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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 - A year review

UK - A total of 17 BOU ticks this year wasn't too bad, but unfortunately missed out on several megas throughout the year, the most painful being the Grosbeak on Shetland, and getting the car packed and ready to go for the Needletail, only to find out it had flown into a small wind turbine, and died, wasn't ideal either.

Sussex Year List - Yet again no attempt at a big year (though next year may be different!!), however I still managed 207. The highlights being the Beachy Corncrake, Cuckmere AGP, the Rye Terek Sand. and the Sheepcote Radde's Warbler. A total of 9 county ticks this year.

Best twitch of 2013 - This has to be the Harlequin Duck on North Uist with Jake. An epic drive, but some quality birding when we got there. The Harlequin was on view straight away, an extra goodies with Snow Goose, Glaucous Gull, Canada Geese, Merlin, White-tailed Eagles and much more proved this to be a superb twitch.

Best find of 2013 - without doubt, the American Golden Plover in the Cuckmere.

Favourite birds of 2013 - Egyptian Plover, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, White-backed Night Heron & Adamawa Turtle Dove.