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Black-eared Wheatear in Cumbria - Breaking news from RBA (2.31pm 1 Jun)

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Old Thursday 1st June 2017, 14:38   #1
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RBA Icon Black-eared Wheatear in Cumbria - Breaking news from RBA (2.31pm 1 Jun)

Breaking news from Rare Bird Alert: Black-eared Wheatear in Cumbria.

BBRC and IRBC stats from RBA's Previous Records Online:

There are 59 accepted records of Black-eared Wheatear in Britain and 5 in Ireland.
There have been no published records for Cumbria yet

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Hope this proves to be a good sighting and it sticks. Still need this as there haven't been too many two or more day mainland birds for some time.
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I started fixating about White-crowned Black Wheatear last night when flicking through Vinnicombe & Cottridge after a text from a friend on Saturday predicting something this week. I caught the pager message out of the corner of my eye and briefly panicked........

Cumbria - Black-eared Wheatear reported y'day 2.5mls NNE of Silecroft at Black Combe just below summit. Park NW of A595 at Kirkbank + follow north for 2mls SD135854 LA18 SLS

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May yet prove to be one....Black Combe will sort the Wheat(ear) from the chaff at a 600m climb to the summit.
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Did anyone go to look? - I mean there must be some keen Cumbrian county lister hiking up on this news surely?

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Did anyone go to look? - I mean there must be some keen Cumbrian county lister hiking up on this news surely?

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Think there may be an answer in an hour or two. See the message, travel to a remote location where there may not be a mobile signal, climb the hill, find/see the bird, back down again, travel home. A good few hours in that lot.
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..., travel to a remote location where there may not be a mobile signal, climb the hill, find/see the bird, ....
Mountain tops are usually good for mobile signals - it's the valleys which are hidden from the transmitters where the problems are.
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Rather gutted as I stayed in Silecroft last year for my hols so its a year late , great area to visit for those who make the journey.

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