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  1. aquila 1
    04-03-13 02:49 PM - permalink
    aquila 1
    Hi Ian will do and thanks he was worried to death last week, but we got him through it.when are you back in the uk
  2. PeterB
    27-02-11 12:37 PM - permalink
    I might have been up early........
  3. yosmite
    22-10-10 11:00 AM - permalink
    Hi ijwilki, you have some wonderful images in your albums, I enjoy viewing them.
  4. Twitcheruth
    24-08-10 08:43 AM - permalink
    I've subscribed to your blog Ian,so shall enjoy reading more of your Dubai birding in the future......what a shame about that 5th Heron!!
  5. Bonsaidad
    07-08-10 12:05 AM - permalink
    Don't just take my word for it being a Curlew, i am not that good at ID on birds, so seek an opinion from someone who knows more about birds.
    Sorry if i caused any confusion.

    Best regards Paul
  6. Debsie
    16-06-10 06:14 PM - permalink
    Although the wildlife is great over there, it must be a wrench being away from family and friends, so have a great time while your home. A little advice, pack some sun in the suitcase or the cold weather here might be a bit of a shock to your system.
  7. The Actor
    02-05-10 11:52 AM - permalink
    The Actor
    Thanx for that. Sometimes I forget that birds don't have borders. :0
  8. Bonsaidad
    01-05-10 05:30 PM - permalink
    Thank you very much for the comment on Young Mr JD, these birds frequent our garden regular after the fat cake i put out there.

    Best regards Paul

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    Recently returned from working in Abu Dhabi
    South Cumbria
    Birdwatching, wildlife, photography
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Posted 16-04-12 at 05:41 PM by ijwilki Comments 2
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My target for the trip was to visit Sizergh for the Hawfinches and to get stuck into the garden. Acheived both.

I'd read that the Hawfinches were showing well at Sizergh on the South Cumbria Birding blog so it was with great expectancy that I visited on the penultimate day of my trip home. I was not disappointed. I'd been there less than 5 minutes when the first appeared, then a second and a third. A separate group of seven then gathered at the opposite side of the car park -...

Posted 07-02-11 at 04:43 PM by ijwilki Comments 2
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1. Flooded and partially frozen water meadows Bubwith Ings taken from the bedroom window - Whooper and Mute swans both present
2. Reed Bunting, North Duffield Carrs
3. Grey squirrel, Potteric Carr
4. Robin, Potteric Carr
5. Treecreeper, Potteric Carr
6. Waxwing

Posted 05-02-11 at 03:11 PM by ijwilki Comments 0
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Well I've finally got round to summarising my 2nd week home.

Good intentions to visit Saltholme to see the long eared owls and/or Cowpen Bewley Country Park to see the ring necked duck didn't happen due to family commitments during my visit to Teesside, and even a visit to Fairburn Ings much closer to home didn't materialise (short eared owls) due to lack of time.

My search for waxwings in the York area continued to frustrate me - well I guess I may be lucky next year....

Posted 26-01-11 at 05:39 PM by ijwilki Comments 1
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A few more pictures from my first week home attached.

Posted 26-01-11 at 05:26 PM by ijwilki Comments 1
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Arrived at Humberside on 07 January to wind, rain and sleet, and it felt extremely cold - after all I'd just left a pleasant 25 degrees and sun behind. Thank God I'd missed the December Arctic blast.

As usual I didn't manage to get as much birding in as I would have liked, but I had some great local sightings.

Regular daily garden visitors included:

8-10 goldfinches
2 greenfinches,
numerous chaffinches
4 dunnock
5-6 blackbirds...
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Posted 17-04-12 at 08:44 AM by Twitcheruth Twitcheruth is offline
Great news with the...
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A nice set of images...
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You'll get your waxwing!!...
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Super images Ian,especially...
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