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« Reply #75 on: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 14:23:27 »

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Took the dog to Somerford Common this afternoon and managed to see a couple of Little Owls. I had the camera with me, but couldn't get a good shot. I really need to invest in a longer lens.

I came across an elevated bird hide too, so might be good for twitching if you're into that kind of thing.
Are you sure that is what the "hide" was?  I believe it to be an elevated position for deer shooting!!  At least that is what I have seen it used for!!
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« Reply #76 on: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 14:32:49 »

Well, it's a hut on stilts. I guess it could be used for either purpose.
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« Reply #77 on: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 14:38:49 »

Well, it's a hut on stilts. I guess it could be used for either purpose.
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« Reply #78 on: Monday, September 10, 2018, 15:00:23 »

  An interesting spot in West Swindon!

  http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/16831926.rare-hoopoe-bird-ruffles-feathers-in-west-swindon/?ref=mr&lp=6#gallery0
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« Reply #79 on: Monday, September 10, 2018, 18:09:52 »

I saw that on Twitter (appropriately) Very nice spot. They're not even that easy to find in Southern Europe these days (in my limited experience)
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« Reply #80 on: Monday, September 10, 2018, 20:02:57 »

Saw a Cream Coloured Courser once. Not it wasn't my Dad's old motor either.  Cheesy
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« Reply #81 on: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 08:23:19 »

Saw a Cream Coloured Courser once. Not it wasn't my Dad's old motor either.  Cheesy



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I am sorry I don't understand your East Midland twang Cheesy
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« Reply #82 on: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:39:42 »



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I am sorry I don't understand your East Midland twang Cheesy

That's a cortina! My old man did have a lovely BROWN Cortina in the late 80's. When you could still pick up a "runner" for under 200.

In all seriousness though, a Cream Coloured Courser is a genuine bird I've been apparently lucky to see (I'm no twitcher but I do like the more colourful birds). This looks a bit Sandpipery/Bantamish

https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0000530326
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« Reply #83 on: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 15:38:30 »

Bill Oddie in a bird hide this am.
I was looking for a Knot or a Wryneck - my twitching is almost as bad as Town's defending  Crying
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« Reply #84 on: Monday, January 13, 2020, 00:30:22 »

The little egret has made an appearance again, just off Tewkesbury Way.
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« Reply #85 on: Monday, January 13, 2020, 00:37:46 »

The little egret has made an appearance again, just of Tewkesbury Way.

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The way you worded that "Little Egret, of Tewkesbury Way..."
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« Reply #86 on: Monday, January 13, 2020, 09:41:00 »

The little egret has made an appearance again, just off Tewkesbury Way.

They are bloody everywhere up here!
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« Reply #87 on: Monday, January 13, 2020, 11:28:00 »

Whilst staying near Amsterdam in October I was rather surprised to see quite a lot of bright green Parakeets in the trees near us.  Didn't really seem right for a northern European city but apparently they have made their home in the area quite successfully after being bought in as pets in the 60's and 70's.
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« Reply #88 on: Monday, January 13, 2020, 11:36:14 »

You see them around in the UK too. Sometimes this way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feral_parakeets_in_Great_Britain

First time I saw one (Ciren)  I thought someone's pet had escaped.
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« Reply #89 on: Monday, January 13, 2020, 11:36:51 »

There's thousands of Indian ring neck parakeets in SE England.
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