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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 12:51   #26
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Thats another GT miss, just measured between railings, 30cm, so yes LEO.
Any hoo, yesterday we had Masked Shrike, Black Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat.
We're inshore now, 32.6N, 034.7E, were a Dive Support vessel, Deep Explorer.
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 12:56   #27
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Couple of fone pics
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 13:08   #28
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 15:36   #29
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Oh well a GT fail, measured between rails, 30cm.
Yesterday we had Masked Shrike, Lesser Whitethroat and Black Redstart.
Were inshore now 10 miles off Israli coast, were a Dive Support vessel, Deep Explorer.
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 16:34   #30
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That is quite a list mind you it is migration season and you are on a flyway but even so - look forward to updates

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Hi folks, so yesterday, saw a pigeon at range, then as sun was setting a finch of some sort. Found this outside on walkway this am.Sad. No sign of injury. Didnt feel underweight, its breast had 'meat' on it. Completely freaked out the bridge crew when i brought it in to photograph. Hence outside photos. So, can i add Cretzschmar's Bunting to my list despite its mortality?
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Hi folks, so yesterday, saw a pigeon at range, then as sun was setting a finch of some sort. Found this outside on walkway this am.Sad. No sign of injury. Didnt feel underweight, its breast had 'meat' on it. Completely freaked out the bridge crew when i brought it in to photograph. Hence outside photos. So, can i add Cretzschmar's Bunting to my list despite its mortality?
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Old Monday 2nd September 2019, 22:41   #33
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Hi folks, so yesterday, saw a pigeon at range, then as sun was setting a finch of some sort. Found this outside on walkway this am.Sad. No sign of injury. Didnt feel underweight, its breast had 'meat' on it. Completely freaked out the bridge crew when i brought it in to photograph. Hence outside photos. So, can i add Cretzschmar's Bunting to my list despite its mortality?
Think it's absolutely fine to add it to your 'ship species list' or 'location list' as scientifically the bird occurred there (and presumably in a live state at some point). With the aditional note that it was dead however.

Normally birders wouldn't add it to their personal life or year lists etc however though.

A nice record and interesting other reports too!

Bit sad the other crew were freaked out - how sheltered us humans are becoming!
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 13:32   #34
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Hi folks, Northern Wheatear this pm, along with possibly a Pallid Harrier in the ROV hanger, hence terrible pics.
Its ok, both doors are open, so fingers crossed.
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 14:01   #35
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 15:29   #36
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More this late afternoon, Rock Dove and Eastern Bonellis Warbler
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No dead birds for me, you might as well go to a museum - i will tick the Eskimo Curlew in St Mary’s on Scilly then

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A fantastic account Offman! I trust your boat is “white-lighted” up every night?”
Keep ‘em coming...would love to have seen that Nightjar.

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Good evening to you all, project completed, currently parked in a bar in Larneca , Cyprus flying home tomorrow.
Many Thanks to you all for help and advice.
All the very best until next time
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