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South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:38 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

This annual winter bird race within South Tyneside has been arranged to take place next Sunday the 13th.

If anyone who hasn't been contacted already fancies taking part in this full day, get in touch so teams and numbers can be assembled.


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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:33 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

Put my name down please Steve.


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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:52 pm
by Stuart | 18 Posts

Hi steve.I'm up for that. Sounds like a good fun challenge. Only joined forum recently so prob missed message. A bit info about it if poss would be great. Cheers mate

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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:08 pm
by pwduncan | 49 Posts

Sorry I'm gonna miss it, but I would be useless anyway! Hope you all enjoy it.


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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:58 am
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Brief run down of the event and rules etc.

All day event starting from 8am and finshing at 4pm (sighting wise). This year Ive been told that the meet up point at the end of the race is to be the New Crown pub at the north end of the Leas. Here the totals will be collected and the winning team declared. Generally you have to be at the meeting point before 4.30pm.

Normally a team has to consist of at least 3 persons.

Two persons from each team has to be able to id a bird by sight or sound to be able to count it on thier team list.

The boundary of South Tyneside is the counting area, .......Seawatching and flyovers plus sighting on the Tyne etc. count also. If a bird is landed for example on the roofs of the Fish quay, its up for debate at the end of the race wether or not its countable.(which I doubt).

Some teams pick themselves i.e. Hoggies etc. But everyone is asked if they are happy with thier team sellections when they have been made. In the past persons who cannot drive or don't know the area that well are put in teams that can and do. Also less experienced folk are placed with more knowledgeable birders.

If any really good birds are found then the news is passed onto the other teams.

Its a good laugh (especially the count up) and a canny day around the doors.

87 species was the winning total for a good few years. Last year I think 73? which seen all teams struggling to reach 70.

I'll pass the names on folks so the teams can be sorted.


http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/

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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:40 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Anyone wishing to take part in this event please meet in the Whitburn lodge car park at 7.45am on Sunday.


http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/
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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:51 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Quote: Steve Egglestone wrote in post #6
Anyone wishing to take part in this event please meet in the Whitburn lodge car park at 7.45am on Sunday.

Rules me out - still snoozing at that time


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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:22 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

beauty sleep ?????
hahahaha

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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:16 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Quote: sless wrote in post #8
beauty sleep ?????
hahahaha

LOL - nah, don't need any of that Sless mate - however DCJ gets up very early, he may need a bit

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Only kidding Dave - LOL


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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:25 am
by sless | 150 Posts

hahahahha class

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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:13 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Hats off to the winning team of Keith and Ian Mc. and sless. Cracking total of 86 counted...well done lads!

92 species picked up in total between the teams.

Great turn out this year with 4 teams taking part ( 15 folk) .


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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:46 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

what a great day,worn out now tho cheers

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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:59 am
by keithmc | 318 Posts

I think the total was 95 in the end Steve, great day out looking forward to next year


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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:36 am
by IanMc | 343 Posts

Aye great day lads, so close to the record aswell, we'll do it next year!

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RE: South Tyneside winter Bird race 2013

in General Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:50 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Quote: IanMc wrote in post #14
Aye great day lads, so close to the record aswell, we'll do it next year!


What is the record Ian ?

John


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