Monthly Archives: April 2013

30th April 2013 – Garganey, Gropper & Wheatears aplenty

It was 3rd time lucky for me this evening when I finally caught up with the elusive pair of Garganey at North Plain… A gropper was reeling nearby and was glimpsed a few times, and once again there were plenty of Wheatears … Continue reading

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28th April 2013 – 3 more Poms…

A couple of hours at the shelter early afternoon saw 3 Poms go through on the rising tide, as well as 2 Arctic Skuas and 1 Bonxie. Here’s a crappy record shot of one of the Poms…  

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27th April 2013 – Wood Sand…

On the flash at North Plain tonight… And lots of White Wags too, but no Garganey.

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23rd April 2013 – Another couple of Poms…

From the shelter this morning I had a single pale Pom going in at 0935hrs, and then another one came in at 1025hrs. I love it when the Poms turn into the into the wind and hang there for a few moments allowing … Continue reading

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22nd April 2013 – More migrants…

Nice to get out birding this morning after a few days of tiring shifts. Several Wheatears were on the marsh early on – before the Hadrian’s Wall walkers flushed everything in sight. Yep – it’s that time of the year again. Grrr. … Continue reading

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18th April 2013 – My first Pomarine Skuas of the year…

When I got in from work last night at half past midnight I thought the winds were gonna take our roof off. And with the gales set to continue throughout most of today I was keen to get out this morning to see if … Continue reading

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16th April 2013 – More seawatching…

Despite the fact that it was sunny and still almost low tide, the strength of the winds alone made me think that I really should do a quick seawatch before I started work this afternoon. And I’m glad I did too. On the short … Continue reading

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