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17 Oct
6:56pm, 17 Oct 2021
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flyingfinn
It's also getting pretty late for Yellows? Especially as far north as Northumberland which is pretty much the limit of their range north.
17 Oct
7:05pm, 17 Oct 2021
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flyingfinn
Bit of a Dipper day for me. I was out at dawn checking the markers for a trail race and the time combined with the weather meant I had Wolfscote and Beresford Dales to myself. 5km alongside the River Dove yielded 5 Dippers (I think I heard more but didn't stop at all for careful watching) and 3 Herons. Nice to have the place entirely to myself despite the rain.
17 Oct
9:33pm, 17 Oct 2021
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Minnie Mad
Don't know really, we spent ages googling both and watching videos of them in flight and came to the conclusion yellow rather than grey, but could easily be wrong 😀
18 Oct
9:24am, 18 Oct 2021
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steve45
The call is a good clincher. Yellows only have a single " dzwee" flight call , very unlike Grey or Pied. Yellows will often call their single " dzwee" on passage. Nothing is impossible in the bird world though ...
18 Oct
11:03am, 18 Oct 2021
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Derby Tup
Size is decent marker too. Grey is much bigger than yellow (or pied)
18 Oct
11:16am, 18 Oct 2021
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bonners
Dipper envy from me😁

We've got a pair of grey wagtails that are regulars at the moment, they seem to like our roof.

Keep looking out for Curlew in the fields, but none strayed up from the estuary yet

One surprising regular is a heron. In the field most days, I usually expect to see them on river banks and the like
18 Oct
11:19am, 18 Oct 2021
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jacdaw
They like to eat frogs and invertebrates in fields, bonners. Partial to the odd vole, too, if they can catch one.
18 Oct
11:31am, 18 Oct 2021
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bonners
Cheers, they have been feeding, do wondered what on

We also get regular buzzards in the field, presume they're mainly feeding on worms
18 Oct
11:42am, 18 Oct 2021
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jacdaw
I found some pellets last winter with the remains of big moth larvae in them; they were probably buzzard pellets. But I agree, worms are most likely.
18 Oct
3:53pm, 18 Oct 2021
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Red Squirrel
Pied wagtail today. It's been a while since I've seen one. A grey flew over while I was watching it.

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