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W/e 20th March

Posted by meg33 on March 20, 2011 at 7:04 AM

Sorry not updated lately....

20th March Adult Yellow legged Gull

Tristan found an Adult yellow legged gull in Whitehaven Yesterday so decided to have a look this morning before the place got busy. Fortunately it was still present, unfortunately it was p*ssing it down...Rare here in the Spring.

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19th March Kielder Water

Today was looking to be a nice clear day so though id try to go see some Goshawk displaying around Kielder Water. By the time we arrived it had gone cloudy but undeterred we walked along the north end Viaduct. We were lucky to see a family of Crossbill from the pines, mum dad and 1 juv. Bad record shot of the juvenile.

And one of the Adults...

 

Whilst watching the Crossbill a very nice Male Goshawk flew across, giving us a nice closeup view. Buzzards seem to be everywhere and my first Migrant of the spring in the form of a Sand Martin.......

We had lunch in the pub overlooking kielder where i could see a Goshawk dive bombing a Buzzard then a little later from same area another or same showing but distantly. I then managed to read a ring on the Leg of an Oystercatcher, just waiting on results... More Crossbill and Buzzards from here. We saw little else after and headed home.

 

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14th March

I had a day around the solway, but the only highlight for the day was a Drake Green Winged teal at Campfield Marsh. 50+ Sanderling at Crosscanonby. Boooooo.

i did take some shots of a Kestrel.

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13th March

Rach n I Decided to have a trip out to Bassenthwaite lake, 275 Cormorant, 2 Drake Red breasted Merg, 3 Goosander, 3 Pairs of Great crested Grebe, all displaying, 10 Feral Barnacle, Plenty of Goldeneye and Tufted Duck.

Then we moved onto Borrowdale but still very quiet. Just 60+ Feral Barnacle Geese feeding in the fields. A Calling Tawny Owl was about the highlight..

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12th March

Had a couple hours around Workington Siddick and Soddy, very very quiet, only highlight if you can call it that was the usual Med gull. Looking rather smart now.

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