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IanF Thursday 20th October 2011 15:06

Pallid Harrier? - Dormans Pool, Billingham, UK
 
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Just got in from seeing this bird. At the time I thought it was a Hen Harrier as it flew by pretty quickly before dropping into the reeds. Only seen looking into the sun. The breast appears unstreaked although pale coloured and with the light coloured collar - maybe Pallid Harrier?

I've not seen one before.

OlaB Thursday 20th October 2011 15:12

A very nice 1 cy Pallid indeed.

IanF Thursday 20th October 2011 15:13

Thank you very much indeed :t:

Valéry Schollaert Thursday 20th October 2011 15:17

Agreed. Very nice, well done!

Parker Thursday 20th October 2011 15:18

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Originally Posted by OlaB (Post 2269021)
A very nice 1 cy Pallid indeed.

Agreed.

Ronayne88 Thursday 20th October 2011 15:26

Great find and shots

phil baber Thursday 20th October 2011 15:32

Having seen the Somerset bird very well, this is a "ringer." Many congrats on the find!
Compare your photos with these...(Scroll down...)

http://pixelbirds.co.uk/October2011.html

Also here...

http://www.somersetbirder.co.uk/sept11.htm

Biancone Thursday 20th October 2011 17:11

Great images, especially for a bird seen quickly and into the sun!

dwatsonbirder Thursday 20th October 2011 17:20

Great shots, primary formula is also good for ID, 4 primaries on pallid & monty's rather than 5 on hen. Great find & pics!

Marcus Conway - ebirder Thursday 20th October 2011 17:21

Wonderful pictures Ian - what a superb find - how many have there been in the county previously?

GiG Thursday 20th October 2011 17:37

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Originally Posted by Marcus Conway - ebirder (Post 2269114)
Wonderful pictures Ian - what a superb find - how many have there been in the county previously?

Agreed, excellent photos and a great find.

From the rare bird thread says there have been no published records for Cleveland.

Gi

rockfowl Thursday 20th October 2011 17:39

An even 'bigger' find then, congrats Ian, beautifully nailed!

IanF Thursday 20th October 2011 18:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marcus Conway - ebirder (Post 2269114)
Wonderful pictures Ian - what a superb find - how many have there been in the county previously?

Thanks everyone :t:

I believe it's a first for both Cleveland and Durham recording areas.

StuartReeves Thursday 20th October 2011 18:14

Cracking bird Ian, Congrats!

keith Thursday 20th October 2011 18:42

Just got in from seeing it, a fantastic bird, thanks again Ian.

dbradnum Thursday 20th October 2011 21:03

Well done Ian - really nice pics, too!

Larry Sweetland Thursday 20th October 2011 21:16

Hooray!!:clap::clap::t:

bitterntwisted Thursday 20th October 2011 22:07

Congratulations, Ian. Lovely photos of a really, really good find.

lostinjapan Friday 21st October 2011 00:28

Stonking bird :). Brilliant find. Spurs me on to keep looking!!

Well done

Sean :)

seggs Friday 21st October 2011 00:47

Well done that man in his local area! what a cracking find!....(keep it there till the weekend Ian!);)

keith Friday 21st October 2011 17:01

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Originally Posted by seggs (Post 2269558)
Well done that man in his local area! what a cracking find!....(keep it there till the weekend Ian!);)

Still present late this afternoon.


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