Monthly Archives: October 2011

30th October 2011 – Pallid Harrier in Ayrshire

Getting fed up with the patch at the moment, nowt happening at all, just the usual two Spotted Redshanks still lurking about but little else of interest. So I enjoyed a short trip out of the county this afternoon to … Continue reading

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25th October 2011 – Pec Sand in the Lyth Valley

I’ve not seen much this autumn so the Pec in the south of the county was becoming more and more appealing as each day passed. The bird has been commuting between two flooded fields in the Lyth Valley SW. of … Continue reading

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17th October 2011 – Reported too late again…

For me, part of the enjoyment of finding a rarity is staying with it and getting as many others to see it as possible. This adds to the satisfaction and pleasure of finding the bird in the first place – it’s great to see happy birders’ faces as … Continue reading

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8th October 2011 – Dowitcher in the gloom

I did the patch again this morning and failed to find anything out of the ordinary – I can’t understand why it has been so disappointing on the Solway this autumn, especially considering how many waders are out there and how many yank … Continue reading

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