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Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 8th November 2016, 17:46
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Posted By Irene Boston
Dersingham Bog Stonechat colour-Ring project

As many of you are no doubt aware, we've been running a colour-ringed project for Stonechats on Dersingham Bog for the past few years.

A new website has just been launched which gives further...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 07:20
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Posted By Irene Boston
Birdtrack

I too submit the majority of any sightings online through Birdtrack now, with anything else appropriate to RBBP, as I'm sure many others do. I doubt I'll have the time to duplicate everything so...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 5th January 2016, 14:20
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Posted By Irene Boston
Thanks for the update, Robert. Always interesting...

Thanks for the update, Robert. Always interesting when you get quite a few birds ringed at the same site turning up at the same wintering spot.

I could do with that Purple Sand having a...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 4th January 2016, 09:03
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Posted By Irene Boston
C/R Twite - Thornham

Hi Robert,

I've been puzzling through this fascinating flock too and I haven't had your specific green/yellow bird but I had a green/orange on RL and red/metal on LL last week which I'm waiting to...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 23rd April 2011, 11:48
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Posted By Irene Boston
Dersingham Fen fire

It was actually Dersingham Fen that was affected, which is the bit (just in case you don't know already) between the Bog and the village - the bit that was cut off when the bypass was built.

It...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 6th April 2011, 10:05
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Posted By Irene Boston
Tags

Yeah, you're right, John. You'd have seen them a-fluttering on these. Thanks.

Anyone seen any photos of the Hants bird? Just wondering if the plumage on 'ours' is similar? It's got some very...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 6th April 2011, 08:56
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Posted By Irene Boston
Tags?

Did anyone get a good enough look at the WTE yesterday to see if it was a tagged bird?

It doesn't look like it in the photos but tags are sometimes not that visible (they can 'tuck' over on...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 5th April 2011, 09:57
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Posted By Irene Boston
A149 Lynn to Hunstanton road

This should cause some 'fun, fun, fun'!

Just to let everyone know that between Tues 3rd to Sat 14th May, there'll be roadworks between the Dersingham roundabout and Wolferton on the main A149.

A...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 5th December 2010, 12:14
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Posted By Irene Boston
Redpolls

At least 40+ Lesser Redpolls at Dersingham Bog this morning with a minimum of 8 Mealys amongst them.... try as I might, I couldn't magic up an Arctic, although I was only equipped with bins at the...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 24th November 2010, 08:44
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Posted By Irene Boston
From memory, I think there are notices at the car...

From memory, I think there are notices at the car park end of the road saying something along the lines of 'don't park lifeboat staff access' or some such... not that I've seen any men in uniform in...
Forum: Norfolk Friday 5th November 2010, 08:44
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Posted By Irene Boston
Decent numbers have started to go over my house...

Decent numbers have started to go over my house in Dersingham morning and evening now - always builds up during November and reaches its peak over the house by the end of the month and into December,...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 31st October 2010, 18:06
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Posted By Irene Boston
Burnham Overy / Holkham Pines

A early-ish trundle down the seawall at Burnham Overy allowed me a close look at one of the smart Rough-legs in the dunes (me and him/her for half an hour preening... that's him/her not me...),...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 24th October 2010, 08:46
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Posted By Irene Boston
Quite agree Josh. There's nowt on that excellent...

Quite agree Josh. There's nowt on that excellent site that gives specific sites. And info such as this can be found in many guidebooks to the area, such as the Best Birdwatching Sites in Norfolk, to...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 20th October 2010, 18:02
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Posted By Irene Boston
Waxwing - Dersingham

Waxwing reported on pager this afternoon for Dersingham, in an apple tree opposite the post office.

Although I dashed round there pretty quickly - I'm only a few streets away - I couldn't refind it...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 18th October 2010, 18:36
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Posted By Irene Boston
Catch up and 'de' weather

After missing one or two(!) good birds (and what sounded like the odd banana!) while away on Mull recently, have managed to at least catch up with Pallas, RF Bluetail and RB Fly in the last week -...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 15th August 2010, 19:05
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Posted By Irene Boston
You should have been here yesterday...

Following in the lucky footsteps of Messrs Rand and Rand and Miss Clarke down the Point today, I soon got that sinking feeling as I failed totally to refind the Icky.

Not too daunted as a strong NE...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 10th August 2010, 07:48
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Posted By Irene Boston
Well, I don't know if it's just me but in my...

Well, I don't know if it's just me but in my stretch of West Norfolk, where I've usually got a few spots which are reliable for Hobby, I've had nothing in recent weeks. I spent a good few hours at a...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 7th August 2010, 17:21
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Posted By Irene Boston
Managed to miss the Silver-washed Frit at Holt by...

Managed to miss the Silver-washed Frit at Holt by 20 minutes (don't ask!) after spending most of the morning staring at a buddleia with a scenic bog background. A Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth on said...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 7th August 2010, 17:17
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Posted By Irene Boston
Titchwell update - thanks Paul

As Ben says, wow! Amazing what can be done in such a short time and with some very large tonka toys...

Many thanks for the update - looking forward to seeing the new look in the flesh.
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 5th August 2010, 22:39
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Posted By Irene Boston
Raven may not be a rare breeder elsewhere but it...

Raven may not be a rare breeder elsewhere but it would be in Norfolk... and one which would attract a lot of attention, much of it detrimental to the bird's welfare... which I would hope is rather...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 5th August 2010, 08:22
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Posted By Irene Boston
So the purpose of your original post was... what?...

So the purpose of your original post was... what? Just inviting a harmless discussion on the subject, without digging for more information, i.e. locations?!! Call me an old cynic but usually posts...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 4th August 2010, 22:59
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Posted By Irene Boston
Timely posts from Connor and Tideliner. I find it...

Timely posts from Connor and Tideliner. I find it hard to believe that info is even being requested on an open forum for stuff like that - particularly as we've just had a superb instance of what can...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 3rd August 2010, 13:50
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Posted By Irene Boston
Silver-washed Frits

In case anyone is not stuck at their desk like I am unable to get out... report on pager of 3+ Silver-washed Frits in the car park at Holt Country Park today, just in case anyone's within twitching...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 29th July 2010, 16:44
Replies: 2,048
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Posted By Irene Boston
Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Just had Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden in Dersingham (TF63V)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th June 2010, 08:24
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Posted By Irene Boston
Still searching for my local Hobbies (who are...

Still searching for my local Hobbies (who are still giving me the run around!) but yesterday while at Titchwell NOT seeing any Stilts(!), morale was lifted, as it always is, by a Hobby.

First picked...
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