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Monday, 6 November 2017

A new WILSON'S SNIPE at Lower Moors

A great find by Mark Halliday of this WILSON'S SNIPE at Lower Moors

  On Friday the 3rd, I got a call from Mark Halliday telling me that he had a snipe earlier at Lower Moors showing characteristics of a WILSON'S SNIPE!! He was just returning home on the boat when he called me and later he sent me some pics of the bird in question. Mark told me that Adam Hutt was very happy with it. I showed the pics around to the island birders and the following day Mark sent some different pics and yeah, it looked really good for a Wilson's! Saturday and Sunday, I was at Lower Moors for the snipe but all the waders were out in the middle and hidden away behind the grass. No chance! Mark asked me to send his images onto James Lidster. James found a Wilson's Snipe at Porth Hellick earlier this October. There was another reported at the same time also at the latter site.

  This afternoon I was back in the ISBG hide and found 20 Snipe directly in front of the hide actively feeding! And it didn't take long to find Mark's Wilson's Snipe among them. I called everyone to let them know it was here and Nigel Hudson and Martin Goodey turned up. It performed really well showing off it's tail, upper and underwing and was easily picked out from the snipe by it's darker appearance with white tramlines. This was clearly a different individual and the easiest to identify as it shows all the right features out of all three Wilson's Snipe that of turned up this autumn.

Martin Goodey took this pic showing 16 tail feathers Go to Martins website

Like James Lidster said 'They don't get better than this!!'

And here's a Snipe for comparison showing it's underwing 

Can you see which one it is?

Here's a image taken on the 3rd by the finder, Mark Haliday To see more pics go to Mark's

Also at Lower Moors were a single Yellow-browed Warbler, 15+Brambling, 4 Grey Wagtail and including this one, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff

This adult Mediterranean Gull was at the quay

The four below images were all taken by Mark halliday Go to his blog

Yellow-browed Warbler

Mark found this Olive-backed Pipit on Gugh

Viv Stratton's Radde's Warbler at Borough Farm

The scum of Bono, Royal Family, the Tories and a lot more filthy rich are avoiding tax on an epic scale. There cheating the system! Meanwhile, our public services are starved of the resources they need to survive. it's a joke!!

Paradise Papers

ICIJ releases The Paradise Papers

Who is being exposed?

Well there is no surprise that Bono and the Royal Family are on this list and the Tory party deputy chairman and a significant donor, lord ashcroft! The filthy rich and they point a finger and make programs about people pretending to be on the dole and claiming benifit at the same time loosing us millions every year! 
  Lets start off with the Queen. 10m offshore taxes!! I just can't see the BBC making a documentary about the Queen and offshore taxes, can you? It's a joke!! 
  Did anybody get arrested for the Panama Papers? Osborne, Cameron to name a few?? No they didn't and that's the way it's goin to be with the Paradise Papers!
  • The Queen's private estate invested about £10m offshore including a small amount in the company behind BrightHouse, a chain accused of irresponsible lending
This is by no means everything - more will be coming out over the next few days.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists today releases The Paradise Papers, a global investigation that reveals the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.
ICIJ and 95 media partners explored 13.4 million leaked files from a combination of leaked files of offshore law firms and the company registries in some of the world’s most secretive countries.
The files were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, and shared with ICIJ.
The Paradise Papers documents include nearly 7 million loan agreements, financial statements, emails, trust deeds and other paperwork over nearly 50 years from inside Appleby, a prestigious offshore law firm with offices in Bermuda and beyond.
The leaked documents include files from the smaller, family-owned trust company, Asiaciti, and from company registries in 19 secrecy jurisdictions.

The Paradise Papers reveal offshore interests and activities of more than 120 politicians and world leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II whose private estate indirectly invested in a rent-to-own loan company accused of predatory tactics. At least 13 allies, major donors and Cabinet members of U.S. President Donald J. Trump appear, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s interests in a shipping company that makes millions from an energy firm whose owners include Russian President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and a sanctioned Russian tycoon.
The leaked files from Appleby, the offshore law firm, include details of tax planning by nearly 100 multinational corporations, including Apple, Nike and Uber.
ICIJ and its media partners will be publishing multiple stories in the coming days and weeks, including:
  • On Monday afternoon, stories on strategies used by multinational corporations to shift profits to low-tax jurisdictions; and a look into the world of private jets and yachts registered by wealthy owners in offshore tax havens;
  • On Tuesday afternoon, stories that look behind the huge offshore trust funds held by rich and powerful people; how prominent political donors in the U.S. make use of offshore financial structures; and reporting on tax haven shopping sprees by multinational companies in Africa that use shell companies in Mauritius;
  • On Wednesday afternoon, a story about the role of offshore finance in the expansion of the forest industry, sometimes at the expense of the environment and local communities in Asia;
  • More stories on Thursday, Friday and into the next week.
  • ICIJ will also release the structured data connected to the Paradise Papers investigation in the coming weeks on its Offshore Leaks Database.
In the meantime, you can explore the offshore connections of some of the politicians and their associates in the Paradise Papers through our Power Players interactive, and also the offshore connections of 13 of Trump’s allies, major donors and Cabinet members through our Influencers interactive.

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