Hoopoe at Stelling Minnis.
Once again in a difficult year with Covid effecting most things including further lockdowns birding was once again the one consistent which proved to be very successful both in Kent & further a field.
Here are my final bird list totals for 2021
KENT BIRD YEAR LIST 2021
My Kent Bird Year List Total finished on 212, which included 3 new birds for my Kent Bird List :
Red Throated Pipit at Worth Marshes. (Sadly no photo).
Pied Wheatear at Reculver.
Pied Wheatear at Reculver. Photo by AE
Black Guillemot at Swalecliffe.
Black Guillemot at Swalecliffe. Photo by FC.
Many thanks to both AE & FC for the use of their photos.
UK BIRD LIST 2021
My UK Bird Year List finished on 260 with a remarkable 9 new species added to my British bird list which are :
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at Lona Avenue Exmouth Devon.
AMERICAN HERRING GULL at Newlyn Harbour Cornwall.
RED NECKED STINT at Blyth Estuary Northumberland.
BLACK BROWED ALBATROSS at Bempton Cliffs Rspb Yorkshire.
GREEN WARBLER at Buckton Yorkshire. (Sadly never managed a photo)
LONG TOED STINT at St.Aidans Rspb West Yorkshire.
VARIED THRUSH on Papa Westray.
TAIGA FLYCATCHER at South Landing Flamborough Yorkshire.
BELTED KINGFISHER at River Darwen Samlesbury Lancashire.
GARDEN BIRD LIST 2021
Garden Birdwatching is something i really enjoy and my Garden Bird List now stands at : 74
i added 7 new species this year which are :
WOODCOCK seen on 2 occasions flying over garden.
HEN HARRIER Ringtail bird seen flying over garden.
LINNET 3 birds seen & heard flying over garden
FIRECREST heard only several times.
COMMON TERN 2 birds seen flying over garden.
WILLOW WARBLER heard only several times.
BRAMBLING heard only in flight over garden.
As you can see from my added new birds i count everything i can see or / and hear from within my garden which obviously includes flyover birds.
So that wraps up my Birding totals for the year, it's been an incredible year with far to many highlights to mention, let's hope 2022 is just as amazing for birds.
Happy New Year & I wish you all Great Birding in 2022.