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Old Monday 23rd May 2011, 19:12   #1
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Summer Meet 2011

What say you to a meet sometime in the period June to August?
No thoughts on venue or date. Let's have some input
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Old Monday 23rd May 2011, 21:08   #2
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Otter = Bravo boys, regret the over indulgence which kept me abed.
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Think Rob posted in the wrong thread...lol

What about Hatfield or Thorn Moors for raptors, herpes etc.
Would Spurn be any good in early July?
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 18:42   #4
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Would Spurn be any good in early July?
Hi Keith
Spurn gets an impressive Swift passage in July and returning waders
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 19:34   #5
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Think Rob posted in the wrong thread...lol

What about Hatfield or Thorn Moors for raptors, herpes etc.
Would Spurn be any good in early July?
I've been beaten to it, but Spurn can be ace for sum plum waders in July. You'd need to go for high tide though for decent views.
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I might be in this time - depending on the date - as I'm taking a class to Northumberland in June and will migrate north to Scotland sometime in August.
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I'm a possible depending when/where. I'll keep my eyes open on this thread.
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I've been beaten to it, but Spurn can be ace for sum plum waders in July. You'd need to go for high tide though for decent views.
Given my woeful record with raptors Spurn sounds promising
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What about Hatfield or Thorn Moors for raptors, herpes etc.
Is it a dogging site? Some things you just shouldn't keep lists for.
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Not dogging Jim... it's cold sores

So Spurn is sounding quite good. Anyone got a tide table so we can work out the high tides?
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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 13:58   #11
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Id like to go but can't do 2nd july - 10th july.
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The tides for Spurn seem to show the weekends of 9/10 and 23/24 July as roughly mid day high tides. The other weekends are before dawn and early evening high tides.
Sunday 10th high tide at 14.40
Sunday 24th high tide at 13.10

So if best on a rising tide the earlier date, or a falling tide the later date.
Which is best?
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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 15:54   #13
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Wouldn't imagine it'll make much difference at that time of year, most waders should be up north by then.
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There will be returning birds by then Jim - infact the first failed non-breeders should be back in a month. Green Sands first followed by everything else... Almost autumn
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There will be returning birds by then Jim - infact the first failed non-breeders should be back in a month. Green Sands first followed by everything else... Almost autumn
I usually try & catch up with a high tide at 9am or earlier, as it can become very busy later in the day & can only imagine what the place is like at weekends - things will also be different now that entry to Spurn is now free to members of the YWT!

PS the caterpillar problem is worse than ever at some parts of the peninsula this year, but will maybe have got a little better by July?
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Wouldn't imagine it'll make much difference at that time of year, most waders should be up north by then.
I hate to use an Americanism but the Knot, should be Red Knot in July
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like Mark could do the 24/07 but not the 10th -due a trip to Spurn i reckon
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Can make the 10th but ot the 24th.
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2009 Bird Report

The 2009 Yorkshire Bird Reports have just been published & if anyone would like me to bring one along to the July meet, please let me know. The report costs 10, with an extra 2 if you want it posting out.

There are some fantastic pics included. And even the dear departed ebirder is well represented with his Black Grouse, Black-necked Grebe, Whiskered Tern, Hen Harrier all featured. There are also many line drawings for birds which haven't been photographed.

It will also be available at the usual retail birding outlets very soon, but I checked at North cave yesterday, and they don't stock it yet.

Details will soon be on the website- http://www.ynu.org.uk/ - if you order in bulk for the July or seawatching meet and collect them from me you'll save on postage. Unless you are all organised already.

If you haven't sorted yourself out with a copy please consider buying one, because if there aren't enough purchasers then there is a chance that this special report may no longer be produced, which would be a travesty for what is one of the finest counties for birding in the UK

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You can mark me down for one at the July meet Mike
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Put me in for one Michael. Might pay quicker than 4 months later this time
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Put me in for one Michael. Might pay quicker than 4 months later this time
OK, You may be the only person on the meet who is actually mentioned in the text of the report by their initials - unless Gentleman Jim turns out, of course
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Was any decision made on the date? Will be in Scotland on 24th.
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OK, You may be the only person on the meet who is actually mentioned in the text of the report by their initials - unless Gentleman Jim turns out, of course
Cool - did I find something?
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Thanks for mentioning the date Jim..don't think we have firmed up the date yet.
So hands up everybody - vote for 10th July or 24th July.

Mark and Rob favour 24th


Waccoe and Jim the 10th

so 2 each so far

I'm okay either date so won't put my name to any yet.
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