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11:31 am
December 15, 2013


Mark Harper

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227. Parrot Crossbill

Took the opportunity of being back in Notts for the weekend to head to Budby to see the Parrot Crossbills. 14 birds showed ridiculosly well, drinking and bathing within 10 metres of 100 twitchers and photographers.

4:36 pm
December 7, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

Studying for an exam on Monday was interrupted when an Ivory Gull turned up in Northumberland. I was too quick of the mark as having enjoyed the bird I left two minutes before a second bird turned up.

226. Ivory Gull – A world lifer

2:51 pm
November 24, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

A twitch to Flamborough was eventually successful.

225. Serin

11:22 am
November 10, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

A morning visit to Brasside Ponds, Durham.

223. Mandarin Duck

224. Kingfisher – Taken a long time to see one this year!

2:04 pm
November 9, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

A morning trip to Seaton Snook, Cleveland to try out a new camera, turned up three year birds.

220. Snow Bunting

221. Shore Lark

222. Merlin

6:27 pm
November 3, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

A quick trip to Lowdham for another British tick, which showed very well.

219. Glossy Ibis

5:12 pm
October 22, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

A trip out to twitch a British tick in Bishop Auckland.

218. Hoopoe

3:57 pm
October 19, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

A great morning at Hartlepool

215. Western Bonelli's Warbler

216. Pallid Swift

217. Dusky Warbler

5:26 pm
October 12, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

Less moving on the sea today at Whitburn, but still plenty to see. The highlight was not a year bird, but a Bluethroat in the hand.

214. Black-throated Diver

4:27 pm
October 11, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

An amazing day of seawatching at Whitburn, included 5 Great Northern Divers, 5 Long-tailed and 5 Pom Skuas, over 400 Bonxies, 12 Velvet Scoters, 6 Scaup, 100+ Manx and Sooty Shearwaters and one Balearic Shearwater. Plus the following year-birds.

211. Long-tailed Duck

212. Grey Phalarope

213. Leach's Petrel

3:41 pm
October 5, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

Timed my arrival well at Whitburn this morning, as they were just pulling an OBP out of the nets.

209. Olive-backed Pipit

210 Firecrest – 3 seen, 2 self-found

3:47 pm
September 28, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

Another day of Yellow-browed Warblers with 3 seen and a further 3 heard around Whitburn.

208. Richard's Pipit – 2 seen well on the ground and a further bird seen in flight.

3:32 pm
September 27, 2013


Mark Harper

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A day of Yellow-browed Warblers with 7 seen and a further 6 heard around the North East, but the highlight was the one year bird.

207. Sardinian Warbler – St Abbs Head

3:54 pm
September 26, 2013


Mark Harper

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A superb day in the North East.

204. Pomarine Skua – 3 past Whitburn, included 2 with spoons

205. Bluethroat – immature / female at St Mary's Island

206. American Golden Plover – St Mary's Island

4:59 pm
September 25, 2013


Mark Harper

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A wet day around Whitburn, the highlight was not a year bird, but a fine looking Red-breasted Flycatcher.

202. Yellow-browed Warbler

203. Brambling

5:43 pm
September 24, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

Just back from a few days in Scotland.

195. Slavonian Grebe – One at Loch Ruthven

196. Crested Tit – A couple seen at Abernethy Forest

197. Ptarmigan – Two on Cairngorm

198. Brent Goose – Cublin Sands

199. Pink-footed Goose – Cublin Sands

200. Hooded Crow – Cublin Sands

201. Ring-necked Duck – Meikle Loch

7:13 pm
September 15, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

Temptation got the better of me and I succumbed to a diversion to Spurn on my way from Nottingham to Sunderland.

194. Great Snipe

12:55 pm
September 11, 2013


Mark Harper

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A superb mornings seawatching from Whitburn, included Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Velvet Scoter, 100 + Manx and 52 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Bonxie, 10 Arctic Skuas and one year bird.

193. Scaup

3:09 pm
September 8, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

A morning on Holy Island revealed nothing new, but calling in at East Chevington on the way home added two species plus views of Spotted Crake.

191. White-rumped Sandpiper

192. Little Stint

2:31 pm
September 7, 2013


Mark Harper

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posts 149

Seawatching at Whitburn this morning.

189. Red-necked Grebe

190. Pintail

Also saw my second Common Rosefinch of the year.

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  1. Avatar of mick c mick c says:

    hi simon sorry i have not got back to you the geneorator is out on loan its down south his dad took it on holiday in the caravan he uses it for the van as there id no elictric on site he wont be back for another 3 weeks so thats a no no for that shame about it just hope it works when he gets it down there ,, im up to the neck decorating but hope to be finished in a bit what date was the moth night will try and get as things have got a bit ectic this end went on that donkins site for the tubes there pretty cheap think there about £2 some think for a pack of ten i might have read it wrong i only want a couple just for ladybirde flys or small insects
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