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Mark's 2012 List

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3:38 pm
December 2, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

Evidence of how little time I have had for birding this year, comes in a couple of the species seen this afternoon at Carsington.

180. Slavonian Grebe

181. Kingfisher

182. Willow Tit

183. Great Northern Diver

2:14 pm
October 2, 2012


Kirk Hallam


posts 187

A last minute thrush might Laugh

9:07 am
October 2, 2012

Simon Horsnall

Ilkeston, Derbyshire


posts 111

I judge my year list by how woefully far behind Mark's it is.  Nice to see this year I am still in contention.  Will a last minute push see me over the line first?

8:29 pm
September 30, 2012


Kirk Hallam


posts 187

Off to Spurn next weekend. Hope it's a little better by then.

A very impressive tally Mark.

3:13 pm
September 30, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

Spurn Point today was rather dead. All interesting birds having cleared out and with strong winds keeping everything else buried in the middle of bushes.

176. Stonechat

177. Merlin

178. Lesser Whitethroat

179. Common Scoter

5:03 pm
August 18, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

A few species added at the Birdfair today.

171. Osprey

172. Green Sandpiper

173. Black Tern

174. Greenshank

175. Garganey

12:06 pm
June 6, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

Post edited 6:05 pm – June 6, 2012 by Mark Harper

A very enjoyable long weekend in Northumberland, mostly visiting historical sites, but did make it across to the Farnes.

160. Cuckoo

161. Yellowhammer

162. Rock Pipit

163. Puffin

164. Guillemot

165. Kittiwake

166. Arctic Tern

167. Shag

168. Little Owl

169. Short-eared Owl

170. Hobby

11:56 am
May 30, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

A furtuitous business trip to Sunderland yesterday had me well placed for a diversion to Hartlepool for a world tick.

159. Western Orphean Warbler

3:55 pm
May 20, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

All the following at Cley this morning.

145. Gannet

146. Spoonbill

147. Common Sandpiper

148. Wood Sandpiper

149. Whimbrel

150. Temminck's Stint

151. Curlew Sandpiper

152. Little Gull

153. Little Tern

154. Sandwich Tern

155. Sedge Warbler

156. Reed Warbler

157. Common Whitethroat

158. Wheatear

10:20 am
May 13, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

A couple of hours this morning at Padley Gorge

139. Pied Flycatcher

140. Spotted Flycatcher

141. Redstart

142. Tawny Owl

143. Tree Pipit

144. Whinchat

9:28 am
May 11, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

Been out of the country birding for the last couple of weeks, so just caught up with my first Swifts of the year today.

138. Common Swift

8:56 am
April 22, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

An hour around Bennerley this morning.

136. Grasshopper Warbler – One see and another heard along Halls Lane.

137. Little Ringed Plover

9:57 am
April 15, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

A couple of hours around a very windy Attenborough this morning.

130. Ruddy Duck

131. Common Tern

132. Swallow

133. House Martin

134. Cetti's Warbler

135. Linnet

Sedge Warbler was heard only.

1:34 pm
April 8, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

A jaunt around Derbyshire this morning, but first 2 birds somehow previously missed off the list.

122. Jay

123. Grey Wagtail

124. Red Grouse

125. Goshawk

126. Raven

127. Brambling

128. Crossbill

129. Ring Ouzel

9:45 am
April 1, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

Having seen a couple of unidentified hirundines from home, had a walk over Benerely to see if I could find any this morning and fortunately did.

121. Sand Martin

10:01 am
March 31, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

On Ormonde Fields Golf Course this morning

119. Chiffchaff

120. Willow Warbler

7:29 pm
March 2, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

118. Red Kite – One over the A1 in West Yorkshire near junction with A64

11:52 am
February 19, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

Cromford and Carsington

115. Dipper

116. Reed Bunting

117. Barnacle Goose

8:46 am
February 11, 2012

Mark Harper


posts 149

A bonus of the cold weather in the Garden this morning

114. Blackcap

7:52 pm
February 8, 2012


Kirk Hallam


posts 187

Sounds an awesome day Mark. Great stuff! Can't wait until I can get a few hours after work to have a good look around. Very frustrating are these dark nights.

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  1. Avatar of mick c mick c says:

    hi simon sorry i have not got back to you the geneorator is out on loan its down south his dad took it on holiday in the caravan he uses it for the van as there id no elictric on site he wont be back for another 3 weeks so thats a no no for that shame about it just hope it works when he gets it down there ,, im up to the neck decorating but hope to be finished in a bit what date was the moth night will try and get as things have got a bit ectic this end went on that donkins site for the tubes there pretty cheap think there about £2 some think for a pack of ten i might have read it wrong i only want a couple just for ladybirde flys or small insects
    take care

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