat.

 

Florida Keys, US 6-18 Jan 2016: Brown Pelican, Wood Stork, Magnificent Frigatebird, Anhinga, Great White Heron,

Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Broad-winged Hawk,

Short-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Least Sandpiper,

Western Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, Caspian Tern, Royal Tern, White-crowned Pigeon,

Bald Eagle, Tree Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, Boat-tailed Grackle.

 

2015

Florida Keys, US 8-15 Sep 2015: Magnificent Frigatebird, Masked Booby, Brown Booby, Least Bittern, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Semipalmated Plover, Willet, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Brown Noddy, Black Noddy, Royal Tern, Black Skimmer, White-crowned Pigeon, Common Nighthawk, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo, Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Dickcissel, Bobolink, Orchard Oriole.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 5-12 Jun 2015: Goosander, Red Grouse, Osprey, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Whinchat, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Common Crossbill, Pine Marten & Otter.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 8-18 Apr 2015: Balearic Shearwater, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Little Swift, Calandra Lark, Spectacled Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Spanish Sparrow, Ortolan Bunting.

 

2014

Florida Keys, US 3-10 Nov 2014: Magnificent Frigatebird, Anhinga, Würdemann's Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Wilson's Plover, Royal Tern, Common Ground-Dove, White-crowned Pigeon, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Kentucky Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Parula, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Boat-tailed Grackle.

 

Maine, USA 18 Jun - 1 Jul 2014: Common Loon, American Bittern, Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagle, Wild Turkey, Piping Plover, Willet, Upland Sandpiper, Barred Owl, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-backed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Philadelphia Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell's Thrush, Cedar Waxwing, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Chestnut-side Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Canada Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Nelson's Sparrrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird & Evening Grosbeak.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 6-13 Jun 2014: Goosander, Golden Eagle, Goshawk, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher & Common Crossbill.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 2-12 Apr 2014: Cory's Shearwater, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Eurasian Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Montagu's Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Black-winged Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Black-winged Stilt, Collared Pratincole, Spotted Redshank, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Pallid Swift, Alpine Swift, Little Swift, Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Thekla Lark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Black-eared Wheatear, Subalpine Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Woodchat Shrike, Golden Oriole, Spanish Sparrow, Hawfinch, Cirl Bunting.

 

Morocco (coast) 5-10 Mar 2014: Double-spurred Francolin, Barbary Partridge, maroccanus Cormorant, Northern Bald Ibis, Long-legged Buzzard, Lanner Falcon, Red-knobbed Coot, Eurasian Crane, Caspian Tern, Laughing Dove, Great Spotted Cuckoo, African Marsh Owl, Little Swift, Plain Martin, Bluethroat, Moussier's Redstart, Moustached Warbler, African Blue Tit, Black-crowned Tchagra, Common Bulbul, mauritanica Magpie, africana Chaffinch, House Bunting.

 

Florida Keys, US 4-12 Jan 2014: Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Forster's Tern, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Yellow-throated Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Parula.

 

2013

Italy 17-28 Sep 2013: Non-birding sight-seeing trip: Blue Rock Thrush on the Colosseum Rome, Italian Sparrow - various locations.

 

Extremadura, Spain 11-18 Jun 2013: Squacco Heron, Black Stork, Rüppell's Vulture, Black Vulture, Honey Buzzard, Purple Swamphen, Gull-billed Tern, Scops Owl, Red-necked Nightjar, White-rumped Swift, Orphean Warbler, Azure-winged Magpie, Spanish Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Rock Bunting, Ortolan Bunting.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 31 May - 7 Jun 2013: Goosander, Goshawk, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Common Crossbill.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 6-16 Apr 2013: Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Little Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Audouin's Gull, Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Audouin's Gull, Little Swift, Thekla Lark, Calandra Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Short-toed Treecreeper, Woodchat Shrike, Spotless Starling, Serin.

 

2012

Florida Keys 18-26 Sep 2012: Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Wood Stork, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, Bald Eagle, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Royal Tern, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Florida Prairie Warber, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Waterthrush.

 

Sydney Botanic Gardens, Australia 14 Jul 2012: Buff-banded Rail, Australian White Ibis, Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeet, Red Wattlebird, Magpie-lark, Pied Currawong, Dusky Moorhen, Pacific Black Duck, Australian Wood Duck, Australian Magpie, Little Black Cormorant, Australian Raven, Noisy Miner.

 

New Caledonia 6-14 Jul 2012: Kagu, New Caledonian Goshawk, Brown Goshawk, Silver Gull, Red-bellied Fruit Dove, New Caledonian Imperial-Pigeon, Metallic Pigeon, Cloven-feathered Dove, Coconut Lorikeet, New Caledonian Parakeet, Horned Parakeet, Sacred Kingfisher, Green-backed White-eye, New Caledonian Myzomela, Fan-tailed Gerygone, Grey Fantail, Streaked Fantail, Southern Shrikebill, Melanesian Flycatcher, Rufous Whistler, Melanesian Whistler, South Melanesian Cuckooshrike, New Caledonian Cuckooshrike, Dark-brown Honeyeater, Barred Honeyeater, Crow Honeyeater, New Caledonian Friarbird, Long-tailed Triller, White-breasted Woodswallow, Yellow-bellied Flyrobin, New Caledonian Crow, Striated Starling, Red-throated Parrotfinch.

 

Melbourne, Australia 3-5 Jul 2012: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Brown Falcon, Black-shouldered Kite, Bell Miner, Nankeen Night Heron, Laughing Kookaburra, Shy Albatross, Rufous Bristlebird, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Superb Fairy-wren, Australasian Gannet, Fluttering Shearwater, Eastern Spinebill, Crested Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Silver-eye, White-fronted Chat, White-fronted Heron, Hooded Plover, Red-capped Plover, Pacific Gull, Nankeen Kestrel, Blue-winged Parrot, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Straw-necked Ibis, Australian Pelican, Musk Duck, Blue-billed Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Cape Barren Goose, Hoary-headed Grebe, Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-rumped Spoonbill, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Grassbird, White-plumed Honeyeater, Banded Plover, Flame Robin, Little Eagle, Australian King Parrot, White-throated Treecreeper, Bassian Thrush, Superb Lyrebird.

 

Thailand 25 Jun - 2 Jul 2012: Paddyfield Pipit, Peaceful Dove, Thick-billed Spiderhunter, Orange-breasted Trogon, Crimson Sunbird, Rufous-winged Philentoma, Blue-winged Leafbird, Raffles's Malkoha, Bamboo Woodpecker, Puff-throated Babbler, Rufescent Prinia, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Coppersmith Barbet, Crested Goshawk, Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Crested Serpent Eagle, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Red Junglefowl, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Ashy Drongo, Black-naped Tern, Pacific Reed Egret, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Pied Imperial-Pigeon, Scarlet-backed Sunbird, Lesser Frigatebird, Greater Coucal, Asian Glossy Starling.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre, Enochdhu, Perthshire 8-15 Jun 2012: Goosander, Osprey, Quail, Red Grouse, Woodcock, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher & Common Crossbill.

 

Handa, Highland 6 Jun 2012: Great Skua, Arctic Skua, Twite, Arctic Tern, Puffin, Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill & Guillemot.

 

Speyside, Highland 1-8 Jun 2012: Slavonian Grebe, Osprey, Dotterel, Snow Bunting, Crested Tit, Scottish/Parrot Crossbill. 

 

Costa de la Luz, Andalucia, Spain 27 Mar - 4 Apr 2012: Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Squacco Heron, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Little Bustard, Collared Pratincole, Marsh Sandpiper, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Little Swift, European Bee-eater, Thekla Lark, Calandra Lark, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Woodchat Shrike.

 

2011

Caerlaverock & Solway Firth, Scotland 22-29 Dec 2011: 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.

 

Summerland Key, Florida, US 12-19 Dec 2011: 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 Warber, Palm Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush.

 

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire 9-13 Jul 2011: 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.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre, Perthshire 10-17 Jun 2011: Goosander, Ptarmigan, Woodcock, Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Whinchat, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Grasshopper Warbler, Wood Warbler, and Crossbill.

 

Zahara de los Atunes, Spain 3-14 Apr 2011: 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.

 

Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain 21 Feb 2011: 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.

 

Morocco 12-20 Feb 2011: 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.