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Wader Conservation World Watch

Posted Saturday 4th November 2017 at 20:03 by Rick and Elis
The 4th WCWW will take place on the 4th and 5th November 2017
Make a note in your diary to join in the fun.
To take part is as simple as A,B,C.

A. Go out and see waders/shorebirds wherever you are in the world.
B. Send us an email telling us what you have seen and where.
C. Look for your birds on the species list and your name on the roll of honour on this website.
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Bird of the Week - Jelski's Chat-Tyrant in northern Peru

Posted Thursday 12th October 2017 at 13:40 by WilsonDiaz
Updated Thursday 12th October 2017 at 13:52 by WilsonDiaz
Bird of the Week

Jelski's Chat-Tyrant in northern Peru

By Wilson Diaz

With this post we started a new series of publications devoted to introduce to our friends (you) the most astonishing, beautiful, or rarest birds we see and photograph each week.

This week's...
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I.D. Ode

Posted Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 12:43 by Egrets Ivadafew
May holy men save me from the I.D ode,
spoken with self-assuming air
from he who makes every hide his court,
from Frieston Shore to Ynys Hir

In judgement he sits, his toadies about him,
Bavarian optics poised to tilt
And Oh my Good Gracious! Don't you doubt him
that glance can make a nettle wilt

With over-exaggeration, now he's focused
the very scrape seems to cringe in fear
And Lo! he speaketh, and with volume...
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Posted Saturday 7th October 2017 at 02:37 by Egrets Ivadafew
Time shifts light across the world, and mirrored clouds across the film of my eyes.
Aerial waders, distant, beyond count, sink to the marsh then lift like scattered shot before the leaden sky.
Beyond count. And I watch alone in this mouth of England, this table of ghost ships, and dykes, and telephone wires.
Silhouetted like a cripple, bent to the triangulation of sticks, I crook to my glass, and porthole the mire.
Knot, northern immigrants, grey shawled, pale, wing beaten...
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Poros Head, Lefkada. Birds May 2015,6,7

Posted Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 20:44 by crispash
Blue Rock Thrush - several (each year) on mountainside
Loads of yellow-legged Gulls foraging for crickets
Lesser Kestrel, Alpine Swifts Red-rumped Swallow.
Black-eared Wheatear, Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler each year
Cirl Bunting on farm
Great Grey Shrike and Peregrine on cliff top
Large population of Jackdaw and Hooded Crow
Suspected Wall Creeper up at Nidri Waterfall
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