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Old Wednesday 12th September 2007, 21:11   #176
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and p.s. I cant find a website letting people know whats about in Sunderland? Cornwall has three or four sites releasing news daily.
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Old Wednesday 12th September 2007, 21:43   #177
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and p.s. I cant find a website letting people know whats about in Sunderland? Cornwall has three or four sites releasing news daily.
Check the Durham bird forum ,all our bird sightings for County Durham are on there.Also if you want more bird sightings for County Durham check the Durham bird club website.Its one of the best bird clubs in the uk with excellent yearly bird reports packed full of info.

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Old Wednesday 12th September 2007, 22:00   #178
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Check the Durham bird forum ,all our bird sightings for County Durham are on there.Also if you want more bird sightings for County Durham check the Durham bird club website.Its one of the best bird clubs in the uk with excellent yearly bird reports packed full of info.
Have you got a link you can stick on? My google search facility is crap! And has the Cornwall Birding website changed your opinion at all? Even a little bit? To be honest there are very few Cornish birders. There are Cornwall birders but most are not cornish (like me, Yorkshireman!)
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Old Wednesday 12th September 2007, 22:08   #179
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Have you got a link you can stick on? My google search facility is crap! And has the Cornwall Birding website changed your opinion at all? Even a little bit? To be honest there are very few Cornish birders. There are Cornwall birders but most are not cornish (like me, Yorkshireman!)
Hi try www. durhambirdclub.org/,i have just checked the Cornwall birding site looks good,still cannot understand why very few Cornish birders dont put there sightings on this forum,All the other county forums get well used.

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Old Wednesday 12th September 2007, 22:11   #180
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RE:above. Don't worry I've found it. Nice site although it appears all the bird information is taken from birdguides. There is equally as much info about birds in Cornwall on Cornwall Birding and a lot supplied straight to the site by those who dont have pagers etc, so no supression there i believe.
If you need any more info about bird reports in Cornwall try these:
Cornwall Birds
Sennen Cove Birdwatching
Falmouth Birding
and of course Cornwall Birding.
If all else fails try ringing Birdline SW 09068 700241

I think that should just about cover any news you might need to know about.

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Old Wednesday 12th September 2007, 22:15   #181
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Info is taken from birdguides and the Durham bird forum
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Old Wednesday 12th September 2007, 22:34   #182
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Info is taken from birdguides and the Durham bird forum
Just had a look at the Durham Bird forum. As i said earlier, there are not many cornwall birders that use BF. You would be suprised how many birders dont even know about BF. Most use the website and Birdline sw and RBA to put news out so it doesnt get duplicated on here. I spend hours updating Cornwall Birding and just dont have the time to duplicate sightings on here i'm afraid. I'm surprised no one started a Cornwall Birding thread on BF before this one. The Durham thread has been going since may 2005. The other thing is there is also the Cornwall section on the county by county thread. Like the Durham one, that isn't used much either.
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Rame Area

2 Yellow Wagtail,4 Pied Wagtail,7 Chiffchaff,5 Blackbird,2 Raven 1 Grey Heron and 2 Buzzard.
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Old Monday 17th September 2007, 17:33   #184
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Rame Area.
30+ Meadow Pipit,20 Pied Wagtail,1 Yellow Wagtail,20+ Linnet,20+ Goldfinch,2 Kestrel,and 3 Buzzard.
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Old Monday 17th September 2007, 17:36   #185
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Kingsmill Lake
4 Curlew Sandpiper,4 Knot,2 Ringed Plover,1 Med gull.
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Old Tuesday 18th September 2007, 17:18   #186
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Rame Area this morning.
17 Wheatears,15 Skylark,40+ Meadow Pipit,25 Cormorant heading south.
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Old Sunday 23rd September 2007, 12:17   #187
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Waker Quey this morning
One Osprey seen at 9.30 heading down the river towards rats island.
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Old Sunday 23rd September 2007, 20:18   #188
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Finally got out to do some birding this afternoon (probably only the second time since June!!)

Penlee Point

1 Balearic Shearwater
1 Great Skua
1 Juv. Yellow-legged Gull
4 Guillemot
12 Kittiwake
72 Gannet
1 Peregrine

Between 3 - 5pm

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Old Monday 24th September 2007, 18:07   #189
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Whaker Quey

One Hobby chasing Swallows in the morning, no sign of the Osprey but had good views of a Black Kite beying mobbed by gulls has a full crop this is the second one i have seen in this area in the last week could be the same one.
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Great find Tav and the Hobby to boot!
A had a Merlin at College Res. yesterday but that won't raise quite as many eyebrows!
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Yes a nice find the phon has not stopped ringing i saw a Black Kite last week not far away might be the same one will be back there in the morning might get the Osprey back with luck.
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Waker Quey and Torrpoint

Osprey at 8.45 and 13.30hrs,one Spoonbill and 2 Arctic Terns and Goldcrest herd.

Torpoint 11 Sandwich Terns 27 Med Gulls.

Black Kite 17 30 hrs.

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Old Tuesday 25th September 2007, 19:03   #193
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Hi Tav,

I see the Kite was reported again this evening. Whereabouts is it being seen? I might consider a trip down from Exeter tomorrow afternoon if it's likely to still be in the area.

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Head for Waker Quey and view from there seems to be in that area late afternoon.
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Old Wednesday 26th September 2007, 14:44   #195
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To be honest there are very few Cornish birders. There are Cornwall birders but most are not cornish (like me, Yorkshireman!)
Just noticed that according to the Atlas website, only three 10K squares in Cornwall are covered so far for tetrad visits. Can this be true ? Seems to suggest either there are indeed very few Cornwall birders, or they're only interested in rarities.

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Old Wednesday 26th September 2007, 19:56   #196
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Waker Quey

Osprey and Black Kite seen but a distance by outher people and not by me.
2 Sparrowhawk.2 Perry.8 Buzzard,200+ Swallows and House Martin,1 Greenshank,20 Redshank,1 Adult Spoonbill,50 Canada G,7 Grt Crested Grebe,5 Raven,2 Jay,40+ BH gull.
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Who's the regional representitive? I wouldnt mind getting involved but don't know who to contact. Henerz.
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Just noticed that according to the Atlas website, only three 10K squares in Cornwall are covered so far for tetrad visits. Can this be true ? Seems to suggest either there are indeed very few Cornwall birders, or they're only interested in rarities.

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Ah but we've been involved in our own 10 year atlas project covering all the breeding and wintering species which we started in 1999 and which covers every 2k square.

http://www.erccis.co.uk/birdatlas/index.htm

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Who's the regional representitive? I wouldnt mind getting involved but don't know who to contact. Henerz.
Henerz,

See here
http://www.bto.org/regional/directory.htm

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Waker Quey this morning

Osprey sat in dead tree with a Sea Trout.
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