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    Surrey Birding

    Ta. So long as it's not dawn I might have a chance
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    Surrey Birding

    Anybody know at what time in the morning the Crossbill has been sighted at Coldharbour Cricket Club?
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    ..greenfinch?

    Happened across this post in the Northumberland birds thread.. 'First chiffchaff at last, at Linton Lane reserve, flycatching in the trees next to the west hide. Three weeks to the day later than last year! EDIT: I forgot to mention - there was a bizarre looking chaffinch was on the feeders...
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    Northumbrian Birding

    Belated report from my trip up the country last week.. on Saturday 30th took a short walk up the coast from Craster, at Lower Newton By the Sea there was a summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver on the sea as well as a Red-throated Diver, pairs of Pintail and Teal, Common Scoter, numerous Eider...
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    Dorset birding

    Coughed up lots of splendid cash to not see a Black-winged Stilt at Abbotsbury yesterday avo, in the rain. There was however a male Scaup present, I didn't rule out Lesser cos I'm a shocking amateur. Perhaps worth a peek if someone's local (and knows where to hop the fence). Cheers
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    Highgate-Waterlow Park

    Great thread, really enjoyed it all. Waterlow Park was a favourite childhood haunt and the Heath was very much my patch in later youth. The couple of times I actually got up and went out early were always when the good birds were seen. In those days (early nineties) LSW was still relatively...
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    BBC Twitching Documentary

    show was godawful. watched through fingers. bagnell semms to have been dropped on head as baby. although years of arsenal supporting could have similar effect.
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    invasion year for waxwings?

    not so fast manc, there was a flock in putney only a couple of winters back. it's an invasion year and they can turn up pretty much anywhere, and london is after all fairly eastern. i still regret not catching up with the large flock (100+ from memory) that spent several days feeding on berries...
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    Vintage binoculars, what is good?

    John H.-S. many thanks, i will contact said friendly optics technician the next time i need. have made that journey before, when i guiltily twitched the white-billed diver that was languishing off the bill. the smudgy blob that i subsequently 'saw' may well have been no more than some dirt...
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    Vintage binoculars, what is good?

    John H.-S. - i'm in your part of the world, please can you point me to my local friendly binocular technician? truly superb thread by the way. will post here any results of my forthcoming spending spree..
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    Yorkshire Birding

    heh, just being silly, sorry about that.. doubt i'll fit in here eh had a tramp about intake today, no waxwings, indeed no berries to speak of on any berry bushes, so not much chance anyway really. going to have a go at blacktoft in the morning before i return to the beautiful south. not been...
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    Yorkshire Birding

    is no-one helping with my doncaster waxwing enquiry cos i's a soft southern puff??
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    Yorkshire Birding

    shutter bug, LSW must be an abbreviation of lesser spotted woodpecker. i figure. anybody know whether those waxwings are still in Donny? i'm in Goole for the weekend..
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