Monthly Archives: October 2010

20th October 2010 – A nasty surprise amongst the Rockcliffe Barnies…

Intrigued by yesterdays horribly distant views of a goose resembling the reported blue-morph Snow Goose, I was keen to try and get better views. I was also aware that a hybrid goose had been at nearby Caerlaverock until recently that had first … Continue reading

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19th October 2010 – Wild Goose chase – or perhaps Plastic Goose chase?

A nice surprise awaited me upon my return from the delights of Asda – 3 Brambling sat in the top of a tree in the garden calling away – garden tick, get in! I then decided that I  really should go … Continue reading

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16th October 2010 – County tick – Yellow-browed Warbler!!

We left Craster behind and arrived back in Cumbria at 1145am. We were sat in McD’s in Carlisle when my phone alerted me to a Yellow-browed Warbler ten minutes from home! This is a tricky one to get in Cumbria, they are … Continue reading

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15th October 2010 – Stag Rocks again

Another look off Stag Rocks this morning at Bamburgh was rewarded with a single Long-tailed Duck amongst the Common Scoters and Eider. The top of the tide meant that the Purple Sands were nice and close, and thankfully they were … Continue reading

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14th October 2010 – The Pipit that got away

My early morning walk at Craster had undergone a slight change since yesterday after I noticed that the coastal sheep fields and gorse also had potential for newly arrived migrants, so with some reluctance (my walks were already taking long … Continue reading

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13th October 2010 – Another Yellow-browed, but this one showed really well!

A quieter day birdwise. Ventured to the ‘tin church’ again, and as soon as I got out of the car I could hear a Yellow-browed Warbler calling. Surely I’d be able to see it, the call was continuous, but I couldn’t see … Continue reading

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12th October 2010 – Yellow-browed Warbler at Craster

My early morning walk at Craster was productive again with loads of crests and Robins still about, the regular buzzing Willow Tits, and the Lesser Whitethroat was also still present. The hedgerow bordering the Heughs was full of Yellowhammers, Tree … Continue reading

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