Monthly Archives: October 2012

30th October 2012 – Great White Egret

With all the other good birds in the area recently I must admit I have rather overlooked our Great White Egret. It’s pretty much guaranteed at the moment in the vicinity of the saltmarsh pool at Campfield or from the … Continue reading

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29th October 2012 – Waxwings brighten up a dull day…

I fancied a ‘Greggs’ pasty for lunch – coincidently two Waxwings had been reported in the same area at Kingstown Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Carlisle!!… As we entered the industrial estate hawk-eyed Tracy picked them up as we drove past a … Continue reading

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28th October 2012 – Another AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER – Solway’s purple patch continues…

Blimey, what a 4 days, a Richardson’s Canada Goose, a Todd’s Canada Goose, and now 2 different American Golden Plovers in the space of 3 days. Today’s adult AGP was in exactly the same field as the less well marked bird I … Continue reading

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27th October 2012 – Now a TODD’S CANADA GOOSE on the Solway too…

I know it seems unbelievable, but the vagrant Canada Goose with Barnacles at Cardurnock today was NOT the same bird that was at nearby Whitrigg on Thursday. When I went to see the ‘Richardson’s’ that other birders had relocated this morning, alarm … Continue reading

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26th October 2012 – AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER relocates…

I went looking for the Richardson’s this morning but couldn’t find it, quite a few Barnies about though but most were out of view on the far side of the Wampool. There was a noisy flock of 30+ Twite here … Continue reading

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25th October 2012 – RICHARDSON’S CANADA GOOSE at Whitrigg – a county 1st….

I was just enjoying a bit of birding at Port Carlisle earlier, a Curlew Sand and Little Stint had been the highlights (I’ll just have to forget about the small, creeping about wader that was too far away to identify!), and then … Continue reading

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21st October 2012 – OLIVACEOUS WARBLER, Radde’s Warbler, and RB Fly….

When an Eastern Olivaceous Warbler was found last Sunday afternoon in Fife, I wasn’t expecting it to stay for the whole week whilst I was grafting at work – but bugger me it did – so today it was finally ‘twitch on’! With confirmation that … Continue reading

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