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Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 19th October 2013, 21:30
Replies: 143
Views: 14,878
Posted By stew the smew
@duncan i was talking to another birder earlier...

@duncan

i was talking to another birder earlier who was also at hartlepool on thursday and we both said pretty much the same thing.

here's some grainy, early morning footage of the bird leaving its...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 7th October 2012, 22:17
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By stew the smew
thanks mike, i shall do that.

thanks mike, i shall do that.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 7th October 2012, 21:24
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By stew the smew
sorry pics here I hope:

sorry pics here I hope:
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 7th October 2012, 21:20
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By stew the smew
Moth I.D. please

I know nowt about moths but saw this handsome critter in the garden this afternoon and would love to know what it is so I an read up a bit about it.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Stew
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th July 2012, 16:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By stew the smew
Thanks again Peter C. Happy to take your...

Thanks again Peter C. Happy to take your suggestion of bird #3 as a juvenile AR. I don't know much about North American species so plumage variations are way-beyond me.

For the avoidance of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th July 2012, 00:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By stew the smew
thanks for the help guys. red-winged blackbird...

thanks for the help guys.

red-winged blackbird makes sense, there was an adult nearby.

@ovenbird43, just searched brown-headed cowbird and found an image of a female that is exactly spot-on for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th July 2012, 16:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By stew the smew
Help with New York birds please

Could use a help identifying the bird in the attached picture.

Saw it feeding with several other Thrush species around the Battery Park area and would love to know what it is.



Also:

2. around...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 4th June 2012, 02:23
Replies: 147
Views: 10,851
Posted By stew the smew
i arrived 10 minutes after the report that the...

i arrived 10 minutes after the report that the roller had flown south having schlepped it up from london this afternoon.

the bird returned to its favoured post in the field about 15 minutes later...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 4th May 2012, 17:36
Replies: 618
Views: 54,786
Posted By stew the smew
crying with laughter :)

crying with laughter :)
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 25th April 2012, 00:34
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
spotted a female hen harrier from the car on the...

spotted a female hen harrier from the car on the A19 near the A1 this evening.
Forum: Northumberland Monday 26th April 2010, 23:37
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
had a great day on my local patch today with...

had a great day on my local patch today with dipper x2, yellow wag (my first on my local patch), white wag (another 1st), grey wag, pied wag, common sandpiper x2, lapwing, common buzzard x2...
Forum: Durham Monday 26th April 2010, 23:29
Replies: 17,270
Views: 4,075,031
Posted By stew the smew
have been up edmundbuyers four times in the last...

have been up edmundbuyers four times in the last couple of weeks hoping to catch ring ouzel at their usual spot with no luck. didn't see any up there last year either.

has anybody had any luck with...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 29th March 2010, 23:27
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
Andrew: Park at Harwood Village. I'd say it's...

Andrew: Park at Harwood Village. I'd say it's about 2 miles to Tutehill Moss, about 40 minutes walk.

This map is accurate and shows the general area but bear in mind that it's been cleared and not...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 29th March 2010, 00:03
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
Big Sparrowhawks

...worth keeping your eyes open around the cramlington area also. as my mate and me discovered on our way up to druridge on saturday :)

cracking afternoon at harwood today. no raptors of note this...
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 12th July 2009, 11:48
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
Pacific Golden Plover at East Chevington

Regretably grainy record shots in fading light.

Showed very well until 9pm when it was lost to sight.
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 17th June 2009, 01:05
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
i was at slaley with a friend on friday (12th)...

i was at slaley with a friend on friday (12th) night and was upset and disturbed by the behaviour of a couple of other birders that were there.

the pair of them were walking up and down in the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 9th June 2008, 19:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By stew the smew
thanks yuko.

thanks yuko.
Forum: Northumberland Monday 9th June 2008, 19:33
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
Thanks a lot, I've put it back on the other side...

Thanks a lot, I've put it back on the other side of the hedge, not the road side so I hope it doesn't find its way back through.

Nice shrike shot by the way, it was hoyin' down the first day... wish...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 9th June 2008, 18:15
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
I've just had to rescue a young house sparrow...

I've just had to rescue a young house sparrow which is well feathered but not enough to have fledged yet as it can't fly yet.

It had fallen out of its nest in the privet hedge next door onto a main...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 9th June 2008, 18:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By stew the smew
Help with rescued young House Sparrow

I've just had to rescue a young house sparrow which is well feathered but not enough to have fledged yet as it can't fly yet.

It had fallen out of its nest in the privet hedge next door onto a main...
Forum: Durham Tuesday 22nd April 2008, 02:51
Replies: 17,270
Views: 4,075,031
Posted By stew the smew
Ring Ouzel back on its patch near Edmondbuyers...

Ring Ouzel back on its patch near Edmondbuyers this afternoon.
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 20th April 2008, 02:09
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
Blue Headed Wagtail still with the Yellow...

Blue Headed Wagtail still with the Yellow Wagtails at Whittledene, Red Kite over South Wylam, the Pallas's Warbler showing superbly down to about 5ft in bushes either side of the hide at Swallow Pond...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 20th February 2008, 23:49
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
Smew

Thanks Alan, it was for me Mam and thankfully she found it, still with the gooseanders but down river near the water treatment works although as soon as she found it it flew back upstream to Prudhoe...
Forum: Northumberland Tuesday 19th February 2008, 21:58
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,087,490
Posted By stew the smew
could anybody give me details of the smew which...

could anybody give me details of the smew which is being reported at ovingham please?
Forum: Greater London (including Middx) Friday 7th September 2007, 14:01
Replies: 164
Views: 15,757
Posted By stew the smew
Hi Ruby, I nearly trod on the whinchat, not sure...

Hi Ruby,

I nearly trod on the whinchat, not sure who was more startled! it was on the top path about 50 yards down from where the shrike is. It flew over the road to the reserve and into the bushes...
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