Monthly Archives: July 2011

30th July 2011 – Patch tick…

After a long crap week at work it was great to be out on the patch early this morning, and it wasn’t long before I got a very nice surprise – a female Crossbill. A very unexpected patch and year tick. … Continue reading

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19th July 2011 – Wader numbers rising

Over the last 10 days or so regular visits to my patch has seen a notable and sudden increase in wader numbers, with Dunlin and Redshank now into the thousands. Today I noted my first returning Red Knot, five smart summer-plumaged birds … Continue reading

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6th July 2011 – Bonelli’s in the bag

Hearing a singing Western Bonelli’s Warbler in this country is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity, so when one was found on territory in Derbyshire last Sunday I was keen to give it a go. I knew that it … Continue reading

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1st July 2011 – Garden birding

Nowt much to report really, Port and Bowness dead on the few occasions I’ve checked. But I’m actually quite pleased there’s nothing about as I’m ‘scopeless’, my 20-60x zoom eyepiece is on its way back to Leica in Germany for … Continue reading

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