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21st & 22nd April 2018 Black Kite, Little Bunting and Alpine Swift!

Saturday 21st was fine with a stiff easterly breeze. Overnight rain with east winds Sunday dawning cloudless with a moderate SW wind. I had been bemoaning my lack of local good fortune, having not found much in the way of … Continue reading

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20th April 2018 A few Ring Ouzels

The weather was fine, warm and calm, a combination which usually rings the bell of doom for migrants. Fine weather in spring tends to encourage them to pass over without stopping. Although for some unknown reason there were a few … Continue reading

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17th April 2018 Pied Flycatcher

Sunny day strong southerly wind. Having been away until the previous afternoon, I haven’t had much time over the last 7 days. And this morning was slightly curtailed by running various errands! I did however come across what’s undoubtedly yesterdays … Continue reading

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10th April 2018 Finally! Some Willow Warblers.

A wet night night followed by a very murky start, increasing ENE wind. A mid afternoon visit to Shooters and Belle Tout finally yielded my first Willow Warblers of the year. With 1 and 4 respectively at those sites. A … Continue reading

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8th April 2012 Savi’s Warbler

After a dank start I headed to West Rise to join Kris Gilliam and Andrew Whitcomb to look for the Savi’s Warbler KG had found the previous day. (before it’s queried, this news is already in the public arena and … Continue reading

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8th April 2018 Black Guillemot

I went down to Sovereign harbour this morning to see how black the Black Guillemot was getting. Answer quite black but not the full ticket!. I wonder if this bird’s a first summer as I’d imagine most adult birds are, … Continue reading

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26th March 2018

A slight northerly wind, cloud clearing to give way to a bright spring like day. Firecrest above Belle Tout Wood. I was in the Hollow early on checking the Exmoor enclosure. A number of Meadow Pipit were song flighting and … Continue reading

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