2014 Challenge

This topic has been created to enable easier tracking of everyone's year list totals. Please post any new species seen.

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Neil Southworth
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2014 Challenge

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:48 pm

Final Year list totals as at 31.12.14:-

Len Poxon 133
Gary Lilley 132
Neil Southworth 129
Nora West 129
Ian Ball 124
Paul Whittaker 110
John Edwards 100
David Beattie 97
Mike Greenhalgh 51

Chris Rae
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Re: 2014 Challenge

Post by Chris Rae » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:28 pm

Some great scores and we're only just into spring.

Chris

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Re: 2014 Challenge

Post by David Beattie » Thu May 01, 2014 6:55 pm

After the bird race my total is now 97

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Re: 2014 Challenge

Post by John Edwards » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:29 pm

Neil, I mistakenly thought I'd seen Whoopers earlier in the year but looking through my diary I realize I hadn't so the Whoopers I saw flying over on the 24th bring my Chorley list to 96, maybe I'll reach 100 this year!
John Edwards

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Re: 2014 Challenge

Post by Chris Rae » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:40 pm

What do you all need and are hoping to see before the end of the year ?

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Re: 2014 Challenge

Post by Neil Southworth » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:19 am

Chris,
151 species have been recorded so far. I'm on 129 which means I've missed 22. Of these, 6 are summer visitors / passage migrants so there's no chance with those. Another 12 are vagrants in the Chorley area so they are extremely unlikely. Two are residents, but one would require a visit to the moors, and the other (Lesser Pecker) is now so rare that it is extremely unlikely. The last two are essentially winter visitors / passage migrants - Jack Snipe and Black Redstart - so I will be lucky to see either of those.
There are still other possibilities (all rare) such as one of the divers, one of the rarer grebes, Smew, Barnacle Geese, White-fronted Geese, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull and Great Grey Shrike. All the stuff of dreams!
In short I'm not expecting to increase my score by more than one or two, and I don't suppose anyone else will either!

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Re: 2014 Challenge

Post by Chris Rae » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:31 pm

Well done everyone, especially Len.

Chris

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Re: 2014 Challenge

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:36 pm

The final totals for 2014 as I know them are now listed. If anyone thinks their total is incorrect, please let me know so that it can be amended accordingly.
Congratulations to Len on his victory in a tight race.

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