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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 16:13   #51
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After it made the newspapers and birders talked about it - a friend and I went to Sandbach Flashes for a Purple Gallinule - it had gone by a week or two - and turned out to be an escape.
That was c 1973?
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 18:24   #52
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First visit to Cley - had difficulty identifying a Ruff 20 feet away. Then someone kindly mentioned the Little Whimbrel behind me in a field
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 18:32   #53
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Shotwick '73. Sharp-tailed and Buff-breasted Sandpipers sharing the same puddle in a field...
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 19:07   #54
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After it made the newspapers and birders talked about it - a friend and I went to Sandbach Flashes for a Purple Gallinule - it had gone by a week or two - and turned out to be an escape.
That was c 1973?
Think I've seen three, none of which were the one that got accepted, grrrrrrrrr.
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Shotwick '73. Sharp-tailed and Buff-breasted Sandpipers sharing the same puddle in a field...
When I started birding in that area ten years later that was still being talked about - "Sibe and a yank in the same tank" as the saying goes!
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Old Monday 15th October 2018, 12:11   #56
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First UK twitch - 1982 Baird's Sandpiper Salthouse. Caught the bus from Kings Lynn.
First UK twitch dip - 1983 Greenish Warbler Waxham. Cadged a lift from Nancy's with a birder couple. Hitched back to King's Lynn 6 hours later, tickless. Caught up with one a year later at Hunstanton GC.

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