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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 16:42   #17226
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Generally quiet but 2 barn owls yesterday.Flock of c. 60 siskin/redpoll but elusive.Highlight yesterday was the mammals!!
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 17:24   #17227
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Generally quiet but 2 barn owls yesterday.Flock of c. 60 siskin/redpoll but elusive.Highlight yesterday was the mammals!!
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 21:32   #17228
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Generally quiet but 2 barn owls yesterday.Flock of c. 60 siskin/redpoll but elusive.Highlight yesterday was the mammals!!
Paul, have you set up your feeding station again this winter?
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 21:34   #17229
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Is there 2w Glauc and 2w Iceland off the jetties or is it one bird involved and being incorrectly reported?
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 21:39   #17230
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Great White Egret through Tophill Low tonight - details on the Tophill Blog
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 21:45   #17231
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Is there 2w Glauc and 2w Iceland off the jetties or is it one bird involved and being incorrectly reported?
One of each there today Steve
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 21:48   #17232
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 22:13   #17233
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Paul, have you set up your feeding station again this winter?
Hi Steve
no ,I haven't stocked feeders this year.Birds are fewer and flightier,and i can't say i've seen anything other than lesser poll or siskin.Marsh tits still about though.I've left the feeders in same bush,tempted to fill em now this hard weather has arrived,but Redhouse is VERY quiet at moment birdwise.If it changes,i'll let u know!!
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2012, 22:15   #17234
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Speaking to a couple of local hornsea birders today theres been 2 different Glaucs at the mere gull roost, the 2w which i saw today and a 1w bird, The Iceland's been coming to bread today and giving good views http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...l003edited.jpg
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Old Thursday 9th February 2012, 21:07   #17235
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Loads of Fieldfare (+ Redwing and Mistle Thrush) in the garden today! Great stuff!!
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Anyone know of any whooper's or bewick swans hanging around in yorkshire or nearby at the moment?
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Old Friday 10th February 2012, 10:20   #17237
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Anyone know of any whooper's or bewick swans hanging around in yorkshire or nearby at the moment?
There was a pair of Whoopers at Pugneys/Calder on wednesday.
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Old Friday 10th February 2012, 14:56   #17238
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There was a pair of Whoopers at Pugneys/Calder on wednesday.
Thanks, might give it a shot at the weekend and try catch up with bittern.
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Old Friday 10th February 2012, 17:26   #17239
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Thanks, might give it a shot at the weekend and try catch up with bittern.
I'm told ringtone reservoir nr hudds is good for whoopers but can't confirm if any there now.
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Old Friday 10th February 2012, 19:37   #17240
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Anyone know of any whooper's or bewick swans hanging around in yorkshire or nearby at the moment?
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check out the Hatfield birding blog Rob - 36 seen today.

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Old Friday 10th February 2012, 20:41   #17241
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There was a pair of Whoopers at Pugneys/Calder on wednesday.
There was a single bird on Gouthwaite reservoir above Pateley Bridge yesterday morning.
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Old Friday 10th February 2012, 22:05   #17242
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Still loads of Thrushes in the garden today.

On a seperate note check out the budget gull masterclasses coming to a seafront near you soon...
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A series of pictures illustrating yesterday's rarely seen Bullfinch courtship dance has now been added to the blog: http://www.eybirdwatching.blogspot.c...hip-dance.html

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Old Saturday 11th February 2012, 16:05   #17245
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Decorating taking priority over getting out and about, still hoping to catch up with some swans tomorrow, thanks all who have posted info.

I did see the ring billed gull at mirfield today. I think it was my 6th attempt!
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Old Saturday 11th February 2012, 16:25   #17246
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Hornsea Mere

Had a nice (but very cold) morning at Hornsea mere today.
The Iceland gull showed very well around noon after being quite distant sat on ice for most of the morning.
Also flock of bean geese over.
I had gone before the probable ring billed gull was reported.
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Old Saturday 11th February 2012, 20:50   #17247
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Still loads of Thrushes in the garden today.

On a seperate note check out the budget gull masterclasses coming to a seafront near you soon...
Snap! never seen so many thrushes in the garden also had 4 reed bunts on the seed feeders today.And a lone little owl on the hedge at the entrance to the north duff carrs car park.
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Old Saturday 11th February 2012, 20:55   #17248
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My missus took great delight in informing me mid morning of the large numbers of redwing in the oak tree in our garden. As I was at work at the time I was less than amused.
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Old Saturday 11th February 2012, 21:18   #17249
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Hope they return for you keith! I had field fare in our car park this morning which is a first and very obliging for photos! Also had a barn owl last night very close to home.
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Owltastic day!!!

First a Little Owl down to 6 ft at Redhouse(with gammy eye,but healthy),then the resident Barn Owls, followed by superb display SEOs at Poppleton.Plenty goosander at Redhouse with 1 snipe flushed,tree sparrow,bullfinch etc .
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