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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Had a good couple of days in the Cairngorms, starting with a trip to Findhorn Valley where I had good views of a Golden Eagle amongst many Red Kites, Buzzards and Kestrels. However, the highlight was an Osprey fishing along the river right next to the road giving brilliant views. Also saw a few...
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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Thanks both, I managed to connect with some Crested Tits at Loch Garten today. Heading to Findhorn Valley tomorrow for the birds of prey.
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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Hi all, I'm heading to Highlands tomorrow staying Nethy Bridge for four nights and Braemar for three nights. Anyone got any suggestions on where to go in these areas at this time of the year? Hoping to see the usual Scottish specialties such as Crested Tit, Ptarmigan, Golden Eagle, Snow Bunting...
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    Winter trip - Cirl bunting, Bewick swan, firecrest?

    I'm not a local but from my experiences from visiting the South West, Labrador Bay near Torquay is a great place to see Cirl Bunting. I've visited in the winter and seen large flocks of them feeding on the stubble fields. For Bewick's, Slimbridge is the place to go, though not technically in the...
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    Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast

    Great day along Dee estuary side of the Wirral today. Had amazing views of a stunning male Hen Harrier from Denhall Quay which was accompanied by a ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Short-eared Owls, 5+ Marsh Harriers, Peregrine and at least 5 White Egrets.
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    Called to see the Little Tern colony at Gronant today, apparently they are set for a record breaking year as things stand. Very good news!
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    Flint Point, Shotton & Chester

    Cracking record for NE Wales. I managed to catch up with it at Burton Mere where it was showing really well also two Spoonbills present.
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    Norfolk birding

    Thanks everyone, looks like Titchwell it is.
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    Norfolk birding

    I'm making a first ever visit to Norfolk on Friday with the intention of visiting Titchwell, Snettisham and other places in the area. Looking at the high tides, they aren't the highest but will the Waders be easily viewable despite this? Hoping to see Grey Plover, Sanderling and Bar Tailed Godwit..
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    Saw a Red Kite getting mobbed by Crows as I drove along the coast road just after the Talacre roundabout. First I've seen around here for years.
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    Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast

    Good day on the Dee Estuary today starting at Denhall Lane walking to Neston Sewage Works and back. Had a Great White Egret from Nets Cafe, Hen Harrier and Marsh Harrier from the Harp Inn and a single Water Pipit by the sewage works. Didn't see any SEO though. Called at Burton Mere and had...
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    Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast

    Paid a visit to Lapwing Hall Pool near Chelford for the first time today. The long staying Black Necked Grebe was still present along with 4 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, 7 Pochard, 30 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe and lots of Coot, Mallard, Tutfies and Canada Geese.
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    Visited Connah's Quay today and there were about 50 Twite by West Hide and 3 Spotted Redshank from Middle Hide.
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    The area Ivan describes is the right place, it took me a while to find it last week but I eventually found it when it appeared on the sea wall with a few Linnets before flying onto the beach. Just look for Linnets and you should hopefully find the Twite mingling with them :t: In other news a...
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    No worries! Glad you saw it, it's a cracking little bird.
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    There's a car park at the end of St Asaph Avenue in Kinmel Bay just after the Asda, the Snow Bunting is about 100m East along the beach from the car park.
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    Snow Bunting on Kinmel Bay beach showing extremely well, I had the dog with me and it wasn't even bothered. Good number of Common Gull on the beach too with Herring and Black Headed Gulls, also plenty of Turnstone, Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher and Ringed Plover. Over on Rhyl Marine Lake...
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    Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast

    Hoping to see the Pallas Warbler tomorrow, I don't seem to have much luck with these exotic warblers though..
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    Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast

    Saw the Red Throated Diver yesterday at West Kirby along with 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Great Crested Grebe on Marine Lake. Over at Leasowe I had a look for Snow Bunting but no sign of any today, but there were plenty of Turnstone, Lapwing, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew and a Little Egret...
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    Two Black Redstart at Little Orme today along with Rock Pipit, Stonechat, Raven, Kestrel and at least 10 Grey Seal in Angel Bay, including a couple of pups. The flooded fields along Llanrhos Road held good numbers of Curlew and Lapwing and the juvenile Scaup is still at Eirias Park hanging...
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    Spent a couple of hours at Connahs Quay today, highlights were Twite from West Hide and Spotted Redshank from Middle Hide - this is the best place I know to see these two species. Also had Greenshank, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Lapwing, Dunlin, Black Tailed Godwit, Teal, Wigeon, Tufted...
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    Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast

    Good day at Burton Mere today, had two Jack Snipe from the reed bed screen, Curlew Sandpiper from IMF hide before being flushed by a Marsh Harrier. Also saw a ringtail Hen Harrier hunting over the marsh. Thousands of Teal across the site, and good numbers of Pintail, Shoveler, Lapwing and Black...
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    NE Wales birdingwatching

    Had a Short Eared Owl at Gronant again this evening along with the usual Stonechats, Meadow Pipits, Skylark, Reed Bunting, Linnet around the dunes.
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    Llandridod Wells.........where is it ??

    Llandrindod Wells is in Powys but there isn't a sub forum for some reason. But I wouldn't take too much notice of them as the likes of Dyfed and Breconshire aren't modern counties anymore.
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    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    White-winged Black Tern showing really well at Westport this morning.
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