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Old 18-05-13, 03:28 PM
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A Whitethroat seen and heard on a walk this morning is my BOTD today, though a Blackbird that has been singing away almost continually whilst I have been on my PC is a very close second!
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Old 18-05-13, 03:34 PM
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(S)He's cute Judith.
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Old 18-05-13, 05:39 PM
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We were trying for Whitethroat this afternoon with an easy walk on the local reserve no luck but got a nice drake Garganey ans an Egyptian goose to add to the year list 130 and counting
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Old 18-05-13, 06:39 PM
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Had a trip over to Blashford Lakes this afternoon with my son, 33 birds seen and heard
tough call on botdw with Cuckoo( heard not seen) Reed Warbler ( seen and heard) or the Little Ringed Plovers and Buzzards. The Cuckoo, Reed Warbler and also the Lapwings were a first for my son we had a great two walking round the reserve.
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Old 19-05-13, 03:24 PM
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My BOTD today is a Dunnock! I spotted on a path in my garden early this morning (7.15am) hence the dull pics! It was knocking hells bells out of a grub in its attempts to devour it, which it eventually succeeded in doing!
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My BOTD today is a Dunnock! !
Keep up the good work!
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Old 19-05-13, 06:34 PM
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My bird of the day is common crane (x3, including a one-legged bird) - sort of a lifer because they're the first genuinely wild ones I've seen. Really pleased as I missed a local one on Friday (these were mostly in Suffolk although one-leg was actually over the Norfolk border, I was observing him from Suffolk)

Bird of the day yesterday was a stunning male red-footed falcon, a lifer.

I also managed to year tick stone-curlew and nightingale while I was up there, but my main target (golden oriole) eluded me. Still, at least I've heard one now
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Old 19-05-13, 10:25 PM
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Managed Whimbrel at Staveley YWT reserve seemed a latish bird this far South to me.
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Will do Peter if possible!


Fantastic birds Stuart...I feel for the one-leggedd Crane though!


Nice with the Whimbrel Pete!
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Old 20-05-13, 10:15 PM
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Managed Whimbrel at Staveley YWT reserve seemed a latish bird this far South to me.
They're still turning up in small numbers at Seaforth (north Liverpool), Marshside and Martin Mere.

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