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19th August Trip to Dinnet and the back of Glen Tannar
One of a few not very succssful trips was a day at Dinnet with Alex.  The aim was to find a Redstart for my list and a Green Woodpecker for Alex to move from his 'heard' listing to a 'seen' listing and of course to get photographs. We Started at the Vat o' ...
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August - Cairnbulg Harbour
  I visited Cairnbuld Harbour many times during August.  It is the nearest bit of the sea to our house and the village shop is the closest place to buy a morning paper.  Most times I buy a paper I also look at the sea and foreshore just yo see whats about. ...
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August Morning Walks
My morning walks continued as usual, almost, on one day I was joined by Neve my granddaughter who wanted to get up early and come on the walk with me when the family visited. Neve Striding Out  On that walk we saw a Roe Deer and Rabbits and Lapwing Roe Deer...
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August Sea Watching
I have snatched the odd half hour to gaze out to sea through my telescope.  Other bird watchers in the area were seeing all sorts of birds that I could add to my list, some of them would be 'lifers' for me.   Shearwaters, Skuas and Petrels were the targets....
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The Blog is Back in Business
After an absence of more than a month the blog is back by popular demand.  I took the view that as I had reached my target of 200 birds species for 2017 that I could relax a bit and in doing so I have let the blogging slide.  But so many people have asked w...
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Today (13th August was a RSPB Aberdeen and District Members Group outing to Glensaugh and Glen Dye. Brian picked me up just before 8 o' Clock.  It was about a two hour drive to the rendezvous at the James Hutton Institute farm at Glensaugh.  The first bit o...
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Target Reached. Bird No. 200 seen on 1st August.
The end of July and I am on 198 birds just two short of the target.  Its time for a big effort to get two more birds. So on 1st August Alex and I set out on a 'Big Trip' My aim was to get two new birds to take me to the 200. For Alex, who already had 200 bi...
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Someone asked me the other day why I had not done a blog for a few weeks.  I have to confess to being a bit flattered.  I didn't know my #My200BirdingYear would be missed.   All the excuses I that sprang to mind seemed a little weak.  I had a cold at the be...
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On Sunday I was up at 4.00am to find some early morning birds on Deeside.  First stop the Boat Inn in Aboyne.  This is where Garden Warblers hang out.  On Sunday they were having a lie in.  There was not sight nor sound of them. Second stop was the Oak Wood...
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Good News and Bad News
First the bad news. Last night I did an audit of the bird species I have seen this year.   In my last post I stated that the total for the year was 195.  It is in fact 194.  The list of birds seen on the right hand side is correct it is just my adding up th...
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