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Forum: Northumberland Saturday 17th August 2019, 19:14
Replies: 9,964
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Posted By Gill Osborne
Last Swifts seen in Alnwick on Monday 12th. Saw...

Last Swifts seen in Alnwick on Monday 12th. Saw a single one in Morpeth today (17th August)
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Friday 26th July 2019, 12:03
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Friday 26th July 104: Tree Sparrow A single...

Friday 26th July

104: Tree Sparrow

A single bird was perched on one of the overgrown roses in The Jungle (aka 13 Bailiffgate - house has been empty since at least 2007!) next door. I took a...
Forum: Northumberland Friday 26th July 2019, 11:57
Replies: 9,964
Views: 2,122,840
Posted By Gill Osborne
Sitting at the computer desk this morning I was...

Sitting at the computer desk this morning I was pleasantly surprised to have a single Tree Sparrow land on he rose bush in the overgrown jungle of a garden in the house next door! First I've seen in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 20:10
Replies: 31
Views: 1,498
Posted By Gill Osborne
OR somebody just leaned over the fence and nicked...

OR somebody just leaned over the fence and nicked the dog!!! Dog theft - especially of the smaller breeds - is rife and they can quickly be 'offloaded', no questions asked, on...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 13:17
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Gill Osborne
Yodel are TERRIBLE!!!!!! :storm: Last year...

Yodel are TERRIBLE!!!!!! :storm:

Last year I ordered a roll of twilweld for a chicken run (cost just under 50) and the driver didn't even walk the 20 yards to our front door to deliver it (we...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 13:05
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Gill Osborne
Looks like a Tuftie to me too :t:

Looks like a Tuftie to me too :t:
Forum: Bats Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 13:04
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Gill Osborne
It certainly looks like a Noctule to me too. ...

It certainly looks like a Noctule to me too.

I've seen Pipistrelle Bats hunting just below the peak of Kirkstone Pass (Lake District) on a foggy October afternoon and Daubentons hunting low...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Saturday 20th July 2019, 19:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Friday 12th July Mid-afternoon walk on The...

Friday 12th July

Mid-afternoon walk on The Pastures produced an adult Mediterranean Gull in amongst a group of 40+ Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed :t: Then, as I did a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th July 2019, 13:47
Replies: 4,059
Views: 710,903
Posted By Gill Osborne
I've had no new Lifers since November's 2015's...

I've had no new Lifers since November's 2015's Long-billed Dowitcher (life & work getting in the way :C ) but this year I'm back into birding properly once more....

Tuesday June 4th ~ TWO Lifers...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Friday 14th June 2019, 09:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Tuesday 4th June There's been a Baikal Teal...

Tuesday 4th June

There's been a Baikal Teal working it's way round the UK and then it turned up local to me at East Chevington Nature Reserve! At first I thought it was just an escape but a LOT...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 16th May 2019, 10:22
Replies: 36
Views: 2,200
Posted By Gill Osborne
Just seen an update on Facebook :t: (I only...

Just seen an update on Facebook :t: (I only have it for a few wildlife groups and BirdWatching magazines My 200 Bird Year Group o:)


YES TEAM! 😍SPRINGWATCH IS BACK! 🎉🦊🌲💚

Coming to you LIVE from...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Monday 13th May 2019, 13:20
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Monday 13th May 82: Swift o:) Small group...

Monday 13th May

82: Swift o:)

Small group flying above Alnwick Castle at 12.45pm....plus another above the Market Place to. Summer has officially arrived in Northumberland! :t:
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Monday 13th May 2019, 11:05
Replies: 36
Views: 2,200
Posted By Gill Osborne
Great! Love watching Iolo - he knows his stuff...

Great! Love watching Iolo - he knows his stuff :t:
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 12th May 2019, 21:02
Replies: 36
Views: 2,200
Posted By Gill Osborne
I've just checked the latest copy of BBC Wildlife...

I've just checked the latest copy of BBC Wildlife magazine (with the tigress Noor on the cover) and in the tv section it says Springwatch is back on tv from the Cairngorms on Monday 27th May on BBC2 ...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 12th May 2019, 20:16
Replies: 36
Views: 2,200
Posted By Gill Osborne
That's why I popped on here.....folk were asking...

That's why I popped on here.....folk were asking if there was one on twitter and nobody knew and nobody at the official Springwatch twitter site was saying owt either! :smoke:
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 7th May 2019, 18:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Monday 6th May 81: Linnet ~ group of four in...

Monday 6th May

81: Linnet ~ group of four in beech tree along Ratten Row
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st May 2019, 11:58
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Gill Osborne
Was it singing like a Willow Warbler? If so, it...

Was it singing like a Willow Warbler? If so, it definitely is :t: If they're not singing I tend to look at the behaviour as, I think, Chiffchaff constantly bob their tail.

If I'm not 100%...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Sunday 28th April 2019, 21:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Sunday 28th April Three hours in Hulne Park...

Sunday 28th April

Three hours in Hulne Park this afternoon.....mostly observing butterflies and my growing interest in solitary bees (god, they're HARD!!!!! :eek!: ).

79: House Martin
80: ...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Saturday 27th April 2019, 16:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Wednesday 17th April 77: Willow Warbler ~ one...

Wednesday 17th April

77: Willow Warbler ~ one heard singing in Hulne Park as I pottered on allotment


Sunday 21st April

78: Swallow ~ 2 chasing each other around Alnwick Castle barbican @...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Saturday 13th April 2019, 16:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Saturday 13th April That's better....couple of...

Saturday 13th April

That's better....couple of hours out this afternoon and pleased to find a new summer migrant just arrived. I see these regular every summer at the Canongate Bridge :t:

76: ...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 12th April 2019, 12:29
Replies: 50
Views: 2,249
Posted By Gill Osborne
Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell on the allotment...

Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell on the allotment yesterday lunchtime when the sun came out and it got quite warm (Alnwick, Northumberland)
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Friday 12th April 2019, 12:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Work and dog-sitting for a friend have eaten into...

Work and dog-sitting for a friend have eaten into my birding activities this past couple of months but now dog has gone back home and I've walked out of my job (boss was an mentally-abusive arrogant...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 12:07
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Gill Osborne
I think a lot of local birders now use twitter...

I think a lot of local birders now use twitter instead of actual forums like this one :-C It's a shame as we used to have a good banter going on with the group and even used to arrange meet-ups at...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 11:59
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Gill Osborne
Tuesday 22nd January A trip up to the Long...

Tuesday 22nd January

A trip up to the Long Nanny in the hope of Shore Lark proved futile :-C Very quiet overall - just nowt about! Not helped by my still having this godawful lurgy which has...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 09:00
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Gill Osborne
Hi Steve :hi: Welcome to Bird Forum I...

Hi Steve :hi: Welcome to Bird Forum


I spent my first 34 years living on Tyneside so know it well.
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