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Forum: Norfolk Friday 29th April 2016, 06:10
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Posted By ben_lewis
In Paul's absence... Thursday at...

In Paul's absence...

Thursday at titchwell;
Short eared owl over dunes early afternoon
2 med gull on the beach feeding with a large flock of large gulls feeding on starfish/razorshell wreck
1 little...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 23:11
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Posted By ben_lewis
There are two very noisy ones along the lanes...

There are two very noisy ones along the lanes between strumpshaw and Buckenham at the the moment too (can't believe how loud they are when "singing"). Also in the same area are three reeves...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 15th September 2015, 07:52
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Posted By ben_lewis
I was looking at Martin garners book last night...

I was looking at Martin garners book last night thinking that I may have jumped to saker a bit fast, so interesting to see the last few posts! I don't know much about Arctic peregrine, this was...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 2nd August 2015, 19:15
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Posted By ben_lewis
This probably should be in the mammals section...

This probably should be in the mammals section but thought more would see it here....

Did anyone drive past the road kill near the entrance to pensthorpe today? It was on the guist side of the...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 19:34
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Posted By ben_lewis
Nice one, well done for following up the report....

Nice one, well done for following up the report. I will let my colleague know that she assisted with finding a second for Norfolk, even if she says she was repulsed by it!!

It was shortly after the...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 15th June 2015, 13:44
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Posted By ben_lewis
Just for info, there are still three places left...

Just for info, there are still three places left on the Sutton Fen RSPB event this Friday.
It is an opportunity to have a look at the best example of fen in western Europe with more RDB flora...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 8th June 2015, 20:02
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Posted By ben_lewis
Turtle doves are also plagued with the...

Turtle doves are also plagued with the trichomonas infection with 6 strains of the virus identified in the doves and a very high percentage of tested doves showing signs of the disease. An rspb study...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 4th June 2015, 16:09
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Posted By ben_lewis
12 on the garden alone would certainly be a...

12 on the garden alone would certainly be a record! I saw very much fewer that day. but there are still plenty around in today's sunny warm weather. Lots of happy folks connecting and clicking away,...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 4th June 2015, 16:04
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Posted By ben_lewis
Had at least 10 this morning on the meadows at...

Had at least 10 this morning on the meadows at strumpshaw, (along with plenty of scarce chasers) but as for absolute best sites I'm not sure. Anywhere in the broads with decent habitat can be good on...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 19th May 2015, 16:09
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Posted By ben_lewis
Had a rather odd report of Norfolk hawker today,...

Had a rather odd report of Norfolk hawker today, with photo (I wasn't around at the time) description I got was of a hawker with green eyes and a single brown/orange coloured body. Wish I'd seen the...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 17th May 2015, 20:24
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Posted By ben_lewis
Strumpshaw fen this weekend; Variable, blue...

Strumpshaw fen this weekend;
Variable, blue tailed, azure, common, red-eyed damselflies as well as banded demoiselles, hairy dragonfly, broad bodied and 4-spot chasers
Don't think I've missed...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 17th May 2015, 20:13
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Posted By ben_lewis
Single Swallowtail seen at Strumpshaw fen this...

Single Swallowtail seen at Strumpshaw fen this afternoon, 3 days later than their usual emergence date. The cool wind & predicted rain this week may hold them up further, but the next warm sunny day...
Forum: Norfolk Friday 8th May 2015, 21:13
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Posted By ben_lewis
Interesting, I'll let her know so she can...

Interesting, I'll let her know so she can confirm/deny. Typically she didn't much like the look of it so didn't take a photo!
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 6th May 2015, 21:14
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Posted By ben_lewis
I was quite reliably told about a probable locust...

I was quite reliably told about a probable locust at holkham hall walled garden Saturday just gone.
I'm not sure of the possibility or regularity that they occur in Norfolk but certainly thought it...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 3rd May 2015, 10:30
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Posted By ben_lewis
Nice Pec Sand at Buckenham rspb yesterday (and...

Nice Pec Sand at Buckenham rspb yesterday (and today) showing well between the mill and hide.
With this and the great white egret in the same week I'm hoping decent birds do come in three's!
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 28th April 2015, 19:39
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Posted By ben_lewis
Firstly, I would echo that it will be a shame to...

Firstly, I would echo that it will be a shame to loose your/Davids comments on here. regular updates from the Mid Yare were useful to many i am sure. and will be missed.

Since there are others who...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 28th April 2015, 15:32
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Posted By ben_lewis
Wow that escalated quickly! Just got back from...

Wow that escalated quickly!

Just got back from Buckenham where I spent 2 hours watching a breeding plumage great white egret (black bill, raspberry pink legs!) feeding in the ditches.
How's that...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 21st March 2015, 07:21
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Posted By ben_lewis
Interesting, I noticed that there were a few v's...

Interesting, I noticed that there were a few v's of gulls heading over to their roost sites as well as two v's of cormorants also heading towards roosting areas.
They were certainly looking very...
Forum: Norfolk Friday 27th February 2015, 21:28
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Posted By ben_lewis
Interesting, I had a good candidate over...

Interesting, I had a good candidate over strumpshaw at 12.45ish, not far from that location. What time was the sighting this morning?
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 31st January 2015, 11:39
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Posted By ben_lewis
As Bob says it's great for birds as you can add...

As Bob says it's great for birds as you can add photos etc too and even map sightings too for uk and world lists.

I find it absolutely superb for moth records as it is so much quicker than excel...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 15th January 2015, 20:18
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Posted By ben_lewis
I think it returned to rockland after its jaunt...

I think it returned to rockland after its jaunt at the fen. It just did a couple of laps of strumpy, went down briefly in front of reception 'plunge washed' and then headed back towards Rockland....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th January 2015, 08:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By ben_lewis
Looks very much like a hybrid/dodgy genes greylag...

Looks very much like a hybrid/dodgy genes greylag to me. They quite frequently have odd white patches, definitely not a white front though I'm afraid.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th January 2015, 15:11
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Views: 476
Posted By ben_lewis
Nice one Lou, I was partially expecting that, but...

Nice one Lou, I was partially expecting that, but thanks for humoring me!!

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th January 2015, 14:39
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By ben_lewis
1st winter gull, Norfolk 11 Jan

Can I have a hand with this 1w? gull sp from today. I own up to be pretty poor when it comes to this age of gull in flight only, however this one caught my eye so I took a few ropey shots of it (made...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 07:42
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Posted By ben_lewis
I had a probable 13 beans yesterday morning at...

I had a probable 13 beans yesterday morning at Buckenham. However it was a semi distant flight view only at dawn, based mainly on call dark wings and black tail band. They didn't look or sound like...
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