Rock Pigeons

The List Grows to 112

At Chichester today I added to my Bird List. The list I keep is a little different from most birders’ lists in that my species only count if I have photographed them.  Some birders keep Life Lists, some Yearly Lists and some Monthly Lists – or all three. While I may see them and identify them, or hear them but not see them, they don’t count until I get a picture of them and add them to My Bird List. Simple, eh?

It is always exciting when I can add to my list.

I have five new birds to add today, plus new pictures of some already on my list.

Here’s the new ones:

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

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ROCK PIGEONS

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DOWNY WOODPECKER (female)

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I already had a Male Downy Woodpecker on my list from last winter when one visited my suet feeder but I got this new one today, too …

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BELTED KINGFISHER (female)

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GREEN-WINGED TEAL DUCK (female)

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Among the other birds I saw and photographed today, but which were already on my list, were Black-billed Magpies, Yellow-rumped Warblers,  Song and House Sparrows, dozens of Mallard Ducks, Northern Flickers, Gulls, Oregon Juncos (the first I have seen since the spring so winter is coming :( ), …

… and this scene from “The Birds” …

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Cheers,

Sue