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zing

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not seen any yet keith but with the bonkers forecast for tomorrow anything is possible.

big flocks of wigeon around plus marsh harrier and a few teal a very very pale buzzard hanging around as well.
 

joespy

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Flamborough

Pleasant day at Flamborough area yesterday... at the Sth Landing 5 Redshank in with a dozen or so Turnstones feeding in the seaweed.. with some Meadow Pipit picking out whatever from the same....
.................. then to finish off, from the Lighthouse CP, cracking views for about half an hour of a very pale Barn Owl quartering the rough pasture. The Missus was pleased, she saw it first.. and then a doe Roe came out to feed.
An altogether gorgeous Autumn day at the seaside........
Joe
 

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zing

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Ldv

Good numbers of Fieldfare, 30+whoopers loads of dragonflys (think its a red veined darter?) 500+ crows 250+woodpigeon Starlings building up in big numbers.Also had nice Peregrine, Skylark and my first Redwings of the winter.


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James Spencer
United Kingdom
Good numbers of Fieldfare, 30+whoopers loads of dragonflys (think its a red veined darter?) 500+ crows 250+woodpigeon Starlings building up in big numbers.Also had nice Peregrine, Skylark and my first Redwings of the winter.


More on me blog! http://zingsldv.blogspot.co.uk/

Unlikely to be Red-veined Darter - they are pretty scarce in Yorks. Common Darter most likely at this time although Ruddy Darter also a possibility. They all look pretty similar.
 

Boy Wonder

Warden - RSPB Lincolnshire Wash Reserves
Saw some pics of the Blacktoft WRS and it's the same bird seen at Gib on the 14th of October (probably the same seen briefly on the Lincs coast on the 10th as well) that then turned up at Frampton on the 1st of November, Gib on the 2nd then back to Frampton on the 4th. Incredible it's been around for a month and only seen on 5(6) days. What are the chances this would have gone down as a separate bird and where has it been inbetween sightings?
 

philflam

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Serin

Any more gen on the Serin anyone - seen once; showing on and off; etc.

Thanks
With a flock of Goldfinch and seen several times[photographed] when they fly into the hedge, but can be out of site for long periods while feeding. The field is a wild bird crop so please try not to trample it down.

Phil
 

northernloon

swimming in a virtual sea
Good numbers of Fieldfare, 30+whoopers loads of dragonflys (think its a red veined darter?) 500+ crows 250+woodpigeon Starlings building up in big numbers.Also had nice Peregrine, Skylark and my first Redwings of the winter.


More on me blog! http://zingsldv.blogspot.co.uk/

As James suggested it's a Common Darter.

Of the 3 red darters, Red-veined has brown eyes that are blue below, Ruddy has a 'waisted' thorax (i.e. pinched in) and a club-shaped tip and fwiw Common Darters have a later flight period
 

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