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Old Sunday 7th October 2018, 22:01   #26
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I think Andy's question was clearly stated and any normal person reading it would understand perfectly. So he made a mistake regarding where the geese winter, so what? You pretend to not understand to pop some typical smart comment, how predictable.
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Old Sunday 7th October 2018, 23:12   #27
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Hips and haws seem abundant locally here in Hampshire, and two weeks ago my wife and I found some huge sloes! We picked a few for the annul sloe gin making!
Hoping to do the same tomorrow


(Pick sloes, that is, for Sloe Gin, although will be the first time for us)
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No, not at all. How about you explain it, then? None - or virtually none - of the geese wintering in Britain (and particularly not those wintering in Scotland) come over St Petersburg, so there cannot be a divergence point there relevant to Britain. So what is the question, then?
Well you could have answered the question I asked then, three or four posts ago!
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Hoping to do the same tomorrow


(Pick sloes, that is, for Sloe Gin, although will be the first time for us)
There is an almost complete absence of Rowan berries this year here so could be a big Waxwing year for the UK and who who knows, maybe a Pine Grosser, that should have featured in the 'never again' thread?
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Our first Redwings today in our Sheffield garden.

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Fieldfares still here but in greatly reduced numbers, just a couple (or the same) flock of 6-7 seen.

For some reason, I rarely see Redwings?

The lack of Rowan berries almost certainly means that no Thrushes will overwinter this year. If there are abundant berries, we do have some Fieldfares and Blackbirds that stay.
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Ha, a lot of migration here, but still in butterfly season too - unprecedented for mid-October, temperature 19 C today and glorious sun. Been fabulous weather near non stop for 6 months - top year for butterflies, managed 108 species in Lithuania this year. 12 species flying this week, never had this in October before.
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I've noticed huge numbers of Redwing migrating overhead the last week or so in Uppsala. Saw my first Waxwings of the year too today. Earliest record for me in 7 autumns in Uppsala. Not many berries around here - the summer draught was worse here than in the UK. Although the apples have been amazing and there are good amounts of rosehips, so I expect some stuff will hang around for a few months.
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Stacks of Fieldfares and Redwings coming in off the North Sea in Aberdeen this morning. Almost a constant stream of birds.
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More Greater White-fronted over yesterday, c1000 in half and hour, always late afternoon.
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Stacks of Fieldfares and Redwings coming in off the North Sea in Aberdeen this morning. Almost a constant stream of birds.
Ditto in Northumbs


Also a few Brambling and Crossbills
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Obviously few left here, just a couple of Fieldfares yesterday, I've heard Redwing flying over in the dark but we rarery, actually see them here for some reason?
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