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15th June 2017 – Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Siddick Ponds, Cumbria

Blimey. Two Cumbrian rarities and two successful ‘twitches’ in the space of a month…what’s going on? Yesterday afternoon/evening, a Blyth’s Reed Warbler was found and identified singing at Siddick Ponds near Workington. A 1st for Cumbria. And big congrats to … Continue reading

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14th May 2017 – Spotted Sandpiper, Buttermere, Cumbria

An adult summer plumaged Spotted Sandpiper was discovered yesterday on the shores of Buttermere so this evening I made my way down into the lakes in the hope of seeing it. It had apparently been favouring the SW corner of … Continue reading

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24th January 2017 – Pacific Diver in Northumberland

 

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3rd September 2016 – Citrine Wagtail, Longtown

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Photogenic Barn Owl and Mental Aurora! – 6th March 2016

This beautiful Barn Owl was flying around near Mungrisdale mid afternoon… And then some crazy Aurora action from 9pm til 1.30am… More pics from this amazing show here

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20th January 2016 – More Aurora over the Solway

Over Longburgh between 8pm -10pm… More here

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20th January 2016 – American Wigeon at Grindon Lough

When I arrived at Grindon Lough this morning I was the only one there, which is actually just how I like it. I kinda like the challenge of finding my own stuff rather than being put straight onto a bird … Continue reading

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