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Rare bird sighting!


I have just been informed that we may well have an influx of bird-watchers tomorrow, because a rare African Weever has been blown off-course and landed at the Dungeness RSPB Reserve. This place is well known for rare birds getting lost, so you can imagine the bird-watching jungle drums being banged all over the place within the next few days!

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will look that up merfyn, not seen one before, why cant it land in blackpool lol

23 Sep, 2009


We had a hoopoe up here a few winters ago, and the number of bird watchers knocking on our door asking if we'd seen it was unbelievable! A nice man from the RSPB called and told me to get in the bacon and rolls as we'd make a fortune selling them to punters over the weekend!
AND he spotted the bird, and gave me a shuftie through his bins! Don't know whether the hoopoe made it or not, I like to hope he blew southwards but if not, he'll have perished in the cold northern winter. ;-(
A 'rare' bird is usually a 'lost' bird.
Hope you see your Weaver, Merf!

23 Sep, 2009


Bscott i have pic of a hoopoe i took on holiday in portugal if you want to see it, page 9 of my pics

23 Sep, 2009


Cool, San! Will go and have a look...they're lovely looking birds, aren't they?
Ta for going for a look now!

23 Sep, 2009


only got him from the back as i was on the balcony

23 Sep, 2009


Be good if you get to see it Merfyn,I remember seeing a lot of birdwatchers in the Lakes a few years back,have to laugh at the memory because I was interested in the birds and hubby was more into all the fantastic camera gear and bins.........

23 Sep, 2009


I know what you mean about drums this happened here a few years ago just up the road from me 2 pink starlings from Russia had flew off course and nested in fir trees, in a ladies back garden the road was full of bird watches with cameras too.

23 Sep, 2009

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