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Cumbria and Scotland's LB Dowitcher

Posted by meg33 on October 8, 2011 at 5:55 AM

Well this week Ive had a few site visits and have been able to fit in a bit of birding.


250+ Pinkfeet south over Maryport this morning 10-45



Sea watch from 8-15 to 10-30

1 Pom for 30 min harassing gulls and gannets.

2 Sandwich tern

Few Gannet, Kittiwakes and Cormorant.

10 Red Throated Diver

Guillemots a few.

1 Golden plover and 1 Purple Sand past south

1 Drake Common Scoter South very Close.


Grune point

Pretty quite in the Strong wind

A Juv Marsh Harrier

8 Pintail

2 Black-tailed Godwit.

12 Teal

Plenty of Mallard.

1 Dunlin

Black-tailed Godwit


Friday Long-billed Dowitcher.

Just finishing a site visit when a message came through of a Long billed dowitcher. So i gave Keith a ring, he juggled his work load around and just after lunch we were on our way to Caerlaverock. On arriving the bird was immediately in view and showed reasonably well for a couple of minutes before roosting behind the island out of view for ages then it flew to another area of the pond where it was just visible through the grass, a very nice bird all the same. 10 Ruff with 3 Dunlin Dropped in Briefly and a Juv Female Peregrine made a couple of Passes. Barnacle and Pinkfooted goose were flying over and loads of ducks were on the pond.

Long-billed Dowitcher


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