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Old 02-01-17, 07:51 PM
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As the lovely dusky thrush in Derbyshire decided to wait for me to go and see it in my own time, I got up early this morning and saw it. A fantastic bird that remained distant but showed beautifully through my scope. I enjoyed watching it interact with the many redwings, it seemed to give as good as it got.

On the way back we detoured via Shropshire where I had less-satisfactory views of the pine bunting as the light started to fade. I need to save up for a better scope!

Even so, two lifers and a fine start to 2017!
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Old 03-01-17, 08:39 PM
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As the lovely dusky thrush in Derbyshire decided to wait for me to go and see it in my own time, I got up early this morning and saw it. A fantastic bird that remained distant but showed beautifully through my scope. I enjoyed watching it interact with the many redwings, it seemed to give as good as it got.

On the way back we detoured via Shropshire where I had less-satisfactory views of the pine bunting as the light started to fade. I need to save up for a better scope!

Even so, two lifers and a fine start to 2017!
A very nice start indeed.I went and watched the Lesser Yellowlegs yesterday
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Old 06-01-17, 03:59 PM
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Edit: I've decided the pine bunting has failed my personal "am I really certain I saw it" test and therefore its off the life list (or more accurately it never went on). I genuinely think i had it, but I'm not certain and on the views I had I don't think its possible to be certain. I'll have to wait for another opportunity
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Waxwings for past few days only a small group, but very welcome
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Old 06-01-17, 06:21 PM
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Waxwings for past few days only a small group, but very welcome
They're arriving around Bristol in dribs and drabs, I'm hoping to catch up with some soon. Lovely birds, and nice pics!
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Bird of the day as got to be birds of the day today with my first Green Winged Teal, the Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Redshank and Greenshank. Nice as it was to see the Green Winged Teal, the best bird as to go to the Lesser Yellowlegs as stunning bird it is too.
A couple of bad phone scoped record shots.
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Great news with the Green-winged Teal Martin! You have seen some super species lately!

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As the lovely dusky thrush in Derbyshire decided to wait for me to go and see it in my own time, I got up early this morning and saw it. A fantastic bird that remained distant but showed beautifully through my scope. I enjoyed watching it interact with the many redwings, it seemed to give as good as it got.

On the way back we detoured via Shropshire where I had less-satisfactory views of the pine bunting as the light started to fade. I need to save up for a better scope!

Even so, two lifers and a fine start to 2017!
Great stuff with the Dusky Thrush and (possible) Pine Bunting Stuart!

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Waxwings for past few days only a small group, but very welcome
How lovely, super pics Alan!
Maybe a few more of us will see some Waxwing action when the weather changes later this week.
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tree creeper giving a good show
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A lovely bird to have good sightings of Alan! Super images too!

5 Redwings in a neighbours tree this morning are my Birds of the Day! They are getting ever closer to being on my BTO garden list for 2017!
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A lovely bird to have good sightings of Alan! Super images too!

5 Redwings in a neighbours tree this morning are my Birds of the Day! They are getting ever closer to being on my BTO garden list for 2017!
Hope the Redwings come in to the garden,I am still waiting for the Blackcap he is rather late this year.
Any way not be out much due to having an operation on the 4th, but had a short walk along the river across from home the other day Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and Treecreeper were the best finds
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Hope the Redwings come in to the garden,I am still waiting for the Blackcap he is rather late this year.
Any way not be out much due to having an operation on the 4th, but had a short walk along the river across from home the other day Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and Treecreeper were the best finds
I am also waiting for Blackcaps Martin. They bypassed my garden last year. I am going to spike a few soft apples on my apple trees and watch and wait!

I hope you are making a good recovery after your surgery. Good that you have a river close by to see such brill species as you have seen.
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