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Paul Heaton wrote:



Mr Riggers the GM 200 club library stocks this book but it is currently out on loan to warfy.
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I have that one in my "small" collection at home!


Keep reading



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Paul,

I've never recognised GM with the exception of birding. Never used GM as my postal address, also use Lancs, altho my sister does use GM!!

useful, fact i know but i'm delaying the inevitability of work!

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Would appear as if the BROWN SHRIKE was not one after all, I have said it before and now it has been proved The Yanomami Hunters Chapter 14 in Birders tale of a tribe Mark Cocker will explain it all.

Mr Riggers the GM 200 club library stocks this book but it is currently out on loan to warfy.

Keep Birding

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Seems to be a theme at the moment with my posting.

Apologies to Mr C Heyworth for refering to him as an one time GM birder, he doesn,t except GM as a proper area and claims its either LANCASHIRE or CHESHIRE, so there you go we dont exist.

KEEP BIRDING.

PS Keep it quiet but we are better than the west midlands.biggrin.gif

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Nice one Paul. The scillies have had a very autumn thus far and it looks set to continue.
I got over for a day trip last week and had Red-eyed Vireo, Radde's Warbler and a mystery hippo warbler in the same bush. Comes close to your birds in one bush collection I think.
Cheers. Henry.

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Well what a fantastic trip this year,chose to stay on St Agnes, and that proved to be the right thing for last week, however this week

John Headon found the RED FLANKED BLUETAIL, well done GM Birders.

As for me well Day one, had Blackpoll Warbler , Yellow browed Warbler, Red Eyed vireo, and Firecrest in the same tree, It dont get better than thatbiggrin.gif

But it did while trying to work out what rare bird i had found on the beach my mate Chris Heyworth a one time GM birder but now in the midlands rang me to say he was on to something good, just as I clinched the id on my bird bloody Red legged Partridge on the rocks on the beach, ran straight over to him and there we were in the middle of another massive ID problem, my first impression was blooming heck its another manchester warbler, but then the views got better and better, the St Agnes locals were all alerted and before long the crowd had got up to TENsmile.gif, the benifit of digital cameras was brilliant, The way the primary-tips could be counted but it was down to good old call recognition and agreement by all present before the crowds were alerted and the masses arrived, even got a photo of the GM county bird recorder in the crowd of 150+.
Then with self found Yellow Browed Warblers, Firecrest, Little Grebe bit of a rare bird on St Agnes, it was a great week and only got better.

Keep Birding.


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It was the Daily Starweirdface.gif

Hardly cutting edge newspaperwink.gif

Not mine, i might add. I buy the Times.

But one has to take a look at Lucy Pinderbiggrin.gif

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Reported in the paper this morning, Britains first ever Common Nighthawk. Sadly found dead on the road, been run overcry.gif
Not sure of the exact location but it was on Scilly. ID'd on a pool table in the local pub apparentely.






Typical of the newspapers, getting it wrong again. The Scilly Nighthawk that was found dead nearly a couple of weeks ago now was neither the first for Britain or the first for Scilly

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Reported in the paper this morning, Britains first ever Common Nighthawk. Sadly found dead on the road, been run overcry.gif
Not sure of the exact location but it was on Scilly. ID'd on a pool table in the local pub apparentely.

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Simon Warford wrote:

**Scillies Newsflash**

Word is a certain Manky birder was involved in the finding of a Blyths Reed Warbler on St Agnes today. Full details to follow next week no doubt..






do you mean he needs a wash and a change of clothes? biggrin.gif

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**Scillies Newsflash**

Word is a certain Manky birder was involved in the finding of a Blyths Reed Warbler on St Agnes today. Full details to follow next week no doubt..



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Mr Riggers,

How can he be an ex-legend, you are either a legend or not, and we all know the truth,

The Plain facts are simple I was present when a fellow birder shook his hand and said " I off home now to tell the wife I met The Warfy"biggrin.gif

The he goes and, makes stacks of points in the tournament, with a list of self founds that makes you proud of the local patch workers, and theres no stopping himbiggrin.gif he only set a new Elton year list record thats still on-going.

So none of your ex-legend....... just a birder in the makingbiggrin.gif

Keep it up but not next week you buggers.


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And us lot up here will be thinking of you lot down there as Mr Warfy (ex legend) eventually finds his Elton mega!!!!!!wink.gif

Come on Warfy-dont let us downbiggrin.gif

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Once again the Migration of birders to the Southern ends of Britain beckons, Steve good luck with the county report it is appreciated, all the work you have to put into it, and this time next week as I sleep in a cold car-park in Cornwall wating for the dawn to arrive, and the first flight from Lands End, I just may give you all a passing thought.

Roll on next weekbiggrin.gif Turks head here I come.

Dont forget Mrs Adderley keep your beloved busy doing his chores.


Keep birding.

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That's fine - you lot go off and enjoy yourselves while I get your county reports printed for you!

Only jokingsmile.gif

Steve

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Can't wait - definitely time for a bit of migration once I've got the report to the printer's.
Don't worry about the campsite Henry. It's nice and sheltered and the forecast for October and November is good. And it has excellent birds.

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Henry the Garrison campsite is very nice but blooming cold in October, as for cheap then I wish you luck, the scillies have got more and more expensive over the last few years

No hostels only hotels B&b not to bad, wish you luck

Keep birding


ps island parish is back on tv friday night

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Heading over myself for a few days this year in early Oct. Will sort out a few jaw-droppin birdies for you all! Then back over on day trips for anything which really shouldn't be there later in the month.
It will be my first time there for more than just a day trip so cannot wait.
Weather patterns aren't looking great for the islands in terms of yankies but should be plenty of migrants from the continent.
For accommodation is there anywhere on the island that is similar in price to camping but with a proper roof over your head? Budget hotel/hostel?
Thanks. Henry.

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okay well spottedcry.gif

But then again i will be going back next year so the same appliesbiggrin.gif

Ps Mrs Adderley dont forget all those decorating jobs that need doing in October Rob says he off anyway and has nothing to dosmile.gif

The self found list is on the cards already Ian and if its there I find it.

Keep birding

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Paul, ive just realised shouldnt this be headed SCILLY 2008?wink.gifbiggrin.gif

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13th to 21st eh!...funnily enough I've got a few days off work during that period!

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I hope you find the biggie Paul, but will you be able to identify it without me there?wink.gif or is the GM 200 club library a mobile one? Wingletang can do odd things to birders ID skills! Remember the Bean Goose!

I will be confined to Elton during that week, in fact i might just book that week off myself so when Mr Adderley finds our county mega's i will be readysmile.gif failing that if Scilly is on form i might just be visiting you for a couple of daysbiggrin.gif

-- Edited by Simon Warford at 20:30, 2008-09-16

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Paul Heaton wrote:

A new era for me never confined my scilly trip to one island smile.gifso proper birding as Mr Mckerchar would say.







Indeed Paul Might save you a small fortune in boat fares too not having to 'island hop' although I can't see you resisting the mega that is due on the islands (perhaps not Agnes?). I fully expect to see a decent list of self-founds on your return, enough to make me very jealous

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar at 19:23, 2008-09-16

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OH YES biggrin.gif
The time has come again to start thinking about the migration south, lets hope Mr Adderleys ability to pick out Manchester megas in October are just over the border this year.

In fact Mr Adderley if you could refrain from birding the 13th Oct-21Oct in the GM area I would be most Happy.

Once again the invitation of a free pint in the Turks head is on, and this year I will be staying on St Agnes for the whole week, as close to heaven as I can imagine, sadly me old mucker warfy cannot come, so no mushroom twitches this year.

A new era for me never confined my scilly trip to one island smile.gifso proper birding as Mr Mckerchar would say.


Keep birding

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar at 15:54, 2008-09-17

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