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Eider Duck

Observed: 4th December 2012 By: EsklingEskling’s reputation in BirdsEskling’s reputation in BirdsEskling’s reputation in BirdsEskling’s reputation in Birds
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nightfly's picture

Thats a bird Ive been hoping

Thats a bird Ive been hoping to get a shot of recently Philip. Did you bump into any pheasant along the cliff path there?

Cathal.

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No pheasant - that would have been good!

Just a couple of teams of workmen trying to stablise sections of the path. It'll be great when its finished (and hopefully a bit drier). Then maybe more people will get to hear of the 'Wizard of Zigton'!

Philip

PS I did mention on 2 other observations that I was encroaching on other iSpot users' territory!

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Which ones Philip? Yeah the

Which ones Philip? Yeah the path needs work for sure, its been falling away for several years due to very heavy rain, large areas of rock face have been exposed as the water saturated soil slips seawards.

Wizard of Wigton?

It wont come as any surprise to you that my brother met a lizard on that path before. I havent personally myself yet.

Cathal.

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No surprise at all (but good to know)

Ideal spot for lizards - I had made a mental note to have a look next spring!

(The 'Wizard of Zigton' is an odd inscription I read on a gravestone at Layd Church.)

Philip

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Oh right, Its a new one to

Oh right,

Its a new one to me- the wizard. An odd inscription for a headstone but Layde is an odd church yard.

I have no doubt you will find a lizard along there in the spring if you have a look. I have yet to find one outside of my moorland haunts but you seem to be very good at finding them on the coast. Good luck.

Cathal.

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Finally got back

Not spring but I did finally get back to the cliff path today and saw quite a few lizards there. See new observation http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/345398

Philip