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Old Thursday 1st May 2003, 21:10   #1
Steve
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uk sightings Thursday 1st May 2003

Thanks to www.fpoint.co.uk and BIRDCALL

ABERDEENSHIRE:- Loch of Strathbeg fem Pied Flycatcher nr vis.cntr.

Spoonbill on Savoch Pools.

BEDFORD:- btw Griffin golfcse + Blows Down 2 Whinchat + 27 Wheatear. Ring Ouzel Blows Down.

BEDFORD:- Galley Hill fem Ring Ouzel 8am + 2 Wheatear.

BEDFORD:- Ivel Valley Cuckoo 7.50am flew N.btw Beeston + Sandy.

BEDFORD:- Lodge - Biggleswade Common walk Nightingale + 3 Garden Wblr, 3+Blackcap.

BEDFORD:- Luton Airport male Whinchat on perimeter fence + f Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wag. Cuckoo E.Hyde area.

BEDFORD:- Willington GPs Nightingale 8-9am + 2 Dunlin, 2 Cuckoo, 8 Whitethroat, Curlew through.

BERKSHIRE:- Hosehill Turnstone am on island.

BERKSHIRE:- Moatlands GPs ad Black Tern 8am + 1yr L.Gull, 45 C.Tern, 2 Dunlin, Turnstone, 50 S.Martin, 200 H.Martin, Nightingale, 200 Swift.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE:- Dog-in-a-Doublet 2 Common Sandpiper 5.30am. Common Sand Priors Fen + 2 Corn Bunting, Reed Wblr, Barn Owl by Flag Fen (iron age one).

CAMBRIDGESHIRE:- Paxton Pits male Wheatear am + Whimbrel over.

CHESHIRE:- Frodsham Marsh male Sykes's-type Wagtail am on old turf flds. Over Marsh lane M56 bridge, go L.+ past No.6 Tank entry slope, then view 4th fld on L.

CHESHIRE:- Rostherne Mere Great Northern Diver 1.20pm.

CORNWALL:- Helston Boating Lake 1s Ring-billed Gull at NE end SW655272.

CORNWALL:- Sennen Little Bunting am on SE side along track to Brew Pool in fld with mobile phone masts E.of A30 N.of Seaview c/van pk.

CUMBRIA:- Skinburness 2 Pomarine Skua past am + 4 A.Skua, 4 BTDiver, 10 RTDiver, 17 Whimbrel.

DERBYSHIRE:- Goyt Valley Cuckoo 1.05pm from Erwood Hall c/pk.

DERBYSHIRE:- Ogston Resr s/pl Spotted Sandpiper 11.55am by the dam.

DEVON:- Bowling Green Marsh Glossy Ibis + 2 Spoonbill, GNDiver over at 6.40am.

DEVON:- Slapton Ley Savi's Warbler 7.20am, cross boardwalk + view over reeds twds stone barn with ivy covered roof.

DORSET:- Abbotsbury Swannery fem Ring-necked Duck 8.30am, view in Swannery or distant off Rodden Rd.

DORSET:- Portland Bill fem type Golden Oriole in Top Fields + Serin over Bill, Pom Skua past, Hobby.

EAST YORKSHIRE:- Hornsea Mere 3 s/pl Black-necked Grebe + Turnstone at Kirkholme Pt.

FIFE:- Ruddons Point (NO454004) 2 drk Surf Scoter E.end of Largo Bay 1.30am + sev.LTDuck, V.Scoter.

GTR. MANCHESTER:- Bickershaw 3 Wheatear

HIGHLAND:- Loch Garten male Capercaillie early am at RSPB organised watch. Starts 5.30pm daily til May 20th.

ISLES OF SCILLY:- St Mary's Savi's Warbler am in reeds opp Sussex Hide at Porthellick showing on + off.

KENT:- Denge Marsh Red-rumped Swallow 9.40am at least viewed from Dungeness RSPB or Denge Marsh Rd.

LANCASHIRE:- Fairhaven Lake ad Mediterranean Gull 11.35am.

LANCASHIRE:- Heysham N.Hbr 3 Arctic Skua past am + 2 RTDiver, 2 A.Tern, 11 C.Tern, 290 Kittiwake, 34 C.Scoter, 5 Eider, 3 Fulmar.

LANCASHIRE:- Pendle Hill Dotterel early pm.

LEICESTERSHIRE:- Swithland Resr Red-rumped Swallow 9.05am at N.end from midway along Kinchley Ln.

NORFOLK:- Beeston Bump Tawny Pipit W.over at 6.15am.

NORFOLK:- Cley NWT Bittern 10.50am flew to Carters Scrape.

2 drk Garganey am on Simmond's Scrape.

NORFOLK:- Winterton N.Dunes Tawny Pipit 8am 350m N.of telephone exchange.

NORTH YORKSHIRE:- Farnham GPs 2 Black-necked Grebe

NORTH YORKSHIRE:- Huntington Wheatear 1.25pm at Monks Cross shopping centre in ploughed fld by Rogers Carpets.

OXFORDSHIRE:- Port Meadow ad Little Gull 7.20am viewed from Oxford Canal towpath nr Wolvercote.

PEMBROKESHIRE:- Skomer Island Bee-eater 2.30pm nr farm buildings.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE:- Old Moor NR 1s Mediterranean Gull 9.30am on wader scrape.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE:- Thorne Moors Lesser Yellowlegs 9.45am + 2 Wood Sand. In Moor Ends pk @ end Grange Rd, take pth by colliery to EN signs, over metal bridge + take 'blue' trail over boardwalk.

STAFFORDSHIRE:- Apedale CP Grasshopper Warbler in plntn by Shetland Pony Paddocks at top of Black Bank Rd.

SUFFOLK:- Corton fem Goshawk 9am in off sea nr Dip Fm then flew N. 2 Wheatear nr new swg wks.

SUFFOLK:- Minsmere RSPB Alpine Swift 9.35am over Island Mere showing well.

Curlew Sandpiper

Great White Egret 8am in off sea then twds Island Mere but not relocated. Alpine Swift still 10.45am.

Spotted Redshank + Ruff. Osprey S.over Westleton + Minsmere RSPB at 7.50am.

SUFFOLK:- Sizewell Alpine Swift 5.30pm left roost on power stn, still present 6.15am at least.

Hobby in off sea.

SUSSEX:- Arlington Resr 2 Red-rumped Swallow 6.20am S.from c/pk + look twds tower.

SUSSEX:- Rye Hbr NR Dotterel 9am on dark vegetation strip on Flat Beach off pth to Parkes Hide.

353 Whimbrel left quarry roost at dawn.

WARWICKSHIRE:- Rugby Peregrine 12.45pm over cement works.

WEST MIDLANDS:- Clayhanger male Ring Ouzel at N.Marsh.

WORCESTERSHIRE:- Wyre Forest 14 Wood Warbler along Dowles Brook to Lodge Hill Fm track + 6 Redstart, 2 Pied Fly, 7 Tree Pipit, 70 Crossbill.





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