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  1. La Terra Trema

    Birding in Alicante Province

    Uploaded the video of my May 2024 birding trip to Alicante region (and beyond) to YouTube… Places visited included Lo Pagan, El Hondo, La Mata de Torrevieja, Laguna Rosa, Guardamar, Alcoi, Maigmo, Monnegre, Yecla and Corral Rubio…
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    Birding in Alicante Province

    Heading back to Torrevieja in early May. After the success of last year I have most of the places that I plan to hit sorted already. However, can anybody advise if there’s any decent spots along the Alicante coast for reliably good views of Balearic Shearwater, please?
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    Birding in Alicante Province

    Spent six days in Alicante Province at the start of the month, with a total of 140 birds seen. It was a superb trip, and my full report can now be found on this link to the (excellent) Costa Blanca Bird Club website. https://www.costablancabirdclub.com/torrevieja-trip-daniel-newton/
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    Prussia Cove, Porth-en-alls, Cornwall

    Hi guys, Just a quick question. I'm at a wedding in Prussia Cove this weekend. I'm not sure exactly how much birding I will be able to squeeze in, but if I can tear myself away from the warm beer and endless poetry, I was just wondering if there was presently anything of interest to be looking...
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    Top 5 Birds of 2015

    In alphabetical order... Broad-billed Sandpiper - RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire Crag Martin - Chesterfield, Derbyshire Little Bittern - Kirkby Pits, Lincolnshire Pallid Harrier - Gibraltar Point, Lincolnshire White-winged Black Tern - RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire The tern was probably...
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    First three birds you expect to see in 2016

    Probably... Blackbird House Sparrow Woodpigeon
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    Wisby Nature Park Info Please?

    Warden's Blog gives you an idea of what can be seen:- http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/blog/whisbywarden/2015/03/31/wildlife-march-2015 I visited Sunday. A few Nightingales have aleady returned and loads of Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff around too. 3 Med Gulls were also present, although...
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Great Grey Shrike still present this evening. Spent some time atop of the tall tree between VC and dipping pond, before dropping into the bushes below. Last seen about 1810. Hopefully it will stick around for tomorrow! 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat and 2 Goldcrest also about.
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    Cut End

    Hi Dave, Cut End is the north side (Freiston side) of the Witham Mouth. It is accessible from Freiston Shore, but it is quite a hike along the seabank from the main car park. There is a much smaller car park at the bottom of Cut End Road (drive into Fishtoft, turn down Gaysfield Road and cross...
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    One Pectoral Sandpiper was still present (from East Hide) this evening, along with the Glossy Ibis, eleven Curlew Sandpiper and at least four Little Stint. It's depressing how quickly the nights are pulling in now! Good numbers of Black-tailed Godwit and Ruff were already starting to drop onto...
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Agree completely, Fred. I hate the things. Flying low over peoples gardens and plonking down wherever they like. One particular imbecile actually landed in the conservation area on the wet grassland a few months back.
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Our already wonderful Frampton Autumn got even better today, with an elusive but super rewarding Barred Warbler on the path to Tab's Head. Cracking find by Boy Wonder. A reserve first, I believe! :clap:
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    Tuscany/ Umbria

    Hi, I've posted this on the Info Wanted thread, but I thought I'd put it here too. I'm heading to Cortona (Tuscany/ Umbria border) for the last week of August. I'm not too far off Lago Trasimeno and Lago di Montepulciano, both of which I have managed to find a little info about. However, I'd...
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    Cortona, Italy - End of August

    Hi, I'm heading to Cortona (Tuscany/ Umbria border) for my sisters wedding in the last week of August. However, I obviously intend to try to squeeze some birding in whilst I'm there too. I'm not too far off Lago Trasimeno and Lago di Montepulciano, both of which I have managed to find a little...
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    No worries at all, Ian. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife.
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Highlights between 1830-2045 this evening:- 1 Glossy Ibis 1 Spoonbill c2500 Black-tailed Godwit c600 Dunlin c80 Ringed Plover c60 Ruff 22 Knot 3 Little Stint 3 Turnstone 3 Spotted Redshank 2 Greenshank 2 Grey Plover 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Curlew Sandpiper 1 Barn Owl
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Impressive work, Fred! :clap:
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Hi Fred. John Badley hit 25 on Monday morning... http://www.lincsbirdclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21102 Like you say, it's hard not to hit 20+ wader species at Frampton at the minute. Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin numbers are going through the roof, particularly at high tide. Love...
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    RSPB Boston Boat trip this Saturday

    Hi Peewit. I hope you enjoyed your cruise. I must admit that I was a little worried that we were going to get rained upon throughout, but at least it fined up fairly quickly. |=)| Did you manage to take in any other glories of Boston during your stay?
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Work put paid to any hopes of a late dash to Covenham for the Terek Sandpiper. However, an hour or so at Frampton went some way to salving the wounds of that particular dagger through my heart. At least four Common Sandpiper were behind East Hide tonight. No sign of Temminck's Stint, but Little...
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    My feet are still aching now and my back has seized up. You must be a physical wreck, Chris!!! Typically/ annoyingly, our first Wood Sandpiper of the year turned up today... Slap bang in front of visitor centre! Also, popped to reservoir after VC closed - first bird I see over the water...
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Couple of year ticks this evening. Within minutes of arriving my first Swift of the year flew over my head. Soon after I located the Little Gull on the reedbed. The Spoonbill was still present this evening on South Scrape too, whilst the Garganey were suprisngly easy to pick up on the grassland...
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    RSPB Frampton Marsh

    Saw my first Turtle Dove of the year as I arrived on the reserve this evening; in the hedgerow right near the entrance. Had another fleeting view as one flew into cover on the crossbank later in the evening. Not sure whether it was a second bird or the same one as before, but just standing there...