On the 15th November:

1975

A drive south to Hackney Marsh in Devon where there was a Lesser Yellowlegs, a new bird for us. The bird was seen walking on the mud at the edge of the water at the top of the the Teign Estuary, at its closest only a few feet away. Also seen was a Greenshank, c200 Redshank, a Spotted Redshank, a Knot, c300 Dunlin, c25 Grey Plovers, c100 Oystercatchers and 10 Bar-tailed Godwits.

Later, we went to Powderham seeing a few waders and ducks along the River Exe, also an Eider. And, at Dawlish Warren we saw a large flock of scoter a long way out on the sea.

Lesser Yellowlegs

1987

In Ontario, mainly on holiday, with a couple days recording for the BBC. No new birds seen today.

Evening Grosbeaks. 

1988

In Madagascar on a BBC sound recording trip, 2 new mammals and 2 new reptiles seen today.

Leaf-tailed Gecko. 

1993

In New Zealand on a BBC sound recording trip, 1 new bird seen today.

New Zealand Fantail. 

2003

A visit to Portbury Wharf seeing the usual birds, also 2 Stonechats and on the foreshore a Jack Snipe.

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