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  1. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Deplorably, I am impelled momentarily to rupture my self-imposed exile. Thank you so much, Tony, for the inspirational & creative opportunity you have afforded: “This large order of sandwiches (‘Whopper’): Can it really be quite right & proper ? They flew over Our Lady ? His...
  2. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Yare, Yare, Keith ! If you thought it might've been on Scroby, why didn't you take a little boat trip ? They're all the rage, at the mo. You never know what might be out there, stunned (or worse) by one of those turbines.
  3. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Stow Bardolph, NE of Downham Market, on Mon & Tues. No more info.
  4. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    The Bermuda Triangle that is the NNorfolk coast- for rare terns Even given NW winds, a Caspo shouldn’t take 24 hours to cover the distance north (some 20 plus miles) from Hopton to Walcott. Where has it been ? Is there nowhere between those two locations for it to have put down ? Shirley...
  5. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Try: http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=106003287 Disturbingly, there are large groups of wind turbines off both Lincs and NNflk coasts. On the other hand, Bridled and Caspian could both meet, say, somewhere near Titchwell, collide and become ex-Ternal . . . without any ferric...
  6. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Wrong terning And far too big ! CASPIAN TERN flew N past Hopton at 1210h. Relax, for the mo, Tom: read my #20910 again and stay internet-linked to a bird info service- or mortgage your soul to someone with a pager.
  7. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    It may be on its way to us: http://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=2767383&postcount=20880. It’s now way south of where it got before and (RBA) was flying towards us, past Flamborough Head at 1115h. At a steady speed of around 30 mph, that would make it midday and a quarter past Spurn...
  8. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    This now has its own thread, with an account of how it was 'found': http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=261230
  9. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Bridled march It’s coming this way ! At the rate it’s southered, so far, it’ll be here in about a week. And an “unconfirmed report of possible adult Great Black-headed Gull”, yesterday evening from Titchwell- for those who ‘need’ it for Norfolk. (The last record from Britain and Ireland...
  10. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    You’ve written a lot of sense, here, Bilvo. However (and in the light of some subsequent comments), anyone who is able to ID (!) an Ortolan presumably knows how ‘desirable’ a bird it is- apart from its lovely looks. That the news was broadcast on an internet news service indicates a degree of...
  11. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    εὕρηκα "An email sparked this new ‘Eureka!’. It was all about a poss. Grey-necka. Doc. Buchanan: his fault. We should now call a halt! It has gorn from the track on the Fresha."
  12. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Although one could hardly describe Blakeney Freshes as an Oasis. This just goes to illustrate the merits of sharing one’s birds with others. With more observers (photos, even), an FfB would’ve been in the bag.
  13. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Shifty fades off Grey- Who would’ve thought that, within one week, two huge blockers could’ve been eclipsed by a bloomin’ buntin’ ! And in County, too. The poor finder must be more than emberized. Hey ! Ho !
  14. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    But this is the acceptance of serendipity- completely legitimate as a means of engendering an artistic response. It remains a lovely image. And, in the manner of Hokusai’s ‘Wave’ (神奈川沖浪裏), renders the subject paradoxically miniscule. Yes. When I was last there, the Flycatchers were usually...
  15. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Why not ? It was meant as one. I would love to have consummate abilities; unfortunately, unlike divine beings, I am merely human. I have, inadvertently, flushed birds- and will continue to do so, as a result of this ‘imperfection’. Until one ascertains what an individual (bird) will tolerate...
  16. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Whilst I agree with most of what Josh has written, I have to disagree about photography, per se. I’m sure he means that particular sort, where every feather detail is delineated. It would seem to me that, far too often, many bird photographers are aiming for that result, when it's impossible to...
  17. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single bird in possession of a good territory must be in want of a mate." Why anyone should want to ‘have a go at you’ for such sentiments eludes me. Your keyword is in the last line: “enjoying”. Yes ! Let us ‘enjoy’ our wonderful...
  18. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    A swift response. Unhappily, although I need le tail, not that one ! I didn’t say it was a dog, John ! However, I can reassure members that you are known to the emailer- and it wasn’t you. But you know that, anyway. Was not informed of the site, either. Nonetheless, that notices regarding...
  19. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    And just when we thought peace had broken out . . . On opening my emails, this morning, I discovered the following: “Last evening I discovered an individual with a long lens, sufficiently close to an active Woodlark nest in North Norfolk as to deter the waiting adults with food in their...
  20. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    I have the distinct impression that some recently on here would miss, David.
  21. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    I believe my post to have been measured and reasonable, in its request. (Others, of course, have the inalienable right to differ.) Some of the reaction is neither: in fact, being highly pejorative, even threatening- what the authors are purporting to condemn. I would advise the exercise of much...
  22. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    The home page of this website http://craigbrelsford.com/ depicts an example of a truly ‘low-level birder’. Craig has taken, by these (and other, crawling) means and his superb fieldcraft, a multitude of astonishing photos, in his quest to photo-document all the birds of China. Having re-read...
  23. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Durose v Saunt I was astonished to read the diatribe from Kevin, with its unwarranted, high-octane, invective and inaccurate suppositions. I first became aware of him, through a mutual friend, as a taker of high-quality photographs of the natural world; have had little contact with him (none...
  24. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    A flock of several dozen, regular at this time of year, was recently at Gramboro’. The Meadow Pipits have fledged here. They can be highly variable. In my recent visits, I haven’t seen any out of the ordinary.
  25. firstreesjohn

    Norfolk birding

    Is this him, John ?
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