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#11 Anderoo

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:17 PM

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What about those wonderful Cetti's Warblers it must be one of the best spots in the UK to see, (or more likely hear) them.

Tony


I'm a bit of a duffer when it comes to birds, but the whole place is full of noisy little warblers - I'm not good enough to identify the rare ones!

Some of them do a very good impression of a bite alarm :rolleyes:
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:17 PM

Good luck to all those who get a place. A great place to fish, fingers crossed on my next visit I may actually catch something :D

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:35 PM

Re long banksticks and bobbins - I will be there but not fishing, so I have 6 long banksticks and 4 long bobbins which I can lend out to anyone who wants them. The banksticks are plenty long enough for grass swims but not really long enough for the platforms. Let me know if you want to borrow anything :)

The long drop is important if you want a record bream - or even just one of the average 15lbers :D
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:55 PM

Re long banksticks and bobbins - I will be there but not fishing, so I have 6 long banksticks and 4 long bobbins which I can lend out to anyone who wants them. The banksticks are plenty long enough for grass swims but not really long enough for the platforms. Let me know if you want to borrow anything :)

The long drop is important if you want a record bream - or even just one of the average 15lbers :D


I too have plenty of long bank sticks and can lend them out to whoever wants some.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:58 PM

Anderoo
What about those wonderful Cetti's Warblers it must be one of the best spots in the UK to see, (or more likely hear) them.

Tony

We were afraid we'd lose them in last winter's freeze-up as they're on the limit of their range. However, there are at least 9 singing males this year. As you say they're hard to see once the leaves come on the trees. Their song is loud and explosive, especially for such a small bird. Once you've heard it and been told what it is it's something you won't forget.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:17 PM

We were afraid we'd lose them in last winter's freeze-up as they're on the limit of their range. However, there are at least 9 singing males this year. As you say they're hard to see once the leaves come on the trees. Their song is loud and explosive, especially for such a small bird. Once you've heard it and been told what it is it's something you won't forget.


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I was watching them in Spain on Monday where they are just as hard to spot but unmissable to hear. The funny thing is is that the Nightingales in Spain are quite confiding and sing from the top of branches telephone wires etc. so you get good views; unlike the ones I heard at Wingham when all you see is a little brown bird disapearing into a bush.

Will the first of the Orchids be coming through for the Fish In?

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:19 PM

I'm a bit of a duffer when it comes to birds, but the whole place is full of noisy little warblers - I'm not good enough to identify the rare ones!

Some of them do a very good impression of a bite alarm :rolleyes:


I've heard there's at least one Budgie been spotted recently as well.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:29 PM

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I was watching them in Spain on Monday where they are just as hard to spot but unmissable to hear. The funny thing is is that the Nightingales in Spain are quite confiding and sing from the top of branches telephone wires etc. so you get good views; unlike the ones I heard at Wingham when all you see is a little brown bird disappearing into a bush.

Will the first of the Orchids be coming through for the Fish In?

Tony


There was a nightingale singing from the top of a tree in the Top Bay a fortnight or so ago. Since that first one a lot have arrived. In fact last week one kept me awake, not with its melodic song but it's contact calls just 15 feet away. I'd swear it was also imitating a full orchestra tuning up! By 2.15 I'd had enough and shook the tree! At least it moved far enough away for me to get some sleep.

The Early Purple orchids may just about be out if we get some warm weather. Nature's catching up at last, but we're still somewhat behind inland areas.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:30 PM

We were afraid we'd lose them in last winter's freeze-up as they're on the limit of their range............. Their song is loud and explosive, especially for such a small bird.


Roll on winter! :D

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:57 PM

Anyone know how many lobworms to a c. 250g pot?
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