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Tue 28th September 2010

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 12:50 AM

birds : The news is that there's no news on the bird front. I have been catching up with work and so I have had very little time to be out and about, but there does not seem to have been anything interesting seen this week anyway by anyone else - still in the late September lull. I have had a couple of sightings but was unable to pin then down. A possible Rosy Starling that flew over Portinfer and a possible Ortolan flushed from the grass as Fort Hommet. I did have a second juvenile Curlew Sandpiper on Vazon beach which was nice.

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So with no new photos, here is an old pic of some September jamminess. I was at Filey in Sep '94 when someone said there was a Red-throated Pipit in the Toten Pole field. Pretty nice I thought and went in to have a good look. Then there was talk of it being a possible Pechora and it was! I assisted in the flushing of the bird into a mist net and had parked right next to the "ringing car" so I saw it well in the hand too.

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Pechora Pipit, Filey, Sep 1994

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nonsense : something for all birders Christmas stockings this year. 

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Categories: 2010 Autumn