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Old 12-06-17, 05:57 AM
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Great on the Hoopoe lovely bird, mine was a lucky find with Tree Pipit.
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An extraordinary morning before work today, first up there was a woodpigeon on the lawn (fairly scarce in the garden), then a bullfinch (first for the garden) flew up up off of the feeders, and then I noticed a nuthatch (also a first for the garden) on the peanuts! I had to check I wasn't dreaming

Nuthatch has long been my 'most expected' new bird for the garden, now its fallen I predict a flyover red kite will be next.

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Old 21-06-17, 06:51 AM
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we had ospreys which was a lovely site,in the harbour where we are staying.
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Old 24-06-17, 05:36 PM
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Last day in Scotland had Slovenian grebe & golden eye & ducklings
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Old 29-06-17, 08:06 PM
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A red kite on my way home from work tonight, a reward for taking the slow road rather than the motorway! They'll be common here soon.
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Nuthatch has long been my 'most expected' new bird for the garden, now its fallen I predict a flyover red kite will be next.
Wrong! A jay was visible from the front garden as I got home this evening, so that's a new one for the house list.
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Peregrines at Symonds Yat Rock have been my B's OTD for the last 3 days!
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Congratulations on the birds added to your lists, and those seen on visits elsewhere.

Last Wednesday I had the great good fortune to take part in a guided walk at RSPB Arne, culminating in experiencing the breeding Nightjars, booked months ago by the way, and eagerly anticipated. I got my first viable photo of an Emperor dragonfly (again long-awaited), and the sound and sight of the nightjars as dusk fell was an experience that ranks alongside that of spending the night on Skomer Island many years ago to see and hear the breeding Manx Shearwaters (truly unearthly sounds from under your feet) and the Petrels calling from inside the dry stone walls!!

Suffice to say that, should you find yourself at a loose end in either Dorset or South West Wales, both experiences are highly recommended.

Nightjar was a lifer .

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Old 20-07-17, 09:46 PM
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Congratulations Tony, nightjars are a special bird!
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Congratulations on the birds added to your lists, and those seen on visits elsewhere.

Last Wednesday I had the great good fortune to take part in a guided walk at RSPB Arne, culminating in experiencing the breeding Nightjars, booked months ago by the way, and eagerly anticipated. I got my first viable photo of an Emperor dragonfly (again long-awaited), and the sound and sight of the nightjars as dusk fell was an experience that ranks alongside that of spending the night on Skomer Island many years ago to see and hear the breeding Manx Shearwaters (truly unearthly sounds from under your feet) and the Petrels calling from inside the dry stone walls!!

Suffice to say that, should you find yourself at a loose end in either Dorset or South West Wales, both experiences are highly recommended.

Nightjar was a lifer .

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Congratulations on your Nightjar lifer, it is a great experiences seeing and hear your first Nightjars. One of the Arne Niightjar walks was were I first heard and seen Nightjars a couple of year ago now.
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