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Old 16-01-18, 09:25 PM
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Admired your pics on the "photography" thread; can you say where you saw this cracking bird?

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Old 24-01-18, 02:20 PM
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Default New birds on the block

As far as I know, for the 1st year ever, we have 2 pairs of nesting Parakeets in Stanley Park.

I only had my phone camera with me, so not a great photo by any means!
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Old 27-01-18, 01:32 PM
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As far as I know, for the 1st year ever, we have 2 pairs of nesting Parakeets in Stanley Park.

I only had my phone camera with me, so not a great photo by any means!
Colourful, noisy and endearing bird!

40+ Parakeets were reported at RSPB Sandwell Valley on the 18th of this month. Won't be long before you will be seeing good numbers of them I bet!

My BOTD was a Mistle Thrush I heard then sighted over my garden on Wednesday morning.
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We took the twins for a walk today and bumped into a great northern diver at point blank range, which was nice. My first bird of the day for quite a while
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Best bird for me today was a female Sparrowhawk,.
Great Northern Divers are very nice birds to see up close.
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Old 04-02-18, 07:08 PM
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BoTD for me today has to be the skylark that was in full voice this morning above the dunes at Ainsdale, despite the frost still glistening in the marram grass, and snow covering the Lake District fells to the north and Snowdonia to the south. In bright sunshine, this had to be the most perfect moment to herald imminent springtime.

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How nice to hear Skylark, they are along with the Woodlark one of my favourate songs.
My botd the day is a new lifer or lifers with Ring-billed Gull and a Thayer's Gull at the Blashford Lakes gull roost this afternoon/early evening
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Old 08-02-18, 02:57 PM
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Flock of 40+ Fieldfare in the fields behind my house are my BOTD. A few Redwing amongst them also.
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Old 09-02-18, 05:28 PM
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How nice to hear Skylark, they are along with the Woodlark one of my favourate songs.
My botd the day is a new lifer or lifers with Ring-billed Gull and a Thayer's Gull at the Blashford Lakes gull roost this afternoon/early evening
I'd like to see the Thayer's but I know I wouldn't be able to distinguish it from an Iceland gull so I'm in no rush. It's a great gull roost there though, I'm hoping to tick Caspian there at some point well done on seeing it, and the RB gull too. The RB gull is probably the very same one I saw last year
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I'd like to see the Thayer's but I know I wouldn't be able to distinguish it from an Iceland gull so I'm in no rush. It's a great gull roost there though, I'm hoping to tick Caspian there at some point well done on seeing it, and the RB gull too. The RB gull is probably the very same one I saw last year
Caspian as been seen there also but I left before it arrived on the Sunday. Hopefully going to try and see the Thayer's at the pig fields at Tidpit.
It was a spectacual sight to see so many gulls arrive
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