TonyQ

TonyQ Big Year 2017 (A second attempt)

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174. (UK.128).  Red-throated Diver  Gavia stellata 

  (New Bird)     598dc13bc03d3_Red-throatedDiverm-1.jpg.fd3b9e5a08056c5dbd8658b76bf23260.jpg

Mull, Scotland 31.05.2017

Another distant EBC, but confirmed by a couple of birders with a powerful scope!

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175. (UK.129). Whitethroat  Sylvia communis           

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Mull, Scotland  27.05.2017

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176. (UK.130).  Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe

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Mull, Scotland 27.05.2017

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Baby, Iona, Scotland  3.06.2017

 

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177. (UK.131). Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus 

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Mull, Scotland  01.06.2017

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Mull, Scotland  01.06.2017   

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Lunga, Scotland          28.05.2017

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178. (UK.132). Short Eared Owl  Asio flammeus

(New Bird)    

598dc2f27fe00_Short-earedOwllm-1.jpg.72b720177c610ab633e61ddfce19c645.jpg

Mull, Scotland   31.05.2017

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179. (UK.133).  White-tailed Eagle  Haliaeetus albicilla 

(New Bird)  598dc32f8f253_White-tailedEaglelm-1.jpg.d473ff44d274532bed5bf51448aff2c1.jpg

Mull, Scotland 28.05.2017

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Mull, Scotland 01.06.2017

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Mull, Scotland 01.06.2017

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180. (UK.134).  Corncrake  Crex crex

(New Bird)

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Iona, Scotland   03.06.2017

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Eagle with fish! You lucky man!

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@Peter Connan

Not as luck as it looks - it was from a boat trip from Mull where they throw a fish and an Eagle comes to get it. Lucky to be able to go to Mull however! (details of the trip in the Mull trip report I did)

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Great collection of seabirds from Lunga @TonyQ! And a Golden Eagle too!

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Corncrake!!!   Wow @TonyQ.

 

That is probably my #1 most-wanted bird on the planet.

 

And you got a photo of this incredibly shy and retiring bird.   Kudos indeed.

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Another great and enviable collection. Mull is certainly worth a visit both for Lunga and for the possibility of Corncrakes on Iona which are becoming more regular.

You might just want to revisit the first of your Black-backs. I felt the 'black' was not black enough and it does not look "evil" enough on first sight and closer investigation does indicate a hint of yellow legs in the lovely clear water. Is that another point for you? Hope so.

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@Galana I think you are right about the Black-backed! I already have a Lesser Black-backed, so it will not add to the list, unfortunately!

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Thanks for the explanation @TonyQ. Still way more difficult than it sounds I'm sure.

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181. (UK.135). Sanderling  Calidris alba

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Iona, Scotland 03.06.2017

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Iona, Scotland 03.06.2017

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182. (UK.136). Gannet  Morus bassanus

(New Bird) 

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Mull, Scotland 01.06.2017

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183. (UK.137). Hen Harrier  Circus cyaneus

(New Bird)

5994408c1dc33_HenHarrierm-1.jpg.bd5ea43d24ff4e12f58c143e57c39c3f.jpg

Mull, Scotland 02.06.2017

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184. (UK.138). Peregrine  Falco peregrinus 

 599440bddae58_Peregrinem-1.jpg.5ae88d790b4f4f3469d88194c7814836.jpg

Mull, Scotland 27.05.2017

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185. (UK.139). Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus

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Galloway, Scotland     05.06.2017

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            .UK.140 Red Kite  Milvus milvus  

Seen in Mallorca, so not counted in overall total (but in my own UK total!)     

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Galloway, Scotland     05.06.2017

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Galloway, Scotland     05.06.2017

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Galloway, Scotland     05.06.2017

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186. (UK.141). Rock Pipit  Anthus petrosus  

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Arbroath Cliffs, Scotland         24.05.2017

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With Kill!, Arbroath Cliffs, Scotland         24.05.2017

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187. (UK.142). Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis 

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Iona, Scotland 02.06.2017

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Iona, Scotland 03.06.2017

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188. (UK.143). Tree Pipit  Anthus trivialis 

New Bird

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Arbroath Cliffs, Scotland         24.05.2017

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Arbroath Cliffs, Scotland         24.05.2017

 

Probably the last of the birds from Scotland (although one or two may sneak in later!)

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Love the Red Kites especially. Pipits are very tricky indeed, but trying to post exactly the same bird (photo 2) as two different species really underestimates our attention span, Tony. ;)

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