Monthly Archives: March 2011

29th March 2011 – Wheatears and Chiffchaffs

A couple of hours birding locally this morning revealed my first Wheatears and Chiffchaffs of the year, and a smart looking Black-tailed Godwit was on the scrape at Campfield Marsh. Advertisements

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25th March 2011 – Nest box neighbours?…

During the early winter I made 4 nest boxes and put them up in the garden – and clung on to the hope that just maybe some Tree Sparrows may be tempted to move in. Now call me a dude if you like, but the … Continue reading

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21st March 2011 – Yellow-legged Gull in Cumbria

A stunning adult Yellow-legged Gull was discovered by Tristan Reid at Whitehaven Marina on Saturday whilst I was away, so today I was very keen to catch up with this real rarity in Cumbria. I’d only ever seen one in the … Continue reading

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19th March 2011 – Dove delight

Well at long last I got a weekend off from work and decided to visit relatives in the midlands – which coincidentally is about 30 miles from Chipping Norton – the location for the long-staying Rufous Turtle Dove. Since it’s arrival some … Continue reading

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11th March 2011 – Hybrid goose revisited…

Another search through pinkfeet today revealed the odd looking goose that was seen with the Barnacle Geese earlier in the winter (see post dated 20th October 2010). It is perhaps a Ross’s x Barnacle hybrid and for some reason it … Continue reading

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9th March 2011 – Semipalmated Sandpiper accepted…

The BBRC have assessed my Semipalmated Sandpiper record from July/August last year and it has been accepted. Great news. As local birders are aware it was a tricky ID with the bird often very distant, taking 3 days before conclusive views were … Continue reading

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