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  1. Woody1
    28-02-15 05:11 PM - permalink
    Woody1
    Hope this work if so this is were I saw and heard the two woodlarks today 28th feb

    Park place = SY 94237 85359

    location of woodlark seen = SY 94253 85490

    taken of UK Grid Reference Finder

    Regards
    Martin
  2. Grahamb
    28-06-13 03:40 PM - permalink
    Grahamb
    Thank you for your comment, i have taken the Sedge name off. I thought with the deep eye line it was a sedge, we learn all the time, again, Thank you
  3. Shooter
    17-01-13 06:17 PM - permalink
    Shooter
    Thank you for the nice comment & ID, on my Gull photo. Michael
  4. aquila 1
    24-04-12 06:50 PM - permalink
    aquila 1
    Hi Stuart thanks for that, they were all in same file re Tawny owl, even my onions that I have just planted, cheers mac
  5. Little Sparrow
    05-02-12 07:54 PM - permalink
    Little Sparrow
    It was brill Stuart...cold but brill! I will post about it sometime hopefully this week when I have time to sort a few pics etc.

    Thanks for asking about the trip.

    Judith.
  6. Kingfisher
    08-09-11 11:35 AM - permalink
    Kingfisher
    Thank you for your message! Yes, it was wonderful to be able to watch such a fantastic bird! You can see a few more shots here: Hoopoe - bird photos by Sandra Palme
  7. tamwood
    04-07-11 11:10 PM - permalink
    tamwood
    As you will know i am not too good at the "tech" thing. However during my Scottish steam tour and following evry word of the guide...I did see close up a GOLDEN EAGLE. say no more
  8. munchycarrot
    01-06-11 10:35 PM - permalink
    munchycarrot
    Thanks for helping me every time I post LoL, i'll learn one day but I am trying
  9. Plainsailing
    09-05-11 02:20 PM - permalink
    Plainsailing
    Thanks for correcting me, I find gulls so hard to ID..
  10. whoopsherewegoagain
    19-04-11 05:11 PM - permalink
    whoopsherewegoagain
    thanks for the response to my blog, have followed your advise, cheers, Billy

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Posted 16-05-13 at 10:44 PM by astafjevs Comments 1
Posted in Scotland
After making our way over the border after a brief morning visit to Leighton Moss, we headed north up the east coast aiming for just north of Aberdeen, the Ythan estuary and it's attendant King Eider. On arriving at Newburgh it suddenly dawned on me that we had absolutely no idea where we were looking for, and started to get the sinking feeling that we'd 'gone a long way for nothing', as the football song goes. However, using all my intuition, I reckoned 'Beach Road' might lead to the beach, and...

Posted 19-05-12 at 12:04 AM by astafjevs Comments 2
Posted in Wales
Knowing in advance that our Monday sailing for Skolkholm Island was cancelled due to the winds blowing the wrong way, we arrived in the village of Marloes on Sunday night and negotiated a room for the following two nights. It was dark when we arrived.

Being 'stranded' on the mainland and looking for things to do, I came upon the Pembrokeshire Birds blog which included places to visit; one was called Marloes Mere and had a long staying group of glossy ibises present, so it made sense...

Posted 13-04-12 at 10:25 PM by astafjevs Comments 2
I have just got back from a few days in Northern Ireland visiting the 'in-laws'. We managed to do a bit of birding in between rounding up sheep, electrifying fences and all the other farming jobs I get to watch when I'm out there.

On day one, we headed to the RSPB reserve at Portmore Lough in County Antrim and the first birds we saw in the trees in the car park were my first tree sparrows of the year, I've never seen them in a big group before. When we got to the hide I immediately...

Posted 10-10-11 at 09:34 PM by astafjevs Comments 3
Posted in Norfolk, England
Our first stop on arriving in Norfolk on a very warm October lunchtime was Weeting Heath to look and see if there were any lingering stone curlews; there were not, only lapwing. We moved on to nearby Grimes Graves where the main interest is archaeological but we also saw our first wheatear of the trip and lots of meadow pipits.

From here, we headed back across the border to Lakenheath Fen in Suffolk. Unfortunately, the cranes weren’t at home although the person manning the visitor...

Posted 25-09-11 at 08:35 PM by astafjevs Comments 5
Posted in Lancashire, England
This is a long one!

Our journey up North was uneventful apart from a closure of the M5 which sent us on a round the houses trip around Worcestershire. Undaunted, we arrived at Mere Sands Wood near Rufford at lunchtime in the hope of seeing some tree sparrows as they’re rare where we’re from and were missing from my year list. We asked in the visitor centre where the best spot might be and I think the warden was a bit amused to be asked about sparrows! He suggested the feeders at the...
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