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Recent content by Hethersett birder

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    Wader - Poland

    A juvenile Redshank with confusingly muddy legs and bill
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    Sea Bird , Northern Greece

    Yelkouan Shearwater I would imagine
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    Malta and hunting policy

    With all due respect this is an entirely different scenario. The primary issue with Malta is that it is a small Mediterranean island which is located on a major migratory route and concentrates often tired migrants which seek to rest/ roost in the small areas of suitable habitat available on a...
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    Lanius for ID (Portugal - 21/07/2021)

    Looks like a juvenile Woodchat Shrike.
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    Ireland - Is this a pipit?

    Excellent - Mistle Thrushes they are! They can form post-breeding flocks in late summer/ early autumn.
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    Fair Isle Bird Obs Closing for Good?

    I would be interested in the logistics of a major build project on somewhere as remote as FI. There can be relatively few cases of this scale of construction - given possibly the insufficient capacity to accommodate the workers involved elsewhere on the island and the alternative of bringing...
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    Threatened Shorebirds Hunted.

    You don't have to go as far as Asia for this I'm afraid. Staggeringly, the following species are still legal quarry species in France for example; Lapwing Grey Plover Golden Plover Oystercatcher Spotted Redshank Greenshank Redshank Whimbrel Eurasian Curlew Black-tailed Godwit Bar-tailed...
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    Satellite-tagged Female Montagu's Harrier 'gone missing' in Norfolk

    I just despair. https://t.co/2ikoOE5Icr
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    Norfolk birding

    This EDP article/ petition link may be of interest to the Sheringham seawatching fraternity; http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/community_leaders_unite_against_a_norfolk_county_council_proposal_to_introduce_pay_and_display_parking_in_sheringham_1_3861190 David
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    Norfolk birding

    From the Spurn log today A possible/probable female Steller’s Eider flew south past the sea-watching hut around 1pm and its worth those Norfolk boys keeping an eye out for it. A long shot perhaps, but who knows....?! David
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    Norfolk Butterflies and Moths

    A Clouded Yellow along the north wall at Breydon at midday today was a pleasant distraction while watching the Rough-legs. David
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    Norfolk birding

    Mark What would you do about this lot then? ;) http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/dunwich_photographers_threatening_the_wellbeing_of_rare_dartford_warblers_by_luring_them_from_nests_with_sound_recordings_1_3579470 David
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    Norfolk birding

    I had a large falcon with prey at the former Coltishall air base today, initially from a moving car, when I presumed it was a Peregrine. However, I then had brief/ relatively distant views through bins and saw that it had sandy brown mantle/ inner wing & darker flight feathers and was...