Wednesday, 25 August 2010

We apologize for the delay in the publication of the latest addition of Yorkshire Birding (19.2). This has been due to technical problems with one of the computers suffering an attack from the latest virus doing the rounds (mixcomputerwoznackered). Fortunately this problem has now been rectified and the magazine has gone to print and should be out within the next couple of weeks.

Yorkshire listers were on their toes recently following the appearance of an adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper on the Humber. The bird, an adult, was discovered early Sunday evening at Patrington Haven by wader guru John Grist. Obviously he has a 'sharp' eye as this is the second time 'Linford' has discovered a 'sharpy' following on from the two hour bird at Sammies Point on 8th September 2007. Naturally this latest bird was needed by many birders and a fair number caught up with it during the ‘Sunday night scurry’, however, it was not until its relocation at Spurn the following morning that leading Yorkshire lister Dave Hursthouse finally clapped eyes on it. This brings him level with top man Andrew Gibson who was quick to point out that the use of alphabetical order would keep him at the top, however, after much deliberation it was decided to use the good looks and charm system.............

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