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BirdPics

Essex birder living in Ireland
Try: http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=106003287

Disturbingly, there are large groups of wind turbines off both Lincs and NNflk coasts.

On the other hand, Bridled and Caspian could both meet, say, somewhere near Titchwell, collide and become ex-Ternal . . . without any ferric machinations.

Nice website, thanks. As a relatively inexperienced birder I have yet to see many of the rarer or scarce species, not included Bridled Tern because thats a mega. Makes me want to see as many as I can, would love to find one.
 

Paul Eele

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Titchwell July 10th

Today’s highlights

Spotted redshank – 17 on fresh marsh
Spoonbill – 1 on fresh marsh
Little gull – 5 on fresh marsh
Ruff – 6 on fresh marsh
Little ringed plover – 4 on fresh marsh

Paul
 

Penny Clarke

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Today’s highlights

Spotted redshank – 17 on fresh marsh
Spoonbill – 1 on fresh marsh
Little gull – 5 on fresh marsh
Ruff – 6 on fresh marsh
Little ringed plover – 4 on fresh marsh

Paul
Hopefully your daily list could have have something mega on tomorrow;)
 

BirdPics

Essex birder living in Ireland
Plenty of Common Terns and a scattering of Little Terns hunting along Wells beach today, no Bridled though. Goldcrest in the woods behind the beach and a Red Kite and Kestrel by the harbour
 

firstreesjohn

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The Bermuda Triangle that is the NNorfolk coast- for rare terns

Even given NW winds, a Caspo shouldn’t take 24 hours to cover the distance north (some 20 plus miles) from Hopton to Walcott.

Where has it been ? Is there nowhere between those two locations for it to have put down ? Shirley, someone must have looked- and they’re quite big, really !

As for the other, please see below:
 

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jimbob

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Apparently hoopoe being reported seen somewhere in Norfolk (source: RBA)

At Stow Bardolph Monday and Tuesday. Perhaps picked up by a non birder, or maybe on private land. Just speculation guys, like Manuel I know nothing. Would have gone for that!

Cheers,
Jim.
 

Penny Clarke

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Adult Med. Gull (larger than normal) picked up by Mark Bradbury at Titchwell RSPB this evening. Shockingly cold there!

Full update on blog.

Penny:girl:
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
A Common Swift without a tail caused a few palputations this morning, whilst feeding over Pat's Pool, Cley.
 

Bilvo

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Even given NW winds, a Caspo shouldn’t take 24 hours to cover the distance north (some 20 plus miles) from Hopton to Walcott.

Where has it been ? Is there nowhere between those two locations for it to have put down ? Shirley, someone must have looked- and they’re quite big, really !

As for the other, please see below:

John,

It doesn't necessarily have to 'put down' somewhere where we can find it easily, Scroby Sands for example. Or did it make a few trips up and down the Yare Valley before returning to the coast and heading North towards Walcott :-O

Keith
 

firstreesjohn

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It doesn't necessarily have to 'put down' somewhere where we can find it easily, Scroby Sands for example. Or did it make a few trips up and down the Yare Valley before returning to the coast and heading North towards Walcott Keith

Yare, Yare, Keith !

If you thought it might've been on Scroby, why didn't you take a little boat trip ? They're all the rage, at the mo. You never know what might be out there, stunned (or worse) by one of those turbines.
 

Paul Eele

Well-known member
Titchwell July 12th

Today’s highlights

Spoonbill – 10 (4 juvs) on fresh marsh until 16:00 when 8 flew east
Spotted redshank – 17 on fresh marsh
Knot – 800 on beach
Ruff – 7 on fresh marsh
Green sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Little gull – 4 on fresh marsh
Velvet scoter – 1 reported offshore

Paul
 

David Norgate

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Patch Success:
After a long (and belated) wait the local Avocets finally hatched a week or so back. Two chicks were noted, having presumably swum from the island the nest was on. They have been seen regularly since, so it came as a big surprise when a third chick was noted a couple of days ago - were on earth had it been hiding?!?

Also, at least (!) nine Little Ringed Plover chicks have hatched from three or four pairs (the doubt comes from the time between young at one site - do Little Ringed Plovers have two broods?), four of which have now taken flight.

Along with breeding Oystercatcher and Lapwing, it has all brought some pleasing sights at this 'quiet' time!

Green Sandpiper numbers have now crept up to 11, although numbers are rather irregular. A Redshank has joined them this evening.

Other sightings have included my first Hobby on the patch (although there had been two previous sightings and a pair of Turtle Dove, again, where had they been hiding?
 

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