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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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