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That what is Knot

Posted by on November 3, 2006 6:50 PM | 

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First off, thanks to Peter Button who sent me this pic of a Knot he took at Red Rocks over on Wirral recently.
Haven't been out much this week - first one back at work after a fortnight away is always a killer isn't it?
That and shorter days etc, mean I've just got smaller numbers of Redwings passing through in the evening over Dempsey Towers, plus a few small parties of finches and mipits going over and several Grey Wagtails back around the rooftops of Old Hall Street in Liverpool to report.
Glynn Parry had a Buzzard heading east over Bromborough while I was away and closer to home Derek Williams had a few bits and bobs over on Downholland Moss in October.
Buzzard 6
Rooks 5
fem/juv Marsh Harrier 1
Merlin 2
Sparrowhawk 2
imm Peregrine
Stock Dove 44
Skylark 1,000 (approx) on 7/10/06
Raven 3 (15/10/06)
Lapwing 400
juv Hobby 21/10/06
Corn Bunting 89
Thanks Derek (and Gary).
Plus three Ruddy Duck on the lake at Kingswood School (Scarisbrick Hall).
Thank God it's Friday - right time to get me drinking trousers on, then up early-ish 2moro' for some serious birding.....if a Black Kite can flap through Lincolnshire, who knows what's about?
My DP column tomorrow is about the North Uist Snowy Owl.
It feels like a long time ago now....
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies......

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Some stuff from Marshside today - 2 Hen Harriers towards dusk, Buzzard in off the estuary (not the RL Buzzard unfortunately), Peregrine, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Little Egret, Greenshank. At Southport Marine Lake 5 Goldeneye and 2 Black Swans.

Stephen.

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