August 2006 Archives

Tropical on Mt Baker

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Geese back

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First seven Pink Feet back at Martin Mere yesterday. There goes the summer - here comes AUTUMN!!!!!
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....

Stealin' the wind from our sails

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An exercise in perspective....

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I thought Formby Point wasn't bad today, but Neill's just e-mailed me from Australia, if you can't handle hardcore bird envy, don't read any further.....

Seawatch 27.8.06

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Bazzo's Seawatch 21.8.06

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Tides are good this week and Barry McCarthy was at Formby Point today - he reports a steady passage of terns, inc 215 Sandwich, 2 juv Arctic Skuas and 22 Manx Shearwaters. Worth a look all week really.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....

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Back on dry land

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No sleep 'til Bulwer's!

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Went on the "Ultimate Pelagic" from Falmouth out to the abyssal deeps off the continental shelf of the eastern Atlantic earlier this week....

Take a ride on the Bittern Bus

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Press release from Lancs County Council - People looking for something different to do on Sundays are being invited to “take flightâ€? on the Bittern Bus.

Attention seeking

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I think this young Blackbird was just attention seeking a day or so ago at Dempsey Towers - it's not THAT hot anymore (and yes, I do know the grass needs cutting).

Wind looks good....

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Looks perfect for seawatching at the moment, but here's a cautionary tale....

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For all the mothmen and mothwomen out there - catch details from the weekend....

Muggy day on the marsh

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Quiet, with very little water at Marshside now....these four Snipe were feeding at the Hesketh Road end of Marshside One.

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How wild was your seawatch?

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Now that's what I call a raging hooley!
Managed to get down to check the stormy sea off Ainsdale for an hour or so between 4pm and 5.10pm.

Text from Bazzo....5pm

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Barry McCarthy caught the tide for a seawatch at Formby Point this afternoon (1.20pm to 4.10pm) - 2 Storm Petrels, 237 Manx Shearwaters, 5 Little Terns, 1 Arctic Skua, plus Gannets, a few scoters, Arctic Terns etc - tomorrow could be a belter if the wind keeps up!

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