Bird Observations Day to Day.

Friday, 26 May 2006

The Holiday Bird List.


As promised here is our list of birds for our holiday:-

Tawny Owl, Lapwing, Swallow, Crow, Rook, Magpie, Jackdaw, Swift, Oystercatcher,, Pheasant, Kestrel, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Collared dove, House Sparrow, Cuckoo, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Robin, Wren, Chaffinch, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Black Headed Gull, Reed Warbler, Avocet, Starling, Canada Goose, Chiffchaff, Gadwal, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Coot, Dabchic, Cormorant, Bearded Tit, Shelduck, Bar Tailed Godwit, Shoveler, Egyptian Goose, Snipe, Pied Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Moorhen, Teal, Mallard, Herring Gull,    Arctic Tern 51 Redshank, White Wagtail, Garganey, Heron, Barn Owl, Dark Bellied Brent Goose, Grasshopper Warbler,Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, Sparrow Hawk, Turnstone, Pintail, Pochard, Sanderling, Marsh harrier, Ruddy Duck, Reed Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, Golden Plover, Red Legged Partidge, Grey Lag Goose Wigeon, Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit, Montygues Harrier, Whitethroat, Linnet, Stock Dove, Turtle Dove, Corn Bunting, Yellow Hammer, Pale Bellied Brent goose, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Willow Warbler, Jay, Whimbrel, Buzzard, Greenshank, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Knot, Little Gull, Gannet, Feral pigeon, Grey Plover,, 101 Stone Curlew, Woodlark, Great Crested Grebe, Hobby, Laughing gull, Bittern, Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Curlew 109 in total.


 Could have been better we kept missing a Purple Heron at Titchwell that was there for over a week but other birders were standing for up to 6 hours to see this illusive bird and we were not willing to stand in one spot for that length of time. We also did not see the Golden Orioles this is the third time we have tried without success if nothing else we bird watchers are very patient people.  Hope I have not missed anything out as I am the sole list keeper. Thank you for your interest if you have gotten this far. Love and happy birding as we say.  Love






  1. ally12313058591826 May 2006 at 15:06

    Joan that is some list you have there ~ will you still be able to catch sight of the Purple Heron and the other birds you missed as you are now back home ? Ally

  2. your list is really getting long now isn't it.... It must have been nice to see so many different ones. Sandra

  3. That`s amazing Joan, I hope you get to see the birds that have so far elluded you. :o)

    Sandra xxxx

  4. Well done to you both..that is amazing!
    I would think you are thrilled with that list?

  5. Hi there Joan.

    Thank you for sharing your birding list.

    I am one of those birders that sticks, in the main, to their own patch and because of this there are birds that I have not seen.

    I have yet to see,  from the birds on your list, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Montygues Harrier, Pale Bellied Goose, Woodlark, Bearded Tit-something I have tried hard to see- and Dark Bellied Brent Goose.    

    I gather, from the things you have seen, that you and your husband must have had a wonderful time and I am very pleased for you both.

    May you have more wonderful sightings, before the year is out, and that you are kind enough to share them with us all.

    By for now,


  6. Wow Joan! That's certainly a lot of birds! I've only been over to this journal once before but I'll put it on alerts now, must have forgotten last time! Jeannette xx  


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Hi, I'm Joan I live in Scotland with my hubby of 48 years. We are both retired and enjoying life to the full well nearly. We are always out and about doing this and that. We love the countryside and do a bit of birdwatching and even twitch from time to time. We also visit art galleries and hubby does a bit of watercolour painting. Me I read a lot mainly thillers. I have been been keeping a journal for over five years over on AOL but we are being thrown out so this is my new home.