#1801

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu May 24, 2012 8:46 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

a couple from the south pond tonight

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#1802

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu May 24, 2012 9:01 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

think they might be a bit big ???

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#1803

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu May 24, 2012 10:15 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

Sless, If you use Photoshop resize using the image size option and reduce the resolution to 72 pixels/inch from 350 and use bilinear for the resample image (sharpening) option. Another good (free) option is to download Irfanview and use the Riot plugin, around 30kb is about right for website viewing.


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#1804

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu May 24, 2012 10:20 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

i normally down size them but shot them straight on here,then thought oops,too big hahaa

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#1805

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu May 24, 2012 10:21 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

GSW nest with chicks in Harton cemetery and a Starling nest with young in the same tree only 5ft below! That's 2 GSW nests with chicks including the one in Westoe cemetery.


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#1806

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu May 24, 2012 10:40 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

what time do the gates get closed in harton cem

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#1807

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Fri May 25, 2012 10:30 pm
by keithmc | 318 Posts

2 possibly 3 wood sandpiper at boldon flats this evening 8.30- 9.30. looks a great place for waders at the minute, looks like the cattle have cut up all the wet ground when they have went to the water for a drink. couple of shots, petty the light was fading.

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#1808

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sat May 26, 2012 6:49 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Some shot's from today,Young Woodpecker etc,etc,Sand Martin's,I did come across a dead one...

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#1809

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sat May 26, 2012 11:05 pm
by keithmc | 318 Posts

1 wood sandpiper still at boldon flats today 12.30 nice to see paul glad you got it mate and steve later on, 3 wood sand there tonight 8pmish(pete collins) and a whimberel.
nice mugshot sless shields cop station?????? ha


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#1810

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun May 27, 2012 1:39 am
by sless | 150 Posts

hahaha,had to take a health and safety course and they needed a passport photo ahhaha

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#1811

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun May 27, 2012 10:38 am
by Paul Dan | 280 Posts

Aye Thanks Keith for the Lapwing tip. I did pick up another one when you left, good to hear you confirmed there are three there.

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#1812

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in Birds & Birding Sun May 27, 2012 10:19 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Highlight of the day- Watching Tree spuggs nesting again at a site they have used for years. Small population but still magic to view. And the House spuggs in the back garden, about 5 young-uns fledged from the nest in the Ivy going up the wall here.


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#1813

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed May 30, 2012 9:19 pm
by keithmc | 318 Posts

popped down shields beach this evening hoping to see some terns, but only 2 sandwich terns seen briefly flying over. single juvenile pied wagtail with 2 adults near the first gate and this ringed dunlin, first time i've seen a ringed bird of this species. ring number 75765 i'll get those details sent off. boldon flats 20+ greylag 3 curlew pied wagtail, had a chat with Paul Nellist who told me of a tawny owl he seen last night, so i headed off and got on to the bird exactly where he said he seen it nice one Paul. only got 1 shot of the bird from distance before it headed into the cover. (it is in there if you look hard enough).

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#1814

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:20 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Managed to get this shot today,near Souter Lighthouse...

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#1815

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:17 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Friday saw Dougie and I take a trip over to the Lakes to do a bit of Sherpa work for Adrian in his attempt to find and ring Peregrines. The day got off to a good start or bad one depending on how you see it the good part was finding the nest site the bad part was it took an hour to climb up to it laden with ropes and pegs in order for Adrian to absail (foolish person) down to it. 3 chicks in this one and job done we found a camp site close to the sites we were check out on Saturday and get our tents erected and have our suppers as by this time it was getting on to 7:30 pm and Doug and I were exhausted. Jason joined the gang around 10:00 pm ish having drove over after finishing work and the next morn we set off for 3 further sites.

The first site was a stiff walk and scramble to it and we were rewarded with our first views close up of Peregrine chicks which was a well deserved reward for the effort put in by all.

The next two sites proved to be fruitless but none the less we were still happy even ecstatic with the two nests we had encountered.

Doug and I left leaving Jason, Adrian and his gal to recce a further two sites on Sunday.

Big thanks to Adrian for sharing the experience of the close encounters of this bird and sharing his work space with us as we had fantastic views of the hills and valleys where these birds sit and watch down us mortals below.

John

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