Monthly Archives: May 2013

16th May 2013 – Completely Cuckoo…

That is probably the best way to describe the drake Long-tailed Duck currently residing on Wedholme Flow – it really is about the last species of bird you’d expect to see there in mid-May when there’s barely any water left in … Continue reading

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14th May 2013 – Wood Warbler on the Solway…

I managed to get to the shelter for just an hour mid-morning before work, so it wasn’t a surprise that I didn’t see any skuas in that short time, but I was totally surprised when a Wood Warbler gave 5 bursts of song from the … Continue reading

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13th May 2013 – Another good skua watch including more Long-tailed’s…

With conditions continuing to look good for skuas today the shelter at Bowness seemed like the best place to be – particularly as heavy showers were forecast. So by mid-morning a few of us had already gathered anticipating that maybe a few birds would … Continue reading

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11th May 2013 – Long-tailed Skuas and lots of Poms…

Conditions on the Solway were looking favourable for some good skua passage today, so mid-morning I joined other birders and made myself comfortable, well sort of comfortable, at the shelter in Bowness. When I arrived it was raining very heavily and continued to do … Continue reading

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10th May 2013 – Plenty of Poms…

The three Little Gulls were still at Drumburgh early morning, along with a few Sarnie Terns and 3 Common Terns (year tick!). I then did a bit of seawatching off Bowness, which turned out to be pretty good – my totals were … Continue reading

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9th May 2013 – Little Gulls at Drumburgh

Three birds this morning, a 1st winter, a 2nd summer, and an adult – and all different individuals to the two birds I had on the 1st of the month… 1st winter below: 2nd summer below: adult summer below: A quick … Continue reading

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6th May 2013 – Green-winged Teal and Wood Sand top the bill…

As is often the case I woke up extra early on my day off and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I crept out of bed and went birding… This meant I was at Campfield very early, it was still very … Continue reading

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