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Recent content by Owene

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    Chinese water deer in U.K.

    Thank you both. Shall head out that way tomorrow
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    Chinese water deer in U.K.

    Got a free day in east anglia tomorrow with no real plans beyond snettisham for western sand. Has anyone got any fairly reliable (with usual provisos about mammal watching) sites or reserves for Chinese water deer. I’ll have all day and am staying in thetford area so not just north Norfolk.
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    CRUISE DOWN THE SOUTH COAST

    Should be Manx and some Balearic around at the very least.
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Black browed albatross at bempton. My first visit to what looks like an amazing site. I didn’t have the cliff top views people had earlier in the week but it going missing for a few days meant I was just happy to see it as I can’t see me having another chance to be in Yorkshire for a while...
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    Wykeham forest honey buzzards

    I’m hopefully heading up to bempton at the weekend. (From East Midlands) If I have spare time in the day I was thinking about trying the wykeham forest honey buzzard watchpoint as they would be a lifer for me anyone got any suggestions of best times/weather or hints for good results.
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    High Brown Fritillary - Where's better: Heddon or Alun Valley?

    I've only seen them at alun valley but they were plentiful and I've seen on twitter really good photos from the last few weeks, let me know if you want some access information. there's a brief ( veryeasy) slope to climb and then it's all flat with clear paths
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    aesculapian snake Regent's canal

    Thank you. I’m staying in Lancaster Gate so that’s pretty close. Not really expecting too much but it’ll be fun looking
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    aesculapian snake Regent's canal

    Ooh. Am at a loose end in london next Sunday morning. This sounds like something better than looking for a red crested pochard to year tick.
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    Budleigh Salterton

    Thank you both.
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    Budleigh Salterton

    What is the access/path like along the river
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Caspian Tern today at llanelli wwt. Terns are my favourite family so seeing the largest was pretty special. Passed it over on first scan as it was head down and larger than the surrounding gulls. Quite some bill on it. I think it just leaves me Gull Billed of Europe’s breeding species.
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    Sea ducks

    Yeah, I could possibly do it on the way up rather than using the m6 all the way up. I'm starting from Rugby and finishing in Helensburgh on my first day but it doesn't have much birding planned so a detour might be doable.
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    Sea ducks

    No I’d love to do Musselburgh. Had hotel booked there that got ruined by Covid. But I think the only way I could do it on this trip would be on the way home and adding several hours to my already long final drive. I am still considering doing that but a site further north would suit the trip...
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    Sea ducks

    Thank you. Much appreciated
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    Sea ducks

    Covid restrictions allowing I will be in Scotland in late august. I’ve never seen velvet scoter (or any rarer scoters) is that too early for them? And if not is there anywhere aside from Musselburgh where they are easily seen. also I noticed today that Elvis is back at ythan Generally...
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