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#1 manka

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:28 pm

Seen my first skien of pinks flighting in tonight about 40 birds..(seem earlier than usual)...Anyone else seen any?..

#2 DEL

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:01 pm

Heard about these birds earlier today,hopefully more to come

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:12 pm

Still waiting to see my 1st birds of the season 15th off this month around the time we start to see them reports going round is there has been some around our area

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:58 am

Strathbeg warden has posted that first birds arrived earlier this week....but some were spotted high over Montrose heading south 10-14 days ago.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:13 am

Heard about these birds earlier today,hopefully more to come


hows it goin would these be the skein i told your bro about del that me an big stu saw on our break at work skein of between 30 an 40 flew over near lockerbie yesterday about lunch time they looked to be headin for the coast. im goin out on recci today mate will let lins know if i spot them an if they are somwhere we could get a crack at them.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 05:57 pm

Hi reports are there are some pink's on loch leven still a wee bit early but good sing's as they where late last season

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:10 pm

I have just had 30-40 come over the house tonight comming into montrose basin saw my first lot beging of the week.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:33 pm

Thank's for the info v-max

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:42 pm

A few on the east coast.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:31 pm

Heard about these birds earlier today,hopefully more to come


hows it goin would these be the skein i told your bro about del that me an big stu saw on our break at work skein of between 30 an 40 flew over near lockerbie yesterday about lunch time they looked to be headin for the coast. im goin out on recci today mate will let lins know if i spot them an if they are somwhere we could get a crack at them.

aye mate.just had some fly over my house the night,not sure how many as was dark but seemed a good few

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:10 am

500 sitting on my reservoir at min been here since thursday more coming in by the day!

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:19 am

Heard the first pinks on Tues was woke up at 6.30 yesterday morning with around 50 going over my house ....they will be comeing in in there thousands over the next few weeks

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:59 am

been out this morning on the wash , and counted 27 pinks very high up going towards norfolk very early this way on ..

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:40 am

Thought some of you might like this.



Wild Geese

They're shy as the otter, they're sly as the fox,
They're worse to approach than the craftiest hind,
You may freeze on the fore-shore or crouch on the
rocks,
You may soak in the sea fog or wait in the wind,
Though their magical music will give you no peace,
Yet your bag shall go empty, for aren't they wild
geese ?

Honk-honk honk-honk the distant voices clank it;
The wet retriever trembles at your knee,
For he hears the lone notes falling
Where the long grey tides are crawling
Through the shouting west wind's buffets or the
dripping fogs chill blanket,
As the wild geese come shoreward from the sea !

You may stalk them at sundown, at dawning's first
flame,
They've ears for the wariest, softest of treads,
And stook time or snow time, the end is the same-
A picket gives warning and up go their heads:
Yes, your boots (wet as sponges in spite of their
grease)
You may wear to brown paper in chasing wild geese !

Yet still, honk-honk, a northern charm shall fold you,
Though shot shall shake the raindrops from his sides,
Though you catch the drifting clamour
Through the sleet squall's sting and hammer,
Still the flight shall work its magic and the breathless
stalk shall hold you,
When the grey geese come calling off the tides !

Patrick Chalmers.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:03 pm

Seen my first skien of pinks flighting in tonight about 40 birds..(seem earlier than usual)...Anyone else seen any?..



they wont stick around long enough for anybody to get a shot at them,they come in the tail end of a moon normally october them move down south, you will get some new arrivals that are daft and get off with the barneys in october. the pink shooting on solway dnt start till late nov thru till end of season.these birds that are in just now will be seen once then you wont see em again




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