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Old Saturday 15th September 2018, 18:02   #251
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Are you checking RBA Andy?

Yes. A pair of them present for the last couple of days.
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Old Saturday 15th September 2018, 18:03   #252
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Well, it's almost dunlin sized but slightly smaller / very pale underpants / slightly shorter and straighter bill. Cannot confirm whether or not it has a hind toe. Wing bar not prevalent though.
Juvenile sanderling?
Very decent guess Pat but Andy nailed it. Was watching a pair at the Gann in Pembrokeshire this morning.

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Old Saturday 15th September 2018, 18:10   #253
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Are you checking RBA Andy?

Yes. A pair of them present for the last couple of days.
I did think that when I looked at the picture. Although I did check Birdguides afterwards to see if there were any in that area .
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Old Saturday 15th September 2018, 18:12   #254
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I did think that when I looked at the picture. Although I did check Birdguides afterwards to see if there were any in that area .
In that case... outstanding
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Great fun though. Well done Andrew, clinched it though by seeing what rares were in the area.

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I'll post a common one next time Pat
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Old Friday 9th November 2018, 17:22   #257
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Here's a puzzle but only for people of a certain age:

I'm a passerine and my call is London W4. What am I?

Answer will be available when we get back home from Islay early next week.

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Old Friday 9th November 2018, 17:46   #258
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Here's a puzzle but only for people of a certain age:

I'm a passerine and my call is London W4. What am I?

Answer will be available when we get back home from Islay early next week.

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London W4: postcode for Chiswick... in turn, "chis-wick" is a mnemonic for the flight call of Pied Wag, aka the "Chiswick flyover" :) Internet is your friend.
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Old Friday 9th November 2018, 17:46   #259
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Here's a puzzle but only for people of a certain age:

I'm a passerine and my call is London W4. What am I?

Answer will be available when we get back home from Islay early next week.

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Pied Wagtail? The "Chiswick Flyover"

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Pied Wagtail it is, well done!

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Old Tuesday 8th January 2019, 21:13   #261
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A nice easy one to start off the new year. Taken in the UK last week.
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Old Tuesday 8th January 2019, 23:13   #262
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Waxwing? Maybe? :)
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Spot on Rafael. And boy did I feel uncomfortable taking a photo of them behind the police station
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Spot on Rafael. And boy did I feel uncomfortable taking a photo of them behind the police station
I miss seeing those guys (one of my favorite species!), but I think I'd pass seeing them next to a police station
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Here they are zoomed in.
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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 16:50   #266
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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 16:53   #267
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Only the second time I've seen them Rafael. They don't come this far West very often.

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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 19:18   #268
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Only the second time I've seen them Rafael. They don't come this far West very often.

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Yeah, I'm aware of how scarce they are further west. I lived in Cornwall for a few years and felt particularly lucky to be there by the end of 2012, when small flocks eventually trickled down to Falmouth :) On the other hand, we still have only one record in Portugal, from the 1960's, unfortunately not fully documented...
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Yeah, I'm aware of how scarce they are further west. I lived in Cornwall for a few years and felt particularly lucky to be there by the end of 2012, when small flocks eventually trickled down to Falmouth :) On the other hand, we still have only one record in Portugal, from the 1960's, unfortunately not fully documented...
Lol. As I was writing that I started feeling like I shouldn't complain
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Taken in South Wales today.
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16 minutes! Thought that one was tougher. Well done Rob. It's the Siberian Chiff that's been at Parc Slip for a couple of weeks.
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And great start to your year list btw. Some great birds already.
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And great start to your year list btw. Some great birds already.
Thanks, yours isn't looking too shabby either!
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