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Julian Thomas (⧖)
Birder based in Somerset. Tern freak. Professional pedant. Bit of a lefty but non-aligned. Views v def my own.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 12m
Cuckoo just flew across B3224 nr Treborough, E of Ralegh's Cross.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 9h
Yes, had a brilliant morning there. Was too late up today for doing the Down, but tempted for the morning. Could be good!
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 9h
Replying to @CarlBovisNature
As with most other migrant spots (and certainly all the local ones), mornings best, and the earlier the better. Not done Sand Point much, but on Brean Down by midday/early pm birds have gone quiet or moved on, and a lot more people around so disturbance much higher.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 9h
This article is from an Australian perspective, but could just as easily be written about inaction by successive British or American govts, or indeed most countries on Earth.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 9h
Replying to @_BTO @BBS_birds
Sounds good. But since when were either Wimbleball or Dulverton in Devon? 😀
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Extinction Rebellion 🐝⌛️🦋 10h
Update: statement from XR: “We would like to remind those who have ordered the police to use the “full force of the law” that is peaceful and non violent. We face a climate and ecological emergency. Now is not the time to be on the wrong side of history”
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 10h
Pretty good migrant day in Somerset, mostly coast and Avalon Marshes: Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroats, Reed and Sedge Wrbs, Garden Wrb, Yellow Wags, Wheatears, Whimbrel, Garganey. Also 2 Holly Blues (NFY) and bucketloads of Orangetips.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 10h
Back on form! 😀
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 12h
Sounds v sensible. Would prob not have been even vaguely thought of in original reintro, of course, but v worthwhile considering such issues if another one was to be done.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 13h
No sign of the stork today. A pager msg about a flyover in Wilts this pm may or not be connected.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 13h
Snap! My afternoon/evening yday too
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 20h
Replying to @zeeemanq
Meadow Pipit for me. Long and heavy streaks on rear flanks - short, thin, and petering out towards rear on Tree Pipit.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) 22h
Lesser Whitethroat at Wall Common.
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Tom Whitty Apr 18
Extinction Rebellion brilliantly explained in four minutes.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) Apr 18
So it's sort of wild then? 😉 😀
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Julian Thomas (⧖) Apr 18
Replying to @scillybirder
An interesting point. Why not indeed, if right habitat still there? Current Scottish birds are Cat C reintros from Sweden anyway, and even back in the late 80s they were suffering chick deformities etc. due to inbreeding, so more reintros improving genetic diversity would help.
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Alan Dawson Apr 18
Hi Jeff This is the same bird that we had in Oxfordshire on the 09/04/2019 Ringed in Poland 2011 but brought to rehabilitation centre in Norfolk following injury,escaped and now flying free. Green colour ring - z9404
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Wawlee Apr 18
A few dodgy crops of my very first Serin at last! A female at Reap lane this morning.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) Apr 18
Saw the stork this evening (still present 6.50pm at least). Graham Conduit had pics confirming yr ring read. Also partial no. from metal ring '256' and some lettering I couldn't read.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) Apr 18
White Stork currently (4.15pm) on Godney Moor half a mile E of Westhay Moor car park per .
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