Monthly Archives: June 2011

16th June 2011 – Rare duck fest including AMERICAN WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

I’m beginning to get worried, I’ve come over all ‘twitchy’ again, maybe I should get it checked. Just ten days after ticking White-throated Robin I felt compelled to go to the northeast coast of Scotland for an American White-winged Scoter. … Continue reading

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6th June 2011 – WHITE-THROATED ROBIN!

Half way through my fortnights holiday, and plans to go to the south of the county for some birding today were hastily re-arranged when news of a WHITE-THROATED ROBIN (!) at Hartlepool Headland came through. Incredible. It took a minute or two … Continue reading

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5th June 2011 – Wood Sand at Thacka

What a difference 48hrs can make, from the 25 degrees we had on Friday, today north Cumbria was shivering in the rain at a whopping 10 degrees. A Wood Sandpiper was reported this morning at Thacka Beck NR on the outskirts … Continue reading

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3rd June 2011 – Marsh Fritillaries

With superb weather conditions today, a family walk  seemed like a good idea. Just a 10 minute drive from my home lies Finglandrigg Wood NR, home to a recent reintroduction of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Perfect. And whilst we were enjoying … Continue reading

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2nd June 2011 – and another Little Stint

I nipped out for an hour or so late this afternoon, visiting Bowness and Port. A Little Stint was just about the first bird I clapped eyes on, showing closely off the Railings car park, and very nice it was too…

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1st June 2011 – Another Curlew Sand

My first stop this afternoon was Bowness Railings. I arrived at about 3pm and began scanning through the birds, soon spotting the pale Ringed Plover that has been around for a few weeks now.  https://solwaysandpiper.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/21st-may-2011-nestbox-update/  Sanderling were everywhere, as were Ringed Plover … Continue reading

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