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    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    ...I've seen willow warblers here before so pretty confident..or am I too early?
    Highly unlikely Ian, but the way things are changing it's a possibility. I've never heard/seen a Willow warbler before early April.

    Quote Originally Posted by that_fjell_guy View Post
    ...Just looked at Chiffchaffs. Do they get streaked on their chests?...
    No streaks on a Chiffchaff.

    Have you thought of Twite? https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...ite/index.aspx

    Or, more likely at Heysham, Rock pipit https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...z/r/rockpipit/
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    Quote Originally Posted by wharfeego View Post
    Highly unlikely Ian, but the way things are changing it's a possibility. I've never heard/seen a Willow warbler before early April.
    What sounds like a WW? It was id'd by some RSPB staff last time but that was late summer on a Hill skills course I was running for them.

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    Wren sounds a lot like a willow warbler Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by iandarkpeak View Post
    what sounds like a ww?...
    wtf?

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    Cheers! Wharfeego! Rock Pipit seems to fit the bill!! One off the virtual tick list!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    Geoff, we spotted a very showy and vocal chiffchaff near Barden Bridge on Sunday morning. Like yours around two weeks earlier than 'normal'
    Not been aware of, or could identify Chiffchaffs before talk on the forum. So I looked them up and listened to recordings of their song then hit the countryside. Heard and saw them locally round Otley - I know they are not rare, but a new bird for me. Slowly we learn to identify more. Thanks for setting me off folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    Wren sounds a lot like a willow warbler Ian
    Quote Originally Posted by wharfeego View Post
    wtf?
    thanks both..I think

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    Ring Ouzel - the first I've ever seen.
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    Paused today's run for a few minutes by the lake at the bottom of Longcliffe Quarry. Lots of audible bird-life, but very little visible. Unfortunately I am completely clueless with regard to bird-song, so all I could identify were what I could see: mallard and coot on the lake.

    This disused quarry, this big hole, is a scar on the landscape, yet it has a certain beauty, especially with the evening sunlight shining on the slopes above the east face of the quarry.

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    Back from a week in Andalusia, Spain and watched a Montague harrier hunting the olive groves. Standing by the pool with binoculars and the bird below, lovely sighting.
    But have to say i found the Spanish agricultural practices (in our area) most depressing, people moan about the UK farming but i thought their landscape far less diverse and sympathetic to wildlife than ours.

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