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Forum: Yorkshire Saturday 11th February 2012, 16:25
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Posted By Martin Standley
Hornsea Mere

Had a nice (but very cold) morning at Hornsea mere today.
The Iceland gull showed very well around noon after being quite distant sat on ice for most of the morning.
Also flock of bean geese over.
I...
Forum: Yorkshire Tuesday 24th January 2012, 19:28
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Posted By Martin Standley
Does anyone know where West Pit is at Welton...

Does anyone know where West Pit is at Welton Waters?
There has been a smew hanging around for a couple of days originally reported as being on the angling complex but recently reported as being on...
Forum: Yorkshire Monday 16th January 2012, 19:01
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Posted By Martin Standley
Steve My shots were from yesterday (Sunday). Yes...

Steve

My shots were from yesterday (Sunday). Yes I arrived after it had left the area at the reserve entrance.My shots were taken from the roadside in Hempholme village looking into farmland.When...
Forum: Yorkshire Sunday 15th January 2012, 19:06
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Posted By Martin Standley
Cattle Egret Tophill Low

I finally managed to connect with the cattle egret that has been frequenting the Tophill low area just recently.
I went out to Hempholme yesterday morning-gave the area good scan but found no sign...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 5th January 2012, 18:43
Replies: 86
Views: 13,418
Posted By Martin Standley
The link to my blog is here...

The link to my blog is here http://eastyorkshirewildlife.blogspot.com/ it revolves around my birding and photography exploits on and around the east yorkshire coast including Spurn and the odd trip...
Forum: Yorkshire Tuesday 29th November 2011, 18:24
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Posted By Martin Standley
Quite ironic after the most productive year in...

Quite ironic after the most productive year in terms of species seen ever(254 at the last count?), the year ends on quite a low note. Surely if the road is permanently closed it would seriously...
Forum: Yorkshire Sunday 27th November 2011, 18:53
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Posted By Martin Standley
Desert Wheatear

had a cracking afternoon with the desert wheatear at bempton today. It showed really well and was almost oblivious to those watching it at times coming to within 2m!
More shots on the blog.
Forum: Yorkshire Saturday 29th October 2011, 19:50
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Posted By Martin Standley
Filey Brigg

Nice to see you on the Brigg today Richard despite the wind it was a cracking day.
velvet scoters were showing quite well, a flyby red throated diver and the star of the show-a grey phalarope that...
Forum: Yorkshire Saturday 22nd October 2011, 19:20
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Posted By Martin Standley
Filey Brigg

Had a nice morning on the Brigg today. Star of the show was this cracking long tailed duck. Also velvet scoter, arctic tern, purple sandpiper plus common stuff.
Full account on the blog.
Forum: Yorkshire Sunday 16th October 2011, 19:14
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Posted By Martin Standley
Kilnsea for an hour

Just popped in at Kilnsea for the last hour this evening.
YBW showed well in the last of the sunlight, went down to canal scrape and saw the red backed shrike in the bushes opposite the hide plus...
Forum: Yorkshire Saturday 15th October 2011, 18:10
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Posted By Martin Standley
Spurn and Flamborough

Definitely gone quiet over the last couple of days. Spurn was pretty quiet this morning-jack snipe from canal scrape, scaup and common scoter on the borrow pit, wheatear on the road and black...
Forum: Yorkshire Thursday 13th October 2011, 19:06
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Posted By Martin Standley
Spurn Today

Nice day at spurn today. saw most of the decent birds around apart from the richards pipit. Quite a lot of owls (mostly short eared)about.
Lots of common birds as well including redwing, fieldfare,...
Forum: Yorkshire Saturday 1st October 2011, 17:19
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Posted By Martin Standley
East Yorkshire Waders

Had a cracking moring today-first went down to Pat Haven managed 20 minutes on the lagoon before it flooded curlew sandpiper was the best bird along with merlin.
very quiet at Spurn so went to...
Forum: Yorkshire Sunday 25th September 2011, 18:27
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Posted By Martin Standley
Buff Breasted Sandpiper

Showed well until it flew NW as the rain came down. Appeared to land about 500m away.
More shots on the blog for anyone interested.
Forum: Yorkshire Thursday 8th September 2011, 20:23
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Posted By Martin Standley
North Cave

I had an enjoyable day at north cave today. Star of the show was the juvenile black tern but also ruff, green and common sandpiper, greenshank, dunlin and golden plover.
In terms of weather the day...
Forum: Yorkshire Monday 5th September 2011, 19:10
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Posted By Martin Standley
enjoyed it so much i've booked again for this...

enjoyed it so much i've booked again for this sat. With west or south westerlies forcast for all week there's not much chance of any significant rarities turning up on land;)
Forum: Yorkshire Sunday 4th September 2011, 15:24
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Views: 27,053
Posted By Martin Standley
Cracking day today went for my first skua trip...

Cracking day today went for my first skua trip and apparrently in terms of species seen it was one of the best;|:D|
The only bird I didn't see was the sabs!!! great day though definitely going...
Forum: Yorkshire Saturday 3rd September 2011, 19:44
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Posted By Martin Standley
Patrington Haven

been out to pat haven a couple of times this week. jam packed with waders over high tide couple of curlew sands were the best birds.
also marsh harrier, short eared owl,kingfisher, little egret and...
Forum: Yorkshire Saturday 20th August 2011, 18:34
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Posted By Martin Standley
Hi Michael, I've only been down there a couple of...

Hi Michael, I've only been down there a couple of times. It seems to me as though it is silting up a bit and certainly the spot where I usually go has filled in and does not hold any water.
I went...
Forum: Yorkshire Friday 19th August 2011, 21:26
Replies: 21,195
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Posted By Martin Standley
I just turned up last night and there was a few...

I just turned up last night and there was a few people milling around waiting for the boat so i just tagged along.
Forum: Yorkshire Friday 19th August 2011, 21:16
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Posted By Martin Standley
Spotted Crake

Got there just before the light went tonight.Cracking bird.
More shots on the blog.
Forum: Yorkshire Thursday 18th August 2011, 19:48
Replies: 21,195
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Posted By Martin Standley
Hornsea Mere

Had a cracking night on Hornsea mere last night.there was a boat trip organised for birders (a one-off I think) and it took us all the way round the mere stopping off at various points.
great views...
Forum: Yorkshire Tuesday 16th August 2011, 21:01
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Posted By Martin Standley
And a hide to sit in!

And a hide to sit in!
Forum: Yorkshire Sunday 31st July 2011, 19:31
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Posted By Martin Standley
Blacktoft again

I went back to Blacktoft again last night for the marsh sandpiper.
Singleton hide was busy at forst but by the time I took these shots there were only 3 of us in the hide.
Light was fantastic and the...
Forum: Yorkshire Wednesday 27th July 2011, 21:51
Replies: 21,195
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Posted By Martin Standley
Hornsea Mere

I went to see the little gulls at hornsea Mere tonight-birdguides reported 3500-awesome spectacle.
For anyone interested there are more shots on the blog.
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