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Old Tuesday 16th October 2018, 20:37   #276
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Glad to see people supporting the idea these came off Michael. I was going to make that point myself.
Time for Scilly yet. Or beer tomorrow pal
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Old Tuesday 16th October 2018, 20:46   #277
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Yes - hoping to be proven wrong asap

Scillies, short answer - it's an island thing.
That was quick. And a cracker. If anyone ever wants any further predictions of the opposite of something that is unlikely to happen, I'll be more than happy to oblige ...

Commiserations to Jan.

What else could be out there indeed ... ?!?
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Old Tuesday 16th October 2018, 21:40   #278
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Somebody said american passerines are unlikely in Cornwall? Tell that to the Grey Catbird. I can't, it wouldn't hear me all the way from Luton ...
Bad luck, hope you enjoyed your trip despite this misfortune
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Somebody said american passerines are unlikely in Cornwall? Tell that to the Grey Catbird. I can't, it wouldn't hear me all the way from Luton ...
Twitching can be a cruel mistress!
Anyhow good to meet up.
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Twitching can be a cruel mistress!
Anyhow good to meet up.
Oh that's for sure, your intel was fantastic! I also have to express my respect to your dedication to continue seawatching in the dreadful sea drizzle that came to the shore, while we chickened out :)
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That system from the southern USA certainly has delivered the birds from up norf down to Scillies and in between off and on Western Ireland. Thrushes, Oriole, Tanager and Catbird but surprisingly not one warbler, yet!

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It might only be a Grey cheeked but me n Laurence ecstatic right now. Total co-find!

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It might only be a Grey cheeked but me n Laurence ecstatic right now. Total co-find!

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I don’t think there can ever be a ‘only a’ when you’ve found something that has travelled 3000 miles across an ocean.


Congratulations and hope you up the stakes and twiddle the colour button tomorrow.
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It might only be a Grey cheeked but me n Laurence ecstatic right now. Total co-find!

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Were you aware of that species as a possibility before seeing the bird? Because I can very easily imagine skipping this as Song Thrush and never looking back.
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Were you aware of that species as a possibility before seeing the bird? Because I can very easily imagine skipping this as Song Thrush and never looking back.
You wouldn't in the field, its half the size.

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I don’t think there can ever be a ‘only a’ when you’ve found something that has travelled 3000 miles across an ocean.


Congratulations and hope you up the stakes and twiddle the colour button tomorrow.
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I don’t think there can ever be a ‘only a’ when you’ve found something that has travelled 3000 miles across an ocean.

Oh aye. You know I have the utmost respect for these little beauties. Didn't spend overly long on the syntax after the fourth pint. I could have phrased it better but wanted to pre-empt the knockers. Winds in the due east today for the first time this autumn; got my Eastern Crowned Warbler head on this morning.


(Not spent much time on the syntax here either; I'm sure there's a quip or two in the above that someone can help themselves to...)
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So, what do our resident meteorologists reckon for this weekend and the coming week?
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