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RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:46 pm
by Paul Dan | 280 Posts

Been laid up for a couple of weeks so I must be the only person in the north east not to have seen the bee eater. First Chance to go will be Friday so if anyone hasn't seen it get over tomorrow cos it will defiantly be gone Friday

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#2162

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:15 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Some more shot's of Bee Eater from today...Also good to meet a few of the lad's....Ray-s. Derek,Laurence & Micky.s. Nice to meet you lad's.Hope I haven't left anybody out..

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#2163

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:04 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Quote: Jarra Sid wrote in post #2162
Some more shot's of Bee Eater from today...Also good to meet a few of the lad's....Ray-s. Derek,Laurence & Micky.s. Nice to meet you lad's.Hope I haven't left anybody out..

Nice pics Sid - and great to put a face to the name at last, was nice to have a natter with you and Dave (Red) - and was also nice to meet Micky-S & Laurence again

Couple more from me:




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Cheers,
Derek

Website: http://www.digiphotog.com/derekbilton

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#2164

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:17 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Great Pic's Derek,2nd & 5th photo are my favourite's.....Enjoyed little chat today...nice to meet up at last..

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RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:25 pm
by sedgedunum warbler | 5 Posts

I hope it hangs around for a couple of more days at least Sid. As i said, i saw it on Sunday but it was quite distant and images i captured weren't the best so desperate to get some better. Looks like it was fairly close today.

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RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:29 pm
by Mickys | 70 Posts

After having recently missed out on the barred warbler, dusky warbler and pallas's warbler at Whitburn (even though I was in Whitburn at the time!) I think my luck might be changing.
Left work early today and spotted around 20 waxwing near Hebburn Metro station. Then went to Seaburn to see if I could find the bee eater......and there it was looking stunning. Showing really well. Got some nice shots. They are very similar to Jarra Sid's.
It was good to meet Degsy, Red and Jarra Sid. After reading all your posts it was nice to catch up with you.


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#2167

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:07 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

Counted 55 Greylags at 11am today on the field to the east of Boldon Flats, that's a massive increase from the 13 I counted here yesterday.


http://www.robadairpetcare.co.uk

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#2168

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:12 pm
by DCJ | 64 Posts

Tyne Tees visited today, I nominated Jimmy Wagner for the interview, needles to say he wasn't happy :=D

Cold front coming from the north so it might get away ok, I hope!

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RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:06 pm
by Michael_A | 74 Posts

Nice flight shots, didn't get any worth posting. Watched Tyne Tees local news they gave the interview to a chap from Manchester. Bet Jimmy's was better.

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#2170

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:15 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Photo's In Sunderland Echo & Shield's Gazette tonight,(reporter's visited yesterday)..


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#2171

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:05 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Nice round of seconds there Davy! ....would have loved Jimmy being on the news.

Cooky was interviewed on a slot with Radio Newcastle about tea time.


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RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:33 pm
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

A couple of the Bee Eater from today, visited twice today, once with a half blid man - JBee, who had just been to the eye infermary, and had to go back with the missus, before her bottom lip dropped off, well! thats my excuse .

Nice meeting you the other day Sid, another name to go with a face, Oh! and nice photos, considering the windy conditions .

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Ray

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#2173

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:49 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Ray's and Davy's shots posted on this forum today show the bird to be in better condition plumage wise than last Saturday....

This shot was taken before a Blackbird was seen to have a go at the bird.

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RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:23 am
by Berb | 133 Posts

Yes very nice bird to observe from close quarters,i could see it yesterday actually getting the stinger off the wasp by rubbing it on a branch or phone wire before eating it,lightning fast when catching its prey and love its call, well done to all who managed to get some shots of it flying,i tried and failed miserably.
Lets just hope it gets its Vasco De Gama head on in the next few days and makes it home to sunnier climes.

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RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:56 am
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

Quote: (Ray's and Davy's shots posted on this forum today show the bird to be in better condition plumage wise than last Saturday.).

I Steve, It's definately feeding well, I'm supprised there's any wasps left in the hive.


Ray

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