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In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:If you were small, bright blue and orange
Damn, you've seen me in my Saturday night gear!!
In reply to Alan.:
Alan. said:Barred Warbler on Wirral Hazel...up and at em!
Ohhh, probably too late already Alan - I've just come off long phone call (via Viber on mobile) with friends in Australia who are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary today ! Do you know where on the Wirral it is ? Being a Sunday I can already see a football size crowd with bins and cameras lol
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Thanks anyway Alan, good to know there's a nice rarity around; weather is beautiful this morning with mostly blue sky and lots of sunshine. We tend to avoid going birding at weekend due to reserves being extra busy and I can only imagine the 6 deep row of birders/photographers if this bird is still around lol With the Pied Wheatear we saw in Nov. last year we waited a few days before going and there were far less people once the "tickers" had gone ! Hopefully this bird may stick around an extra day or two.
post edit: at least I know what it looks like now lol
A trip to Durlston Country Park (Swanage) today, a pleasant stroll along the cliff top path, little to see except a good few jackdaws, one of which was pretending to be magpiric
And some Rock Pipits (dark legs and bill)
and some flutterbies which I'll put in that thread.
And then we got home and Mrs PB only went and made some proper bread pudding Nom NomNom
EDIT Did I snap a swallow without realising? (Massively cropped and only one shot)
Young male Green Woodpecker in the garden.
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