Total – 291

Latest 3 Lifers:

291: Lesser Snow Goose – Nateby, Lancashire 16/02/17

290: Eastern Black Redstart – Skinningrove, Cleveland 26/01/17

289: Ferruginous Duck -WWT Washington,  Co. Durham 26/12/16

 

SF = Self Found

Scarce: 51

Rare: 17

MEGA: 12

 

Mute Swan

Whooper Swan

Tundra Swan

Taiga Bean Goose (6) – Spurn YWT, East Yorkhire

Tundra Bean Goose (2) – Spurn YWT, East Yorkshire

Pink-footed Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

  • Anser a. albifrons (Greenland)
  • Anser a. flaviorostris (European)

Greylag Goose

Greater Canada Goose

Snow Goose

  • Anser c. caerulescens (1) – Nateby, Lancashire

Brent Goose

  • Branta b. bernicla (Dark-bellied)
  • Branta b. hrota (Pale-bellied)

Red-breasted Goose: (1) – RSPB Marshside, Lancashire (05/01/17)

Barnacle Goose

Egyptian Goose

Ruddy Shelduck

Common Shellduck

Mandarin Duck

Ruddy Duck

Eurasian Wigeon

Gadwall

Eurasian Teal

Green-winged Teal (1) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Mallard

Northern Pintail

Garganey

Northern Shoveler

Common Pochard

Red Crested Pochard

Ferruginous Duck: (1) – WWT Washington, Co. Durham (26/01/17)

Tufted Duck

Greater Scaup

Common Eider

King Eider: (1) – Ythan Estuary, Aberdeenshire (26/06/16)

Long-tailed Duck

Common Scoter

Black Scoter: (1) – Goswick, Northumberland (26/06/17)

Velvet Scoter

Surf Scoter (1) – Meols, Wirral

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

  • Melanitta d. deglandi (1) – Blackdog, Aberdeenshire (26/06/16)

Common Goldeneye

Smew

Red-breasted Merganser

Goosander

Willow Grouse

Black Grouse

Grey Partridge

Red-legged Partridge

Golden Pheasant

Common Pheasant

  • Phasianus c.colchicus (Ring-necked)
  • Phasianus c. versicolor (Green)

Red-throated Diver

Black-throated Diver

Great Northern Diver

PACIFIC DIVER: Druridge Bay CP, Northumberland (26/01/17)

Northern Fulmar

Sooty Shearwater

Manx Shearwater

Balearic Shearwater (3) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd  (2 SF)

Northern Gannet

European Storm Petrel

Leach’s Storm Petrel (1) – New Brighton, Wirral (SF)

Great Cormorant

European Shag

Great Bittern

Little Bittern: (1) – RSPB Old Moor, Yorkshire (05/06/16)

Cattle Egret (7) – (2) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

                               – (1) RSPB Marshside, Lancashire

                               – (1) Shotton, Clwyd (SF)

                               – (3) Birkdale, Lancashire

Little Egret

Great White Egret (22)   – (10) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire (4 self  found)

                                               – (5) Burton Marsh, Cheshire (3 Self found)

                                               – (1) RSPB Ynys Hir, Ceredigion (1 self found)

                                               – (6) Parkgate, Wirral (3 SF)

Grey Heron

Eurasian Spoonbill (14) – (1) Parkgate, Wirral (SF)

                          – (12) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire (1 SF)

                          – (1) Birkenhead Docks, Wirral (SF)

Glossy Ibis (1) – RSPB Marshside, Lancashire

Little Grebe

PIED-BILLED GREBE: RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire (26/04/15)

Great Crested Grebe

Slavonian Grebe

Black-necked Grebe

Red Kite

Western Marsh Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier (2) – RSPB Blacktoft Sands, Yorkshire

Hen Harrier

Northern Goshawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Common Buzzard

European Honey Buzzard (1) – Undisclosed Site, Wales (SF)

Rough-legged Buzzard (1) – Undisclosed Site, Wales (SF)

Osprey

Common Kestrel

Merlin

Eurasian Hobby

Red-footed Falcon: (1) – Chatterley Whitfield, Staffordshire (11/07/15)

Peregrine Falcon

Water Rail

Spotted Crake (2) – (1) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

                                   – (1) Red Rocks, Wirral

Corncrake (1) – Hale, Cheshire

WESTERN PURPLE SWAMPHEN (UK 1st) : RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk (03/08/16)

Common Moorhen

Eurasian Coot

Common Crane (7) – Lakenheath Fen RSPB, Suffolk

Stone Curlew (5) – Undisclosed Site, Suffolk

                                 – Undisclosed Site, Norfolk

Black-winged Stilt: (2) – WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire (2004)

Pied Avocet

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian  Dotterel (1) – Brynteg, Caernarfon (SF)

European Golden Plover

Grey Plover

Northern Lapwing

Little Ringed Plover

Kentish Plover (1) – Audenshaw Reservoir, Greater Manchester

Common Ringed Plover

Whimbrel

Eurasian Curlew

Black-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

GREAT KNOT: Scolt Head Island NNR , Norfolk (20/06/16)

Red Knot

Ruff

Curlew Sandpiper

Temminck’s Stint (1) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Sanderling

Dunlin

Purple Sandpiper

Little Stint

Pectoral Sandpiper (4) – All RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Red-necked Phalarope (3) – All RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Grey Phalarope (2, Both SF) – (1) Seacombe Ferry, Wirral

                                                       –  (1) Liverpool Bay, Irish Sea

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Common Greenshank

Wood Sandpiper

Common Redshank

Eurasian Woodcock

Common Snipe

Jack Snipe

Arctic Skua

Long-tailed Skua (1) – New Brighton, Wirral

Pomarine Skua (4) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd (2 SF)

Great Skua

Atlantic Puffin

Black Guillemot

Razorbill

Common Guillemot

Little Tern

Black Tern

Whiskered Tern: (2) – Sandbach Flash, Cheshire (07.05.16)

Sandwich Tern

Common Tern

Roseate Tern (1) – Birkenhead Docks, Wirral (SF)

Arctic Tern

ELEGANT TERN (SF): New Quay, Ceredigion (29/08/15)

Black-legged Kittiwake

Black-headed Gull

Sabine’s Gull (1) – Pennington Flash, Greater Manchester

Little Gull

Laughing Gull: (1) – New Brighton, Wirral (21.2.15)

Ring-Billed Gull (1) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire (SF, 1st site record)

Mediterranean Gull

Common Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

  • Larus f. graellsii (British)
  • Larus f. intermidius (Scandinavian)

European Herring Gull

  • Larus a. argenteus (European)
  • Larus a. argentatus (Scandinavian)

Iceland Gull (2) – (1) Birkenhead Docks, Wirral (SF)

                                – (1) Hartlepool, Cleveland

Glaucous Gull (2) – (1) Seacombe Ferry, Wirral (SF)

                                   – (1) Hartlepool, Cleveland

Yellow-legged Gull

Caspian Gull (1) – New Ferry, Wirral (SF)

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Dove

Stock Dove

Common Woodpigeon

Eurasian Collared Dove

European Turtle Dove

Common Cuckoo

Barn Owl

Little Owl

Tawny Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

European Nightjar

Common Swift

Common Kingfisher

Eurasian Hoopoe (1) – New Brighton, Wirral

European Bee-Eater: (2) – Brampton, Cumbria (24.08.15)

Eurasian Wryneck (3) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd (1 SF)

Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker

European Green Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Red-backed Shrike (1) – Meols, Wirral

Great Grey Shrike (2) – (1) Little Woolden Moss, Gtr Manchester

                                           – (1) Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire

Red-billed Chough

Black-billed Magpie

Eurasian Jay

Western Jackdaw

Rook

Carrion Crow

Hooded Crow

Northern Raven

Goldcrest

Common Firecrest

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Coal Tit

Willow Tit

Marsh Tit

Bearded Reedling

Common Skylark

Woodlark

Shore Lark (2) – (1) Spurn YWT, Yorkshire

                             – (1) Hartlepool, Cleveland

Sand Martin

Barn Swallow

House Martin

Cetti’s Warbler

Dartford Warbler

Long-tailed Tit

Wood Warbler

Yellow-browed leaf Warbler (12) – (1) Gilroy NP, Wirral (SF)

                                                       – (2) Leasowe, Wirral

                                                       – (2) Bidston Moss, Wirral (SF)

                                                       – (4) Flamborough, East Yorkshire

                                                       – (3) Spurn YWT , East Yorkshire

Pallas’s leaf Warbler (5) – (1) Heswall, Wirral

                                              – (1) Easington Cemetery, East Yorkshire

                                               – (2) Spurn YWT, East Yorkshire

                                               – (1) Flamborough, East Yorkshire

Common Chiffchaff

  • Phylloscopus c. tristis (Siberian)
  • Phylloscopus c. collybita (European)

Willow Warbler

Arctic Warbler: (1) – RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire (08.10.16)

Common Blackcap

Garden Warbler

Lesser Whitethroat

Common Whitethroat

Common Grasshopper Warbler

Radde’s Warbler (1) – Spurn, Yorkshire (15.10.2016)

Dusky Warbler (1) – Flamborough, Yorkshire (08.10.16)

                              (3) – Spurn, Yorkshire (15.10.16)

Booted Warbler (1) – Great Orme, Conwy (04.10.2016)

Icterine Warbler (4) – (1) RSPB Ynys Hir, Ceredigion (SF)

                                        – (3) Bardsey Island, Gwynedd

Melodious Warbler (3) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd

Sedge Warbler

Eurasian Reed Warbler

Bohemian Waxwing (41) – (11) Back Garden, Wirral (SF)

                                                 – (30) St Asaph, Clyde 

Tree Nuthatch

Eurasian Treecreeper

Winter Wren

Common Starling

White-throated Dipper

European Blackbird

BLUE ROCK THRUSH: Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (31/12/16)

Fieldfare

Song Thrush

Redwing

  • Turdus i. iliacus (Continental)
  • Turdus i. coburni (Icelandic)

Black-throated Thrush: (1) – Saint Asaph, Denbigh (22/12/16)

DUSKY THRUSH: Beely, Derbyshire (11/12/2016)

Mistle Thrush

Golden Oriole (1) – Undisclosed Site, Suffolk (SF)

Spotted Flycatcher

European Robin

Bluethroat (1) – RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire

European Pied Flycatcher

Western Black Redstart

EASTERN BLACK REDSTART: Skinningrove, Cleveland (15/10/16)

Common Redstart

Common Whinchat

Common Stonechat

Northern Wheatear

  • Oenanthe o. oenanthe (Northern)
  • Oenanthe o. leucorhoa (Greenland)

Desert Wheatear: (1) – Fairhaven Lake, Lancashire (19/11/16) 

SIBERIAN ACCENTOR: Spurn, Yorkshire (15/10/16)

Hedge Accentor

House Sparrow

European Tree Sparrow

European Yellow Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

White Wagtail

  • Motacilla a. yarrelli (Pied)
  • Motacilla a. alba (White)

BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT

  • Anthus r. rubescens (1) – Burton Marsh, Cheshire (21/12/13)

Tree Pipit

Meadow Pipit

Water Pipit

Richard’s Pipit (2) – (1) Red Rocks, Wirral

                                     – (1) Bidston Moss, Wirral (SF)

Olive-backed Pipit: (1) – Easington Gas Terminal, Yorkshire (09.10.16)

Eurasian Rock Pipit

  • Anthus p. petrosus (European)
  • Anthus p. littoralis (Scandinavian)

Common Chaffinch

Brambling

European Greenfinch

European Goldfinch

Eurasian Siskin

Linnet

Twite

Common Redpoll

Common Crossbill

European Bullfinch

Little Bunting (1) – Spurn Point, Yorkshire

Snow Bunting

Lapland Bunting (1) – Red Rocks, Wirral

Yellowhammer

PINE BUNTING: Venus Pool, Shropshire (04/01/17)

Common Reed Bunting

Ortolan Bunting (1) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd

Corn Bunting

One thought on “British Life List

  1. Tony Akhaloma says:

    Great piece of nostalgia. I remember the days when I used to self find rare birds every time I went somewhere New. Then I grew up. Thanks for the memories this list has invoked. Pure youthful fantasy

    Like

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