Monthly Archives: September 2010

21st September 2010 – After work Sharp-tailed…

Despite a 4am alarm, followed by a full shift at work, the lure of a new British bird – a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in nearby Cleveland, was just too tempting. So late in the afternoon I left Carlisle and headed east, I knew I’d be pushing … Continue reading

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19th September 2010 – Black Tern patch tick!

Whilst moping about the house this morning a skein of Pinkfeet flew over, my first ones of the autumn, but thankfully the rain finally cleared at lunchtime which allowed me to get out to Port Carlisle for the falling tide. The wintry … Continue reading

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15th September 2010 – Red-necked Phalarope at Rockcliffe

This beautiful juvenile Red-necked Phalarope was frequenting the muddy bank of the River Eden just north of Carr Beds early this evening and showing down to a few metres. Only my 2nd in Cumbria, and congratulations to Nick Franklin for finding it … Continue reading

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14th September 2010 – Wheatears and Med Gull

The showy Black-tailed Godwit was still near Dykesfield this morning. A lone Greenshank was on the scrape at Campfield Marsh and Wheatears were near Anthorn, with a couple showing quite well by the roadside.   At Workington an adult Mediterranean Gull was … Continue reading

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10th September 2010 – Black Tern still at Longtown, Ruff and Curlew Sand at Port

Black Tern can be tricky to see in Cumbria, I’ve only seen the species on three previous occasions in the county, so with the juvenile I spotted on the 8th still present yesterday I decided to take a look today on … Continue reading

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8th September 2010 – Black Tern from the bus!

As I drove past the Auction Mart pond at Longtown this morning I spotted what was almost certainly a Black Tern, and after my afternoon trip past the ponds I was convinced it was one. Just a shame my shift was … Continue reading

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5th September 2010 – Never seen anything on there before…

After seeing only five Curlew Sands this evening at Port I was driving home along the marsh road, and as I sped past the small marshy pool near Dykesfield I caught glimpse of a long-billed wader! Now I’ve driven past this pool … Continue reading

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