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Old Sunday 22nd April 2012, 19:39   #126
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Dotterel in Oxfordshire today. A record of 9 White Storks from Worcestershire on the 17th April has just come through!

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Old Monday 23rd April 2012, 17:34   #127
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A record of 9 White Storks from Worcestershire on the 17th April has just come through!

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6 in Clwyd yesterday. Maybe the same birds?

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Old Wednesday 25th April 2012, 19:33   #128
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Large movement of Arctic Terns thru Midlands and NW England today also good numbers of Little Gulls and a few Black Terns. Amongst the influx - Whiskered Tern reported in Derbyshire.

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Old Wednesday 25th April 2012, 20:08   #129
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Large movement of Arctic Terns thru Midlands and NW England today also good numbers of Little Gulls and a few Black Terns. Amongst the influx - Whiskered Tern reported in Derbyshire.

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And a few Little Terns around too.

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Old Friday 27th April 2012, 18:55   #130
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Major Swift influx in Cheshire yesterday

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Old Friday 27th April 2012, 18:59   #131
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Montagu's Harrier in Oxfordshire was one of the days highlights

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Old Saturday 28th April 2012, 11:19   #132
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Red-rumped Swallow in Lincs this morning

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Old Sunday 29th April 2012, 18:17   #133
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Alpine Swifts in Suffolk and Essex; Golden Oriole in Norfolk;

Good influx of Wheatears in Cheshire yesterday

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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 16:22   #134
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The swifts are back! Almost a week later than last year. One of my favorite moments
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Old Tuesday 1st May 2012, 17:21   #135
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Large influx of Whinchats in Cheshire yesterday.

Todays highlights - Roller in Devon, Woodchat Shrike in Cornwall, Melodious Warbler in Kent, Red-necked Phalarope in Powys, Serin in Dorset and Red-backed Shrike in Co.Cork,

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Old Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 13:02   #136
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Where are all the Sand Martins, loads of Swallows here but not a Sand Martin anywhere!
They usually appear before the Swallows.
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Old Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 16:40   #137
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Finally saw my first Swifts! Three flying at the top of my road as I was walking home from work. Not seen Martins or Swallows yet but not really been out much looking at the skies recently.
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Old Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 20:34   #138
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Short-toed Larks on Scilly and Anglesey, Temminck's Stints in Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cheshire, Bluethroat on Fair Isle, Squacco Heron in Somerset, Red-breasted Flycatcher in Norfolk, Kentish Plover in Dorset and Purple Heron in Bedfordshire.

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Old Friday 4th May 2012, 18:57   #139
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Migration has been very slow up here in the Edinburgh area no thanks to largely northerly wind flow, forcast for temperatures dropping to -5-6 at night over the weekend! YES THATS RIGHT MINUS 5-6!!!
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Tawny Pipit, a few Red-rumped Swallows, Wrynecks and Dotterel coming thru' today.

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Crested Lark in Kent, Nightjar in Devon and Sussex, quite a few Wood Sandpipers about today.

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A few more scarcities dribbling thru in the last couple of days.

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7 new Red-rumped Swallows around the country yesterday

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Old Monday 14th May 2012, 19:36   #144
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Yesterday - first Red-footed Falcon of the year in Norfolk, 3 new Red-rumped Swallows, Ortolan and good passage of Pomarine and Long-tailed Skuas off the Outer Hebrides.

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Stacks of goodies in the last couple of days - highlight being Cream-coloured Courser in Herts.

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Notable influx of Black Kites and Bee-eaters yesterday.

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Western Orphean Warbler in Cleveland, Roller and Savi's Warbler in E.Yorks, Collared Flycatcher in Co.Donegal being some of todays highlights.

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The first really good bird in the north west is a woochat shrike over at Lydiate Station near Southport reported today. Pity it was not a red-backed shrike.
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The first really good bird in the north west is a woochat shrike over at Lydiate Station near Southport reported today. Pity it was not a red-backed shrike.
I was hoping it would stay for the weekend. I've seen a couple in Cheshire before but never a cracking male like that.

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