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    SLC WB 10x50 case

    Thanks for the reply Andy.
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    SLC WB 10x50 case

    Hi guys, I hope someone can give me some advice? I absolutely love my old SLC WB 10x50 binos and having just got them repaired by Swarovski (amazing service btw) I would like to get a better case than the one that was supplied when I first bought them. Does anyone have any experience of the...
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    Willow Tit in Hay-on-Wye?

    Hi guys, I was in Hay-on-Wye over the weekend, not bird-watching but I always try to keep my eyes and ears open. I'm pretty sure I heard a Willow Tit calling in the trees near Bridge Street . I don't have much experience with this species but wondered if there were known to be in the area and if...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    1 Great Northern Diver on the water in Port Quin/Lundy Bay seen from The Rumps around lunchtime today. All the best, Edward.
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    The Rumps Hi guys, Merry Christmas! Spent a couple of hours up The Rumps today near Polzeath. Lots to see: 2 pairs of Stonechat Numerous Gannets, Fulmars, Gulls (Herring and Great BB) Several Guillemots and Razorbills. 6 or so Rock Pipits. 4/5 Grey Seals 3/4 Harbour Porpoise The highlight...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Spent several hours up The Rumps during today. Sightings include 1 Artic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 200 or so Manx Shearwaters, 2 juvenile Peregrines harrassing a poor old Manx Shearwater very close to shore. There was a very large movement of Gannets, I would guess about a hundred. The highlight for...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    A late trip up The Rumps this evening produced 1 Arctic Skua, half a dozen Gannets, several Wheatears and 1 Sparrowhawk. Also of note were several Ocean Sunfish being attended to by Gulls, presumably to pick off parasites? Conditions look good for Monday so hopefully there will be a few more...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Spent a few hours up The Rumps this afternoon. Only around 100 or so Manx Shearwaters and 20 Razorbills and Guillemots, about 50 Gannets and 10 Kittiwakes, 2 Great Skuas and 2 cracking Pomarine Skuas all moving westwards. There were also 2 Peregrines and 1 Kestrel. Marine life was also apparent...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    A couple of hours early this morning up The Rumps produced roughly 300 Manx Shearwaters, at least one (probably 2) Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas, a dozen or so Kittiwakes, 40-50 Razorbills and Guillemots, around 100 Gannets and 2 Peregrines. Also of note was 1 Ocean Sunfish...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Spent a couple of hours up The Rumps this afternoon and watched an huge number of Manx Shearwaters moving westward; at least 500 I would say. Also 1, possibly 2 Balearic Shearwater(s). Lots of Gannets, Guillemots, Razorbills, a few Puffins, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, several Wheatears and Rock...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    A couple of hours up The Rumps this afternoon produced 40 or so Manx Shearwaters moving westward along the coast. Lots of Guillemots, Razorbills, 6-8 Puffins, Fulmars, Gannets, Herring Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Peregrine, several Rock Pipits and a few Common Whitethroats It was the...
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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Hi guys, I'm off to Mull in a week or so and if the weather is favourable I'd love to do some sea-watching. I just wondered if anyone here has any experience of sea-watching on Mull and had any thoughts/recommendations for the best places for it? Cheers, Edward.
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Thanks so much Colin, both for the compliments and the ID confirmation, I really appreciate it. Shame you didn't get to see the sun. I did get quite a bit of rain as well though. I enjoyed it so much up The Rumps this morning that I went back again this afternoon for a little while. It was even...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    I was also at Rumps Point for a couple of hours today, shame I didn't see you Qingcol; I could've used your expertise. Saw a couple of Skuas which I think were a Great Skua and a Pomarine Skua but I'd be grateful for confirmation; photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/ Also...
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    Cornwall Birding

    Hi guys, went to Davidstow airfield this afternoon in awful misty weather to look for waders and possibly the Semipalmated Sandpiper seen yesterday. Saw several Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin and this guy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6208271698/in/photostream...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Hi guys, watching the waders at Trebetherick Point this evening saw Sanderling (10+), Ringed Plover (20+), Dunlin (30+) and Knot (3). Also several Rock Pipits. All the best, Edward.
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    I was on the Jubilee Queen as well yesterday. I've been going out on that boat for about twenty years on holidays and thats the first time I've ever seen Dolphins. What an experience; just as Chris describes. Truly wonderful to see them that close and bow riding. Tried to get some photos but to...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Ah yes I thought it looked too small to be a Ruff but wasn't sure so thanks for the help. Lovely pictures Adrian, what equipment do you use? It does seem a great spot for waders and I've got half an eye open for purple sandpipers; has anyone seem them there before? The dolphins really are...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Just an update: went back to Trebetherick Point this afternoon to watch the dolphins again and had extraordinary views of them jumping clear of the water (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardimber/6186072768/in/photostream/. Also saw several species of wader on the rocks, which I need some help...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    While watching two Dolphins (probable Bottlenose) from Trebetherick Point this morning I noticed a Common Eider off shore. Watched it for about an hour and it moved from being off shore at polzeath to the entrance of the estuary. All the best, Edward.
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