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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 12:05   #26
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Cleveland bird was 13 October - 5 November 1996.

I reckon I was definitley in my crazy period. Infact the picture I once posted of myself outside Twatt Post Office on Orkney was a few weeks before that and the last twitch I went on for quite a while.

Ahhh Great days!
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Is that picture still available on BF? I don't think I'll use the search facility!

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 12:06   #27
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wow! that long ago......must be quite a bird for the 'new' twitchers then!

cheers Tom - I was miles off - my life was always a bit hazy pre-2000!!! Kinda finished twitching with the Winspit Bluetail and saw some in Thailand 96 which must have been why i didn't go. Otherwise........

Why am I laughing at Twatt Post Office? - god I'm so childish
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 12:07   #28
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That was it Tom Seal sands Oct.1996

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 12:09   #29
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Stop press:

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http://www.fyldebirdclub.org/sightings.htm

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 12:15   #30
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Cheers Stephen.

Definitely a Turnstone x Dunlin hybrid...

...unless I see it tomorrow!

Twatt post office is in this...

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....ight=nicknames

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 12:44   #31
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http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...&multimap.y=86

Where on this map do you go?
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 12:50   #32
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Follow the little yellow road near the middle towards the area marked 'club', which is Skippool yacht club.

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 13:07   #33
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Follow the little yellow road near the middle towards the area marked 'club', which is Skippool yacht club.

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 14:06   #34
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Having seen the photo on the link I wonder if Great Knot could get overlooked as Ruff - or is it just a trick of the camera?
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 14:15   #35
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Having seen the photo on the link I wonder if Great Knot could get overlooked as Ruff - or is it just a trick of the camera?
Yeah, probably could, particularly for someone without any knowledge of Great Knot. In western North America, they could also pass as a rather long-billed Surfbird - very similar plumage pattern in summer plumage

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 14:16   #36
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I don't know about a Ruff, but those colours have got me craving some Macaroons! Look at the similarity between this:

http://www.mcaroons.shoppingcartsplu...ge/1229026.htm

...and the scapulars/coverts on the Great Knot. I reckon they could easily be overlooked as macaroons.

Tide must be receeding ... it's not looking good...

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Early,this morning, at Burton Joyce stretch of the river Trent, Nottingham, spotted a Black Swan among a small group of Mute swans, is this more common than I imagine,else is it somethinga bit more special
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 15:05   #38
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mistake a Great Knot for a ruff?.....maybe at a push but not by a reasonably competent birder i wouldn't have thought, certainly knot(!) if you've had the fortune to see one before or are familiar with them.....
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 16:40   #39
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Early,this morning, at Burton Joyce stretch of the river Trent, Nottingham, spotted a Black Swan among a small group of Mute swans, is this more common than I imagine,else is it somethinga bit more special

Is it me or does this have absolutely no relevance to this thread?

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By the way I nearly went for the Great Knot but was saved by my wifes disapproving looks.
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 16:52   #40
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Is it me or does this have absolutely no relevance to this thread?

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Of course it does....the 1st time I saw a Black Swan,
I said to myself...

"Oh great....not another to add to my list."

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Has it not been seen recently?
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Having seen the photo on the link I wonder if Great Knot could get overlooked as Ruff - or is it just a trick of the camera?
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It isn't the best photo in the world, believe me it looked nothing like a Ruff.

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Rob,

There are now five pics on the site - see what you think now.

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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 18:34   #43
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Glad you saw it Stephen.
Thanks for updates.

Going, going Gone.......??

Think i'll have a look down if it gets re-located this evening.
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 18:38   #44
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having seen the pix now, i can see why they could be passed over for a Ruff. I've only seen Great Knot in winter/spring plumages and they usually have a much more 'settled' appearance typical of Red Knots - plump and horizontal rather than this rangy looking, alert individual. Good example of a photo not really capturing the true nature/character of a bird

quite suprising - u learn something every day
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 18:48   #45
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I love your superior attitude of 'been there done that' do you have to practise much, or does it just come naturally ?

I realy thought I came across as a know it all ........but.

Stephen, let us learner twitchers know whats going on as regards any developments.
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I'm going to find it out of the bedroom window tomorrow morning... Wyre estuary...40 Knot... Dee 40,000.....
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 19:08   #47
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Hi Tom et al,
If it doesn't turn up again,you have my sympathies: the same happened to us all over here last Sunday,with only the finder seeing the Swords bird before it flew off....
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Old Saturday 31st July 2004, 19:17   #48
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Hi Stevie

thanks for the insult mate - nice one

An attitude like mine only comes after years of hard work, reading, travelling, listening and studying . It ain't easy you know.

guilty as charged - been here and there, done a bit of this and that and it has all been great - off to Sri Lanka Monday - sorry for enjoying my life and liking things 'foreign'

wonder why lots of experienced birders don't come on here.....

some charming folks on here......
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having seen the pix now, i can see why they could be passed over for a Ruff. I've only seen Great Knot in winter/spring plumages and they usually have a much more 'settled' appearance typical of Red Knots - plump and horizontal rather than this rangy looking, alert individual. Good example of a photo not really capturing the true nature/character of a bird

quite suprising - u learn something every day
Whilst I was there it generally looked plump and horizontal rather than alert.

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I'm going to find it out of the bedroom window tomorrow morning... Wyre estuary...40 Knot... Dee 40,000.....
That's probably why it was found with Redshank...
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