March 2006 Archives

Can't go wrong now....

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It's hard to have a bad day birding at the moment _ if you can dodge the rain, Spring migrants are pouring through.

Fuzzy Pine Martens this time

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Tech heads still trying to load my video of these beasties onto the blog...in the meantime here's a few blurred night time shots....

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At last....Spring has Sprung!

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Plenty of birds on the move now that the temperatures have edged up and the wind has begun behaving itself.

Quick visit to the marsh...

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Whizzed around Marshside this morning prior to Mother's Day dinner etc etc.

Fuzzy Waxwing gallery...

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Okay, I can't resist it...here's a few more blurred Waxwings from Scotland.....

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Just back from a week in FREEZING Speyside with Mrs D....
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Apologies for blog-neglect .....normal service will be resumed tomorrow (I promise)!
My Daily Post column this week is on a great new book, plus Sprawks, Coltsfoot and Feral Pigeons eating earthworms.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...

Press release from DEFRA

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DEFRA have released the following press release, entitled GREEN FARMERS HELP NORTH WEST BIRD POPULATION BEAT NATIONAL AVERAGE, which makes interesting reading.

Mother's Day ideas.....

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The RSPB contacted me with details of a few events they've got planned at Marshside.

I need access information!

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The ECHO carried a story last week about plans down at the docks to relax some of the "anti-terror" access rules that effectively made getting to Seaforth way too much hassle for normal mortals.

New garden tick ....????

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I've had loads of Grey Wagtails flying over Dempsey Towers, but this afternoon my first bird "on the deck" wandered up the garden path....

More Redwings, not Wheatears....

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Bill Merriman just e-mailed me from Childwall where he had five Redwings in his garden while clearing the snow yesterday _ winter doesn't want to make way for the Swallows just yet!

Marshside gulag....

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Freezing out on the marsh today, with loads of snow and a cruel easterly cutting thro' everything.
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Tropical at Taggs

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Better late than never...."Tropical" Thomason had ELEVEN Jack Snipe at Taggs Island on Wednesday.

Waiting for a Wheatear....

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The rain continues to batter down as I bash this in, but all is not lost.

Latest from Downholland....

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Latest records from Downholland/Haskayne, courtesy of Derek Williams....

Parkgate high tide extravaganza

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"Just to let you know we had two fabulous days at Parkgate last week, on Wednesday and Thursday," Richard Smith told me _and he wasn't kidding!

Avocets all asleep

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Cold but sunny at Marshside today...4 Avocets - fast asleep for most of the time.
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Busy few days _ off to the Philharmonic with the in-laws, bit of gull roosting and seawatching and lots of snow...(and even some work).
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