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    Yorkshire Birding

    It was in the North East corner of the woods, right up the hill. Drew my attention to it by calling, but it just wouldnt sit still, right in the top of the trees but completely unmistakeable. Still made my day as it was a first for me :) Was towards the end of my walk which hadnt produced any of...
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Female Lesser Pecker in Beeley Woods this arvo B (: Off to the S Yorks derby at Hillsborough tonight, come on you Owls! Hopefully round off what has so far been an excellent day :D
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    BTO Wintering and Breeding Atlas 07-11

    Apologies if this has already been shown but I thought it was probably worth bringing attention to: http://www.bto.org/birdatlas/index.htm New atlas for Britain, and it needs YOU! Volunteer now - it's yet another excuse to go out birding
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    What has been your favorite sighting so far in 2007?

    Crested Tits for me just last week. Paticularly sweet as Id just had to drop out of a race due to excessive bodily functioning :eek!:
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    Lifers this year?

    3 for moi 1. Greylag (lazy boy me) 2. Willow Tit 3. Woodcock Got lucky with the woodcock but some effort was involved with the W Tit! Hoping to get at least 20 more this year :)
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    above and Beyond the call

    There's no way anyone would be swimming in the water with these temperatures! Should've known it wasn't winter ;)
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    above and Beyond the call

    I'm certainly not a gull expert (or even advanced!), but this gull says Yellow-legged to me? Feel free to shoot me down and explain why I'm wrong! ps. Nice pic! pps. Apparently Im wrong! Fair enough!
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    Rycycle's 2007 List

    Had to add this one, as I was so pleased despite my knee being too crocked to finish my run in the woods 51.WOODCOCK !! Flushed it when I cut across some wooded undergrowth - unmistakeable and very, very lucky!! Made my day :)
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    Rycycle's 2007 List

    21st Jan Added a bundle in the last few weeks, inc a couple of lifers - woot! 42.Wren 43.Greylag Goose 44.Goldeneye 45.Mute Swan 46.Goldcrest 47.Redwing 48.Fieldfare 49.Willow Tit - Nice! And easily told in the hand (went ringing) 50.Starling (had this weeks ago but just remembered!)
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    Rycycle's 2007 List

    Got a few more over the last couple of days out running and driving places. 36.Robin (finally the garden one turned up) 37.Coal Tit - a nice surprise as we dont get many in the garden, just one on its own 38.Bullfinch - seen on edge of footie fields as i went running up golf course 39.Jackdaw...
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    Rycycle's 2007 List

    Not a great start, but not really trying apart from a brief 90 minutes at CQ reserve today. Must remember to get a scope next xmas! 1.Woodpigeon - in mates garden 2.Long Tailed Tit - " 3.Kestrel - on way home 4.House Sparrow - all garden 5.Chaffinch 6.Pied Wagtail 7.Greenfinch 8.Carrion Crow...
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    So how is your 2007 list going?

    Got a few more over the last couple of days out running and driving places. 36.Robin (finally the garden one turned up) 37.Coal Tit - a nice surprise as we dont get many in the garden, just one on its own 38.Bullfinch - seen on edge of footie fields as i went running up golf course 39.Jackdaw...
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    So how is your 2007 list going?

    Not a great start, but not really trying apart from a brief 90 minutes at CQ reserve today. Must remember to get a scope next xmas! 1.Woodpigeon - in mates garden 2.Long Tailed Tit - " 3.Kestrel - on way home 4.House Sparrow - all garden 5.Chaffinch 6.Pied Wagtail 7.Greenfinch 8.Carrion Crow...
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    Rycycle's 2006 List

    Better sum up my sightings since the summer! Still not really making much effort otyher than casual obs whilst training although went to local Connah's Quay reserve a few days before xmas, and went ringing with a mate once (which sorted my Redpoll dips!) 95.Black-tailed Godwit 96.Great...
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Filled in an embarrassing gap in my lifers with Treecreeper up in Roseisle Forested dunes, North Scotland.
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    Is this Little Egret

    Hi Sapphire. I live in CQ when not at uni, so I know it is highly unlikely to walk along the Dee and not see a Little Egret these days! And yes, that's a Little Egret. :) Much in the way of waders at the mo there Sapphire?
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    Steve Irwin dies whilst filming documentary

    RIP Steve, this news has shocked me thoroughly and me and my mates will be cracking open the Aussie beers tonight in tribute. Hope there's crocs wherever you've gone Steve Irwin, TV and the world will be a far boring place without your enthusiasm.
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    Rycycle's 2006 List

    Well it's been nearly a month and a half since I last posted my list updates, but due to foreign racing and work I've been too lazy to do any real bird watching. However, travelling and racing in the forests of Lithuania provided a few bonuses, as did a week camping in Denmark :) See for...
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    Why have Cuckoos declined in the UK?

    Alcina, Saw my first one just off the edge of Burbage Moor this weekend gone. Not any good if you're county listing S.Yorks but hope it's of some interest. PM me if you want more precise directions.
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    Rycycle's 2006 List

    Few more - leaving out the Green Woodpecker for the moment cause I only saw the rump and though it was an Oriole for a bit :cat: 84.Cuckoo (Finally saw one rather than heard it) 85.House Martin 86.Linnet Paid my garden a visit :) 87.Common Sandpiper - It's late June and I've finally bothered...
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