Monthly Archives: January 2014

31st January 2014 – Little Egrets on the rise…

Pretty much every time I go out at the moment I see Little Egrets somewhere on the Inner Solway, it certainly seems to have been a good winter for them up here. This morning I did my usual drive around, and it wasn’t long … Continue reading

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24th January 2014 – Waxwings in Carlisle…

Whilst at work yesterday and today I’ve driven past the swimming baths in Carlisle no less than 16 times…. and on four of those occasions I was lucky enough to see up to 11 Waxwings sitting in the top of a silver … Continue reading

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19th January 2014 – AMERICAN COOT in Highland…

Britain’s 7th American Coot was discovered on the 5th January on Loch Flemington (between Inverness and Nairn), and for some reason ever since I’ve been really keen to make the long journey north to see it. Maybe it’s because I dipped … Continue reading

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18th January 2014 – Last ever ‘Birding World’ & a Mandt’s Black Guillemot in Cumbria…

Sad times. The very last issue of Birding World dropped through my letterbox this week. Killed by the internet, it seems a real shame that this superb publication is no more. Aimed at the serious birder and twitcher, it was … Continue reading

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15th January 2014 – Great White Egret…

I must admit to being a bit cynical sometimes when I read through some of the sightings on the RBA website. I know I’m not alone. Sightings that begin with the words ‘unconfirmed report of…’, or ‘belated report of…’, or … Continue reading

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14th January 2014 – County Durham…

After working all weekend I was really looking forward to my day off today, and despite finishing at midnight last night I was keen to get out birding as soon as possible. As we headed east along the A66 we experienced … Continue reading

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8th January 2014 – Shag and Bramblings at Talkin Tarn…

Hot on the heels of the Black Guillemot comes another big surprise at Talkin Tarn – this time a Shag. Away from Walney in the far south of the county this really is a scarce bird, there are occasional sightings from around Whitehaven and Workington, but … Continue reading

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