Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hornemann’s Redpoll

BOOM! Nuff said. Another superb day on Shetland. Star bird this evening.    

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Juvenile Montagu´s Harrier

Following the interesting post on a summering Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) on the Netherlands by Nils, I thought sharing these photos of a quite Pallid-like juvenile Montagu´s Harrier (Circus pygargus) could be of interest. The bird was seen near Zaragoza, … Continue reading

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Shetland – day 1

Martin arrived in Shetland last night, I picked him up from the last flight into Sumburgh. Talk about a kid in a toyshop – he was sooooo excited! And correspondingly loud. I could see all these people I knew giving … Continue reading

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Desert Lesser Whitethroat

Spurn Bird Observatory 23rd Sept. 2012 In brief excellent weekend at Spurn. Guided day on Saturday was followed by this wee thing on Sunday morning. Trapped at the Warren by Adam Hutt. apparent Desert Lesser Whitethroat of form halimodendri. Spurn Bird Observatory, 23rd … Continue reading

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Interesting Wilson’s Petrel

With white belly feathering One of the more curious birds seen out of a very nice selection over 2 days of full on pelagic birding at the Banco de la Concepción, N.of Lanzarote, on 15-16th Sept. 2012. It made me wonder about the Fuegian Petrel … Continue reading

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ANSWERS! to 3 Way Mystery Competition

How did you do? by Martin G and Paul Leader Thanks to all who were bold enough to have a go at the 3 ‘Mystery Bird’ photos.  Winners at the bottom- scroll down. I bet the folk who engaged with this the … Continue reading

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Potential Additions to the Palearctic List…

… from the EAST by Paul Lehman Every fall since 1999 I have spent between 5 and 6 weeks at Gambell, Alaska, an eskimo village of about 650 persons located at the northwest tip of St. Lawrence Island, in the … Continue reading

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Next Stage: Mystery Photos

Voting on Monday 14th Sept. 3 Way Mystery Photo Competition OK no outright winners. However all the right answers have been said- just not by the same person! Its a great set of 3 birds- and much to learn from … Continue reading

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Pallid Harrier: Next step in status change

First-summer male undertakes post-juvenile moult in the Netherlands. by Nils Well within the time of my birding life, Pallid Harrier was nothing less than a mythical species. Nowadays it is much less rare in NW Europe (in the Netherlands we … Continue reading

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