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Recent content by GWB77

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    Grafham Water

    Assume the Bittern was in lagoons. But not seen by neither Rich P, Colin, Nigel Butler or I. interesting mid-summer record though. Garganey could have been anywhere!
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    Grafham Water

    I spent quite a bit of time looking for them on Sunday too. Flat calm. No sign. This is the first visit this year without seeing one, but then one was reported on RBA in evening by sailing club (your sighting I assume Matthew) - which is the only area I didn't check yesterday - I think its safe...
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    Grafham Water

    Hi Matthew, only just seen this. I had the totals at 6 already for the 2020/2021 winter - the 2 adults, followed by 4 juveniles. How are you calculating 6 birds this winter? Personally, I think there has been 4 birds all month, and they are just elusive and mobile. I often see just 2 birds on...
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    Grafham Water

    Not that I know of. It was sent to the county recorder who confirmed the ID.
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    Grafham Water

    The Purple Sandpiper was photographed by a fisherman. Been a few years now since the last site record (they’ve become very rare, although I think I’ve seen c.4 there previously). Typically it appeared on the day my car was having a service, and I thought at the time that the Misty conditions...
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    Grafham Water

    FYI it opens okay on my iPhone
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    Grafham Water

    Fantastic to see a photo of all 4 Divers together. I saw three this morning, but all at different places around the reservoir. Other notables included the Great White Egret still, 22 Little Egrets and a vocal adult Peregrine.
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    Cambridgeshire Birding

    The largest count was 6 birds in December 2009.
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    Cambridgeshire Birding

    It has a green ring on leg :)
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    Cambridgeshire Birding

    When I was watching the Diver yesterday morning, this same Caspian Gull flew past me along the dam. Incredible that we have had 3 different Great Northern Divers now. About time we had another Black-throated though.....
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    Common Cranes - largest UK count

    The Cambs breeding population had a good year this year, with a number of young from a number of different nests and sites (per comments from site wardens; I don't know the full details, so I'll reframe from incorrectly summarising). The wintering population around Nene/Ouse Washes (which moves...
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    Common Cranes - largest UK count

    This evening myself and Matthew Lonsdale watched 78 Cranes arrive at the Nene Washes, Cambs to roost (72+3+3). This is new county record (beating the 68 from the day before!), but is it also a UK record count? I'm told a large flock flew over Dungeness in October 1985. Does anyone have any...
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    Cambridgeshire Birding

    Grafham Water; A good day, with lots of birds passing over and in the bushes. It had the feeling that it was building to something good; Tree Pipit over south, Rock Pipit over west, Stonechat below dam.... More Robins than usual, a possible Redstart briefly, Skylarks, Mipits, Siskin all moving...
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    Cambridgeshire Birding

    I've not even been to look for it yet (I was at Sheringham all day yesterday), but it is worth noting that lots of hybrid wildfowl combinations can show a Baikal-type head pattern (I have seen several involving the genus Anus especially). There was a good paper in BB about this a few years ago...
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    Cambridgeshire Birding

    One on boom at midday. https://twitter.com/grafhamwbirder/status/1303763407917776896?s=21 Also Tree Pipit south over dam at 10.25, calling as it went.
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