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Subject: Re: The HOUSE CROW trip
From: Eamonn O'Donnell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Irish Bird Network <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 17 Sep 2010 21:51:21 +0100
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Never meant to insult Phil. Thought you would see the funny side.

I hope somebody did.






On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Phil Davis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Eamonn, your reply does insult  me , I look forward to meeting you in the
> field some day, when we can discuss this man to man .
> Phil. Its good to talk. also action speaks louder than words.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eamonn" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 4:13 PM
> Subject: Re: The HOUSE CROW trip
>
>
> Phil,
> Jane Goodall spent 20 years with Chimpanzees but that didn't make her a
> monkey :-)
>
> Bob
>
> -----Original Message-----
>
>> From: Irish Bird Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>>
> Phil Davis
> Sent: 17 September 2010 16:06
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: The HOUSE CROW trip
>
> Eamonn, I have held an Irish Passport for many years and am probably as
> Irish as most of the Irish Soccer Team, I have also been part of the
> Irish
> birding scene for maybe 20 years, so no I am not insulted.
>
> Phil.
> ----- Original Message -----
>
>> From: "Eamonn O'Donnell" <[log in to unmask]>
>>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:45 PM
> Subject: Re: The HOUSE CROW trip
>
>
>  I would also like to think that having an uneventful 2.5 hours drive
>> anywhere is a good thing. When something exciting happens on a drive
>>
> it is
>
>> usually bad !
>>
>> I'm sure Phil is highly insulted as he is one of your own.
>>
>> Carrion Crows indeed.
>>
>> Bob
>> P.S. I don't totally disagree with you Lee but there must a limit?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM, Lee G R Evans <[log in to unmask]>
>>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>  TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
>>>
>>> Arrived in Rosslare Harbour somewhat behind  schedule because of the
>>>
>> near
>
>> gale force SW wind overnight but quickly met Anne  of Budget Hire and
>>>
>>
>  were
>>> away by 0730 hours.
>>>
>>> Rather uneventful 2.5 hour drive across  Wexford and Waterford in to
>>> County
>>> Cork, although Little Egrets were frequently  seen, including 25
>>>
>> roosting
>
>> at high tide near Fota Wildlife Park.
>>>
>>> Arrived on Great Island and in Cobh town  centre at 0950 hours and
>>>
>> joined
>
>> Irish lone birder Phil Davis and Brits SJMG,  Neil Alford, Mel
>>> Billington,
>>> Brett Richards, John Regan and Tony Ford. A total  of 11 birders then
>>>
>>
>  spent
>>> over two hours feeding and watching the adult-type  INDIAN HOUSE
>>>
>> CROW. It
>
>> clearly favoured the drainpipe and sheltered roof cavity  above Papa
>>> Johns
>>> restaurant and commuted between there and the small seafront  green
>>> adjacent to
>>> the Westbourne Terrace. It loosely associated with the local  Rooks,
>>> Jackdaws
>>> and Carrion Crows but was more alert and agile and more private,
>>> preferring to fly off with its food and eat it more in privacy and
>>> afforded
>>> excellent views. It was in active wing and tail moult and was very
>>>
>> vocal
>
>> and was
>>> frequently mimicking the local Jackdaws. It had been initially
>>>
>> discovered
>
>> by
>>> resident birder Jim Wilson and everyone we met in the town and were
>>> intrigued by  our presence either personally knew Jim or knew of him
>>>
>> !
>
>>
>>> We could not locate either the adult  Sabine's or adult Glaucous
>>>
>> Gulls
>
>> seen
>>> recently in the Cobh Harbour front but we  did see an adult
>>>
>> Mediterranean
>
>> Gull, 5 Common Terns and numerous Sandwich  Terns.
>>>
>>> BALLYNAMONA STRAND, BALLYCOTTON
>>>
>>> Half an hour away was Ballycotton and an  hour or two was spent here
>>> searching for rare waders. There was no sign of any  Buff-breasted
>>> Sandpipers and
>>> the juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper had flown off north  just prior to
>>>
>> our
>
>> arrival but we did see 5 juvenile CURLEW SANDPIPERS, 3  juvenile
>>>
>> LITTLE
>
>> STINTS, 3
>>> WHIMBREL, 28 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Common Greenshank  and an
>>>
>> excellent
>
>> number of Ringed Plovers.
>>>
>>> Highlight was perhaps the single LAPLAND  BUNTING in the stubble
>>>
>> field
>
>> immediately north of the car park, although as  usual I was delighted
>>>
>> to
>
>> have
>>> the opportunity to study so many first-winter  WHITE WAGTAILS in the
>>> upper
>>> tide wrack and the 40 or so Northern  Wheatears.
>>>
>>> TACUMSHANE LAKE
>>>
>>> What a fantastic area and because we failed  to pack Wellington
>>>
>> Boots, we
>
>> did not have the opportunity to do the site justice  and dipped out
>>>
>> on
>
>> the
>>> 6
>>> Buff-breasted Sandpipers at ''The Patches'' and the 5 or  so Pectoral
>>> Sandpipers that were around; we also failed in our quest to locate
>>> either
>>> of the
>>> two Blue-winged Teals nor the 2 Glossy Ibises.
>>>
>>> We did find a ringtail HEN HARRIER, juvenile  BLACK TERN, SPOTTED
>>> REDSHANK
>>> and a few Ruff and 25 Little Egrets flew west to  roost.
>>>
>>> Good Birding Always
>>>
>>>
>>> Lee G R Evans
>>> British Birding Association
>>> UK400 Club,  Rare Birds Magazine, Ornithological Consultant and
>>> Conservationist
>>>
>>> Keep  up with Lee's daily exploits on his DIARY PAGE at
>>> http://thebirdingdiariesofleeevans.blogspot.com/
>>>
>>> Discussion Forum/Email  Group:
>>>
>> _http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UK400Club/_
>
>> (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UK400Club/)
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>> _
>>>
>>>
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>
>> (
>>>
>>>
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>
>> )
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>>>
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>>>
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>
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>>>
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>>> England
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>>>
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>
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