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Peter Connan

Lovely photo for the milestone!

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Today it was time for some gardening. Luckily I kept binoculars and camera close by. The Island is not known for its autumn migration but occasionnally the wind brings the birds in this direction

Back at the reserve in Nivaa today it was really cold and windy. This pretty bird was sunning itself which was lucky for me as normally they skulk in the reedbeds. #16 Water Rail (Rallus aquati

Yesterday I went to the ponds of the old Sugar factory. #99 (IOM 89) Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)   No 100 is getting close 

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Zim Girl

Congratulations, lovely bird to get to 100 on!

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TonyQ

Well done on reaching 100!

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shazdwn

Congratulations on reaching 100 - good luck with the IOM goal

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michael-ibk

Congratulations on the century, well done. The Divers are a great find! Lovely Sandpiper. 

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Soukous

Well done on reaching a good score for this difficult year.

As I drove to catch the ferry from Rodby to Puttgarden I passed signs to Mon and was sorely tempted to make a diversion; but alas I was not in charge of our schedule and apparently we could not spare the time for birding. :unsure: 

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mvecht
On 9/15/2021 at 8:55 AM, Soukous said:

Well done on reaching a good score for this difficult year.

As I drove to catch the ferry from Rodby to Puttgarden I passed signs to Mon and was sorely tempted to make a diversion; but alas I was not in charge of our schedule and apparently we could not spare the time for birding. :unsure: 

 

Too bad. If you ever get the chance again then please drop me a line and I will be happy to host you.

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mvecht

Not the best day for birding with drizzle and wind.
It did however end up being a productive morning not too far from home.

First a bird that I have seen multiple times but not had a decent shot of yet.

#102 (IOM 92) Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

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The next to birds will be contenders for EBC of the year but they are also birds that I typically only see once a year and some years not at all.

#103 (IOM 93) Merlin (Falco columbarius) 

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#104 (IOM 94) Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

Seen well as it flew right over our heads but it took to long to get the camera ready as it was raining quite a bit at the time.

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Kalaharikind

Oh my! Well done on 100

 

and 101

and 102

and 103

and 104

 

and the Peregrine Falcon chick!

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Soukous
15 hours ago, mvecht said:

 

Too bad. If you ever get the chance again then please drop me a line and I will be happy to host you.

 

thank you, will do

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mvecht

Slightly better weather today.

#105 (IOM 95) a few flocks of Stock Doves (Columbo oenas) were migrating today.

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I dont see many terns on the Island so here is an EBC.

#106 (IOM 96) Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

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I dont know if this is an improvement :rolleyes: but I had another Merlin today.

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TonyQ

I have never seen a Merlin so both your photos are much better than I have ever taken:)

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Soukous
11 hours ago, TonyQ said:

I have never seen a Merlin so both your photos are much better than I have ever taken:)

 

likewise

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mvecht

I seem to be on a roll with the EBC`s

At the ponds of the old Sugarfactory.

First a warning sign :D

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Grønbenet Rørhøne = Eurasian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) # 107 (IOM 97) in very poor light.

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I had hoped I was done with the EBC`s for the year instead this is my worst!

I went to the "White Cliffs" of Møn to look for migration.

It was a decent day with 225 Cranes, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine falcon etc etc but also  a resting

#108 (IOM 98) Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

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Red Kite

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5 Merlin`s. All quite far away so only a slight improvement on previous shots.

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Galana

Triffic EBC with that Red-backed Shrike.

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mvecht

@GalanaI need every bird I can get to catch up with you:rolleyes:

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michael-ibk

I’d be happy with any of these Merlins. Have only seen one twice, and never managed a photo.

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Today it was time for some gardening. Luckily I kept binoculars and camera close by.

The Island is not known for its autumn migration but occasionnally the wind brings the birds in this direction.

7 sedges of Cranes came over the house with the largest having app 120 birds.

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Shortly after the last cranes had passed I had a Peregrine Falcon. Unfortunately I noticed it a bit late for a good photo.

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Dave Williams

Well done on the ton, like most others, any Merlin shot would be a first for me too!

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Kitsafari

wow on the cranes! what a sight. 

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elefromoz

great display of Cranes, make the gardening much more enjoyable

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mvecht

Yesterday I went to the Northwestern part of the Island and found

#109 (IOM 99) Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

At the moment I see thousands of finches migrating in small groups over the house but this is the first time I have seen a Brambling resting this year.

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I have seen these several times this year but sofar always at a distance

#110 (IOM 100) Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)

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Galana

Congratulations on the IOM 100.:P

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