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RE: East coast possibilities


You were not alone Paul, think there may have been a few of us who got pestered whilst trying to do some work today! Lol

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A Gm birder was out of county today, and pestered me all day with texts, bird by bird,

He had a very good day, and I am sure his report will be on soon, but looks like it was a good day today.

When in doubt the east coast in Sept is a must.

Keep birding



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Well I went, but we did not see all that much last Sunday. Loads of Linnets on the fields at Flam.Head. Gannets all over the place. One few past at about 50ft. very nice.
3 RT Divers flew by as well.
Filey Brig did not deliver much apart from a Turnstone and a Purple Sandpiper.

We did better at the little NR nearby. Redshank/Greenshank/Lapwings/Common Sandpiper and a lot of the usual stuff.

My mate said Birdquides reported lots of stuff flying around this week.



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Anyone who lives in the Stockport area might like to look up Stockport Birdwatching Society.
In addition to regular evening talks they regularly run coach trips to various hot spots.
This weekend they're off to Flamborough and Filey.
Early October to Spurn
November and very early December trips are planned.
Bit late for this weekend but it's decent value for money.

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I am tagging along with the High Peak RSPB on Sunday in a mates car.smile.gif Hope I see some Divers and other stuff, as I have to say, I would not go as far as the car keys to look at a gull

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Yeah, good point that but my requirements to blag a lift and get out there precedes any necessity for me to keep me gob shut

And some things will never change. You'll always be out of county when those real Elton megas fall

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Well as it happens it could be Norfolk or Spurn and i didnt actually say which day it will be, what about if i say im going on Saturday but dont actually go till sunday, then when the usual mega turns up at Elton on saturday expecting me to be out of county i actually wont be and i might actually see it!!

Oh and you must have broken the rule aswell when you started this thread offbiggrin.gif

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Simon Warford wrote:

Weather forecast looking good with easterlies due next weekend, a trip to Spurn required I think, well i gotta catch up Mr McKerchars self found listwink.gif






Of course you've just gone and broken the first rule of self-finding Warfy Never let others know when or where you think the birds will turn up and never let others know where you'll be going to find them, otherwise every man and his dog will be there and find all the goodies before you I spend a significant amount of time out of county searching for rares and scarce (with no luck the vast majority of the time I might add) and no one ever knows about it

That said, in my persuit and to increase my chances, if anyone has a spare seat in the car (or boot, roof rack or engine bay come to mind) and is trekking over to the east coast over the autumn, I'm always up for a trip if I'm available and for splitting the petrol costs. Weekends are a bit of a non-starter though as I'll be busy getting my head kicked in by bigger boys on the rugby pitch. Lovely

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Weather forecast looking good with easterlies due next weekend, a trip to Spurn required I think, well i gotta catch up Mr McKerchars self found listwink.gif

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Ian,

Work and social commitments mean I'm leaving it to Monday - hopefully the weekend bush thrashers will have outed something good for us to target.

There are four of us going already, it might be a bit of a squeeze to take 5, but if one drops out the seat is yours if you want it.

The current plan is to leave Birch Services around 6:30, destination yet to be agreed......

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Ian,

You should have asked this question on Tuesday, Paul and I went yesterday. Spent a while looking for the Hulme's Warbler and had given up when some told us to go to the wardens office as they'd netted it and would be ringing.

Very good views before they took it to be released. Thanks to Warfy for the texts. You can't keep a legend down!

Then found single black tern at North Cave on the way home.

Sue



-- Edited by Sue Fargher on Thursday 14th of May 2009 10:21:29 PM

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The weather over the next few days looks extremely promising for drifting central european migrants over to the UK and more specifically the east coast. Anyone planning a day to Spurn etc? A poorly car means I'm looking for a seat across there

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