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    Wader - Poland

    A juvenile Redshank with confusingly muddy legs and bill
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    Sea Bird , Northern Greece

    Yelkouan Shearwater I would imagine
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    Malta and hunting policy

    With all due respect this is an entirely different scenario. The primary issue with Malta is that it is a small Mediterranean island which is located on a major migratory route and concentrates often tired migrants which seek to rest/ roost in the small areas of suitable habitat available on a...
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    Lanius for ID (Portugal - 21/07/2021)

    Looks like a juvenile Woodchat Shrike.
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    Ireland - Is this a pipit?

    Excellent - Mistle Thrushes they are! They can form post-breeding flocks in late summer/ early autumn.
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    Fair Isle Bird Obs Closing for Good?

    I would be interested in the logistics of a major build project on somewhere as remote as FI. There can be relatively few cases of this scale of construction - given possibly the insufficient capacity to accommodate the workers involved elsewhere on the island and the alternative of bringing...
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    Threatened Shorebirds Hunted.

    You don't have to go as far as Asia for this I'm afraid. Staggeringly, the following species are still legal quarry species in France for example; Lapwing Grey Plover Golden Plover Oystercatcher Spotted Redshank Greenshank Redshank Whimbrel Eurasian Curlew Black-tailed Godwit Bar-tailed...
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    Satellite-tagged Female Montagu's Harrier 'gone missing' in Norfolk

    I just despair. https://t.co/2ikoOE5Icr
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    Norfolk birding

    This EDP article/ petition link may be of interest to the Sheringham seawatching fraternity; http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/community_leaders_unite_against_a_norfolk_county_council_proposal_to_introduce_pay_and_display_parking_in_sheringham_1_3861190 David
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    Norfolk birding

    From the Spurn log today A possible/probable female Steller’s Eider flew south past the sea-watching hut around 1pm and its worth those Norfolk boys keeping an eye out for it. A long shot perhaps, but who knows....?! David
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    Norfolk Butterflies and Moths

    A Clouded Yellow along the north wall at Breydon at midday today was a pleasant distraction while watching the Rough-legs. David
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    Norfolk birding

    Mark What would you do about this lot then? ;) http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/dunwich_photographers_threatening_the_wellbeing_of_rare_dartford_warblers_by_luring_them_from_nests_with_sound_recordings_1_3579470 David
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    Norfolk birding

    I had a large falcon with prey at the former Coltishall air base today, initially from a moving car, when I presumed it was a Peregrine. However, I then had brief/ relatively distant views through bins and saw that it had sandy brown mantle/ inner wing & darker flight feathers and was...
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    Norfolk Butterflies and Moths

    Leisurely walk round Foxley Wood today produced 150+ Peacocks, a worn White Admiral, 2 Sm Skippers, Brimstone, 3 Whites, 2 Sm Coppers, 20 Com Blues, 2 Painted Ladies, Comma, 5 Sm Torts, 3 Speckled Woods + good nos. of tatty Gatekeepers & M Browns. Also plenty of Silver Y's & 2 presumed Barbut's...
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    Norfolk birding

    I presume it will have been an injured wild bird as I have seen them there associating with Greylags (and being mis-id'd as Beans!). Also used to have resident White-fronted Geese at this site for several years in the past - even bred successfully on one occasion! David
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    Norfolk birding

    With two possible Norfolk 'firsts' slipping through the net this week already, surely the next good bet for the more enterprising among us will be in the terneries on Scolt Head (where we won't hear about it anyway!) or Blakeney Point - interestingly the 1966 B Point Head Sooty Tern reappeared...
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    Norfolk birding

    Had a quick look at Filby this lunchtime, with a view to seeing what I thought might be my last British Ruddy Duck. Most of the open water was on the far (southern?) side on which there had been a couple of redhead Smew about half an hour earlier. However, I did pick up a GBBG on the ice with...
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    Norfolk birding

    Also Lesser Kestrel at Wells on 7th October - what's the story on that? David
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    Norfolk birding

    Also Lesser Kestrel at Wells on 7th October - what's the story on that? David
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    Norfolk birding

    I submitted it in on the basis of my notes at the time which I recently unearthed, hoping that this might get the ball rolling as there seemed to be a number of features - including streaked crown, warm rump etc - that suggested Bl-h, though I didn't realise that it has now actually been...
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    Danish seabird

    Yes - that seems to have been the original suggestion from the observer involved, though Trinidade Petrel has also now been mooted - that does seem to be a possibility, though I guess that the photo won't be deemed to provide definitive proof David...
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    Danish seabird

    http://www.netfugl.dk/pictures.php?id=showpicture&picture_id=43225 Distant shot! But looks intriguing - any inspired guesses? David
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