Monday, January 08, 2007

Snettisham hilights




















Short-eared Owl and Smew

















After adding Red-throated Diver as the final patch tick of the year, my Snettisham year list was to finish on a new personal record of 181 species. Apart from Guillemot and Tree Pipit, and possibly Slavonian Grebe, most of the "expected" species were recorded, with a total of 14 patch ticks seen within the year...

Smew - Hawfinch - Red Kite - Mealy Redpoll - Common Crane - White Stork - Pacific golden Plover - Little Auk - Long-tailed Duck - Great Skua - Little Bunting -Snow Goose - Red-necked Grebe - Razorbill

Species that I managed to miss included Spoonbill, Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, Pom Skua, WRSandpiper, Grey Phalarope, Black-eared Kite, Goosander, Arctic Tern and Iceland Gull, all of which would have been snettisham ticks.

Black-eared Kite, Goosander and Lapland Bunting start off the 2007 dip list...

A total of 184 species were recorded at Snettisham RSPB last year...

6 Comments:

Blogger Simeon,Connor,James,Matthew said...

Your snett year list would've given me 2 lifers! James

12:20 PM  
Blogger Simeon,Connor,James,Matthew said...

Howzit goin?

12:20 PM  
Blogger wengchun said...

wow!!! what a list you've got there....hope you get more in 2007.

6:41 AM  
Blogger David's Birding Diary said...

Still a few gaps to fill... species I really want to get include Goosander, Firecrest and Arctic Tern... at least I bagged the Kite!

9:38 AM  
Blogger David's Birding Diary said...

Not forgetting Honey Buzzard... with the exeption of RFFalcon, WTEagle, or anything even rarer, thats the only raptor thats missing.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Bird Girl said...

David - I enjoyed reading through your bird diary. I LOVE the short eared owl photos! I am jealous - would love to see something like that!

5:06 PM  

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