New Years Day Bird List - 01/01/05
Compiled from local patch walk (Vamos), and a trip visiting Georgioupolis Water and Lake Kournas.
Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe
Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron
Aythya ferina Pochard
Buteo buteo buteo Buzzard
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen
Fulica atra Coot
Larus cacchinans Yellow-legged Herring Gull
Alcedo atthis Kingfisher
Hirundo rupestris Crag martin
Motacilla alba White Wagtail
Erithacus rubecula Robin
Saxicola torquata Stonechat
Turdus merula Blackbird
Turdus philomelos Song Thrush
Cettia cetti Cetti’s Warbler
Sylvia melanocephala Sardinian Warbler
Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap
Phylloscopus collybita Chiffchaff
Parus caeruleus Blue Tit
Parus major Great Tit
Corvus corone Hooded Crow
Corvus corax Raven
Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Fringilla coelebs Chaffinch
Serinus serinus Serin
Carduelis chloris Greenfinch
Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch
Carduelis cannabina Linnet
29 species recorded on this fairly laid back day list trip, after New Years Eve celebrations. A list day like this makes you look at all birds closely, a sort of revision of your identification skills. Birdwatching skills are, of course, built by looking and listening carefully and practise.

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