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9 hours ago, islandgun said:

great pics Wonder if the snow in the NE has moved them on too fresh grazing

Numbers built up here as soon as the cold spell started after Xmas. Inland roosts frozen and undoubtedly birds moving from the East has put a lot of geese onto the Solway. Plenty of grazing but farmers with winter crops taking a hammering.

Just fortunate we have been able to get on the shore all season. I will enjoy the last week!

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15 hours ago, Dave at kelton said:

Just couldn’t concentrate today. We had between 1,000 & 2,000 pinks within two hundred yards of the house, grazing all day. Nothing for it but to grab the long lense.1A349084-89BB-44A6-9FBB-449E59285A60.jpeg.53a16ad916a9b2a6a58fb25f3d051ae7.jpeg

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Fantastic photos Dave especially the bottom one

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5 hours ago, Dave at kelton said:

Numbers built up here as soon as the cold spell started after Xmas. Inland roosts frozen and undoubtedly birds moving from the East has put a lot of geese onto the Solway. Plenty of grazing but farmers with winter crops taking a hammering.

Just fortunate we have been able to get on the shore all season. I will enjoy the last week!

Funny they never head over here, although there does seem to be more woodcock

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1 hour ago, Dave at kelton said:

I haven’t seen as many woodcock this year

I’ve flushed a few as I’ve gone through the local woods, similar numbers but never huge here. I don’t shoot them though.

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On 13/02/2021 at 17:58, Dave at kelton said:

I haven’t seen as many woodcock this year

Strangely enough , our Pinks have gone down in numbers this last week and the Woodcock have made up for there loss , they are everywhere and very hungry as well , one dyke down the marsh that always keep open during most spells of hard weather were full of Woodcock , you know they are hungry because as soon as they are disturbed they are back feeding once you have walked past . tomorrow the spell of cold weather should break with well above freezing temp , if it had carried on for a few more days we could have missed the last few days of coastal fowling due to a hard weather ban .

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27 minutes ago, marsh man said:

Strangely enough , our Pinks have gone down in numbers this last week and the Woodcock have made up for there loss , they are everywhere and very hungry as well , one dyke down the marsh that always keep open during most spells of hard weather were full of Woodcock , you know they are hungry because as soon as they are disturbed they are back feeding once you have walked past . tomorrow the spell of cold weather should break with well above freezing temp , if it had carried on for a few more days we could have missed the last few days of coastal fowling due to a hard weather ban .

Thawing here today. Ground is frozen but water lying on top, perfect leg breaking conditions. Haven’t seen our pinks today. First day this past week they haven’t been next to the house. See what flight I get tomorrow.

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