Tuesday, August 07, 2012

August 7 2012

A day out West with Ian;

Meadow Brown

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Silver-washed Fritillary

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Scotch Argus

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with thanks to Roger for on the phone guidance and tips (even though I was on the wrong bridge looking for the wrong species!!!)

Monday, August 06, 2012

August 6 2012

News filtered through last night of a Stilt Sandpiper at Low Newton. This brought on the now familiar headless chicken routine, until I remembered that I had other commitments and I couldn’t make the trip…

So, today, I have to go to work (I’m one of the few up here who still has to) and I can’t get up there till late afternoon. Eventually I’m on my way and it’s a race with a thunderstorm. I break free of the storm near Alnwick and into nice weather. Arriving at the pools, the bird is immediately on view and all of the pressure is off. It’s a stunner!

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