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A random jotting of thoughts and occurences in my birding travails. Probably mostly rubbish but i may even include the odd interesting point. Its unlikely to be about larid ID...
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Spurn and North Cave

Posted Wednesday 26th September 2007 at 20:53 by Hotspur
Had a twitch for the bluethorat at Spurn today that was almost entirely unproductive. Dipped it but did see both pied and spot flys in the crown and anchor car park. Was blimming cold as well. A stonchat and a few meadow pipits were also about. Had a promising phylloscopus warbler briefly in the crown and anchor car park that gave a trisyllabic goldcrest like call, but different somehow. After registering at uni thought id drop in on North Cave after yesterdays good luck. Saw that a phalarope species...
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North Cave Wetlands

Posted Tuesday 25th September 2007 at 20:26 by Hotspur
Had my first visit to North Cave in a while as im back at Hull uni for my 2nd year. Had a Buzzard being mobbed by crows and gulls over South Cave on my way to the reserve. Was just having a quick look in, Red-legged Partridge from the car. Lots of Common & BH Gulls plus a single Herring. Plenty of wildfowl about including Pochard and Shoveller. A presumed escape Barnacle Goose was good looking. No waders bar a few lapwings. Lots of Little Grebes about. Was just about to leave when i spotted...
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Blacktoft Sands and Buff-breasted Sand

Posted Sunday 23rd September 2007 at 19:19 by Hotspur
Twitched the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and got some reasonable views from the road. On the reserve Ruff, Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Yellow Wags, Dunlin, Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Green Sand, Greenshank was about the height of excitement. Good variety of species but not the numbers hoped for.
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Wheldrake Ings

Posted Saturday 22nd September 2007 at 12:43 by Hotspur
Had a trip out to Wheldrake after work yesterday. Got rewards with my first Redwings of the autumn. Also a couple of Sparrowhawks being mobbed high up by crows. Got a late Spotted Flycatcher 1st summer which took my Yorkshire year list to 187. Also good numbers of other migrant passerines about with quite a few Phylloscs and Goldcrests. Down at the pool hide had a couple of Greenshanks (patch tick 101) plus some distant Common Sands and Redshank. Plenty of hirundines about and meadow pipits. Was...
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Blacktoft/NDC/Bank Island

Posted Sunday 16th September 2007 at 20:57 by Hotspur
Spent today out and about. Enroute to Blacktoft had a medium - large raptor being mobbed over the car. Couldn't stop but had the feeling it might have been a goodie... At the reserve not a lot doing considering the time of year. A handful of Spotshanks and Curlew Sands with some lovely Yellow Wags at the dry Ousefleet. Green Sand, Dunlin, single Snipe and Black-tailed Godwit made up the best of the rest. At NDC and Bank Island there was nothing. At all.
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