Monthly Archives: September 2012

29th September 2012 – Late Common Sand is a surprise…

Out on the patch again today, but nowt much to report really. The light was perfect first thing for going through the waders, but I couldn’t find anything unusual… A look at Port revealed stacks of Redshank and Goldies, unusually … Continue reading

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28th September 2012 – Just the usual suspects

I had a few trips out today after high tide hoping to refind this mornings AGP but alas no further sign I’m afraid. Craig Shaw was up on the Solway today and also searched unsuccessfully, it would appear that the report of an AGP … Continue reading

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28th September 2012 – A new AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER on the patch!!

My intention today was to look for the Long-billed Dowitcher that was reported yesterday, but first I had to drop my car off at the garage. Tracy collected me from the garage in her car and then we went up … Continue reading

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27th September 2012 – Holy Moly Island!!

Well it was another early start today for a full days birding at one of my favourite destinations – Holy Island. Our target bird was an Arctic Warbler – which would be a new bird for me – but would it stay … Continue reading

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26th September 2012 – Finding our own stuff – Red-breasted Fly, Yellow-browed and Snow Bunting…

We left Col’s at 0545hrs and at 0705hrs we were getting out of the car at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea ready for some serious rarity hunting. Well that was the plan anyway! The sun was slowly rising over the North Sea as we made … Continue reading

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24th September 2012 – AGP in wet ‘n’ wild weather….

As it’s only 4 minutes from my door to the AGP I had a quick look this morning to see if was still about. A lad from Suffolk was there, he’d driven up yesterday and just missed it, so he’d slept in the … Continue reading

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23rd September 2012 – “It’s directly in line with the crapping sheep”

That was the best thing I heard today whilst watching the AGP!! It was hilarious, but I guess you had to be there! Trying to put newly arrived twitchers on a bird can sometimes be a problem, especially a bird like … Continue reading

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