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Days 17-21: More Birds Around Urbania

Urbania, Italia

semi-overcast 80 °F

More fantastic birds around the area recently!

LITTLE EGRET:
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Today a walk around Urbania was lucrative with regards to birding:
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COMMON REDSTART:
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It’s related species, a BLACK REDSTART!
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EURASIAN BLUE TIT:
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Eurasian Garden Gecko:
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And my bird of the day, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, my 950th life bird!
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 950 Species (1 life bird: Great Spotted Woodpecker)

Posted by skwclar 06:56 Archived in Italy Comments (1)

Days 14-16: San Marino

sunny 83 °F

Yesterday, on Sunday, I visited a new country: San Marino, a tiny independent state nestled atop a high mountain in the middle of the Italian peninsula! It was STUNNING!
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This beautiful BLACKCAP posed oh so nicely for me:
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As did this BLACK REDSTART, a really fun species to observe:
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Beautiful cat that posed for me:
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EURASIAN JACKDAW:
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Overall it was a beautiful experience. Bird-of-the-day to an unphotographed TREE PIPIT, which was a life bird for me, with runner-up to the BLACK REDSTART! Two weeks to go here in Italia!
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 949 Species (1 life bird yesterday: Tree Pipit)

Posted by skwclar 06:21 Archived in San Marino Comments (0)

Days 11-13: Awesome Times in Italy!

Urbania, Italia

all seasons in one day 88 °F

My experience at “Si Parla Si Canta” is continuing strongly here in Bella Italia!

Here are some images from the past few days:
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Male COMMON REDSTART:
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BLACK REDSTART, nice!
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WOOD WARBLER, also nice to see!
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EURASIAN MAGPIE:
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This neat gecko allowed me to come so close that this photo was taken with my iphone!!
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Female EUROPEAN BLACKBIRD:
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The Blackbird (above) with a GREAT TIT in the center:
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Yesterday evening while at a friend’s apartment, I spotted this gorgeous rainbow! It truly is beautiful here!
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Bird-of-the-day yesterday goes to the Black Redstart, with runner up to the Wood Warbler.

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 948 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 04:19 Archived in Italy Comments (1)

Days 8-10: Pesaro Encora!

Italia

all seasons in one day 82 °F

Another fun excursion, this time with friends to the beach!

GREY HERON:
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One life bird I’ve gained recently is the EURASIAN NIGHTJAR I heard calling during the night. Having the time of my life here at the camp “Si Parla Si Canta!”

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 948 Species (1 recent life bird: Eurasian Nightjar)

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Days 5-7: Pesaro

Pesaro, Italia

semi-overcast 80 °F

Yesterday and the day before I spent the day studying Italian language and music at the camp called “Si Parla Si Canta,” in which I am a part of this month. I had morning classes today, and then in the afternoon I visited Pesaro with a few kids from the camp.
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COMMON CHAFFINCH:
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Lizard in the tree:
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Male EUROPEAN GOLDFINCHES:
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Male EURASIAN BLACKBIRD:
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Female BLACKCAP:
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ITALIAN SPARROW:
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Unidentified passerine, any ideas?
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ROCK DOVE:
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EURASIAN SPARROWHAWK, very cool, only the second I’ve ever seen! My bird of the day!
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 947 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 13:05 Archived in Italy Comments (3)

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