Monthly Archives: November 2011

27th November 2011 – Bean Goose Bonanza!

When local birder Craig Shaw found an unbelievably large flock of Bean Geese near Silloth on the 25th I was hoping they would stay around until my day off today. I can’t recollect ever hearing of such a large group … Continue reading

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20th November 2011 – Flame-bellied Black Redstart…

Despite not getting in from work until well after midnight last night I was keen to see the Eastern Black Restart (form phoenicuroides) which has been on Holy Island in Northumberland since the 16th. Apart from being extremely rare, it … Continue reading

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13th November 2011 – Big Legs is back…

An early morning phone call from my ‘extreme twitcher’ matey Matt Mulvey telling me that he was watching the Greater Yellowlegs had me quickly out of bed and in the car again. Would today be successful after its erratic appearances yesterday? You betcha!! Less … Continue reading

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12th November 2011 – Shrike ‘n’ Owls

When a Greater Yellowlegs was reported from East Chevington this morning we decided to head east just in case, however the bird refused to play ball so we went to Prestwick Carr instead – and this proved to be a wise decision. A … Continue reading

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2nd November 2011 – Great White Egret on the Solway…nice!

Perhaps long overdue – a smart Great White Egret has turned up at Campfield Marsh favouring the area around the roadside scrape. A quick look this morning before my back shift was rewarded with some superb scope views. Bizarrely you … Continue reading

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