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Recent content by liverpool_bob

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    little gull concentration

    Nothing much happening so far - check the local blog: https://hornseamere.wordpress.com/
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    Birding around Liverpool

    Martin Mere (WWT) is also possible via public transport, the 'easiest' way being train Liverpool to Burscough (change Ormskirk) and walk via the canal to New Lane then along Marsh Moss Lane.
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    Birding around Liverpool

    I've tended to avoid the train when going to Parkgate - busses to either Heswall or Neston/Parkgate/Ness Gardens are less hassle.
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    Yorkshire Birding

    The raptors section is rather empty!
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    Hen Harriers go missing ... again

    BBC North West are running this story in their TV news bulletins today.
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    Wild birds may spread flu virus

    I'm very familiar with the area around the the affected duck farm at Driffield (Nafferton). There are approximately zero long-distance migratory wildfowl within a mile or two of that farm, though no doubt some fly over (would the virus carry in poop?).
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Which is another way of saying it could have been any size ;)
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Seems to be a really good spring for Lesser Whitethroat.
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    Yorkshire Birding

    The call is so diagnostic and loud there's almost no point 'looking' for GSWs. I'm struggling to remember the last time I saw one before I'd heard it call. http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Dendrocopos-major?query=ssp:%22pinetorum%22
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Woo yay Otter
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    Free-flying White Storks nesting in Norfolk

    Almost as tickable as Red Kites ;)
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    Yorkshire Birding

    And here http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/lowerderwentvalleyhowtogetthere.aspx
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    Some top quality journalism from the Daily Mail... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2557626/UK-weather-leads-PENGUIN-washing-British-shores-Walker-claims-spotted-bird-waddling-beach-Cornwall.html Has wild weather led to a PENGUIN washing up on British shores? Walker claims she spotted...
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    Yorkshire Birding

    And it was the only duck on the lake. It's been soooo grim there the last couple of years I wonder why I bother at all (new owners = dog walking, swimming, boats, hates birders) so it's nice to get something decent :eek!:
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Updates on my blog have been erratic this year but I've had a bit of a splurge over the last week with some photos from July-November that are even worse than my laziness. http://kelkbirds.blogspot.co.uk/