Monthly Archives: May 2012

28th May 2012 – LRP

 

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24th May 2012 – Marsh Frits

At last, some scorchio weather on the Solway. So I was hoping there might be some Marsh Fritillaries on the wing at Finglandrigg Wood, and I wasn’t disappointed – there were loads of ’em! Cracking little butterflies I reckon…

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21st May 2012 – CREAM-COLOURED COURSER (revisited!)

Nope, I’ve not been to see the stunning looking bird in Herefordshire, but it’s appearance has given me a good excuse to take a trip down memory lane and look at some of my pics of the bird I saw … Continue reading

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18th May 2012 – Spotflys are back

A quick walk at Finglandrigg Wood this morning in the cold and gloom produced a couple of Spotted Flycatchers… A distant Cuckoo could be heard from the car park and then later on one was heard from home – perhaps … Continue reading

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16th May 2012 – Yellow Wags hang on

The Yellow Wagtail is in desperate trouble in Cumbria.  There is probably now only one site left in the county where this species can be reliably seen. As I watched them today and listened to their charismatic calls I couldn’t … Continue reading

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14th May 2012 – Another 20 Poms

The sou’westerlies continued through the night so early this morning hopes were high for a few more skuas going through over the high tide. Totals for my 5.50am – 9am watch were: 20 Poms (including a flock of 16), 9 Arctics, and 3 … Continue reading

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13th May 2012 – Some Skuas at last

Spring on the Solway has so far been largely dominated by northerlies or easterly winds, and as such this years much anticipated skua passage has got off to a slow start. Personally of course I also have to hope that ideal conditions fall on one of my … Continue reading

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