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  1. pinky & rosie

    Great day at Hale.

    We had a fantastic day at Hale. We packed the kids up and took a walk near the old lighthouse. Plenty of waders about - turnstone, oystercatchers, redshank, and curlew. There were also a few raptors over the nearby fields. We got some lovely views of a female buzzard perched on the fence...
  2. pinky & rosie

    Wader id - New Brighton UK

    Much prefer new brighton myself, although love east sussex. As for imperfections you'd be hard pushed to find an area without them. Last time i visited Leeds was hardly breath-taking!!!!
  3. pinky & rosie

    Wader id - New Brighton UK

    Thanx for the help. Thought as much just wanted to make sure!! New Brighton is across the mersey from liverpool. Not as nice as "old" Brighton!!! Had some good birding days down there and surrounding areas. Have you ever tried the cuckoo walk between halisham - polegate?? Fantastc for birds!!
  4. pinky & rosie

    Wader id - New Brighton UK

    Hi I saw this bird this afternoon at new brighton. I'm not 100% sure but i am leaning towards turnstone???? I'm not very good at id's so any help much appreciated Thanx :-)
  5. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    She just got a little to close and ignored the birds warning noises and got a rather nasty pecking on her rear!! Was quite sore at first but seems to have settled now!
  6. pinky & rosie

    UK Staffs farmland Finch?

    Female chaffy!! Great pic too :-)
  7. pinky & rosie

    A puzzler for a newie

    My initial thought was Reed Bunting but would be great to see some pics!!
  8. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Thanx!! I really enjoyed my little visitor too :-)
  9. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Thanx!! I really enjoyed my little visitor too :-)
  10. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Yes the bird was caught, not by me but by the getleman who works with the bird regularly.
  11. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    The gentleman doesn't actually own the bird, he works for a centre and does displays. There was one Saturday morning at the stately home in our village and that is where she disappeared from. He has been working with Lola for about a year he said.
  12. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Just wondering if people agree with the golden eagle id? I assume the gentleman knew what she was but just wanted to be certain Thanx for all the help and sparrowhawk suggestions Lol :-)
  13. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Well according to the gentleman who came to collect her, she is a juv golden. I have no idea myself as i have never ever seen an eagle before except at the zoo!!! He says she is only a year or 2 old. Whatever she was she was gorgeous and was quite nice once she was calm. Even let me stroke...
  14. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    "Ah . . . . just as everyone suspected, a female sparrowhawk all along . . ." Yea, she's a lovely female sprawk isn't she!! Lol
  15. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Sorry Blonde moment!! (no offence to other blondes) Lol 8-P
  16. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Well my friend has just popped over with a friend of his who has lost a very special bird at a display at the nearby stately home. Turns out the bird belongs to him and has been sucessfully caught. Really wanted to get a picture to show you all how magnificent this bird was, still no camera...
  17. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Thanx Ian. Well my friend arrived yesterday but the bird was not around. He waited for a while and had a look around the garden but still no sign. He was gone all of 10 minutes when the thing re-appeared! It flew into the garden so i now know it can fly which makes me feel a little better. One...
  18. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    It is more a hissing noise like its trying to threaten me. Sure is working!!!! I have contacted a friend of mine who owns a birds of prey centre so i am waiting for him to come over this afternoon. Hopefully the bird will be here as it isn't at the minute. It doesn't seem tame but not sure if...
  19. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    Sorry had problems with my internet. Unfortunately cannot get a photo, had an accident involving my 3 year old and fishtank!! It stayed there all night and was back again today. It is bigger than the bird on the link. It has a ring but can't get close enough to make anything out. Not sure if...
  20. pinky & rosie

    bop- merseyside.

    I really don't think this bird is a buzzard. We have many around this area and it seems far too big. It is still in the garden, sitting in the same spot. Not sure if it is injured but it has been here for about 3 hours now. I have tried to approach it but too be honest it makes scary noises...
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