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  1. Stephen Dunstan

    Views from a train driving cab

    Grange duck pond with the ornamental collection is a lot nearer to the train line!
  2. Stephen Dunstan

    Some recent ring observations

    Is that not supposed to just be read as 'C' and '9'?
  3. Stephen Dunstan

    Fair Isle Bird Obs Closing for Good?

    It's awful for David and Susannah, on top of losing everything in a fire and I know how devastating that is personally. I don't think however that there is any need for any outrage whilst the full circumstances have still to be explained by the members of FIBOT.
  4. Stephen Dunstan

    Fair Isle Bird Obs Closing for Good?

    Surely there are several possible reasons for this, and you are speculating.
  5. Stephen Dunstan

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    Will do in Blackpool, England.
  6. Stephen Dunstan

    Hello...and Red Kite sighting in St. Bees this afternoon?

    Well Buzzards are the most variable raptor colour wise, but if it was the size of one and wasn't one Red Kite is about the only other thing that fits.
  7. Stephen Dunstan

    Hello...and Red Kite sighting in St. Bees this afternoon?

    To be honest the behaviour sounds more like a Buzzard but in terms of likelihood they wander and it's quite possible.
  8. Stephen Dunstan

    Best way to get documentation photos seawatching

    Video. Also very few people can get meaningful sketches of a flyby seabird but feel free to use your emojis.
  9. Stephen Dunstan

    Best way to get documentation photos seawatching

    Are you? That bird was also video recorded and seen by several observers along the coast. I had a seabird which was a national first and if I hadn't got an image I wouldn't even have submitted it.
  10. Stephen Dunstan

    Views from a train driving cab

    Secondly a birding one. I was going from Lancaster to Dalton for a driving lesson. A couple of birding twins whose names escape me were looking out approaching Silverdale. They saw a Red-footed Falcon on the wires and tried to get off but it wasn't stopping there. They got off at Arnside and...
  11. Stephen Dunstan

    Views from a train driving cab

    Firstly a non birding one. There was a train guard who was well know for his comedy announcements. I can't remember most of them but approaching Cark & Cartmel 'change here for Cark International Airport'. When he passed away it made the Evening Mail as he was such a cult figure in South Cumbria.
  12. Stephen Dunstan

    Views from a train driving cab

    I would certainly be interested, but if the death toll is too high I guess it might get a bit depressing during a covid lockdown. I used to travel the Furness Line a lot and felt that it was under appreciated as a birding journey. Two estuary crossings, Leighton Moss saltmarsh pools and even...
  13. Stephen Dunstan

    Blue-winged Teal hybrid? - RSPB Leighton Moss, UK

    Been returning for a couple of years.
  14. Stephen Dunstan

    Albatross or Gull, I may never know!

    Were there any other birds you saw it alongside. You say it was at least Gannet sized, but then that it might have been a GBBG and these are smaller than Gannets.
  15. Stephen Dunstan

    Pelagic bird Madeira

    How do you assess size from those images with no reference points? I would agree with Cory's.
  16. Stephen Dunstan

    (Hybrid?) Barnacle Goose - Hampshire, UK

    http://data.fyldebirdclub.org/Galleryimages/chick%20hybrid%20cackling%20canada%20goose%20barnacle%20goose.jpg There is a pairing here from the Fylde a few years back.
  17. Stephen Dunstan

    Uk duck

    Wigeon
  18. Stephen Dunstan

    RFI Arnside Knott and Gait Barrows

    Sorry it's not more positive but I read somewhere that Scotch Argus are doing really badly on Arnside Knott these days.
  19. Stephen Dunstan

    Greater or Lessor Scaup? UK

    The starting point for a bird in the UK with ducklings would be Tufted Duck.
  20. Stephen Dunstan

    Black headed or Mediterranean gull ?

    Black-headed Louise, counter intuitively the fact that the head is brown not black is a good pointer. Stephen
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