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Old Friday 27th May 2011, 19:43   #11926
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Mmm, we all love a surprise do we not , I think I left the seewatch too early but someone else had a good selection of waterbirds not sure how much stringpressing was going on though

Anyway mate if you could do with another pair of eyes could I possibly tag along with you guys on your Cley day, a bit like last time. Double Mmm - Golden sewage works not a good combo my friend
You can but you'll have to pay, mates rates, just add 20%

The Orioles were nails today, some poor chap spent 16 hours looking in one spot on wednesday and thursday and never saw one. They are getting as hard to see as the Gurney's Pitta !
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Old Friday 27th May 2011, 20:52   #11927
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Josh sounds like you had a good day . Thats my kind of birdwatching , not chasing some lost rareity that should not be here in the first place. Though with my eyes I do like to have my bins with me too.
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Old Friday 27th May 2011, 23:51   #11928
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Spotted Flycatcher and loads of chiffchaffs at Friary Hills after deluge of rain, whilst I stood under an oak tree late afternoon!

2 Little gulls and 100+ Black tailed Godwits from Daukes Hide this evening.

2 Nightjars churring and seen at Salthouse Heath.

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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 07:36   #11929
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Back on the old patch today. The symbolism began when I bought a horribly crumbly apple in Blakeney. Ruminating over this on the bus I decided that the apple was supposed to be a braeburn and it would be far wiser to buy local produce in the future. After alighting at Weybourne, I popped into the shop, not only did I find a bottle of Suffolk produced apple juice but also some delicious victoria sponge, both of which kept me going for the whole afternoon. etc etc.
Blimey Josh! I always said you'd be a great writer (especially when you're lucid!) but that's a bit radical isn't it, no bins?
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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 12:48   #11930
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Turtles

Here we go! Two together!
I reckon we have 16 species paired up / nesting / feeding young in and around our smallish garden!
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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 13:31   #11931
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Here we go! Two together!
I reckon we have 16 species paired up / nesting / feeding young in and around our smallish garden!
Are you going to hold an open house for viewing?

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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 16:36   #11932
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Titchwell Saturday May 28th

Today's sightings:
Bittern several flights over the west bank path south of Island hide
Greenshank 1 freshmarsh
Black tailed godwit 15+ including several summer stunners!
Knot 200 beach
Pintail female with young
Cuckoo reedbed
Red crested pochard grazing meadow pool
Spoonbill in flight heading east
Curlew sandpiper 1 freshmarsh (partial summer plumage)
Cetti's warbler 2+ around Meadow trail
Bearded tit 2 grazing meadow pool
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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 21:28   #11933
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Josh. No bins. No scope. Are you going native!!!! Look forward to you next Corys description! Expensive day out in London bought a rather nice camera lens!

The capital was invaded with visitors from Spain who were high on life or perhaps expresso coffee! Not looking too good for the prawn sandwich fans with five minutes to go!!! Come on Barca!!
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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 21:45   #11934
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that wasn't a football match

that was a crucifixion

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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 22:45   #11935
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You can but you'll have to pay, mates rates, just add 20%

The Orioles were nails today, some poor chap spent 16 hours looking in one spot on wednesday and thursday and never saw one. They are getting as hard to see as the Gurney's Pitta !
your on mate, if you let me off maybe we could call it sponsor money your contribution was a little stringy sorry stingy

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Josh. No bins. No scope. Are you going native!!!! Look forward to you next Corys description! Expensive day out in London bought a rather nice camera lens!

aha i do have a little trick up my sleeve regarding seawatching so watch this space! Anyway we have had Cory's go past at Sheringham that you could see with your naked eye, and the close birds with which there are a lot on big seawatches are quite often missed by people trying to pick them up with their binos, last year on the big seawatch at Cley many of the Skuas were cutting over the beach or behind the shelter, i do think there is a lot to be said for this approach, James Mccallum used to do it when looking to passerines and look at the stuff he's found. However nothings set in stone but its good to experiment.

The capital was invaded with visitors from Spain who were high on life or perhaps expresso coffee! Not looking too good for the prawn sandwich fans with five minutes to go!!! Come on Barca!!
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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 22:58   #11936
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back home hope the pics look ok

the flycatcher was in the back garden at salthouse
the owl on salthouse fen
wren outside the door at titchwell
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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 23:06   #11937
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Do I get the impression there are more spot flys around than usual? It could also be that people are making a note as they are so scarce now!

Josh. As for your new approach to seawatching - bit like the Sinclair C5 - I can not not see it catching on!
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Old Sunday 29th May 2011, 04:55   #11939
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Joshís birding equivalent of going commando

I believe the late, great RAR eschewed the use of telescopes.

However, Iím not sure of the response of the BBRC, when confronted with 1x20 in the ĎOptical aidsí section, for Bulwer's Petrel just south of the Sheringham Shoal !

Iím sure this is a wind up; often necessary for a good sea-watch.

Off to Stick Country this a.m. for the Whit week, the volcanic ash cloud temporarily having dispersed.
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I believe the late, great RAR eschewed the use of telescopes.

However, Iím not sure of the response of the BBRC, when confronted with 1x20 in the ĎOptical aidsí section, for Bulwer's Petrel just south of the Sheringham Shoal !

Iím sure this is a wind up; often necessary for a good sea-watch.

Off to Stick Country this a.m. for the Whit week, the volcanic ash cloud temporarily having dispersed.
and they used to say he could id LTS without bins

have great time John, could we have some nice photos of Collared Fly
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Old Sunday 29th May 2011, 16:17   #11941
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can anybody confirm sightings of nightjars in west norfolk at their normal sights. thanks. tony
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Old Sunday 29th May 2011, 17:11   #11942
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Titchwell RSPB Snday 29th May

Little gull 2 1st summers freshmarsh
Med gull 2 ad freshmarsh
Garganey pair freshmarsh
Red crested pochard male grazing meadow pool
Bittern at least 6 flights over west bank path
Greenshank 1 beach
Knot 207 beach
Sanderling c100 beach including Mauritanian flagged bird
Spoonbill 1 west to east 445pm
Curlew sandpiper 1 freshmarsh
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Old Sunday 29th May 2011, 23:20   #11943
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can anybody confirm sightings of nightjars in west norfolk at their normal sights. thanks. tony
Nightjars are being seen in their 'normal sights'

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Old Monday 30th May 2011, 12:43   #11944
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Osprey just west of Cockshoot Broad early this morning, wonder if its got a mate on a nest somewhere nearby...
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Titchwell RSPB Monday 30th May

Wood sandpiper 1 showing well Island hide
Ruff 2 freshmarsh
Red crested pochard grazing meadow pool
Bearded tit family party of 11 (9 juvs)
Bittern at least 2 birds present, 8+ flights during the day.
Curlew sandpiper 1 freshmarsh
Spotted flycatcher 1 between visitor centre and second bench on west bank path
Pintail female with three young
Whimbrel 1 freshmarsh
Knot 1000+ beach am
Herring gull 500+ mostly immatures pm
Hummingbird hawk moth sheltering inside Parrinder hide most of day
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Osprey just west of Cockshoot Broad early this morning, wonder if its got a mate on a nest somewhere nearby...
Osprey far side of Ranworth Broad late Monday afternoon
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Off to Norfolk at the weekend hopefully, is the Golden Pheasant still around at Sculthorpe Moor??

Think this might be a better option than Woolferton this time of the year.

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Off to Norfolk at the weekend hopefully, is the Golden Pheasant still around at Sculthorpe Moor??

Think this might be a better option than Woolferton this time of the year.

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Phil... I can't imagine the Sculthorpe bird(s) go very far but whether or not views are still being had I don't know. Also, two males were seen at Wolferton this last Bank Holiday Monday by all accounts. Good luck anyway...

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rlass and me went to sculthorpe whilst in norfolk last week
couple of spotted flys and is it a mudjack at rear of visitor centre
we thought what a great place really liked it

will be a regular place for us to visit
back down again end of month may be the last visit this year
isle of mull on the books for later in year hoping for otters and sea eagles
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