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Pied Wheatear in Cheshire - Breaking news from RBA (5.31pm 6 Nov)

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Old Sunday 11th November 2018, 09:09   #76
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So the mealworms are bad for it and then the same mealworms are blamed for it feeding up and continuing on it's journey. Love it.
There’s one ornithological consultant/mobile disco DJ who blames the lack of mealworms on the bird’s departure.
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Old Sunday 11th November 2018, 10:03   #77
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If anything it was a lack of fresh water
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Old Sunday 11th November 2018, 12:00   #78
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If anything it was a lack of fresh water
Or a surplus of brine.
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Gone or drowned, same result for us.... we were approaching Norton Canes on the M6 Toll which provided a good spot to do a U-turn (note to future services designers, I approve of this feature).

We went for the Red-necked Grebe at Ferry meadows which showed well but stayed distant allegedly thanks to a pile of park runners who had scared it with their noise and pounding feet from its usual fishing position right by the birders. Kingfishers were nice too, as was the opportunity to take common ducks (Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler) in good light.

We then carried on to the Yaxley area (seeing many Red Kites along the route, I seem to remember someone was asking about them in the Midlands, dunno how he manages not to see them) and connected with one of the Rough-legged Buzzards, feeling joy for the bloke it flew right over but getting only distant views ourselves.

When the skies turned black we legged it for home.

Not a bad save of a day that began with a disappointment.

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