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Area list - NYD

Posted by Malcolm 
Area list - NYD
January 11, 2019 07:46PM
I have been trying to compile a list of all the birds seen in the recording area on New Year's Day. Based on information provided from several birders. Thank you for your help.
The total is currently 119 species. I will post the complete list early next week, but here is a short lists of some birds not yet Included:

Divers - none
Kittiwake
Little gull
Sanderling
Bearded Tit
Hawfinch
Yellowhammer

If anyone managed any of these on NYD, please either post here or e-mail me.
Thanks
Malcolm

malcolm59527@aol.com
Re: Area list - NYD
January 12, 2019 04:35PM
Must say I have stopped doing area lists since the old LDBWS League ended many years ago (I think 2009 was the last year I completed it).

My yellowhammer was OOA, as were my twite, fieldfare, redwing etc...
Re: Area list - NYD
January 12, 2019 05:15PM
There don't seem to be the birders prepared to check every nook and cranny these days - enough info floating around from the previous days news to stay with a prescriptive shopping list. Especially noticeable in this area with the decline in spring seawatching despite some really enjoyable mornings. Autumn is a different kettle of fish and usually better to travel to the Mersey unless you are into attritional watching paint dry waits for Leachs! Would people do this if a local year list challenge set up? Anyone want to try- recording area very simple as based on 10km squares apart from the river Winster boundary in SD47 - I would include the whole square but this boundary has been a long tradition
Re: Area list - NYD
January 16, 2019 06:21PM
After several recounts, the final tally comes to 120 species. If you have additional birds seen on NYD, please post here.
To me, this list puts a prespective on what's around us during the winter months. If on a short walk, or a long look out of the window, you manage 12 species, that's 10% of all species available! Not bad......

For what its worth, here's the full list:


Canada Goose 

Barnacle Goose

Greylag Goose

Pink-footed Goose

White-fronted Goose spp

Mute Swan

Bewick's Swan 

Whooper Swan
Egyptian Goose

Shelduck

Shoveler

Gadwall

Wigeon

American Wigeon

Mallard

Pintail

Teal
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Scaup

Eider

Common Scoter

Goldeneye

Goosander

Red-breasted Merganser

Red Grouse

Red-legged Partridge
Pheasant

Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe 

Bittern

Grey Heron

Great White Egret

Little Egret

Shag

Cormorant

Sparrowhawk

Marsh Harrier

Buzzard

Water Rail
Moorhen

Coot
Oystercatcher 

Lapwing

Golden Plover

Grey Plover

Ringed Plover

Curlew
Bar-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit
Turnstone

Knot
Dunlin

Woodcock

Jack Snipe

Snipe

Redshank
Greenshank

Black-headed Gull

Mediterranean Gull
Common Gull 

Great Black-backed Gull 

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull 

Stock Dove

Woodpigeon

Collared Dove

Barn Owl 

Tawny Owl
Short-eared Owl

Kingfisher

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Kestrel
Merlin

Peregrine

Great Grey Shrike 

Jay

Magpie

Jackdaw

Rook

Carrion Crow

Raven
Starling

Waxwing

Coal Tit

Marsh Tit

Blue Tit

Great Tit
Skylark

Cetti's Warbler

Long-Tailed Tit

Goldcrest

Wren

Nuthatch

Treecreeper

Blackbird

Fieldfare

Redwing

Song Thrush

Mistle Thrush

Robin
Stonechat
Dipper
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow

Dunnock

Grey Wagtail

Pied Wagtail
Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit
Chaffinch
Brambling
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Twite
Linnet
Siskin
Bullfinch
Reed Bunting

Re: Area list - NYD
January 16, 2019 06:23PM
No idea where the numbers and sqiggles came from. It was a nice tidy list when it left me! Ah well, you can still make out the birds.
Re: Area list - NYD
January 17, 2019 12:36PM
Hi Malcolm
Stock Dove to add plus Feral pigeon
Was waxwing on nyd or 2nd?
Re: Area list - NYD
January 17, 2019 10:08PM
Hi Pete,
Stock dove already on list. I wasn't sure about adding feral pigeon.
Waxwing was seen by Peter (plastic) NYD, at Arnside.
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