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2 April . Drive down the A75 to Cairnryan for the ferry, from Gretna.
Highlights from the car:
Many Pinkfeet and Greylag,especially around Crocketford and Creetown
Many Oystercatcher and a few Curlew, Shelduck at Creetown
Red Kite near Shennanton
Peregrine at Cairnryan, with 2 Common Buzzards
Lough Ryan from ferry-17 Gannets, Brent Goose, 4 Eider




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Flippin' busy in D & G this weekend!

Green-winged Teal at Caerlaverock and American Wigeon at Kirk Loch the highlights plus some geese that may or may not have been Bean along with plenty of Barnacles (inc the leucistic individual) Greylags & Pinkfeet.

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Friday 25th. Nov.....Ken-Dee Marshes Nature Reserve. (RSPB)

All afternoon with Tom Morton, Jimmy Meadows and more of the Wigan RSPB mid- week crew.
Sunny, one heavy shower.
No sign of the Greenland White-fronted Geese today, just c50 Greylag and c100 Canada geese.

Red Kite....4... low over, and one perched close.
Buzzards...2
Merlin....1

Bullfinch...1 male
Nuthatch.....6
Willow Tit... 1... Great views down to 40 inches!
Coal Tits........Great views ...'staying' on peanut feeders, often 3 at a time.
GS Woodpecker.... several views.
Many Great and Blue Tits and Long- tail tits
Chaffinch... lots

Goldeneye...pair.
Cormorants ...2 with fish
Teal...40 plus
Mallard

This is a beautiful and quiet Reserve with good feeders at the Hides
Super view of Red Squirrel.

-- Edited by keith mills on Sunday 27th of November 2011 04:55:56 PM

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Off for our annual trip to D & G this weekend - forecast not gtreat but hopefully the winds will let up enough to get some geese and raptors under our belts!

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Just spent 5 days at my caravan,highligts include

Long Billed Dowitcher ar Wigtown

From My caravan
up to 5 Great Northern Divers each day,daily sightings of Swallows,still 3 yesterday

Auchie Glen
4 Blackcaps
1 Chiffchaff
Siskins
Bullfinch,etc

The Mull of Galloway
30 Ravens in one flock(with an amazing 70 birds seen together earlier that morning)
2 Hooded Crows
and an impressive passage of common migrants,inc. Swallows,Redpoll,Linnets,thousands of Skylarks,Reed Buntings etc.

Loch Ryan
1st winter Glaucous Gull
2 Med Gulls
2 Velvet Scoter
over 30 Slav Grebes each visit
good numbers of Red Throated Divers
2 drake Long Tailed Ducks
106 P.B.Brent Geese
Arctic Tern
pus all the usual Scaup,Merganser,Eider,waders, etc.

Corsewall Point
16 Red Throated Divers close inshore
5 Arctic Tern
2 Black Throated Divers
2 Merlin
Harbour Porpoise
plus Gannets,Kittiwakes,Guillemots and Razorbills

West Freugh
3 Hen Harriers
2500 Pink Footed Geese
80 Greenland Whitefronted Geese
3 Barnacle Geese
Merlin


-- Edited by pete berry on Saturday 29th of October 2011 03:35:45 PM

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There from 22/10/11 till 28/10/11

Highlights:

Crossbill x6

Thousands of Barnacle Geese and Pink Feets

Yellowhammer x15

Red Kite x 40


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Just had a great 4 hour seawatch at Corsewall Point
1 Long Tailed Skua
1 Pom Skua(fully spooned)
2 Arctic Skuas
1 Great Skua
126 Manx shearwater
1 European Storm Petrel
2 Red Throated Divers
2 Whimbrel
2 Black Guillemots
200+ Fulmar
500+ Gannet
1000+ Auks
and good nos. of Kittiwakes,Terns(mainly Sandwich)
Yesterday a 3rd summer Iceland Gull and a Great Skua on Loch Ryan

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Just got back from a short trip to Dumfries & Galloway. Amazing place. Some of what I saw included:

1 osprey at Threave Castle and 1 osprey at another site.
6 common terns, numerous shelduck, oystercatchers and 1 porpoise in Wigtown bay.
2 skylarks, 1 sparrowhawk and a 4 hares around the field we stayed.
10+ buzzards and 2 willow warblers near and around the wild goat park in Galloway forest.
5 red kites, 4 male pied flycatchers, 1 treecreeper and 1 red squirrel at Ken Dee Nature Reserve.
Never seen so many chaffinches, They are everywhere!

-- Edited by ClaireC on Monday 11th of April 2011 11:59:17 PM

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Cheers Rob! Just back from actually staying in glencaple. Incredible two days birding, never done anything like it, or seen anything so localised as the solway weather! About 100 species in total. Highlights were:

a very foggy Caerlaverock:
c.1000 Barnacle Goose
c.100 Yellowhammer
c.50 Tree Sparrow
1 Persistent sparrowhawk, actually attacking the geese!
c.200 Whoopers
c.20 barwits
loads of teal, wigeon, mallard, shoveler, etc.
1 Ross' Goose biggrin.gif

Glencaple:
c.200 Barnacle Goose
4 Oystercatcher
5 Goldeneye
2 Rock Pipit
1 absolutely fantastic pure white (probably not albino) redshank, a fantastic looking bird!
1 probable scaup

Mersehead:
Yellowhammer
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Brambling
Chaffinch
Linnet, all of those in a huge 4000+ flock
c.3000 Barnacle Goose
c.20 Pintail
2 cracking ringtails, came right past us going for finches

Loch Ken/ Laurieston/ Red Kite Viewing Platform:
Misjudged red kite feeding time, but still got
3 Kites
1 Ringtail
a brown hare!

fantastic birding, with fantastic views (and pictures biggrin.gif) of all species



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There's a Quay at Glencaple - worth stopping as you go past for Goosander on river plus geese and raptors on the other side of the river on the "merse". wite regular here too.

Kite feeding station well worth a visit and is well signed, and you should pick up Greenland Whitefronts alongside Loch Ken, as well as kites long before you get to Lauriestown.

Caerlaverock good for Yellowhammer and Tree Sparrow as well as the well documented wildfowl, and raptors can usually be seen from the two hides at the end of each track.

Southerness is worth a visit, can be divers, grebes and sea-duck (often Scaup) as well as Twite and Purple Sandpiper almost guaranteed, Carsethorn often has wintering Greenshank.

All the roadside lochs are worth a visit too, Smew, divers & grebes often winter and can be easily overlooked.

It's a brilliant part of the world.



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Cheers nick, will definitely check out those kites and probably Loch Ken!wink.gif

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Joe, the Red kite feeding station is just outside the small village of Laurieston which is not far from Castle Douglas. If memory serves me right there are now quite a few of the brown tourism signs to guide you there. Also nearby to there is rspb ken dee marshes which is worth a visit. You can directions for that off the rspb website. Hope you enjoy your birding up there. Its one of my favorite areas to visit.

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Hi, I am going up to Caerlaverock tomorrow, and was going to go to mereshead, what would you get there? I was also looking through the posts, and noticed there were mentions of a kite feeding station, could anyone tell me where it is, or if there is anywhere else worth visiting if i'm in that part of the world, as i'm only up for two days.
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Further to my last post re. the large finch/bunting flock which I found but unfortunately didn't have time to do justice to.I informed Paul,the county recorder about the flock and he managed to get down there yesterday and saw the following:-
250 Yellowhammers
1 Tree Sparrow(first record for this area for many years)
80 House Sparrows
1800 Skylarks
50 Reed Bunts
600 Feral/Rock Doves
3 Lapland Buntings
50 Twite
100 Goldfinch
Raptors:-
3 Hen Harriers
Merlin
Peregrine
3+ Spars
1 Kestrel
2 Buzzards
Not a bad haul of birds from one field!!

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Just back from 3 days birding up there with a mate of mine.Loch Ryan produced the goods with all 3 divers present,Slav,Red Necked,Little and Great Crested Grebes.Plenty of sea duck including a few stonking male Long Tailed Ducks,Red Breasted Mergs,Eiders,Common Scoters,1000+Scaup,500+Wigeon,50+PB Brents,and a few Whooper Swans.Several Tysties ,and a 3rd W. Iceland Gull.Waders seen included,Golden Plover,Grey Plover,Barwit,Dunlin,Knot,Redshank,Curlew,Oystercatcher etc.
The Wig held several hundred Twite,Linnet and Skylark in a massive mixed flock.
Elsewhere we had 250+ Greenland Whitefronts,3000+Pinks,and a couple of stray Barnacle Geese in with them.At Freugh 2 Hen Harriers(1 male/1 Ringtail) came into the roost last night,and a Barn Owl was seen nearby.
We found a little flock of Crossbills mixed in with a load of Siskins in a conifer plantation just above Stranraer.
This morning we found an enormous mixed fock of finches/larks with at least 76 Yellowhammers,loads of Brambling,Reed Bunts,Skylarks etc.etc.And in attendance in the space of 3 minutes we had Peregrine,Merlin and Sparrowhawk.
On the way home we called into Threave to have a look for the Blue Winged Teal,no sign of it,but I found a female Ring-Necked Duck,which was nice compensation for not seeing the Teal.Also there,a drake Scaup,few Tufties,Goldeneye,Whooper Swans,Teal,and several hundred Wigeon.
Last call was at Southerness where a few Purple Sands,Golden Plover,Turnstone and Redshank finished off the trip.smile.gif

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Was lucky enough to be around the corner from Threave this weekend so dropped in, the adult male B-w T showed quite well although, like the majority of Eurasian Teal was roosting most of the time.

Was seen (and possibly photograhed?) dabbling on Saturday and appears to be un-reinged and fully winged.

Certainly worth a view if you are passing - thanks to the locals for some useful local knowledge.

Also in the area were male Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Greenland Whitefronts, a leucistic Greylag, Willow Tit, whilst down the road in Dumfries two flocks of Waxwing, 150+ to the west of the town and 50+ in the centre. 2 Red-head Smew on Auchenreoch Loch visible from the layby. We also had Peregrine & Goshawk near Glencaple.

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Off to the Dumfries area this weekend for some geese, swans and Clootie Dumpling!

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Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw 33 Common Sandpiper at high tide roosting in a dead tree across the River Dee at Kirkcudbright. Am I crazy?
I could be wrong, but has someone mentioned this in a post before?

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An hours sewatch from my caravan overlooking Luce Bay this am produced the following:
108 Manx Shearwaters
2 Tystie
400+Gannets
12 Sandwich Terns
5 Fulmar
3 Eider
30+auks(Guillemots/Razorbills)

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Yes Anne, they are still nesting in the holes although the Pigeons/Rock Doves?? have taken up many of the available spaces. Also noticed Starlings entering one or two of the holes as well.

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Are the Black Guillemots still nesting in the harbour walls? We have sailed into Portpatrick several times and the Black guillemot nests were always the highlight of my trip. As the boat used to go up and down with the tide, we used to draw level with the nest holes and be able to see the youngsters. The parents often landed on our deck and fledging time used to be about June. Willie the harbour master who can usually be found in the pub (!) used to stop pigeons from nesting in the holes so that they would always be available for the guillemots.

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Just returned from 4 days in Portpatrick. The main aim was to photograph the Black Guillemots in the harbour and they did not disappoint. The morning was the best time to see them in numbers - there seemed to be about 7 that regularly frequented the harbour but yesterday another 8 appeared for around 30 minutes before flying off. Later on in the day, numbers varied and at times there were none present although this did not last longer than around 30 minutes at the most. A number of Rock Pipits were also present. There were Gannets and Fulmars a bit further to the North. A trip to the Mull of Galloway RSPB produced further common sea birds with a Short Eared Owl sat on a post by the side of the road which of course flew off as soon I stopped the car!
RSPB Cree was somewhat a waste of time - a Garden Warbler that was as secretive as the one at Pennington Flash, a glimpse of a Wood Wabler and no Flycatchers. Nevertheless, an excellent holiday with miles and miles of seeing very few other cars and the brilliant Black Guillemots.

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Originally posted by Chris Baines yesterday (12th) at 10:45pm

Knockman Wood Minnigaff near Newton Stewart today 12/05/2010
4 Pairs Pied Flycatcher.
5 Wood Warblers.
2 Tree Pipits.
Good numbers of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs.

Male Redstart.
2 Whitethroats.
Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Cuckoo.

Tuesday 11/05/2010 Wigtown local Nature reserve.
2 Drake Garganey.

Corsewall point am
10 Manx Shearwaters.
Single Red Throated Diver.
3 Sandwich Terns.
Good numbers of Guillemots and Razorbills
Small numbers of Kittiwakes

Wednesday 5/05/2010 Cairnsmore of Fleet.
One lucky observer had a single Dotterel at the summit.
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We were further north and furthest west in Ardnamurchan last week. We had loads of Great Northern Divers as usual, but this year they were all adults in breeding plumage.
We also had more Whimbrel than usual - are they hanging around longer because of all the ash on the route to Iceland? If the volcanic action continues, will they stay to breed here? confuse.gif

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Just had a few days at my caravan,the highlight has to be counting 24 Great Northern Divers and 2 Red Throats most in full sum plum from my caravan.I also counted a total of 42 GNDs within 5miles of my van,all the birds were on Luce Bay,I also had a Pom Skua going north up the bay.
Loch Ryan had plenty of sum plum waders including a Knot,Blackwits,Purple Sand,Golden Plover,Turnstone and Dunlin. Whimbrel were everywhere in flocks of 20+,also a single Barwit.I also found a 1st summer Iceland Gull and the 2nd summer Iceland was still present for the early part of the week,2 Iceland Gulls on the same day in May,gull heaven!!.5 Pale Bellied Brents were still hanging about,as were a few Wigeon,Scaup and Eiders.Plenty of Sandwich,Common Terns and Gannets fishing on the loch.
Lots of summer migrants in,including a Swallow with brick red underparts simialar to the eastern Transitiva race,a very attractive bird whatever its origins,and still plentyWheatears and White Wags going through including a White Wag colour ringed on both legs.
Only other bird of note was a Ruff one day on a flooded field.
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Anyone who loves this particular part of Scotland, and who enjoys birding in this area (myself included wink.gif), might want to take a look at this:


http://www.rspb.org.uk/supporting/campaigns/crookofbaldoon/index.asp


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Just back from a few weeks at my caravan,although June is usually quiet managed to find a Wood Sandpiper,3 singing Quail and a Red Kite a long way from the introduction area.Probably the main highlight though was a Minke Whale which came up less than 30ft. from the fishing boat I was out in,well scarey,and watching 3 Basking Sharks feeding offshore from my caravan in flat calm conditions(you could see the wake from the dorsal fin for 100yds behind the sharks it was so calm)

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Just spent Xmas up there,plenty of geese about this time of year,several thousand Pinkfeet,Greylags,Barnacles,with smaller numbers of Greenland Whitefronts and Brents.Loch Ryan was excellent,16 Red Throated Divers from one spot,lots of Slav. Grebes,some stunning male Long Tailed Ducks,lots of Eider,Red Breasted Mergansers,Common Scoter,lots of waders etc.Found a Red Necked Grebe and 1st w. Iceland Gull as well on Loch Ryan.Several Barn Owls in the evening,and one or two Hen Harriers about.On the way home called at Caerlaverlock and saw the drake American Wigeon,and the Cackling Canada Goose.This bird was smaller than the Barnacles,it looked nothing like our Canadas,well impressed with it.

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I had a 5 day break in Dunfries and Galloway at the end of October (24th to 29th), lovely part of Scotland. Although I wasn't on a birding trip I still managed to get some decent birds. Visited WWT Calaverlock, Mersehead and the coast around where I staying in Bar End lodges.

Got a couple of visits in at Caelaverock picking up:
All the usual ducks (good numbers of Pintail 140+, Shoveller 100+, Wigeon 500+);
Barnacle Goose 20,000+ (most off the reserve);
PF Goose 200+
Snipe 5, Lapwing 400+, Golden Plover 100+, Black T Godwits 8,
Merlin (female), Hen Harrier (male),
Buzzard 2,
Peregrine,
Twite 40+
Lots of Roe Deer in this reserve.

Mersehead is a lovely reserve, full of twite on the fields with plenty of yellowhammer, reed bunting, linnet, finches aplenty in the massive hedgerows, while the usual ducks and thousands of Barnacle Geese. Red Squirrels on the road too.

Visited the Red Kite feeding station near Laureston and got over 45 birds, very close up, great place to see them and much better than the M40!? Visted Loch Ken briefly and caught up with Willow Tit near the car park, RB Merganser flying overhead, Wigeon in good numbers with Greylag and the lovely White-fronted Goose (around 25 birds) knocking around in the fields. On the approach road to Loch Ken I saw and photographed a leucistic Buzzard, I really thought I'd found a mega when it flew past the car, but although my excitement got the better of me for a minute it wasn't anything rarer, a lovely bird though, not seen a full white buzzard before,almost ghost-like.

From the lodge I was staying in we put some feeders out and got Bullfinch, Jay, GS Woodpecker and the usual tits, while I got a cracking view of a Tawny Owl and you could here the Barnies flying over every morning. Up the coast and from the bay lots of Oystercatchers (over 4000+), with Scaup, Pintail and Common Scoter in good numbers in the estuary. Well worth a visit. smile.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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From Ruthwell in Annan, i've done it in around 1 hour , 45mins

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Couple of hours I think but I did stop off in Wigtown to check out the harbour and second-hand bookshops there.


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I,ve sent you a pm.with my phone nos. if you want to get in touch.

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Hi Pete,

Off to Caerlaverock on Friday and thinking of scooting across to Freugh and maybe Lock Ryan on one of the days.

Any idea how long it would take to drive from Dumfries, and any useful site information especially on the harrier roost if not sensitive - never visited that far west before.



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Just had a week at my caravan,couple of caravan ticks,Jack Snipe and Twite bring my total of birds on my caravan list to 110.Highlight was finding a Kumliens Gull at Loch Ryan,plenty of divers about,few stunning Long Tailed Ducks,lots of Scaup,Common Scoter,Wigeon,R B Mergs,Tysties,25+ Slav Grebes etc. At the Harrier roost at Freugh,4 Hen Harriers including one which flew 5ft. above the roof of my car,Merlin,Barn Owl and Peregrine.A flock of 100+ Greenland Whitefronts nearby and over 3000 Golden Plover roosting on the beach at Luce Bay.
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Been back up there for a few more days,couple of highlights,first was mega views of Honey Buzzard in the Galloway Hills,and the second was a Sooty Shearwater whilst seawatching from my caravan(only way to seawatch with a cup of tea,biscuits and Carol Vordemann on the tele!!).The Sooty was with a good passage of Manxies,over 400 per hour passing the caravan.
Plenty of sum plum Knot,Blackwits,Turnstone etc,also the first juvenile Common,Arctic and Sandwich Terns of the year were nice to see.

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Just got back from a few days at my caravan.Best bird of trip was a close Cory's Shearwater at Corsewall Point on Saturday.Lots of commoner seabirds about,over a 1000 Manxies in total,8 Arctic Skuas etc. Also found a 2nd summer and adult Med. Gull on Loch Ryan and a 3rd. summer Yellow Legged Gull(all of which are like rocking horse pooh up there).Not a bad few days birding for mid July.smile.gif

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Took a few days off work this week and went to visit friends in Dumfries. Managed to get out once or twice to various locations.

Amongst the birds we had - Osprey (3 fishing at Caerlaverock), Hen Harrier, Barn Owl, Peregrine, Gannet (Unfortunately 3 dead birds on the beach), Red Kite (6+), Siskin, Crossbill, also Red Deer and Otter.

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Sneaked up a bit higher this time in Scotland stayed just outside of linlithgow, so had good views of the Spotted sandpiper.
stunning flocks of Velvet scoter and Longtailed ducks by the dozen, also divers and waders.
but no other birders, great place is bonny Scotland for birding.

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Just spent Xmas up there,managed to see the Cattle Egret,Little Egret,refound a Blue Snow Goose,Red Kite near my caravan,lots of raptors,Merlin,Hen Harrier,Spar,Peregrine,Kestrel,Red Kite.Several thousand Pinks,Brents,Greenland Whitefronts and Greylag.One day birding Loch Ryan produced 1 GND,3 BTD,30+RTD,8 Long Tailed Ducks(5males in full plum)25+Slavs,RB Mergs,Common Scoter,800+ Scaup,1000+Wigeon,Teal,Mallard,Pintail,Gadwall,Black Guillemots,Eider,Goldeneye,Brent Geese,Tufted Duck,200+ Twite,plus a nice selection of common waders,smile.gifall in all not a bad days birding.

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I'm fortunate to have an Uncle who lives on the Solway (and is also a birder) so a couple of days up there in blissful weather and a tour guide was great.
At Caerlaverock the bitterly cold weather (-8 overnight) had frozen over all the water but for one small circle which held a concentrated group of ducks and Whoopers. The Barnacles, 4000+ of them roamed the area providing a great spectacle as they searched for patches of slighty less frozen ground! The weather had forced a lot of birds further out onto the unfrozen stretches of water and a look over the estuary of the Nith confirmed this with 1000's of Dunlin and smaller numbers of other common Waders and seaduck. 100+ Twite roamed the near Saltmarshes putting on a great show as the tide came in, tumbling in a rising and falling flock low over the marshes.
I must thank you all for posting your sightings from the areas as I wouldn't have heard about the Red Kite feeding station which was another brilliant spectacle. It took a good half an hour for the birds to gain confidence and swoop in on carrion especially put out for them but the sight of 40+ Kites gliding lazily overhead like vultures was just great.
Thanks. Henerz.

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Just come back from a weekend up there myself.Found a new Blue Snow Goose with 800 Pinks,and 90 odd Greenland Whitefronts at West Freugh,plus Merlin and male Hen Harrier.On Loch Ryan had 65 Pale Bellied Brents,900 Scaup,lots of Slavs,few Red Throated Divers,several thousand Wigeon,500+Twite, a Little Egret and several Toasties(Tysties),and Barn Owl were the pick of the bunch.smile.gif

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No unusual geese at Caerlaverock this weekend - many bypassed the reserve as it is quite flooded and spent the days inland - as are the Whooper Swans, less than 40 on the reserve at present.

Tried the Eagke site. Pulled up to see a large raaptor drift north across valley - by the time I got outr and on it it was very distant and briefly re-appeared behind a hill. I'm 95% certain it was an eagle but frustratingly we couldn't nail it.

40 + kite at the feeding station including birds from other release areas.

Othe highlights include male Hen Harrier at Caerlaverock and 50+ Twite at Glencaple.

Thanks again for the tip.

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Could be three birds present. Birduides report a Lesser Canada on 22nd Oct and a Richardson's the following day at Mersehead RSPB..

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Hi Jason,

unfortunately I don't allow photos on the forum and try to keep working links off too, basically there's too many websites and forums had problems with such things and I tend to find myself very careful about them now, coupled with the fact that I'm still pretty new to this stuff yet.

I would be more than happy to give the photos their own page on the website however and can add comments or produce a full article on it/them if necessary, just let me know as I wouldn't mind seeing the photos for myself although out of all birds, Canada Geese are not my best subject I have to admit wink.gif

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I have checked the photos of the Taverners compared to the photo i took of the Richardson's and it appears there are 2 birds present. The Taverners shows a paler breast and longer neck compared to the Richardson's which has a darker breast and shorter neck.
I will try to post pic and your comments would be appreciated.

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Birdguides report a Taverner's Canada Goose with Barnacles by the approach road of Mersehead RSPB today.

-- Edited by Pete Hines at 23:25, 2007-11-25

-- Edited by Pete Hines at 23:26, 2007-11-25

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Hi Jason,

It would be about 08:10 - 08:15 am.

K

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Hi Kane.

At what time yesterday morning did you see the RBG ? we arrived at WWT around 9am checking the approach fields but only saw Barnacles.

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jason

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Hi Jason,

The Red Breasted goose was present yeseterday with around 350 Barnacles in field O5, the one that the Silver and Gold Hide looks over. I also saw it again this morning on my way into work again with Barnies just at the top of the lane. It turned up at the right time as we have got a girl over from Bulgaria, who is studying Red Breasts and is hoping to create a ''Caerlaverock'' over there!

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Hi Rob

Went to Mersehead RSPB today and connected with the Richardson's Canada Goose with around 100 Barnacle Geese, it was in the field just before the end of the road and very easy to see.
Then went to WWT Caerlaverock but failed to find the Red-breasted Goose, also tried Kelton and the surrounding fields but just more Barnacles, 1 Pinkfoot broke up the barrage of black and white.
Good luck when you go ...

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