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Old Saturday 8th September 2018, 21:29   #21226
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Anyone know if the spooners are still at Fairburn?
Yep. At least 6 knocking around Lin Dike most days.
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Old Saturday 8th September 2018, 22:25   #21227
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Old Sunday 9th September 2018, 17:02   #21228
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Anyone know if the spooners are still at Fairburn?
I think there were 7 reported there yesterday (08/09/18)
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Old Thursday 11th October 2018, 22:18   #21229
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Has anyone visited Bempton cliffs near flamborough/bridlington, quite a well known spot so I am sure some will have..?
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Old Friday 12th October 2018, 06:53   #21230
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Has anyone visited Bempton cliffs near flamborough/bridlington, quite a well known spot so I am sure some will have..?
Sure most posters here will have visited Bempton - you're right it is a very well known spot. Most visitors go to see puffins and gannets both spectacular birds in their own ways. However right now Bempton is a great spot for migration. Rather than heading to the cliffs straight away look around the whole top area near the feeders top car park etc. yesterday (11/10) there were Yellow-Browed Warblers, Ring Ouzels. large numbers of Song Thrush to name but a few. Flamborough head is then just a short car drive away and not to be missed.
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Old Thursday 18th October 2018, 00:52   #21231
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Went to Bempton last week,plenty of Gannets,including unfledged juveniles,Peregrine and my first Brambling of the year on the feeders.Found a Yellow Brow inland later in the week(no i won't say where),but Bempton is no good if you haven't got a head for heights.
Tip-if you park at any of Scarborough's long term car parks,including Filey,the ticket is valid for all of them.
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Old Friday 26th October 2018, 19:26   #21232
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Sure most posters here will have visited Bempton - you're right it is a very well known spot. Most visitors go to see puffins and gannets both spectacular birds in their own ways. However right now Bempton is a great spot for migration. Rather than heading to the cliffs straight away look around the whole top area near the feeders top car park etc. yesterday (11/10) there were Yellow-Browed Warblers, Ring Ouzels. large numbers of Song Thrush to name but a few. Flamborough head is then just a short car drive away and not to be missed.
Thanks for the advice I will check out Flamborough, I have only been there to play golf but will have to pay it a visit now.
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Old Friday 26th October 2018, 19:26   #21233
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Went to Bempton last week,plenty of Gannets,including unfledged juveniles,Peregrine and my first Brambling of the year on the feeders.Found a Yellow Brow inland later in the week(no i won't say where),but Bempton is no good if you haven't got a head for heights.
Tip-if you park at any of Scarborough's long term car parks,including Filey,the ticket is valid for all of them.
Sounds good, thank you for the parking heads up!
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Old Monday 28th January 2019, 15:20   #21234
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3 Waxwings this afternoon close by Headingley Rail station.

Also flock (30+) of Fieldfare on Model Allotments, usually only get odd one or two.
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 09:15   #21235
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[quote=HydeParkDave;3812036]3 Waxwings this afternoon close by Headingley Rail station.

Saw 40+ waxwings Brighouse Sunday morning near Lane Head hotel and berry trees opposite. Also huge flock of redwings feeding in same trees.
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Old Monday 11th February 2019, 20:10   #21236
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On Saturday, as i was driving up from Leeds centre towards Roundhay, i noticed a Red Kite circling around in tight circles not all that high up, maybe 100 - 150 feet. Wow cool, i thought, presumably from the reintroduction scheme (at Harewood i think?). It was just beyond the Tesco Sheepscar Esso Express petrol station and looked like it was checking summat out. Then ont way back into the centre next day, it was swooping down low just after i'd passed the same spot, being hassled by a crow. This is my most urban Red Kite, though i have seen them flying over Llandovery, which is not particularly big. Have people seen them regularly over inner areas of Leeds?
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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 08:42   #21237
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Hi jogresh,
There are several kites that hang around the area of the A64/Ring Road roundabout. My personal highest count has been 6 birds in the air at once. There is someone in that area who feeds them as they gave been on local news.
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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 12:03   #21238
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Thanks for the reply Keith. Would be great to have kites coming to your garden. I've had a look at where that roundabout is online.
The one i had on the 2 days, i'd describe as inner city. It's where there are Afro-Caribbean businesses and a lot of terraced houses, not where i'd expect to see a red kite scavenging at all. Though of course, in olden days they scavenged the streets of London apparently.
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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 19:12   #21239
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They're almost like pigeons these days I've had 6 chasing and calling over the house before but I never tire of seeing them even though it's nearly every day.
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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 19:40   #21240
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I know where you mean and it is prime territory for them as there are loads of fast food outlets so they get plenty to scavage from the discarded or dropped food. They have been seen in the city centre scavaging in the last few years.

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Thanks for the reply Keith. Would be great to have kites coming to your garden. I've had a look at where that roundabout is online.
The one i had on the 2 days, i'd describe as inner city. It's where there are Afro-Caribbean businesses and a lot of terraced houses, not where i'd expect to see a red kite scavenging at all. Though of course, in olden days they scavenged the streets of London apparently.
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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 20:58   #21241
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Wow superb that is seriously flippin cool! I had no idea they had become that urban anywhere in the UK. Beats feral pigeons! I wonder tho if it is due to the fact they are from release programs. Perhaps not, and still a great sight in an inner city. :-)
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Old Wednesday 13th February 2019, 21:06   #21242
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The birds are descended from the relaease programs - but there are now a great many truly wild born birds in the county. A lot of the release program birds still hang around the Harewood Estate on the outskirts of Leeds. You can easily get double figures in the air in that area, not as many as when the program was running though, I can remember seeing almost 30 birds in the air from Eccup Dam wall. One of the Harewood birds turned up on Tyneside and bred with one of their release program birds.
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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 05:46   #21243
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We have Kites flying over everyday, without fail, in Otley, about 7 miles from Harewood. They have spread out and now nest locally in and around the town. They are not shy when it comes to swooping into gardens these days if there is food available.
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Old Wednesday 27th February 2019, 11:12   #21244
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Dismayed at the amount of tree felling in Pontefract park for the new baths.
Sure they could of built this on the old Prince of Wales site.
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