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    Northumberland pelagics 2014

    Morning all We've got a few spaces on our remaining pelagics this year, including two 10hr trips out to key areas, discovered by NEWT/MARINElife, for White-beaked Dolphin and other cetaceans. Details are in this thread; http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3045669#post3045669 Five of...
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    Pizza and Guinness on the menu...

    North East Cetacean Project Press Release The 2014 whale and dolphin watching season in the North Sea is off to a flying start, according to groundbreaking research undertaken by the charity MARINElife. Dr Martin Kitching, who coordinates the North East Cetacean Project (NECP) has been...
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    Bridled Tern, Inner Farne, Northumberland 02/07/13

    Taken at lunchtime yesterday. After being distant/absent since mid-morning the bird became rather obliging :t:
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    Northumberland pelagics 2011

    Morning all http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=2099628#post2099628 cheers martin
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    Seal and Seaduck Special

    Morning all Cold? bored? want some real winter birding, getting in amongst the seaducks, divers and grebes? http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1998631#post1998631 cheers martin
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    Seal and Seaduck Special

    Afternoon all Tired of shivering on east coast headlands in the winter? Here's an opportunity to head for the deep North in December ;) http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1977456#post1977456 cheers martin
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    Problems logging out of BF

    Morning all A strange thing has been happening for the last few days. I finish browsing BF, mark everything as read and log out. All seems normal, including after logging out I see the log in screen. However, when I next visit BF, I'm already logged in!! Any ideas? cheers martin
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    Late availability of pelagic places

    Morning all Had some late cancellations http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1925889#post1925889 cheers martin
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    Farne Deeps pelagic

    Morning all Just 2 places remaining http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1910096#post1910096 cheers martin
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    Pelagic in search of cetaceans off Northumberland

    Morning all After the weather put paid to our groundbreaking 10hr pelagic to the Farne Deeps on August 12th we rescheduled for Friday September 3rd, and quickly sold all remaining places. Since then a couple of places have become available at a cost of £60/person. We will depart Royal Quays...
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    last minute space on NTBC pelagic

    One place available on this evening's trip http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1255785#post1255785 cheers martin
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    Birding around Glasgow

    I've been contacted by an American birder who will be visiting Glasgow in late August, and is looking to spend a day (August 22nd) birding with a local guide. She's struggling to find details of anyone who could guide her for the day so I offered to help her out. Does anyone know of any local...
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    NTBC Pelagics 2008 - Last few places

    Only a few places left on our pelagics this year; http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1234405#post1234405 cheers martin
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    NTBC Pelagics 2008

    See link for details of this year's pelagic trips off Northumberland http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1217127#post1217127 cheers martin
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    3 for confirmation.....and a footman

    Hi all I'd be very grateful for confirmation/correction of the 3 micros, and suggestions as to the identity of the footman (I assume it's Buff). I identified the Agonopterix as cililella based on flight season. Is that safe, or can heracliana be on the wing in August? cheers martin
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    Northumberland Stormies

    Last Friday's pelagic only produced very low numbers of birds; 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, no shearwaters, very few auks and lower numbers of Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Gannets than we would expect at the end of July. However..........following a report from an angling charter yesterday morning, we...
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    Scat ID

    Wasn't sure where to put this question (you'll understand why when you view the image). This was on our patio yesterday morning. 2.5" long and 1" diameter at it's widest point. The chalky deposits at one end made me think it was from a bird. Any ideas? cheers martin
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    A micro and a macro

    Hi all Any help would, as ever, be much appreciated. I've posted the macro in order to ask the question 'How do you separate Double Square-spot and Triple-spotted Clay'? cheers martin
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    2 micros, a geometer, 2 noctuids.......

    Hi all Can someone please confirm/correct the 2 micros, suggest an ID for the geometer (it looks to me like a very dark May Highflyer?) and ID the noctuids (I assume that the first one is either Uncertain or Rustic). cheers martin
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    A few more

    Hi all Any suggestions welcome. I was in the rpocess of searching the thumbnails on UKMoths when it began running so slowly that I decided to spend the time sorting out the images for posting on here instead. I've labelled the Phycitodes as UKMoths suggests it's easily identifiable, having...
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    3 for confirmation........

    Hi all Confirmation/correction of these 3 would be very welcome.......
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    Northumberland pelagics

    Enticed by the possibilities offered by the North Sea? http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=933078#post933078 cheers martin
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    Scoparia sp

    Hi all Is the attached image Scoparia ambigualis, or something else, or is it not possible to identify it to species from the image? cheers martin
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    Some more micros

    I think that micros 1 and 2 are Depressaria pastinacella (both rather worn), micro 3 I thought was Aspilapteryx tringipennella, although I'm not certain it's holding it's legs/body in the correct position for a gracillariid. Micro 4 I don't have a clue.... Confirmations/help with ID...
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    4 micros

    Continuing the run of trapping sessions with plenty of micros, last night's haul included these 4. I think that the first one is Celypha lacunana, the second one Plutella xylostella(although it doesn't seem to be exactly the same as others that I've caught), the third one I've never seen before...